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Frontside Air at Venice Beach Skatepark

Drop Into the Top Five Skateparks in Los Angeles

09/08/2016

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In the 70s, Dogtown surfers and legendary skateboarders like Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta — both Z-Boys — brought the sport to the next level with revolutionary new styles and edgy tricks, and were among the first to introduce skating in empty pools. During the late 70s and 80s, skateboarding continued to evolve, and skateboard businesses, like Powell Peralta began.

Pavilion at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Celebrate Chinese Culture in Los Angeles During Golden Week

09/07/2016

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Founded in 1938, Chinatown’s Central Plaza by day is a gathering place for the elders in the neighborhood, whether it’s for a game of chess or a sweet bun and tea from Phoenix, the area’s oldest bakery. By night, the statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee watches over the 1930s era facades, while art galleries host openings, bustling new restaurants serve the latest dishes and live music serenades visitors.

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.

Top of Topanga Overlook | Photo Courtesy of Snap Man, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkanouse/325633658/" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet the San Fernando Valley

09/06/2016

The San Fernando Valley (aka "The Valley" to locals) is one of the largest regions in Los Angeles, and is home to the Bob Hope Airport and Van Nuys Airport, top-notch hotels, unique cultural and entertainment attractions and a vital arts district. In addition to broad streets, abundant parking and economical meeting venues and restaurants, the Valley also has sophisticated hotels and sleek alternative event venues and conference centers. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind venue or one of L.A.’s top sushi restaurants, the Valley offers everything a meeting planner needs and a visitor could ask for. 

"Triptych—August 1972" by Francis Bacon at the Getty Center

"London Calling" at the Getty Center

08/31/2016

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On view at the Getty Center, "London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj" represents the first major American museum exhibition to explore the leaders of the “School of London,” which rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favor of the human figure and everyday landscape.

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