VAN HALEN

In 1977, Ted Templeman Went to Check Out an Unknown Band from Pasadena and Changed Rock History

In this exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, the Warner Bros producer recalls the thrills and terrors of recording Van Halen’s debut
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Exclusive: An Explosive New Biography Reveals the Secret that Almost Destroyed Natalie Wood

This excerpt from 'Natalie Wood: The Complete Biography' details how the actress covered for husband Robert Wagner's alleged bisexuality

‘Slouching Towards Los Angeles’ Is an Escape to L.A. During Quarantine

Steffie Nelson talks about her Joan Didion-inspired book of essays
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Some People Find Jesus on Death Row. Damien Echols Found Magick

Free from prison, Echols of the West Memphis Three details the spiritual lessons he learned on the inside
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Staying in with: Pro Skater Samarria Brevard

Samarria Brevard has been called the “Serena Williams of skateboarding.” If not for pandemic, she’d be prepping for the Olympics right now. Here’s what she’s up to instead.
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How Well Do You Know Griffith Park? A New Guidebook Explores Its Every Nook and Cranny

Just in time for the reopening of L.A.'s trails, hiking expert Casey Schreiner releases the first in-depth guide to Griffith Park

40 Years Later, the Aftermath of a Deadly Bank Robbery Still Lingers in a Small SoCal City

On a spring afternoon in 1980, a gang of heavily armed men terrorized the town of Norco, California
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A Look Back at California’s Long-Lost African American Beaches and Vacation Spots

In the new book 'Living the California Dream,' historian Alison Rose Jefferson looks back at leisure's place in Black people's fight for civil rights
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Next Time You Can’t Get a Rez at Jon & Vinny’s, You Can Make This Pasta at Home

The new cookbook Eat. Cook. L.A. rounds up local chefs’ best dishes

The Brentwood of My Youth—Joan Didion’s Brentwood—Is Long Gone

Growing up in the Westside neighborhood in the late ’70s, I reveled in its affluent simplicity. Now, I hardly recognize it