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How Did Rodeo Drive Become the Most Luxe Street in the Area?

Readers Ask Chris about new museums, a unique bit of In-N-Out architecture, and more
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Manhattan Beach Took Beachfront Land from a Black Family. A Proposal Would Return It to Their Descendants

A California state senator has proposed legislation to return Bruce's Beach to the Bruce family
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What Really Happened to 1960s Starlet Jenny Maxwell?

A relative of the actress and ’Elvis girl’ and a retired LAPD detective think the botched robbery that resulted in Maxwell’s unsolved murder was something much more sinister
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What Happened to the Movie-Star Mural Near the Hustler Store in Hollywood?

Readers Ask Chris about a windowless building in Pasadena, a bygone Venice bakery, and more
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‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ Is the Only John Hughes Movie That Fully Embraced L.A.

Director Howard Deutch looks back at an under-appreciated 1987 teen dramedy that took viewers from the Hollywood Bowl to San Pedro High
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Black History Month Spotlight: Florence Griffith Joyner, Fastest Woman and Fashion Icon

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history
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A Hundred Years Ago, See’s Candies Launched in an L.A. Storefront

A century later, the iconic California candy company remains true to its original recipes—with a few tasty tweaks
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Black History Month Spotlight: Legendary Assemblage Artist Betye Saar

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history
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Black History Month Spotlight: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, California’s First Black Congresswoman

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history
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Black History Month Spotlight: Queer Nightlife Pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams

Every weekday this month, we're profiling fascinating figures from L.A.'s Black history