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Los Angeles City College (LACC) is a public community college in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. A part of the Los Angeles Community College District, it is located on Vermont Avenue south of Santa Monica Boulevard. LACC offers university transferable courses.

Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles City College seal.svg
Former name
Los Angeles Junior College
Type Community college
Established 1929
President Mary Gallagher (interim)
Students 20,598[1]
Location East Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
34°05′13.29″N 118°17′34.44″W / 34.0870250°N 118.2929000°W / 34.0870250; -118.2929000Coordinates: 34°05′13.29″N 118°17′34.44″W / 34.0870250°N 118.2929000°W / 34.0870250; -118.2929000
Campus Urban
Colors Red and Blue[2]
Nickname Cubs
Los Angeles City College logo.svg

The college also offers the Theater Academy, a block program for students pursuing acting, technical side of theater, or costume design.

LACC occupies the former campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).



UCLA campus, c.1922

The LACC campus was originally a farm outside Los Angeles, owned by Dennis Sullivan. It is one of nine separate college campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. When the Pacific Electric Interurban Railroad connected downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood in 1909, the area began to develop rapidly. In 1914, the LA Board of Education moved the teachers' Normal School to the site. The Italian Romanesque campus became the original campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1919. In need of more space, UCLA moved to its present location in Westwood in 1929 and the Los Angeles Board of Education bought the site for $700,000. On September 9, 1929, the campus opened its doors as Los Angeles Junior College with over 1,300 students and 54 teachers. The campus changed its name to Los Angeles City College in 1938.[3]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Logo Styleguide". Retrieved February 6, 2018. 
  3. ^ "History of LACC". Retrieved February 6, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Friend, Larry". Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Gheorghiu, Cristian (July 5, 2012). "KCET interview". Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ Woo, Elaine. "Albert L. Gordon dies at 94; attorney fought for gay rights", Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2009. Accessed September 9, 2009.
  7. ^ Kaufman, Dave (1968). TV 69: Who's Who, What's What in the New TV Season (mass market paperback). New York: Signet. p. 130. 
  8. ^ DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 165.
  9. ^ Department of the Army, Army Executive Biographies, 1985, page 435
  10. ^ "Actress Irene Tsu, an LACC Alum, Talks to LACC Cinema Students About her Film Career", Los Angeles City College News, December 1, 2006
  11. ^ "Community Comes to LACC", Hijo de E-Ho website

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