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What is that tiny bridge on the 210 near Marengo?

Image courtesy of wikipedia.org In 1972, after Pasadena residents complained about highway noise and visual pollution, parts of the 210 were built below grade—city streets were scooped out to create...

Mad Props: What to Know Before You Vote… About Prop 32

What It’s All About: Prop 32 prohibits unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds to contribute to state and local political campaigns. It also bans government contractors from contributing to...

Because Starched Tablecloths Are So Out, They’re In

Silver Lake historian Peter Moruzzi roamed the country in search of restaurants that offer a vintage night out. Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants (Gibbs Smith, $30) is...

Exclusive: A Q&A With Game On Dude, the Hollywood Gold Cup Winner Now Headed to the Breeders’ Cup Classic

The Breeders’ Cup Classic, which migrates from track to track around the U.S., is the richest weekend in American horse racing. This year the country’s top horseflesh comes to...

Strange Frequency: LA Scanner Tweets Hyperlocal News For Laughs

A dude goes for a 1 a.m. stroll in downtown—with an Uzi. A Jeep drag-races an Aston Martin in West L.A. A transvestite in pink throws a love seat...

The Life Of Python: L.A.’s Wild Past Inspires Cartoon Biopic About Graham Chapman

Best remembered as “the dead one from Monty Python” (at least by his fellow Pythoners), Graham Chapman met John Cleese at Cambridge. The two were joined by Terry Jones,...

Breaking Badass: How (And Why) Our Style Editor Became Heisenberg

LA mag deputy editor Nancy Miller had some questions for style editor Linda Immediato after witnessing her Walter White-to-Heisenberg metamorphosis this Halloween... Where the hell did you get this idea...

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

 1 Carol Biondi Commissioner L.A. County Commission for Children and Families See her nominees2 Rabbi Naomi Levy Founder Nashuva See her nominees3 Jeanie Buss Executive Vice President Los Angeles Lakers See her nominees4 Janis Spire President and CEO Alliance for Children's Rights See her nominees5 Barbara...

Is it true that Bob Keane, who was Ritchie Valens’s producer, had something to do with shipping sand from Manhattan Beach to Waikiki?

Photograph courtesy flickr.com/TurtleStay There’s a plaque in Manhattan Beach that says Kuhn Brothers Construction began sending sand to Waikiki in the 1920s. One of those brothers was Bob’s dad (the...

Kids’ Meal

Illustration by Tim Bower I will not talk to you about where the best burger in the city is. Or the best cupcake. Because I am not a small child....