A guide to some of the very finest.
They are named after cult leaders, old Mexican ranchos, and the pets and family members of real estate subdividers.
In the era of multimillion-dollar seaside homes, the early days of beachfront housing sound too good to be true.
As car ownership boomed, unremarkable commercial centers became an integral part of the LA landscape.
From Beverly Hills to Compton, the origin stories of more than a dozen Los Angeles cities and neighborhoods.
In the 1950s, Park La Brea was built to house 10,000 residents in 18 high-rises and dozens of garden apartments.