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In Place: South Pasadena

The first thing you need to know about South Pasadena is: it’s not Pasadena. Even before it incorporated as LA’s sixth municipality in 1888, people who lived in the southern sector of Pasadena considered themselves South Pasadenans. Small, proud and independent, the community has worked for near...

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Bike from Culver City to Venice! No, really!

It’ll be a piece of cake on Sunday, March 26, when CicLAvia shuts down traffic from Downtown Culver City to the Venice Boardwalk and opens it exclusively to cyclists, walkers, runners and skaters. There’ll be lots of fun activities along the way — but plan to end your day before 4 p.m., when the...

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The return of Rocky and Bullwinkle

LA is famous for icons that disappear, only to make triumphant comebacks: Angel’s Flight. Clifton’s Cafeteria. The Rocky and Bullwinkle statue. Well, almost. City officials promised the return of the Hollywood landmark in 2015, but there’s been a glitch. We can’t possibly suspect Boris and Natash...

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The Fed is sizing up the economy: all quiet on the Western Front

Following the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) two-day meeting this week, Chairperson Janet Yellen announced the decision to continue gradually raising interest rates, with another 25 basis-point increase to a target rate between 0.75 percent and 1.00 percent. This was a second increase in ...

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WiFi joins Top 10 list for outdoor amenities

For the first time, wireless Internet is among the ten outdoor items homeowners want most, says a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Outdoor WiFi has gone far beyond surround sound, lighting and security to controlling outdoor kitchen appliances, adjustable shading and more —...

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Old Pasadena: The insider tour

Today, Old Pasadena is a famously charming place to shop and dine. But it wasn’t always so — and Pasadena Heritage led its revitalization into a National Register Historic District. Since nobody knows its rich history and hidden delights better, tickets to PH walking tours always go fast. The ne...

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Our homes speak 20 languages

Whether they’re in Beijing, Bordeaux or Beverly Hills, when international buyers look online for a home in LA, they search in their own language. When they do, they’ll find our listings on our 20 global sites written in their preferred language and using their preferred search engine. Unlike many...

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Where to see this spring’s wildflower madness

There’s just one glorious word for it: rain! That’s all it took to spark a “super bloom” unlike anything the Southland has seen in over a decade. From Joshua Tree to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, an explosion of wildflowers is carpeting the landscape. Here’s a guide to where, when and what you’...

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5 things to know about LA’s George Lucas Museum

First, it might look like a spaceship, but it’s not a Star Wars Museum. Think narrative, cinematic and digital art, explored over five dramatic floors. Its landing pad is steps from the Endeavor Space Shuttle, leading Lucas to observe that he “loved the idea of being able to see space travel ima...

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Spectacular 40-acre mountaintop estate in Calistoga wine country

The breathtaking drive up is just the overture to life in the secluded luxury of rural Knights Valley. Set high in far northern Napa County in a region of world-class vineyards and estates, your grand wine country manor is surrounded by expanses of natural beauty, highlighted by panoramic views. ...