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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]


Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thons create Wikipedia articles for artists and aspects of cultural history overlooked in the online encyclopedia. Organized by California Institute of the Arts’ online magazine East of Borneo, edit-a-thon volunteers work from a crowd sourced list of topics to build a more diverse and accurate online chronicle of the Southern California scene. The fourth Unforgetting L.A. write-in will focus on creating Wikipedia articles for unrepresented art spaces and publications. The list of proposed articles currently includes Brockman Gallery, the Foundation for Art Resources, and artists’ magazines The Dumb Ox, Straight Turkey, and Choke.

calartswikipediaThe next edit-a-thon will take place Saturday, June 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at 356 S. Mission Rd., a new visual and performing arts space located at 356 South Mission Road in downtown Los Angeles. Tutorials on Wikipedia guidelines and policies will be given every hour on the hour. Both beginners and experienced Wikipedia editors are welcome to participate.  Click here for more details.

“Training new editors is one important way that we can broaden the scope of Wikipedia’s art coverage, making the online encyclopedia more diverse and accurate. There are so many reasons that art histories become marginalized—gender, race, but also practices that are collaborative, political, controversial, or simply less market-friendly. It’s an exciting thing to witness those historical gaps being filled in by our meet-up volunteers, many of whom have never contributed to Wikipedia before,” said East of Borneo executive editor Stacey Allan.

New Wikipedia articles written by Unforgetting L.A. editors include those on assemblage artist George Herms, Asian-American art specialist and curator Karin Higa, pioneering environmental graphic designer Deborah Sussman, architect Zelma Wilson—who worked with Richard Neutra and Victor Gruen—and Noah Purifoy, co-founder of the Watts Towers Art Center. In December 2013, the edit-a-thon at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture created nearly a dozen articles for women in architecture and design. The next meetup, at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in March 2014, addressed unrepresented artists, curators and organizations active in the years since the museum’s inception in the 1980s.

“Wikipedia will only contain ‘the sum of all human knowledge’ if its editors are as diverse as the population itself: we can help make that happen,” said Sue Gardner, former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

“We’re one part of a larger movement that sees art museums and others embracing Wikipedia as a way to share specialized knowledge online, in a way that makes it far more accessible than it would be in an exhibition catalogue or an archive. All of the research and scholarship that was generated through the Getty’s Pacific Standard Timeproject, for example, can be used to create Wikipedia entries for those otherwise forgotten figures, and their new presence online can encourage further writing and research.”

Unforgetting L.A. is an initiative of East of Borneo, an online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles, published by California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Since its launch in October 2010, East of Borneo has been lauded in The Huffington Post as “a new model for online magazines,” celebrated in art and design publications including Artforum.com, Art in America, Flavorpill, KCET’s Artbound, and Design Observer, and nominated “Best Arts & Culture Site” finalist by the readers of the LA Weekly for their 2012 Web Awards. More information about East of Borneo can be found in the media kit available for download here: http://bit.ly/NpZKmv

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Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Skylight Books in Downtown Los Angeles will host author and CalArts alum Johanna Hedva (Art MFA 2013, Critical Studies MA 2014) to discuss Hedva's 2018 book, "On Hell," with fellow CalArtian Asher Hartman (Art MFA 03) on Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
CBRE announced a full-service provider to the entertainment industry leased an industrial building in Valencia for $7.7 million.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
The 91st Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories will be announced in a two-part live presentation on Tuesday via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms – Twitter, YouTube, Facebook – a satellite feed and local broadcasters.
Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
The public is invited to Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park’s 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., featuring a talk by anthropologist Dr. Bruce Love and a flint knapping demonstration by master flintknapper Gary Pickett.
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Santa Clarita Studios, an independent studio operator, has leased a 109,379 square-foot industrial building in Valencia, CBRE announced Wednesday.
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Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Holly Schroeder will be the keynote speaker at the Valley Industry Association's monthly luncheon on Jan. 29 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives have asked for the public's help to identify and catch two men suspected of burglarizing a home in the May Way area of Canyon Country Friday afternoon.
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The Castaic Union School District and Los Angeles International Academy are partnering to bring Chinese students to district classrooms from their sister schools in China this week and next.
Jan. 22: Castaic Schools to Welcome Chinese Exchange Students
The National Weather Service has extended its weekend wind advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley through noon Wednesday, as the Los Angeles County Health Officer alerts residents of local mountains and the Antelope Valley to continuing cold temperatures through Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
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A trio of players from the Cougars' historic 2018 conference championship team will continue their playing careers together after committing to Warner Pacific University.
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Preparing for Monday's national holiday commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger shared King's powerful lesson with a group of youngsters at the Quartz Hill Library last week.
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iLEAD Schools, a network of free, public charter schools in California, Hawaii and the Midwest, is commemorating the 8th annual National School Choice Week with a series of events across its campuses Jan. 21-26.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will commemorate the 91st anniversary of the second worst disaster in California history with its annual St. Francis Dam Disaster lecture and bus tour to the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon to be held on Saturday, March 9.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Newhall (Zone 6) for Jan. 7-13, 2019.
Crime Blotter: Spousal Assault, Grand Theft in Newhall
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Bank of Santa Clarita announced Friday that for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018, bank earnings continue at record levels, as net earnings for the quarter totaled $795,000, more than doubling its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to develop a plan to increase the number of mental health hospital beds in the county.
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The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Jan. 22, starting at 1 p.m.
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The city of Santa Clarita wants to remind residents they can receive permit assistance from the comfort of their home or office by using the Online Permit Center available at santa-clarita.com/PermitCenter.
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The St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein (both D-California), according to a Harris tweet Thursday.
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The fifth day of the Los Angeles teacher strike began Friday with bargaining talks and a union rally, capping off a tumultuous week for parents, students and educators.
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