My L.A. to Z: Minae Noji


Los Angeles Magazine

The actress, who stars in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, talks putting on her game face, making a little magic, and DIY projects.

Kate del Castillo's Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Kate del Castillo is one of Mexico's most popular actresses, starring in a series of hit telenovelas that have made her a household name in Latin America. The international star currently lives in Los Angeles: "I love this city!" she exclaims. Read on for some of del Castillo's favorite L.A. spots, from culture to restaurants and the beach.

"What I like the most about L.A. is that you have access to everything: from the super glam life to the affordable and interesting cultural scene. You can find whatever you're into. " ~ Kate del Castillo

Interview courtesy of "Revista Fernanda."

L.A. Story Spotlight: Yoshiki


Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Japanese rock icon Yoshiki has lived in Los Angeles for about 20 years, after he purchased a famous music studio near Universal Studios Hollywood. I spoke to him while he was busy preparing for his first solo classical world tour, which starts April 25 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County. Even though he has spent almost half of his life in L.A., it seems he can’t live without Japanese food. His favorite restaurants are very Japanese, and very tasty. Read on for more about Yoshiki's Los Angeles.

L.A. Story Spotlight: Masi Oka


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.

My LA to Z: Steve Aoki


Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Jenna Maxfield

The Grammy-nominated producer and founder of Dim Mak Records says his "heart is LA." Here, he tells us where to score classic vinyl, "legendary" juices and the best sushi on the planet.

Joe Mantegna's Los Angeles


Joe Mantegna

Known for his over 200 film & television appearances, including Searching for Bobby Fischer, the Godfather Part 3, Joan of Arcadia and Criminal Minds, Chicago-born actor Joe Mantegna now lives & works in LA and shares his favorite spots around town, from where to get the best ocean views to the place that boasts the best pastrami sandwich in town.

My LA to Z: Eli Roth


Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Marielle Wakim

The self-described "party-time psychopath" exposes some of LA's best kept secrets - we're talking pancakes and a video store that might just have that weird DVD you've been searching for.

My LA to Z: Benjamin Bratt


Los Angeles Magazine

The San Francisco raised actor on the local beach that changed his life, and the Italian spot he takes his wife for kid-free dates.