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

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

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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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