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Members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Metropolitan Division participate in a simulation of a Paris-style coordinated attack. The team was tested on response time to converge on this site. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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In Wake Of Attacks, U.S. Cities Step Up Terrorism Simulations

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Los Angeles Unified school district buses sit idle following an "electronic threat" on Tuesday. More than 600,000 students were being sent home or told not to come to school. Paul Buck/EPA/Landov hide caption

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(Top) A worker at Blue Creations prepares a pair of blue jeans for a crinkle effect known as "3-D whiskers." (Bottom) Employees at Blue Creations apply the destruction/distressing process to jeans by sanding, ripping and tearing them on molds. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

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Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. John Francis Peters for NPR & Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

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The "castle room" was the first room opened by Maze Rooms in Los Angeles. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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'Escape Rooms' Challenge Players To Solve Puzzles To Get Out

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Beekeeper Rob McFarland (photographed last year) inspects the beehive he keeps on the roof of his Los Angeles house. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow residents to keep beehives in their backyards. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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When A Budget Motel Is 'Home,' There's Little Room For Childhood

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A group of African-American men are confronted by state troopers with bayonets at a street corner in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Out Of Long-Gone Rubble Of The Watts Riots, Scars And Signs Of Healing

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Daniel Harmon, a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq, looks out the window of his room at the Hollywood Veterans Center in Los Angeles. The facility provides housing to homeless vets. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win

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The Eastside Bicycle Club on a 35 mile Saturday evening ride with stops for tacos. Carlos Morales hide caption

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On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

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