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Southern California Is Having a Pandemic Real Estate Boom

Home prices and sales have surged, but the good news doesn't extend to most renters

Santa Monica Has Made a Mess of Investigating Last Spring’s Public Safety Disaster

Thousands of dollars were spent on a report on what went wrong the day looters ransacked the city, but it never saw the light of day
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The Standard, Hollywood Is Closing—but Giorgio’s Will Live On

After 22 years, the pandemic has spelled the end of the stylish Sunset Strip fixture
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Everyone’s Buzzing About Biohacking, but Will It Actually Help You Live Longer?

From Santa Monica to Silicon Valley, a growing band of new age techies is leading a health revolution. Is the path to immortality really paved with ozone enemas and cryotherapy sessions?
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L.A. County Plans to Align with Purple Tier Status and Allow Outdoor Dining

Other activities that were restricted under the regional stay-at-home order will be allowed starting today
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Meet the Pizza-Dough Maestro Behind Some of L.A.’s Best Pies

When media moguls and big-name chefs need help perfecting their pizzas, Noel Brohner is their go-to guy
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Disneyland Is Giving Another Controversial Attraction a Non-Racist Makeover

After years of complaints, the Jungle Cruise will no longer negatively depict native people

America’s Biggest Movie Theater Chain Is No Longer on the Brink of Disaster—and It Only Took $917 Million

Despite a disastrous pandemic year, a big infusion of cash has AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron optimistic about the future of cinemas
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Compton Mayor Aja Brown Will Not Seek Reelection

After leading the city for seven years, Mayor Brown says she will be looking for new ways to serve the community