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]
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.
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]
Is it worth it for me to travel to try to get a job in another area? [more inside]
If you had to work a few days a weeks in San Fernando Valley (Sherman Oaks, specifically), where would you live? [more inside]
General tips for riding the LA MTA Rail? (Red Line in particular, if you'd like.) [more inside]
Looking for outdoor shopping locations in Los Angeles. [more inside]
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]