"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center

"The Science Behind Pixar" at California Science Center

10/18/2016

Mya Stark

Each section of the 12,000 square-foot exhibition puts visitors in command of one of the interlocking aspects of animated filmmaking that brings Pixar’s worlds so vividly to life. You can tweak lighting, shapes, the joints of animated bodies, the factors that influence the growth of virtual vegetation, and the many textures and surface skins that can be applied to animate and inanimate digital objects. Kids will be thrilled at this magical power, and will be completely absorbed in experimenting to see how real animators achieve different results.

Surfer at Leo Carrillo State Beach

Discover the Top 10 Surfing Spots in Los Angeles

10/05/2016

Discover Los Angeles

El Porto is exactly what you picture when you think “Southern California beach” - white sands, volleyball courts, and lots of sun-loving types on hot days. It’s a great spot to surf, especially in the fall and winter when bigger and more consistent swells roll in from the northwest. Summer, meanwhile, is good for beginners. There is a large parking lot, but it tends to fill up quickly so arrive early to snag a spot and hit the waves. According to Wagner, “Because it is so close to the airport, it’s a great place to go to catch a quick wave if you have an overnight flight with an L.A. layover, since it’s close by.”

Aerial view of the Getty Center

The Guide to the Perfect Date at the Getty Center

09/26/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Your date is off to a good start - admission to the Getty Center is free, and you don’t need a ticket or reservation!

Parking is $15 per car, and reduced to $10 after 3 p.m. Go Metro and save even more money: Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty Center entrance, located at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard.

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail at Venice Beach

Three Days of Outdoor Adventure on the Westside of Los Angeles

09/20/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Your three-day outdoor itinerary begins at the Hotel Angeleno, rising 17 stories above Sunset Boulevard and the I-405. Poised at the crossroads of Westwood, Century City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, the Hotel Angeleno is conveniently located near the Getty Center, Westwood Village, and the upscale shopping and destinations of Brentwood and Montana Avenue. The boutique hotel boasts panoramic views from the beach to Downtown L.A. and offers the penthouse level WEST Restaurant & Lounge.

Sunset ride at Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles

09/20/2016

Leslee Komaiko

Los Angeles is a great city for outdoor enthusiasts. Why not get the whole family outside this season? It’s hard for kids (not to mention mom and dad) to be attached to their screens if they are fishing for trout, climbing a mountain, or riding a horse. We’ve compiled a list of ten activities sure to deliver fresh air and quality family time.

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever: The Story of an L.A. Icon

09/06/2016

Elina Shatkin

Hollywood Forever's charms are somewhat hidden. Drive by and you might barely notice it, unless you're trying to make your way past the line of cars snaking out onto Santa Monica Boulevard some Saturday night. (More on that later.) Tucked off of a busy stretch a few blocks east of Vine Street, it's easily accessible by bus. Visitors can tour the grounds for free from Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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