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Pasadena's big bridge party

When it opened in 1913, the Colorado Street Bridge was the first curvilinear span ever designed. It also came perilously close to being lost forever. Now every other summer, Pasadena shuts down the bridge for a party to celebrate its preservation.

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Creatives gone wild

What happens when you turn a group of LA-based fine and performing arts talents loose at the Getty Center, from galleries to gardens? See, hear and experience the answer at Friday Flights. Fasten your seatbelts.

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Can't face the Tuesday night commute?

We get it. You’ve barely recovered from Monday. Instead of plunging onto the 10 or the 405, why not pop over to Santa Monica for Food Truck Night on the California History Museum lawn? By the time you’re full, the freeway should be a little less so.

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Free al fresco jazz in the heart of Hollywood

Every Tuesday night this month, you can take in cool summer licks by a great lineup of local pros in the Central Courtyard at Hollywood & Highland. Spend a little for a wine and appetizer box, and you benefit Project Angel Food, too.

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True, it’s $399 a person, but …

Do you get many chances to enjoy a celebrity chef dinner suspended fifteen stories above Downtown LA with nothing below you but the aforementioned fifteen stories of air … and buildings … and pavement? We didn’t think so.

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Finding the fireworks shows

From big pyrotechnic concert nights to hometown celebrations, LA really knows how to light up the sky on Independence Day weekend. Here’s a guide to some of the most dazzling shows to watch for this 4th.

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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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