When People Could Actually Afford To Live There

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It took us a few hundred hours to get through it, so now we can confidently recommend it to you for days of work-distraction. The voluminous LA Times 125th Anniversary Special Home Edition from last weekend gives us some great reasons to live in the most overinflated real estate bubble of all time. Plus it has great So Cal-in-the-50’s images.

We especially like two pieces that introduced us to terms critical for any modern LA dweller: Diane Wedner talks about our propensity for having “disaster amnesia” when choosing where to live; and David Keeps’ “What were they thinking?”, gives a name to the aggregated pastel growths infecting our streets: Condominio Tuscano.