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Is the 18th Street gang really on 18th Street?

Yes, and on 11th, 12th, and 17th, too. Rather than swing by for a visit (Ask Chris isn’t one to pack heat), I consulted with Alex Alonso of the...

I was riding in a helicopter above downtown recently and saw giant numbers, most of them “10s,” in circles on the helipads of the buildings. What do they represent?

If you owned the building and your chopper wasn’t loaded with lead, you could have landed on one of those pads—the numbers indicate the weight limit (“10” is shorthand...

There’s a great mod building at the top of Topanga Canyon that looks like a church. Was it once a nudist camp?

Modernism + bare necessities? Clearly this was something I had to investigate in person. Alas, aside from one senior senorita in a bathing suit, everyone was fully clothed at...