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What’s up with the building bearing the Trailer Park sign on Hollywood Boulevard? Are there really mobile homes there?

Based in the black tower overlooking the Chinese Theatre, Trailer Park is a company that creates coming attractions trailers and claims to be the “biggest entertainment marketing and content...

When I was a kid, we always went trick-or-treating at Bob Hope’s house in Toluca Lake, where they handed out whole candy bars. Does his widow keep up the tradition?

The Hope house has long been known for doling out the best Halloween loot, from those full-size candy bars and silver dollars to nose-shaped kazoos and Frisbees imprinted with...

Who is The L.A. Woman?

A bunch of blonds?Uh, no.47% Latina27% White14% Asian9% Black2% Other  Ditzy? Think again. 33% of L.A. women have a college degree. Pampered, spa-going princesses? Please. 60% of L.A. moms...

Why are there several caged roosters by the gardeners’ supplies in the La Brea Tar Pits parking lot?

Those aren’t ordinary roosters; they’re sentinel chickens! Los Angeles County Vector Control keeps flocks housed in several strategic locations to test for mosquito-borne diseases. If one of these birds...

My L.A. to Z: Angela Cartwright

Nine years ago, Joy Bryant made the switch from modeling to acting and the move from New York to Los Angeles. Last December, she and her husband moved from...

Booze Clues

What's with the giant ice? No, that's not a Rubik's Cube in your drink. Those big blocks come courtesy of Los Angeles-based Neve Luxury Ice Company. "The bigger the...

Bottled Wisdom

Leave Your Comfort Zone“A lot of people come to me and say, ‘I’m a pinot grigio drinker.’ If you want to drink what you’re comfortable with, go drink at...

Death Of The Dive Bar

A proper dive bar should be as much about the spirit of its characters (aka alcoholics) as about the lack of polish. I had found a favorite in Rae’s...

Head Cases

With beer bars bubbling up all over town, it's becoming less likely that your favorite brew will arrive in a traditional pint glass or even a frosty mug. There's...

Manny’s Cocktail Taste-Off

Bars all over L.A. may be embracing more traditional drinks, but Manny Aguirre has been mixing in this town for more than 50 years—the last 20 of them at...