Silicon Beach History

June 8, 2023

Juneteenth Celebrations in Los Angeles

Juneteenth Celebrations in Los Angeles:

Honoring Freedom and Empowering Communities



As Juneteenth approaches, the city of Los Angeles is gearing up to commemorate this significant milestone in African American history. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrates the emancipation of enslaved individuals in the United States. In LA ...

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April 18, 2023

Oil Not Views in Marina del Rey?


Oil Not Views in Marina del Rey?


Oils and not view in MDR

In the Distant Past, Many flocked to Marina del Rey For Oil not the Views

Marina del Rey is a beautiful and bustling area of Los Angeles, known for its marina and close proximity to the beach. However, what many people ...

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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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