Best Places to See FireworksSure, most neighborhoods in L.A. seem to have their own amateur fireworks shows at all hours of the night (apologies to anxious dogs and anybody concerned about fire safety), but nothing really beats spending the Fourth of July marveling at an old fashioned pyrotechnic spectacular thrown by the pros. Here are…
Swimming in Silver Lake Is Forbidden, but This Man TriedOn Tuesday a man decided that swimming in Silver Lake Reservoir seemed like a good idea even though the body of water is off-limits to the public, and continued after police and fire officials arrived on the scene. When he eventually emerged, the man was immediately…
Best Free, Outdoor Music OptionsThe season of music en plein air is here. Spend an evening taking in these summer concerts at museums, cultural institutions, gardens, and even shopping malls. The majority of these events are totally free; we’ve noted where RSVPs or tickets are required.Off the 405 at Getty CenterWe named this one our…
Superbloom Behavior Is Out of Control and Must Be StoppedThis year’s poppy superbloom is particularly spectacular, and has drawn visitors from across the region. Unfortunately, what should be a lovely experience, as strangers gather to take a moment from our hectic lives to appreciate the simple natural beauty of flowers, has turned into something really…
20 Bonkers Photos (and One Boomerang) of California's Recent Lightning StormsHome Outdoors 20 Bonkers Photos (and One Boomerang) of California’s Recent Lightning StormsPhotograph by @b_migz_photosOutdoorsThank Mother Nature and armchair storm chasers for these stunning shotsWinter in California tends to be a rainy affair, but this year’s weather systems have served up something you don’t see—or…
All the Details and PhotosIf there is any word that gets us more excited than supermoon, it’s superbloom. And, thanks to rainy winter, we are going to be hearing a lot about superblooms this spring. The first to burst out so far is the Lake Elsinore poppy explosion, just southeast of L.A.“Those hills are just…
The Park Could Take 300 Years to RecoverJoshua Tree is a special place for many Californians, with a landscape unlike almost any other on earth. During the government shutdown, when Park Service staffers were unable to provide their usual management of the 1,200-square-mile park and the people passing through it, so much havoc was wrought…
Rain Is in the Forecast for L.A.–and It Could Bring Dangerous ConditionsRain is expected to start falling on Southern California late Wednesday night in what might be one of the biggest waves of precipitation the region has seen in some time. National Weather Service predictions are estimating there may be more than two inches of…
The Best Things to See, Eat, and DoGary Chau, co-owner and creative director of the boutique coffee roaster Caffe Luxxe, has lived in and around Los Angeles for most of his life. Between overseeing both of Caffe Luxxe’s Brentwood locations (one in the Country Mart, the other at 11640 San Vicente Boulevard) and calling the…
Fire Near Santa Susana Lab Did Not Produce Toxic Ash, Experts SayUPDATE (November 13, 2018): California Department of Toxic Substances Control scientists were able to access the SSFL site and assess data collected. “We confirmed that the SSFL facilities that previously handled radioactive and hazardous materials were not affected by the fire,” Russ Edmondson, the department’s media…
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