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James Bartlett

James Bartlett

Originally from London, James Bartlett has been living in Los Angeles since 2004. He is the author of Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles (2012) and Gourmet Ghosts 2 (2016) and has written for the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, BBC.com, BBCAmerica.com, Hemispheres, American Way, Skylife, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Film Ireland and The Historian. He is also a contributor to BBC Radio.

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Avocados on the tree
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The Avocado: A History of the Fruit in California

There are hundreds of varieties of avocado, but the Hass is by far the most popular. It has a special relationship with California, which grows over 90% of avocados grown in the U.S., most recently around 350 million pounds a year.
Cricket in Griffith Park, circa 1950
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Lost LA

How Cricket, California's Unknown Immigrant Sport, Came to L.A.

Immigrants from Great Britain, India, and elsewhere have brought cricket to California as a reminder of home.
Yoshiro Makino / Courtesy of wHY and Marciano Art Foundation
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Artbound

A Masonic Temple with an Eccentric History Re-Opens as a Contemporary Art Museum

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles at the moment isn’t for a new restaurant, a pop concert or a sports showdown – it’s for the re-opening of a Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard.
Ronald Reagan being inducted into the L.A. Breakfast Club, Herald-Examiner, July 26, 1967
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The Strangest Club in Los Angeles

Every Wednesday morning for over 90 years, Angelenos have gathered together in Griffith Park to sing songs, recite a strange poem, meet new friends and breakfast on ham and eggs. Or, as the members of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club would say: MNX.
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