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  • November 11, 1918: The end of World War I enables Los Angeles’s soldiers to return home, stimulating the local economy.
    HISTORY

    L.A.’s Annus Mirabilis

    - 1919 was an extraordinary year for Los Angeles, the city gained a major art museum, a movie studio, a university, a symphony, and a little restaurant called Musso & Frank.
Author Julian Guthrie (center) with the Alpha Girls. From left: Theresia Gouw, Mary Jane Elmore, Sonja Hoel, and Magdalena Yesil
CHRIS HARDY
BOOK EXCERPT

Silicon Valley’s Hidden Figures

Meet the women who were outnumbered, insulted, and sidelined in the male-dominated tech industry—they helped create some of the world’s most successful companies.

L.A.-based composers Carolyn Chen, left, and Julia Adolphe outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Both of their works were performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of its 100th-anniversary celebration.
TOD SEELIE
MUSIC

Sanctuary Symphony

Time's Up for exclusivity in classical music. At 100-years-old, the L.A. Philharmonic welcomes the next century's music makers with open arms.

Scripps Research CEO Peter Schultz joined the institute’s research arm with Calibr’s high-throughput screening system to radically cut the costs of developing drugs and the time between drug discovery and FDA approval.
RACHAEL PORTER
SCIENCE

From Bench to Bedside

By connecting medical research to drug testing, Scripps Research and its Calibr division aim to radically shorten the time between discovery and FDA approval for new drugs. 

Jack London in November 1916, weeks before his death from uremic poisoning and a morphine overdose at his Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen, California.
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PROFILE

The First and Last Lives of Jack London

Wolf House represented the author’s ambition and success, but the Sonoma County mansion burned to the ground before he could move in. It was an emotional loss he never recovered from.

A feral cat runs free in Sage Park, two miles from Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.
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ANIMALS

The Happiest Cats on Earth

Disneyland is an unlikely battleground in the war between feral-cat lovers and public health officials.

Drag queen and burlesque performer Violet Chachki mid–lip sync.
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PORTFOLIO

Los Angeles Underground

Far beyond the polish and respectability of Disney Hall and the Huntington lies a vibrant subculture of performance art, drag nights, and bondage and body modification events. Photographer Safi Alia Shabaik is there to capture it all.

Planet has built the world’s largest constellation of satellites. The company has deployed more than 300 Dove satellites; about 140 are active.
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SPACE

A Dove’s Eye View

Planet has about 140 shoebox-size satellites that take 1.2 million pictures a day. They’ve spotted North Korea’s nuclear tests, the massacre of Muslim Rohingya, and California forest fires — images that are changing how we look at ...