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Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Live Webcast | Pacific Paddle Games Presented by Salt Life

Watch the live webcast of the Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

LA's Best Bars with Live Music

LA has a countless offering of local and tangential bars and watering holes. Some serve as the perfect pre-game spot before heading to a concert; some bring the show to the bar. For those who like to saddle up at the counter, enjoy a cocktail with a live

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Finding Los Angeles: The Brown Derby

If it's just anyone, any place will do. If it's someone important, say, "Meet me at the Derby."

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Life in the fast lane: Why 4 LA techies put up with their crazy commutes | Built In Los Angeles

For some lucky commuters, a 15-minute joy ride or 20-minute subway trip is all it takes. For everyone else, well, buckle in.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Discover the Very Best Kids Menus in LA

These date night worthy spots all have kids menus that go waaaay beyond bland burgers and mystery meat nuggets!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How to Celebrate Labor Day in LA

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! TIME TO KICK BACK, RELAX, AND CELEBRATE THE ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN WORKERS (THAT'S US!) AND BOY ARE WE READY.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How Gentrification is Changing the LA Food Scene

Gentrification of Los Angeles is transparent through the food scene as locals and businesses evolve and adapt to a blend of incoming cultures.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Best Ways to Experience the Solar Eclipse in LA

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States. Before we head out to enjoy our weekend, we wanted to make sure you get the best view and experience on Monday!

Music | Music

Melvins @ UCLA 1993 (FULL SHOW)

An old Melvins show I filmed. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/HORNSS My videos will NEVER have ads. Don't repost my videos and add ads. "Let the products s...

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Best Places to Watch the Sunrise in LA

Whether you're an early bird by choice or by profession, sunrise in Los Angeles can be one of the most beautiful sights around. Through the traffic and the sleepiness, from beachside views to mountaintop vantage points and city skyline perspective, LA ha

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life

SUP Magazine's Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life, to be held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, on September 30 to October 1, 2017, will feature pro, open, and distance races, board demos, junior competitions and much more! Vi

Pets & Animals | Rescue Organizations

PetSpace Is Now Open and It’s Doggone Amazing

More than just the best new pet adoption place in town, this new space is learning lab, meet & greet center and interactive pet hub.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Baxter Became One of L.A.’s Steepest Streets

With its 32 percent grade, how did Baxter Street ever get built?

Entertainment | Miscellaneous Disney

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride will stop auctioning brides – Orange County Register

The pirates will no longer be saying “We wants the Redhead” in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland after the auction scene undergoes a modification in 2018. The Walt Disney Company p…

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Sepulveda Canyon Became the 405

L.A.'s most hated stretch of freeway began as a bucolic country road through the Santa Monica Mountains.

News | News

In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

About a third of Boyle Heights' 90,000 residents live below the poverty line. But lower rents have attracted art galleries to the area, and that is drawing the ire of residents and activists.

Entertainment | Humor

A Hilarious Look At the 10 Most White Trash Cities in California

A video summary of the places in California that are perfect for White trash to call home.

Music | Events

Surf Concerts Huntington Beach - Surfing Museum Concert Schedule

The Huntington surfing sunday concerts are held at the HB Surfing Museum and at Pier Plaza. All are free to see.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) Sing Along - YouTube

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties, yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Dri...

Miscellaneous | Tomorrowland

Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?

Hey guys! Fastpass Facts here bringing you our second Vintage Disneyland video! This time we’ll be talking about one of our favorite “D” ticket attractions: ...

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Did you know How Disneyland Started?

Did you know How Disneyland Started? Fastpassfacts and Van Eaton Galleries will take you back to September 1953, to the weekend that’s known as “The Lost Wee...

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Tail O' the Pup: New Home for Hot Dog Icon | NBC Southern California

The Milton Black-designed frankfurter stand will soon go on display at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth.

History | Southern California

When Knott’s Berry Farm Was an Actual Farm | KCET

The Orange County amusement park started as a roadside fruit stand.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

Hollywood’s legendary Formosa Cafe will get a full restoration from 1933 Group

The Idle Hour and Highland Park Bowl owners just might do the place justice

Entertainment | Music

The Ghastly Ones - Robot Atomico

From the album called "Unearthed" by The Ghastly Ones Subscribe to my channel if you like my videos.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

26 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [5-30-17 to 6-2-17]

This week, from Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, features Prom Night at the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Venice Pride Block Party, the Pancake & Booze Art Show, the kickoff of Grand Performances 2017, First Fridays, and LOTS more.

Entertainment | Music

Jason Lee & the Black Tides - Calypso - Tiki Oasis 2016

Jason Lee & the Black Tides play "Calypso" which will be on their upcoming new album. Jason Hanna is on trumpet with Peachy Punch and Judy Luck dancing For m...

Sports | Cycling

Appetite 4 Adventure Margarita Adventure

Join the guys as the embark on their favorite one day adventurers. This ride isn't about the Strava KOM. This ride is all about good times. The boys start at...

Music | Music

San Diego Punk - Punk Rock!

San Diego Punk covers the local Punk music scene in San Diego, CA. The goal of San Diego Punk will always be to promote our local musicians, artists, and community.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

Everyone in Los Angeles knows what comes in a pink box: doughnuts. But the story behind those boxes is seldom told.

History | Downtown

The Century-Long History of Philippe’s and Its Famous French Dip Sandwich | KCET

For over a century, diners have been flocking to Philippe the Original to get a taste of its French dip sandwich, an iconic dish that is very much woven into the fabric of Los Angeles.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Desert Destination | Salton Sea | SUP Magazine

Standup paddlers take a strange journey to the Salton Sea, a place of colorful characters, geological wonders, and the remnants of by-gone vacation hotspot.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscapes

Early photographs of Los Angeles surprise for many reasons, but often what's most striking is how empty the city looks.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

11 Urban Walks in LA that End with Booze or Tacos

From the shady staircases of Silver Lake to secret Hollywood enclaves, here are 11 urban walks in LA that end with booze or tacos.

History | Historic Los Angeles

Old footage shows Angels Flight railway in its prime - Curbed LA

See the famous funicular through the decades in film clips showing the railway in its original location—at the intersection of Third and Hill streets.

Food & Drink | Travel

The ultimate guide to Catalina Island

Complete with super-high-speed boat rides, zip line adventures, food frenzies, and all-night bar crawls.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

A SUP and Camping Adventure on Catalina Island

A spring weekend spent on and below the water off the coast of Southern California.

Miscellaneous | Main Street U.S.A.

Electrical Parade gets an extension at Disneyland - LA Times

Disneyland will extend the Electrical Parade until Aug. 20, instead of ending the show in June.

Miscellaneous | New Orleans Square

Why Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland is so great at 50 years old - The Orange County Register

Why is Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean still a “must-see” for theme park fans, 50 years after its debut? Not even the most

History | Historic Los Angeles

L.A.'s Smoggy Past, in Photos | KCET

Many Southern Californians have only hazy memories of severe smog in the Los Angeles area. Here's a reminder in pictures.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Where to Find the Lost Cities of L.A.

California may be famous for its ghost towns, but you don’t have to travel as far north as Gold Country, Death Valley, or even the Mojave to see one. Here are five great lost cities within arm’s reach from L.A., and what to look for when you visit.

Business & Finance | Business

SoCal Startups Speak Up About the Challenges They're Facing in 2017

Silicon Valley Bank today released its 2017 Southern California Startup Outlook report, their second annual SoCal startups report. Here's what they found.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

The Monster Mad Men Filming Map of Los Angeles

In the end, Don Draper didn't find inner peace in Los Angeles. He found it in Big Sur, and then immediately sold it, which basically adds up to the same thing. Throughout Mad Men, which ended this...

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California | Mental Floss

Each spring, wildflowers illuminate the harsh scenery of Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This year, the brief burst of life is especially dramatic. As National Geographic reports, a “super bloom” has seized the area thanks to months of unusually heavy rainfall.

Humor | Humor

23 Hilariously Accurate Tweets About Trader Joe’s Parking Lots

"My car insurance doesn't cover Trader Joe's parking lot."..

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: DTLA

Photo: Neil Kremer The ever-expanding "Los Angeles Area" stretches far and wide across Southern California but the heart of the city has always been Downtown. Where parking is sacred, the skylines are breathtaking and the events - the events are

Miscellaneous | Places You Can Still Go

100 Places Where You Can Experience Retro Los Angeles

The city’s vintage charm is alive and well—if you know where to look

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

A Guide to Art Deco Los Angeles | KCET

If you’d like nothing more than to kick up your heels to the Charleston or the Foxtrot in some “Roaring Twenties” garb, celebrating the magic of the Jazz Age, then it’s time to immerse yourself in all the Art Deco that Los Angeles has to offer.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Angeles Crest: The Creation of L.A.’s Highway Into the Heavens

Built between 1929 and 1956, the Angeles Crest Highway forever changed the once-remote mountain backcountry it traverses.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

San Diego's Art Scene Can't Stop Asking Itself: 'What's Wrong With Me?' - Voice of San Diego

For years, folks have been organizing panels and discussions on why San Diego doesn't have a more vibrant arts scene. Here are 10 points that continually resurface in the arts world's neverending soul-searching quest.

News | News

Iconic Covina Bowl closing its doors forever

Brunswick Zone Covina Bowl, one of the last mid-century California bowling alleys to survive intact and unscathed, is about to close its doors.The venue, known for

Miscellaneous | Stuff

What's So Alluring About California Style?

How the Golden State dictates what we wear, from Venice Beach to Silicon Valley.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

35 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [2-27-17 to 3-3-17]

This week, from Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, Mar. 3, features Lebowski Fest, Food Fare 2017, a Great Horror Movie Night in Griffith Park, and LOTS more.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Neighborhood Guide: Los Feliz

Los Feliz, it's so much more than a major traffic artery above Hollywood Blvd. The neighborhood and community have been growing and cultivating an eclectic and endlessly amusing collection of shops, bars, venues and restaurants and we find ourselves frequenting the area more and more often.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Los Angeles, Moscow top list of most congested cities | News | DW.COM | 20.02.2017

A US study shows that drivers in Los Angeles spend the most time stuck in traffic of any in the world. Although it was mostly US cities that scored badly for congestion, three European cities are also highly clogged.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

14 must-follow Instagram accounts for LA lovers

Follow these accounts if you love shots of the Los Angeles skyline, glowing sunsets, stunning architecture, and inspiring design.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Two Amazing Spots to See Tens of Thousands of Monarch Butterflies

Each year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies flock to several small groves up and down the state's beachside communities. In turn, locals and tourists come out in droves to witness this wintering spectacle.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

The birth and rebirth of LA’s hottest block

The building that first made Downtown LA’s South Broadway into a destination a century ago is getting ready for its comeback.

Sports | Cycling

Cyclist forced to cling to bridge for dear life after horrible in-race accident

A cyclist made an incredible save to avoid falling 30 feet off a bridge after a horrible accident occurred during a bike race in Califo

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

5 Best Haunted Hiking Trails

Here are the five best haunted hikes in Southern California – for ghost hunters and skeptics alike. Take only photos, and leave only footprints, so the spirits stay wherever they may dwell.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The L.A. Beer & Food Festival!

With samples from over 40 independently-owned brewers from around Los Angeles County — they're representing over 100 beers — this may well be the best beer event in L.A. Among the brewers represented at the event are Angel City Brewery, Arts Dist

Sports | Cycling

2017 SoCal Fixed Series - PEDAL Consumption

The 2017 SoCal Fixed Series is kicking off next month with a big bang! This year is looking to be a memorable one with the addition of our Attack Category which gives less experienced riders the opportunity to race on a level playing field as...

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Laguna Sunday

SanO's closed, no waves.....Laguna Beach? Why not! - 1/8/16

Food & Drink | Coffee

Buy Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans Online - Bird Rock Coffee Roasters - San Diego - California

Now you can buy some of the finest coffee beans from around the world. Great tasting, high quality, fresh ground or freshly roasted whole bean coffee, delivered direct to your door. Buy coffee products, brewers, gifts, drinkware at birdrockcoffee.com

History | LA History

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe

A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern California underwater for up to six months, and it could happen again

Food & Drink | Coffee

Crank and Grind

Barista Coffee in Dana Point, California

Music | Music

Gabby Gaborno, Lead Singer of Cadillac Tramps, Dead at 51

Mike "Gabby" Gaborno, the lead singer of Cadillac Tramps, has died. He was 51. The news of his death was confirmed today by Eric Von Herzen, Gaborno's former band mate in Santos Y Sinners via Facebook. The note from Von Herzen, who up until recently

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Re-Opened: Skypark at Santa’s Village

Fun, forest and fantasy, all rolled into one, just like the old commercials promised, now at the re-opened Santa's Village!

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? And Other Questions About California's Trees

Q&A with historian Jared Farmer, author of "Trees in Paradise: A California History."

History | Los Angeles History

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Trolley Lines

Why are there two San Vicentes? Look to the boulevards' origins as electric railway lines.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

How LA Banks Got Their Mid-Century Mosaics and Murals

Why do so many Los Angeles-area banks have amazing murals, mosaics, and sculptures? It's mostly the the work of the Millard Sheets Studio, which starting in the fifties designed more than 100 Home...

History | Beverly Hills & Midtown

The Fish Shanty and old Kooky World of La Cienega | Alison Martino's "Vintage Los Angeles"

La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard used to be a playful pocket of themed eateries, amusement parks, and nightclubs

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Six Great Stair Treks to Help Work Off Thanksgiving Dinner

If you forgot to train for your local Turkey Trot this year, here are six great places to take the stairs after your Thanksgiving dinner.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

What's open on Thanksgiving day in Los Angeles

If you're going to be in town for the holiday, find out what's open on Thanksgiving day this year, from L.A. attractions to a Korean spa

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Best Places To See The Supermoon Tonight

If you've noticed that the moon seemed larger this past weekend, it's because it's is the closest a Full Moon has been to Earth since January 26, 1948. Though it passed its peak this morning, you can still get a glimpse tonight. Check out our guide to the Best Bars With a View so you can get the full (no pun intended) experience. Grab a drink and take in the sights (or wait until 2034 for it to happen again)!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs

This is the second time Los Angeles has banned people from living inside vehicles. The first ban was struck down in 2014 in a federal court of appeals.

Sports | Skating

Catalina Classic Skateboard Race - 1977

Amazing footage of the original Catalina Classic race from 1977. John Hutson won the Downhill, and Bobby Piercy took first in the Slalom. Deanna Calkin was t...

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

When Oil Derricks Ruled the L.A. Landscape | KCET

Vintage photos reveal a time when Southern California was a forest of oil derricks.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Best Jam Night at Which to Hear Actual Jams: The FOCKRs | Best of L.A. 2016: Your Key to the City

In L.A., jam nights these days are often an assemblage of all-star musicians who come together to play the classics, usually prepped with a rehearsal or...

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Video: A Train Ride Down PCH in 1898 | KCET

The train tunnel in this 1898 film is now where Interstate 10 turns into Pacific Coast Highway.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

The Vin Scully Map Guide to Los Angeles

Vin Scully will broadcast his final game today after 67 years as the voice of the Dodgers. Here's a guide to some of the places frequented by Scully during his many years in Los Angeles.

Miscellaneous | Stuff

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for In-N-Out to Introduce a Veggie Burger | KTLA

An online petition calling for Southern California-based In-N-Out to put a veggie burger on its menu has received thousands of signatures since being launched a week ago.

History | Wilshire Boulevard

Take a trip down Wilshire Boulevard in the 1970s

The Los Angeles Public Library has a groovy new photo collection

History | Los Angeles History

Transforming the Taco: The Origins of Taco Bell | KCET

For the innovative, restless Glen Bell, the opening of the first Taco Bell was simply the idea that finally caught fire, after a decade of working to bring a Mexican-inspired menu to the masses.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Bill Hader explains how he and Fred Armisen came up with ‘The Californians’

They, like us, are obsessed with LA driving directions

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Amoeba Music: Staying Put (for Now)

The doted-upon vinyl-and-more shop isn't meeting the wrecking ball at present, despite word on the street.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Perfect Playdates for After-School Fun

Uh-oh. It's your turn to host the playdate and you're fresh out of fresh ideas. We've got your covered with these cool outings!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Could LA’s rail system ever look like this?

Meet the "2090 map."

Music | Music

48 BEST LOS ANGELES CONCERTS THIS SEPTEMBER FEATURING COLD WAR KIDS, KRAFTWERK, SIGUR ROS AND MORE

September is going to rock! The Autumn season may be upon us but it's still warm enough to enjoy live music under the night sky including shows such as Kraftwerk, Sigur Ros, and Hall & Oates with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at the Hollywood Bowl.

History | Historic Los Angeles

5 Eateries Where Hollywood Legends Were Made

While you can’t catch a glimpse of Old Hollywood icons like Mae West or Cary Grant strolling down Rodeo Drive, their legacy lives on at these beloved restaurants, where Tinseltown’s brightest stars have been dining for decades. Here, five L.A. spots to dine like royalty from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Santa Monica traffic has 'finally hit the tipping point'

City manager says the city has never seen this number of visitors before

Family & Parenting | Kids

Time Saving Apps LA Parents Can’t Live Without

Drive through coffee finder, cars cleaned while you work, laundry picked up and even find perfect parking spots: these time saving LA apps do it all!

Food & Drink | Food

There’s No Place Like Home: Eats for Transplants

Here's where you can introduce your LA babies to the hometown eats you grew up on!

News | That's News to Me

Fast-moving brush fire in Cajon Pass scorches 5,500 acres as evacuations are ordered - LA Times

A brush fire broke out late Tuesday morning in the Cajon Pass about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, scorching about 5,500 acres of land and destroying some structures near the 15 Freeway, fire officials said.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dive Into Fun at LA’s Most Awesome Aquariums

See a shark, touch a turtle, oogle octipi! Here are our favorite places for kids to get interactive with marine life in LA.

Miscellaneous | Fantasyland

10 Head-Spinning Facts About Disney's Mad Tea Party Ride | Mental Floss

To celebrate its 61st year in operation, find out what you need to know about Disneyland's famous Mad Tea Party ride.

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

Six Great LA “Lakes”

Natural lakes are a rarity in Southern California but maybe it doesn’t matter if a lake in LA is “real” or not. Whether it’s fishing, boating, birding, or picnicking, here are six great bodies of water we call “lakes” of greater LA.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Important Study: L.A. Has More Rare Pokemon Than Any Other U.S. City: LAist

A travel site claims to have narrowed down the top six cities with the rarest catches for Pokemon Go.

Food & Drink | Food

Now Clucking: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

We know where you can find the very best fried chicken in town. Seriously.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Outdoor Swimming Holes in Los Angeles

From the Rock Pool in Malibu to Eaton Canyon Falls, Los Angeles has plenty of swimming water-holes to help you beat the heat this summer.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

9 Only in LA Things You Gotta See to Believe

Chicken boys and giant clown ballerinas can only be found in the City of Angels. See what other local silly sights delight young explorers.

Architecture & Interior Design | Threatened History & Preservation

The Home Where Walt Disney Founded His First Studio Is Set to be Demolished - Los Angeles Magazine

New Owners Seek to Replace the Classic Craftsman Bungalow Where the 22-Year-Old Animator Started His Career

History | Downtown

A Split-Screen Tour of Los Angeles, Seventy Years Ago and Today - The New Yorker

A short film by Keven McAlester examines the streets of downtown Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill, past and present.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Bike Riding Lessons That Get Little Riders Rolling

Check out our favorite places in LA that offer bike riding lessons to kids (minus the tears or fears) and get your mini-cyclist rolling in no time!

Family & Parenting | Kids

A Foodie Paradise For All Ages: The New Smorgasburg LA

Sure, it's the hottest new foodie spot in town, but should you bring the kids? (Hint: resoundingly, YES!)

Family & Parenting | Kids

50 Fun Summer Activities for LA Kids

Need a few ideas to keep kids entertained during these long, lazy summer days? Check out Red Tricycle's list of fun summer activities here!

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

10 Things To Do in L.A. For Under $10 This Weekend [7-8-16 to 7-10-16]

Here are 10 quick, fun ideas for this weekend each costing less than $10 that might be good to keep on your radar.

Family & Parenting | Kids

2 Summer Spots for Picnic, Play & a Serenade

Summer nights at LACMA and Descanso each offer two chances a week for families to picnic, play and catch a concert.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Everyone Walk the Dinosaur!

Check out the Los Angeles Dinosaur exhibits with your Super Silly Sauruses!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Los Angeles: Fourth of July Block Party | Grand Park

If you're on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July,

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in LA

Fourth of July is fast approaching and we have plenty of suggestions for where to see some of the many fireworks shows around the country. Whether you're looking for a front-row seat or a spot away from the crowds, we've got you covered.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.

Let other cities have their feel-good, celebratory theme songs — their

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

L.A.'s Historic Hiking Destinations | KCET

There are plenty of Los Angeles hikes for those that enjoy a bit of beautiful decay.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Family & Parenting | Kids

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Pudding?!

Little Spoon frozen pudding offers a new summer treat that will make kids and adults pop with delight.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

48 Awesome Things to do This Father’s Day Weekend in L.A. [6-17-16 to 6-19-16] –

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city, we decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every week end that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

Family & Parenting | Kids

Now Open for Summer: The Adventure Playground

We know where to hammer & build, climb & slide and get muddy & messy this summer: The Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Opened: Arroyo Adventure at Kidspace

Soar like a hawk, build like a beaver and be crafty as a fox at the new Arroyo Adventures at Kidspace!

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

50 Awesome Things to do This Weekend in L.A.!

This weekend (June 3 to June 5) includes the Los Angeles Bread Festival, a He-Man convention, First Fridays, KCRW Summer Nights, a Dog Film Festival, giant bunny sculptures, and LOTS more to choose from.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland's grand opening was actually pretty disastrous

Melting tar, broken plumbing and PDAs...happily ever after.

Early in his career, Walt Disney had a vision of building an attraction next to his studio to entertain visitors — a place where a whole family could have fun together. In 1953 he bought 160 acres in Anaheim, California. Two years later, the $17 million Disneyland park opened to the public.

Family & Parenting | Kids

From Malibu to the South Bay: The 10 Best Beaches for Kids

These LA area beaches, where beauty and convenience meet, earn top marks from parents of little beach bums.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea - LA Times

The space shuttle external tank known as ET-94 never flew, but it finished a decidedly different journey, by sea, early Wednesday when it docked in Marina del Rey atop a sea barge.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

5 Species You Might Have Mistakenly Thought Were California Natives | KCET

Did you know that all of these animals are exotics that were introduced to California? Some of the entries on this list may surprise you.

Food & Drink | Food

The Best Fried Chicken in Los Angeles | KCET

There are so many varieties of this American classic. Whether you prefer them coated in a sweet chili sauce or paired with tabasco maple butter, there's really something for everyone's fried chicken cravings.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

When the Hippodrome Was Hip: The Looff Carousel and the Era of Seaside Amusement

Over 90 years of exposure to sea salt and smog seems to have settled a permanent coat of sticky dust over the Santa Monica Hippodromes walls.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

17 Offbeat, Kinda Weird, But Totally Cool Things to Do in L.A.

Los Angeles is a strange place full of fascinating, fun, and offbeat things to be done and seen. Here are a few favorites.

History | Historic Los Angeles

The Southern Californian: Six Southern California Things We Will Never See Again

LOS ANGELES - As we get older many of us find ourselves looking back more often and wonder, "Remember when 'that' used to be there?" For plenty of us who grew up in Southern California there is surely becoming more of "that," which is no longer here anymore.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Make a Splash at SoCal’s Great Wolf Lodge

Get ready to make a splash at Southern California's newest theme park for family fun.