LAX at night

LAX Layover: A Guide to Exploring Los Angeles in a Hurry

05/31/2017

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is not only the third busiest in the United States but also the seventh busiest in the world, which means layovers at LAX are all too common. Travelers who want to maximize each hour during their layover might want to use this helpful guide below as a tool to exploring one of the greatest and most famous cities in the world.   

Chicken Boy in Highland Park

Unlock the Hidden Gems of Northeast L.A.

05/09/2017

Esther Tseng

A hilly area situated between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park is one of L.A.’s oldest settled areas. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and Pasadena were known as havens for the artists and intellectuals who led the Arts & Crafts movement. In the 1960s and 70s, it became populated predominantly with Latinos and other ethnic groups.

In the 2000s, Highland Park once again became a mecca for creatives, who were attracted by the historic Craftsman homes and relatively low rents. Trendy shops, galleries, restaurants and bars have opened along Figueroa Street and York Boulevard, with businesses on both streets being the reasons why Highland Park is the hot L.A. neighborhood of the moment. But there are many hidden gems in the area that are off the beaten path and worth checking out, both old and new.

The 12th annual Lummis Day Festival is taking place on Friday-Sunday, June 2-4. Lummis Day celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events at locations like the Southwest Museum, Avenue 50 and the Lummis House. For more info, visit www.lummisday.org.

GRAMMY Museum interior

Tune In & Check Out the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE

02/08/2017

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Founded in December 2008, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards.

1975 Cadillac Eldorado by Nudie Cohn at Valley Relics Museum

Step Back in Time at the Valley Relics Museum

01/22/2017

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"It's the world's most famous valley," said Gelinas, noting that Marilyn Monroe and Robert Redford went to Van Nuys High School, and John Elway attended Granada Hills. "Why is it that the Valley was home to so many famous people for so many years? James Cagney's ranch was right down the street from here. Clark Gable's ranch was right down the street, in Chatsworth. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married in Canoga Park. You had Barbara Stanwyck and Jack Oakie's estate right up here in Northridge."

Gelinas noticed that many of the places from his childhood, from department stores to restaurants and amusement parks, were disappearing. "About 20 years ago, I took it upon myself to try and seek out my history and figure out what happened to all these wonderful establishments. Pieces of architecture and places I used to hang out, realizing that they're gone forever. So I started collecting things like a small photograph, a postcard, an annual."

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