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Mountain Biking between Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

I'm having brunch in Santa Barbara this weekend, and then driving back to Los Angeles where I live. After brunch I'd like to drive for a while into the wilderness, park my car, and then ride my rigid frame mountain bike on some scenic single track (or fire roads, sure) for a few hours before heading home. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

things to do in LA with an 11-month old?

my 11-month old son and i are tagging along on my husband's business trip to LA. staying in seal beach and looking for things to do! [more inside]
posted by sabh on Feb 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Interesting destinations between LA and San Fran??

What exciting things should we do/eat/see/visit on our road trip from San Francisco to LA in early january? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Dec 21, 2012 - 19 answers

What are some cities/neighborhoods to live in that are bike commutable (<45 minutes) to 24th and Olympic (Santa Monica)?

What are some cities/neighborhoods to live in that are bike commutable (<45 minutes) to 24th and Olympic in Santa Monica? Are there any specific trails or routes I should be paying attention when hunting for housing? Any specific intersections to be avoided? [more inside]
posted by minedev on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 answers

L.A. Mefites, I have a only couple of hours in your city. What should I do?

L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by justgary on Apr 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Need advice for trip to Palm Springs and maybe Los Angeles.

Need advice for trip to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Help needed for my last minute Cali trip

Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 29, 2011 - 21 answers

What are some helpful tips for planning a beach wedding in La Jolla, CA on a budget?

My fiance and I have been together for almost four years. She wants to get married in her home town, probably on the beach in La Jolla. I've never been married before, and neither has she, and I guess what I'm wondering is... What are some resources I can use to estimate the cost and planning necessary?
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 13 answers

I am not a tourist.

In Orange Country, California for a few days. What tourist spots would be appropriate for a "right winger" tour? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Feb 18, 2011 - 19 answers

LA Car Chases...

Have there been any books/papers/movies/theses/etc. done on the pathology of high speed chases particularly as they relate to Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me plan a trip to Joshua Tree, CA

Help me plan a 3-day trip to Joshua Tree (CA). Or alternatively, suggest another really cool natural area to check out in Southern California in late January. I am in my cousin's wedding in the L.A. area and am coming with my girlfriend. We decided to take a few extra days--she's never been to California and I've only ever kept my visits to family time, usually in the OC area. We're renting a car, so we'll have transportation. Is late January a good time to go? Do you have any recommendations for gear rental (doubt I'll be able to climb, unfortunately)? I have gear at home in Michigan, but I'd like to travel light. If you have alternative suggestions--they can be around L.A.--I'd love to hear them. Thanks.
posted by SpicyMustard on Dec 16, 2010 - 15 answers

Best Modern Art in Los Angeles?

What is the most relevatory, shocking, mindblowing modern art gallery or installation or museum in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by felix on Oct 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Catching up between LA and Yorba Linda?

An old friend is visiting my vast metropolitan area and we'd like to meet up for lunch tomorrow. What's a good, infant-friendly spot to grab a bite of lunch, sip a beer (maybe shoot some pool?), somewhere between Yorba Linda, CA and downtown Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jul 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Sell me on the City of Angels.

Can you help sell me on Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by fake on Apr 7, 2010 - 36 answers

Light Rail in the City of Angels

Thanks to riding Chicago's L system so often I can sense my stop in my (literal) sleep, I think I'm finally ready to tackle Los Angeles' underutilized & unappreciated Metro & Metrolink system for some day trips between Ventura County and LA proper. What are some can't miss attractions that are A) easily accessable by rail in a city of cars and B) fairly safe for a tiny semi-lost solo female and C) totally awesome? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 2, 2010 - 6 answers

3 different rooms so 3 different rents?

I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

So Cal Bachelor Party-- Help!!

Uh oh, time to plan a memorable, one of a kind Southern California bachelor party and strippers aren't an option! Please hive mind, help! [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Aug 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Going to California

I'm going to Los Angeles later this week. I've never been there, what should I do/see/eat? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pwicks on Aug 18, 2009 - 31 answers

LA to SF not on the PCH

Los Angeles to San Francisco: Help me find an alternate route! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Visiting Los Angeles for the First Time

Visiting Los Angeles for the first time What do I need to see and do? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on May 18, 2009 - 52 answers

SoCal bird places

Looking for avian resources -- vets, toy stores, etc -- in SoCal! [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Short term Statin-use? Good Doctor near Claremont, CA?

Cholesterol / statin filter. 35yr old male. Direct LDL 192. Overall chol 275. My new doctor prescribed Lipitor 'for 3 months' to lower my cholesterol. i) Question about short term statin use. ii) Do know any good primary-care Doctors in the Claremont,CA area? I know you're not my doctor. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Mar 4, 2009 - 14 answers

No one loves me- help me get out of town.

Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Where can I play soccer in Southern Cal?

I would like to find a place where I can play soccer in the San Fernando Valley. I have searched google many times and have only found one league that plays in Griffith Park I believe. That is too far... Please help me find a place close to home where I can play (ideally on a weekly basis). [more inside]
posted by sirhensley on Jul 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Best economical 4WD car?

What's the best 1-2 yr old 4WD-capable car? Best for us means: fuel economy, reliability, non-behemoth-SUV-ness, aesthetic and reasonable cost (<$25k). Also: any knowledge about Subaru Outbacks and SoCal 4WD dealers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 29, 2008 - 26 answers

Green Concierge Seeks Los Angeles Infodump

I'm starting a new job as a telephone concierge at a Brand-new upscale retail/housing establishment in Glendale, CA next week—can you help me get my ear to the ground? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 27, 2008 - 6 answers

New girl in town

I'm moving to Venice/Santa Monica and want to meet good, intelligent, normal people in my age group. How? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on Jan 25, 2008 - 14 answers

I said, I want something alive.. (live squid in LA?)

Where can I eat live squid/octopus in Los Angeles, or California in general? [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Aug 10, 2007 - 7 answers

How to get the most out of driving a car regularly?

How do you deal with or adapt to Car Culture? Tips on driving, things to do in/with the car, strategies to deal with traffic, autos, parking, life-on-the-road in general please. Also: any specific Southern California driving/car advice. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 19, 2007 - 30 answers

From L.A. to Santa Fe and back. By Car

From L.A. to Santa Fe and back. By Car, necessarily. Next month. I'm planning a 1.5 day drive, a 3 day stay in Santa Fe (already taken care of, thanks), a 1.5 day drive back to L.A. Where should I sleep en route? I'm thinking Flagstaff, right? Sightseeing in or around Flagstaff? (touristy stuff is OK unless it's something horribily overcrowded or plainly for kids). Is the drive too long/boring? Any better ideas to make the trip more fun? Suggestions? Thanks.
posted by PenguinBukkake on Jun 20, 2007 - 7 answers

My kingdom for a horse: Trustworthy SoCal car dealers/mechanics

Buying-a-used-Car in SoCal-filter : I'm looking for good used car dealerships in the Pomona / Inland Empire / greater LA area. Also, for good independent mechanics to examine a prospective used car. Also: Examples of dealers/mechanics to avoid and general advice. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jun 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Is East Hollywood Right for Us?

What can you tell me about East Hollywood/South Los Feliz/North Koreatown? (Los Angeles) [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on May 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Information about La Paz, in Baja California, Mexico?

Can anyone share any first hand experiences in La Paz, Mexico? My wife has a distant relative who owns a bed and breakfast there, and we're having a hard time finding specific information about the town, nearby beaches, etc. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Jun 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Why can't I find a job in LA?

Why can't I find a job in LA? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 15, 2006 - 18 answers

L.A. May 7th - 9th

Hail Mefites! My buddy and I - on our way to Buenos Aires - have a layover in Los Angeles from May 7th (this Saturday) to the 9th. Neither of us has ever been before. We need a CHEAP PLACE TO STAY! Any reccomendations? (+ any advice on quirky must-see L.A. shit?) Thanks!
posted by punkbitch on May 3, 2005 - 14 answers

LA LAyover

On Tuesday I'm going to find myself with five or six spare hours as I pass through Los Angeles. I haven't really seen L.A. before, so what should I do? What should I see? Where should I eat?

For what it's worth, my hotel will be near LAX on Highway 1.
posted by mrbula on Oct 16, 2004 - 13 answers

Commuting in LA

Angelenos: Help me with my commute! Pasadena to West LA; more inside... [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on Sep 8, 2004 - 6 answers

How big of a deal is it to have a server in colocation in a far away location?

I have a webserver colocated in Los Angeles, where I live. I am moving to New York in a few months and I'm wondering if I should take the server with me. I have a ridiculously great deal at my current facility. How big of a deal is it to have a server in colocation in a far away location? (The server has RAID 1 and hot-swap drives, if that helps.)
posted by 4easypayments on Apr 6, 2004 - 4 answers

Where can I live cheap in LA?

Help for a semi-homeless Wendell. [when is there NOT more inside?] [more inside]
posted by wendell on Feb 6, 2004 - 9 answers

Los Angeles without a car

Los Angeles without a car. Suggestions? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by deaddodo on Feb 1, 2004 - 13 answers

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