The best photos of summer 2014

The Kings won the Stanley Cup, Downtown got a new music fest and churro ice cream sandwiches became a thing—and we were there to photograph all of it

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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanInstaBrand Party
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Photograph: Angie SmithA Club Called Rhonda
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Photograph: Joshua ThaisenHoli on the Beach 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanFleetmac Wood Disco Party at Short Stop
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSriracha factory tour
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSriracha factory tour
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraJenny Diem, barista - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraJenny Diem, barista - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraMiguel, sales - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraMengdie Guo, CSUF business student - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraMiguel, sales - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraDavid Hernandez, makeup artist - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraDavid Hernandez, makeup artist - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraMengdie Guo, CSUF business student - LACMA Street Style
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanMayhem at Control at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanWaka Flocka Flame at Control at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanControl at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanWaka Flocka Flame at Control at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanThe Grand Reveal: Control presents Congorock at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanThe Grand Reveal: Control presents Congorock at Avalon Hollywood
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Photograph: Adolfo LaraTime Out Food & Drink Awards 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanE3 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanE3 2014
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Photograph: Michael JulianoE3 2014
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Photograph: Ramona SavissLA Kings win the Stanley Cup 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanEDC Las Vegas 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanEDC Las Vegas 2014
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Photograph: Erin KuschnerLA Street Food Fest 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanTwentyWonder 2014 - A Carnival of the Mind
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraAnime Expo 2014
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraAnime Expo 2014
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Photograph: Angie Smith/ Redux PicturesLobster ME, based in Las Vegas, at Lobster Rumble 2014
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Photograph: Angie Smith/ Redux PicturesLobster Rumble 2014
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Photograph: Angie Smith/ Redux PicturesLobster Rumble 2014
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Photograph: Angie Smith/ Redux PicturesLobster Rumble 2014
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Photograph: Penelope EatonHARD Summer 2014
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Photograph: Penelope EatonTiesto at HARD Summer 2014
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Photograph: Eleonor SeguraStar Girls at Dragonfly
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSienna Sinclaire's Naughty Circus
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanLos Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanLos Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014
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Photograph: Mallory TurnerMade in America 2014
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Photograph: Mallory TurnerZZ Ward at Made in America 2014
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Photograph: Mallory TurnerCapital Cities at Made in America 2014
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Photograph: Mallory TurnerImagine Dragons at Made in America 2014
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 1
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Photograph: Mallory TurnerNightmare & The Cat at Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 1
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 1
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Photograph: Kate WertheimerSunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 1
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Photograph: Kate WertheimerSunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 1
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanSunset Strip Music Festival 2014: Day 2
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What marks the end of summer in LA? Back to school? The slow creep toward fewer daylight hours? The rollout of pumpkin spice lattes? It sure doesn't feel like it, but fall has officially begun. And with that, we thought we'd look back at some of our favorite moments from this summer. The short of it is, we had a blast this year, but don't take our word for it—click through the slide show above for some of our favorite shots, and check out photos of some of the summer's best events below.

LA Kings win the Stanley Cup
Sports and fitness

LA Kings win the Stanley Cup

LA Kings fans took to the streets to celebrate the Stanley Cup win

E3 2014
Things to do

E3 2014

We hit the show floor at this year's E3 to take a look at blockbuster games, booth babes and cosplaying fans

EDC 2014: Our 100 best photos
Things to do

EDC 2014: Our 100 best photos

Electric Daisy Carnival lit up Las Vegas this weekend, and as ravers of all ages swarmed the city, we were there for all of the neon fun

Anime Expo 2014
Things to do

Anime Expo 2014

We hit the show floor at this year's Anime Expo to snap the best of the thousands of anime enthusiasts and over-the-top cosplayers

TwentyWonder 2014
Things to do

TwentyWonder 2014

We hit up this year's TwentyWonder for "A Carnival of the Mind," featuring luchadores, live music and more

Lobster Rumble 2014
Restaurants

Lobster Rumble 2014

The claws came out during Tasting Table's Lobster Rumble 2014 to determine who makes LA's best lobster roll

HARD Summer music fest 2014 (NSFW)
Music

HARD Summer music fest 2014 (NSFW)

Angelenos partied, well, hard at this local EDM fest, and we have the shots to prove it

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014
Restaurants

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014

It's OK—we won't judge you for drooling

FYF 2014: Lineups, slide shows, artist spotlights and more
Music

FYF 2014: Lineups, slide shows, artist spotlights and more

FYF 2014 boasts a lineup of big-name favorites and buzzworthy newcomers. Check out our complete festival coverage, from artist profiles to live reports.

Budweiser Made In America 2014
Music

Budweiser Made In America 2014

Check out our best shots from the beer-soaked DTLA music fest

LA Feline Film Festival 2014
Things to do

LA Feline Film Festival 2014

We met Lil Bub and watched a whole lot of cat videos at the inaugural LA Feline Film Festival