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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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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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The ultimate ‘Back to the Future’ filming locations map

The classic time travel movie was shot all around Los Angeles.

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Mapping Joan Didion’s Los Angeles

Take a tour of the city as Didion knew it.

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Mapping the changes on Westlake’s horizon

Twenty-one high-profile projects are headed for the neighborhood that has so far resisted gentrification.

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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 best midcentury motels for a California road trip

From Palm Springs to Lake Tahoe, these are the ones still standing—and worth visiting.

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Mapping the development explosion around LA Live

South Park is the fastest growing neighborhood in Downtown LA.

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Mapped: The 11 big projects poised to alter the Valley

From Chatsworth to North Hollywood, these are the game-changing developments headed to the Valley.

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Across LA, 13 cute starter homes for sale right now

From Long Beach to Burbank, and all priced at $699,000 or less.

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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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These are 17 of the best movie theaters in LA

From classic movie palaces to modern multiplexes perfect for a date night.

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Which LA neighborhood do you really live in?

With 472 neighborhoods, this detailed map of Los Angeles is impressively thorough.

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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 once some of these are built.

Here’s how LA’s transit network changed over the last decade

New rail and rapid bus projects—including the Expo Line.

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The most expensive homes for sale in Los Angeles

Put one of these on your Christmas wish list, because who doesn’t want a wine cellar that holds 7,000 bottles?

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Mapping East Hollywood’s mini development boom

New mixed-use apartment buildings are sprouting up as the neighborhood gains recognition for its flourishing bar and restaurant scene.

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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.

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Mapping LA’s most incredible lost mansions

These estates were torn down, but their stories are not forgotten.

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LA’s haunted landmarks and their ghost stories, mapped

From the Colorado Street Bridge to the Hollywood Sign.

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LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

A guide to some of the very finest.

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Where to find fall colors near Los Angeles

Who says LA doesn’t have seasons?

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The horror movie map of LA

Seek these filming locations out at your own peril.

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Mapping downtown Long Beach’s sudden development boom

From the redevelopment of Acres of Books to a new 30-story hotel on Ocean Boulevard.

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

The NBC series is set in Pittsburgh and New York—but it’s filmed in LA.

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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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The 21 best hotel pools in LA, mapped

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

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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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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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.

An animated map of every Los Angeles commute

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

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The true crime map of Los Angeles

Mapping more than two dozen murders.

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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.