5. The mission, the dead and the boulders

Mission San Fernando Rey de España (15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.) went up in 1797, 17th of the 21 California missions. The surrounding Mission Hills neighborhood — a gritty triangle made by the 5, 118 and 405 freeways — is not a tourist haven. But the mission complex has been... Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times