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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Thanksgiving events 2012

My favorite times of the year in Los Angeles are the holidays.  People leave town and there is little traffic on the roads.  It is an absolute pleasure to get around. And if you are staying in L.A. over Thanksgiving…

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Los Angeles Halloween Events 2012

Los Angeles Halloween Events 2012

Let’s take a break from real estate for a few minutes and check out some of the Los Angeles Halloween events for 2012. West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: advertised as “the largest Halloween street party in the world”.  This is a parade you…

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New Green Dry Cleaners in West Los Angeles

$3 a garment at Green Lux Cleaners in WLA

There is a new green dry cleaners in West Los Angeles aptly named Green Lux Cleaners. Located at 1840 Westwood Blvd, southeast corner of Westwood and Santa Monica Blvds., Green Lux Cleaners  charges $3 a piece for almost any garment.…

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Carmageddon 2, The Sequel

Carmageddon 2, September 2012

Carmageddon 1 was a non-event.  It took place a year ago to much fanfare and fear.  We thought that Los Angeles would shut down.  Amazingly enough everyone stayed home and driving on those days was a pleasure. Then we had…

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Things to do This Summer in Los Angeles

Los Angeles | Some Myths Dispelled

The L.A. Times put together a great list of 100 things to do this summer.  Below is a selection: The Los Angeles Film Festival – June 14 – 24 The Festival opens with Woody Allen’s new movie “To Rome With Love”…

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Getting Around Los Angeles Without a Car

You can get around in L.A. without a car

Believe it or not, it really is not that difficult to get around Los Angeles without a car.  I am living proof. When we take our cars in for service, or body work or whatever in Los Angeles we almost…

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Sawtelle is an Up-and-Coming West L.A. Neighborhood

Sawtelle Blvd in West Los Angeles

I recently sold a home to a young guy on Corinth Ave.  He was excited because it was walking distance to the up-and-coming Sawtelle neighborhood in West Los Angeles, where his favorite markets and restaurants are located. A recent article…

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26th Los Angeles Marathon – Sunday March 20th

This Sunday, March 20th the 26th Los Angeles Marathon will take place, starting at Dodger Stadium and ending at the beaches of Santa Monica, at total of 26.219 miles. Last year’s L.A. Marathon set a new record with 26,054 participants…

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Google at Home in Venice Los Angeles

Los Angeles is an extremely desirable place to live.  Just look at the weather going on around the country right now.  Google also loves Los Angeles and just leased 100,000 sq. ft. of space in buildings in Venice, CA.  One of them is the Frank…

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French Food

Monsieur Marcel is a fabulous find on 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica. I had the onion soup and bouillabaisse.  Probably the best I have ever had. They have another location in Farmers Market/The Grove. The Santa Monica locations is…

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Great Persian Food

There are many Persian restaurants in Los Angeles, but the best one I have experienced so far is: Shahrzad Restaurant 1422 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: 310-474-1410 The absolutely best rack of lamb you have ever had.  Consistently…

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Westside Los Angeles Italian Food

La Bottega There are now two locations in West Los Angeles for this  neighborhood bistro.  One is on Santa Monica in West Los Angeles and the other on Santa Monica in Beverly Hills. La Bottega has great service and great…

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The Best Indian Food in Los Angeles

If you are looking for the best Indian food in Los Angeles these are two of the best: India’s Tandoori Among the best Indian food I have eaten, and I am from the U.K. where the best Indian food outside…

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Great Chinese Restaurants in West Los Angeles

My favorite West Los Angeles Chinese restaurant is Hop Li. They have four locations, but the one I frequent is their Westwood location. Hop Li has consistently good food, is always packed – a good sign – and provides excellent…

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