Baldwin Hills Dam disaster, 1963

Baldwin Hills Dam disaster, 1963

On the morning of December 14, 1963, a soft, gurgling sound of running water drew the attention of the caretaker at the Baldwin Hills Reservoir in West Los Angeles. Soon, a small crack was detected in the lining of the…

Needles

Needles

‘NEEDLES welcomes you to California’, a big sign shows as the Joad Family passes by in their truck. In the 1940 film adaptation of John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath, they halt and look at what can be seen of…