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This Week in L.A. History: The King of Late Night Bids "A Heartfelt Good Night"

After hosting 4,531 episodes of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson said his goodbye to television audiences in May of 1992. Read more...

This Week in L.A. History: The Oscars Came to Hollywood

As the silent era of film was coming to an end in 1929, Louis B. Mayer and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created a yearly event to honor filmmakers for their work in the industry. Read more...

Linked Out: If The Koch Brothers Purchase the Times, They’ll Have Some Hiring to Do

According to reports, about half of the current Times' staff would decide to quit rather than work for a politically biased newspaper Read more...

Stroke Of Genius: A Q&A With Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg

The record shattering backstroke swimmer, who is being inducted into the Los Angeles CIF Hall of Fame, hung up his flippers in 2005 to open a swim academy. Here he tells us about his favorite pool in L.A., what it's like to coach young swimmers, and where he cools off during the summer Read more...

This Week in L.A. History: The Creator of the Skyhook Retired from Basketball

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the most decorated basketball players of all time, retired at the age of 42 Read more...

This Week In L.A. History: The City Got Its First Mexican American Cultural Center

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is celebrating its second anniversary this week. Read more...

Street Closures: Everyone’s Favorite Reason To Go Car-Free Is Back

Ciclavia, now in its sixth edition, will open up to pedestrians 15 miles of road between downtown L.A. and Venice beach on April 21st for its first event of the year. Read more...

This Week in LA History: Movies Became More Dimensional

Warner Bros. Pictures premiered the first major 3-D feature-length film on April 10, 1953. Read more...

This Week in LA History: Los Angeles Became L.A. Inc.

Los Angeles became an incorporated American city two years after the Mexican-American War. Read more...

This Week in L.A. History: The “Greatest Coach of All Time” Stepped Down

Minutes after the UCLA men’s basketball team defeated Louisville in the 1975 NCAA semifinals, John Wooden announced his retirement. Read more...
 
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