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boyz n the hood

How ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Shined a Spotlight on This South L.A. Street 30 Years Ago

Three decades ago, John Singleton's groundbreaking film turned Cimarron Street into a beloved L.A. landmark—and it's still celebrated today
randys donuts

Randy’s Donuts Says It’s Been Famous Since ’62. History Tells a Different Story

Turns out the Inglewood landmark is a decade older than its boxes and merch claim
bruce's beach

Manhattan Beach Took Beachfront Land from a Black Family. L.A. County Has Voted to Give It Back

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to return Bruce’s Beach to the Bruce family
vermont knolls

A New Book on L.A.’s Historic Places Is Eye-Opening Even for Longtime Angelenos

Author and preservationist Ken Bernstein shows off some of L.A.’s 1,200 designated Historic-Cultural Monuments—many of them lesser known—in 'Preserving Los Angeles'
covid marathon

A Year Ago Today, L.A. Began Its Battle Against a Strange, New Threat Called the Coronavirus

On March 4, 2020, Mayor Garcetti declared a local emergency in response to a virus that still seemed like a remote menace. Here's what unfolded over a few crucial days
see's candies 100

A Hundred Years Ago, See’s Candies Launched in an L.A. Storefront

A century later, the iconic California candy company remains true to its original recipes—with a few tasty tweaks

10 Famous Filming Locations from Steve Martin’s ‘L.A. Story’

From a WeHo apartment building to a freeway in the Valley, we revisit spots from the classic satire
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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