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One of My Kids Is Going Back to School. One Isn’t. Here’s How We Did the Math

As LAUSD schools prepare to reopen this week, a family reaches a split decision on in-person instruction

When a Celebrated Mid-Century House Becomes a Home

The house Alexandra Becket grew up in has been photographed by Julius Shulman and was recently purchased by Ellen DeGeneres. For her, its value will always be in the stories it holds
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What a Bout of COVID-19 Made Me Realize About My Bond with My Grandmother

For the past 90 years, my Grammy Rita has led a life packed with glamorous highs and dramatic dips. But it wasn’t until she fell ill last year that I appreciated the starring role she’s played in my own life
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Scarlett Johansson Has Become Hollywood’s Canary in a Coal Mine

As the movie industry plots a big summer return, everyone's holding their breath to see if our most versatile actress will help 'Black Widow' soar
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When Life Hands You Lemons…You Eventually Learn to Love Lemons

The pandemic opened our eyes to a lot of things. For Peter Flax, it was the value of a culinary treasure trove in his own backyard
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An Affair to Dismember: My Two Decades Covering Robert Durst

Journalist Lisa DePaulo spent years covering the case of the infamous millionaire murderer—then she became a witness at his trial
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The Mad Dash to Get Angelyne on the Recall Ballot

A member of the L.A. billboard queen's campaign staff recalls an emergency journey to Sacramento
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A Look at Billionaire Eli Broad’s ‘Unreasonable’ Legacy

Why the late businessman and "venture philanthropist" did more than anyone in the last four decades to shape the landscape of Los Angeles
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When It Comes to Visibility, Armenians in America Are Hopeful Change Is on the Horizon

Last year, the war in Artsakh seemed to get buried beneath heaps of pandemic and election news. Now, an American president is poised to acknowledge the 1915 Genocide for the very first time
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How an Iconic 1991 Album Helped Me Find My Place in L.A.

I was a nine-year-old refugee from Iran feeling lost and alone in L.A. Then 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' came out