So I have a friend, okay my boyfriend, who I convinced to move to NYC from LA. Problem is, he left a job in media post-production technology for, well, me and nothing. Now we don't quite know where to even start looking for places that would find his skills useful in NYC. The movie and TV industry seem to all be based elsewhere. Can the Hivemind help? [more inside]
posted by PissOnYourParade
on Feb 10, 2006 -
I love the luxurious face cream, Creme de la Mer, but the price breaks my bank; is there an affordable cream comparable to it? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe
on Feb 3, 2006 -
What can I expect on a mini road-trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco/Palo Alto on a Sunday night? Very detailed insides.. [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Jan 30, 2006 -
LAonFootFilter: my friend in LA (West Hollywood) is having guests next week who don't drive, so he's looking for ideas for places he can drop them off in the morning before work (in Santa Monica), reasonably leave them there for the whole day, and pick them up at night (or perhaps they could cab home). [more inside]
posted by nwhycgirl328
on Jan 26, 2006 -
Thinkingaboutmovingfilter: We're thinking about moving to LA, right now we're in suburban DC. We've done most of the usual research, but LA just seems SO different I'm sure there's stuff we haven't even thought of. For example, I keep wondering how much of a difference things like the increased number of poisonous things will actually make to daily life. Just how different will it be and why?
posted by crabintheocean
on Nov 13, 2005 -
What's the best car wash in LA? In a perfect world, it'd be within 2 miles East of West of the Sepulveda corridor -- between Sherman Oaks and Culver City. I've tried the Handy J, which some internet sites recommend, but they are inconsistent.
posted by Carsey
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Help me identify this LA based musician and find some of his recordings. Jon Brion perhaps... [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Sep 7, 2005 -
: I don't understand most kinds of violence, but seldom am I as baffled as in this case: why would one fire at a medical convoy performing rescue work, as has reportedly happened in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Sep 1, 2005 -
Things to do in L.A. when you're there from August 14-20. (Including: anyone have vegan restaurants to recommend?) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez
on Aug 8, 2005 -
I eat out a lot. I go to the same restaurants a lot. I want to branch out and try some new places. First, what are some restaurants in Los Angeles that provide good value (not necessarily the cheapest, expensive is fine too, but you should get what you pay for in terms of food quality and ambiance). Second, is there an on-line resource that tracks this kind of thing so that I could easily figure out what's cool/hot/good/whatever in LA dining?
posted by willnot
on Jun 20, 2005 -
I'm going to be in Los Angeles for E3 in two weeks with a bunch of friends. What do we need
to see? What restaurants do we need to visit? We'll have the whole afternoon available for sight-seeing the day before the expo, where should we go? We're spending a boatload on the plane trip and the hotel, so thrift is a virtue. We're all pretty adventurous, so a junky-looking restaurant with transcendent food would be totally fine. We'll be primarily downtown for the show and near LAX for the hotel, so things in those areas are preferred.
posted by Plutor
on May 6, 2005 -
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?)
posted by punkbitch
on May 3, 2005 -
I have to sue someone in small claims court in Los Angeles County. Has anyone been thru this process?
posted by goofyfoot
on Dec 14, 2004 -
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 -
MetaLAHotelWifiFilter: can anyone recommend a decent hotel around the $80-100 per night mark in LA - with good wireless provision? Preferably in or nearish the Burbank area...? If that price is laughable (not really sure for LA), then just decent recommendations at whatever price.
posted by humuhumu
on Aug 3, 2004 -
Jewelry Question: I would like to get my engagement ring cleaned and resized smaller. I'm worried about this because I've heard stories of jewelers taking the ring from you to the "back" to do the work, but then exchanging the diamonds for lower quality stones. Also, it doesn't need a major resize...it's just large enough to annoy me (keeps turning around on my finger, for example), but it won't fall off by itself. There are SO many listings for jewelers -- I feel like its like finding a good mechanic -- difficult, and better if you can get a recommendation. Can anyone recommend a jeweler (in the Los Angeles area) that they trust and had a good experience/history with? Is it a bad idea to resize a platinum ring with diamonds in it to a slightly smaller size? [Oh--and I don't want to go back to where the ring was purchased.]
posted by rio
on Jul 18, 2004 -
Hey, look at this awesome bed
. I want one, but sadly they cost a million euros each. Approximately. So: the pdf brochure on the site basically has enough information to build the bed yourself - it's just a simple wood frame and a couple cushions. How much would it cost to have someone built that for me, and who would I ask? I live in LA, if it matters.
posted by lbergstr
on Jun 9, 2004 -
I'm going to LA for the first week of June to visit a friend. Unfortunately she wasn't able to get any time off that week so it looks like I am going to most of my sight seeing solo. I have a basic itinerary (Getty, Disney Concert Hall, Studio Tours, etc.) but is there anything off the beaten path that I shouldn't miss? Is there anything on the beaten path that I am better off avoiding?
posted by lilboo
on May 19, 2004 -
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 -
A relatively shy MeFi member (and you know I'd admit it if it was me
) is looking for advice on finding a good psychatrist in the Los Angeles area. More interested in talking therapy than medication, though not ruling anything out.
Private responses can be sent to SHRINKatWENDELLWITdotCOM.
posted by wendell
on Feb 18, 2004 -
Wondering if there's a book about the history of LA restaurants. For my December birthday, a friend gave me "Minnesota Eats Out,"
a fun, colorful book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. As a former Minnesota restaurant editor and critic, I loved it. Now I'd like to find a similar book about Los Angeles-San Fernando Valley restaurants for my California in-laws, who have many fond memories of LA restaurants, some gone, some still serving today. Does anyone know of such a book?
posted by GaelFC
on Jan 15, 2004 -
I was thinking about going to Griffith Park (Los Angeles) today. I've never been, and it's so massive, I don't even know where to start. A couple of web sites recommend taking the hike up from the observatory. I know the observatory is closed though, and I got the sense that hike is too. My main goal is photography. My secondary goal is to experience an LA treasure that I have shamefully left unexplored. Any experienced advice? Where to Park, what to avoid, what to do? I'll be coming in from the 110 N to the 5 N if that impacts any suggestions as to where to start.
posted by willnot
on Dec 20, 2003 -