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Arrivals and Departures: Two Record-Breaking Journeys Set to Travel Though L.A.

The City of Angels has proven to be a popular destination point in epic journeys. Los Angeles Times editor Charles Lummis famously walked here from Cincinnati in 1884, and now three modern day travelers are out to set new travel records. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: The Birth of Kwanzaa

Maulana Karenga, a professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach creates Kwanzaa for African-Americans to develop a sense of community and celebrate African culture. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: The Voice of the Roaring ‘20s is Silenced

The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a massive heart attack in his Hollywood apartment while working on his final book, The Love of the Last Tycoon. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: Art in the Hills

The 1.3 billion-dollar Getty Center, founded by oil tycoon J.Paul Getty and funded by the Getty Trust, opened its doors to the public. Read more...

12 Days Till Doomsday: 9 Tips To Help You Transition From Pre to Post-Apocalypse Should the Prophecy of the Mayan Calendar Prove True

Whether or not you believe Doomsday is upon us, it's always good to be prepared for a natural disaster. Here are 9 tips to make post-apocalypse life a little easier. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: Black and White and Read All Over

The first edition of the Los Angeles Daily Times (now the Los Angeles Times) is published. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: The Skid Row Slasher Strikes

Vaughn Orrin Greenwood, later dubbed the Skid Row Slasher, kills his first of nine victims in the span of two months. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: Silver Screen Thrills

Michael Jackson premieres his iconic 14-minute video for Thriller in a Westwood theater for a week to qualify for the Oscars. Read more...

It Happened This Week in L.A. History: The 99% Take to The Streets

Angelenos took to the streets of L.A. protesting the Wall Street bailouts Read more...

Get a Sneak Peek of UCLA’s Brand New Pauley Pavilion

Bruins and sports fans alike can rejoice in the reopening of the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion at UCLA. The $136 million project to upgrade the arena started in May 2010 and took approximately 33 months to complete. The doors will finally open for two games this weekend, with the men and women’s basketball teams being the first to compete in the revamped center. Read more...
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