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In Place: Echo Park

In 2014, a Huffington Post headline asked, “Is Echo Park the Best Neighborhood in LA?” Clearly, many Angelenos said yes. By the end of last year, overall home sales in the area were up 40 percent. What’s behind the boom? The same things that have drawn people to Echo Park for generations. ...

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Jacaranda blues

Forbes, not a magazine to gush, flat-out raved. “The jacaranda magic is back,” it swooned. “People love to say LA has no seasons, but fall and spring hit their peaks with explosive purple and blue fireworks. Other places have them, too. But only in California do jacarandas bloom twice and with...

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Handy guide to LA farmer's markets

Of course everyone has a go-to neighborhood farmers market. But variety is good, and different markets offer must-haves you won’t find anywhere else. With this list of over a hundred year-round local markets on your smartphone — organized both by day of the week and alphabetically — planning...

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At Last: Wexler's Santa Monica

If you love authentic deli, but Grand Central Market isn’t often on your route, good news: a second (bigger!) Wexler’s has finally arrived to feed your delicatessen cravings. Old-school everything, right down to the homemade pickles, now comes in a 30-seat restaurant size.

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Agence Ter picked to redesign Pershing Square

After an eight-month competition with 80 entries, just one was both highest-rated among over 1,300 public voters and the unanimous choice of the final jury as well. Here’s a look at the proposal, one its designers call “timeless.”

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Flying horses and mythical beasts

Some people have the best jobs. Take Lourinda Bray, a famed expert on the history and restoration of carousels and owner of an amazing private collection. A rare exhibition of its highlights just opened at the Pasadena History Museum. Enchanting.

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Exquisite Oak Knoll Spanish Colonial Revival

Restoring and enhancing the historic property at 869 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena’s prestigious Oak Knoll neighborhood has been a 17-year labor of love for the current owner. Today, every detail of the romantic charm of this 1924 home reflects its original vision — including a new guest...

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LA's Smorgasburg opens

With food trucks taking on a mass life of their own, it was high time for this Brooklyn phenomenon to go west. LA’s Smorgasburg, a weekly market of carefully curated food trucks with shaded seating and plenty of parking (two hours free!), will roll into the Alameda Produce Market every Sunday....

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Timeless glamour. Modern spirit.

Set on what Vanity Fair once called “the starriest street in Beverly Hills,” this exquisite 1928 Mediterranean estate at 903 North Roxbury Drive has been extensively renovated by architect Richard Manion, one of the country’s leading specialists on bringing historic homes into the modern era. The...

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