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When PCH Blasted Through Point Mugu

Today, Pacific Coast Highway passes effortlessly through Point Mugu between Oxnard and Malibu. But when highway engineers began ...

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What Flattened the Top of Mt. Lee (of Hollywood Sign Fame)?

Behind the Hollywood Sign rises the 1,708-foot summit of Mount Lee, a hilltop flattened for a never-built house that would have ...

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Before the 110 Freeway, Figueroa Street Ran Through These Tunnels

Until 1943, the Art Deco tunnels carried Figueroa Street's two-way traffic through the Elysian Hills.

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Photos: When Trolley Tracks Ran Through Southland Beaches

They might have been somewhat of a sonic nuisance, but in the early twentieth century, trolley lines were an essential ...

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