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Wilshire: the spine of LA

For sixteen miles from downtown to the ocean, Wilshire Boulevard showcases virtually every major architectural style of the last century plus a kaleidoscope of LA’s diverse neighborhoods. Explore it all with LA Conservancy’s great online tour.

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Sanfoodnando Valley: Where to eat

Eater has just rounded up the best dining in the SFV, from a craft beer place in Agoura Hills to stunning strip mall sushi in Encino to fancified comfort food in Studio City. Don’t miss the pizzeria run by a former celebrity chef. Only in the Valley.

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Holiday woodland magic

Urgent note: It’s almost time for Descanso Gardens to transform into a leafy world of dazzling nighttime lights again. “Enchanted: Forest of Light” opens November 19, but tickets tend to vanish in a twinkling. Better reserve your visit soon.

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Thanksgiving sides that steal the show

So you’re invited to someone else’s Thanksgiving feast. Whew. But wait – you still have to bring a side. This year, why make it that same tired old chestnut (dressing)? The folks at Food Network have 100+ way more impressive recipes.

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Preview plans for the Sears Art Deco tower in East LA

Anyone who’s driven the Eastside freeways has spotted the soaring 226-foot tower of the 1927 Sears Mail Order Building in Boyle Heights. Now it and the rest of its 1.8-million-square-foot landmark complex are poised for new mixed-use life.

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New era for a glamour icon

"Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world," boasted its famous sign. Now the 1938 Earl Carroll Theater, a lavish Streamline Moderne supper club where Hollywood glitterati flocked to dine, dance and be seen, is coming back, big time.

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Eataly: Italy, big-time

Century City’s colossal new Italian emporium just opened to raves. It holds miles of delights, from grab-and-go counters to real ristoranti, a Turin-worthy marketplace and big-name chefs. At 67,000 square feet on multiple levels, this could take a while.

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Major LA exhibition by a street art icon

Street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing Shepard Fairey is one of the best known and most influential street artists in America. Best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster, his work is in the permanent collections of major museums across the...

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The timeless lure of gold

In the ancient Americas, gold was more than pretty and precious. It had sacred power, too. Now over 300 masterpieces circa 1000 BC to the the early 16th century are wowing visitors at a dazzling international loan exhibition on view at The Getty.

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