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Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

A Disney World employee shares what it's really like to work inside Cinderella's Castle

Not many people can say they get to work in a castle every day, let alone Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World, but Debbi Sacleux is doing exactly that. Now, the proprietor of Cinderella's Royal Table is sharing what it's like to create

Food & Drink | Bars & Restaurants

Sorry New York, California Is A Better Place To Eat Now

Iconic mainstays like baked goat cheese at Chez Panisse and new classics like shrimp tacos dorados at Mariscos Jalisco ripple through American dining

Entertainment | The Hometown

See How Quentin Tarantino Time-Warped Hollywood Boulevard Back to the 1960s

He's bringing the days of Charles Manson are back to life for his new film and turning Hollywood Boulevard into a retro set piece

Food & Drink | Bars & Restaurants

The 10 Best 24-Hour Restaurants in Los Angeles

LA is the greatest city in the US for food, but it's hard to narrow down from all those options. We made it easy with a list of the best 24-hour spots in the city.

Entertainment | The Hometown

The Brady Bunch house is for sale. Its broker expects an 'avalanche' — of lookers, at least

The Brady Bunch house in Colfax Meadows is on the market after 45 years.

Politics | Articles By The Rant

Why California Matters – The Rant – Medium

I wrote this in 2016 during the presidential campaign. I am taking this blog out for a spin, don’t have time to write something new, so here we go…enjoy… One of the things that many people show…

Entertainment | The Hometown

Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles?

Turns out it's an image thing.

Entertainment | The Hometown

48 Awesome Things To Do in L.A. This Weekend! (6-29-18 to 7-1-18)

This weekend, from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1, features Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo, a Norton Simon's A Night in Focus, Summer Happenings at the Broad, Chinatown Summer Nights, a Pirate Invasion in Long Beach, a block party in Venice, and MUCH mor

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $36,400 Salary

"After that, we make a stop at an awesome Mexican place and I order chips and guac. It's fantastic. I pick up my car and move it into the office lot. $5.45"

News | News

LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA

With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.

Science & Technology | Tech

Enjoy the lines at Disneyland? You'll love Elon Musk's idea for transit

Elon Musk says he'll bore tunnels under L.A. to make the perfect, personal transit system. Yeah right. He's building a boondoggle.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Things to Do in Mar Vista with Kids

From coffee and bowling to farmer's markets and time travel trinkets, Mar Vista should be on your bucket list of places to visit with kids.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport - The Atlantic

The city of stars was once a major hub for aerospace. Soon it might be again.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

The Best Themed Bars In Los Angeles

Sometimes you want to add an extra twist to a cocktail-infused evening. Whether you're looking for a blast from the past, or a futuristic gaming world, LA has you covered with its array of themed bars serving up endless entertainment. Join us with Ja

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

43 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-14-18 to 5-18-18]

This week, from Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, features PAWS Cat Yoga, Beyond the Streets, LA Times Food Bowl Night Market, The Autry After Hours, Grunion Fish-tival, Venice Art Crawl, Uncorked Wine Festival, WhedonCon 2018 and MUCH more.

Travel | Travel

June Gloom: What California Beaches Are Really Like in the Summer

Find out what June Gloom is, when and where it happens in California, and what to do if you are visiting California during the summer months.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Bioluminescent critters bathe Southern California surf in aqua glow

A large concentration of bioluminescent plankton has formed in the water near San Diego, treating late-night beachgoers to its eerie, electric blue glow.

Travel | Travel

Malibu Is the Best Beach Town to Visit Right Now (If You Can Avoid the Clichés)

Surfers. Hiking. Hippies. Seafood. The chill life of this SoCal beach town has never been more happening, thanks to a new crop of hotels and a tribe of locals repping laid-back, washed-out, West Coast cool.

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don't Know About Disneyland

You think you know everything about Disneyland? Wrong. There's some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn't know. Check out all

Entertainment | The Hometown

Best Hikes in L.A. to Get Outdoors and View the City

From secluded mountain treks in Altadena to unparalleled people-watching in Runyon Canyon, here are six of the best hikes in L.A. with great views of the city

Entertainment | The Hometown

Things to do in Hollywood: Philip Mershon’s Felix in Hollywood Tour Company

Local Hollywood historian Philip Mershon’s entire tour of Hollywood takes place within a quarter-mile radius of Sunset Blvd and Gower St and makes no ment

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

Things to Do in Los Angeles This weekend

We pick out the best things to do in L.A. this weekend, including our favorite concerts, culture and cuisine

Food & Drink | Food

The Best Ramen Bowls in Los Angeles | Discover Los Angeles | California

No matter where you are in L.A., there is always a very good bowl of ramen within reach. Read on to find out where to find comfort in this noodle-broth dynamo of a city.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

22 Really Cool Things to do This April in Los Angeles!

April 2018 event highlights include the opening of the Museum of Selfies, the L.A. Times Festival of Books, the Broke LA Music & Arts Fest, a pop-up mini golf course in Little Tokyo, Sleepless at The Music Center, and much more.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

7 Hot Spots on West Coast, USA | Supconnect.com

It’s safe to say that a major part of the stand up paddle (SUP) industry lies on West Coast of the United States. The West Coast of the U.S. is lit with a vast amount of places to paddle, not to mention that they are drop-dead gorgeous locations to matc

Entertainment | The Hometown

30 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week! (2/12/18 to 2/16/18)

This week, from Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16, features Astronomy on Tap, Getty Center's 20th anniversary, Mardi Gras at Union Station, Valentine's Day in L.A., The Chocolate & Art Show, NBA All-Star events and MUCH more.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Museums Free-for-All Day 2018

SoCal Museums has announced the 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of c

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why Are There Faux Stone Retaining Walls Along One Bit of the 405? - Los Angeles Magazine

The freeway gets fancy

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Exposed! USC Professor David Kang Teaches That Israeli Zionists Are All Terrorists

This man has no business teaching his evil ideas to the younger generation

Entertainment | The Hometown

A Guide to the 100 Stunning Architectural Gems of L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

The burnished splendor of Art Deco. The clean grace of Modernism. When it comes to architecture, our city is a wonderland

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Live Webcast | Pacific Paddle Games Presented by Salt Life

Watch the live webcast of the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st.

Entertainment | The Hometown

LA's Best Bars with Live Music

LA has a countless offering of local and tangential bars and watering holes. Some serve as the perfect pre-game spot before heading to a concert; some bring the show to the bar. For those who like to saddle up at the counter, enjoy a cocktail with a live

Entertainment | The Hometown

Finding Los Angeles: The Brown Derby

If it's just anyone, any place will do. If it's someone important, say, "Meet me at the Derby."

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Life in the fast lane: Why 4 LA techies put up with their crazy commutes | Built In Los Angeles

For some lucky commuters, a 15-minute joy ride or 20-minute subway trip is all it takes. For everyone else, well, buckle in.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Discover the Very Best Kids Menus in LA

These date night worthy spots all have kids menus that go waaaay beyond bland burgers and mystery meat nuggets!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How to Celebrate Labor Day in LA

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! TIME TO KICK BACK, RELAX, AND CELEBRATE THE ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN WORKERS (THAT'S US!) AND BOY ARE WE READY.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How Gentrification is Changing the LA Food Scene

Gentrification of Los Angeles is transparent through the food scene as locals and businesses evolve and adapt to a blend of incoming cultures.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Best Ways to Experience the Solar Eclipse in LA

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States. Before we head out to enjoy our weekend, we wanted to make sure you get the best view and experience on Monday!

Music | Music

Melvins @ UCLA 1993 (FULL SHOW)

An old Melvins show I filmed. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/HORNSS My videos will NEVER have ads. Don't repost my videos and add ads. "Let the products s...

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Best Places to Watch the Sunrise in LA

Whether you're an early bird by choice or by profession, sunrise in Los Angeles can be one of the most beautiful sights around. Through the traffic and the sleepiness, from beachside views to mountaintop vantage points and city skyline perspective, LA ha

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life

SUP Magazine's Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life, to be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, on September 30 to October 1, 2017, will feature pro, open, and distance races, board demos, junior competitions and much more! Vi

Pets & Animals | Rescue Organizations

PetSpace Is Now Open and It’s Doggone Amazing

More than just the best new pet adoption place in town, this new space is learning lab, meet & greet center and interactive pet hub.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Baxter Became One of L.A.’s Steepest Streets

With its 32 percent grade, how did Baxter Street ever get built?

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides – Orange County Register

The pirates will no longer be saying “We wants the Redhead” in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland after the auction scene undergoes a modification in 2018. The Walt Disney Company p…

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Sepulveda Canyon Became the 405

L.A.'s most hated stretch of freeway began as a bucolic country road through the Santa Monica Mountains.

News | News

In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

About a third of Boyle Heights' 90,000 residents live below the poverty line. But lower rents have attracted art galleries to the area, and that is drawing the ire of residents and activists.

Entertainment | Humor

A Hilarious Look At the 10 Most White Trash Cities in California

A video summary of the places in California that are perfect for White trash to call home.

Music | Events

Surf Concerts Huntington Beach - Surfing Museum Concert Schedule

The Huntington surfing sunday concerts are held at the HB Surfing Museum and at Pier Plaza. All are free to see.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) Sing Along - YouTube

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Dri...

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?

Hey guys! Fastpass Facts here bringing you our second Vintage Disneyland video! This time we’ll be talking about one of our favorite “D” ticket attractions: ...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Did you know How Disneyland Started?

Did you know How Disneyland Started? Fastpassfacts and Van Eaton Galleries will take you back to September 1953, to the weekend that’s known as “The Lost Wee...

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Tail O' the Pup: New Home for Hot Dog Icon | NBC Southern California

The Milton Black-designed frankfurter stand will soon go on display at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.

History | Southern California

When Knott’s Berry Farm Was an Actual Farm | KCET

The Orange County amusement park started as a roadside fruit stand.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Hollywood’s legendary Formosa Cafe will get a full restoration from 1933 Group

The Idle Hour and Highland Park Bowl owners just might do the place justice

Entertainment | Music

The Ghastly Ones - Robot Atomico

From the album called "Unearthed" by The Ghastly Ones Subscribe to my channel if you like my videos.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

26 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-30-17 to 6-2-17]

This week, from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, features Prom Night at the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Venice Pride Block Party, the Pancake & Booze Art Show, the kickoff of Grand Performances 2017, First Fridays, and LOTS more.

Entertainment | Music

Jason Lee & the Black Tides - Calypso - Tiki Oasis 2016

Jason Lee & the Black Tides play "Calypso" which will be on their upcoming new album. Jason Hanna is on trumpet with Peachy Punch and Judy Luck dancing For m...

Sports | Cycling

Appetite 4 Adventure Margarita Adventure

Join the guys as the embark on their favorite one day adventurers. This ride isn't about the Strava KOM. This ride is all about good times. The boys start at...

Music | Music

San Diego Punk - Punk Rock!

San Diego Punk covers the local Punk music scene in San Diego, CA. The goal of San Diego Punk will always be to promote our local musicians, artists, and community.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

Everyone in Los Angeles knows what comes in a pink box: doughnuts. But the story behind those boxes is seldom told.

History | Downtown

The Century-Long History of Philippe’s and Its Famous French Dip Sandwich | KCET

For over a century, diners have been flocking to Philippe the Original to get a taste of its French dip sandwich, an iconic dish that is very much woven into the fabric of Los Angeles.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Desert Destination | Salton Sea | SUP Magazine

Standup paddlers take a strange journey to the Salton Sea, a place of colorful characters, geological wonders, and the remnants of by-gone vacation hotspot.

Entertainment | The Hometown

When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscapes

Early photographs of Los Angeles surprise for many reasons, but often what's most striking is how empty the city looks.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

11 Urban Walks in LA that End with Booze or Tacos

From the shady staircases of Silver Lake to secret Hollywood enclaves, here are 11 urban walks in LA that end with booze or tacos.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime - Curbed LA

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

Food & Drink | Travel

The ultimate guide to Catalina Island

Complete with super-high-speed boat rides, zip line adventures, food frenzies, and all-night bar crawls.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

A SUP and Camping Adventure on Catalina Island

A spring weekend spent on and below the water off the coast of Southern California.

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Electrical Parade gets an extension at Disneyland - LA Times

Disneyland will extend the Electrical Parade until Aug. 20, instead of ending the show in June.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Why Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland is so great at 50 years old - The Orange County Register

Why is Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean still a “must-see” for theme park fans, 50 years after its debut? Not even the most

History | Historic Los Angeles

L.A.'s Smoggy Past, in Photos | KCET

Many Southern Californians have only hazy memories of severe smog in the Los Angeles area. Here's a reminder in pictures.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Where to Find the Lost Cities of L.A.

California may be famous for its ghost towns, but you don’t have to travel as far north as Gold Country, Death Valley, or even the Mojave to see one. Here are five great lost cities within arm’s reach from L.A., and what to look for when you visit.

Business & Finance | Business

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They're Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal startups report. Here's what they found.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

The Monster Mad Men Filming Map of Los Angeles

In the end, Don Draper didn't find inner peace in Los Angeles. He found it in Big Sur, and then immediately sold it, which basically adds up to the same thing. Throughout Mad Men, which ended this...

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California | Mental Floss

Each spring, wildflowers illuminate the harsh scenery of Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This year, the brief burst of life is especially dramatic. As National Geographic reports, a “super bloom” has seized the area thanks to months of unusually heavy rainfall.

Humor | Humor

23 Hilariously Accurate Tweets About Trader Joe’s Parking Lots

"My car insurance doesn't cover Trader Joe's parking lot."..

Entertainment | The Hometown

Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: DTLA

Photo: Neil Kremer The ever-expanding "Los Angeles Area" stretches far and wide across Southern California but the heart of the city has always been Downtown. Where parking is sacred, the skylines are breathtaking and the events - the events are

Miscellaneous | Places You Can Still Go

100 Places Where You Can Experience Retro Los Angeles

The city’s vintage charm is alive and well—if you know where to look

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

A Guide to Art Deco Los Angeles | KCET

If you’d like nothing more than to kick up your heels to the Charleston or the Foxtrot in some “Roaring Twenties” garb, celebrating the magic of the Jazz Age, then it’s time to immerse yourself in all the Art Deco that Los Angeles has to offer.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Angeles Crest: The Creation of L.A.’s Highway Into the Heavens

Built between 1929 and 1956, the Angeles Crest Highway forever changed the once-remote mountain backcountry it traverses.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

San Diego's Art Scene Can't Stop Asking Itself: 'What's Wrong With Me?' - Voice of San Diego

For years, folks have been organizing panels and discussions on why San Diego doesn't have a more vibrant arts scene. Here are 10 points that continually resurface in the arts world's neverending soul-searching quest.

News | News

Iconic Covina Bowl closing its doors forever

Brunswick Zone Covina Bowl, one of the last mid-century California bowling alleys to survive intact and unscathed, is about to close its doors.The venue, known for

Miscellaneous | Stuff

What's So Alluring About California Style?

How the Golden State dictates what we wear, from Venice Beach to Silicon Valley.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [2-27-17 to 3-3-17]

This week, from Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, Mar. 3, features Lebowski Fest, Food Fare 2017, a Great Horror Movie Night in Griffith Park, and LOTS more.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Neighborhood Guide: Los Feliz

Los Feliz, it's so much more than a major traffic artery above Hollywood Blvd. The neighborhood and community have been growing and cultivating an eclectic and endlessly amusing collection of shops, bars, venues and restaurants and we find ourselves frequenting the area more and more often.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Los Angeles, Moscow top list of most congested cities | News | DW.COM | 20.02.2017

A US study shows that drivers in Los Angeles spend the most time stuck in traffic of any in the world. Although it was mostly US cities that scored badly for congestion, three European cities are also highly clogged.

Entertainment | The Hometown

14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Two Amazing Spots to See Tens of Thousands of Monarch Butterflies

Each year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies flock to several small groves up and down the state's beachside communities. In turn, locals and tourists come out in droves to witness this wintering spectacle.

Entertainment | The Hometown

The birth and rebirth of LA’s hottest block

The building that first made Downtown LA’s South Broadway into a destination a century ago is getting ready for its comeback.

Sports | Cycling

Cyclist forced to cling to bridge for dear life after horrible in-race accident

A cyclist made an incredible save to avoid falling 30 feet off a bridge after a horrible accident occurred during a bike race in Califo

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

5 Best Haunted Hiking Trails

Here are the five best haunted hikes in Southern California – for ghost hunters and skeptics alike. Take only photos, and leave only footprints, so the spirits stay wherever they may dwell.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The L.A. Beer & Food Festival!

With samples from over 40 independently-owned brewers from around Los Angeles County — they're representing over 100 beers — this may well be the best beer event in L.A. Among the brewers represented at the event are Angel City Brewery, Arts Dist

Sports | Cycling

2017 SoCal Fixed Series - PEDAL Consumption

The 2017 SoCal Fixed Series is kicking off next month with a big bang! This year is looking to be a memorable one with the addition of our Attack Category which gives less experienced riders the opportunity to race on a level playing field as...

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Laguna Sunday

SanO's closed, no waves.....Laguna Beach? Why not! - 1/8/16

Food & Drink | Coffee

Buy Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans Online - Bird Rock Coffee Roasters - San Diego - California

Now you can buy some of the finest coffee beans from around the world. Great tasting, high quality, fresh ground or freshly roasted whole bean coffee, delivered direct to your door. Buy coffee products, brewers, gifts, drinkware at birdrockcoffee.com

History | LA History

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe

A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern California underwater for up to six months, and it could happen again

Food & Drink | Coffee

Crank and Grind

Barista Coffee in Dana Point, California

Music | Music

Gabby Gaborno, Lead Singer of Cadillac Tramps, Dead at 51

Mike "Gabby" Gaborno, the lead singer of Cadillac Tramps, has died. He was 51. The news of his death was confirmed today by Eric Von Herzen, Gaborno's former band mate in Santos Y Sinners via Facebook. The note from Von Herzen, who up until recently

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Re-Opened: Skypark at Santa’s Village

Fun, forest and fantasy, all rolled into one, just like the old commercials promised, now at the re-opened Santa's Village!

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? And Other Questions About California's Trees

Q&A with historian Jared Farmer, author of "Trees in Paradise: A California History."

History | Los Angeles History

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Trolley Lines

Why are there two San Vicentes? Look to the boulevards' origins as electric railway lines.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How LA Banks Got Their Mid-Century Mosaics and Murals

Why do so many Los Angeles-area banks have amazing murals, mosaics, and sculptures? It's mostly the the work of the Millard Sheets Studio, which starting in the fifties designed more than 100 Home...

History | Beverly Hills & Midtown

The Fish Shanty and old Kooky World of La Cienega | Alison Martino's "Vintage Los Angeles"

La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard used to be a playful pocket of themed eateries, amusement parks, and nightclubs

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Six Great Stair Treks to Help Work Off Thanksgiving Dinner

If you forgot to train for your local Turkey Trot this year, here are six great places to take the stairs after your Thanksgiving dinner.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

What's open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles

If you're going to be in town for the holiday, find out what's open on Thanksgiving day this year, from L.A. attractions to a Korean spa

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Best Places To See The Supermoon Tonight

If you've noticed that the moon seemed larger this past weekend, it's because it's is the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. Though it passed its peak this morning, you can still get a glimpse tonight. Check out our guide to the Best Bars With a View so you can get the full (no pun intended) experience. Grab a drink and take in the sights (or wait until 2034 for it to happen again)!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs

This is the second time Los Angeles has banned people from living inside vehicles. The first ban was struck down in 2014 in a federal court of appeals.

Sports | Skating

Catalina Classic Skateboard Race - 1977

Amazing footage of the original Catalina Classic race from 1977. John Hutson won the Downhill, and Bobby Piercy took first in the Slalom. Deanna Calkin was t...

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

When Oil Derricks Ruled the L.A. Landscape | KCET

Vintage photos reveal a time when Southern California was a forest of oil derricks.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Best Jam Night at Which to Hear Actual Jams: The FOCKRs | Best of L.A. 2016: Your Key to the City

In L.A., jam nights these days are often an assemblage of all-star musicians who come together to play the classics, usually prepped with a rehearsal or...

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Video: A Train Ride Down PCH in 1898 | KCET

The train tunnel in this 1898 film is now where Interstate 10 turns into Pacific Coast Highway.

Entertainment | The Hometown

The Vin Scully Map Guide to Los Angeles

Vin Scully will broadcast his final game today after 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers. Here's a guide to some of the places frequented by Scully during his many years in Los Angeles.

Miscellaneous | Stuff

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for In-N-Out to Introduce a Veggie Burger | KTLA

An online petition calling for Southern California-based In-N-Out to put a veggie burger on its menu has received thousands of signatures since being launched a week ago.

History | Wilshire Boulevard

Take a trip down Wilshire Boulevard in the 1970s

The Los Angeles Public Library has a groovy new photo collection

History | Los Angeles History

Transforming the Taco: The Origins of Taco Bell | KCET

For the innovative, restless Glen Bell, the opening of the first Taco Bell was simply the idea that finally caught fire, after a decade of working to bring a Mexican-inspired menu to the masses.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Bill Hader explains how he and Fred Armisen came up with ‘The Californians’

They, like us, are obsessed with LA driving directions

Entertainment | The Hometown

Amoeba Music: Staying Put (for Now)

The doted-upon vinyl-and-more shop isn't meeting the wrecking ball at present, despite word on the street.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Perfect Playdates for After-School Fun

Uh-oh. It's your turn to host the playdate and you're fresh out of fresh ideas. We've got your covered with these cool outings!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Could LA’s rail system ever look like this?

Meet the "2090 map."

Music | Music

48 BEST LOS ANGELES CONCERTS THIS SEPTEMBER FEATURING COLD WAR KIDS, KRAFTWERK, SIGUR ROS AND MORE

September is going to rock! The Autumn season may be upon us but it's still warm enough to enjoy live music under the night sky including shows such as Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, and Hall & Oates with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at the Hollywood Bowl.

History | Historic Los Angeles

5 Eateries Where Hollywood Legends Were Made

While you can’t catch a glimpse of Old Hollywood icons like Mae West or Cary Grant strolling down Rodeo Drive, their legacy lives on at these beloved restaurants, where Tinseltown’s brightest stars have been dining for decades. Here, five L.A. spots to dine like royalty from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Santa Monica traffic has 'finally hit the tipping point'

City manager says the city has never seen this number of visitors before

Family & Parenting | Kids

Time Saving Apps LA Parents Can’t Live Without

Drive through coffee finder, cars cleaned while you work, laundry picked up and even find perfect parking spots: these time saving LA apps do it all!