It's Always Sunny in L.A. (Dermatologist needed and more LA questions!)
July 8, 2014 4:08 PM Subscribe
So we moved to Los Angeles four days ago (in what I think is Mid-Wilshire-- the closest landmarks are the tar pits and the Grove) and while I've been eagerly reading past archives of LA lifehacks
and tips, I could use some further advice.
posted by jetlagaddict to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm realizing there's a growing list of things, people, and service providers that I need to find replacements relatively nearby* for like a dermatologist (relatively urgent because I'm overdue for a check-- I have three weeks of COBRA and then...Covered CA? Any recommendations for plans?), regular GP, dentist/oral surgeon, and then less important things like a cobbler, manicure place, tailor...
...and if you have any experience with this, driving schools for adult learners. Or advice on doing the learner's permit/driver's license in CA.
Our old area had a pretty robust set of local Facebook groups that functioned as community water coolers for everything from local events to doctor recs to news to what-is-this-bug, as well as some well-moderated online yard sale groups. I would love to find a replacement for those, if possible, but I haven't had any luck searching for those on Facebook and it seems like there haven't been references to other forums or listserves in past questions.
I'm pretty set on local grocery stores, farmer's markets, local library, hardware stores, Target etc, and I've spent time living in Santa Monica in the past in college so this isn't completely new territory, but any other local recommendations would be very welcome. Thanks, all.
*for whatever value of nearby works-- either relatively close or a decent walk or accessible by one or two buses? Still getting used to the area.