Interior of Sushi Tsujita

A Walking Tour of Little Osaka

01/20/2015

Esther Tseng

The neighborhood known as Little Osaka is a true gem of West Los Angeles. The historic area is home to a sizable Japanese American population and is known for the trendy shops and restaurants centered on Sawtelle Boulevard. During World War II, the community was disrupted and lives were uprooted because of the Japanese American internment, one of the darkest chapters in American history. A large number of them resettled in Little Osaka as they reintegrated into society. Today, Little Osaka is represented not only by its Japanese American postwar settlers and their descendants, but by a diverse set of Asians and other ethnicities and backgrounds. Take a stroll through the neighborhood and shop kitschy boutiques, nosh on delicious multicultural fare and more.

Artichoke oysters at Crossroads Kitchen

The Best Restaurants for Healthy Dining in Los Angeles

01/16/2015

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Los Angeles has been synonymous with the healthy Southern California lifestyle for generations. L.A. chefs have been at the forefront of the farm-to-table and plant-based culinary movements, featuring menus with locally sourced and organic ingredients. From fast casual vegan to California cuisine in a fine dining setting, here are some of L.A.’s best restaurants for healthy dining.

November 2014 Lodging Metrics

01/14/2015

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• Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 72.4%, flat from last year’s November Occupancy.
• Los Angeles ADR was $144.64 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +6.4% compared to the same period last year ($135.90).
• Los Angeles RevPAR was $104.79 and ranked 7th among the Top 25 Markets, up +6.4% compared to the same period last year ($98.44).
• Rooms nights sold were 2.13 million countywide, reflecting a +0.9% increase over November 2013 (2.11 million room nights).
• The LAX area (76.8%) and Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (75.5%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
•  Long Beach (+15.9%) and LA North (+12.3%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.

What's Coming - January 2015

01/13/2015

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Join us for the next L.A. Tourism monthly Member Mixer coming up on Thursday, Jan. 22 (5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge

News & Notes - January 2015

01/13/2015

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Los Angeles welcomed 43.4 million visitors in 2014, a remarkable fourth consecutive record-setting year. In this first newsletter of 2015, L.A. Tourism features upcoming January and February events like dineL.A's Restaurant Week, the Pan African Film Festival and the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. With an eye towards 50 million annual visitors in 2020, L.A. Tourism extends best wishes for an exciting, healthy and prosperous New Year.

LATCB AT WORK – JANUARY 2015

01/13/2015

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Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to L.A.

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