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LAX to allow marijuana in carry-ons

OS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA. In 2016, California passed Proposition…

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New high-speed train connects Las Vegas to Southern California in 2 hours

Las Vegas and Southern California will be connected in just two hours by high-speed trains: that is the plan of Brightline, the company which has built a new rail link in Florida. The Miami-based firm has bought another enterprise, XpressWest, which has existing rights to build a high-speed rail corridor between Southern California and Las Vegas. Brightline believes services will begin on its second privately funded line in 2022. It is buying 38 acres of…

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Chinatown: The Story of an L.A. Icon

The historic neighborhood is experiencing a dining and nightlife renaissance Updated on February 16, 2018 East Gate at Chinatown Central Plaza | Photo courtesy of Space-wanderer, Discover Los Angeles Flickr Pool Chinatown is one of L.A.’s most popular tourist destinations, located in Downtown L.A. near the city’s civic and cultural center. Travelers may be confused by the “New Chinatown” mural that marks the neighborhood’s Central Plaza, but there’s a story behind that. L.A.’s first Chinatown…

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Best Hikes in L.A. to Discover Film & TV Locations

Step outdoors and into your favorite movies and series. Updated on February 22, 2018 Trailhead at Vasquez Rocks | Los Angeles provides the setting for much of America’s media and pop culture—naturally, considering the industries born here. Many know that Malibu’s Point Dume is an iconic Planet of the Apes location; or recognize the surreal-looking Vasquez Rocks from Star Trek and Westworld, the Bronson Caves made famous by the 1960s Batman series, and of course…

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Celebrate Modernism in Los Angeles

Discover authentic Mid-Century masterpieces in L.A. Updated on February 22, 2018 Photo courtesy of Stahl House, Facebook For architecture geeks and scholars, Los Angeles is a mecca for Modernism. From iconic residences to stunning public buildings, discover Mid-Century masterpieces in L.A. For Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers, the name “Hanna-Barbera” brings up childhood memories of Saturday mornings watching beloved cartoons like The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and The Smurfs. Founded in 1957 by former…

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