L.A. Takes Step Toward Loosening Rules on Renting Out Homes for Short Stays — KTLA

Worried about apartment buildings being run like hotels through websites like Airbnb and Vrbo, Los Angeles leaders decided last year to ban people from renting out a home for short stays if it isn’t their main residence. Now, just weeks after the city started enforcing those rules, L.A. is exploring whether to ease its ban…

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#JohnFrusciante to rejoin Red Hot Chili Peppers — fox5sandiego.com

LOS ANGELES — Guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers 10 years after he last left the band, bassist Flea said. The band is “parting ways” with Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced Frusciante after he left in 2009, Flea said on Instagram. The band announced Frusciante’s return “with great excitement, and full hearts”…

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The True Story Behind The Aeronauts — TIME

Today, you can hitch a ride on a hot air balloon anywhere in the world. The Aeronauts, a new movie directed by Tom Harper, takes audiences back to a time when aeronautical expeditions were just taking flight. The Aeronauts follows the adventures of James Glaisher, a scientist, and Amelia Wren, a flamboyant aeronaut…

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How a metal shop inspired Wille’s Tin Shop, Long Beach’s newest distillery — Orange County Register

The iconic Wille’s Tin Shop in Signal Hill may have closed in 2015 after 109 years, but a new business with the same name is honoring that legacy with its own new venture — a distillery. Wille’s Tin Shop pays homage to the renowned metal shop’s history of craftsmanship at the 1000-square-foot distillery…

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Broad Center to Move From Los Angeles to Yale University, Along With $100-Million Gift — KTLA

The Broad Center, which has attracted praise and suspicion for its training of school district leaders, will move from Los Angeles to Yale University, along with a $100-million gift provided by founder Eli Broad, the center announced Thursday. The donation is the largest ever for the Yale School of Management…

via Broad Center to Move From Los Angeles to Yale University, Along With $100-Million Gift — KTLA

Puvungna – the children’s storybook

Puvungna is a story about two kids who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago. Puvungna was inspired by a true story, and the mysterious artifacts the children discovered while seeking adventures in the overgrown fields and along the shoreline near his home.

The real Puvungna is a long-forgotten village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people of Southern California. Puvungna is considered sacred and believed to be the the place of creation and birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva. Today, the last remnants of the village of Puvungna is located near the Pacific Ocean on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.

Tongva, means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. While little is known about the ancient Tongva people today, the names for many of their villages live on as the names of cities and places across Southern California, including Azusa, Cucamonga, Pacoima, Tujunga,Topanga, Cahuenga, and many others.

Puvungna was in print from 1975 until 2009. Previously-owned and former library copies of the book can be found occasionally on eBay and through used book sellers.