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Happy Birthday Mister President

Today is president Barack Obama’s 50th birthday. To celebrate, Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is offering what they describe as “a combination of his favorite foods” (The Iowa chili fries...

Revealed: The Secret Life of Culver City Swimmers

If the people looking out at you from the large-scale photo banners now hanging along Culver Blvd. in Culver City look familiar, here’s why: You might know them. The...

Vintage Cover of the Week – April, 1965

We here at Los Angeles magazine recently celebrated our 50th anniversary in a big way. We’re very proud of our wonderful publication and as much as we are always looking forward to the next...

Falafel Sliders

Chef Jamie Lauren, who you may remember from Top Chef or for her recent work at Venice's Beechwood, recently took the helm at Vodvil, West Hollywood’s new “game room”...

North Hollywood Arson Suspect Arrested

A suspect has been arrested on charges of setting at least 19 fires in North Hollywood since mid-July. Kurt K. Billie, a 34-year-old ex-Marine, was caught setting fire to...

Set A Course For Adventure With the Los Angeles Adventurers’ Club

Every Thursday evening for the last 90 years, the gentlemen of the Los Angeles Adventurers’ Club have gathered to trade tales of risky behavior. I met treasure hunter Roy...

Girls’ Getaway

Nikki Beach at Tropicana Las Vegas Suit up in swimwear and hit Nikki Beach at Tropicana Las Vegas. The afternoon-to-evening goal: pool party! The recently launched beach club conjures thoughts...

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Recap: Bachelorette Ashley Gets Engaged!

Welcome back to Fiji, where Ashley’s “ready to walk away with her husband.” And thank God, ‘cause it’s the season finale! But before Mr. and Mrs. Ashley can walk off...

Where’s Chris? 8/1/11

Hello friends! Your Ask Chris columnist here. I've been poking around LA County and spotted this neat place. Where was I? Be the first to guess correctly and win...