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4 to Watch: Historic Cars Star in a Presidents Day Parade

A Presidents Day parade starts in Playa Vista, loops through Hollywood, then ends up in the Miracle Mile

A Presidents Day celebration will cover a lot of ground Monday. Starting in Playa Vista and heading to Hollywood before ending up on the Miracle Mile, an eight-car parade will feature rolling history, including a limo used by presidents and astronauts.

Below, four stories featured today on NBCLA.com.

How the Petersen Museum Celebrates Presidents Day

With cars, of course. But not just any cars. The museum will roll out eight cars with ties to the presidency and Tinseltown for a parade that begins in Playa Vista, loops through Hollywood and ends up at the Miracle Mile museum. Click here for details and a map.

Petersen Museum
A map of locations in the Petersen Museum Presidents Day parade Monday Feb. 18, 2019. Click here for a larger map.

Waiting It Out: 5 Freeway Closure Strands Drivers North of LA

Some drivers waited for hours as the 5 Freeway was closed north of Los Angeles due to snow and ice. Southbound lanes reopened at about 5 a.m., but the northbound side of the road connecting Southern California with the Central Valley wasn't expected to reopen until around 7 a.m. Click here for updates

[UPDATED 3/6/2019]Photos: Winter Storms Bring Days of Rain, Snow and Wind to Southern California

Rare Owls 'a Real Stunner' in Ghost Town Near Los Angeles Airport

A group of rare owls appears to be thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport. The area used to be a beachfront residential community, but that changed with the age of air travel and nature took its course. Here's why researchers are so excited.

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FILE - In this May 2, 2012 file photo, a mature burrowing owl and three young chicks sit at the entrance to their nest in Brian Piccalo Park in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Researchers have discovered a group of rare burrowing owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

Roll Out the Oscars Road Closures

Hollywood Boulevard was closed a week ahead of the Feb. 24 Academy Awards ceremony. Here's what to know about road closures in the heart of Hollywood this week.

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