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How I Infiltrated One of L.A.’s Most Vicious Motorcycle Gangs—and Lived to Talk About It

ATF agent Darrin Kozlowski went deep undercover to take down the Hollywood chapter of the Vagos

There’s a Sudden Burst of Color in L.A.’s Improv Scene

And troupes like the Black Version are lighting the way

The Cop Who Became a Robber

Randy Adair was a celebrated LAPD detective. In his retirement, he knocked off banks.

10 Intense Southern California Trails For Avid Hikers

If you provide the boots and the gumption, we’ll get you there. A secret waterfall. A lost mountain city. A wild river gorge. Time to hit the trail

The Hollywood Exec and the Hand Transplant That Changed His Life

In just 30 hours, a superfit reality TV producer went from the top of his game to the precipice of death. What happened next would teach him everything about grace, resolve, and the power of love.
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In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?

A writer and former neighbor is still trying to put the pieces together
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This Sperm Donor Didn’t Think Much About His Side Gig—Until 20-Plus Children Surfaced

Decades after a stint as a prolific sperm donor, Peter Ellenstein’s biological brood continues to grow
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Can the Los Angeles We Know Survive the Death of Its Trees?

L.A.'s 6 million trees keep us healthy—and they are all in jeopardy
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L.A. Foster Parents Face an Agonizing Reality

Couples who foster may fall in love with children only to have them taken away; but for many, the risk is worth the reward
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A Record-Setting Marathon Champ Was Accused of Cheating—Weeks Later, He Was Dead

Dr. Frank Meza had found himself at the center of a media firestorm before his body was discovered in the L.A. River