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San Fernando Valley

Most major Hollywood studios call the San Fernando Valley home. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk are perched on a hillside adjacent to the 101 Freeway, at the gateway to the Valley. Mission San Fernando Rey de España, the historic mission from which the basin derives its name, is at the Valley’s northernmost border. I’d…

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Michael’s Market Meet-up in Santa Monica

Michael McCarty, owner of Michael’s in Santa Monica, and Mikey Stern, its chef, continue their monthly Michael’s Market Meet-Ups series March 23. Guests gather at the restaurant, known for its elevated California fare, legendary patio, art collection and wine list, for cappuccinos and house-made cinnamon buns at 8:30 am, then head to the Wednesday Santa Monica…

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South Bay

In the South Bay, it becomes apparent that L.A. County is utterly spoiled with gorgeous shoreline: Some of the prettiest oceanfront in Southern California is in the picturesque beach towns of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Visitors are drawn to the scenery, laid-back attitude and active lifestyle, which includes swimming, sailing and beach…

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Nestled beneath the San Gabriel Mountains, minutes from downtown L.A. on the Metro Gold Line, Pasadena is both charming and cosmopolitan. The Tournament of Roses and institutions such as NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology make it much more than a typical suburb. Idyllic neighborhoods are filled with Craftsman-style homes. Now…

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The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is a reprieve from the fast-paced LA lifestyle, with it’s ever-changing exhibits and serene ocean-views. The museum is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The villa itself is modeled after a first-century Roman country house and quite impressive. Families can take a 45…

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Hollywood, the center of the filmindustry, is home to the Academy Awards and is white-hot when it comes to nightlife. The locals are colorful, like the tattooed kids in combat boots and the photo-ready Superman and other costumed characters near Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. A $1 billion, 30-year revitalization is in full swing, and it’s already…

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Beverly Hills

Although it’s only five square miles, Beverly Hills looms large in pop culture as a posh and picturesque locale that boasts more mansions than any other area of L.A. County, not to mention the world’s most notorious ZIP code. Rodeo Drive, perhaps the world’s most famous shopping street, offers virtually every label worth its logo.…

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a happy unification of the natural and the urban: clean air, beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, plus a pedestrian-friendly downtown, hundreds of fine-dining options and several pleasant shopping streets. The best of the beach breezes, as evidenced by the many pedestrians, bicyclists, in-line skaters and skateboarders. Not to mention the always fun segway tours…

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The Boiler

Whenever I drive around new locations, i’m always looking for someplace new to eat. I crossed by The Boiler, a very “meat friendly” place for people like me. It’s just a smorgasbord of meaty meat-tastic goodness. People sit at counters surrounding stainless steel jacketed kettles at this Cajun and Creole restaurant, then chef’s prepare food …

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Descanso Gardens

Just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of busy Downtown Los Angeles lies 150 acres of gardens, preserved by the founder in the 1950′s. Today you can stroll through the rose, iris, camellia, Japanese or Flower gardens to discover some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Adults and children can discover…

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