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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 07:19 PM PDT

Weekend: LA County Fair Opens

How early in the day will you consume your first fried treat? Plus: The taste, Fiesta Hermosa, Art Deco Fest, LA's birthday, and where to bid summer adieu. ยป

Weekend: The Great Sand Sculpture Contest

Weekend: The Great Sand Sculpture Contest

The buckets and shovels are out in Long Beach. Plus: fried chicken fest, tea festival, Wiltern tour, '80s 5K »

Universal Mazes Announced: "Dracula Untold"

Universal Mazes Announced: "Dracula Untold"

"Dracula Untold" and "American Werewolf" get the eeky treatment. »

5 Avant Garde Abodes: Sunset Magazine Beach Cities Tour

5 Avant Garde Abodes: Sunset Magazine Beach Cities Tour

Wander inside a quintet of cool casas, including the Sunset Idea House. »

LA River First: Fly-Fishing Derby

LA River First: Fly-Fishing Derby

Anglers of every skill level can join the catch-and-release competition. »

Neon On: Pasadena Awesome '80s Run

Neon On: Pasadena Awesome '80s Run

People in side ponytails and skinny ties'll jog at the Rose Bowl. »

OC Fair Wrap-Up by the Numbers

OC Fair Wrap-Up by the Numbers

Some 1,800 Pop Rocks Donuts were sold at the Costa Mesa spectacular. »

Chinese Theatre to Dim Lights for Robin Williams

Chinese Theatre to Dim Lights for Robin Williams

It's the "eighth time ever" that the forecourt lights have been lowered. »

Burritobox Buffs, Prepare: Pizzabox Is on the Way

Burritobox Buffs, Prepare: Pizzabox Is on the Way

The cook-your-pie fast kiosks are set for an early 2015 WeHo debut. »

U.S. Taco Co.: Taco Bell Enters the Fast-Casual Scene

U.S. Taco Co.: Taco Bell Enters the Fast-Casual Scene

Down peach jalapeno BBQ sauce, posh slaws, pulled pork at the new Huntington Beach restaurant. »

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