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Remembering Tower Records

The Legendary Past and Celluloid Future of Tower Records on the Sunset Strip   By Alison Martino Photo: Robert Landau It’s impo...

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LA's Best Bars with Live Music

LA has a countless offering of local and tangential bars and watering holes. Some serve as the perfect pre-game spot before heading to a concert; some bring the show to the bar. For those who like to saddle up at the counter, enjoy a cocktail with a live

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Finding Los Angeles: The Brown Derby

If it's just anyone, any place will do. If it's someone important, say, "Meet me at the Derby."

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Bat-Signal to Shine Over L.A. in Honor of Adam West

Mayor Eric Garcetti will light up the sky Thursday to remember the late 'Batman' actor.

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Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

Everyone in Los Angeles knows what comes in a pink box: doughnuts. But the story behind those boxes is seldom told.

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When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscapes

Early photographs of Los Angeles surprise for many reasons, but often what's most striking is how empty the city looks.

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Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: DTLA

Photo: Neil Kremer The ever-expanding "Los Angeles Area" stretches far and wide across Southern California but the heart of the city has always been Downtown. Where parking is sacred, the skylines are breathtaking and the events - the events are

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Exclusive: Rooftop Cinema Club is back for a third fantastic season

Rooftop Cinema Club returns to the Montálban rooftop for another season of drinks, snacks and screenings including classics, cult favorites and new releases

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Neighborhood Guide: Los Feliz

Los Feliz, it's so much more than a major traffic artery above Hollywood Blvd. The neighborhood and community have been growing and cultivating an eclectic and endlessly amusing collection of shops, bars, venues and restaurants and we find ourselves frequenting the area more and more often.

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14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

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The birth and rebirth of LA’s hottest block

The building that first made Downtown LA’s South Broadway into a destination a century ago is getting ready for its comeback.

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Best Jam Night at Which to Hear Actual Jams: The FOCKRs | Best of L.A. 2016: Your Key to the City

In L.A., jam nights these days are often an assemblage of all-star musicians who come together to play the classics, usually prepped with a rehearsal or...

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The Vin Scully Map Guide to Los Angeles

Vin Scully will broadcast his final game today after 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers. Here's a guide to some of the places frequented by Scully during his many years in Los Angeles.

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Union Station Will Host Free Screenings Of Film Noir Classics

Metro Art and the Film Noir Foundation are joining forces to present three classic film screenings at Union Station. The hook is that at least a portion of each film was shot inside the building.

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Bill Hader explains how he and Fred Armisen came up with ‘The Californians’

They, like us, are obsessed with LA driving directions

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Amoeba Music: Staying Put (for Now)

The doted-upon vinyl-and-more shop isn't meeting the wrecking ball at present, despite word on the street.

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Tour Los Angeles during its ‘Golden Age of neon’

A new book features hundreds of vintage photos of LA’s best neon signs

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Six Great LA “Lakes”

Natural lakes are a rarity in Southern California but maybe it doesn’t matter if a lake in LA is “real” or not. Whether it’s fishing, boating, birding, or picnicking, here are six great bodies of water we call “lakes” of greater LA.

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Bob Hope Airport will be branded 'Hollywood Burbank Airport' - LA Times

Bob Hope Airport officials voted 8 to 1 on Monday to change the airfield’s branding name to Hollywood Burbank Airport in an effort to increase recognition with passengers outside of Southern California, especially those east of the Colorado Rockies.

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Popular Disneyland attractions closing for a year to make room for 'Star Wars' land - The Orange County Register

ANAHEIM – To make room for construction of a 14-acre “Star Wars” themed land, Disneyland Resort officials announced today several popular attractions will close for a year at Disneyland, including the railroad, Fantasmic! and most everything along the Rivers of America.

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Enjoying laid-back summer vibes in the City of Angels: A guide

How do you know it’s summer in the land of eternal good weather? The light gets even more golden, and the opportunities to actually use that picnic basket you’ve moved with four times abound. You can use the plastic champagne glasses, and real cloth napkins and everything.

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LA's Can't-Miss Festivals In 2015: LAist

Yeah, Coachella's around the corner and completely sold out, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other festivals to enjoy this year. This is a huge city, after all—with plenty of surrounding suburbs and enclaves, too—and the 2015 calendar is packed with something for everyone.

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The Creation of LA's "Most Recognizable and Beloved" Building - Curbed Features - Curbed LA

On May 14, 1935, Los Angeles was abuzz. For months, motorists on Los Feliz Boulevard had "glanced up at the pile of masonry that loomed larger and larger, day...

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Eight modern speak-easy bars in L.A., for that insider feeling

These days, you have to #dobetter if you want to fill a bar — you can't just serve a dirty martini. Or, rather, you can serve the same dirty martini to both the 60-year-old crowd and to your average 23-year-old, but you need to serve it in a dimly lighted space, ideally with a secret entrance.

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21 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about LA - Thrillist Los Angeles

We've all had visitors who show up here to couch-crash, carless, and -- while you may be laughing at their face while they talk…

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26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with classic fare that strikes at the heart of nostalgia. But many of these restaurants aren't...

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LA Secrets - Hidden Oil Derricks Underground Prohibition Tunnels And More

Since the only LA "secret" you know of is about these canyons you can drive through as an alternative to the 405, here's a guide…

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10 Reasons Every Angeleno Ought to Be Grateful as the New Year Approaches

Everyday I think about how appreciative I am to be an Angeleno. Even with Los Angeles already being an exciting place, it only seems to be getting better.

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10 Amazing Aerial Photographs of L.A. That’ll Give You A New Appreciation for the Beauty of Our City

Once you see these aerial shots of the city of angels, you'll never look at L.A. quite the same again.

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The Rundown on Tarfest, the Free Festival Happening This Weekend - Los Angeles Magazine

Party among the mammoths at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Quentin Tarantino Takes Over New Beverly Cinema After An Uneasy, 'Not Very Nice Or Pretty' Transition: LAist

Quentin Tarantino took over the operations at the New Beverly Cinema, ousting Michael Torgan, whose family has run the theater since 1978.

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What should a parking ticket in L.A. cost?

How much should a parking ticket at an expired meter cost? In the city of Los Angeles, that ticket will set you back $63 — and if the ticket is sitting on your windshield, you probably think that's too much to pay. The pricing of fines is just one i

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13 Of Los Angeles' Most Ridiculous Parking Signs

A collection of some of L.A.'s most confusing, complicated and downright ridiculous parking signs.

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Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren't sure what it means

No, it's not your imagination: The Los Angeles area is feeling more earthquakes this year.

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How One Quirky Museum Preserves LA's Victorian Houses

Just before the Avenue 43 exit on the Arroyo Seco Parkway, amidst the working-class homes and small businesses of Montecito Heights, sits a small, shabby but picturesque Victorian village....

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Every Summer outdoor movie screening in LA, now in one calendar

112 movies. All over LA. May to September. You're gonna want to bookmark this.

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"Stuff*" Only People In LA Say!

Written by Heidi Niedermeyer and Elena Crevello. Based on a true story. Watch our COACHELLAAAA!!! sketch!!!! http://youtu.be/HDYXn1gbRzY Like

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How Location Scouts Discover Where L.A. Can Stand In for Other Cities

Thanks to frequent film and television location shoots, Angelenos can walk the streets of far-off cities without ever setting foot on a plane.

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Vintage Los Angeles: Fish Shanty and the Kooky Wonderland That Was Restaurant Row

La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard was once a playful pocket of themed eateries, amusement parks, and nightclubs

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Brokechella: Tune Fest for a Tenner

The one-day downtown music party brings the vibes for little cash.

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    Take a Stroll Through the Getty Museum From Any Place That Has Internet

    The Getty is a world-class museum, but perhaps that's why it's packed to the gills on the weekends. If you were hoping to actually see the art instead of...

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      Let my people go ... to Hancock Park | Los Angeles

      In the 1920s and ’30s, few, if any, Jews could be found living in this neighborhood of large, fine homes and lush landscaping, let alone studying Talmud or buying shmurah matzah.

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            The 10 Best Bars in Silver Lake

            As we were told by a mouthbreathing, knuckle-dragging jerk at one of the very bars described within, Silver Lake grew up a long time ago. So that's why we feel no need to treat it like some pegged-pants screw-up who only chugs cheap pilsner. In fact,

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              What $1,800 A Month Can Rent You In 5 LA Neighborhoods

              Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse?...

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                Mapping the 23 Best Hotel Bars in Los Angeles!

                Last year during Hotels Week, our pals over at Eater LA mapped out some of the best hotel restaurants in the city. This time around, they're helping us celebrate...

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                  17 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week

                  We've found 17 events happening this week in L.A. that may interest you. Read on for our picks and all the details.

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                    Beatles party in 1964: in L.A.!

                    Raw news footage from 1964 shows the teenage frenzy and celebrity arrivals outside the private party held for the Beatles during their first trip to Los Angeles. Also: we have a new venue for the event.

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                      Statistically, Los Angeles Has Most Pleasant Weather in the US

                      It's official: Los Angeles's weather is awesome. According to data from the last 23 years, compiled by software engineer Kelly Norton (via...

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                        Inside the New Ace Hotel's Dazzling Old United Artists Theatre

                        When Downtown's United Artists Theatre first opened in late 1927, Motion Picture News pronounced it "the final word in theatre construction," and no wonder.

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                          How to Dissuade Someone from Moving to L.A. Without Them Realizing It

                          Los Angeles is having a major moment. We’d celebrate the good publicity—if it wasn’t filling us with dread

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                            Ice Skating is Only Thing Allowed on Culver City Ice Rink Land

                            The Culver Ice Arena, one of the last ice rinks in the area and former training grounds for many NHL greats, including Wayne Gretzky, closed down for good yesterday,...

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                              14 of Our Favorite Events This Week

                              So we gave you the lowdown on this month’s events from a birds-eye view to help you plan February. Now here are 14 MORE that happen this week alone.

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                                Vintage Swank: Casino Moderne Night: Sip Sidecars and revisit the 1920s alongside other swells!

                                There are plenty of sites that delve into contemporary slang and lingo, with new and byzantine entries popping up each and every day.

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                                  Bonkers: There's A Plan To Turn The Silver Lake Reservoir Into A Hipster Beach

                                  It's 80 degrees out in January. You're walking your dog by the Silver Lake Reservoir. You gaze at it longingly.

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                                    Petition | SAVE OUR HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD FROM THE PROPOSED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AT 1414 MAIN STREET, VENICE, CA 90291 | Change.org

                                    Dear Neighbor,
                                    It has recently come to light that a partnership of real estate developers has quietly purchased several adjacent properties on Main...

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                                      Showtime: Forum in Inglewood reopening as music, entertainment venue

                                      It’s showtime again at the Forum.No, the Lakers are not returning to the Inglewood arena where, along with the L.A. Kings, they made their mark throughout the last third of the past century. But, after more than a dozen years of underuse

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                                        Hidden Gems in the San Fernando Valley

                                        Discover the hidden gems of The Valley, one of LA's largest and most diverse regions.

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                                          25 Things You Might Not Know About Los Angeles

                                          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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                                              Southland: Excavating the Urban History of Greater Los Angeles

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                                                CityDig: A Freeway for Bicycles? It Happened in Pasadena

                                                Los Angeles has been imagining new ways to get around the city on two wheels. But perhaps nothing today matches the ambition behind a Pasadena

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                                                  Helms Bakery to Re-Open in Culver City Next Year

                                                  Sherry Yard and Sang Yoon team up to reopen the landmark Helms Bakery in fall 2013. Treats from the menu will be available to try at Father's

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                                                    12 Photos From the LA River's First Day Open Since the 1930s

                                                    By all reports, the LA River was packed with kayakers yesterday as about two and a half miles through the Elysian Valley...

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                                                      The Most Famous Corner in Town: Beverly Glen and Ventura

                                                      James Dean filled his Porsche Spyder up with gas on the final afternoon of his life at "Casa De Petrol." At the same corner, Casa De Cadillac.

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                                                      That's Right, Los Angeles Is Giving Up Car Lanes for Pedestrians

                                                      Six lanes of traffic will be reduced to three in the city's plan to improve the walkability of Broadway.

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                                                        The 12 Best Classic Los Angeles Restaurants

                                                        From the birthplace of a sandwich classic to longtime celebrity hideaways and a few places for plates of meat and stiff drinks in between, we've got our picks for the best classic restaurants in L.A.

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