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8 awesome campsites near Los Angeles

From the coast to the mountains, these campgrounds are all within a two-hour drive or train ride from the city—but they feel a world away.

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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.

LA’s best outdoor concerts, movies, and night markets

These summer event series are mostly free—and not to be missed.

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7 Los Angeles hikes with spectacular endings

Hit the trails to find waterfalls and hidden ruins.

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Explore LA on two wheels with these 4 bike rides

We asked local bike experts share their favorite rides.

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6 awesome campsites within about an hour of Los Angeles

We picked spots for the beach lovers, the mountain folks, the car-free, and the Angelenos looking to get away from it all.

Will the ruins of San Pedro’s Sunken City finally open to the public?

City Councilmember Joe Buscaino says he’s working to make it happen.

To deter blight, Long Beach will impose monthly fees on vacant lots

If land is going to sit vacant, it might as well be turned into gardens and mini farms, city officials say.

See P-22 enjoy a casual stroll down a Los Feliz street

The local celebrity was caught on security cam footage.

The newly remodeled Ford Theatres in 12 photos

It’s been likened to the stepsister of the far more famous Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theatre, but the Ford should be on your Los Angeles bucket list.

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The best ways to spend Labor Day in LA

We're rounding up the best ways to spend the final days of summer in and around Los Angeles.

Hollywood residents find their own solution for reopening Beachwood Canyon

They’re trying to put pressure on the city to reopen Beachwood Drive as a launching point for hiking in Griffith Park and viewing the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

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Jacarandas are LA’s future

Unlike palms, jacaranda trees are drought-tolerant, fast-growing, and wildlife-friendly.

Open Thread: On Earth Day, how will you help keep LA clean and green?

Whether it’s picking up trash at the beach, planting a tree, or organizing to create a neighborhood park, we want to hear about it.

The California ski industry just changed overnight

With Mammoth Mountain under new ownership, it’s possible that by the 2018-2019 winter, Southern Californians could have access to skiing on season passes that finally rival those offered by Vail Resorts.

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14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

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10 questions with LA’s hiking guru Casey Schreiner of Modern Hiker

Schreiner talks about his favorite Los Angeles hikes, the best backpacking destination within one-hour of the city, and shares his vision for a trail network that could connect the Santa Monica Mountains to the Puento-Chino Hills.

Jog of the dead: Eastside getting another cemetery jogging path

Calvary Cemetery—bounded by 3rd Street, Downey Road, Eastern Avenue, and Whittier Boulevard in East LA—is set to get a jogging path along its borders, plus a bike lane.