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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.
Charles Manson in his cell at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, 1982.
NEIL LEIFER/GETTY IMAGES
FEATURES

The Charles Manson Industry

What led to—and has arisen from—the infamous 1969 murders is weirder, darker, and more hypocritical than you ever imagined.

ILLUSTRATION BY VICTOR JUHASZ
FICTION

Above Santa Cruz

From the author of Maggie Brown & Others, a new short story involving a dilapidated mansion, Lizzie Borden, and a feeling of existential loneliness.

The ever-growing population of feral horses threatens the Emigrant Springs ecosystem.
CHARLES POST
COVER STORY

Feral Horses, Fierce Controversy

Wild mustang populations are out of control, competing with cattle and native wildlife for resources. If the federal government doesn’t rein them in, ranchers may take matters into their own hands.

The Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility, where more than 600 migrant children have been held over the past 10 years.
EMILY HARGER/REVEAL
POLITICS

Inside Yolo County’s Decision to Jail Migrant Kids

Yolo County has been jailing unaccompanied migrant children. Supporters claim they’re rescuing these minors from an uncertain fate. Critics say that’s one “hell of a savior complex.”

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.