I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
We're spending the 20th-27th in LA, where I haven't been for almost a decade. Please give us your recommendations for wondrous and strange and delicious things to do, see, and eat! [more inside]
I'm visiting LA for the first time. It's raining today and for the rest of the week. I have no car. What should I do and where should I go? [more inside]
My fun-loving, adventure-seeking sister is turning 35 this weekend! It so happens she'll be visiting me in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving at the time. Help me think of something memorable and uniquely weird to do over the weekend to make it a great birthday! [more inside]
How can I hit the ground running looking for a job? [more inside]
Which high-rises in downtown Los Angeles can you easily get to the top of (or pretty high up in)? [more inside]
I am flying into LAX for work Tuesday and have the afternoon free. 3:15 arrival. Is there something really cool I could do that is 1) open, and 2) accessible considering traffic? (I have a car.). Maybe a museum or a scenic spot, ineresting historic site, or a trendy market area? I am not interested in bars or expensive restaurants. Bonus points if near Oxnard.
LA / Simi Valley friends, please help! I'd like to surprise a friend of mine with info / pictures of a couple things from his childhood that came up in a recent conversation--one concerns the Los Angeles Children's Museum, the other concerns Rancho Park in Simi Valley. More detail inside. [more inside]
I need a short term solution to homelessness of a four person family (2 adults, 2 children) in the Los Angeles area?
My family (self, fiance, and two children, ages 4 and 7) is currently homeless in Los Angeles. We are at a complete loss here... can anyone provide any insight, advice, anything at all to help us figure out what on earth to do? [more inside]
I am going to be at LAX for 7-8 hours on Wednesday, November 14, from about 2-10pm, before I fly overnight from California to Virginia. I have never been to Los Angeles. Is there anything you would recommend me doing during that time? [more inside]
Wedding Filter: Looking for suggestions on unobvious wedding venues in SoCal. [more inside]
Every weekday my commute is either easy -- because there are almost no big trucks on the road -- or terrible -- because the freeway is packed with a solid line of big trucks. Why is it like that? What do I not understand about shipping, trucking and/or logistics that makes this such an either/or proposition? [more inside]
I'm interested in attending an auction in the Southern California area. I've never been to an auction before. Advice? Tips? [more inside]
I'm transferring my consulting business from out of state to west LA and I need to find an attorney to help with: - Forming the company - Helping me put together contracts for my clients - Coming up with a tax strategy Does anyone have a recommendation?
Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today? [more inside]
Visiting Los Angeles this weekend. In need of some suggestions and tips and tricks! [more inside]
Please recommend stuff to do in Los Angeles during the day in October. [more inside]
Is there a way to get a cheaper Time Warner Cable deal for internet only in Los Angeles? And what are the alternative providers? [more inside]
Ahoy, Los Angeles commuters! Out-of-town friends are heading from Long Beach to Valencia this Friday afternoon and have tasked me with recommending whether they should take the 405 vs. the 710 to the 5. (In terms of mileage, they're basically identical.) Help me steer them right. [more inside]
How can I get something shipped from L.A. to Wisconsin when the seller won't ship it, asks for cash, and I don't have any friends there? [more inside]
I'd like some every day hacks for life in Los Angeles. [more inside]
Plane, train, or automobile? Which is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles? [more inside]
Where should I try to see the shuttle fly over Los Angeles on Friday morning? [more inside]
My lovely girlfriend has been throwing me fantastic birthday parties for a few years, and this year (in November, in Los Angeles) I want to return the favor in kind. She lived in Hawaii in her youth, and has visited every year except this one, so I thought I'd try to bring the big island to her for her birthday party. I'm thinking 25-30 people, suggestions for any level of fancy from not fancy at all up to very posh appreciated.
Can anyone recommend a therapist or psychologist in LA specialized in depression? (prefer Westchester, Marina Del Ray, Santa Monica area) [more inside]
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]
Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s? It was shown repeatedly on either IFC or Sundance in that period. Set in LA, it seems now like a precursor to "mumblecore" films with non-actors poorly recorded with only a bit of a plot. The protagonist was male, shorter, dark-haired, and kind of aggressive in the way he would talk to people; I especially remember he would mostly repeat what other people would say, maybe two or three times, rapidly, with this angry tone. [more inside]
Please recommend the best plan of action for a man in Hollywood, CA who has some fairly wicked ingrown toenails. [more inside]
Was a pesticide sprayed over Los Angeles in the late 80s? [more inside]
What are the best temp agencies in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Help me cheat to think of a themed birthday present. The theme is Los Angeles. [more inside]
Where can I buy pretty rocks and crystals in Los Angeles? [more inside]
My mom died. Now what? (In the abstract, existential sense.) [more inside]
Please help me find a bank with Pittsburgh and Los Angeles locations... [more inside]
Tell me about framing movie posters. Tips. Frames. Deals. Conventions. Things to beware of. [more inside]
I am looking to transplant to Los Angeles to take care of my mother who recently got very sick. I need to find an apartment for the two of us, but I have one constraint and one hope: 1) money problems are going to be a very big deal, so keeping rent cheap is a must, and it needs to be wheelchair-friendly. 2) I would like to be in some kind of artsy, young neighborhood, just so I can stay sane and keep this up for as long as possible. My mother is extremely abusive, and I would like to try to live an actual life as much as possible. I am still young, and a fun neighborhood would change the picture significantly. [more inside]
Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today? All attempts to date have ended in rivers of sorrow. [more inside]
Is there a good Yemeni restaurant in Los Angeles? [more inside]
What films, songs and books should I see/hear/read to get a feel for LA? [more inside]
I want to fix/build/restore/modify a motorcycle and put it on the road in Los Angeles, California. Think a 600cc cafe racer or something similar. I can do all my own work, have a welder, mill, and all necessary tools. What are the hidden costs and problems? Any idea what this will cost (time, $$) to take it from Craigslist to city streets? [more inside]
I'm looking for all awe-inspiring annual/seasonal/migratory natural phenomena within a 4 hour drive of Los Angeles. Help me fill my yearly calendar with sights to see! [more inside]
I need to be in Beverly Hills by 9AM tomorrow morning. I'm in San Diego North County. I have two basic options: Either take the I-5 N all the way or take the I-15 N and then go west towards Beverly Hills. I am assuming that taking the I-15, even though it's the longer route, will get me there faster during rush hour, because I'll avoid Orange County, South LA and all that mess. Am I right?
LA filter: I'm looking for recommendations for various kinds of doctors in the Echo Park/Silverlake/Los Feliz/Eagle Rock areas. [more inside]
How can a person work off a traffic fine in Los Angeles? Is there a program for those on Social Security? [more inside]
What are the best "gateway dishes" for someone who wants to try authentic Chinese cuisine? [more inside]
I'm writing a series of time travel novels. Since my first one is scheduled to be published in November, I've been debating what my next one should be. One idea I have is for a young woman in San Francisco or Los Angeles to find herself 100 years in the future (in 2110 or so), but I need some help imagining a realistic future. [more inside]
Has the Los Angeles area changed between the 1990s and today, in terms of the culture and overall "feel" of the region? When I lived there in the 90s, I felt like L.A. had become a harder, more hostile place than I remembered from my younger years, with heightened racial tensions and a generally meaner attitude. (Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't -- this was just my perception.) I'm interested to hear from anyone who's lived there over the last 15-20 years what changes they've seen, if any, in the culture, and if my impressions from the 90s reflected the norm or were more negative than most Angelenos'.
MacBook heatsink repair tech needed in Los Angeles - Recommendations? [more inside]
I could use a reality check, before we get any deeper into planning. Can we buy a house/condo in a livable neighborhood in Los Angeles for $400K or under? Is this doable or do I need to remove my rose-colored glasses? And if it is doable, which neighborhoods should we be looking at? [more inside]
What can I do from afar for a bedridden SAHM of an 18mo, and in general for their stressed-out family? Looking for anything and everything---advice, care basket ideas, childcare options, cleaning services, etc.---in the Echo Park/Silverlake/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. [more inside]