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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.

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.

Duff Goldman's Los Angeles

02/04/2013

Duff Goldman

Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes TV personality and owner of Duff's Cakemix and Charm City Cakes West in West Hollywood, shares his favorite places to pump iron, admire some new wheels or see a giraffe.

Mario Lopez's Los Angeles

01/15/2013

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez -- actor, author and host of Extra -- shares his favorite places in Los Angeles to sip a cocktail, listen to mariachi, and channel his inner Rocky Balboa in the boxing ring.

Gustavo Dudamel's Los Angeles

10/18/2012

Gustavo Dudamel

World-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, shares his favorite places to spend a day in LA when he leaves the stage.

Pau Gasol's Los Angeles

10/08/2012

Pau Gasol

Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is a phenom on the court. In the offseason, he soaks up all the arts, culture and excitement that Los Angeles has to offer.

Magic Johnson's Los Angeles

10/04/2012

Magic Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson -- Major League Baseball owner, NBA legend, two-time Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker -- shares his LA favorites.

The Oh Family's Los Angeles

10/04/2012

David Oh

During each mission to Mars, NASA scientists on the mission follow "Mars time" for the first three months. (On Mars, each day lasts about 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth.)

David Oh, Lead Flight Director for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity, took his wife, Bryn, and kids -- 13-year-old Braden, 10-year-old Ashlyn and 8-year-old Devyn -- on the journey into "Mars time". Each day, they pushed their schedule forward by 40 minutes, eventually waking up in the evening and sleeping during the day. Here, David and his family share their picks for around-the-clock family fun in Los Angeles.