Lori Bettison-Varga

president and director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County

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One of LA’s most beloved sites is the La Brea Tar Pits, consisting of a park, pools of asphalt in which are trapped fiberglass mammoths; and the 1977 George C.

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