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15 hidden gardens to visit now

Beyond the big-scale beauty of the Arboretum, the Huntington and the Getty, LA is filled with smaller-scale moments not to be missed. Each one is glorious proof of how a small, perfect garden can make an exquisite impact.

Posted 1 year ago
 

LA home prices tie a record high

LA County home prices are sizzling, according to a recent article in the LA Times. The median home price just hit the all-time high set in 2007. For insight into what the rise means for many would-be buyers, The Times turned to our Chief In-House Economist, Selma Hepp.

Posted 1 year ago
 

Mapped: LA’s best vinyl venues

They called it a short-lived fad, but the comeback of records has been going strong for a decade. Last year, US record sales soared 25.9%. Far beyond nostalgic baby boomers, vinyl buyers run a gamut of age groups, down to younger fans who want something tangible. Here’s where they find it.

Posted 1 year ago
 

Can't get into the Infinity Room at The Broad?

When you realize visitors can only experience Yayoi Kusama’s stunning environment for One Minute, you grasp the problem. Until you can score your own in-gallery selfie, here’s a knockout collection of everybody else’s. (Is that Adele?) It’s better than nothing, right?

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A masterpiece of Millionaires’ Row reemerges

One of the last of the fabled mansions on Pasadena’s legendary Millionaires' Row has just been unveiled after a meticulous turnkey transformation. The painstaking project focused on preserving the three-story home’s lavish Italian Revival beauty … while enhancing it for modern living. Set on...

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Your “Things to do in LA” bucket list

It happens to every Angeleno. We know LA is filled with great experiences, but we just never seem to get to any. That’s where this handy list of musts comes in. If 45 things seem like a lot, start with a Pink’s hot dog and take it from there.

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Downtown park opens after years of delays

In 2001, an abandoned 32-acre rail yard locals called the Cornfield was set aside to become a park instead of an industrial center. Sixteen challenging years later, Los Angeles State Historic Park — an expanse of 1,500 trees, grassy hills, picnic areas and wildlife habitat — just had its grand...

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The amazing expanding park

The price tag was nearly $9 mil, but Runyon Canyon Park just gained nearly fifteen acres. Many hikers were already trekking the land, but the point of the purchase is to keep it that way. It also opens up the possibility of adding trails to nearby Wattles Garden Park and Trebek Open Space.

Posted 1 year ago
 

It’s how we roll

If you didn’t even have a driver’s license last time you roller-skated, you need to get some balance back in your life at Skateland, putting feet on wheels since 1958. Today there’s a DJ, seven video screens, a laser maze and a huge gamer area. But the real draw is still gliding arouuuund that...

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