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The Hollywood Sign Was Torn Down 40 Years Ago And Completely Replaced

The Hollywood Sign's been through some stuff -- including being completely torn down and replaced, leaving L.A. without a sign for three months.

Meet The Lobster-Looking Menace Wreaking Havoc In Local Streams, Which Is Bad News For Everyone

The crayfish are driving away the predators that were keeping the region's mosquito population in check.

Where You Should Eat Filipino Food In L.A. Right Now

Pinoy restaurant roots run deep here and a new generation of Filipino chefs is familiarizing diners with flavors from their motherland.

This OC Couple Is Clawing Their Way Out Of Homelessness, And Texting Us Along The Way

The county moved them from the Santa Ana riverbed into a motel -- and now they have less than a week before they'll be forced to move again.

Ex-LAPD Watchdog Claims He Was Fired For Watchdogging His Own Boss

James Willis says he was fired for blowing the whistle when his boss -- the LAPD Inspector General -- shared information with a reporter that Willis believed could hamper investigations or even endanger lives.

SoCal Gas To Pay $119M To LA City And County For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. Tally So Far: $1B (And Counting)

The settlement includes $45.4 million for "local environmental benefit projects," which would include a long-term health study.

There's A New Jonathan Gold Mural In West LA

It features Gold in his bowler hat, an image as distinctive in the foodie world as Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette is to movie buffs.

LA's Baseball Story Isn't Just The Dodgers (It's Also The Aztecas, The 1st Wrigley Field And More)

Baseball in Southern California goes way back before the Dodgers even arrived here from Brooklyn.

USC President Resigns After Scandal, On Scandal, On Scandal. Here's What Happened

A summary of the lawsuits, the investigations, and who's involved.

This Hole-In-The-Wall Serves Some Of SoCal's Best Xinjiang Cuisine

Halal street food, hand-cut noodles, dense bread stews and lamb kabobs -- finding the food of Western and Central China in the San Gabriel Valley.

Meet Adonis, The New Mountain Lion In Town. He's Kind Of A Big Deal

The discovery of a striking young male puma could mean kittens are on the way.

A Guide To LA's Scooter Chaos: What You Can (And Can't) Do On Birds And Limes

There have also been more than a few questions about the rules. Let's go for a convoluted ride.

How To Hit Nine Bars In West Hollywood In One Night

When you want to go the distance without going far at all.

It's So Hot In LA You Could Cook A 3-Course Meal In Your Car. So We Did

You may have noticed it's hot in Los Angeles. Sizzling hot. Perhaps hot enough to bake something on the dash of your car? Spoiler: yes.

The Secret History Of The Pasadena Restaurant That Was Once An Atomic Bomb Research Site

Underground tunnels leading to Caltech. A rare mural. An office where Albert Einstein worked. How much of it is fact and how much is fiction?

Essay: The Hater's Guide To Reading About LA In The New York Times

The newspaper sent a Brooklyn novelist to enlighten us.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Torrance And All Its Breweries

With 11 breweries, Torrance has the highest concentration of them in the region, according to the L.A. County Brewers Guild.

Nothing Can Fix LA Traffic, So Deal With It

Not new trains. Not freeways. Not flying cars. Not Elon Musk. It's unfixable.

Heat Hacks: How To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Hot hot help. It's a heatwave and we've got zero chill about finding you a cooling center. Here's a list of local resources and DIY tips from formerly warm people.

Thomas Guide Maps: The Rise And Fall of LA's Directional Holy Grail

There was a time you wouldn't dare leave your house without a Thomas Guide. Here's the history of this beloved tome.

Black Babies Die At Twice The Rate Of White Babies. My Family Is Part Of This Statistic

Black infants die before their first birthday at twice the rate of their white counterparts. Over the next few weeks, reporter Priska Neely will be sharing stories of people in Southern California and across the country who are trying to change that statistic.

Try Your Hand At Solving Our 'LA To The Core' Puzzle

To celebrate LAist's return, our in-house puzzlemaster created a quiz that tests just how much of an Angeleno you really are.

How California Lawmakers Goosed Jackpots To Create Record-Setting Lottery Sales

The California Lottery is minting money after a 2010 change in state law lifted the cap on how much could go to prizes. The change was designed to boost the amount the lottery sends to schools, the agency's only beneficiary, but education dollars haven't kept pace.

LA Explained: Homelessness

Why does L.A. have so many homeless people? Here's what you need to know.

9 Museums In LA You Probably Haven't Been To Yet

Here are some museum gems that don't always grab headlines, but are still waiting to blow your mind.

TFW You Relaunch A Website And You Hope Someone Notices

This was almost a playlist of Julie Andrews and The Kinks. Maybe tomorrow.

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The 10 Best Diners In Los Angeles

Nothing beats the combination of pancakes and hot coffee.

The 8 Best Niche Museums And Galleries In Los Angeles

From Hollywood to Montecito Heights to Culver City.

The 7 Best Places To Dog-Watch Around L.A. (Even If You Don't Have A Dog)

To paraphrase Raymond Carver, dogs are a small, good thing.

The Best Art Supply Stores In Los Angeles

Because there is no greater joy than an entire aisle of paints...

The Best Outside-The-Box Karaoke Parties In Los Angeles

Why sing by yourself when you can rock out with a live band?

The 7 Most Iconic Cemeteries In Los Angeles

Visit these cemeteries to embrace your goth side and learn about L.A.'s past.

The 8 Best Jewish Delis In Los Angeles

Familiarize yourself with L.A.'s Jewish deli scene, just in time for Rosh Hashanah.

The 11 Best Biscuits In Los Angeles

Pair them with meats, or sweets, or even a cocktail.

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Whether you're into soul or noise rock, there's something for everyone.

The Best Places For Birdwatching In Los Angeles

We've got everything from egrets to parrots. And how about chickens?

Seven Of The Best Vintage Clothing Stores In Los Angeles

These vintage shops are ideal for digging out diamonds in the semi-rough.

The Eight Best Sound Baths In Los Angeles

Are you ready for a sonic journey of healing?

The Best Breakfast Spots In L.A.

We have everything from eggs Benedict, to shakshuka, to vegan donuts.

The Best Breakfast Spots In L.A.

We have everything from eggs Benedict, to shakshuka, to vegan donuts.

The 10 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

Contrary to what the rest of the country may believe, L.A. knows how to make a good bagel.

The Best 'Everyday' Dinner Spots In Los Angeles

When you're not looking for a special occasion, just something comfortable and consistent.

The Best 'Everyday' Dinner Spots In Los Angeles

When you're not looking for a special occasion, just something comfortable and consistent.

Beat The Heat With L.A.'s Nine Best Milkshakes

L.A.'s milkshakes bring all the boys to the...you know what, never mind, we already regret this pun.

The Best Underrated Movie Theaters In Los Angeles

From a classroom that only seats 60 people, to a church that hosts silent film screenings, here are some under-the-radar places to catch a movie.

The Best Underrated Movie Theaters In Los Angeles

From a classroom that only seats 60 people, to a church that hosts silent film screenings, here are some under-the-radar places to catch a movie.

Best Places To Be Alone In Los Angeles

Sometimes L.A. is best appreciated when solo.

Where To Find The Best Russian Food In L.A.

In addition to favorites like pickled herring and blinis, you can also find lesser-known items like tvorog and kvass in L.A.

The Best Themed Bars In Los Angeles

From airplanes to cryptozoology, L.A.'s got a bar for every topic under the sun.

The Best Outdoor Dining Patios In Los Angeles

Summer is just a few weeks away, which means it's time to dine al fresco.

The Best Places To Meet Someone From The Internet For A First Date In L.A.

Plus, all the dos and don'ts you need to know for choosing a place.

The Best Comic Book Stores In Los Angeles

From the newcomers to the long-time collectors, L.A.'s comic book stores are open to everyone.

The Best Cheese Stores In Los Angeles

Also, there are plenty of good cheesemongers in L.A. to help guide your way.

The 10 Best Places To Be Really, Really Stoned In Los Angeles

From museums to places where you can stuff your face, here are some spots that will keep your high going.

The 7 Best Vegan Brunches In L.A.

In the mood for persimmons with red crisp grapes and watercress? Or quinoa tabbouleh?

The Best 24-Hour Restaurants In Los Angeles

Where hard-boiled Angelenos find hard-boiled eggs 24-hours a day.

The Eight Best L.A. Eats That Aren't Actually From L.A.

From ice cream shops to dumpling joints, not all of L.A.'s best eateries were born here.

Ten Of The Best Poems About Los Angeles

From the work of Wanda Coleman to Dana Gioia, ten of the best poems about the City of Angels.

The Eight Best Bowls Of Ramen In L.A.

Los Angeles is serving up some of the best ramen in the country right now. Here's where to find it.

The 11 Best Hangover Foods For Your Morning After

Whatever your hangover needs, these dishes have you covered.

Where To Find The Best Exotic Ice Cream Flavors in Los Angeles

You can find flavors like mango and sticky rice, sweet potato, and beer and pretzels.

The 13 Best Spas In Los Angeles

For when you need to escape the real world for a bit.

A Guide To L.A.'s Other Walks Of Fame

There are "walks" for porn stars, animal stars, and fake doctors.

9 Hearty Soups To Warm You Up During The Winter

Enjoy them while it's still cold in L.A.

9 Hearty Soups To Warm You Up During The Winter

Enjoy them while it's still cold in L.A.

L.A.'s Best New Bars Of 2016

2016 sucked. Here's some great places to drink away the pain of this past year.

L.A.'s Best New Restaurants Of 2016

From Cafe Birdie to Erven, and everything in between.

The 11 Best Places To Get Pasta In L.A.

There's even a place that serves fantastic vegan pasta.

The Best Los Angeles-Themed Halloween Costumes

From shifty private investigators, to pink-clad pseudo celebs, here are some L.A.-centric characters you can dress up as for your October festivities.

The 10 Best Doughnut Shops In L.A.

The doughnut renaissance is upon us in L.A.

The 12 Best Runs In Los Angeles

From the mountains to the sea.

The Best Pizzas In Los Angeles

Heaven on a slice.

12 Places To Get Breakfast Pizza In Los Angeles

You can eat pizza for breakfast.

The Best Tattoo Shops In Los Angeles

Looking to get some ink done?

The 14 Most Beautiful Patios For Brunch In Los Angeles

If there's an outdoor patio involved, then we've basically snagged the golden ticket for brunch.

The 11 Best Tater Tots In Los Angeles

We munch on them compulsively when they're around. But have we taken the time to really consider tater tots?

The 11 Best Classic And Quintessentially Los Angeles Dishes

From "The Godmother" at Bay Cities to the Hollenbeck burrito at El Tepeyac, these eleven dishes are classic Los Angeles.

The 10 Best Indie Bookstores In Los Angeles

Bonus: Book recommendations from the staff at each of our favorite stores.

The 9 Best Web Series About Living In Los Angeles

Here are some of the scripted series that speak to what a wonderful, diverse, imperfect, mind-boggling, neurotic and sometimes terrible place Los Angeles can be.

The Best Vegan And Dairy-Free Frozen Treats In Los Angeles

The vegan and dairy-free crowd shouldn't be left out when it comes to sweet refreshment. We ALL scream for ice cream, after all.

Los Angeles' 10 Most Essential LGBTQ Bars And Clubs

Bars have acted as the bloodline of the LGBTQ community and we need them now more than ever.

The 5 Best Places Outdoors To Escape The Heat

During a heatwave the beaches are flocked, energy use soars, and hiking the local trails can turn into a dangerous affair. Luckily, there are alternatives within reach.

The Six Best Public Pools In Los Angeles

Chlorine is the opiate of the masses.

The 18 Best Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

Whether you're looking to stick your toes in the sand while you sip or challenge a friend to ping-pong over a beer, we rounded up our favorite bars for outdoor drinking in Los Angeles.

The Best Empanadas In Los Angeles

Whether you're showing up to a party with a welcome dozen or two, or just looking for a tasty snack, here are our favorite empanadas around L.A.

The Best Rooftop Bars In Los Angeles

From dazzling views of the city lights below to soothing ocean vistas, we rounded up our favorite rooftop bars around L.A.

19 Places In Los Angeles For Stoners To Satisfy The Munchies

From crazy mac and cheese mashups to ice cream-stuffed donuts, here's plenty of tasty grub for your 4/20 celebrations.

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Are you a hardcore crate-digger?

The 10 Best Record Stores In Los Angeles

Are you a hardcore crate-digger?

Our Favorite Beers From Local Breweries

Whether you're craving a super-hoppy IPA, a tart sour or a smoky porter—or really anything in between—here are our favorite beers from local brewers.

The 8 Best Soup Dumpling Shops In Los Angeles

Naturally, Din Tai Fung made the cut. But here are some other places to check out when their line is too long.

The 15 Best Dive Bars In Los Angeles

From dimly-lit, raucous joints to rough-around-the-edges neighborhood locals that open early in the morning, here are our favorite dive bars in L.A.

The 11 Best Bagels In Los Angeles

From decades-old institutions to new-school offerings, here are our favorite bagels around town.

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