Catapult Alumni | Nonfiction
Some History of Bakersfield

Kern County Turning Points

Feb 11, 2020

In the beginning of this century a real estate agent told me the Longridge Estates was the most suitable Valley neighborhood to erect a home of distinction. My future wife and I drove up Longridge Avenue in amazement. I knew I had chanced upon a link to Los Angeles’ core. The August 19, 1937 edition […]

Nov 6, 2018
Catapult Alumni | Nonfiction
University of California, Los Angeles 1940s

University of California, Los Angeles. The Westwood campus. My guess, the 1940s. UCLA came into existence as the State Normal School in 1881. Its original location is where the Los Angeles Central Library sits facing Fifth Street across from the tallest building in Los Angeles, the US Bank Building. The State Normal School was a […]

Sep 6, 2017