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The big goodbye: Raymond Chandler's LA

Raymond Chandler's novels and stories defined a Los Angeles kind of literary noir that made everyone see the city in a different light — drenched in menace and mystique. We can still glimpse Chandler's noir Los Angeles in details and moods. But for how long?

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Fashion mogul Charles Park makes spectacular entry into custom home design with $43.9M property

For decades, Charles Park has explored the elements that make great fashion: the colors, the textures, the lines, the light, the shadow, the materials. Now, Park has poured everything he knows into a new medium: custom home design. Working in concert with Samuel and Paul Oh of LA-based The Parks...

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Egyptian nitrate

No, it’s not an edgy new cocktail. It’s bygone film stock, and the Egyptian is one of just two theaters in LA that can run it. “So?” you’re thinking. Martin Scorsese replies, “The silver content (of nitrate) gave us a luminosity and a richness that was never quite matched.” And he should know.

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Here’s the Fall KCET Cinema Series schedule

After a powerful August kickoff, this popular series of pre-release screenings followed by Q&As with the filmmakers and actors continues Tuesdays through October 10 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. You can still get prorated series passes at the Aero.

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About time: LA’s first cat café has arrived

Ever since our first dog café opened last spring, cat people have been restlessly tapping their claws. This month, the wait is over. Reservations required and a bit pricey, but for a good cause. And every cat you chat up is available for adoption.

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From hot hangout to cool hideout

Architectural developer Jason Lev is not one to take a break. No sooner were stars, musicians and models flocking to Tenants of the Trees, the eclectic Silver Lake club he co-created, than he was teaming with SPACE International to transform a home in the winding canyon streets of Beverly Glen. ...

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Your personal park in prime La Cañada Flintridge

Tranquil, verdant and warmly elegant, this estate on one of the most desirable streets in the city has been listed by Jason Kipp Winicki at $4,495,000. Set on over 30,000 square feet of park-like beauty at 421 Georgian Road, the classic ranch is surrounded by mature trees, a sweeping lawn and...

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Last stretch of Valley’s LA River Greenway

Once this 12-mile piece is done, you’ll be able to walk and bike from Canoga Park to Forest Lawn Drive near Griffith Park. Step one, a feasibility study involving community input, is underway through this spring.

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DTLA’s a boomtown — for the second time

A recent report says the city’s historic core is the second most prominent boomtown in America. Of course, if you’ve studied your LA history, you know we’ve already been there, done that, back in 1894. And we’ve got the photos to prove it.

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