Art Walks

With a dynamic creative community of artists, galleries, collectors, and museums that has reached a critical mass, Los Angeles is by any measure one of the world’s most important cities for contemporary art. Engaging children (and some adults) in the …

5.4.15

The 24th Street Garden Classroom & Summer Seedlings Camp

24th Street SchoolThe 24th Street Garden Classroom is located at 24th Street Elementary School, in the West Adams neighborhood. Spanning nearly 1.5 acres, the Garden includes an orchard with more than fifty-five fruit trees, habitat gardens, Native California gardens, sixteen vegetable production beds, shaded …

5.1.15

Dodger Blue: Becoming a Fan

Honestly, I was never a baseball fan until my nine-year old son dragged me into the sport  – and I mean, kicking and screaming. I learned to love Little League because he was out there playing, but going to a …

5.1.15

Things to Do With Kids in LA: Explore Leimert Park Plaza

Filmmaker John Singleton once described his neighborhood, Leimert Park, as “the black Greenwich Village,” an apt characterization of a place that is the heart of Los Angeles’ contemporary African American arts and culture scene. Located between USC and Baldwin Hills, …

5.1.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

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Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

3.23.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Sawtelle Japantown

sawtelle-japantown-signWhile the cool factor of Sawtelle Boulevard has been on the rise for years, it’s now a bona fide Hipster Heaven of pan-Asian culinary delights, quirky gift shops, trendy clothing stores, and karaoke bars. But armed with a little background,

3.11.15

Three Hikes Worthy of these Gorgeous Clear Skies

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When the rains sweep clean the L.A. Basin, hiking is in order. Here are three worthy places to explore.

Admit it – you’re perfectly happy not to be living back East with all those dreadful snowstorms. For many, the single …

3.5.15

Feel the Beat at Independent Music Stores

 

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What is it about music stores that simultaneously make our heart swell like a crescendo, while soothing our souls? Perhaps it’s this heady combination: rows of glistening instruments, piles of sheet music, and the sounds of guitarists noodling out …

2.23.15

Bring Your Mod Squad to LA Modern Homes: Part 3

Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright built seven private homes in Los Angeles. Hollyhock House, constructed from 1919–21 and recently restored and reopened to the public, was his first. It was commissioned by iconoclastic heiress Aline Barnsdall, a feminist, …

2.22.15