I was just offered a job in Los Angeles starting April of next year. We are considering it, and just starting to look around on Craigslist etc at housing/ neighborhoods. I am wondering which areas are good for our "prerequisites" which are really just things that are ideal and are in no way deal breakers: [more inside]
LA to DC Crafting - Fabric and Leather supply stores? [more inside]
My mom died. Now what? (In the abstract, existential sense.) [more inside]
What films, songs and books should I see/hear/read to get a feel for LA? [more inside]
Dear AskMe tech folks- there's an older CDROM out there that was designed to play and display on the IBM 286, Mac II, and Mac LC. Is there a tool, emulator, or hack out there that would allow me to play and view it on my current Apple (running OSX)? [more inside]
Getting around LA via bicycle? [more inside]
You filled my eyeballs, now please stuff my belly! [more inside]
I live in L.A. and I have someone special coming to visit. He didn't much care for this city the last few times he visited, so I want to take him to places that are very un-L.A. Any suggestions? [more inside]
L.A. Mefites, I have only a couple of hours in your city. What should I do? [more inside]
What is considered good practice (but not ADA) for interior door clearance in a small residential bathroom with an outswing or pocket door? [more inside]
How difficult is it to move from East coast to West coast and find comparable work in Federal Government? Is it hard to start fresh in the LA area knowing noone? What are the biggest challenges to consider and how to overcome? [more inside]
Affordable furniture in Los Angeles? What should we even look for in terms of a (moderate) quality couch? [more inside]
As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this job and want to leave an awesome impression. What things can I do to set myself apart? What are your tips for awesome kick-off meetings? I need to demonstrate my skills as a meeting facilitator and project manager. I am looking for anything that will set me apart including handing out candy / fruit, using an awesome slide deck, or simply facilitating a awesome kick-off. Have you seen anyone do something awesome in a meeting that wasn't borderline cheesy? I need to demonstrate imagination but also an ability to drive and get things done. Links or videos appreciated as well. Help me get this job!
[LA Filter] I need last minute restaurant or other fun experience for husband's birthday in LA [more inside]
Good temp agencies in LA? [more inside]
We're driving down to LA from the East Bay Area later via I5 next month, and we'd love to get your recommendations on a place to eat on the way. [more inside]
Okay, so it finally happened. I got hit by a rental scam in LA. Now what? More inside. [more inside]
Wedding DJ recommendations in L.A.? Alternatively, do we really need dancing at an evening wedding? [more inside]
Hello savvy LA lady shoppers, male or female! My sister's boyfriend is visiting LA and would like to scope out some local lady stores/boutiques (clothes, jewelry, accessories) for a gift for my sister. He doesn't have a car, is in Venice, and can get to Santa Monica. Any suggestions for good places to hit?
I've never liked LA, but I have a job opportunity there and I'm about to spend a week checking out the city. Tell me what you love about it and what I should see. More inside! [more inside]
I need a white tuxedo, cheap (low-quality is fine), and fast. In LA or SF (needs to be faster if in SF). Ideally get it bought and altered within a week. Does anyone have any leads?
I would like to buy my girlfriend a gift certificate for some art classes, but I don't know where to start. Help! We're in Los Angeles. [more inside]
After seeing Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed exhibit at Tate Modern in London with my girlfriend earlier this year, I was inspired to translate the afternoon into a thoughtful Christmas gift. I've purchased 6 of the seeds on eBay and need help finding a jeweler in Los Angeles that can help me design a pair of earrings incorporating them. HELP! [more inside]
Great locations in L.A. for an engagement photo shoot? Bonus for unconventional or indoor suggestions. [more inside]
Dobbs and I are going to Los Angeles from Dec 15 - 23rd. Recommendations for any film, music, theatre, or gallery events that should not be missed (screenings, tributes, retrospectives, concerts, etc)? Restaurant recommendations are also welcome. I'll be staying downtown and he'll be in West Hollywood. Also, as Canadians who've never been to LA in winter, what outerwear is appropriate (rain much? how cold?)? Thanks!
Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Moving back to LA. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Need advice for trip to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. [more inside]
Is there a map available online of the boundaries of the cities around Los Angeles? For example, the map would show the streets where places like Culver City, Bell, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, etc. begin and end. Bonus points if the map shows neighborhoods within LA proper. Double bonus points if it includes light rail and commuter rail. [more inside]
What is the large red sculpture in LA? I was watching Ruthless People and noticed the final ransom drop took place in front of a large metal sculpture. To my mind, this sculpture looks like the Flamingo sculpture in Chicago. The scene can't have been filmed in Chicago, so what's the name of this similar sculpture in LA?
Los Angeles tourism filter: Day trip to Simi Valley and Reagan Library? Help. [more inside]
Anyone know a great mobile dog groomer for standard poodles? (in the South Bay of Los Angeles) [more inside]
A dear friend from overseas is visiting me on her first trip to L.A... but unfortunately I'm going through a bit of a rough patch health-wise, and so can't help her sightsee as much as I'd like. She's expressed interest in hopping on one of the Hollywood bus tours while I get some rest over the weekend, but I have no idea which ones are best and which ones to avoid. Any former tourists to my fair city have any suggestions?
What do you know about countertop dishwashers? What should *I* know about them before purchasing one? Where can I find a selection (or heck, even 1) in stock at a brick'n'mortar here in Los Angeles? and, barring a local retailer, Which countertop dishwasher should I buy online? [more inside]
Where in LA can I get a bead necklace restrung inexpensively? [more inside]
What-was-that-book-filter: 70's or 80's (?) heist (?) novel that involved shutting down L.A. by closing a couple of freeways and the central telephone switching system. [more inside]
LA-filter: Venice, Abbott Kinney. Places to stay, eat, drink in walking or biking distance? And: what or who replaced Stroh's? [more inside]
Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
What is the warehouse in Los Angeles at W Bluff Creek Drive and S Campus Center Drive near Playa Vista? [more inside]
LA Rent Control: I'm not sure my landlord is aware that our unit is rent controlled. June is rent control re-registration month. Do I bring this up? Oh, our landlord is a Tea Party chairperson for the region. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
Renting an apartment in LA with bad credit, possible? [more inside]
What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
Looking for outdoor shopping locations in Los Angeles. [more inside]
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?
LA Traffic Filter: How long will it take me to drive from Glendale to Long Beach tomorrow morning? And when should I leave to arrive by 8:00am? And what's the best route?
I'm planning a trip to Los Angeles and I can't drive. Is this a bad idea waiting to happen? [more inside]
Los Angeles - last week of April, first week of May. What should I absolutely not miss? And... can you recommend some good eats/drinks/hangouts in West Hollywood? [more inside]
I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
In Orange Country, California for a few days. What tourist spots would be appropriate for a "right winger" tour? [more inside]