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  • 20 hours ago | Transportation

    If you've ridden a train lately, you know that you need a TAP card to pay your fare. But did you know that your card will expire? Yes. At some point, each card is set to expire. And when it does, you will have to buy a brand new card and...

  • 3 days ago | Longform

    The L.A. Dodgers are heading to the playoffs as the richest team in the major leagues. With a payroll of $300 million, a TV contract worth $8.35 billion and two of the two best pitchers in the world, they are in a strong position to contend for th...

  • 8 days ago | Metro

    It was almost quitting time on Tuesday when John Gordon and his co-workers started talking about whether the Dodgers would clinch a playoff berth. Gordon is the director of social media at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which means he ...

  • 9 days ago

    For mysterious reasons, the landlocked San Fernando Valley is home to the best surf shop in Los Angeles. Val Surf has been around since 1962, serving the Valley's demand for surfboards, skateboards and snowboards. Pretty much anyone can afford the...

  • 9 days ago

    Founded in 1977, Stained Glass Supplies used to be one of many such shops around Los Angeles. But as stained glass has fallen out of vogue, most of the other ones have closed. Still, there's a dedicated group of crafters who want to learn how to m...

  • 9 days ago

    Officially, it's called the Betty B. Dearing Trail, which begins in Wilacre Park. But everyone calls it Fryman Canyon. The simple 3-mile loop on a fire road offers sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley and the occasional rattlesnake. It's not ...


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