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How does the Walk of Fame stay so sturdy, yet so sparkly? "The 3-by-3-foot black squares and coral pink stars are made out of cement-based terrazzo, while the stars' names and emblems embedded in them are brass...The terrazzo binder is mixed with an aggregate that provides shine and sparkle and is usually poured wet at the site, then ground and polished to a high sheen," says the Daily News in its profile of the Paternostro family, who've been working on the stars since Joanne Woodward got the first one in 1960. [LADN]