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Shakespeare Runs Free

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Philip David Morton

I grew up in New York City where Free Shakespeare in the park and the Joseph Papp Theater became a summer institution not to be missed; one of the many magical things about New York.

100 Years Young, the Hollywood YMCA is No Longer Just a Gym -- It's a Way of Life

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

On any given day, at 1553 N. Schrader Boulevard, the likes of Ryan Gosling, Sandra Oh and Molly Shannon are working out.

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

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.

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

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.

Autry Museum Opens Jews in Los Angeles Exhibit

Jay Weston | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Yesterday, when I left the opening of the dramatic Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic exhibit at the Autry National Museum, I headed for Langer's Delicatessen for a pastrami sandwich.

Five Things Every Visitor Needs to Do in Los Angeles

Party Earth | Posted 01.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

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.

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

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.

Twitter Battle Of The Mountain Lions

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

While a mountain lion is making itself at home in Griffith Park, two twitter accounts claiming to represent the wild beast are battling it out for a h...

A Cinematic Love Letter To Los Angeles

Marielle Wakim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

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.

PHOTOS: Shakespeare 'As You Like It': Free!

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Now this truly is "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The Independent Shakespeare Company is resuming its annual series of free Shakespeare performances i...

Exciting Adventures For The Urban Explorer (PHOTOS)

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Cities, it turns out, are from from monolithic. These urban adventures offer travelers a chance to escape from the normal without escaping to the woods.

PHOTOS: Van Griffith Residence For $4.875 Million

Posted 07.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: The Los Feliz estate known as the Van Griffith Residence has just hit the market for $4.875 million. The home was built by the son of G...

The Best Place In LA To View The Super Moon

Hollywood, CA Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

What better spot in Hollywood to view this moon than in one of the nearby hiking trails in Griffith Park? (A friend's patio terrace up in the hills wi...

James Dean Broods... and Dances

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

A fun new book, Location Shooting in Los Angeles, written by Marc Wanamaker, Karie Bible and Harry Medved, provides a delicious historic photo-tour...

Celebrities Turn Out for Opening Night of Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

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.

THE SKINNY: Independent Shakespeare Company at Griffith Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: The Independent Shakespeare Company WHAT: 'Othello' WHERE: Independent Shakespeare Co. Festival Stage Griffith Park Old Zoo near 4730 Crystal S...

Starting Summer With A Splash!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today, I kicked off our fifth year of Operation Splash at the historic Griffith Park Pool. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Operation Splash will offer...

'Deconstructed' Modernist Home In Los Feliz For $869k

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via CurbedLA we've come across this "one-of-a-kind deconstructed modernist" house in the heart of Los Feliz on the market for $869,000. This unique 2...

Ho-jo-to-ho! High Art And Pop Culture Put a Ring on It, LA Style

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

LA Opera's Ring is sure to leave a lasting impression on the LA arts scene, but the origins of this production actually go back more than a half-century.

Ring Festival Fever

Barry A. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Barry A. Sanders

A wide array of Ring Festival events that offer something for every taste and interest are taking place around town.

Save a Peak, Solar a Sign

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

If a city has a way of raising money to support its schools and sustainability education, a city ought to do it. That's our position. Do something. That's our motto.

'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags' - The Movie!

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we ...

LA's Big Green Secret

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky

Something remarkable is unfolding in the mountains above our urban sprawl. Acre by acre, we have amassed more protected open space than any major metropolis in the nation.

Birth of a Trash Whisperer

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Within a week I was hooked on collecting trash. I'd found an addiction with a very gentle high but no hangover.