L.A. Story Spotlight: Masi Oka

04/08/2014

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Actor Masi Oka is best known for his role as Hiro Nakamura in the TV series Heroes - fans still remember the comic book geek’s cry of “Yatta!” (meaning “I did it!” or “Great!” in Japanese). Oka currently stars as Dr. Max Bergman on Hawaii Five-0. A native of Tokyo, Oka moved to Los Angeles when he was six years old and considers himself an Angeleno.

One of Oka's favorite things to do in L.A. is go for a drive on Mulholland Drive: "We used to take Mulholland Drive to my elementary school, so it’s very nostalgic. I love it because you get to see the beauty of L.A.’s north and south sides. At night, it’s the most beautiful view you can get. Griffith Park and the Getty Museum are staples, but Mulholland Drive for me was always very romantic. Put the music on and drive around and go on a date." Read on for more of Masi Oka's favorite L.A. restaurants and activities.

Where to Run in Los Angeles: L.A.'s Top 10 Running Paths

03/03/2014

Discover Los Angeles

With its gorgeous weather and breathtaking scenery, Los Angeles offers countless running paths for health-conscious locals and visitors to get their hearts pumping. From the urban setting of Downtown L.A. to the spectacular coastal views of the beach cities, here are ten of the best running paths in Los Angeles.

The Best of Los Angeles 2014: Sports

12/27/2013

Discover Los Angeles

An amazing year of Los Angeles sports events begins with the 100th Rose Bowl and BCS Championship, and continues with the historic NHL Stadium Series, the LA Marathon, summertime volleyball and basketball classics, and the crosstown battle for the Victory Bell. For a complete bucket list of this year's must-see events and attractions, check out our guide to the Best of Los Angeles in 2014.

Ghost-Hunting in West Hollywood

10/21/2013

From film stars to mobsters, the cast of characters in West Hollywood has been legendary for decades. Some still linger, and with Halloween approaching, it's the perfect time to do a little ghost hunting.

The Best Places in Los Angeles for a Picnic

08/01/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Thanks to its sun-splashed weather, Los Angeles is one of the best cities in the country to have a picnic at any time of the year. From cultural attractions and state parks to the zoo and even a cemetery, here are some of the best places in LA to gather your friends, spread out a blanket and have a picnic.

Brandon Boyd's Los Angeles

06/26/2013

Brandon Boyd

Brandon Boyd is a musician, visual artist, and native Californian. As the front man for the rock band Incubus, he has traveled all over the world, but calls Venice Beach his home. Brandon's upcoming projects include a solo project under the name "Sons of the Sea," and his third art book entitled "So The Echo." Check out his favorite spots to chow down, have fun and get outdoors.

The Guide to Eight Great Beaches in LA

06/19/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the best city to experience the quintessential endless summer in Southern California. We round up eight of the best beaches in LA, from Malibu to the South Bay.