How much do you know about the history of Los Angeles? What about the African contributions to Los Angeles? One individual in particular, Pío de Jesus Pico, was especially influential in the history of this major US city. In fact, his family’s surname is present all over Los Angeles today. Read more about Pio Pico, one of the most interesting figures in California’s history–who lived on land that, in his lifetime alone, was ruled by Spain, Mexico, and the US–in this fascinating article.