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When Anaheim's Flying-Saucer Arena Touched Down Near Disneyland

In the summer of 1967, visitors to the Anaheim Convention Center might have wondered if one of Tomorrowland's flying saucers ...

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Was Western Avenue Once L.A.'s Western Boundary?

It seems logical enough. Western Avenue, as the oft-repeated explanation goes, is so named because it once formed L.A.'s ...

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Photos: Aliso Street, Before It Became the 101 Freeway

Long before it became the downtown portion of the 101 freeway, Aliso Street was a major transportation corridor for early Los ...

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When East Hollywood's Barnsdall Art Park Was an Olive Orchard

Before the Hollyhock House, there were olive trees -- a veritable army of them, each spaced 20 feet apart, marching up the ...

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