Congratulations to Dr. Abraham Hoffman and historian Teena Stern for the well written and exceptionally interesting article on Southern California water history in this month's Southern California Quarterly (the Journal of the Historical Society of Southern California - Vol. 89, No. 1). Entitled "The Zanjas and the Pioneer Water Systems for Los Angeles", the article demonstrates how we who share the City of Los Angeles have been dependent on water transportation since the founding of the pueblo many years ago.
Abraham Hoffman is a prolific author who writes on water history, the histories of Southern California minorities and other issues of vital importance to San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles history. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for a year.