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Inside L.A.’s Dark Network of Deserted Underground Tunnels

Exploring the abandoned railway beneath downtown Los Angeles
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Inside Veterans Row, the Tent City That’s Sprung Up Outside the VA

Outside the VA's fenced-in campus, homeless veterans are calling attention to the agency's neglect

Will the Man Behind the Grove Remake the Rest of L.A. in His Own Image?

Developer Rick Caruso’s knack for building high-end shopping centers is matched only by his ability to pour on the charm
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A New Study Finds Reports of a Mass Exodus from California Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

New data is 'disappointing to those who want to write California's obituary'
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The Edge’s 14-Year Battle to Build a Malibu Compound Comes to an End

The U2 guitarist's "environmentally devastating" plan gets the kibosh after a years-long fight

What Happened to All Those Fresh & Easy Supermarkets?

From a plastic surgery clinic to a dollar store to a new Japanese market, here's what became of the defunct chain
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Why Is Google Maps Using a 19th Century Name for an L.A. Neighborhood?

Suddenly, residents of Boyle Heights live in a place called "Brooklyn Heights"
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How Santa Monica Is Trying to Lure People Back to the Third Street Promenade

Can fun chairs, fake grass, and communal pianos make the outdoor mall relevant again?
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The Citizens of Skid Row: A View from Inside the Hub of L.A.’s Unhoused Community

Since the ’70s, this four-square-mile swath of downtown has been a symbol of the city’s urban blight. But for the people who live there, it’s a neighborhood with codes and customs all its own.
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Inside the Effort to Make L.A.’s Low-Income Communities Greener

How the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust brings parks to life