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The View from Dodger Stadium in 1877

Before Dodger Stadium, there was Mount Lookout -- one of the best vantage points for sweeping views of Los Angeles.

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Bellevue Terrace and Beaudry Park: L.A.'s Two Lost Hilltop Gardens

Bellevue Terrace and Beaudry Park might have become jewels of L.A.'s parks system, but the city failed to set aside the ...

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A Diner Shaped Like an Oil Can? It Happened in Montebello

There are greasy spoons, and then there was The Oil Can.

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How L.A. Celebrated Sunset Boulevard's Opening in 1904

Sunset may have been its name, but the boulevard's grand opening on May 14, 1904, marked the dawning of a new age in Los ...

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