Lost LA: Wild LA
About This Episode
“Wild L.A.” unwraps the complicated relationship between the city and its natural environment. The program explores the origin of the Santa Ana winds, that infamous weather phenomenon that triggers allergies, fray nerves and alarm fire-prone communities. The episode also examines the demise of the grizzly bear in Southern California, an animal once revered by indigenous peoples but later targeted by Europeans as a threat to safety and security.
Lost LA uncovers the hidden past of Los Angeles through the documents, photos and archives that give a new perspective on the creation of the modern-day city. Hosted by public historian Nathan Masters, each episode brings the primary sources of L.A. history to the screen in surprising ways. Lost LA is a co-production of KCETLink and the USC Libraries.