My wife is working on a grant application for a research trip to Los Angeles centered around getting a feel for old Hollywood and the western part of L.A. (this is working towards a novel taking place from the 50s to roughly the early 90s, FWIW). We're trying to put together a budget for the proposal, and were hoping to get some guidance. [more inside]posted by COBRA! around Los Angeles, CA at 7:12 AM - 11 answers
I recently moved to Downtown Los Angeles, and am getting a kick out of exploring the neighborhood--it's changed a lot since I last visited in the early 2000s, has amazing architecture, and a fascinating mix of people and different communities. But I'm new to Los Angeles and unfamiliar with the neighborhood... what are the gems of downtown that are worth checking out? posted by huskerdont around Los Angeles, CA at 10:13 AM - 12 answers
I've been to LA probably a dozen times or so, but mostly for events or a quick trip to Disney.
My friends and I are taking a cruise that disembarks next Sunday morning, around 10am. Our flight from LAX doesn't depart until 7:50 PM, so we have a day to kill in LA proper. [more inside]posted by disillusioned around Los Angeles, CA at 1:21 PM - 24 answers
I just signed up for Uber and I want to do right by the driver. A service charge is included, and the web site says "no need to tip." Is tipping really
not expected? [more inside]posted by Room 641-A around Los Angeles, CA at 5:13 PM - 22 answers
We'll be in L.A. for 2-3 weekdays in mid-March, and while one of our evenings is scheduled, we have no idea what to do with the rest of our time. We'll be staying in or near Hollywood, and won't have a car, but don't mind taking transit. We're especially looking for suggestions for one really very nice, splurge-y place for dinner, as well as great inexpensive places to eat. Also interested in: coffee-snob coffee; fancy cocktails; craft beer; fun/interesting/unique places to shop; anything else that seems interesting. We also really like live shows (comedy/improv/podcast/music), but most of the L.A. shows we know about are on the weekend. And I'm planning to go to Jenette Bras for a fitting, but I'd love suggestions for any other bra shops that carry sizes in the G+ range. posted by rhiannonstone around Los Angeles, CA at 12:48 AM - 17 answers
So I've just moved to LA (awesome) and am thinking of getting a motorcycle as my primary mode of transport. Thing is, when I mention this to my friends (most of which aren't licensed to ride a motorcycle), I get incredulous looks and/or stern warnings as to how silly and dangerous a proposition this is. [more inside]posted by oxidizer around Los Angeles, CA at 5:28 PM - 34 answers
How can I save time on not having to wait longer to get proof on a water bill or another utility bill?
Trying to get residency here for the purpose of college tuition costs.
Moved from New York and staying with my aunt for a short while (a couple months or so). I tried calling the water bill company (I think water... not sure... I forgot) and they can't add me to the bill as they said over the phone that they will only add a spouse to the bill.
What can I do so that way I can get the ball rolling sooner? posted by antgly around Los Angeles, CA at 5:51 PM - 9 answers
my 11-month old son and i are tagging along on my husband's business trip to LA. staying in seal beach and looking for things to do! [more inside]posted by sabh around Los Angeles, CA at 6:06 PM - 7 answers
I'm going to be in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 11. I'll be hiring a car to get around L.A. - though we'll mostly be sticking to Central LA and Santa Monica over that weekend (7/8 June). I've been to L.A. before and done most of the touristy things - relying on both local buses and hop on/hop off tourist buses. Because I'll have a car this time, I was wondering what recommendations people have for things to see and places to go that are tricky to get to without a car. Anything within a couple of hours drive of Los Angeles. Thanks. posted by crossoverman around Los Angeles, CA at 7:40 PM - 11 answers
I'm from the UK, and I've got a work trip coming up to Seattle and LA. Most of that time is going to be spent doing work stuff (naturally), but I've got a free Saturday night and Sunday in Seattle and a free Saturday and Sunday morning in LA (staying in Pasadena).
What should I do with my Seattle and LA/Pasadena weekends? More details under the cut. [more inside]posted by terretu around Los Angeles, CA at 8:40 AM - 29 answers
I'lll be living in Los Angeles for two months on a professional development opportunity for my job. Will be living in Lincoln Heights and will be sans car. I've been to LA probably about 15 times over the last 4 years or so, but I'll never have lived there. Looking forward to getting a little bit better sense of what daily life is like there. [more inside]posted by waylaid around Los Angeles, CA at 6:11 AM - 12 answers
December 30, 2013
Where can my large family go eat on a Friday night in Los Angeles? [more inside]posted by cheeserk around Los Angeles, CA at 5:43 PM - 33 answers
December 28, 2013
How long would you expect it to take me to get to LAX from Pasadena this Tuesday (New Year's Eve) for a noon flight? [more inside]posted by gerryblog around Los Angeles, CA at 9:42 AM - 5 answers
December 21, 2013
I'll have time to waste in California in February and have set my mind on enjoying a Hunter S. Thompson memorial road trip to Las Vegas. Trouble is, it's proving surprisingly hard to find someone who'll rent me a Great Red Shark to do so. What can I do? [more inside]posted by themel around Los Angeles, CA at 2:45 AM - 2 answers
December 20, 2013
I'm planning a solo trip to Los Angeles for a week this coming February and will only using public transit... [more inside]posted by danlewis84 around Los Angeles, CA at 8:29 PM - 6 answers
December 14, 2013
My girlfriend and I both have some time off between Christmas and New Years Day. We'd like to take a one-day roadtrip somewhere along the southern California coast, get a hotel, hang out on the beach a while, sleep, come home the next afternoon. We're located in Santa Monica, and on a pretty tight budget. Ideas for great little spots/hotels? [more inside]posted by Alterscape around Los Angeles, CA at 2:18 PM - 15 answers
November 21, 2013
I'm flying down to SoCal on Saturday morning and flying back back Sunday evening after spending Saturday evening visiting with some friends in HB. I'll be flying into LAX, picking up a rental, then head south to Huntington Beach. On Sunday, I'll head north to catch the plane flight back. How can I make this easy to do, where can I stay, and what beaches might I visit along the way with the short time I have planned? [more inside]posted by diode around Los Angeles, CA at 1:44 PM - 5 answers
November 18, 2013
I'll be working in West Covina, CA in the Los Angeles area for two months early next year. (I currently live in DC). I'm trying to figure out where to live. [more inside]posted by waylaid around Los Angeles, CA at 5:24 AM - 22 answers
November 14, 2013
What part of LA should we stay in for a long weekend trip of exploring and eating, preferably without a car? [more inside]posted by brilliantine around Los Angeles, CA at 12:13 PM - 36 answers
November 5, 2013
I recently moved to the Los Angeles metropolitan area. I am looking for recommendations of your favorite low-key restaurants and food options as well as great "relaxation" spots. [more inside]posted by jayder around Los Angeles, CA at 7:49 AM - 15 answers