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This Sperm Donor Didn’t Think Much About His Side Gig—Until 20-Plus Children Surfaced

Decades after a stint as a prolific sperm donor, Peter Ellenstein’s biological brood continues to grow

A Spanish-Speaking Clown’s Burbank-Filmed Talk Show Has Become a Cultural Bridge

Not far from where the Tonight Show was filmed, Noches con Platanito is transcending late-night TV
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In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?

A writer and former neighbor is still trying to put the pieces together

There’s a Sudden Burst of Color in L.A.’s Improv Scene

And troupes like the Black Version are lighting the way

An Intense Look Back at the Griffith Park Fire of 2007

Los Angeles experiences more wildfires than any other American city

The Conjugal Visit

He’s a lifer. She married him anyway.

Meet the Man Who Made a Fortune Cashing in on the Hidden Chinese Wealth of San Gabriel Valley

David Lee keeps the area’s super-wealthy stocked with luxury goods

The Queen of Florencia

A mother of four, Arlene Rodriguez lived a double life as the first female shot caller for the Florencia 13 Gang, and a real estate agent

How a Ballet Dancer Reinvented UCLA Gymnastics, Survived Cancer, and Inspired a Community

Miss Val can’t teach you to cartwheel, but she has changed how young gymnasts think about the sport—and themselves

The Cop Who Became a Robber

Randy Adair was a celebrated LAPD detective. In his retirement, he knocked off banks.