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Pick your own summer fruit and fragrance

Berries, stone fruit and lavender now, citrus and apples later: if you haven’t tasted Southern California straight from the vine, tree or field, you don’t know what you’re missing. Plus around these parts, the harvest is closer than you think.

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Watch the DTLA skyline rise before your eyes

From its very first skyscraper in 1928 to the tallest building in California this year, LA’s skyline has been steadily transformed by soaring landmarks. Here’s a unique aerial look at how and when it all happened, from City Hall to Wilshire Grand Center.

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Tracking twin peaks across...LA?

Yes, everyone knows the story takes place in the Great Northwest. But that didn’t stop David Lynch from scouting Greater Los Angeles for some of the series’ most iconic (and often creepy) locations. From Big Ed’s Gas Farm to Black Lake Airport, here are twenty Twin Peaks settings with Southland z...

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John Aaroe Group and Pacific Union Professionals Honored for 2016 Sales Results

We’re proud to share the news that nine of our elite real estate professionals have been honored for their impressive sales achievements by respected industry publication REAL Trends.   REAL Trends’ annual The Thousand list, published in partnership w...

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Beyond the music: Arroyo Seco Weekend food!

Of course we’re excited about the lineup of acts at Pasadena’s new music festival in Brookside Park. But you really had us at “curated menus from LA’s celebrated restaurants and chefs.” What menus? What restaurants? What chefs? Here you go.

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Oceanfront mansion of early tycoon’s son listed at $12M

A magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival residence on the bluffs at 102 Ocean Way in Pacific Palisades has been listed at $12 million by the Aaroe Master Trust & Probate Division. It was built in 1922-23 for Lewis L. Bradbury, Jr., the wealthy youngest son of the pioneer Los Angeles real estate...

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How much would you pay for your own private LAX?

If it’s worth $7,500 a year plus $2,700 a flight ($3,000 international), we’ve got great news for you: The $22-million Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport has just opened. It’s the first terminal of its kind in the nation (Heathrow has one). Amenities include paparazzi protection, ...

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Just in time for Father’s Day: Play!

From circa 1900 wooden ice skates to slick video games, the Autry Museum’s “Play!” is a delightful look at decades of toys and games. The show also launches a summer of play at the Autry, with family drop-in fun, films and events through July 28.

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Drag out your kayak

The LA River Recreation Zone in Elysian Valley just reopened for its fifth season of free boating, fishing and walking (but not swimming). There’s also another two-mile stretch in the Sepulveda basin. Splashdown is sunrise to sunset through Labor Day.

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Secluded LA beaches? Well, sort of.

Let’s call them “less crowded.” These nine gems are a little more laid back than their more famous neighbors along the coast … and every bit as beautiful, too. Perfect when you’re ready to dial down the big-time beach scene.