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Coffee shop is taking over 1940s gas station in Koreatown - Curbed LA

The company’s founder says "the iconic 1940s Texaco Station will be celebrated and preserved to its original aesthetic as much as possible."

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Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime - Curbed LA

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

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L.A.'s Smoggy Past, in Photos | KCET

Many Southern Californians have only hazy memories of severe smog in the Los Angeles area. Here's a reminder in pictures.

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Dodger Stadium: The ultimate guide to LA’s ballpark - Curbed LA

The Dodgers return for opening day on April 3, and we’ve got the lowdown on which games to see, where to eat, and more.

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The Tropicana Motel’s Totally Rocking Heyday - Los Angeles Magazine

Joan Jett and the Ramones checked in and out of the West Hollywood hangout. Tom Waits called it home

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5 Eateries Where Hollywood Legends Were Made

While you can’t catch a glimpse of Old Hollywood icons like Mae West or Cary Grant strolling down Rodeo Drive, their legacy lives on at these beloved restaurants, where Tinseltown’s brightest stars have been dining for decades. Here, five L.A. spots to dine like royalty from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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The Southern Californian: Six Southern California Things We Will Never See Again

LOS ANGELES - As we get older many of us find ourselves looking back more often and wonder, "Remember when 'that' used to be there?" For plenty of us who grew up in Southern California there is surely becoming more of "that," which is no longer here anymore.

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Tail O' the Pup Hot Dog Stand Returns to Los Angeles in May - Curbed LA

The iconic hot dog-shaped hot dog stand will reopen in a couple months, two blocks from its original location on La Cienega.

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25 Things You Might Not Know About Los Angeles | Mental Floss

You know the Hollywood sign, the Lakers, and the traffic, but here are a few Los Angeles nuggets that may have slipped past you.

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How Los Angeles Neighborhoods Got Their Names | Mental Floss

The divide between the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles can feel like one between cities, and in some cases—like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Culver City—it literally is. But residents of L.A. really do place stock in the neighborhood they live in, whether it be on the Westside or Eastside, downtown or nestled in the hills.

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The Palomino: An Oral History - Los Angeles Magazine

The sign outside the squat rental hall reads Le Monge, an odd faux-French touch for a North Hollywood neighborhood that never had any pretensions, not even when music’s elite came cruising past the liquor stores and auto body shops lining this stretch of Lankershim Boulevard.

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Look Back on the History of the Sunset Strip in 21 Photos

Yesterday, WEHOville published a nice history of the famous and storied Troubadour, and it got us thinking about nightclubs and music in LA, and, of course, about the Sunset...

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Photos of Orange County, Calif., When Oranges Actually Grew There

Orange County, California, hardly lives up to its name1 anymore. A few relict orchards may survive, but today the endless citrus groves that once clothed the county in green are only a memory.

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: Restaurant Owners!

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.For ten years (1946-1956) Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in show business. The combination of Dean's laid-

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Photos of L.A.'s Most Famous Streets When They Were Dirt Roads

Like some of the very people who drive on them, a few Los Angeles streets have achieved the height of fame. Sunset Boulevard lent its evocative name to Billy Wilder's classic film noir. Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard appears on millions of televisi

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Slide Show: Wild and Wonderful Concept Art from Long Lost L.A. Theme Park

Theme park designer Christopher Merritt and historian Domenic Priore dove deep to find never-before seen photos and incredible 1950s concept art for their new book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’s Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier.

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Slide Show Tribute: Happy Birthday, Union Station!

In our May issue, Los Angeles features "Track Star," a tribute by David Kipen to Union Station as it celebrates its 75th birthday

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Laurel Canyon music, vibe moves to Grammy Museum

While the media were documenting the folk music renaissance Bob Dylan helped launch in New York's Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and the psychedelic scene that sprung from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District a few years later, Santelli said, mus

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Vintage Los Angeles: Wild Times at the Safari Inn

The Safari Inn is one of Burbank’s most famous historical landmarks, and still open to the public. This Googie-style oasis has maintained its original retro décor, the recently restored neon sign has been shining its kitschy lights on Olive Avenue since 1955, and the shield-and-spears motif repeats in the management office and in the ironwork on the walls.

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A Cool Map of Los Angeles's Mid-Century Beatnik Hangouts

In their heyday around the middle of the century, beatniks could be found "from Long Beach to Hollywood and even to little South Gate," says LA Public Library map librarian Glen Creason in Los Angeles magazine,

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Beautiful movie palaces of California

French photographer Franck Bohbot's portfolio is filled with gorgeous, heartbreaking shots of ambitious movie palaces of yesteryear, as well as huge, vaulted swimming pools and other architectural marvels.

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Photos: When Southern California's Freeways Were New (and Empty)

The Southland's freeways hardly inspire optimism anymore. Glance at the shoulder of a slow-moving freeway and among the weeds you'll see shards of plastic and twisted metal—the accumulated detritus of a dozen high-speed crashes. They may (occasi

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    L.A. Once Had Cable Cars (Just Like San Francisco's)

    They used to be more than just a San Francisco novelty. In the late 19th century, cable cars were a widely used public transit solution in cities across the United States—including Los Angeles. There, they replaced the city's first generation of str

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    Patrick's Roadhouse: that green shamrock joint along PCH - L.A. Biz

    Go for the beach and celebrity sightings. It's also a great meeting spot because everyone knows where it's at.

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      Saving One of LA's Vanishing 1920s Storybook Bungalow Courts

      Gower Street runs north-south through Hollywood, past the boxy stages of Paramount Pictures, up through the Sunset-Gower intersection—dubbed

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        CityDig: Before the 405 Was Paved

        Today a river of concrete passes through Sepulveda Canyon, but in 1934 that mighty river—the 405 freeway—was only a modest stream, a winding,

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          They Moved Mountains (And People) To Build L.A.’s Freeways

          Carmageddon—it was the nightmare scenario L.A.'s transportation authorities warned of when a construction project shut down a critical stretch of freeway for an entire weekend in July 2011. Gridlock. The glow of brake lights. The overwhelming angst

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            Major Midcentury Artworks Come Together at Hauser & Wirth

            The gallery presents a landmark exhibition of works collected by legendary art-world power player Reinhard Onnasch

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                Camera Q&A: Alison Martino on Vintage Los Angeles

                Who: Alison Martino is a Los Angeles-based television producer, who is also a lifelong resident of the city. Martino's affection for her hometown's architecture led her to create Vintage Los Angeles -- a photo-centric Facebook page dedicated to

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                  Dunkin’ Donuts spares iconic doughnut sign in Long Beach

                  long beach >> A campaign to save a mammoth doughnut that has stood for more than 50 years in the city seems to have worked.Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts had planned to take down the iconic sign at the former Daily Grind coffee

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                    Long Beach Losing Iconic Giant Donut in Switch to Dunkin'

                    Is it cute or sad that people in LA fight for the preservation of giant donuts? About 22 miles southeast of Randy's Donuts in Inglewood is another huge fake...

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                          Vintage Los Angeles: The Tragedy of Hamburger Hamlet

                          The Pasadena location of the once legendary Sherman-Oaks chain is shuttering tonight, leaving just one outpost standing