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A rainbow of diamonds

Tired of white diamonds? Head over to the Natural History Museum and put some color in your carats. You’ll be dazzled by the oval-shaped 30.03-carat Juliet Pink Diamond; the Victorian Orchid, a Fancy Vivid Purple diamond; the Rainbow Necklace, made of over 100 rare diamonds of many hues; and the ...

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When artists collide

Born five years and 5,000 miles apart, friendly rivals Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera both pioneered Cubism by returning to their ancient pasts. Now, an exhibition comparing their brilliant trajectories is at LACMA— its only US appearance.

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U.S. Home Construction to See Healthy Gains in 2017

Single-family home production, housing starts, and permits are all expected to rise this year, providing at least some relief to a market starved for inventory, although rising mortgage rates will likely exact a toll on affordability.That’s the outlook from the National Association of Home Builde...

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Los Angeles a Top Four Global City for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Even with the uncertainties surrounding the incoming presidential administration, international investors remain almost unanimously confident in U.S. real estate, with Los Angeles again ranking as one of the most popular global markets. A survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Rea...

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Dine LA: In a word … Yum

LA has one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the country. Twice a year, a fifteen-day event showcases its breadth of culinary experiences. Now through January 27, more than 300 restaurants are offering special lunch and dinner menus during Dine LA. There are plenty of South Park participants, ...

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In Place: South Park DTLA

Set between Ninth Street, Broadway and the Harbor and Santa Monica Freeways, South Park is the busiest construction hub in booming Downtown LA. The area emerged a decade ago as Greater LA’s entertainment and sporting epicenter with the opening of Staples Center, followed by a sleek skyline of new...

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Take your love on a Neon Cruise

Act now to book passage on the Museum of Neon Art’s Valentine Cruise, a guided tour of neon signs, movie marquees and art installations across Downtown and Hollywood on a romantic British double decker bus. (What a perfect proposal site.)

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Long shot for giraffe lovers

How often do you get to feed a giraffe … and meet her mini six-foot baby in one day? It’s a stretch, but it’s possible right now at the LA Zoo, where a blessed arrival recently kicked off the zoo’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

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Opulent English Tudor just listed in Bradbury Estates

An opulent two-story English Tudor style estate on 2.45 acres in the San Gabriel Valley’s guard-gated Bradbury Estates has been listed by John Aaroe Group. The property at 18 Dovetail Lane is offered at $18,890,000.The estate was developed by Chateau Group USA, one of the most successful private ...

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Unsnarling LAX traffic

Hard to imagine, we know. But there are actually plans in motion to dramatically decongest your airport experience, including a driverless people mover and a new hub for rental car agencies. Here’s a look at the first renderings.