I was waving my arms and jumping up and down like a game show contestant, shrieking "I'm right here!" into my cell phone. On the other end was a friend, driving up to my workplace to pick me up for lunch. He was a block away.
With the Academy Awards coming up Feb. 22, people around the world are thinking about their favorite movies, actors, directors and even sound tracks. For some of us in the world of city parks, we watch movies through a narrower lens: scenes shot in parks.
The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.
Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.
There are thousands of things to do in Los Angeles, and it's near impossible to figure out how to make the most of a short trip. Here are some of the best, well-rounded suggestions for anyone looking to get a 'little' off the beaten path.
With the election behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we're solidly in the season when the year's best movies come to theaters: We're loving both Lincoln and Skyfall, but still have eyes for some other good culture around town.
Writing a love letter to your sweetheart is no small feat, but writing a love letter to your city? That's even harder. How do you celebrate a metropolis like Los Angeles? If you're Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, you make a movie.
Last night was the VIP and Premiere Night of the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. This year the event is in a new location of Griffith Park's Old Zoo, a favorite haunt spot of supernatural enthusiasts.