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
Cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Light south wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Patchy fog. 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 65.
Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Los Angeles News and Events
The first trailer for "The Mandalorian," Disney's live-action TV series in the "Star Wars" universe, debuted at its D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.
Disney announced Friday that a sequel to "Lizzie McGuire" with star Hilary Duff and a series of shorts starring the Muppets will be coming to Disney+.
Disney talks up its upcoming streaming service Disney+ for fans in Anaheim, with previews of shows including "The Mandalorian."
Calendar Feedback: Peter Fonda struck gold with 'Ulee's'
Ewan McGregor will be Obi-Wan Kenobi once again for a Disney+ series.
On her new album "Lover," Taylor Swift backgrounds her empowerment anthems for songs about drinking, sexual need and even political protest.
"Ms. Marvel," "She-Hulk" and "Moon Knight" are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Michael Weist, the 23-year-old talent manager of the social media world and one of the stars of Hulu's "Jawline," talks about what he's learned so far.
Producers cancel the Costa Mesa run for the $15 million multimedia play, which re-created the Apollo 11 moon landing under a giant portable dome.
What's on TV Saturday Aug. 24: 'All Summer Long' on Hallmark; Sunday talk shows; California Cooking; The Zoo: San Diego; Attenborough and the Giant Elephant; Baseball; Soccer
Stars Samara Weaving and Adam Brody, the directors and screenwriters explain themes of class and income disparity plus that ending in "Ready or Not."
Mexican filmmaker Issa Lpez has scored an international breakthrough with the genre film "Tigers Are Not Afraid," which counts Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King as fans and is finally making its U.S. debut via Shudder.
Broadcast, cable and streaming TV highlights for Aug. 25-31 include Kirsten Dunst in "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" on Showtime, "Carnival Row" on Amazon Prime and the VMAs on MTV
Movies on TV this week Aug. 25: 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) and more
'Always Running,' Luiz J. Rodriguez's classic book about gang life, comes to life in Boyle Heights
The band's Pasadena performance follows Mick Jagger's heart surgery, and they sounded fit, loose and energized.
Most of LACMA's permanent collection is gone but the entrance price and parking still cost the same, a sad situation for museum-goers and tourists.
Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.
Why Mexico City's roiling '80s art scene is Hari Sama's focus in 'This Is Not Berlin'
Beyonc wanted a pyramid design for her 'Homecoming' show. But how best to evoke the energy of historic black colleges, yet still be a work of art?
On her first extended recording in 14 years, the '90s hip-hop icon sounds as vibrant as ever, in advance of her honors at the 2019 VMAs.
Disney's D23 preview of Marvel's Avenger Campus reveals Iron Man tech, a Spider-Man spider-bot and an Ant-Man giant pretzel coming to California Adventure.
Talent manager Scooter Braun congratulated Taylor Swift on her new "Lover" album after being dragged by the singer all summer for acquiring her past recordings.
Walt Disney Co., which already owns ESPN, sold the Fox sports networks to Sinclair after the Justice Department said it couldn't keep them.
At 86, Julie Newmar, the curvy dancer/actress who made Catwoman an icon, has a simple plan for overcoming life's challenges: "Take everything you have and make it better."
This week's picks for L.A. book lovers, from the Leimert Park Book Fair to a celebration of strip malls
"Diagnosis," on Netflix, and TBS/TNT's "Chasing the Cure," anchored by Ann Curry, use crowdsourcing to solve medical mysteries and raise practical and ethical concerns.
'Brittany Runs a Marathon' star Jillian Bell reflects on weight loss, body image and comedy that empowers.
Amazon's "Carnival Row" has drawn comparisons to "Game of Thrones." Showrunner Marc Guggenheim says that's like comparing "Star Wars" to "Star Trek."
Hardwick, the lead of Starz's hit drama "Power," says he left it all on the field playing the role of James "Ghost" St. Patrick.
"Power," Starz's most-watched series, is coming to a close. But with multiple spinoffs in the works, the network plans to make it a "cinematic universe."
A Noise Within's stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel finds its heart in Michael Manuel's turn as the Creature.
Earlier this summer, as Donald Trump assembled online activists at the White House to thank them for their role in getting him to the Oval Office and Trump predicted keeping him there, one guest didn't rush to claim credit.
Times writers discuss the return of the Netflix drama "Mindhunter."
At the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals, Yuval Sharon and Peter Sellars present socially and politically provocative productions of "Lohengrin" and "Idomeneo."
There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
Joining TNT's "Claws," the Showtime comedy "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" and Pop TV's "Florida Girls" focus on the working-class women of the Sunshine State.
"Overcomer," the latest faith-based drama from the Kendrick brothers, follows a high-school coach who finds inspiration in a young runner.
What's on TV Friday, Aug. 23: The Big Stage; How Do Animals Do That?; Killjoys; A Black Lady Sketch Show; Breaking Point: California's Homeless Crisis; Baseball; Soccer
Quibi's head of partnerships and distribution, Tim Connolly, is no longer with Quibi and his position has been eliminated less than a year before the streaming service launches. The ad partnerships team will now report to CEO Meg Whitman.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office recently launched an effort to add to a formal criminal allegation from Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra.
The documentary "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles," featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda among others, goes behind the scenes of the legendary musical "Fiddler on the Roof."
"Jacob's Ladder" remake stars Michael Ealy; Steve Coogan as a right-wing radio host in "Hot Air"; the thriller-comedy "Tone-Deaf" and the intense drama "Burn."
'Angel Has Fallen' brings back Gerard Butler's Secret Service agent, this time framed for the attempted assassination of the president.
Lana Del Rey shares videos for "... It I love You" and "The Greatest," the new singles from her forthcoming album, "Norman ... Rockwell," due on Aug. 30.
Set in 1986 Mexico City, Hari Sama's coming-of-age drama pulses with life and energy.
"Brittany Runs a Marathon" is a rich and complex entertainment starring a dazzling Jillian Bell.
Rhys Ernst's superbly acted "Adam," adapted for the screen by Ariel Schrag from her own novel, is tenderly provocative and markedly vital.
Miley Cyrus took to Twitter on Thursday to squash rumors surrounding her recent split from husband Liam Hemsworth.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer hopes his participation in "Dancing With the Stars" will "move the country forward in a positive way."
On Thursday's "Good Morning America," Taylor Swift let slip some "exciting" news about the VMAs and discussed her decision to rerecord her first five albums.
"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" director Quentin Tarantino is expecting his first child with his wife, model and singer Daniella Pick.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary, will make her debut on "Fox & Friends" on Sept. 6.
"Black Mirror" fans may want to play "Eliza," a game about technology, mental health and the perils of automated therapy and intimacy.
Every year, The Envelope looks beyond the best actor and actress awards to bring you the Envys, special honors for those special TV moments.
Middle school is the new high school, so why do film and TV continue to insist that life begins in ninth grade?
Nothing director Tim Burton does is without surprise. So expect the unexpected and the bizarre when his Las Vegas exhibit opens Oct. 15. And those resort fees recently upped at three Strip hotels are causing a legal stir.
"Through the Darkest of Times," set in Nazi-era Germany, asks players: Would you resist? Its developers say that if your game doesn't include the horrors of the Nazi regime then your game shouldn't include Nazis.
The Los Angeles Music Center will unveil its $41 million plaza revamp by Rios Clementi Hale Studios on Aug. 28. The project is meant to connect the cultural complex with Grand Park.
For the showrunners of shows such as "Pose" and "This Is Us," planning a story into the future can result in a satisfying ending. But flying by the seat of your pants keeps you nimble.
With "They Called Us Enemy," George Takei details childhood years in Japanese Americans internment camps.
As Trump attacks Jewish Democrats and Muslim congresswomen, HBO's "Our Boys," set amid the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, walks a political tightrope.
A half century after Mary Ann got off the island, we're taking her back. Dawn Wells joins us for a Gilligan-themed tiki party in Echo Park.
Celso Pia, a musical pioneer known for his fusion of cumbia and tropical sounds as a base, suffered a heart attack and died. He was 66.
What's on TV Thursday, Aug. 22: 'The Flay List' on Food Network; bobby flay; Baskets; Alone; little league baseball; NFL Preseason football; MLS soccer; WNBA
"The Souvenir" and "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," two standouts from this year's Sundance Film Festival, blur the boundaries between fiction and memoir.
Rysuke Hamaguchi's quietly entrancing drama pays moving and obsessive homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."
Trump's remarks on Jewish political loyalty echo with anti-Semitism from the Nazi era to modern day racist cartoons.
'Jawline,' a Sundance jury prize winner, documents the quest for fame and the yearning for connection in digital age.
Following a public dispute with super-manager Scooter Braun, who purchased her master recordings in June, Taylor Swift plans to record new versions of her old songs.
Her new album features duets with famous friends like Keith Richards and Maren Morris, but Crow's brilliant career hasn't always been given its due.
On her podcast "Sorry Not Sorry," activist Alyssa Milano shared her own abortion stories from after she left "Who's the Boss?"
Valery Gergiev, controversial czar of Russian music, divides with his politics but insists his campaign is simple: Expose the world to Russian culture.
At 86, Julie Newmar, the curvy dancer/actress who made Catwoman an icon, has a simple plan for gardening and overcoming life's challenges: "Take everything you have and make it better."
Issa Lpez's thriller "Tigers Are Not Afraid" filters a Mexican gangland saga through the prism of a child's fairy tale.
Emily and Sheyla Rosas, performing at Latinx fest Viva! Pomona, have racked up millions of video views with their soaring covers of Mexican folk songs.
"Bombshell" stars Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who accused former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.
"Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron said he told ABC not to cast a political figure, but they cast former White House press secretary Sean Spicer anyway.
Lindsey Jordan, the 20-year-old indie rock singer-songwriter of Snail Mail, talks about songwriting, stage fright and growing up in public.
From Sean Spicer to Lamar Odom to Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette," this year's "Dancing With the Stars" cast is ripped from the headlines.
Brad Pitt addresses the mystery surrounding Cliff Booth and his late wife in Quentin Tarantino's portrait of late-1960s Hollywood and masculinity.
Pasadena Pops salutes Elton John, Heidi Duckler Dance presents new work, Dream Orchestra tackles Verdi's Requiem and other shows to catch this weekend.
Jameela Jamil calls out British media over Meghan Markle: 'Just say you hate her because she's black'
'The Good Place' star Jameela Jamil accuses British media of racism in royals' private jet debacle.
Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill is fast becoming shady lawyer Saul Goodman in "Better Call Saul." But what about that Cinnabon manager Gene Takovi? How does he get there?
'When They See Us' puts the Central Park 5 squarely in the sights of young actor Jharrel Jerome, who earned an Emmy nomination for playing Korey Wise.
A cluster of end-of-summer movies will try to squeeze in after Disney's lineup cleaned up.
Niecy Nash spoke with the mother of the wrongfully imprisoned Korey Wise before playing her in "When They See Us." "Her love and pain were baked into the performance"
ABC canceled "The Kids Are Alright," its anti-sentimental sitcom, in May. But star Mary McCormack still hopes to keep it alive.
Laura Karpman's "All American" at the Hollywood Bowl uses pots, pans as percussion instruments, a reminder that women were told to stay in the kitchen.
Some legal experts and Matthew Modine's main rival for SAG-AFTRA president say his use of videos produced by the New York Film Academy runs afoul of federal labor law.
A singer and classically trained cellist, Kelsy Lu has gained steady traction in recent years for her ethereal and haunting twist on pop.
The breaking off of talks between Disney and Sony Pictures means Spider-Man will not appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward.
Taylor Swift's last four albums have each sold more than 1 million copies in the first week, but "Lover," due Friday, is predicted to do considerably fewer.
Review: 'Vision Portraits' beautifully expresses what it means to be an artist wrestling with blindness
"Vision Portraits" filmmaker Rodney Evans beautifully expresses what it means to be an artist in a visual medium who's losing his sight, along with other blind artists.
Netflix's 'American Factory' documents Chinese ownership.
Charges against Terry Bryant, the man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar in 2018, have been dropped.
L.A. Opera says its general director, accused of sexual harassment across decades, will be the subject of an investigation starting immediately.
Reader's letters to the entertainment and arts editors.
Eon Productions revealed the title on Tuesday, and the milestone film's name seems to strike a similar urgent-yet-matter-of-fact tone like classic 007 flicks.
If shopping is a form of self-definition, then it makes sense Mogul's show at As Is LA gallery would take the shape of a Midcentury design showroom.