Homes + Spaces

Where to Enjoy the Retro Downtown Charms of Orange County

From Orange to Tustin, these urban centers are worth a visit.

Life Outside

California Is a Land (and Sea) of Natural Giants

From migrating whales to epic trees, a new museum exhibit in San Francisco explores these larger-than-life residents.

Music + Culture

Bestselling Writer Jonathan Franzen Finds “Anonymity” in Santa Cruz

The author discusses birdwatching and other observations around his new California home.

Homes + Spaces

A Map to the Iconic, Midcentury Case Study Homes of Los Angeles

Made famous in Julius Shulman’s photos, these architectural legends still captivate fans.

Homes + Spaces, Music + Culture

How Well Do You Know the History of Hollywood’s Capitol Records Building?

Did you know the red beacon on the spire continuously blinks the word “Hollywood” in Morse code?

Makers + Entrepreneurs, Music + Culture

Los Angeles Welcomes Not One, But Three Shows on Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei This Fall

The first will be the city’s premier institutional exhibition on the artist.

Life Outside, Makers + Entrepreneurs

What Summit Will Mark Pattison Achieve Next?

Former NFL player turns to the world’s tallest mountains on a journey to accomplish an unprecedented goal.

Music + Culture

Why California Schools Topped Another “Best Colleges” List

A healthy state economy awaits many Golden State graduates.

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