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]
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]
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]
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 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.
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]
In Los Angeles (Redondo) for a few days. Any suggestions for the best place(s) to purchase Lowepro/Pelican camera cases/Lastolite panels etc ?
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.
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]
I'm planning a trip to Los Angeles and I can't drive. Is this a bad idea waiting to happen? [more inside]
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?
What indie/experimental/small-press/"weird" novels set in Los Angeles would you recommend for an "Alternative L.A. Literature" list? [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’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]
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]
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]
I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
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]
Southern California with a 2.5 year old. Tips for things to do in and in between SD and LA. [more inside]
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]
Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
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]
Our car was just robbed while passing through Los Angeles, anyone have any advice? [more inside]
Yelp.com (or other review site): sorting by newest restaurant in an area? Or: where do you go to find recently *opened* restaurants in Southern California (inland empire etc). [more inside]
Visiting Los Angeles four four days at the end of February. Help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
I want to buy a Toyota Hilux and get it licensed to drive in LA, CA. I have two questions: What mechanical problems should I look for when buying this specific truck (2WD, 22R engine, early 90's model)? What should I look out for when trying to license it in California? I'm shopping on Craigslist. [more inside]
Looking for a good DJ or Band and/or Photographer in the Burbank (Los Angeles) area for a wedding this summer.
I'm considering a move from middle America to the northern Los Angeles, CA region. What do I need to know? [more inside]
I am Looking for rap songs that are about or reference specific neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Help?
How do I deal with a new therapist with an unexpected philosophical bent? [more inside]
I love cars, particularly European classics, but modern and US cars too (though not the Japanese tuning scene). I'm in Los Angeles until January 22nd; is there an event or place that is a 'must see' while I'm here?
What does it take to land an apartment in Los Angeles without first landing a job in Los Angeles? [more inside]
How can I find out what's going on in LA on New Years Eve/Day? [more inside]
It's my girlfriend's birthday next month, and I'm looking for ideas. She absolutely freaks out in the presence of small, furry cute things, so I'd like to use that as a jumping-off point. [more inside]
LA Filter: I'm in Los Angeles on a short trip. I'm staying in Koreatown on Wilshire with NO car. I have an event this evening but have the morning, afternoon, and Friday morning free to explore. What should I do? [more inside]
AskLAFilter: What's a better place to learn computer programming from: Pierce College or Los Angeles City College? [more inside]
Your ideas for a 3-day (preferably outdoor) adventure in southern or central California with my dad. [more inside]
Where in Los Angeles can I purchase (very tiny) #00 cross-point screws and the same size screwdriver? [more inside]
Visiting Los Angeles in January. What should we seek? [more inside]
What are some organizations in Los Angeles that support recent immigrants and/or refugees, where I can become involved on a voluntary basis once or twice a week? [more inside]
I'm visiting extended family in LA for american thanksgiving (i'm from toronto). I'll have one day (either friday or saturday) to go off on my own and do stuff. What should i do? (Level of difficulty: No drivers license.) [more inside]
I'm a New Yorker in Los Angeles for the next 24 hours, for the first time ever. I'm looking for some very specific things. [more inside]
Is there a legitimate reason for structuring membership dues (and initiation fees) of a club based on age levels beyond just the usual "student" vs "everyone else" levels? Specifically I'm speaking of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. [more inside]
In Los Angeles, on a very limited budget, and really want to do boxing or Krav Maga or something similar. [more inside]
Why do these skeezy guys solicit me in public to do body work on my car? [more inside]
How many separate library systems are there in the greater Los Angeles area? [more inside]
I wish to refinance my house, but, apparently, there are no appropriate comparisons in the neighborhood. My house still has a value, though, so what can be done now to figure it out so that the refinancing process can proceed? [more inside]
Help me plan this last minute trip! West coast and the south west... [more inside]
Should I move to Los Angeles to work in Teh Industry? [more inside]