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Landmark Theatres' Pico Location to Close at End of May

Movie-goers took to Twitter today with sadness and concern for L.A.'s dwindling supply of arthouse film theaters following news that the Landmark Theatres Pico location will close its doors at the end of the month after 15 years.  

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El Matador State Beach In Malibu Is America's Most Beautiful

El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California, just may be the most beautiful beach in the entire United States.

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Long Beach—the coastal city where Los Angeles County meets Orange County.

Long Beach—the coastal city where Los Angeles County meets Orange County.


Birthplace to Snoop Dogg and Frank Ocean, and home to many of Los Angeles' beloved local businesses that contributes to its busy dining and shopping scene, Long Beach is truly a g

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Traveling Via LAX? Here's What You Need To Know

The airport says up to 3.5 million travelers are expected for the holidays — making it a prime time for omicron to spread.

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Sunset Strip Locations Time Warp to 1970s for Daisy Jones & the Six Series

The Viper Room, Sunset Liquor Store, and Whisky a Go Go are among locations on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip currently time warping back to the 1970s. It’s all part of Amazon Prime’s Daisy Jones & The Six production based on the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel.

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Los Angeles was voted the most expensive, inconvenient city in North America. Congrats?

On the flip side, we’re the most creative city on the continent.

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The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles

Make the most of your day off with these easy, affordable and quick day trips from Los Angeles to SoCal beaches, wineries, ranches and more.

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LA's Staples Center Reopening: Behind the Pandemic Safety Precautions

The Staples Center in Los Angeles will become the first California arena to reopen tonight, ending a COVID-19 closure that dragged on for 400 days.

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The Arclight Closed: Why Losing This Tiny Theater Chain Means So Much | IndieWire

The 18 Arclight and Pacific theaters represented about 100 screens — and the belief that they were too important to fail.

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As LA Eases Restrictions, the City’s Beloved Dive Bars Begin to Plan for Reopening - Eater LA

As the county plans to move into the less restrictive orange tier, some of LA’s most popular drinking dens could once again serve alcohol on-site

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Vienna Pastry Makes Good On Its Threat, Is Now Permanently Closed | What Now Los Angeles

Vienna Pastry last week warned it would have to close its Santa Monica doors of 65 years for good if it did not quickly receive a cash infusion to pay down...

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Capitol Studios Shutters its Mastering Division - Variety

The mastering department of the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood is being closed down. The recording studios will continue to operate.

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New drive-in opens in Hollywood in December

The Arena Cinelounge Drive-In opens Dec. 1 in a parking lot behind the Egyptian Theater.

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A Eulogy for L.A.’s Fallen Restaurants

Let us toast the fantastic local eateries lost to COVID-19.

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55 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [8-27-2020 to 9-2-2020]

This week, we've got online music and film festivals, outdoor dining pop-ups and music video screenings, new podcasts, drive-in comedy, virtual cooking classes, and more.

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54 Things to Do in L.A. This Week (8-13-2020 to 8-19-2020)

This week, we've got comedy drive-ins, free ice cream, a summer potluck contest, outdoor spin classes, Nisei Week’s first online festival, takeout and delivery deals, online art openings, DIY cake kits, and more.

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Here’s Looking at You, Auburn, Somni: Remembering beloved restaurants that LA lost to the pandemic

A number of LA restaurants — high-end and casual — are permanently closing during the pandemic, and each closing affects families of owners and employees. The closures ripple out to all the different industries that service restaurants.

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California salon, barbershop owners vow to reopen indoor operations next week | KTLA

Hundreds of salons and barbershops across the state are vowing to reopen indoors on Aug. 17, KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento reported Sunday. Currently, they are only allowed to operate outdoors if their county is not on the state’s COVID-19 monito

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39 Things to Do in L.A. This Week (7-30-2020 to 8-5-2020)

This week, we've got a Thai film drive-in, an online dessert fest, a delivery wings fest, interactive plays and games, panels, lectures, and more.

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Why officials aren't alarmed by spiking coronavirus numbers - Los Angeles Times

Bartenders over the weekend began mixing drinks, gyms turned on elliptical machines and nail salons began polishing away as Los Angeles County reopened more of its economy even as coronavirus cases continued to rise.

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LA City Council Moves Forward With Proposed Budget Cuts To LAPD – CBS Los Angeles

The committee voted to send the proposed cuts to the full council, which will consider directing city staff to compile a report that would examine how the reductions could be made without impacting basic policing services.

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Here is what can now reopen in L.A. County, and here is what is still closed

Malls? Movie theaters? Hair salons? Here's a look at which L.A. County businesses can now open and which ones are still closed.

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L.A. County Considers If Some Cities Can Reopen Faster Than Others

According to L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, some individuals cities have asked about reopening faster than the rest of the county. Barger has asked both Los Angeles County Counsel and the Dept. of Public Health to provide an analysis on the possib

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Gov. Newsom releases guidelines to reopen dine-in restaurants, malls, offices and more in California

Governor Gavin Newsom released guidelines that dine-in restaurants, office buildings, shopping malls and other businesses across California will be required to follow in order to reopen.

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Stage 2 Reopening, Indie Theaters in Distress, and Other Stories You Missed From We Like L.A.

This week, we covered independent theaters struggling for answers in the face of COVID-19 and conducted interviews that shed light on the state of L.A.'s restaurant scene. We also offered a breakdown of the 5 stages of California's reopening and what open

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Now Anyone in L.A. Can Get a COVID-19 Test, Even Without Symptoms

Los Angeles becomes the first major U.S. city to allow anyone to get a free COVID-19 test, even if they don't have symptoms.

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40 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-30-2020 to 5-6-2020)

This week, we've got fitness raves, witchy cocktail shows, magical hotlines, online film fests, so much theater, and more.

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44 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-23-2020 to 4-29-2020)

This week, we've got a new horror audio drama, an interactive ritual, an Instagram scavenger hunt, an online pottery class, drawing tutorials, at-home HAMILTON education, virtual wine tastings, and more.

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52 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You're Safer at Home (4-16-2020 to 4-22-2020)

This week, we've got digital jigsaw puzzles of L.A. landmarks, still life painting and photography tutorials, a photo contest, activities for families and kids, phone-based thriller games, trivia and more.

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L.A. has a coronavirus eviction ban, but landlords are finding ways to demand rent

Landlords in Los Angeles are pushing tenants to agree to repayment plans far more onerous than what's required under new laws passed to prevent evictions.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Looking for a job? Here's a list of companies hiring in Southern California

While the coronavirus has led to shuttered businesses and massive layoffs, here are some of the companies need more workers.

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Local doctor with Dignity Health Southern California says key differences between LA, New York play factor in spread of Covid-19

Dr. Testa says there are a few key differences between New York and LA that may be contributing to the volume of cases and the spread of the virus.

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L.A. Chefs Offer Recipes, Online Cooking Classes

Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen and Lauren Koeppe of Create Hospitality are here to help you cook at home (and interact with people online while you do it).

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How to Abide by the 'Safer at Home' Order Issued by L.A. and the State

Forty million people have been asked to stay in their homes unless they need to leave for "essential" purposes

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Coronavirus causes LA’s Philippe the Original to close for first time in more than 100 years

Philippe the Original in Los Angeles, is always bustling with locals and tourists in search of the Chinatown mainstay’s french dipped sandwiches. But not on Monday or in the near future.

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37 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (2-24-20 to 2-28-20)

This week, from Monday, February 24 to Friday, February 28, features Free IHOP Pancakes on National Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday Celebrations, Two Bit Circus Beta Night, a Cheese & Comedy night at GCM, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes latest exhibit "afroLAtinidad

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Fire Breaks out at West LA Homeless Encampment - WestsideToday

LAFD: no investigation into Monday morning fire The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) put out a fire that broke out...

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'Gentefied' on Netflix confronts L.A.'s gentrification crisis - Los Angeles Times

Netflix's "Gentefied," executive produced by America Ferrera, confronts gentrification in Boyle Heights. Can it avoid contributing to the problem?

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35 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (1-31-2020 to 2-2-2020)

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2 features Night of Ideas at NHM, the Golden Dragon Parade, winter exhibition opening at The Hammer, Photo LA, Super Bowl food specials, and MUCH more.

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28 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (1-3-2020 to 1-5-2020)

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is…

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44 Awesome Things To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in L.A. (11-28-2019 to 12-1-2019)

This Thanksgiving weekend in L.A. from Thursday, November 28 to Sunday, December 1 features Thanksgiving dining specials, Christmas in The Wizarding World, Queen Mary Christmas, Mar Vista Art Walk, Pumas in the Park, a dance workshop at CAAM, the Hollywoo

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46 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (9-30-19 to 10-4-19)

This week, from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, features Nights of the Jack, a Tito’s Vodka & Tito’s Tacos party, Freeform’s Halloween Town, Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Dumpling & Beer Festival, Haunted Little Tokyo and MUCH more.

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32 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (9-9-19 to 9-13-19)

This week, from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, features Twilight Concerts On The Pier, Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk, Brian Wilson & The Zombies at The Greek Theatre, Moonlight Yoga at LA River, Son of Monsterpalooza and MU

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43 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (9-6-2019 to 9-8-2019)

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8 features The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival, Muse 'til Midnight at LACMA, Downtown Long Beach Buskerfeest, The Moon Festival Spectacular and MUCH more.

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It was the Coliseum’s mystery mural, until a teenage detective solved its 50-year puzzle

It took a curious high school student to uncover who painted the flaming sun mural beneath the massive archway at the stadium.

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How to Do Summer in LA!

After an uncharacteristically chilly winter, summer is finally peaking through the clouds in LA! Get ready for a season of sun, friends, lots of beach time, live music, outdoor movies, and plenty of good eating and drinking. Consider this page your one-st

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47 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (6-7-2019 to 6-8-2019)

This weekend, from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 features Chinatown Summer Nights, Butterflies & Brews, BoldPas in Old Pasadena, DTLA Donut Festival, The Groundlings' Diversity Festival, Salsa Music Festival and MUCH more.

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44 Awesome Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend in L.A. (5-24-2019 to 5-27-2019)

This Memorial weekend, from Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27 features Fiesta Hermosa, Valley Greek Festival, Topanga Days, L.A. Zinefest, free admission at LACMA, a number of Memorial Day remembrance events and MUCH more.

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Those 96 Million Black Balls in LA's Reservoir Are Not Just There to Save Water


Ninety-six million. That's how many black plastic 'shade balls' it takes to cover the Los Angeles reservoir. Why, you ask? Well, despite what has often been reported as the main purpose of these balls, the idea didn't actually start with

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35 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (3-29-2019 to 3-31-2019)

This weekend, from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, features 7th annual ¡Latin Food Fest!, Street Food Cinema Grease 50's Style Prom, Spring Market at ROW DTLA, Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival, Pasadena Festival of Tea and MUCH more.

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28 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (3-18-19 to 3-22-19)

This week, from Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, features The Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Celebration, Secret Gardens of Forest Lawn Glendale and more.

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What $2,400 rents in LA right now - Curbed LA

See what that price gets across Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Los Feliz, and Burbank.

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How Santa Monica Is Trying to Lure People Back to the Third Street Promenade

Can fun chairs, fake grass, and communal pianos make the outdoor mall relevant again?

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30 percent of Angelenos with $100K salaries now rent—rather than own

High home prices may be encouraging wealthy residents to rent.

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92 Percent Of LA Homes Are Unaffordable To The Average Person

We're No. 2! After San Francisco, L.A. is the second least affordable housing market in the country.

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Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

About 50,000 homeless people live in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets.

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LA’s Venerated New Beverly Cinema Returns with Classic Programming

This month the theater officially announced it would resume operation in December, and its schedule ably shows off its programming sensibility.

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36 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (11-26-18 to 11-30-18)

This week, from Monday, November 26 to Friday, November 30, features The Los Angeles County Tree Lighting,  L.A. Zoo Lights, Canon PORTALS, a Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Station, HYPERSPECTIVE, free immersive film festival, The Silent Skate Party

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54 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (10-29-18 to 11-2-18)

This week, from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2, features Spooky Films at The Wiltern, CREEPsHOW at The Satellite, Killer Trivia at The Mermaid bar, a Willy Wonka costume ball, lots of Halloween parties on Wednesday, as well as Día de los Muer

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City Mobility Plan in Freefall - Santa Monica Mirror

In their latest column, SMa.r.t. takes a critical look at the City of Santa Monica's Shared Mobility Plan for dockless scooters and bikes.

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41 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [9-14-2018 to 9-16-2018]

This weekend, from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16, features dOGUMENTA, Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo, a Vintage Vibe Festival, the Los Angeles Taco Takeover, Metro's Pride of the Valley,  and MUCH more.

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The Weird Thing to Know About Renting an Apartment in L.A.

The one trend I’ve noticed in all my research and browsing (besides rent prices that make you feel slightly nauseous)? A lot of rental properties don’t include this.

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Everything you need to know about scooters, bike share, dockless bikes in Los Angeles

LA just passed new scooter regulations. Here’s our updated guide on how to rent and where to ride

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50 Awesome Things To Do for Labor Day Weekend in L.A. [8-31-2018]

This Labor Day weekend, from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 3, features The Taste, the L.A. County Fair, Made in LA Fest, Fiesta Hermosa, Broad Fest, a Vegan Street Fair,  and MUCH more.

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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $36,400 Salary

"After that, we make a stop at an awesome Mexican place and I order chips and guac. It's fantastic. I pick up my car and move it into the office lot. $5.45"

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June Gloom: What California Beaches Are Really Like in the Summer

Find out what June Gloom is, when and where it happens in California, and what to do if you are visiting California during the summer months.

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How to Eat Like a Local in L.A.'s Best Dining 'Hoods - Los Angeles Magazine

6 reasons to brave traffic for a great dinner out

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22 Really Cool Things to do This April in Los Angeles!

April 2018 event highlights include the opening of the Museum of Selfies, the L.A. Times Festival of Books, the Broke LA Music & Arts Fest, a pop-up mini golf course in Little Tokyo, Sleepless at The Music Center, and much more.

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Museums Free-for-All Day 2018

SoCal Museums has announced the 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of c

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Life in the fast lane: Why 4 LA techies put up with their crazy commutes | Built In Los Angeles

For some lucky commuters, a 15-minute joy ride or 20-minute subway trip is all it takes. For everyone else, well, buckle in.

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How to Celebrate Labor Day in LA

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! TIME TO KICK BACK, RELAX, AND CELEBRATE THE ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN WORKERS (THAT'S US!) AND BOY ARE WE READY.

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How Gentrification is Changing the LA Food Scene

Gentrification of Los Angeles is transparent through the food scene as locals and businesses evolve and adapt to a blend of incoming cultures.

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Best Ways to Experience the Solar Eclipse in LA

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States. Before we head out to enjoy our weekend, we wanted to make sure you get the best view and experience on Monday!

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35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [2-27-17 to 3-3-17]

This week, from Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, Mar. 3, features Lebowski Fest, Food Fare 2017, a Great Horror Movie Night in Griffith Park, and LOTS more.

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How LA Banks Got Their Mid-Century Mosaics and Murals

Why do so many Los Angeles-area banks have amazing murals, mosaics, and sculptures? It's mostly the the work of the Millard Sheets Studio, which starting in the fifties designed more than 100 Home...

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What's open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles

If you're going to be in town for the holiday, find out what's open on Thanksgiving day this year, from L.A. attractions to a Korean spa

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L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs

This is the second time Los Angeles has banned people from living inside vehicles. The first ban was struck down in 2014 in a federal court of appeals.

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Could LA’s rail system ever look like this?

Meet the "2090 map."

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Santa Monica traffic has 'finally hit the tipping point'

City manager says the city has never seen this number of visitors before

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Los Angeles: Fourth of July Block Party | Grand Park

If you're on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July,

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Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in LA

Fourth of July is fast approaching and we have plenty of suggestions for where to see some of the many fireworks shows around the country. Whether you're looking for a front-row seat or a spot away from the crowds, we've got you covered.

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L.A.'s Historic Hiking Destinations | KCET

There are plenty of Los Angeles hikes for those that enjoy a bit of beautiful decay.

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48 Awesome Things to do This Father’s Day Weekend in L.A. [6-17-16 to 6-19-16] –

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city, we decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every week end that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

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Mell Lazarus dies at 89; Woodland Hills cartoonist behind 'Momma' and 'Miss Peach' - LA Times

Mell Lazarus’ mother was unfazed by her son’s famous comic strip about a nagging, meddling mother.

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50 Awesome Things to do This Weekend in L.A.!

This weekend (June 3 to June 5) includes the Los Angeles Bread Festival, a He-Man convention, First Fridays, KCRW Summer Nights, a Dog Film Festival, giant bunny sculptures, and LOTS more to choose from.

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17 Offbeat, Kinda Weird, But Totally Cool Things to Do in L.A.

Los Angeles is a strange place full of fascinating, fun, and offbeat things to be done and seen. Here are a few favorites.

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Coachella's 'Broke' Alternative Announces This Year's Lineup, New Name

The annual alternative to the much pricier Coachella music festival boasts over 50 acts, artists and comedians for around $20.

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Oscars Traffice Nightmare As Joe Biden’s Back To Attend Academy Awards | Deadline

With Vice-President Joe Biden in town for the weekend, the Oscars are on lockdown and there are road closures galore by the LAPD