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Adrian Glick-Kudler is the former editor of Curbed LA and West Coast Features Editor.

Watch the strange growth of Los Angeles, from 1877 to 2000

This animation shows how the city sprawled out over time.

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The true crime map of Los Angeles

Mapping more than two dozen murders.

Touring the recreated 1969 birthplace of the internet at UCLA

This is where it all began.

60 years of cheering on the Dodgers in Los Angeles

In honor of the playoffs, we’re taking a look back at Dodgers fans through the ages.

A guide to the law that LA developers love to hate

What is the California Environmental Quality Act, exactly?

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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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25 secret gardens hidden around LA

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

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Quiz: Which Los Angeles neighborhood should you live in?

This quiz will divine the perfect LA neighborhood for your personality.

The complete list of Los Angeles destruction movies

Filmmakers love to destroy LA.

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17 Southern California buildings with presidential ties

Reagan, Nixon, Kennedy, and others all spent plenty of time in the LA area. Here's a look at some of the spots where you might have found them once upon a time.