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Last House Standing on Bunker Hill

By 1969, bulldozers had cleared Bunker Hill of its Victorian mansions. Steam shovels had shaved 30 feet off its summit. Only ...

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How Dana Cove Became Dana Point Harbor

How did engineers transform a notorious surf spot known as "Killer Dana" into a place fit for kayaks, paddleboards, and Bermuda ...

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The Great Los Angeles Lion Hunt of 1892

Two mountain lions had been sighted in Elysian Park. The hunt was on.

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Photos: When the Red Car Rolled Through Orange County

How important was the Pacific Electric's arrival to Orange County? When its red cars first rolled into Pacific City in 1904, ...

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