La Brea


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La Brea

(lə brā`ə), area, S Calif., formerly in Rancho La Brea. The La Brea asphalt pits, which yielded prehistoric animal and plant remains, are in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. The first fossils were found in 1875, and since 1906, the pits have been extensively explored.
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Injured Veterans Experience History at La Brea Tar Pits
The first preserved leafcutter bees from the Pleistocene epoch have turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
He said his trans-shipment port will be built at no expense to taxpayers, without incurring US$750 million in debt to the Chinese government, and without causing commercial vehicular traffic to pass through residential parts of La Brea.
Workers conducted the digging 70 feet below the surface of the Wilshire Boulevard location of the city's famous La Brea Tar Pits.
4 million years older than the famous haul from the tar pits at Rancho La Brea in Los Angeles, said Rick Greenwood, a microbiologist and also director of corporate environment health and safety for Southern California Edison.
Los Angeles' Rancho La Brea is one of the world's most famous fossil-bearing sites.
Today there will be no parking on Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street, Yucca Street between Gower Street and Highland Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard between Formosa Avenue and Western Avenue, and Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue.
One company that's tapped into this demand is Los Angeles-based La Brea Bakery, founded in 1989 by pastry chef Nancy Silverton.
MetLife Real Estate Investments has placed a $150 million, five-year, fixed rate first mortgage on The Palazzo East at Park La Brea in Los Angeles.
It was within walking distance of world-class art museums, lush parks, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the venerable Farmers Market.
LOS ANGELES-With the Gourmet Products Show located here this year, it seems appropriate that Lynns Concepts is launching a new La Brea dinnerware collection.