Why Are L.A. Street Signs Blue? Were They Always?

Our in-house historian has the answer
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Who Built the Shakespeare Bridge?

Thank you for the attractive bridge, taxpayers of yore
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Who Are Those Kids Frolicking on the Walls of the Hollywood Freeway Downtown?

Readers Ask Chris about a mural on the Hollywood Freeway, the Pacific Design Center, and more

What’s the Correct Way to Refer to Local Native American Tribes?

California has more Native American inhabitants than any other state
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Are the California Poppies We See Beside the Freeways Actually Wild?

Readers Ask Chris about robots in Hollywood, that "B" in the mountains, and more
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How long were drive-in theaters around before the first one opened in L.A.?

For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive.Q: How long were drive-in theaters around before the first one opened in L.A.?A: Fifteen months after the experimental...
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What’s With the Old West Theme at Gower Gulch Shopping Center?

It's just like the Wild West—except with a Rite Aid
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Why Are There Stairs Down to the 110 Freeway?

A remnant from the tail end of the streetcar era

What Was L.A.’s First Alternative Newspaper?

You can thank the hippies