The UCLA Special Collection has made thousands of old news photos available under a Creative Commons license. We now bring some of our favorites to you, and encourage you to check out the entire collection and share your favorites in the comments.

Archive 2
1950, Los Angeles. Suspect Arthur Hall being interviewed by police, as officer displays marijuana plant recovered in raid

Primo Skating Venice
Primo Desidero performing freestyle skateboarding as crowd looks on in Venice Beach, Calif., 1984

Chavez Ravine Residents
Chavez Ravine residents wave good-bye from truck

Taco Truck 1987
Customers at taco catering truck in Los Angeles, Calif., 1987

No Boring Murals
Graffiti stating “No Boring Murals” covering sketch for mural on underpass in Santa Monica, Calif., 1981

Nude Comic Books 1948
Councilman Ed J. Davenport displaying nude comic books in Los Angeles, Calif., 1948

Man with a Van
Man inspecting the crushed velvet interior of a custom conversion van in Los Angeles, Calif., 1975