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Mapping the changes on Westlake’s horizon

Nearly two dozen high-profile projects, hotels, and other game-changing developments are headed to the neighborhood that has resisted gentrification.

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24 free and air conditioned spots around LA

A couple dozen places to cool off on the cheap.

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19 must-visit small towns near LA

These small towns in Southern California are perfect for a little rest and relaxation.

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The 21 best hotel pools in LA, mapped

From rooftops with killer views in Downtown Los Angeles to shady cabanas in West Hollywood.

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LA’s 15 most glorious remaining Googies, mapped

With their dynamic roofs and neon signs, these diners, motels, and car washes showcase the best of Googie style.

Amazing original Disneyland designs included a working farm

Disney’s plans for the park were even more ambitious than what was actually built.

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‘Vaya Con Dios’: It’s the Point Break map of Los Angeles

For those who didn’t grow up here, Point Break is the ultimate cinematic expression of the Los Angeles experience.

New interactive map shows LA’s publicly owned properties

Created by the city controller’s office, the map is intended to help communities discover underutilized land.

1959 ad shows where in LA you could get on a ‘funliner’ bus

The advertisement emphasizes the strength of LA’s bus system at a time when the city’s once-bustling streetcar lines were being slowly taken out of service.

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The ultimate ‘Chinatown’ filming location map of Los Angeles

The essential Los Angeles film was released 45 years ago today.

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20 ideal spots to picnic in Los Angeles

From beachfront parks to hillside spots with city views, these are the best places to lay down a blanket and dig into a picnic spread.

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Mapping LA’s Zoot Suit Riots

The riots are one of the darkest chapters in LA history.

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Mapped: The towers that will redefine LA’s skyline

Los Angeles might not be known for its skyscrapers, but that could change.

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Mapping the 1992 LA Uprising

A map guide the major events and places that shaped one of the biggest episodes of civil unrest in U.S. history 27 years ago.

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Hollywood’s wild development boom, mapped

From the Amoeba tower to the many planned hotels, these 30-plus projects are in the works right now.

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These real-life Green Book locations still stand in LA

They were the only safe places for black travelers in Jim Crow-era Los Angeles.

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The neon sign maker that lit up California

Electrical Products Corp. dominated the West Coast—then it disappeared.

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‘This Is Us’: A filming locations map you can ugly-cry to

Set in Pittsburgh and New York but filmed in Los Angeles.

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These are 16 of the best movie theaters in LA

Here’s where to catch a film this holiday season.

An animated map of every Los Angeles commute

Census data and arduous drive-times never looked so good.

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26 of LA’s most notorious murders, mapped

The city’s history is rife with grisly homicides.

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LA’s haunted landmarks and their ghost stories, mapped

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16 haunted attractions to freak you out this Halloween

From theme parks to home haunts, here’s where to scare yourself silly.

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12 places to find fall colors around Los Angeles

Looking for some fall foliage? Don't book a flight to the East Coast just yet. There are plenty of places in Southern California to find those picturesque autumnal landscapes.

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The horror movie map of LA

These houses and buildings were made famous by horror movies and TV shows—seek them out at your own peril.

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Mapping Scientology’s impressive LA real estate empire

Here are 16 prized buildings.

Mapping LA’s Red Car system in its 1920s heyday

So many stops.

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Mapping downtown Long Beach’s sudden development boom

Well over a dozen major projects are on the way to the heart of the city.

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Mapped: 52 projects taking over Koreatown

To illustrate the neighborhood's development boom, we've mapped all the projects now in the works.

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The ‘Insecure’ filming locations map

The hit comedy—which returns this weekend for Season 3—captures what it’s really like to live in Los Angeles.

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38 remarkable places to encounter public art in Los Angeles

From Santa Monica to the Valley, we’ve picked 39 of our favorite pieces—some well-known and some under the radar.

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LA’s strange and wonderful lost amusement parks

Once upon a time, Los Angeles was home to dozens of freewheeling amusement parks, including an alligator farm.

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Mapped: The big development projects headed to South LA

For the first time in decades, major development projects are underway in South Los Angeles.

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The remnants of LA’s 1984 Olympics

From the Coliseum to Dodger Stadium.

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Which LA neighborhood do you really live in?

This map of Los Angeles neighborhoods is impressively thorough.

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25 secret gardens hidden around LA

From small rooftop parks to large open spaces crisscrossed by trails.

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South Park’s development explosion, mapped

By our count, 33 projects are on the way in Downtown LA’s fastest-growing neighborhood.

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The Case Study houses that made LA a modernist mecca

Mapping the homes that helped to define an era.

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The 20 most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, mapped

From the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Watts Towers, these are the buildings that give you that "back-home" feeling when you return from vacation.