An enterprising resident of the small Los Angeles neighborhood of Hermon built a retaining wall using concrete, bricks, bricks, rocks, wagon wheels, and a variety of automobile parts.
Sitting innocently in the quiet neighborhood of South Pasadena you’ll find one of the most notorious houses in cinematic history — the filmic home of murderer Michael Myers.
At the top of a quiet street in Highland Park, pedestrians can view a series of Los Angeles Times front page headlines preserved in concrete.
For nearly a century, a vicious battle has raged on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles — two opposing factions make the bold claim as the rightful originator of the French Dip Sandwich. And it’s a feud that doesn’t look to be settled in the next 100 years.
Patrons at the most expensive gas station in Los Angeles can expect to pay as much as a dollar more per gallon than any other place in the city.
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781 by 44 people (known as Los Pobladores) who traveled from Sonora and Sinaloa to establish a pueblo for the Spanish empire.
The best vintage streetlight art installation in Los Angeles isn’t at LACMA. No, the best public art focused on historic street lamps is called Vermonica and this Urban Candelabra now sits along the border of Silver Lake and East Hollywood.
In the days of a more walkable Los Angeles, jewelry stores would install free-standing clocks on the sidewalks outside their storefronts. Today, only a few of these historic sidewalk clocks remain in Los Angeles.
Inside Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale you’ll find a small section that serves as the final resting place of infants and children. It’s known, of course, as Babyland.
Back in the early days of Los Angeles, gold mining was a common pursuit in the San Gabriel Mountains above Pasadena. One of the most famous mines of the times — the Dawn Mine — can still be found today … if you know where to look.