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True Detective Season 2: Mapping the Real Places of Vinci and Beyond

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The sophomore season of HBO's True Detective winds through and around a fictional version of Los Angeles's once-very-troubled neighbor, Vernon—the city serves as the inspiration for the corrupt, toxic little city of Vinci—but filming was spread around Los Angeles in casinos, old nightclubs, houses, and delis from Santa Paula to Rancho Palos Verdes popping up in the series' five episodes thus far. From the warehouses of Boyle Heights to the over-the-top mansion in Beverly Hills that plays the role of the Vinci mayor's house, we've collected and mapped all the seedy, strange, and eerie locations used in the season so far. (Still to come: the Greene & Greene mansion where TD shot a "deliriously vast" orgy.)


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1. Frank Semyon’s House

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22035 Saddle Peak Road
Topanga, CA 90290

Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), a gangster really trying to go kind of straight, calls this lovely Topanga house home. Known as the Von Hagen Residence, the 1975 house was designed by architectural firm Ladd and Kelsey, the team that brought us the Norton Simon Museum and the main buildings at Calarts. Frankie, you are so money, baby.

2. Vinci Gardens Casino

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1045 West Rosecrans Avenue
Gardena, CA 90247

A high-stakes meeting with potential investors in Semyon's big land deal along the high-speed rail line goes down at what's actually the Normandie Casino.

3. Raided Farmhouse

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593 Orcutt Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Deeply grumpy Ventura County Sheriff's detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) runs a raid on what turns out to be a perfectly legal racy webcam operation that employs her sister and runs out of this rural house.

4. Ray Velcoro’s House

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4322 Furlong Place
Vernon, CA 90058

Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Vinci City Police detective and hard-drinkin' man, lives pretty much next door to real-life Vernon's City Hall.

5. Ani and Elvis serving papers

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3030 Dodge Road
Oxnard, CA 93033

Ani and her very tolerant partner Elvis deliver a foreclosure notice to a farmhouse and it sets Ani off on a hunt for a missing girl.

6. Panticapaeum Institute

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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Ani's investigation into the whereabouts of a missing girl takes her to this hippie-trippy "institute" headed up by her long-haired dad. It's actually the Lloyd-Wright-designed Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

7. Ray beats up a writer

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15445 Moorpark Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Here's the sad apartment where the writer penning an investigatory series about Vinci gets a visit from a boozed-up, ski-mask-wearing Ray Velcoro. It is not a nice visit, and the writer agrees to kill the story. Though there's a junkie getting high behind a dumpster, in real life, the Sherman Oaks apartment building isn't in such a rough part of town.

8. California Highway Patrol building

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12622 Grevillea Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

CHP officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) gets in a bit of trouble when a young woman claims that he solicited a blowjob in exchange for dropping a ticket. He meets at CHP headquarters with his superior. The building is really the Hawthorne Historical Society.

9. Ray beats up a dad

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19825 Needles Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Bullying is bad. Steal a kid's shoes and his drunk cop dad might come to your doorstep and beat your dad up while you're forced to watch.

10. Black Rose bar exterior

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East 53rd Street & Malabar Street
Huntington Park, CA 90058

Looking for a place to slam Johnnie Walker and talk about IVF with a business acquaintance? This is the spot where Frank and Ray get together for their weird little chats. Outside of the TD universe, it seems to be part of a Huntington Park industrial building and not a bar at all.

11. Ani gets kicked out of a casino

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6580 Auto Center Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

Pounding well drinks at the local casino leads to Ani being escorted out of said casino by two large, unimpressed security guards. The place is an honest-to-goodness gambling establishment in Ventura called Players Casino.

12. Paul finds Ben Caspere

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Point Mugu State Park, 9000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

While out for an intentionally dangerous motorcycle ride, Paul finds the missing Vinci city manager, but not in the best condition: he's propped up on a picnic bench, dead. This spot (actually a Point Mugu turnout) is where all three law enforcement officials cross paths for the first time.

13. Ray and Frank meet

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Frank and Ray meet up by the LA River to discuss the strange, eyeless condition in which Ben Caspere's body was found. They pick a spot along Washington Boulevard, on the west side of the river.

14. Paul's mom’s trailer

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4456 Naval Air Road
Oxnard, CA 93033

Paul goes to visit his mom at the Navalair Mobile Home Court. It seems like the trailer was his childhood home, as his mom keeps trying to get him to stay by offering him his "old room."

15. Frank's meeting with Jacob McCandless

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221 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Frank gets some very bad news about the repercussions of Ben Caspere's death, namely that Caspere screwed him. He gets the bad news at the building at the northeast corner of Second and Broadway.

16. Ray meets up with his ex-wife

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Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324

Ray shows up to the Northridge Fashion Center expecting to see his son, but instead gets some bad news from his ex-wife: she knows he beat up that bully's dad (episode one) and she wants sole custody. Oh, and she also thinks he's a bad person.

17. Ani and Ray visit Dr. Pitlor

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2940 Kuehner Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Ani and Ray pay a visit to the clinic of Dr. Pitlor, Ben Caspere's psychologist and the kind of guy who wears a cravat and sunglasses indoors. The clinic is really a stunning Simi Valley mansion.

18. Paul on his balcony

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15433 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

After a fight with his girlfriend Emily, Paul leaves for LA. The place he's staying is actually the Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks.

19. Caspere’s apartment

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1627 North Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ray goes alone to check out the apartment that reportedly belonged to the late Ben Caspere. He's surprised by a masked person who shoots him at the end of episode two. It's not until episode three that we find out he's not dead. The ambulance that fixes him up is on a tree-lined East Hollywood street in front of the apartment.

20. Mayor Chessani’s house

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1091 Laurel Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The house of the incredibly corrupt, ceaselessly intoxicated Vinci mayor is supposed to be in Bel Air, but the real place is in Beverly Hills and is every bit as incredibly gaudy as it looks in the show. The mayor could use a housekeeper or two, though.

21. Downtown construction site

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West 6th Street & South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Frank, in need of money, returns to his old ways of shaking people down, starting with a construction site manager. On the show, the project is a "vertical mall," but in reality, the City West lot will soon give way to some apartments that are being billed as a less-expensive DTLA alternative.

22. Movie set

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539 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Caspere was helping produce a film being show on a Mad-Maxy set in the giant heap of detritus behind the Jalisco Auto Glass shop in Lincoln Heights.

23. Paul interviews prostitutes

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5221 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Paul takes to Hollywood Boulevard trying to gather intel on any girls who might have gone out with Caspere. He doesn't have a ton of luck until a young man of the night takes a liking to him and leads him to a club that Caspere frequented.

24. The ex-driver's house

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11502 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90061

While questioning a driver who might know something about what happened to Caspere, Ani and Ray find the car that ferried him (it's on fire) and are led on an energetic, dangerous chase through underpass homeless encampments by a person who looks like they might be wearing a Scream mask.

25. Paul Looks for His Motorcycle

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721 Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

The Luxe nightclub where Paul recalls leaving his motorcycle after a long, drunk night out is the shuttered Koreatown club VIBE. His bike is gone by the time he gets here and he freaks out.

26. Paul Gets Hassled by Reporters

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7023 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

After coming to terms with his motorcycle being stolen, Paul returns to the hotel he's working out of; it's in actuality the Days Inn by the Hollywood In-N-Out. He's met by a bunch of reporters asking about that tortured past he never wants to talk about.

27. Frank's Bakery Meeting

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6530 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 506-6265

Frank continues his quest to return to his old gangster ways by meeting with some former associates at Maggie's Pastry in North Hollywood.

28. Paul's girlfriend is pregnant

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2601 Soto Street
Vernon, CA 90058

Paul's girlfriend Emily broke up with him the last time they saw each other; since then, he's managed to sleep with one of his old buddies from the military. At their meeting at Joe K's Deli in Vernon, she reveals that she's pregnant.

29. Ani and Ray meet an EPA guy

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26412 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Trying to figure out why anyone would want to buy some toxic land parcels in the middle of nowhere leads Ani and Ray to a meeting on-site with an EPA official.

30. Paul and Dixon go to a pawn shop

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5901 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Paul and Ray's Vinci partner, Det. Teague Dixon, hit up a pawn shop to check out some CCTV video that shows people who pawned items missing from Caspere's house. The real pawn shop is on Melrose; on TD, it's supposed to be in El Monte.

31. Ray gives his kid his dad's badge

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250 South Rimpau Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

In a secret meeting in the backyard of his ex-wife's house, Ray gives his son his grandfather's old badge "to remember [him] by." The house is in Hancock Park.

32. The shootout

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625 South Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

The officers and their team try to capture a suspect in Caspere's murder while he's at work, but that leads to an ambush shootout centered around this Boyle Heights warehouse (housing Cal-Fiber Company), the top floor of which blows up pretty early into the firefight.

33. Bus Crash

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2270 Jesse Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

The shooters escape in an SUV and Ani, Ray, Paul, and the officers who weren't shot give chase on foot. A bad scene becomes a terrible one when the SUV crashes into a bus at this intersection practically under Whittier Boulevard, and not far from the exploded warehouse.

34. Frank's New House

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1400 North Spaulding Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

After losing all his money and his place at the table in the high-speed rail land dealings, Frank has had to make some changes. Out is the snazzy Von Hagen residence in Topanga and in is this adorable Spaulding Square bungalow.

35. Paul checks out jewelers

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560 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Paul stops in at a handful of shops in Downtown's Jewelry District, but the most readily recognizable visit he makes is at the counter at Omid Jewelry.

36. Frank meets Jacob McCandless

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700 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Frank goes to see Jacob McCandless, the guy who broke it to Frank that Caspere took him for all his money. Though it's not clear if the show actually filmed inside the building, the editing suggests that McCandless's office is in the Metropolitan Water District headquarters next to Union Station.

37. Creepy shed

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Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

This rock cabin is mainly a party house that now-deceased Vinci City Manager Ben Caspere was known to frequent, but it's the creepy wooden shed nearby where all the gruesome stuff goes down. In reality, it's Harwood Lodge, a Sierra Club cabin in Mt. Baldy built in 1930.

38. Frank's search for Irina

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1521 Colton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Frank's tracking down a woman, Irina, who helped to pawn some of Caspere's stuff after his death. The search leads him to this Historic Filipinotown house.

39. Ani's sex party visit

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195 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

Finally, we get to see the tremendous orgy everyone's been talking about! Ani dresses up like a high-class escort and assumes her sister's identity to get into the gathering; inside, she finds the missing girl she's looking for and the guys find those contracts with "signatures all over them." The sex party was filmed at an old Greene & Green mansion in Pasadena known as the Robinson House.

40. Frank's meeting with Irina

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5625 Southern Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Frank finally arranges a meeting with Irina (yay!), but she's dead by the time her arrives (noooo!). The meeting was set for what is in reality this South Gate industrial site.

41. Base camp for Ray, Ani, and Paul

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6870 Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

After running away from that orgy party, Ray, Ani, Paul, and the missing girl they found end up here, at this Mt. Baldy motel.

42. Paul's research

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100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Paul hits the motherlode doing research at the LAPD building Downtown. He connects a lot of dots with what he finds here, but it's clear that he's being closely watched while he's in the building.

43. Davis's body found

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2901 Fruitland Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

The investigator who was overseeing this dream team ends up dead at this bleak Vernon lot, shot in her car before a meet-up with Ray.

44. Emily and Paul's mom hide out

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8911 Atlantic Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Neither of the women in Paul's life seem to like him too much right now, nor do they want to be holed up in a hotel. The hotel is played by this South Gate spot.

45. Frank visits a jeweler

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9025 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Frank's looking to buy some investment diamonds as part of his exit strategy. He ends up here, at this Pico-Robertson shop. That awning seems to be part of the storefront's real-life exterior.

46. Paul meets his blackmailer

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320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Paul knows he's walking into a trap when he agrees to meet the person who's blackmailing him (His old military buddy! Whom he slept with! Double backstab!). Underground, Paul ends up face-to-face with the former Vinci police chief and some heavy-duty security guys. After a scuffle, Paul runs through the tunnels under the Hall of Records.

47. Paul dies

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150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poor Paul survives an ambush in the tunnels only to emerge at what's actually former LAPD headquarters Parker Center, where he's shot in the back by some slimy Vinci cop.

48. Frank enjoys all the fires he set

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1999 North Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Frank's get-outta-town plan involved taking all the money out of the casino and clubs he used to own and then setting them on fire. From this vista, he enjoys the view of the aftermath.

49. Frank sends Jordan to Venezuela

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1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92701

What a gorgeous location from which to send your loved ones into hiding! Frank begs Jordan to go to Venezuela and lay low from inside the truly lovely Santa Ana Metrolink/Amtrak station.

50. Ani sends Lauren to Seattle

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600 North Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

Who is Lauren? She's the daughter of one of the murdered jewelers whose blue diamonds are a major plot point. Now she's on the run like pretty much everyone else, so Ani sends her on a bus to Seattle from this improvised Greyhound station that's actually the Wilmington Port.

51. Ray meets Chief Holloway

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2626 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Ray tracks the guy who shot him in Caspere's house (who is also the son of the murdered jewelers whose diamonds are missing) to the ARTIC train station in Anaheim. It doesn't go so well for the other two guys, but Ray gets out alive. The ARTIC is expected to eventually be a future station for the real-life high-speed rail.

52. Frank gets boxed in

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Hooper Avenue & East 16th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Frank's about to make a clean getaway when he gets trapped under an overpass, carjacked, and dragged out to the desert by some Mexican mafia guys who want the money they're owed.

53. Ani and Jordan meet up with a reporter

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420 East 11th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Ani and Jordan convince a reporter to come all the way out to "Venezuela" to look at all the documents, contracts, and evidence that Ani and her now-deceased partners compiled about the Caspere case. The role of Venezuela is played by a Fashion District retail center and the street in front of it.

1. Frank Semyon’s House

22035 Saddle Peak Road, Topanga, CA 90290

Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), a gangster really trying to go kind of straight, calls this lovely Topanga house home. Known as the Von Hagen Residence, the 1975 house was designed by architectural firm Ladd and Kelsey, the team that brought us the Norton Simon Museum and the main buildings at Calarts. Frankie, you are so money, baby.

22035 Saddle Peak Road
Topanga, CA 90290

2. Vinci Gardens Casino

1045 West Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247

A high-stakes meeting with potential investors in Semyon's big land deal along the high-speed rail line goes down at what's actually the Normandie Casino.

1045 West Rosecrans Avenue
Gardena, CA 90247

3. Raided Farmhouse

593 Orcutt Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Deeply grumpy Ventura County Sheriff's detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) runs a raid on what turns out to be a perfectly legal racy webcam operation that employs her sister and runs out of this rural house.

593 Orcutt Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

4. Ray Velcoro’s House

4322 Furlong Place, Vernon, CA 90058

Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Vinci City Police detective and hard-drinkin' man, lives pretty much next door to real-life Vernon's City Hall.

4322 Furlong Place
Vernon, CA 90058

5. Ani and Elvis serving papers

3030 Dodge Road, Oxnard, CA 93033

Ani and her very tolerant partner Elvis deliver a foreclosure notice to a farmhouse and it sets Ani off on a hunt for a missing girl.

3030 Dodge Road
Oxnard, CA 93033

6. Panticapaeum Institute

5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Ani's investigation into the whereabouts of a missing girl takes her to this hippie-trippy "institute" headed up by her long-haired dad. It's actually the Lloyd-Wright-designed Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

7. Ray beats up a writer

15445 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Here's the sad apartment where the writer penning an investigatory series about Vinci gets a visit from a boozed-up, ski-mask-wearing Ray Velcoro. It is not a nice visit, and the writer agrees to kill the story. Though there's a junkie getting high behind a dumpster, in real life, the Sherman Oaks apartment building isn't in such a rough part of town.

15445 Moorpark Street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

8. California Highway Patrol building

12622 Grevillea Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250

CHP officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) gets in a bit of trouble when a young woman claims that he solicited a blowjob in exchange for dropping a ticket. He meets at CHP headquarters with his superior. The building is really the Hawthorne Historical Society.

12622 Grevillea Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

9. Ray beats up a dad

19825 Needles Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Bullying is bad. Steal a kid's shoes and his drunk cop dad might come to your doorstep and beat your dad up while you're forced to watch.

19825 Needles Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

10. Black Rose bar exterior

East 53rd Street & Malabar Street, Huntington Park, CA 90058

Looking for a place to slam Johnnie Walker and talk about IVF with a business acquaintance? This is the spot where Frank and Ray get together for their weird little chats. Outside of the TD universe, it seems to be part of a Huntington Park industrial building and not a bar at all.

East 53rd Street & Malabar Street
Huntington Park, CA 90058

11. Ani gets kicked out of a casino

6580 Auto Center Drive, Ventura, CA 93003

Pounding well drinks at the local casino leads to Ani being escorted out of said casino by two large, unimpressed security guards. The place is an honest-to-goodness gambling establishment in Ventura called Players Casino.

6580 Auto Center Drive
Ventura, CA 93003

12. Paul finds Ben Caspere

Point Mugu State Park, 9000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

While out for an intentionally dangerous motorcycle ride, Paul finds the missing Vinci city manager, but not in the best condition: he's propped up on a picnic bench, dead. This spot (actually a Point Mugu turnout) is where all three law enforcement officials cross paths for the first time.

Point Mugu State Park, 9000 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

13. Ray and Frank meet

Los Angeles River, California

Frank and Ray meet up by the LA River to discuss the strange, eyeless condition in which Ben Caspere's body was found. They pick a spot along Washington Boulevard, on the west side of the river.

14. Paul's mom’s trailer

4456 Naval Air Road, Oxnard, CA 93033

Paul goes to visit his mom at the Navalair Mobile Home Court. It seems like the trailer was his childhood home, as his mom keeps trying to get him to stay by offering him his "old room."

4456 Naval Air Road
Oxnard, CA 93033

15. Frank's meeting with Jacob McCandless

221 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Frank gets some very bad news about the repercussions of Ben Caspere's death, namely that Caspere screwed him. He gets the bad news at the building at the northeast corner of Second and Broadway.

221 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

16. Ray meets up with his ex-wife

Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324

Ray shows up to the Northridge Fashion Center expecting to see his son, but instead gets some bad news from his ex-wife: she knows he beat up that bully's dad (episode one) and she wants sole custody. Oh, and she also thinks he's a bad person.

Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324

17. Ani and Ray visit Dr. Pitlor

2940 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Ani and Ray pay a visit to the clinic of Dr. Pitlor, Ben Caspere's psychologist and the kind of guy who wears a cravat and sunglasses indoors. The clinic is really a stunning Simi Valley mansion.

2940 Kuehner Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93063

18. Paul on his balcony

15433 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

After a fight with his girlfriend Emily, Paul leaves for LA. The place he's staying is actually the Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks.

15433 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

19. Caspere’s apartment

1627 North Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ray goes alone to check out the apartment that reportedly belonged to the late Ben Caspere. He's surprised by a masked person who shoots him at the end of episode two. It's not until episode three that we find out he's not dead. The ambulance that fixes him up is on a tree-lined East Hollywood street in front of the apartment.

1627 North Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

20. Mayor Chessani’s house

1091 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The house of the incredibly corrupt, ceaselessly intoxicated Vinci mayor is supposed to be in Bel Air, but the real place is in Beverly Hills and is every bit as incredibly gaudy as it looks in the show. The mayor could use a housekeeper or two, though.

1091 Laurel Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

21. Downtown construction site

West 6th Street & South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Frank, in need of money, returns to his old ways of shaking people down, starting with a construction site manager. On the show, the project is a "vertical mall," but in reality, the City West lot will soon give way to some apartments that are being billed as a less-expensive DTLA alternative.

West 6th Street & South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

22. Movie set

539 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Caspere was helping produce a film being show on a Mad-Maxy set in the giant heap of detritus behind the Jalisco Auto Glass shop in Lincoln Heights.

539 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033

23. Paul interviews prostitutes

5221 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Paul takes to Hollywood Boulevard trying to gather intel on any girls who might have gone out with Caspere. He doesn't have a ton of luck until a young man of the night takes a liking to him and leads him to a club that Caspere frequented.

5221 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

24. The ex-driver's house

11502 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90061

While questioning a driver who might know something about what happened to Caspere, Ani and Ray find the car that ferried him (it's on fire) and are led on an energetic, dangerous chase through underpass homeless encampments by a person who looks like they might be wearing a Scream mask.

11502 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90061

25. Paul Looks for His Motorcycle

721 Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005

The Luxe nightclub where Paul recalls leaving his motorcycle after a long, drunk night out is the shuttered Koreatown club VIBE. His bike is gone by the time he gets here and he freaks out.

721 Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

26. Paul Gets Hassled by Reporters

7023 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

After coming to terms with his motorcycle being stolen, Paul returns to the hotel he's working out of; it's in actuality the Days Inn by the Hollywood In-N-Out. He's met by a bunch of reporters asking about that tortured past he never wants to talk about.

7023 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

27. Frank's Bakery Meeting

6530 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Frank continues his quest to return to his old gangster ways by meeting with some former associates at Maggie's Pastry in North Hollywood.

6530 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606

28. Paul's girlfriend is pregnant

2601 Soto Street, Vernon, CA 90058

Paul's girlfriend Emily broke up with him the last time they saw each other; since then, he's managed to sleep with one of his old buddies from the military. At their meeting at Joe K's Deli in Vernon, she reveals that she's pregnant.

2601 Soto Street
Vernon, CA 90058

29. Ani and Ray meet an EPA guy

26412 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302

Trying to figure out why anyone would want to buy some toxic land parcels in the middle of nowhere leads Ani and Ray to a meeting on-site with an EPA official.

26412 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

30. Paul and Dixon go to a pawn shop

5901 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Paul and Ray's Vinci partner, Det. Teague Dixon, hit up a pawn shop to check out some CCTV video that shows people who pawned items missing from Caspere's house. The real pawn shop is on Melrose; on TD, it's supposed to be in El Monte.

5901 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

31. Ray gives his kid his dad's badge

250 South Rimpau Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004

In a secret meeting in the backyard of his ex-wife's house, Ray gives his son his grandfather's old badge "to remember [him] by." The house is in Hancock Park.

250 South Rimpau Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

32. The shootout

625 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

The officers and their team try to capture a suspect in Caspere's murder while he's at work, but that leads to an ambush shootout centered around this Boyle Heights warehouse (housing Cal-Fiber Company), the top floor of which blows up pretty early into the firefight.

625 South Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

33. Bus Crash

2270 Jesse Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

The shooters escape in an SUV and Ani, Ray, Paul, and the officers who weren't shot give chase on foot. A bad scene becomes a terrible one when the SUV crashes into a bus at this intersection practically under Whittier Boulevard, and not far from the exploded warehouse.

2270 Jesse Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

34. Frank's New House

1400 North Spaulding Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

After losing all his money and his place at the table in the high-speed rail land dealings, Frank has had to make some changes. Out is the snazzy Von Hagen residence in Topanga and in is this adorable Spaulding Square bungalow.

1400 North Spaulding Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

35. Paul checks out jewelers

560 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Paul stops in at a handful of shops in Downtown's Jewelry District, but the most readily recognizable visit he makes is at the counter at Omid Jewelry.

560 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

36. Frank meets Jacob McCandless

700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Frank goes to see Jacob McCandless, the guy who broke it to Frank that Caspere took him for all his money. Though it's not clear if the show actually filmed inside the building, the editing suggests that McCandless's office is in the Metropolitan Water District headquarters next to Union Station.

700 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

37. Creepy shed

Mount Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA 91759

This rock cabin is mainly a party house that now-deceased Vinci City Manager Ben Caspere was known to frequent, but it's the creepy wooden shed nearby where all the gruesome stuff goes down. In reality, it's Harwood Lodge, a Sierra Club cabin in Mt. Baldy built in 1930.

Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

38. Frank's search for Irina

1521 Colton Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Frank's tracking down a woman, Irina, who helped to pawn some of Caspere's stuff after his death. The search leads him to this Historic Filipinotown house.

1521 Colton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

39. Ani's sex party visit

195 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

Finally, we get to see the tremendous orgy everyone's been talking about! Ani dresses up like a high-class escort and assumes her sister's identity to get into the gathering; inside, she finds the missing girl she's looking for and the guys find those contracts with "signatures all over them." The sex party was filmed at an old Greene & Green mansion in Pasadena known as the Robinson House.

195 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

40. Frank's meeting with Irina

5625 Southern Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280

Frank finally arranges a meeting with Irina (yay!), but she's dead by the time her arrives (noooo!). The meeting was set for what is in reality this South Gate industrial site.

5625 Southern Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

41. Base camp for Ray, Ani, and Paul

6870 Mount Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA 91759

After running away from that orgy party, Ray, Ani, Paul, and the missing girl they found end up here, at this Mt. Baldy motel.

6870 Mount Baldy Road
Mount Baldy, CA 91759

42. Paul's research

100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Paul hits the motherlode doing research at the LAPD building Downtown. He connects a lot of dots with what he finds here, but it's clear that he's being closely watched while he's in the building.

100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

43. Davis's body found

2901 Fruitland Avenue, Vernon, CA 90058

The investigator who was overseeing this dream team ends up dead at this bleak Vernon lot, shot in her car before a meet-up with Ray.

2901 Fruitland Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

44. Emily and Paul's mom hide out

8911 Atlantic Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280

Neither of the women in Paul's life seem to like him too much right now, nor do they want to be holed up in a hotel. The hotel is played by this South Gate spot.

8911 Atlantic Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

45. Frank visits a jeweler

9025 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Frank's looking to buy some investment diamonds as part of his exit strategy. He ends up here, at this Pico-Robertson shop. That awning seems to be part of the storefront's real-life exterior.

9025 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035

46. Paul meets his blackmailer

320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Paul knows he's walking into a trap when he agrees to meet the person who's blackmailing him (His old military buddy! Whom he slept with! Double backstab!). Underground, Paul ends up face-to-face with the former Vinci police chief and some heavy-duty security guys. After a scuffle, Paul runs through the tunnels under the Hall of Records.

320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

47. Paul dies

150 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poor Paul survives an ambush in the tunnels only to emerge at what's actually former LAPD headquarters Parker Center, where he's shot in the back by some slimy Vinci cop.

150 North Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

48. Frank enjoys all the fires he set

1999 North Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Frank's get-outta-town plan involved taking all the money out of the casino and clubs he used to own and then setting them on fire. From this vista, he enjoys the view of the aftermath.

1999 North Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068

49. Frank sends Jordan to Venezuela

1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92701

What a gorgeous location from which to send your loved ones into hiding! Frank begs Jordan to go to Venezuela and lay low from inside the truly lovely Santa Ana Metrolink/Amtrak station.

1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92701

50. Ani sends Lauren to Seattle

600 North Harbor Boulevard, San Pedro, CA 90731

Who is Lauren? She's the daughter of one of the murdered jewelers whose blue diamonds are a major plot point. Now she's on the run like pretty much everyone else, so Ani sends her on a bus to Seattle from this improvised Greyhound station that's actually the Wilmington Port.

600 North Harbor Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

51. Ray meets Chief Holloway

2626 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

Ray tracks the guy who shot him in Caspere's house (who is also the son of the murdered jewelers whose diamonds are missing) to the ARTIC train station in Anaheim. It doesn't go so well for the other two guys, but Ray gets out alive. The ARTIC is expected to eventually be a future station for the real-life high-speed rail.

2626 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

52. Frank gets boxed in

Hooper Avenue & East 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Frank's about to make a clean getaway when he gets trapped under an overpass, carjacked, and dragged out to the desert by some Mexican mafia guys who want the money they're owed.

Hooper Avenue & East 16th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

53. Ani and Jordan meet up with a reporter

420 East 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Ani and Jordan convince a reporter to come all the way out to "Venezuela" to look at all the documents, contracts, and evidence that Ani and her now-deceased partners compiled about the Caspere case. The role of Venezuela is played by a Fashion District retail center and the street in front of it.

420 East 11th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015