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
Sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 85. Light west southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Los Angeles News and Events
A popular L.A. dance series moves online. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" streams for free. Plus 18 other concerts, plays and exhibitions.
"Regular Show" creator J.G. Quintel returns with a "Black Mirror"-meets-millennials comedy, "Close Enough," on HBO Max.
Nielsen Music's midyear report shows hip-hop and R&B dominate the streaming market, and albums by men account for nine of 2020's 10 biggest records so far.
The Karen meme sends up a laughable, often feckless symbol of racism in America. But it's cold comfort against the violent truth of white nationalism.
Bill Nye the Science Guy takes his popular science persona to TikTok to explain why we should all be wearing masks. His "real" reason may come as a surprise.
"Cancel culture" has been with us since this country began did anyone actually see "Hamilton"? So why is a group of esteemed writers wringing hands about the way a new generation uses it?
Drive-ins had no big-budget movies to show. Indie film distributors had no indoor theaters to screen in. How necessity, and a pandemic, brought them together.
"Euphoria" showrunner Sam Levinson has completed production on "Malcolm & Marie," a movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington, entirely in quarantine.
Allegations of sexual, emotional and professional abuse have pulled the curtain back on a game industry that has struggled to mature beyond its boyish and boorish stereotypes.
"The Crown" will run for its originally planned six seasons, Netflix announced Thursday, reversing an earlier decision to cut it off at five.
St. Paul's boarding school covered up decades of abuse. Crawford discusses her memoir, "Notes on a Silencing," about her on-campus rape.
The Recording Academy invites 2,300 new voters to join its organization. Nearly one-third are from 'traditionally underrepresented communities.'
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said Lake Piru will remain closed as the search for Naya Rivera continues.
In "Utopia Avenue," the giant, brilliant multi-novel Mitchellverse alights in swinging-'60s London with a winking rock homage.
Chloe x Halle, Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Dan Levy, the cast of "Pose" and more stars will participate in GLAAD's virtual awards ceremony this month.
Joy Reid will take over the slot vacated by Chris Matthews' 'Hardball.' She becomes the first Black woman to anchor an evening cable news show.
As the life sentence-serving grandfather of a young murder suspect, J.K. Simmons plays it deliciously cruel.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art names all women to six key posts. Five are people of color, notable in a museum world still struggling with inclusion.
COVID-19 prompted Sacred Fools to close a production about a Catholic girls' school performance of "Antigone." Now the play is getting new life.
Readers respond to coverage of face mask culture, how John Lennon's "Imagine" is perceived now, Justin Chang's "Hamilton" review and the passing of Carl Reiner.
Mask-wearing, BLM-backing country singer Margo Price on alienating fans: 'You can't argue with stupid'
Since Americana singer Margo Price recorded her new album in L.A., her husband contracted COVID-19, delaying the record's release.
Officials are searching for actress Naya Rivera after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat she rented Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Javicia Leslie will be the new series lead on the CW's "Batwoman." She will play Ryan Wilder, who will take over from Kate Kane (Ruby Rose).
What's on TV Thursday, July 9: "Blindspot"; coronavirus; MLS Soccer; season finale of "In the Dark"; season finale of "Burden of Truth."
Lady A, the country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum, is under fire for filing a trademark lawsuit against Black singer Anita White over its new name.
Cate Blanchett talks about "Stateless," her Netflix drama about Australia's refugee crisis.
Times critics Justin Chang and Glenn Whipp discuss why Spike Lee's 1989 film "Do the Right Thing" is one of the great summer movies.
KiKi Layne co-stars with Charlize Theron in the Netflix graphic-novel adaptation "The Old Guard," directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Rapper Kanye West laid out his plans for a presidential run in a sprawling Forbes interview that touched on Trump, Biden and "Black Panther."
A new report paints a bleak portrait of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on location shoots in the Los Angeles region.
Nearly 30,000 fans of Nick Cordero, who died Sunday after a COVID-19 battle, are rallying to name Broadway's Longacre Theatre after the late entertainer.
"The 1619 Project," the New York Times' award-winning series created by Nikole Hannah-Jones to examine slavery's legacy, will be adapted for TV and film.
Shepard Smith will helm an hourlong newscast on the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel CNBC.
Pop star Harry Styles wants to rock you, rock you, rock you to sleep with a new collaboration with Calm, an app designed to improve sleep habits.
D.L. Hughley talks to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest host Anthony Anderson about his COVID-19 diagnosis following Hughley's onstage collapse last month.
An 800-pound marker for the Jefferson Davis National Highway has been removed from view. A college student's email prompted the change.
The Washington Post media columnist's 'Ghosting the News' diagnoses the disastrous decline in local papers.
Nearly a year later, 'Unbelievable,' the story of a teen's rape case, still has people reaching out to star Kaitlyn Dever.
Andrew Martin story collection "Cool for America" features troubled strivers shuttling between the elite northeast and rough, charming Montana.
Two projects, 'Truth Be Told' and 'Self Made: The Life of Madam C.J. Walker,' give Octavia Spencer the chance to explore different genres.
Bestsellers List Sun., July 12, 2020
A new doc on the beloved Puerto Rican astrologer has a predictable narrative arc, but ...
Jean Smart is awed by 'Watchmen's' prophetic storytelling and relished the retelling of the 'Designing Women' pilot episode
Our classical music series How to Listen continues with Guillaume de Machaut's "Messe de Notre Dame," a mysterious beauty we can't get out of our heads.
"High Fidelity" and "Dolemite Is My Name" star Da'Vine Joy Randolph discusses Black women in Hollywood and the prospects for racial justice in the industry.
In the past week, YouTube, Reddit and Facebook have finally learned that there is no glory or romance in being compared to the Wild West.
What's on TV Wednesday, July 8: "Tough as Nails" on CBS; MLS Soccer
In addition to the iconic sci-fi blockbusters, "Airplane!," "Independence Day" and "Midsommar" join the fray in this week's LA Times Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.
Our critic recalls the Ennio Morricone interview in which he talked about his radical music-making with an experimental ensemble known as the Group.
CNN anchor Don Lemon invited Terry Crews to discuss the actor's recent Black Lives Matter tweets, leading to a heated debate about the movement's merits.
SiriusXM is close to a deal to buy podcasting company Stitcher as it looks to compete with rivals such as Spotify and iHeart Radio.
'Late Late Show' host James Corden talks Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and how his own hosting style has evolved amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
In a message to employees, Cesar Conde wants his newsrooms to look more like the nation's population.
Director Matthew A. Cherry is looking for Black voice actors to cast in "Young Love," a new series inspired by his Oscar-winning short film, "Hair Love."
"As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role," Halle Berry said after expressing interest in playing a trans character.
Fitness instructor Amanda Kloots posted a video scrapbook on Instagram chronicling her relationship with her late husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero.
In "Boys' Trip," Hulu spinoff series "Love, Victor" expands the range of queer identities in the movie "Love, Simon" thanks to the writers' own experiences.
"Look, there's no law against ignorance. It's not illegal to have opinions that are wrong," COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks said in a "Today" interview Tuesday.
The cast of 'Noah's Arc,' the trailblazing Logo series that centered on gay Black men in L.A., reunited Sunday with fresh takes on unprecedented times.
Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell like the ambiguity of the series that revolves around a teen's guilt or innocence in a murder.
Tackling America's stain of racism, HBO's tour de force 'Watchmen' edges out other fine work to take front-runner status in the Emmy race for limited series.
Camilla Lckberg should be better celebrated in the U.S., but her gripping update of a Fay Weldon thriller isn't updated enough.
Shira Haas, who also stars in the Netflix series 'Shtisel,' found many similarities with her Hasidic character in 'Unorthodox.'
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones live just a couple miles apart but feel worlds away with self-isolation. Dance music -- or maybe some ABBA -- is in their future
In HBO's Emmy-contending limited series "I Know This Much Is True," the veteran actor faces some of his most difficult challenges.
Companies receiving PPP loans include Kanye West's apparel business Yeezy, Jim Henson Co. and Beverly Hills-based talent agency the Gersh Agency.
Donald Trump's divisive speech at Mt. Rushmore seemed out of tune next to "Hamilton," which premiered on Disney+ with a vibrant vision of America's future.
What's on TV Tuesday, July 7: 'DC's Stargirl' on the CW; 'Dirty John'
Ennio Morricone's collaborations with Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Quentin Tarantino and others made him one of the world's most acclaimed film composers.
A video of a little girl declaring, "It's me!" while watching Phillipa Soo in "Hamilton" is melting hearts and sparking conversations about representation.
Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay and stars in the World War II naval drama "Greyhound," debuting July 10 on Apple TV+.
An additional hot guy joins the mix in the new trailer for Netflix's "The Kissing Booth 2." With her boyfriend in college, Joey King's Elle has new dramas to manage.
The Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, who made his name in 1960s "spaghetti westerns," has died. Here are 10 crucial scores from his voluminous career.
Musician Ryan Adams recently apologized for mistreating people throughout his life. "This Is Us" actress Mandy Moore, his ex-wife, was not impressed.
The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash drove a surge in downloads of the streaming service Disney+ during the Fourth of July weekend.
Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback in exile who led on-field protests against police brutality, will tell his story in a documentary series.
After a tense Twitter exchange with a Trump Cabinet member, Guns N' Roses rocker Axl Rose lays out why he feels obligated to speak out about politics.
Media group Genius Brands plans to create a kids' entertainment universe from Stan Lee characters.
Amanda Kloots, Zach Braff, Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among many mourning Nick Cordero's death at 41 after a three-month battle with COVID-19.
The film-critic narrator of his debut novel, "Antkind," hate Charlie Kaufman, loves his mediocre successors and keeps falling into manholes.
From weaving the movement into their art to using their platforms to protest, Black entertainers such as Tessa Thompson and Kendrick Sampson step up.
Morricone was known for his scores for such films as 'The Mission,' 'A Fistful of Dollars' and 'The Hateful Eight,' for which he won an Oscar in 2016.
Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of coronavirus complications after spending more than 90 days in the intensive care unit. He was 41.
What's on TV Monday, July 6: American Experience: The Vote on PBS; coronavirus
The first official album from late Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke features a dizzying array of guests that threaten to overwhelm his own formidable star power.
On July 5, sports network ESPN will premiere an Eagles concert shot at the Forum in Inglewood. Here's how to tune in.
In Leigh Stein's new novel, "Self Care," pioneers in "the wellness space" backstab each other, in a satire that already feels 100 years old.
In a statement published online, the musician Ryan Adams sought forgiveness after a wave of abuse allegations
What's on TV Saturday, July 4, plus Sunday talk shows
Filmakers, actors and Broadway fans took their celebrations online after Walt Disney's release of the movie version of "Hamilton."
TV highlights for July 5-11 include a documentary about astrologer Walter Mercado and a new WWII drama starring Tom Hanks
Movies on TV this week: Sunday, July 5: "The Seventh Seal" on TCM; "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" and more
To raise awareness about immigrant detention over the holiday weekend, L.A. artists Cassils and rafa esparza got dozens of artists to print messages in the sky.
Rachael Denhollander and the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary 'Athlete A' talk about the changes they'd like to see from USA Gymnastics.
Rene Elise Goldsberry won a Tony for playing Angelica Schuyler in "Hamilton," and now her showstopping song "Satisfied" is captured on film in the Disney+ release.
Run the World, a new pop group made up of young influencers, released their debut song, 'Rainbow,' to give children hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 4 festivities from Pacific Symphony, Rose Bowl and the Music Center are free online. How to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Williams and more.
The "Unsolved Mysteries" theme song has spooked viewers for decades. Here's the story behind it.
Los Angeles, you're the home of showbiz. Can't some creative entertainment whiz come up with messaging that will convince people to mask up?
Walmart joins Tribeca Enterprises to bring drive-in movies to parking lots in August, plus films and comedy shows to the Rose Bowl through July.