A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LOS

Mon, 6 May '24
Día de ___ Muertos (Mexican holiday)
Sat, 4 May '24
Altos might follow this
Sat, 20 Apr '24
___ Santos, fictional setting of Grand Theft Auto V
Fri, 22 Mar '24
Article in El Mundo
Thu, 1 Feb '24
L.A.P.D. head?
Mon, 18 Dec '23
The "L" of U.C.L.A.
Sun, 1 Oct '23
Part of 108-Down
Mon, 24 Jul '23
The "L" of U.C.L.A.
Mon, 19 Jun '23
___ Angeles
Sun, 4 Jun '23
Start of some California city names
Wed, 22 Feb '23
Part of L.A.
Sat, 14 Jan '23
___ Banos, Calif.
Wed, 7 Dec '22
___ Gatos, Calif.
Sun, 28 Aug '22
Part of U.C.L.A.
Tue, 5 Apr '22
___ Gatos, Calif.
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Día de ___ Muertos (Mexican holiday)
Fri, 5 Nov '21
___ Lonely Boys, group with the 2004 hit "Heaven"
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Article from U.C.L.A.?