Can the L.A. River Be Saved? by Mike Davis, 1989

"Lewis Macadams points toward the ancient smokestack of the Edison Electric Plant. Thick grids of trackage, classification and storage yards, lumber and produce depots, breweries, foundries, and slum housing. Sixty thousand blue-collar workers and their families were crowded in the stretch of downtown between the river and Alameda Street from Elysian Park to Washington Boulevard."

Dawn at the Stronghold Climbing Gym, by Arthur Robert Mullen III, February 2019

"Photographs (including the sunrise self portrait) by Arthur Mullen, February 2019."

Kern River No. 1 Power Plant of the Edison Electric Company, Los Angeles, August 31, 1907

"The Kern River No. 1 transmission line terminates in Los Angeles, 117 miles from the power plant, at the steam and transformer station known as Los Angeles No. 3. This station is constructed to receive, transform and distribute to the local sub-stations power transmitted from the company's water-power plants on Santa Ana River, Mill Creek, Lytle Creek and Kern River, and also contains a large steam auxiliary plant to supplement the water- generated power. It receives power at 60,000 and 30,000 volts and generates and distributes at 16,000 and 2300 volts."

Synchronous Condensers in High-Tension System, by J. W. Andree

"52,500 Kva. of Synchronous Condenser Capacity is Used for the Extensive High-Tension System of the Southern California Company — Functions of Condensers Discussed — How Equipment Is Operated for Maximum Economy"

Credit for the Header Images

"A big thank you to the institutions who make discovering the history of Los Angeles so much fun. Recommended websites for those interested in taking a historical deep dive include: The Huntington Digital Library, USC Libraries Digital Collections, and the Los Angeles Library Digital Photo Collection."