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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.

EXPLORE Los Angeles

From Coachella to E3, the world's largest conference/cosplay convention, to the worlds biggest Halloween party, Los Angeles is full of famous events all year long. Search for top events in Los Angeles

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

This Afternoon

Showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Washington's Birthday

Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 60. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.


Sunny, with a high near 58.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 44.


Sunny, with a high near 61.

DDUX Los Angeles Blog

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Los Angeles News and Events

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L.A. movie openings, Feb. 22: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and more

Feb. 22

The Changeover

A New Zealand teen does battle with a dark supernatural force threatening her family. With Erana James, Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless. Written by Stuart McKenzie; based on a novel by Margaret Mahy. Directed by McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt. (1:35) NR.

1st Summoning


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Make time to remember

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New video: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper power A Star Is Born update

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A Star Is Born (Warner Bros. DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99; 4K, $44.95; also available on VOD)

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Exclusive Academy memo: a few other things were changing with the Oscars...

From: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

To: Membership

Re: Addendum

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Orchestra Santa Monica Mozarts Symphony...

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