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Does McDonald’s Shoot All Its TV Ads in a Defunct L.A. Restaurant?

Readers Ask Chris about Pacific Park, cemeteries, and more
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Are There Any Lesbian Bars Left in Los Angeles?

Readers Ask Chris about queer watering holes, Metro's seats, and more
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This Beverly Boulevard Landmark Used to Be the Heart and Soul of L.A.

The Art Deco Society looks back at a long-gone Beverly Boulevard landmark and what it meant to the city
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Is Kraft Mac & Cheese Mix the Secret Behind the Smoke House’s Famous Garlic Bread?

Readers Ask Chris about Twin Towers Jail, an eyesore on Melrose, and more
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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'
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A Look Back at California’s Long-Lost Black Beaches and Vacation Spots

In the new book ’Living the California Dream,’ historian Alison Rose Jefferson looks back at leisure’s place in the fight for civil rights
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A Brief History of Food Delivery in Los Angeles

Think Uber Eats is a logistical marvel? Please. Chasen’s delivered its signature chili to Liz Taylor—in Rome
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The Valley’s Most Colorful History Museum Is Expanding Into a Massive New Space

The Valley Relics Museum is spreading its wings at the Van Nuys Airport