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Guests bring beverages and food that remind them of loved ones. Amy Pickard provides the "death wine." Lisa Napoli/NPR hide caption

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One Woman Helps Others Make Sure End-Of-Life Planning Is 'Good To Go'

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Ads for tech companies like Apple and Netflix dominate billboards on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Linda Wang/NPR hide caption

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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

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Jesse Hernandez, shown in a handout photo from the Los Angeles Fire Department, spent more than 12 hours in the city's sewer pipes. Hernandez family/LAFD hide caption

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Debris and mud cover the street in front of shops in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday after heavy rain brought deadly flooding to the region. Daniel Dreifuss/AP hide caption

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James Brown, who was homeless for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, in his apartment building in East Hollywood. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In A Push To House The Homeless, High Prices Are Eroding Gains

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Mortician Caitlin Doughty has traveled around the world exploring the ways other cultures approach death. Mara Zehler hide caption

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Mortician Explores Cultures' Many Paths For 'Sacred Transition' Of Death

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner often spoke of how he would one day be entombed in the plot he'd bought next to Marilyn Monroe. Her crypt is at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Mel Bouzad/Getty Images hide caption

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A young Chicanita hawks La Raza newspapers at the Poor People's Campaign, Washington, D.C. May-July 1968. Maria Varela/Maria Varela Photography hide caption

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, has pleaded not guilty to U.S. federal charges. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (from left), IOC President Thomas Bach and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo raise hands Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, after the IOC voted the cities can work out a deal to host the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-gentrification activists staged a protest outside Weird Wave Coffee Brewers recently, chanting "Weird Cafe has got to go." Saul Gonzalez/KCRW hide caption

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In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

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