Saved from destruction

Iconic restaurant almost burned down

STILL STANDING—Above, the Old Place in rural Agoura lives on despite being threatened by the Woosley fire of 2018. Right, restaurant owner Morgan Runyon took a quick selfie while fighting the blaze and saving his business. Below right, a piece of the fire-charred Mulholland bridge serves as a memorial at the eatery.

In the throes of the Woolsey fire, when canyon roads were closed and the air was thick with smoke, it wasn’t clear what had been burnt and what hadn’t. Amid the confusion, news br...

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