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Chicken Boy in Highland Park

Unlock the Hidden Gems of Northeast L.A.

05/09/2017

Esther Tseng

A hilly area situated between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park is one of L.A.’s oldest settled areas. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and Pasadena were known as havens for the artists and intellectuals who led the Arts & Crafts movement. In the 1960s and 70s, it became populated predominantly with Latinos and other ethnic groups.

In the 2000s, Highland Park once again became a mecca for creatives, who were attracted by the historic Craftsman homes and relatively low rents. Trendy shops, galleries, restaurants and bars have opened along Figueroa Street and York Boulevard, with businesses on both streets being the reasons why Highland Park is the hot L.A. neighborhood of the moment. But there are many hidden gems in the area that are off the beaten path and worth checking out, both old and new.

The Broad at Grand Avenue Arts

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

10/13/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Now in its fourth year, Grand Avenue Arts: All Access returns on Saturday, Nov. 3 to showcase the world-class arts and cultural organizations located on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets in Downtown L.A. Taking place from 11am to 4pm, the one-day, free community event will feature live music performances, docent-led architectural tours, family-friendly readings and films, educational opportunities, scavenger hunts, exhibition tours, craft-making activities and free open-house access. Grand Avenue will be adorned with colorful balloons and signage to help guide visitors.

Grand Ave Arts: All Access is a collaborative, community-inspired endeavor that celebrates the participating arts institutions' commitment to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and its many communities, and to spotlight the world-class architecture and programming that define the Grand Avenue corridor and L.A.'s cultural center.

For convenient access, Go Metro and take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. To find out your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

FYF Fest at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Guide to Exposition Park in Los Angeles

02/18/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Located just south of Downtown Los Angeles, Exposition Park is home to a world-class collection of museums, sports facilities and recreational areas. Exposition Park also offers diverse cultural, entertainment and educational activities. The 160-acre site was founded as Agricultural Park in 1872 and subsequently renamed Exposition Park in 1910. The park has since become one of L.A.’s premier cultural and special event destinations.