Photo Essays

Glendora Fire Rages Near Los Angeles

A wildfire raging in Glendora, Calif., grew Thursday to more than 1,700 acres in size. It’s already injured 3 people, destroyed at least five homes and forced...

Los Angeles — Portrait of a City

A stunning collection of photographs from Taschen's new book, [ITALIC "Los Angeles — Portrait of a City"], reveals the city's colorful history

Silver Fire Rages East of Los Angeles

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of more than 1,500 residents in the small towns near the San Jacinto Mountains as the Silver Fire chars communities still...

See the Worst Place to Breathe in America

If you think about smog, you’re probably picturing a major city like Los Angeles, where in the 1960’s and 70’s the air was so bad that smog alerts telling people...

LIFE Goes to a Cat Show, 1952

During National Cat Week in November 1952, Los Angeles hosted more than 300 felines and their owners from all over the country for America’s biggest cat show of...