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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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16 developments sprouting along the Crenshaw Line, mapped

Development is simmering along the rail line.

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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 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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Mapped: 20 places in LA where black architects left their mark

From the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to the Pacific Design Center’s blue building.

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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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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 best things to do in LA right now

Explore LA’s impressive architecture, must-see art exhibits, and outdoor attractions.

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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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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.

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The best things to do with kids in LA that aren’t Disneyland

We searched the city to find the 30 best family-friendly activities, from museums and aquariums to a tiny railway.

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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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LA’s strange history as an oil town

On November 4, 1892, what had been a small agricultural city popular became a boomtown nearly overnight when Edward Doheny discovered oil in modern-day Echo Park.

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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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10 awe-inspiring Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles

Be dazzled by these architectural gems.

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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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LA’s 13 best beaches, mapped

From Malibu to coastal Orange County, here are 13 great beaches to visit this summer.

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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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‘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.

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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in LA

All the best spots to see the bombs bursting in air this Independence Day.

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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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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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The Arts District’s never-ending parade of development, mapped

One of LAs most popular neighborhoods for developers shows zero signs of slowing down. Here are 23 projects in the works.

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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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The Black Dahlia’s Los Angeles, mapped

Elizabeth Short frequented every major nightclub, hotel, and restaurant still standing from postwar-era Los Angeles.

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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.