News & Notes - December 2015


Discover Los Angeles

Go behind-the-scenes with the Lakers and NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal at the 12th annual Lakers All Access on Monday, January 25, 2016 beginning at 5 p.m. at STAPLES Center. Whether you’re a diehard fan or just want to enjoy a great evening on the court, you won’t want to miss Lakers All-Access. Shoot hoops, tour the locker room, take photos with the championship trophies and alumni, and call play-by-play on historic Laker moments. Dinner served on the court as Bill Macdonald interviews Shaquille O’Neal, Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young, Roy Hibbert, Byron Scott, James Worthy and more! Net proceeds from the event support the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation and the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC), both nonprofit organizations. For more information check out sponsorship and ticket opportunities and email Kathryn Schloessman at [email protected]

Shaq's monster dunk after an alley-oop from Kobe Bryant

Lakers All-Access: Jan. 25, 2016


Discover Los Angeles

Confirmed speakers and on-court participants include:

  • SHAQUILLE O’NEAL: Sports Analyst, TNT and former Center, Los Angeles Lakers
  • ELGIN BAYLOR: Former Forward, Los Angeles Lakers
  • JEANIE BUSS: President, Los Angeles Lakers
  • ROY HIBBERT: Center, Los Angeles Lakers
  • ROBERT HORRY: Studio Analyst, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and former Forward, Los Angeles Lakers
  • BILL MACDONALD: Lakers Play-by-Play Announcer (Moderator)
  • JULIUS RANDLE: Forward, Los Angeles Lakers
  • D’ANGELO RUSSELL: Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
  • BYRON SCOTT: Head Coach, Los Angeles Lakers
  • JAMES WORTHY: Studio Analyst, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and former Forward, Los Angeles Lakers
  • NICK YOUNG: Guard, Forward, Los Angeles Lakers

Mr. Little Jeans performs at N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles: Concerts & Special Events


Discover Los Angeles

From elegant affairs to massive dance parties, Los Angeles is ready to ring in 2016 with some of the best New Year’s Eve events in the country. Read our round up for the best concerts and special events to say farewell to 2015 and welcome the new year.

Los Angeles Skyline

stayL.A. - New Hotels Coming to L.A. in 2016


Scores of new hotels are springing up all over Los Angeles - from a five-star luxury resort, a cutting edge boutique hotel to a renovated historic building and much more. Here’s a look at L.A.’s new hotel properties slated to open in 2016.

Herringbone Santa Monica

The Guide to "Top Chef" Restaurants in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 13 seasons, including three champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin. In total, 16 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 23 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. Learn about where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.