Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Aerial view of Industry Hills Golf Club

The Best Public Golf Courses in Los Angeles

10/28/2015

Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles bathes in sunshine nearly 300 days per year. Cold fronts are also unimaginable, meaning the weather is ideal for golf, a sport that requires spending several hours outdoors. Yes, plenty of snowbirds flock to L.A. to play golf during winter, and city denizens regularly invade the links. Learn about 23 of the best 18-hole public golf courses in L.A. County, with signature holes listed in most cases.

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

Oct. 18, 2015: CicLAvia - Heart of L.A.

10/12/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CicLAvia - Heart of L.A. will have six miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair and other non-motorized traffic. The route will take people through Boyle Heights, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Civic Center, Chinatown, the Historic Core and as far west as Macarthur Park.

Rocky Peak Park at sunset

The Best Difficult Hikes in Los Angeles

10/02/2015

Joshua Lurie

One of the best aspects of living in Los Angeles is its proximity to the great outdoors. The beach, mountains and desert are all within striking distance. Hiking is always an option, whether it’s the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills or the mighty San Gabriel Mountains. Now that you’ve conquered easy hikes and stepped up to intermediate hikes, you’re ready to learn about nine of the best difficult hikes in L.A. County, which either span more than six miles or climb more than 1,000 feet of altitude. These hikes are sure to get your heart racing and may even require some recovery time (unless you frequent fire roads).

A few quick reminders:
1. Carry your cell phone with you in case of emergency. The signal can be limited in the mountains, but the phone is your best friend if you run into trouble.
2. Carry plenty of water because trails often offer little shade and it can get hot.
3. Wear sunscreen. Even if the sky starts overcast, sun often breaks through clouds.
4. Stay to the center of the trail to limit contact with plants like poison ivy and wildlife like rattlesnakes and tarantulas.

TCL Chinese Theatre interior

The Best Movie Theaters in Los Angeles

10/01/2015

Leslee Komaiko

There are nearly 40,000 movie screens in the U.S.; not all are created equally. Here in Los Angeles, we are blessed with some of the most outstanding movie theaters in the country. Some are historic, some feature state-of-the-art technology - or even a mix of both. Others offer such cutting edge fare, you’d be hard pressed to find these films anywhere else. So the next time you go to the movies, why not make it one of these spots. Just be warned, once you visit one, it may be hard to go back to your neighborhood multiplex.

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