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The House that Love (and Music) Built: The Hiner Home of Highland Park

A cozy, enchanted cottage on a transitioning stretch of Figueroa Street in Highland Park has close connection to Sycamore Grove Park -- and to the famed composer John Phillip Sousa.

About the Author

Hadley Meares is a writer, actress and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. Her debut novel "Absolutely" is now available on Amazon.
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Happier Hunting Grounds: The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas

Happier Hunting Grounds: The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas

From Jibbs the Chimp actor to Room 8 the cat, over 40,000 animals have been buried here since its opening in 1928.
Infernal Machines: The Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and L.A.'s First 'Crime of the Century'

Infernal Machines: The Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and L.A.'s First 'Crime of the Century'

Not much is left on the northeast corner of First and Broadway where a series of blasts shook downtown Los Angeles to its foundations, dramatically capping off decades of class war ...
Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House

Pictures of Marion Davies were everywhere at the lavish beach retreat built by her longtime love William Randolph Hearst.
The Culver Hotel: Harry C. Culver's Flatiron of Fun

The Culver Hotel: Harry C. Culver's Flatiron of Fun

At the intersection of Washington and Culver Boulevards rises a brick triangle that looks like a wedge of tawny brown bread, which movie stars, bookies, and bums once called this b ...
Hillside Memorial Park: A Jewish Modernist Masterpiece in the Midst of the City

Hillside Memorial Park: A Jewish Modernist Masterpiece in the Midst of the City

The women and men who created this busy city, who built the movie studios, the hospitals, the charities, the schools, and the industries that make Los Angeles great, are buried in ...
The Palomino Club: North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West

The Palomino Club: North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West

The Valley hotspot was once the premier club on the West Coast for cowboys, truckers, and country music.
The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach's Soul

The Gas House in Venice, where "Beatniks beat bongos in the basement," was the scene of countless battles with the "squares."
Holy Cross Cemetery: A Catholic Oasis with a Macabre Twist

Holy Cross Cemetery: A Catholic Oasis with a Macabre Twist

From the first Korean saint to the first dracula (aka Bela Lugosi), diverse tales of people from many different continents are all united by a single religion at this Culver City c ...
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