Living L.A. Vida Loca: 11 Things You’ll Only Find in Los Angeles

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Tinseltown. La La Land. City of Angels. The Big Orange. Los Angeles is a land of many nicknames and iterations. From the original native tribes to the dusty farmlands and oil fields of yore, through the Hollywood golden age to the birthplace of hippies and well-tanned entrepreneurs, Los Angeles has grown into a melting pot of cultures where you can find just about anything you could ever want at a moment’s notice. A land of opportunity and action that moves at a relaxed trot, yet never ceases.

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And while the options are plentiful, there are some things that you will only find here in L.A. Beyond the glitz and glamour, the star maps, the red carpet premieres, the reality TV titans, and the tourist traps, here are 10 signposts to guide you through the (local access only) giant sprawl that is Los Angeles. You know you’re in L.A. when you…

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