Silicon Beach History

Feb. 14, 2023

A Guide to Iconic Hotels






Real Estate Landmarks in Los Angeles:

A Guide to Iconic Hotels

Looking to book a stay at a historic Los Angeles hotel? Check out these city gems that may be the ideal fit for your vacation in Los Angeles.


LA is one of the ...

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June 3, 2021

Ballona Creek Birds

Los Angeles Wildlife

Exploring Ballona Creek


Ballona Creek, as we know it now, is a flood control channel. Waters from the Baldwin Hills and across Santa Monica drain into Ballona Creek. During the rainy season, pollutants like trash and chemicals run into the creek. 


Thankfully, a non-profit ...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Black History Month in Los Angeles

Black History Month in LA

Books in Black Wooden Book Shelf

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses


The United States government has officially recognized Black History Month since 1976. Still, national celebrations of Black history began when the Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrated Black history during the second week of February in ...

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Feb. 6, 2020

Santa Monica Canyon—The Countryside of Santa Monica


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Jan. 29, 2020

The Venice Canals


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Jan. 23, 2020

One Man's Dream: The History of Marina del Rey


Today, Marina del Rey is one of the most popular spots in Silicon Beach for tourists, watersports enthusiasts and businessmen alike. But in 1887, Marina del Rey was nothing more than one man’s dream.

The Dream

M. C. Wicks was a real estate agent who envisioned turning the Playa ...

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Feb. 21, 2019

Marina del Rey and it's Rich History in Oil




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March 26, 2018

The Allure of the Santa Monic Canyon

Photo via Creative Commons


Santa Monica is one of the most sought-after places to live in Southern California, and the Santa Monica Canyon is one of the most exclusive parts of this community.


Santa Monica Canyon, known simply as the "The Canyon" to the people who call it ...

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July 6, 2017

Tour the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey

Every year the Friends of Ballona Wetlands hosts an informational get together to educate the public on the Salt Marshes and Dunes in Playa del Rey.  Come on by at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 7th to learn about our coastal ecosystem and explore this area that ...

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May 13, 2016

How Howard Hughes Shaped West Silicon Beach

Photo: SDASM Archives

Howard Hughes was an aviator, engineer, movie producer, entrepreneur, and one of the most successful businessmen that the country has ever seen. During his life, he was known as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. This financial success helped build the areas ...

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