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  • One popular urban explorer target was the S.S. Independence, a ship built in 1951 and abandoned in San Francisco in 2001. Explorers were able to photograph it before it was scrapped in India in 2009.
    JON HAEBER
    UNDERGROUND

    Trespassing for Treasures

    - Where others see blight and danger, Jonathan Haeber is the preservationist, adventurer and outlaw who sees exquisite decay.
Lucy Fisher in her office at Red Wagon Entertainment in Los Angeles. The award-winning producer’s films include “The Great Gatsby,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Jarhead.”
KEVIN SCANLON
ALTA Q&A

Writing Her Own Script

Lucy Fisher started out as a waitress, but ended up running the studio. Will Hearst sits down for a Q&A with the groundbreaking Hollywood executive.

The scene around the well as crews work to rescue three-year-old Kathy Fiscus.
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HISTORY

A Little Girl, a Deep Well and a Big Story

When three-year-old Kathy Fiscus fell down a well in San Marino, the attempt to rescue her was the first-ever significant news story to be televised live.

Beverly Hills school board President Lisa Korbatov has spent years trying to stop LA Metro from building a subway under Beverly Hills High School, citing alleged risks ranging from poisonous fumes to exploding gases to potential terrorism.
DANIA MAXWELL/REVEAL
POLITICS

An Heiress and the Subway

The battle over the L.A. Metro's proposed extension beneath Beverly Hills High has links to President Donald Trump and a questionable real estate deal.

A sandstone tower in the Valley of the Gods, with Cedar Mesa in the background. President Trump’s executive order removed both areas from the Bears Ears National Monument.
GORDON WILTSIE
COVER STORY

Bears Ears’ Last Stand

Where mountains, lakes and mesa are holy sites. Nomads hunted wooly mammoths in this mythic place.

Pop group The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) pose for a Teenset magazine cover photo in 1969. Clockwise from top left: Miss Cynderella, Miss Sandra, Miss Christine and Miss Pamela.
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MUSIC

Miss Christine: Rock Legend

Christine Frka was a muse to Alice Cooper, a secretary to Frank Zappa, and was a member of a pioneering all-girl band. She died at the age of 22

Selena Rivera, held by mom Bertha, looks out the window before Bertha and husband Manuel cover it with the blanket above to spend the night here. Manual has to work in the morning at his security guard job, and the family sleeps in their car in the parking lot of Jewish Family Service of San Diego.
CHARLIE NEUMAN
HOMELESS

People Who Live in Cars

About 150 people living in their cars in San Diego have found a safe place to park for the night — more than 1,100 others have not

Jeff Chavez and his girlfriend have made their home in a makeshift tent on Skid Row for the past five years. Every two weeks, the couple decamp to make way for street cleaning.
KEVIN WEINSTEIN
HOMELESS

L.A.’s Skid Row: Life Goes On

Approved ballot measures and billions of dollars promise help for California’s 134,000 homeless people -- again