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Crossed Signals

A streak of green lights can make even the most godless of drivers thank deities. Next time direct your praise to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control system (ATSAC) Read more...

Quarried Away

Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass has drawn both praise and censure since its June 2012 debut at LACMA. Here’s how L.A.’s giant rock holds up Read more...

Step Class

Showman Sid Grauman claimed he struck PR gold when actress Norma Talmadge accidentally walked on wet cement outside his Chinese Theatre in 1927. Here’s how the Forecourt to the Stars gets set Read more...

Real Steel

The Watts Towers are among the most revered works of American folk art on the West Coast. Here’s a closer look at the masterpiece Read more...

The Jets Set

Since 2002, millions of shoppers have stopped at the Grove’s fountain to take in the musical dancing waters. Here is how it works Read more...

Film Forum

The Cinerama Dome, home to the vintage wide-screen Cinerama format (think of it as the IMAX of its day), turns 50 on November 3. In honor of the iconic theater, which was renovated by its ArcLight Cinema owners in 2002, we take a closer look under the lid Read more...

Mars Rover

After 352 million miles, Curiosity landed on Mars in August of last year. See how it runs. Read more...

Making Waves

Here’s a breakdown of the Pacific’s most treacherous tidal phenomenon and the strategy for not getting sucked in Read more...

Sticking Point

The La Brea Tar Pits make up the richest Ice Age fossil site in the world and have been excavated since the early 20th century. We peek into the depths of a prehistoric attraction Read more...

Land o’ Lake

Echo Park Lake is set to reopen on June 15. Take a sneak peek at the new amenities for parkgoers—both human and avian—to enjoy Read more...
 
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