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CityDig: This 1946 Map of the Hollywood Hills Bird Streets Sings a Song of Intrigue

Murder, mansions, Jennifer Aniston—this posh bit of the city has seen it all

CityDig: Sipping Black Gold from the Center of La Cienega Boulevard

Petroleum provided the raw materials for the gasoline that powered Angelenos’ automobiles as well as the asphalt on which they drove, so in one sense the middle of La Cienega Boulevard was a fitting place for an oil derrick.