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The Gamble House aka Doc Brown's house in "Back to the Future"

Go Back to the Future With These L.A. Film Locations

10/19/2015

Discover Los Angeles

When you're in Los Angeles, you don't have to go far to go Back to the Future. You can time travel back to "Hill Valley" in 1985 and 1955, just by exploring some of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Read on and discover film locations from the iconic 1980s movie that can be found in or around Los Angeles.

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Nightlife

10/19/2015

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"Why don't you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry Martini?" For night owls, Los Angeles is the place to be. Read on and discover L.A.'s best bars, dance clubs and many more hot spots to escape the rain.

Back to the Future Day

Celebrate Back to the Future Day at Los Angeles Theaters

10/19/2015

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For Back to the Future fans, the future has finally arrived. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) time travels to the future in Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis and released by Universal Pictures in November 1989. To celebrate Back to the Future Day, theaters across the country are showing the entire movie trilogy. Many of the screenings will start at 4:29 p.m., which every BTTF fan knows is the exact time that Marty arrives in the future on Oct. 21, 2015.

Besides the screenings, other tributes include a Universal trailer for Jaws 19 (seen on a movie theater marquee in the future), a Hoverboard commercial and Pepsi Perfect, which Marty orders at an 80s-themed diner in the future and is being sold online in limited quantities starting Oct. 21.

Boat noodle soup at Sapp Coffee Shop

The Best Restaurants in Thai Town

10/16/2015

Joshua Lurie

Thai Town technically encompasses Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenues, and the neighborhood officially came to be in 1999, but plenty of enticing dining options fall just beyond those borders. Learn about 15 of the better dining options within (and just beyond) Thai Town’s borders.

The Broad at Grand Avenue Arts

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

10/13/2015

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Now in its fourth year, Grand Avenue Arts: All Access returns on Saturday, Nov. 3 to showcase the world-class arts and cultural organizations located on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets in Downtown L.A. Taking place from 11am to 4pm, the one-day, free community event will feature live music performances, docent-led architectural tours, family-friendly readings and films, educational opportunities, scavenger hunts, exhibition tours, craft-making activities and free open-house access. Grand Avenue will be adorned with colorful balloons and signage to help guide visitors.

Grand Ave Arts: All Access is a collaborative, community-inspired endeavor that celebrates the participating arts institutions' commitment to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and its many communities, and to spotlight the world-class architecture and programming that define the Grand Avenue corridor and L.A.'s cultural center.

For convenient access, Go Metro and take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. To find out your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

Jamie Lee Curtis in "Halloween" (1978)

See the Scariest Movies in Los Angeles

10/02/2015

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Get ready for a month of spooky screenings at landmark theatres and unique venues across Los Angeles! Enjoy horror classics and modern masterpieces that will surely get you in the Halloween spirit.

Rocky Peak Park at sunset

The Best Difficult Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

10/02/2015

Joshua Lurie

One of the best aspects of living in Los Angeles is its proximity to the great outdoors. The beach, mountains and desert are all within striking distance. Hiking is always an option, whether it’s the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills or the mighty San Gabriel Mountains. Now that you’ve conquered easy hikes and stepped up to intermediate hikes, you’re ready to learn about nine of the best difficult hikes in L.A. County, which either span more than six miles or climb more than 1,000 feet of altitude. These hikes are sure to get your heart racing and may even require some recovery time (unless you frequent fire roads).

A few quick reminders:
1. Carry your cell phone with you in case of emergency. The signal can be limited in the mountains, but the phone is your best friend if you run into trouble.
2. Carry plenty of water because trails often offer little shade and it can get hot.
3. Wear sunscreen. Even if the sky starts overcast, sun often breaks through clouds.
4. Stay to the center of the trail to limit contact with plants like poison ivy and wildlife like rattlesnakes and tarantulas.

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