Carmageddon Part One is Over – Next, The Rampture

The Rampture, 405 On and Off Ramp Closures

With Carmageddon over for this year, the next inconvenience to hit Los Angeles motorists is The Rampture. Sometime soon two  Wilshire Westwood on  and off ramps to the 405 will be closed for 90 days.  These will be followed by the closure of the other two Wilshire ramps which will last from 14 to 90 days. Originally scheduled for this month the closures have been pushed back right now to November.  The first ramps affected will be the westbound on ramp to the 405 north and the northbound … [Read more...]

Halloween Events in Los Angeles 2011

Los Angeles Halloween Events 2012

The date is fast approaching and if you are wondering where to find Halloween events in Los Angeles, then here are some ideas: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: touted as "the largest Halloween street party in the world".  It is indeed something you need to attend once as you will see by scenes from last year's Carnaval.  This is not for the shy and retiring.  An area of West Hollywood is closed off from La Cienega to Doheny, with hundreds of thousands of people crammed together looking at … [Read more...]

Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles September 23-25, 2011

Feast of Gennaro Los Angeles

The Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles was started in 2002 by some Italian-Americans and at the time called Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles. Like its 80+ year-old New York cousin the Los Angeles Feast of San Gennaro  celebrates Italian food, music and culture.  The festival spans 3 days from September 23-25 and will include wine sampling, food from some of Los Angeles' best Italian restaurants, entertainment, live music and an appearance by some of Hollywood's Italian-American … [Read more...]

The Taste: Los Angeles Labor Day Food and Wine Event – September 2 – 5, 2011

The Taste, Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

The Taste is the first festival put together by the Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine to showcase the diversity of Los Angeles' gastronomic  scene. Spread out all over the city, from Downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills, the festival will consist of nine main events.  Top culinary talent from all over the U.S., some of the city's best restaurants, and a great mix of personalities are expected to draw over 20,000 attendees.  Highlights include restaurant tastings, cooking demonstrations, … [Read more...]

Los Angeles is Number One – In Transportation?

Los Angeles No. 1 in Transit System, Los Angeles Beats New York in Transit System

Enough of the jokes. Los Angeles is number one on the list of cities that take care of their carless citizens.  Yes, you heard me, L.A.  Los Angeles! This per a study conducted by the Brookings Institute which compared 100 of the largest cities with the most residents without cars and access to public transit.  Then it ranked them as to the ones that effectively reached those residents and delivered them to their destination. Surprisingly, Los Angeles offers the ability for people to … [Read more...]

Discounts Available for Los Angeles Seniors

Los Angeles Senior Discounts, Where to Get Senior Discounts

Here is a list of senior savings you may not know about that will help you keep more cash in your pocket. These are specifically for Los Angeles seniors. Restaurants * Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) * Arby's: 10% off (55+) * Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) * Bennigan's: discount varies by location * Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) * Boston Market: 10% off (65+) * Burger King: 10% off (60+) * Captain D's Seafood: discount varies on location … [Read more...]

Los Angeles I-405 Improvements Project – July 2011 Road Closures

Los Angeles I-405 Improvements Project, I-405 Road Closures July 2011

A 10 mile stretch of the Los Angeles I-405, the San Diego Freeway is schedule to be closed for a 53 hour period on the weekend of July 16-17 as part of the improvement project. I-405 Closures will be as follows: Northbound I-405 - 10 miles between I-10 and U.S. 101 Southbound I-405 - 4 miles between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive. Motorists traveling during this time are advised to use alternative routes: 5,15,23,55,57,101,118,126,210,605 and 710 freeways. Ramps in the area will … [Read more...]

100 Free Things to do in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is one of the most popular tourist destinations and desired residential communities in the Los Angeles area.  Made up of 8 districts, Santa Monica has a wealth of things to do and different lifestyle offerings. 3rd St. Promenade: walk  several blocks listening the street performers, visit the myriad stores, and dine at the mix of restaurants. Ocean Avenue: step down onto Santa Monica Pier and enjoy the entertainment, dine at the upscale restaurants with their ocean … [Read more...]

The Market, Santa Monica Place, Grand Opening, Friday, May 20, 2011

Grand Opening of The Market at Santa Monica Place, The Market Opens in Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place shopping center in downtown Santa Monica opened in August, 2010. To put the icing on the cake The Market is having its grand opening this weekend, starting Friday, May 20th. What is The Market? The Market is an artisan, farmers market-type store, a place to find organic, gourmet foods.  Located on the dining deck of Santa Monica Place, The Market fits in naturally with the six chef restaurants, and general food court. Some of the benefits of The Market are the ease of … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Public Golf Courses

Los Angeles Public Golf Courses, Play Golf in Los Angeles

You love golf and you are moving to Los Angeles.  Where are you going to find the best courses? Firstly, if you are going to live in the City of Los Angeles you are going to want to investigate the City of Los Angeles Public Golf Courses. They are beautiful courses and very inexpensive to play. Green Fees at most courses are $30 for 18 holes during the week and $19 for Twilight rates.  Carts are $24 regular rate and $16 for twilight.  This is the resident rate.  A full Los Angeles City … [Read more...]

Santa Monica Buy Local Day – Saturday March 19th

Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Buy Local Day

In readiness for the Los Angeles Marathon which will end in Santa Monica on March 20th,the city is starting festivities early. Santa Monica Buy Local Day will take place throughout the city and aims to encourage people to shop locally and celebrate doing so.  The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce see it as an investment in the community. Buy Local Day Events Events, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Third Street Promenade include raffles, music, demos, and of course, shopping.  Continuing on through … [Read more...]

26th Los Angeles Marathon – Sunday March 20th

Los Angeles Marathon 2011, Los Angeles Marathon 2011 Road Closures and Course Route

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 and this year is fast following. You may want to join The Finish Line Festival in Santa Monica on an open lot between Ocean Ave. and Main St. just south of Colorado and Santa Monica Pier.  You will be able to watch the marathon on a giant screen, visit … [Read more...]

Lowest Los Angeles Gas Prices

Lowest Los Angeles Gas Prices, Find the Lowest Gas Prices in Los Angeles

Driving around looking at Los Angeles homes for sale, you are going to be using up a lot of gas. And we all know prices are up and going to rise further. Check out the lowest Los Angeles gas prices below to help you decide where to fill up for the least amount of money.  The chart below shows some stations on the Westside of Los Angeles. Lowest Gas Prices in Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles Los Angeles Gas Prices … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Area Farmers’ Markets

Los Angeles Farmers Markets, Farmers Markets Around Los Angeles

The first, Farmer's Market inLos Angeles , and probably the most famous in the U.S., started in 1934.  Since then numerous local farmers' markets have sprung up all over the Los Angeles area. Farmers' Market at The Grove is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Here are a few of these neighborhood markets where you can shop for fresh produce, flowers, breads, specialty items and much more.... Beverly Hills Farmers' Market … [Read more...]

Google at Home in Venice Los Angeles

Google Leasing Space in Venice Los Angeles, Google Planning Huge Expansion in Southern California

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 Gehry Binoculars Building, previously leased by the advertising giant Chiat/Day. This lease is part of a major expansion by Google in Southern California and great news for the Los Angeles real estate market and the employment sector, as the company is … [Read more...]

The Grove Shopping Center at Christmas

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Los Angeles Christmas Tree Lighting Events

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Grove

The Grove 'Tis the season for the lighting of Christmas trees around Los Angeles.  Among the most popular event, and one to rival the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York, is the Christmas Tree lighting event at  The Grove. This year it will take place on Sunday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m.  The tree is 100 ft. tall with 10,000 ornaments and 15,000 lights.  There will be fireworks, a magic snowfall, and entertainment will include American Idol star, David Archuleta, … [Read more...]

West Hollywood Halloween Parade

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Rally to Restore Sanity, Los Angeles

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Venice Beach California

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