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Andy Hasroun: From Syria, He Got A Visa, His Brothers Did Not

Andy Hasroun: From Syria, He Got A Visa, His Brothers Did Not

Walking out of the airport was like a dream for the future Atwater Village business owner.
Why Buildings Turn Their Backs on The L.A. River

Why Buildings Turn Their Backs on The L.A. River

Thanks to a a 75 year old law, the mighty Los Angeles River is an exception to the-let's-look-at-our-waterways-rule.
My Way Or The Highway: Why Mega-Roads Rule The City

My Way Or The Highway: Why Mega-Roads Rule The City

In the rush to grab all the newly available transportation dollars, cities such as Los Angeles made a Faustian bargain.
Survey Says: How Thomas Jefferson Made L.A.

Survey Says: How Thomas Jefferson Made L.A.

Thomas Jefferson was one of the founding fathers of our nation. But did you know he also had a hand in how the L.A. streets are laid out?
Why California's Beaches are Open to Everyone

Why California's Beaches are Open to Everyone

Next time you wiggle your feet in the coastal sand, remember that there's a reason why California beaches are open to the public.
How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

How Rancho Owners Lost Their Land And Why That Matters Today

The breakup of rancho lands in Los Angeles resulted in the newfound availability of land, fueling a massive land boom for new settlers.
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