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The Pet Halloween Costumes that Are Killing Us with Cuteness

Pets wearing costumes is one of the last pure joys we have

Here’s Who’s Really to Thank/Blame for L.A.’s Peacocks

To trace how the exotic birds wound up all over the county, start with a 19th-century tycoon
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L.A. Animal Shelters Are Crawling with Kittens

You can help them manage the rising tide of fur babies

The Very Best Things To Do in L.A. When It’s Rainy and Chilly Outside

Though your instincts tell you to hibernate under 14 blankets at home, the city knows what you really want

As Wild-Caught Species Vanish, Are Lab-Grown Fish the Future?

Overharvesting and climate change are imperiling several species popular on dinner plates—but big-money biotech startups are floating a solution
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L.A. Zoo’s New Baby Gorilla Has a Name Fit for an Angeleno

The zoo's new resident honors a donor's late daughter

An L.A. Bug’s Life

Fret no more. Insects are the good guys

Who’s Been Killing the Feral Peacocks of Palos Verdes?

Some residents love them; others loathe them. The latter sentiment likely explains why so many peafowl have turned up dead in the past few years. Mike Kessler investigates
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One of the Largest Sharks in the World Has Been Spotted off the SoCal Coast

Basking sharks have returned to California for the first time in 30 years