I've heard that a person can acquire a property for which the property taxes are in default by paying the back taxes. This seems fishy, and morally questionable, but is it true? In Los Angeles? Are there other tricky ways to acquire property?
Help me find a restaurant in Los Angeles for an upcoming birthday dinner! [more inside]
I'm planning a roadtrip for my 30th birthday. Origin: Los Angeles. Destination: Seattle or Cabo? [more inside]
Recommendations for learning Japanese in Los Angeles that go beyond the basics? [more inside]
Can you help sell me on Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want to go out dancing/clubbing in Los Angeles, but none of my friends are interested. Where can a 24 year old girl go dancing at night, and walk back alone to her car without much worry? Also, other than randomly walking up to people and awkwardly trying to nudge my way into their circle, how on earth do I expand my horizons and meet/make friends with similarly minded people?
Looking for a cello teacher in Los Angeles for a beginner. Or is there a string instrument instructor you know who might recommend a cello instructor or a cello player who might want to earn a few bucks, or bargain his or her time? [more inside]
How and where does a chick in her late twenties meet guys in Los Angeles? I'm single for the first time in eons, and I'm just starting to come out of my shy shell, too. I'm looking forward to the casual dating scene, except I'm clueless as to where to go (and what to do)! I *don't* want to try anything internet-related (not even meetups) this time. The internet's always been a crutch for me, and I want to overcome that. I will sometimes be with other friends, but sometimes I'm going to be on my own. Which I'm excited about! ...but a total n00b. Help me figure out where to go and how to attract some attention without desperately clinging to a friend's arm. [more inside]
Web design firm recommendations in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
I live in northern Virginia, however all of my family lives in the Los Angeles area. At work, I have to keep my web browsing to a bare minimum and restricted to my lunch break. As such, I'm worried about the Big One hitting the LA area, and not knowing about it ASAP, especially if LA's phone lines and cell towers get knocked out. Is there any way I could arrange for a text message to be sent to my cellphone, for every earthquake that hits the LA Basin? I realize this may turn out to be excessive, but am willing to experiment.
As an enormous fan of American craft beer visiting New York, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where should I go to partake of the finest brews? Do any local breweries offer tours of their facilities or tastings? Are there any beer happenings going on in the period between the 10th and 20th of April this year? [more inside]
I'm thinking of going to LA for the first week in May. I've never been there before, don't have a full driver's license, and am low on funds. A director has expressed mild interest in my writing (read one of my screenplays, doesn't want to buy it, wants to discuss my writing in general)--he's in Venice Beach. Where should I stay? Also, what kind of license would I need to rent a Vespa type scooter? [more inside]
Where are the art and craft galleries in the Los Angeles area? I'm looking for galleries that sell art, jewelry, pottery and so on that's not mass-produced, but not crazy expensive fine art either. I'd love to find something like Portland's Real Mother Goose. Nice stuff, not too experimental or edgy and perfect for buying gifts for my parents.
Need to find and buy iron polysaccharide vitamin supplement in Los Angeles. Help? [more inside]
Where do LA-based sculptors go to buy/sell used equipment? [more inside]
Where can I hold auditions on the L.A. Eastside? [more inside]
I'll be alright visiting Watts Tower in the middle of the day, right? [more inside]
Los Angeles filter: I saw these placards on utility poles, opposite sides of town (first is in Highland Park, n. of downtown. Second is in Lomita, near the beach.) I'm sure there are more of them - but what in heck are they? Highland Park / Lomita
How do we put my wife on our home title if she's not on the loan? [more inside]
I want to stay at a hotel in my own town. Where in Los Angeles is the best place to do this? As befits an impulse, I want to find someplace near me (within a half-hour's driving time of downtown) which has an opening today, at a reasonable price, which I figure is about 200 bucks a night. [more inside]
What's the name of those tiny salty-sweet dried fish sometimes served as banchan in Korean restaurants? Where can I buy some for home consumption in Los Angeles? Are they healthy/unhealthy?
Thanks to riding Chicago's L system so often I can sense my stop in my (literal) sleep, I think I'm finally ready to tackle Los Angeles' underutilized & unappreciated Metro & Metrolink system for some day trips between Ventura County and LA proper. What are some can't miss attractions that are A) easily accessable by rail in a city of cars and B) fairly safe for a tiny semi-lost solo female and C) totally awesome? [more inside]
How can I eat healthy on the go in Los Angeles? [more inside]
You: Are or know someone with goofy possibly-reproductive female endocrine issues on the Westside of LA. You love your UCLA Health System endocrinologist for their sterling patient care. Me: Someone in need of that doctor's name and office location. [more inside]
Tourists in Los Angeles! Where can I take a group of 6 to 10 rowdy 20-something guys from Texas in or around the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
A little 1099, a little W2. How do I file? [more inside]
What gay bar/club should I go to in Los Angeles? [more inside]
What are your favorite thrift stores in Los Angeles, specifically for men's business and formal attire - shirts, ties, shoes, sportcoats, trousers, and so forth? [more inside]
Where's the best spot in or near Los Angeles to record distant train whistles? [more inside]
I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
Selling your books in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I have an iPhone 2G whose battery has not been holding charge well lately. I need a local to Los Angeles replacement. [more inside]
Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities.
Los Angeles Filter: Looking for a bar/pub with a good trivia night for upcoming birthday festivities. [more inside]
So I'm looking to get some exercise. I'm pondering iaido and kendo dojos in Santa Monica and West LA. Which style and what dojo would work for me? [more inside]
A hike on X-mas morning in or near Los Angeles? [more inside]
(Asking for a friend) Any pointers to a good psychiatrist for bipolar disorder in the LA area? [more inside]
WHERE IN L.A. CAN I BE LOUD ALL THE TIME? (FOR CHEAP) [more inside]
Is there a print shop in Los Angeles that excels in dealing with large custom sizes (10x13 and/or 13x20)? [more inside]
Have you ever moved from a warm, mild climate like Los Angeles, to one that experiences four seasons - and did you do so in the dead of winter? What was it like? What do you wish you had known beforehand? In other words, what am I, a native Angeleno currently taking for granted? [more inside]
I'm entertaining guests from India in LA tomorrow for the whole day, and all my plans are being scuppered by a forecast of rain. What can we do in the LA area (don't mind driving pretty much anywhere) that won't be compromised by grey clouds and rain? [more inside]
What's the best black-tie New Year's Eve (or other event) in LA? [more inside]
Help me find a Dr. House in (or near) Los Angeles for my father. [more inside]
I'm looking for a venue in Los Angeles -- the closer to downtown, the better -- where we could throw a private party (around 200 people) for watching the Oscars. Indoor location preferred! [more inside]
Why are the tops of buildings in downtown Los Angeles numbered? [more inside]
Where can I find old bleachers in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Kinda excited at the prospect of my first Thanksgiving alone. Where can a twentysomething girl go, or do, for Thanksgiving - both day and night? I'm in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area. Previous similar question, and I've taken all answers to heart. But mine has a twist: I can't stay in. [more inside]
It's the holiday season and I'm feeling nostalgic and I'm wondering if there are any Norwegian (not Scandinavian and certainly not Swedish) restaurants in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Orange County areas? Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Ask suggest no but I can't believe that's possible. Thanks!
Angelenos, please recommend an awesome and artsy portrait photographer. [more inside]
I received a traffic ticket for driving without headlights on in Los Angeles, but now the court has no record of my citation. What do I do now? [more inside]
Let's say you remove geography from the equation in finding a potential partner. How would you go about it? [more inside]