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Tree planting with TreePeople

The Guide to Earth Day Events in Los Angeles

04/18/2018

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The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life. Those peaceful demonstrations across the country are widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The theme for Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution. In Los Angeles and around the world, Earth Day participants will be marching, signing petitions, planting trees, and cleaning up beaches and roads. Read on for Earth Day events in L.A. taking place on or near Sunday, April 22.

La Poubelle Bistro in Hollywood

Top 10 Date Spots in Hollywood

12/02/2017

Caroline Ryder

Hollywood is steeped in history, bounded by nature, and dipped in dreams - there isn't a more romantic place to explore with someone who makes your heart beat faster. Whether you’re on your first date or your hundredth, Hollywood offers ample nooks and crannies for eating, drinking and smooching, providing the backdrop for memories sure to last a lifetime.

Crumbs & Whiskers on Melrose Avenue

The Best Places for Cat Lovers in Los Angeles

10/25/2017

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The special relationship between cats and humans is as old as civilization and stretches back over 9,500 years. Cats have figured in the history of many nations, were worshipped as gods, and continue to be a favorite subject of artists and writers. Cat lovers in Los Angeles will discover that their feline friends are everywhere in the city. From kitty adoption centers to close encounters with lions and tigers, these are the best cat places in L.A. to visit right meow!

The Public House at Angel City Brewery

Discover the Hidden Gems of the Arts District

09/05/2017

Liz Ohanesian

In some respects, the Arts District in Downtown L.A. is one big hidden gem. Save for the relatively recent addition of One Santa Fe, there's not much here that screams "Shop here!" or "Eat here!" Restaurants and stores are tucked away in old buildings. Parties happen inside former warehouse spaces. Signage is often easy to miss when you're busy staring at massive murals or stenciled sidewalks. In general, the Arts District takes more time to explore than other L.A. neighborhoods and it's big enough where you might want to split it up into multiple trips. While you're here, keep on the lookout for these local treasures.

Metro Bike Share at Battleship IOWA

The Best Labor Day Weekend Events in Los Angeles

08/21/2017

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Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. In Los Angeles, the three-day holiday weekend is packed with great events across the city. From concerts to festivals, parties and college football, read on for our guide to the best events happening in L.A. on Labor Day Weekend.

Biking Venice Beach at sunset

Top 5 Things to Do in L.A. Before It's Back to School

08/11/2017

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Summer is winding down, and that means vacation is almost over and it's time to go back to school. But that doesn't mean it's time to stop having fun! Here are five summer activities for students and teachers to do in L.A. before school is in session again.

LA River Kayak Safari

Dip Your Toes Into These L.A. Experiences

08/09/2017

For those seeking the life aquatic, there's more to Los Angeles than world-famous beaches like Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice. Read on for five locations that will wet your appetite for new and unique L.A. experiences.

Chupacabra versus Piñatita au Lucha VaVOOM

Electric & Eclectic: Top 5 Only In L.A. Experiences

08/04/2017

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Los Angeles is like no other city in the world. The unique energy of this vibrant global metropolis pulses in every neighborhood - world-class performances, spectacular events and quirky hidden gems are waiting for you day and night. From the world's first Skyslide to one of the most unusual museums in the country, read on for five must-see, only-in-L.A. experiences that you will never forget.

Poketo store at The Line Hotel

Made in Los Angeles: Artisan Goods from the City of Angels

07/12/2017

Souris Hong

Cinematic entertainment is only one of the many wonderful gifts that Los Angeles shares with the world. Clean living, chocolate-as-art, and environmentally sound products are some of the other goods made in L.A. and globally adored. We’ve curated a list of ten of the finest establishments proudly representing one of the many choices of the things we love, made in Los Angeles.

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