Santa Monica College students in Media 20, a history-communications interdisciplinary class, wrote, shot, produced and edited videos to highlight and pay tribute to the history of the Westside.

These videos focus on some of the most interesting stories, reminiscent of what has shaped the culture and present day. Topics touched upon in these videos are the gambling ships that were raided by local authorities before resulting in the Battle of Santa Monica Bay, the women of World War II who made up nearly half of the workforce of the Douglas Aircraft Company and the film industry’s growth and extensive presence in Culver City.

The videos are public and available to view on the main SMC YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/4santamonicacollege.

Mya McCann