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Blood & Dumplings

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If you think you know LA, but secretly yearn to find out more secrets from its undoubtedly checkered past, you might want to board the 1947project Crime Bus. The vehicle for Esotouric, a rather unconventional tour company, it'll take you to dark mysterious places. And dumplings.

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Esotouric offers all kinds of offbeat tours, referencing cultural icons like Raymond Chandler and Tom Waits, but it's the crime tours which are the most weirdly fascinating. On November 29th, Blood & Dumplings takes its victims on a 'criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley… revealing dozens of weird, forgotten crimes and oddities from the valley's past.'

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Highlights include: 'the mysterious Man from Mars Bandit, the lesbian couple whose bickering over spending cash resulted in one pumping the other full of downers until she died, the young bride who spent her wedding day buried under her parents' house, the battling neo-Nazis of El Monte, Phil Spector's spooky castle and the little bar where James Ellroy's murdered mother Jean had her last drink.'

And to top it all off? A selection of dumplings from a local Chinese restaurant. Perfect. RM

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