A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21

LACMA is under Construction but there’s Much to See Anyway

David Hockney’s largest canvas, “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio,” is on display in LACMA’s Broad building, and standing before this iconic symbol of LA made me practically weepy. Although it’s been hanging in the museum for …

6.25.21

A Thrilling Hawk Walk with Adam Baz

Birds of prey have always intrigued me, and as I immersed myself in covid-birdwatching, it was the soaring hawks that made my heart race. So, when I learned about Adam Baz and his business Hawk on Hand Falconry Services, …

6.9.21

Summer Cooking Camp for Kids and Teens: Violet LA

Violet is a new restaurant in Westwood that we love – and especially because owner Dana Slatkin has a cooking school upstairs from the lovely dining room. And this summer, she’s got cooking camp for kids and teens.

4 Weeks,

5.19.21

Making Sandwiches for Homeless Families

Making sandwiches for Angelenos who are hungry is a weekly feel-good project.
5.19.21

Amy Sherald: See these six paintings before 6/6

Luminous paintings on display until June 6
5.19.21

Nomadland

One of the best films of 2020 is not always easy to watch but will leave a powerful impression.
3.2.21

Wide Open School

Where to go for learning help, virtual field trips, and life skills during the pandemic.
1.23.21

Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20