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]
Can you recommend a good (and relatively inexpensive) beginning acting class or workshop in L.A.? (I know.) [more inside]
Broadband recommendations for the Long Beach/Greater L.A. area? There is, of course, a catch... [more inside]
I need a bit of extremely minor home repair... but can't do it myself. Who in the L.A. area would handle this sort of thing? [more inside]
Where in Los Angeles can my (tall, rangy) husband buy a reasonably great suit for less than $600? Is there something like indochino.com, but in real life? Any experiences with Thick As Thieves? [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!
Is $10,000 enough for me to move out of Florida (where I am currently) and make it in Los Angeles without a job lined up? [more inside]
I'm looking for a secluded, peaceful cabin or hotel within cycling distance of any of the Amtrak Surfliner stations south of Los Angeles (Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Solana Beach, San Diego). It's for a short December getaway. Any recommendations?
How reliable is public transportation in LA? Can I trust it to get me to work on time? [more inside]
Is this 90-mile bike ride around LA possible and realistic for a casual rider in four days? [more inside]
My car was rear ended last night and it's starting to look like the guy who hit me does not have a driver's license or insurance. So I'm not really sure what my next move is. [more inside]
Where can I buy candy corn in Los Angeles, this weekend? Preferably convenient to Pasadena/Burbank? Difficulty: don't want to experiment by making my own, and buying it online will be too slow.
After getting excellent advice on San Francisco, I now need help with the LA portion of our California trip! Your recommendations on how best to spend three days in LA would be much appreciated. [more inside]
Bedbugs in Los Angeles in a (really great, otherwise) rental - Landlord's had it "treated" once, and it hasnt worked. Could use some advice on next steps, before I completely lose my mind. Long-ish sob story inside... [more inside]
What's the best way to access a car in L.A. for two weeks without going through a traditional car rental agency? [more inside]
Is there an endocrinologist in the L.A. area (preferably near Hollywood) that you'd recommend? [more inside]
Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Looking for a Cardinals bar in LA to watch the game on Friday night. [more inside]
Are there any special magical shortcuts I can take when commuting by car from Santa Monica to Pico-Robertson during the evening rush hour? [more inside]
Can you help me find a tattoo artist in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
Moving back to LA. What do I need to know? [more inside]
So I think I've had enough and I'm going to close out my BofA account tomorrow. Any good credit union/co-op recommendations for Los Angeles? [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?
What're your specific recommendations for a weekend trip to Los Angeles? [more inside]
Where are the industrial live/work spaces and/or workshops in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
Looking for LAX<>Pasadena town car service that provides child car seats.> [more inside]
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]
I'm going to Los Angeles for 5 days. What should I do there? [more inside]
Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
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?
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]
Who is this? And where can I buy prints?
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]
Help me plan a date in LA! [more inside]
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?
[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]
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]
What is this group of storybook cottages doing in Koreatown? [more inside]
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]
Where in LA can I get a bead necklace restrung inexpensively? [more inside]
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.)
Where to drink beer in Los Angeles? [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]
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]