Welcome To Los Angeles
Known as one the trend setting cities in the world for fashion, media, entertainment and lifestyle, Los Angeles is rich in history and cultural heritage. Often referred to as the arts and entertainment capital of the world, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a live show at one of the many studios, listen to live music in a local venue or catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or explore the downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) arts district. Famous its climate, LA has great beaches, mountains and national forests where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. The best way to explore LA is by exploring its vibrant amazing multicultural neighborhoods. The Tournament of Roses is one of the more famous events to occur in the Los Angeles area, with the massive Rose Parade, tailgating and the Rose Bowl football game. Of course, LA is famous for its celebrity culture, and you can spot many familiar faces from movies and TV in places like the Melrose Trading Post, Ventura Blvd or the Studio City Farmers Market or near the major studios in Burbank.
@_kmuns | "One of the biggest things that keeps me going here is the flora. I’ll go on a walk and be astounded by all the different, crazy, exotic, beautiful plant life that’s covering this city. I’m totally transfixed. Whenever I’m feeling down, I know I can get inspired just by someone’s backyard." - @jsuskin 🌸 What's your favorite thing about L.A.? Tell us your story in the comments. #discoverLA
EXPLORE Los Angeles
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Districts of Los Angeles.
Downtown or DTLA - This is the central business district of the city, home to the Arts District, Fashion District, and the DDUX favorite - the pinata district. DTLA has had a revival in recent years with a lot of redevelopment, new loft apartments, bars and shopping, although the famous skid row still exists.
Eastside: A funkier area north of downtown and east of Hollywood that is rapidly gentrifying and the home DDUX in the Atwater Village neighborhood.
Harbor Area: Home of the largest sea port in the US and the launching point for trips to Catalina Island.
Hollywood: The iconic Hollywood district has the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, famous theaters like the Egyptian and the TCL Chinese Theater. When people think of LA, Hollywood is often twhat they picture.
San Fernando Valley: The northern suburban portion of Los Angeles, contains Burbank and its many studios where popular movies and shows like the Ellen Show are filmed. Nearby North Hollywood is experiencing a revitalization.
South Central: Is famed for the Rodney King riots, however there are definitely things to see here like the Exposition Park.
Westside: The area between downtown LA and the ocean, contains things like the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills and Malibu, which includes DDUX favorite Zuma Beach.
Wilshire: Home of the historic architecture of the Miracle Mile District, the Farmer's Market and The Grove shopping areas, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Koreatown, CBS Television City, and another DDUX favorite, the La Brea Tar Pits.
Weather Forecast for Los Angeles
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 76.
Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Sunny, with a high near 74.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Sunny, with a high near 74.
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Los Angeles News and Events
What's on TV Monday, Oct. 26: "Generation Nation" on PBS; NFL football: The Chicago Bears visit the Rams on ESPN.
Following their appearance at a Trump fundraiser in Orange County, the Mike Love-led (and Brian Wilson-absent) Beach Boys run through their hits in Ventura.
With a slew of acclaimed film and TV roles, the shape-shifting Irish actress has more than proved her early critics wrong. And she's not done yet.
With little presence the past six months, the L.A. Phil has stepped up its game with recordings and Dudamel virtual Hollywood Bowl concerts.
William Blinn, creator of "Starsky and Hutch" and an award-winning screenwriter responsible for "Brian's Song," "Roots" and "Purple Rain," has died at 83.
Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event.
Lupin III's first 3DCG feature is a fun, zippy adventure where the gentleman thief and his friends triumph over Nazis.
Roberto Lovato discusses his life and work with Times writer Esmeralda Bermudez for the 2020 Festival of Books.
What's on TV Saturday, Oct. 24, plus Sunday talk shows: Adele hosts NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; World Series game 4: the Dodgers versus the Tampa Bay Rays
Whatever his past reputation for verbal stumblings and gaffes, Biden is one of the few who can tangle with Trump and not be thrown off his game.
Everything you need to know about Chang'e, Phillipa Soo's breakout character in the Netflix animated feature 'Over the Moon.'
Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny was spotted filming what appeared to be a commercial for a popular snack food in Boyle Heights.
Meet Maria Bakalova, the breakout Bulgarian actress who plays Borat's daughter (and Rudy Giuliani's interviewer) in the new 'Borat' sequel.
Shakira Barrera of 'GLOW' tells The Times why the Netflix show's 'disempowered' actresses of color went public with their call for better representation.
The Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation, named after the late "MythBusters" engineer, will support students involved in science, tech, engineering, art and math.
"The Queen's Gambit," about a female chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy), is exciting, entertaining and convincing especially when it comes to the game itself.
TV highlights for Oct. 25-31 include "Essential Heroes" on CBS, the "Hip Hop Awards" on BET and the return of "The Mandalorian" on Disney+
Prompted by the House Oversight Committee and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Government Accountability Office agreed this week to study Latino hiring in entertainment.
"Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen said on "Good Morning America" that he was concerned for actress Maria Bakalova during her scene with Rudy Giuliani.
Find a flick with our guide to new and classic movies playing outdoors at L.A.-area drive-ins, pop-ups and rooftops.
'Frozen' breakout star Olaf is the subject of the short film 'Once Upon a Snowman.' Filmmakers discuss the snowy sidekick's back story.
Movies on TV this week: Oct. 25 "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Freeform; "Halloween: on AMC, BBC America, IFC
"Only Donald Trump can look at a half-Black, half-Native American moderator and say, 'I'm the least racist person in this room,'" Jimmy Kimmel said.
Outdoor art that's part of the Hammer and the Huntington's "Made in L.A. 2020" quietly pops up in public spots around the city. Here's where to look.
Robert Zemeckis' new take on 'The Witches' spotlights Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway and some contemporary twists.
The romance of Main Street and silliness of Cars Land could not exist without the cast that brings those art-directed theme park universes to life. Now they face layoffs.
Most COVID-19-era entertainment is geared toward social and family bubbles. If you thought going it alone was odd before, well....
For the first time since COVID shutdowns, and the first time since retirement, former Times critic Kenneth Turan sees a movie, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," in a theater. Here's what brought him back.
NBC's Kristen Welker brought control to the moderator's chair for the final presidential debate, a calmer matchup still full of lies and attacks.
The 27-year-old pop star's latest single is the first from her forthcoming album, due Oct. 30.
The Otis report underscored the devastating impact the health crisis has had on key drivers of Southern California's entertainment economy.
Hit a Day of the Dead celebration in L.A.'s Grand Park, drive-in music and comedy at the Rose Bowl or a kiddie delight at the Natural History Museum.
What's on TV Friday, Oct. 23: "American Masters: Michael Tilson Thomas" on PBS; World Series game 3: The Tampa Bay Rays versus the Dodgers on Fox
Quibi's decision to shut down the company is forcing more than 200 employees out of work.
After a memoir and Broadway solo show, Bruce Springsteen gathered the E Street Band at his New Jersey studio for five days of shoulder-to-shoulder rock 'n' roll.
Justin Simien's horror comedy "Bad Hair," starring Vanessa Williams and newcomer Elle Lorraine, adds layers to its race-based workplace discrimination tale.
"Please you will meet me on the internet!" reads the invite for Sacha Baron Cohen's live watch party tonight for his new "Borat" sequel.
Director Wayne Wang and writer Chang-rae Lee adapt Lee's New Yorker essay with the deeply moving drama "Coming Home Again."
"Outnumbered" co-host Melissa Francis, who recently filed a pay discrimination complaint against Fox News, is off the air and her status is in doubt.
Former Gov. Jerry Brown discusses a new biography on his California political life at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Molly Stern announced Thursday that she is starting Zando, an independent publishing company that will team up with influencers and brands to promote books.
Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star in the sci-fi-tinged drama 'Synchronic,' the fourth feature of filmmaking team Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Our weekly list of online concerts, streaming theater productions, virtual art exhibitions and other cultural experiences for your viewing consideration.
Lil Nas X, Olivia Wilde, Billy Porter and Jonathan Van Ness are among celebs participating in the animated special "The Monster at the End of This Story."
HBO Max's "Equal," narrated by Billy Porter and starring Samira Wiley and Keiynan Lonsdale, highlights Black LGBTQ political activism before Stonewall.
Viola Davis, Christine Baranski, Dul Hill and Ral Esparza, who have all portrayed attorneys on TV shows, are part of a new election-related PSA.
Former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham joined TikTok to re-create Nathan Apodaca's viral "Dreams" video, sipping juice and ... riding a horse?
Based on real events, "Radium Girls" tells the story of women in the 1920s fighting back against a job that is killing them.
West Coast-based SAG-AFTRA and New York-based Actors Equity, the two unions representing actors and performers, are in an escalating jurisdictional feud.
The White House conversation with Lesley Stahl is leaked unedited before Sunday's broadcast.
In HBO's 'The Undoing,' starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, David E. Kelly creates a kind of East Coast companion to 'Big Little Lies.'
"Why did you go into a bedroom ... to take off a mic?" TV host Stephen Colbert asked of Rudy Giuliani's compromising scene in the new "Borat" film.
Coinciding with Bruce Springsteen's new album, 'Letter to You' celebrates the ties that bind the musician to his E Street Band.
Readers appreciate our coverage of Black playwrights sharing stories of racism, but disagree with our critics on PBS's best shows and whether the Tonys should be staged.
The latest Hollywood Diversity Report finds women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented as executives despite recent pledges.
Stephanie Wittels Wachs lost her brother, TV writer Harris Wittels, to an overdose; producer Jessica Cordova Kramer also lost a brother to addiction. Now they've paired up for a podcast, "Last Day," that tackles society's most deadly stigmas with humor and frankness.
Much more than simply increasing diversity, the task ahead will consist of rethinking the very ways in which museums are governed.
A 484-page examination by MoMA shines a light on the history of race in the museum's programming and also its internal politics
ABC's flagship family sitcoms, "The Conners" and "black-ish," offer contrasting stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in their season premieres Wednesday.
Laurie Metcalf and Lecy Goranson discuss the Season 3 premiere of "The Conners," ABC's first comedy to go back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What's on TV Thursday, Oct. 22: The CW's "Supernatural"; presidential debate; NFL Football: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
In her first solo at David Kordansky, Stark focuses on hearts and their meanings as tokens of love but also as symbols of valor, such as the Purple Heart.
The story behind Rudy Giuliani's cringe-inducing scene in the "Borat" sequel, which he calls "a hit job." The film starts streaming on Amazon this week.
The streaming service launched by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman failed to gain traction following its launch in April.
Who is Kristen Welker? Meet the NBC News correspondent who will moderate the final presidential debate
When President Trump and Joe Biden meet in Nashville on Thursday, a familiar face from the White House press corps will be in charge.
Beyonc, Diddy, Rihanna and Trevor Noah are showing support for Nigerian protesters who are demanding an end to weeks of police brutality.
With the Supreme Court signaling possible reversals on marriage equality, Joe Mantello's "The Boys in the Band" feels less like a period piece and more like an addition to the director's already impressive list of truth-telling plays.
Kim Abeles has been making her Smog Collectors art for more than 30 years. Her latest series uses air pollution from the Bobcat wildfire as her material.
Jennie, Ros, Jisoo and Lisa of the K-pop sensation Blackpink talked with Jimmy Kimmel about Coachella, Jaden Smith and wearing disguises.
For the first time ever, the beloved Charlie Brown holiday specials will not air on network TV this year. Here's where you'll find them instead.
Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo are rallying behind Marvel colleague Chris Pratt after Twitter dubbed him the worst Hollywood Chris.
Robert Zemeckis' new film of the Roald Dahl classic is no match for Nicolas Roeg's marvelous 1990 adaptation.
'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' finds everyone's favorite vulgar Kazakh journalist returning to the U.S. for the first time in over a decade, and things get ... political.
Emily Danforth's novel "Plain Bad Heroines," about a movie being made of a book about a book, layers on the flourishes, but it's just plain fun.
For your Halloween playlist: Scriabin's spooky "Black Mass" piano sonata is a dance of death that ultimately stands for life.
Bestsellers List Sun., Oct. 25, 2020
If the Manderley featured in Netflix's "Rebecca" looks familiar, it's probably because you've seen it on screen before.
Impact Creative Systems, an offshoot from Imagine Entertainment, is launching a new app called the Creative Network, a LinkedIn-meets-Slack for screenwriters and studio heads.
What's on TV Wednesday, Oct. 21: The season premiere of "The Conners" on ABC; World Series Game 2: The Tampa Bay Rays versus the Dodgers, on Fox
"Hello America" host Nish Kumar plays "a pointless complex quest" to show how the American voting system is like a bad game of Dungeons & Dragons.
Barack Obama, Chloe x Halle, SZA, Yara Shahidi, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and other celebrities are joining forces tonight for Complex's "Pull Up & Vote Party."
"GLOW" stars Sunita Mani, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Shakira Barrera, Kia Stevens and Ellen Wong called on Netflix for better representation on the hit show.
Netflix subscriptions surged as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but growth is slowing as businesses reopen and competition from streaming rivals rises.
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge and other "Legally Blonde" stars are reuniting 19 years after the film hit theaters.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited her social media followers to play the popular mystery game Among Us on Twitch and boost participation in the election.
51 video games. Made in two weeks. All of them about life in 2020. Trust me, it's better when it's a game.
Beck, Chris Stapleton, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks and many more will perform, virtually, on Friday to celebrate the late Tom Petty's 70th birthday.
Steve Martin, George Takei, Barbra Streisand and others are sending love to fellow actor Jeff Bridges, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have you hunkered down at home, but Scott Silven delivers a mesmerizing escape to Scotland in this immersive online theater piece.
Ray Romano and series co-creator Phil Rosenthal among those to pay homage to late costar Peter Boyle
As a new biography comes out, a look back at the history of Malcolm X histories, from 'The Autobiography'" to Public Enemy to Manning Marable.
Geffen Playhouse sets dates and prices for Sri Rao's cooking show, an interactive murder-mystery and a sequel to Helder Guimares' magic hit, "The Present."
Atmospheric indie moves between fantasy and reality as parents try to help their young son understand the father's looming death in 'The Place of No Words.'
What's on TV Tuesday, Oct. 20: "Tell Me a Story" on The CW; the Dodgers face the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series, on Fox
Director Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") teased a preview of his new Amazon Prime Video series, "The Underground Railroad," based on Colson Whitehead's novel.
With COVID-19 stimulus stalled, L.A. clubs face doomsday scenario: 'We're in the deep end, drowning'
Most club owners say they will have to close their doors permanently in the coming months unless the Save Our Stages bill is passed.
'Melania deserves an Emmy for acting like she's attracted to THIS,' 'Seinfeld' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted about Trump's dancing at a rally.
Jeffrey Toobin, who is also CNN's chief legal analyst, has been suspended from the New Yorker after he showed his genitals during a Zoom work call.
Miley Cyrus has been busy putting her stamp on songs by Britney Spears, the Cranberries, the Cure, Pearl Jam and other surprising cover renditions.
AMC's "Soulmates" posits a future where you can discover the love of your life on an app. In the process, it unpacks the dynamics of open relationships.