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<i>Los Angeles east of downtown</i><br>
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Are you AWOD, as in always west of downtown? Sure, that side of L.A. has Hollywood, the beach and Griffith Park, but you're depriving yourself of an essential part of Los Angeles if you're AWOD. You're missing out on Pasadena's antique shops, San Gabriel Valley's cheap eateries and Santa Anita's hiking trails. To entice you to venture eastward, here's how you can experience the east side for half off or less. Keeping your Thursdays free helps.<br>
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<i>Pictured: A grand staircase leads from the main hallway of the Huntington Art Gallery's first floor, now a sequence of period rooms.</i>

( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )

Los Angeles east of downtown

Are you AWOD, as in always west of downtown? Sure, that side of L.A. has Hollywood, the beach and Griffith Park, but you're depriving yourself of an essential part of Los Angeles if you're AWOD. You're missing out on Pasadena's antique shops, San Gabriel Valley's cheap eateries and Santa Anita's hiking trails. To entice you to venture eastward, here's how you can experience the east side for half off or less. Keeping your Thursdays free helps.

Pictured: A grand staircase leads from the main hallway of the Huntington Art Gallery's first floor, now a sequence of period rooms.

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