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Beverly Hills' Refuge For The Stars Turns 100

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Eva Longoria Offers DNC A Bridge To Latino Voters

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Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?

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Robert Crais: L.A. Is 'Natural Canvas' For Nightmare

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Journalist Karl Fleming Chronicled Civil Rights Era

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A Rainbow Of Happy Endings In Ethnic Romances

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At Bravo, A Pop-Culture Kingpin Works Day And Night

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Anaheim, Calif., On Edge After Violent Protests

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Calif. Nuclear Plant Still Offline After Six Months

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A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

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Rodney King Dies In Swimming Pool At Age 47

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Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

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Obama To Fundraise In Economically Strapped Calif.

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The L.A. Riots, As A Neighbor Remembers It

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How Koreatown Rose From The Ashes Of L.A. Riots

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