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Congrats. You Just Lived Through One of the Most Stressful Years in History

Historians from renowned universities say 2020 was historically terrible (but also not the worst)

A Beloved SoCal Drive-In Gets an Encore Thanks to the Pandemic

Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair was sold for redevelopment last year, but uncertain times have staved off the final curtain

A Look Back at the Fascinating History of Hanukkah in Los Angeles

From quaint family gatherings in Victorian times to latke buffets and puppet shows in the postwar era, a brief history of the evolution of the Festival of Lights

Southern California’s Roadside Architecture in All Its Glowing, Midcentury Glory

In the new book 'Gas and Glamour,' photographer Ashok Sinha celebrates the region's most wonderful—and functional—architectural oddities

From Turkey Shoots to PR Stunts, Here’s How L.A. Celebrated Thanksgiving Back in the Day

As we brace for a bummer of a Thanksgiving, why not look back on yesteryear
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A Brief History of L.A. Malls in Movies, Music Videos, and TV Shows

In honor of Billie Eilish's visit to the Glendale Galleria, take a look at other indoor malls' starring roles
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How Thrifty Ice Cream Became a SoCal Institution

How about a sweet diversion on a stressful day?

This Dilapidated Valley Shopping Center Is the Backdrop for Decades of Huge Movies and TV Shows

A look back at the auspicious history of North Hollywood's nearly vacant Valley Plaza, a favorite Hollywood filming location
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The Forgotten History of Bunker Hill, an L.A. Neighborhood That Was All but Erased

A peek at fascinating images from the new book 'Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir'

Why a Local Art Org Is Trying to Save a Nondescript Hollywood Dry Cleaner from Demolition

Corita Art Center is on a mission to see the building at 5518 Franklin Avenue made a Historic-Cultural Monument in honor of its namesake, Corita Kent