Conflicting problems with both non-closing windows and likely lead paint in a Los Angeles rental. Maintenance plan to grind them all down later this week and I'm pregnant and worried about the dust. I would deeply appreciate some advice on how this might play out and how to handle it (yes, not legal advice) especially advice from those who know about California and LA rental issues. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Aug 28, 2011 -
A family member struggles with computer skills, but is self-employed and uses email frequently for his work. He has a Mac and a paid Google Apps account. Can you recommend a trustworthy person or service based in LA (or advice on finding one) he could hire to help him with managing his Mac, Google Apps, and other basic computer needs?
posted by Meg_Murry
on Aug 21, 2011 -
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?
posted by scody
on Aug 20, 2011 -
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]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 19, 2011 -
I have (what I think is) a bad solder (mp3
around 0:42) in a pair of Church Audio CA-14 miniature headworn omnidirectional microphones. Where might I find someone to fix these here in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Aug 5, 2011 -
You live in Los Angeles; you travel to visit out-of-state relatives. Where (in town) do you go to find gifts? What do you take them?
posted by the NATURAL
on Aug 1, 2011 -
[SoCal Filter] What is that static that interferes with my car ipod player around Long Beach and Mojave? I use the kind of ipod adapter that transmits from ipod to car radio on FM, and it works very well other than this. [more inside]
posted by bluesky78987
on Jul 31, 2011 -
Last minute tix: Need tickets to LA Rising (LA Coliseum) tonight, but won't be getting to the venue til 9pm or so. Has anyone had good luck w/ getting cheaper tickets to such a large concert while showing up late? [more inside]
posted by raihan_
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Los Angeles slumlordfilter: management company cashed our check for the usual rent amount last week (verified w bank), management company left us a "pay rent or quit" notice yesterday claiming we were short on rent and must pay within 3 days, calls to management company have led the voice mail box of the bookkeeper who has yet to pick up the phone or call us back. We're on day 2 and it's a Friday. Given they actually received rent in full, how worried should we be that they'll f us over even though this is entirely their own error? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Where in the Los Angeles area can I go to see a wide selection of Kindle covers and cases in person? (And hopefully try them out.)
posted by kidbritish
on Jul 22, 2011 -
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]
posted by dersins
on Jul 15, 2011 -
What is the warehouse in Los Angeles at W Bluff Creek Drive and S Campus Center Drive near Playa Vista? [more inside]
posted by sharding
on Jun 26, 2011 -
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]
posted by hwyengr
on Jun 8, 2011 -
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.
posted by infinitewindow
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Where to get an inexpensive eye exam in Los Angeles? Preferably in the Hollywood/Silver Lake-ish area or red line accessible, but if it's totally worth it to drive to some place in Pasadena or something, then we will. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered
on May 31, 2011 -
If you had to work a few days a weeks in San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks, specifically), where would you live? [more inside]
posted by tacoma1
on May 16, 2011 -
I'm thinking about moving to LA soon, but I've never actually been there. Where would someone like me live? What's it like to live in LA? General advice? Or should I move to SF? [more inside]
posted by garuda
on May 4, 2011 -
I love the musical "Chess." It is rarely ever produced, though. How or where can I get alerts in my email when a production of "Chess" is in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Apr 27, 2011 -
I'm travelling in the US (Los Angeles) from Canada. What are my phone options? i'm sick of paying my local company's roaming charges. Can I buy a phone in LA that'll have full data/text/voice options for a month? If so, what'll it cost me? Can I just buy a chip for my iPhone for that month with no contract? (And if so, what's the best way to unlock it). Also, is there a way to forward SMS/text messages sent to my Toronto number? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Apr 26, 2011 -
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?
posted by JPowers
on Apr 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for a recently released album that was actually recorded in the 70s but was only released now. The name was something like Torrey Canyon, Torrey Pines, Laurel Canyon (but Google is not helping me here), any ideas? I really wanted to listen to it but it's looking like I have the name completely wrong.
I believe I originally heard about it on Metafilter.
I do not have lyrics, because I haven't heard it!
Note: it is not Torrey Canyon LTD, from Kent, OH.
posted by chesty_a_arthur
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Help me plot out an awesome roadtrip and hotel from San Francisco's East Bay to Indio, CA this weekend. Bonus point: teenagers, driver's sanity, scenic viewpoints [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Apr 18, 2011 -
In Los Angeles (Redondo) for a few days. Any suggestions for the best place(s) to purchase Lowepro/Pelican camera cases/Lastolite panels etc ?
posted by fullysic
on Apr 14, 2011 -
What is the best (outlet) shopping between the Los Angeles area and Los Vegas? My friends want to stop at one place and spend a few hours shopping.
posted by Monday
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I'm planning to head out to Los Angeles in May, and I want to rent a Mustang for a few days, but the rental car companies suck at it. Halp? [more inside]
posted by babbageboole
on Apr 6, 2011 -
Looking for a good cheap used Nissan, Toyota, or Honda in the Los Angeles area for around $3000. Any website suggestions for finding used cars? Or, what is a good dealer to go to?
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Mar 25, 2011 -
What indie/experimental/small-press/"weird" novels set in Los Angeles would you recommend for an "Alternative L.A. Literature" list? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall
on Mar 20, 2011 -
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]
posted by dobbs
on Mar 18, 2011 -
I’m looking to replace the buttons on a sport coat – probably some sort of horn or even enamel button for the closure and sleeves. Where in Los Angeles can I buy sport coat buttons? [more inside]
posted by kensington314
on Mar 14, 2011 -
I am feeling a little lonely, and want to get involved in some local activities, but I don't know where to start. I'm looking for specific suggestions and recommendations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 11, 2011 -
Is my therapist a crackpot? Should I break up with her over it? If so, can you recommend a trauma-focused therapist in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle
on Mar 10, 2011 -
Looking for life coach / dissertation coach recommendations in the Los Angeles area! Also: tips on how to use life/dissertation coaches most appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Mar 6, 2011 -
Southern California with a 2.5 year old. Tips for things to do in and in between SD and LA. [more inside]
posted by gaspode
on Mar 2, 2011 -
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 -
Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I'd like to do something cool with my wife for Valentine's Day. Difficulty: we'll be away from our home base in Riverside, CA (near Los Angeles). [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Feb 6, 2011 -