Downtown L.A.’s edgy arts district is neighborhood in transition

Downtown Los Angeles is growing

See on - Around Los Angeles When Gideon Kotzer set out to open a discount electronics store in the mid-1990s, he deliberately chose an old warehouse in the cultural middle of nowhere — the arts district of downtown Los Angeles, which charitably could be called sketchy.   Jane Peters's insight: Downtown L.A. is growing.  It is interesting to watch See on … [Read more...]

West Los Angeles Shoe Repair

Need a good shoe repair place in Los Angeles? They are difficult to find, and so it was great to have Sam Goli, of Bedford Shoe & Luggage Repair come back to the Westside which was sorely lacking in convenient places. Visit Sam at: Bedford Shoe & Luggage Repair 11040 Little Santa Monica Blvd., 90025 - One block east of Sepulveda. 310-481-1416 … [Read more...]

Need to Find Doggie Day-Care?

If you need to find a great day-care or boarding facility for your dog, The Loved Dog is a wonderful environment. On Pontius Avenue in West Los Angeles, Tammy Geller, trainer to Oprah Winfrey's golden retriever puppies, has turned a warehouse into a day-camp for dogs.  The dogs and the employees look like they are having a whale of a time. Dogs are separated between large and small, small dogs with large personalities joining the former group.  There is behavioral and health screening … [Read more...]

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 in the middle of the street with outdoor seating only.  With lighting, ambiance, and people walking by you get a feeling of  sitting on a Paris boulevard. Map of Monsieur Marcel Santa Monica View Larger Map Buying or Selling Los Angeles Real … [Read more...]

Great Persian Food

Los Angeles Persian Restaurants, Persian Food in Los Angeles

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 moist and sweet. Medium priced Map of Shahrzad Restaurant Los Angeles View Shahrzad Restaurant Los Angeles in a larger map Buying or Selling Los Angeles Real Estate Buying or selling a Los Angeles home can be a daunting process in a city … [Read more...]