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The Los Angeles Central Library; Credit: Matthew Field

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at the Library

L.A.-area libraries offer much more than books on loan, from yoga classes to art exhibits. Their variety of free events are diverse enough to make you feel like you're making the most of the city, even if you're on a budget. Here are ten of them... 10. Get Your Yoga On......
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That's Amazing! Huell Howser Exhibit Opens at Chapman University

At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 29, the quaint campus of Chapman University, normally quiet at this hour, swelled with an eager and excitable fandom. They crowded around vendor booths lining Grand Street, and formed a line, 150 people deep, outside the Leatherby Libraries. They'd come to see a......
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The Memories Behind the Memorabilia, at Hollywood Park's Auction

"It's a weird combination - feeling sentimental about this place, and wanting to buy things from it," Sharron Evans says as she wanders the auction showroom at the recently closed Hollywood Park racetrack this past Saturday.  Within the Player's Club - what was less than a month ago a wagering......
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Bars, Please Turn off Your Televisions

In Old Hollywood -- that glorified era that still occupies the minds of thousands of dream-seeking L.A. newcomers both young and old -- ideas were born, scripts were hatched, romances kindled, careers built or smashed, in bars. Musso & Frank and The Writer's Room, The Dresden and The Brown Derby,......
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Hollywood Park Workers Look Back at History

See also: Hollywood Park is Shutting Down. Will Horse Racing Be Next? On the third floor of the Hollywood Park track, under two grand paintings of horse racing scenes, Nola Ferraro sets up bar. With bouncy blond hair and a warm, red-lipsticked smile, she wears her 61 years well. She......
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15 Things to Do in L.A. If You're Having a Bad Day

Los Angeles may be the city of perpetual sun and cheery attitudes, yet it is certainly possible to have a bad day here. And bad days in L.A. really stink, given that it's usually gorgeous outside. Luckily, there are a ton of things to do here, and many of them......
Tom Lenk as Kevin in Home Alone; Credit: 30 Minute Musicals

A 30-Minute Musical Version of Home Alone, Starring Chaz Bono

The holidays in L.A. are marked not by snow but by the heavy fall of holiday-themed shows into small theaters across the city. Multitudes of A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, and holiday comedy revues grace our stages. Among these is 30 Minute Musical's stage adaptation of Home Alone......