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Los Angeles pastry icon Randy's Donuts celebrates 60 years in Inglewood (Photos)

Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
The line for donuts ran out to the street. The crowd came early for donuts and celebration.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Emma Nguyen enjoys a powdered sugar donut hole from Randy's.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Chineye Teems shares a chocolate donut with her daughter, Christiana Teems.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Randy's Donuts had balloons, free donuts, a DJ, and a raffle for free donuts year round to celebrate their 60th anniversary.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Randy's Donuts had coffee cups, shirts, hats, and suffed donut pillows available for sale as souvenirs.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Larry Winetraub signs a stuffed donut pillow for a devoted fan of the shop.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
Alma and Javier Gonzalez pick up 2 dozen donuts for family and friends.
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Randy's Donuts celebrated its 60th anniversary with free donuts July 11, 2012.
James T. Butts, Mayor of Inglewood, came by to present Randy's Donuts with a Special Commendation. Mayor Butts has been going to Randy's for 40 years when he was on the beat as a police officer.
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Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, famous for the giant donut-shaped sign on its roof, celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday.

The building is a pop culture icon, seen everywhere from the video game Grand Theft Auto to an episode of The Simpsons.

Randy's has maintained a close-knit group of customers who have been coming since childhood. Current co-owner Larry Weintraub appreciated the chance to talk with some of the regular customers at the afternoon anniversary event.

“I mean it really makes my heart feel good. There was a lady here. She was here with her, she used to come as a kid and she was telling the lady how, how uh, how they used to love the donuts when their parents used to bring them. And this was back in the early 50s and you heard her talk about it and it was just. I mean my heart was just sighing it was so great.”