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Local Eateries
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Local News & Media
Reading Material
Calendar of SoCal Events
Not In Categories Above

Cities & Districts
Downtown L.A.
San Fernando Valley
Pasadena area
Hollywood area
South Bay cities
San Pedro & Long Beach

aerial photos of the entire California Coastline
CaliforniaDomain directory
Just California Travel Guide

Classic & Retro SoCal Places To Eat

L.A. Time Machines listings of Extinct Restaurants [2004-2014] {website given up}

Cole's Pacific Electric Buffet [est. 1908] in Downtown L.A.
Phillipe The Original [est. 1908] in Downtown L.A.
Musso & Frank Grill [est. 1919] in Hollywood, CA
Barney's Beanery [est. 1920] in West Hollywood, CA
Pacific Dining Car [est. 1921] in Downtown L.A.
The Original Pantry [est. 1924] in Downtown L.A.
El Cholo Cafe [est. 1924] in Downtown L.A.
Langer's Deli [est. 1925] near MacArthur Park in Downtown L.A.
Taix on Sunset [est. 1927]
Victor's [est. 1929] in Hollywood, CA
The Derby [est. 1929] in Los Feliz
Save the Derby! website
Canter's Deli [est. 1931] on Fairfax

Clifton's Cafeteria [est. 1931]

Farmers Market [est. 1934]

Dupar's [est. 1938, sold to Tiny Naylor's chain June 2004]

       Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake [est. 1949]

Pink's Chili Dog Stand [est. 1939]
Apple Pan Restaurant [est. 1942] in West Los Angeles, CA
Dolores Restaurant [est. 1944], 11407 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Los Angeles, CA {free wi-fi}
Tail O' the Pup [est. 1945; evicted 2005; now in storage]
El Tecolote [est. 1946] in Camarillo , CA
Papa Cristo's Greek Restaurant & Deli [est. 1948] on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
Bill's Taco House [est. 1949] in South L.A. 90037
The Fountain Coffee Shop [est. 1949] in the Beverly Hills Hotel
The Hat: World Famous Pastrami [est. 1951]
Taylor's Steak House [est. 1953]
Buggy Whip [est. 1953] in Westchester
Beadle's Cafeteria [est. 1956; moved 1991] in Pasadena, CA
Pann's [est. 1958] on La Tijera
The Dal Rae Restaurant [est. 1958] in Pico Rivera, CA
B.C. Cafe [est. 1959] in Claremont & Rancho Cucamonga
Carney's Express Limited [est. 1968]
Casey's Irish Bar & Grille [est. 1970] in Downtown L.A.
Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood
Clearman's North Woods Inn, San Gabriel
Ruby's Diners chain [est. 1980]
Edendale Grill & Mixville Bar in Silver Lake
The Yard House {chain}
The Counter {chain} in Santa Monica, CA

Tommy's Hamburgers chain [est. 1946]      In-N-Out Hamburgers chain [est. 1948]

Farmer Boys Restaurants chain [est. 1981]      El Encanto Restaurant in Azusa

Dinah's Restaurant [est. 1959] in Culver City, CA     John O'Groats on Pico Blvd in West Los Angeles

Roadside Diners Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Modern SoCal Places To Eat
Norm's Restaurants chain [est. 1949]
Encounter Restaurant at Los Angeles Intl. Airport [built 1961, reopened 1997]
Buca di Beppo chain
Ristorante Positano in West L.A.
Schatzi On Main, Santa Monica
Rambutan Thai Dining in Silver Lake
La Belle Epoque, East Hollywood
Gyu-Kaku {charcoal yakiniku barbecue}
Hamburgers L.A. / The Burger Files
Maria's Italian Kitchen chain [est. 1975]
Hugo's Restaurant {2 locations}
Fogo de Chγo Brasilian steakhouse in Beverly Hills
Spring Street Smoke House in Downtown Los Angeles
BLACK STAR: the stories on Yelp are hard to believe, but they are there; owner 'I am Ted Bell' admits to stealing tips from employees, adds 40% charge for 'difficult customer', follows customers to parking lot and insults them for not owning a better car, claims to have invented wrapping baked potatoes in tinfoil (before Sizzler? before the Boy Scouts?) - looks like Ted's went out of business in late 2014, and good riddance  Ted’s of Beverly Hills Steakhouse, 136 No. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA

Il Moro Ristorante      Literati Cafe in Brentwood

Cafe Metropol, Downtown L.A.

Tongdang Thai Kitchen, in Brentwood      Islands Restaurants [chain est. 1982]

L.A. Bite [dot] com restaurant delivery

Panda Restaurant Group [est. 1973] based in Rosemead, California operates Panda Inn Mandarin Cuisine [est. 1973] - five locations in California,
and Panda Express Gourmet Chinese Food [est. 1983] - 1,400 locations, and Hibachi-San Japanese Grill [est. 1992] - 17 locations in 12 states,
and Wasabi Sushi Restaurant [re-opened 10/2013] at City Walk, Universal City

Governmental Organizations

L.A. County Registrar of Voters / Recorder / County Clerk
Water Agencies of Southern California 'Be Water Wise' website

L.A. County      City of L.A.      LAPD Online

L.A. World Airports      LAX Flight Tracker   L.A.X. Magazine
Encounter Restaurant at Los Angeles Intl. Airport [built 1961, reopened 1997]
symbol for airport  Ontario [CA] International Airport

Proposed Exposition Blvd. Rail Line
SoCal Transit Advocates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Southern California
Angelino Heights Trolley Line

Newspapers & Local Magazines

New Times L.A. [weekly paper] was shut down October 2002
Culver City News [no website 1/2004]
Change-Links [progressive monthly]
Santa Monica Observer weekly
Larchmont Chronicle [est. 1963]
Dick Riordan's L.A. Examiner (pre-launch) [parked 1/2004]
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal [est. 1989]
Pasadena Star News [est. 1884]
Los Angeles Downtown News
Los Angeles Daily News [est. 1911]
Orange County [CA] Register newspaper [est. 1905]
Los Angeles Newspaper Group
Campus Circle college entertainment bi-weekly [est. 1991]
Malibu Times Magazine
Red Hen Press [est. 1994] / The Los Angeles Review [est. Jan 2004]
Black Clock literary magazine at CalArts est. 2004]
Latin Style Magazine
Beverly Hills 213 weekly newspaper [est. 1983]
Canyon News weekly newspaper [est. 1/2003]

L.A. Weekly     Westside Life Magazine

Wave Newspapers

Beverly Hills Weekly     South Bay Daily Breeze

W.L.A. Chronicle

The Argonaut newspaper serving Santa Monica to Playa del Rey since 1971     L.A. Alternative Press [launched Feb 2003]

Local Broadcast Media

K.A.B.C. 790-AM Talk Radio
K.A.B.C. Channel 7 - ABC television in Los Angeles, CA
K.C.A.L. Channel 9 - ABC television
K.C.B.S. radio 93.1-FM
K.C.B.S Channel 2 - CBS television in Los Angeles, CA
K.C.E.T. Channel 28 public television
K.C.O.P. Channel 13 - UPN television
K.F.W.B. 980-AM News
K.I.I.S. 102.7-FM
K.K.J.Z. 88.1-FM jazz radio at Cal State Long Beach
K.L.A.C. 570-AM
K.L.O.S. 95.5-FM
K.N.B.C. Channel 4 - NBC television in Los Angeles, CA
K.N.X. 1070-AM News Radio
K.P.C.C. 89.3-FM Pasadena College public radio
K.P.F.K. 90.7-FM
K.S.W.D. 100.3-FM 'The Sound' album rock radio in Los Angeles, CA
K.T.L.A. Channel 5 - WB Network television
K.T.L.K. 1150-AM [est. 2/2005] - progressive talk radio
K.T.T.V. Channel 11 - Fox television in Los Angeles, CA
Telemundo 52 television en Espaρol
Univision 34 television en Espaρol

Reading Material About Southern California

Los Angeles Magazine [est. 1961]
Los Angeles

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magazine website

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine
Los Angeles
Confidential Magazine

subscribe direct:
quarterly for $55.00

magazine website

Venice Magazine [est. 1988]

subscribe direct:
10 issues/year for $25.00

magazine website

Southern California Island On The Land by Carey McWilliams  
"Southern California [Country]: An Island On The Land"
[1946] by Carey McWilliams

"Probably the best book on Southern California." — Robert Towne
Peregrine Smith 8x5½ pb [3/80] for $17.95
Los Angeles in Fiction, A Collection of Essays book by edited David M. Fine  "Los Angeles In Fiction: A Collection of Essays From James M. Cain To Walter Mosley" [1984 & 1995] Edited by David Fine
Essayists include Oscar Zeta Acosta, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, John Fante, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chester Himes Aldous Huxley, Ross Mac-donald, Norman Mailer, Horace McCoy, Walter Mosley, Marc Norman, Thomas Pynchon, Thomas Sanchez, Budd Schulberg, Evelyn Waugh, Nathanael West, and Hysaye Yamamoto
UNM Press 9x5¾ pb [12/84] out of print/used
UNM Press rev edition 9x6 pb [8/95] out of print/used
Curbside L.A. book by Cecilia Rasmussen  
"Curbside L.A.: An Offbeat Guide To The City of Angels From The Pages of The Los Angeles Times" [1996]
by Cecilia Rasmussen

Los Angeles Times Syndicate Books 9½x6½ pb [10/96] for $16.95
Postcard History Series Pasadena Vintage Postcards book by Marlin Hickman  "Pasadena In Vintage Postcards" [2001]
by Marlin Hickman

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [3/2001] for $14.81
Postcard History Series Old Los Angeles & Pasadena Postcards book by C. Milton Hinshilwood & Elena Irish Zimmerman   "Old Los Angeles and Pasadena In Vintage Postcards" [2001]
by C. Milton Hinshilwood & Elena Irish Zimmerman

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [2/2001] for $12.34
Another City, Writing from Los Angeles book edited by David L. Ulin  "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" [2001] Edited by David Ulin
Named one of the Best Books of 2001 in the Los Angeles Times Book Review; writers of these 37 essays, stories & poems include Luis Alfaro, William Archila, Aimee Bender, Michael Datcher, Jacqueline De Angelis, Bart Edelman, Sesshu Foster, Lynell George, Amy Gerstler, Erik Himmels-bach, Russell Leong, Bia Lowe, Ellen Maybe, Jeffrey McDaniel, Cindy Milwe, Richard Rayner, Aleida Rodrνguez, Joan Jobe Smith, Jervey Tervalon, Amy Uyematsu, and Benjamin Weissman
City Lights Publrs 7¾x6 pb [9/2001] for $16.95
Writing Los Angeles Literary Anthology book edited by David L. Ulin  "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology" [2002] Edited by David L. Ulin
Nearly 900 pages of novel excerpts, short stories, poems, diary entries, and newspaper & magazine articles; authors include Bertolt Brecht, James M. Cain, Truman Capote, Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, James Ellroy, William Faulkner, M.F.K. Fisher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, painter David Hockney, Pico Iyer, Helen Hunt Jackson, Norman Mailer, Ruben Martinez, H.L. Mencken, Charles Mingus, Walter Mosley, Octavio Paz, Art Pepper, Mona Simpson, screenwriter Robert Towne, William T. Vollman, D.J. Waldie, Evelyn Waugh, Nathanael West, and Tom Wolfe
Library of America 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2002] for $26.53
Misread City, Literary Los Angeles book edited by Scott Timberg & Dana Gioia  "The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles" [2003]
Edited by Scott Timberg & Dana Gioia

34 selections intended as rebuttasl to "Writing Los Angeles" [2002] above; writers include Brendan Bernhard, Laurel Ann Bogen, Wanda Coleman, Jenny Factor, David Fine, Kate Gale, Lynell George, Peter Gilstrap, editor Gioia, Laurence Goldstein, Pico Iyer, Ken Kelley, David Kipen, Ron Koertge, Suzanne Lummis, Susan Moffat, John Powers, David St. John, Sara Scribner, Paul Skenazy, Timothy Steele, Ariel Swartley, David L. Ulin, Amy Uyematsu, Gina Valdιs, Marcos M. Villatoro, Charles Harper Webb, and Chryss Yost
Red Hen Press 9x6 pb [5/2003] out of print/used

Looking at Los Angeles book edited by Marla Kennedy & Ben Stiller  
"Looking At Los Angeles" [2005]
Edited by Marla Kennedy & Ben Stiller, with
Jane Brown & Craig Krull

Metropolis Books hardcover [6/2005] for $53.55

The Madonnas of Echo Park novel by Brando Skyhorse  "The Madonnas of Echo Park: A Novel" [2010] by Brando Skyhorse
This novel-in-stories weaves a vivid portrayal of the lives of Mexican-Americans who live and work in the hidden barrios of Los Angeles - migrant farm workers, gardeners, dishwashers, bus drivers, house cleaners, gang members - each trying to survive and to somehow make a better life for themselves.
Free Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2011] for $11.20
Free Press 9x6 hardcover [6/2010] for $15.64
World Film Locations, Los Angeles book by Gabriel Solomons  "World Film Locations: Los Angeles" [2011]
by Gabriel Solomons

Series book spotlights location-specific scenes from classic & contemporary films shot in the City of Angels, with particular emphasis on filmmakers such as Robert Altman, Nicholas Ray, Michael Mann & Roman Polanski
Intellect Books U.K. 9¾x6 pb [8/2011] for $12.24

Movie Theaters
The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax
Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo [est. 1968]
State Theater in Downtown L.A.
Tower Theater in Downtown L.A.
Fox Wilshire in Beverly Hills
Vista Theater in East Hollywood
Los Feliz 3 in East Hollywood
GOLD STAR: built 1920s, repertory cinema since 1978, purchased by Quentin Tarantino 12/2007  The New Beverly Cinema [repertory since 1978], 7165 W. Beverly Blvd. in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles
Save the Raymond Theatre [1921] in Pasadena
Palace Theatre [1911] in Downtown L.A.
Grauman's Million-Dollar Theater [1918] in Downtown L.A.
Egyptian Theater [1922] in Hollywood
Fox Fullerton [1925]
Alex Theatre [1925] in Glendale
El Portal Theatre [1926] in North Hollywood
Orpheum Theatre [1926] in Downtown L.A.
Henry Fonda Theatre [Music Box 1926] in Hollywood
El Capitan [1926] in Hollywood
Pantages Theatre [1930] in Hollywood
Warner Grand Theatre [1931] in San Pedro
Wiltern Theater [1931] in Mid-Wilshire area
Los Angeles Theatre [1931] in Downtown L.A.
El Rey Theater [1936] on Wilshire 'Miracle Mile'
Aero Theatre in Santa Monica
Pacific 14 Theatres at The Grove

FilmRadar: L.A. film calendar

Landmark Theatres chain

Laemmle Theatres chain

Movie Palaces Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
Drive-In Theaters Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Calendar of Events in Southern California

Green Drinks social group in Los Angeles area
'Go To Green' events calendar for Los Angeles area
The International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition [Jan 2010 = #19]
'Star-Lite' Mini Regional Gathering of Greater Los Angeles Mensa [Feb 2016] in Ontario, CA
Santa Barbara [CA] Intl. Film Festival [Feb-March 2003 = #18]
The Other Venice Film Festival [March 2004 = #1] in Venice, CA
Los Angeles Marathon [March 2005 = #20]
Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Music festival [March 2005 = #3]
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival [March 2016 = #23]
Newport Beach [CA] Film Festival [April 2003]
Going Green Film Festival [April 2012] at The Grove in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books [April 2004 = #9]
Orange Empire Railway Museum 'RailFest' Train & Trolley Festival [April]
Long Beach [CA] Grand Prix [April 2005 = #31]
Poppy Festival [April-May] in Lancaster, CA
"Cruisin' Back to the 50s" car show [May 2004 = #1] in Culver City, California
Northeast Los Angeles 'Out West: Lummis Day' weekend festival [June 2014 = #9]
Santa Barbara [CA] Summer Solstice Celebration & Parade [June 2004 = #31]
Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Festival [June 2004 = #17]
Los Angeles [CA] FilmFest [June 2005 = #11]
New Media Film Festival [June 2018 = #9] at The Landmark Theater in West Los Angeles
Orange Empire Railway Museum Pacific Electric Weekend [June]
L.A. Latino Intl. Film Festival [July 2004 = #8]
Los Angeles Tofu Festival in Little Tokyo [July 2004 = #9]
Santa Barbara [CA] French Festival [July 2004 = #17]
Hollywood Book Festival [July 2014 = #9]
Action On Film Int'l Film Festival [July 2006 = #2] in Long Beach, California
Orange County Fair [July-Aug] in Costa Mesa, California
Pageant of the Masters [July-Aug 2003 = #72] in Laguna Beach, California
Long Beach [CA] Jazz Festival [August]
Fiesta La Ballona [est. 1951; August 2013] in Culver City, California
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival [Aug 2013 = #3]
Palos Verdes [CA] Concours d'Elegance [Sept]
[Palos Verdes] Peninsula Music Fair [Sept 2004 = #32]
West Hollywood Book Fair [Sept 2013 = #12]
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival [Sept 2004 = #6]
Los Angeles County Fair [Sept 2004 = #82]
L.A. Greek Fest [Sept] at St. Sophia Cathedral
West Hollywood [CA] BookFair [Sept 2003 = #2]
Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival [Sept 2015 = #2] at Citrus College in Glendora, California
Salute To Route 66 [Sept] in San Bernardino, California
Route 66 Rendezvous [Sept] in San Bernardino, California
Santa Monica [CA] Intl. Film Festival [Fall 2016 = #11]
L.A. Intl. Shorts F/F [Oct]
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo [Nov 2013 = #3] in Downtown Los Angeles
A.F.I. Fest: Los Angeles Intl. Film Festival [Nov 2003]
Fall Small Business Expo [Nov 2016] in Los Angeles
Marina del Rey Boat Parade & Tournament of Lights [December]

[ more detailed list of SoCal film festivals ]

Southern California Transportation

Metrolink commuter rail service [opened 1992]

Metrolink Antelope Valley Green Line
L.A. Union Station • Glendale • Downtown Burbank • Sun Valley • Sylmar / San Fernando • Newhall • Santa Clarita •
Via Princessa • Vincent Grade / Acton • Palmdale • Lancaster

Metrolink I-91 - Perris Valley Blue Line
South Perris • Perris Downtown • Moreno Valley / March Field • Riverside-Hunter Park • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra •
North Main Corona (L.A.) • West Corona (L.A.) • Fullerton (O.C.) • Buena Park (O.C.) • Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs (L.A.) • L.A. Union Station

Metrolink Inland Empire - O.C. Red Line
San Bernardino • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra • North Main Corona (L.A.) • West Corona (L.A.) • Anaheim Canyon (O.C.) • Orange •
Santa Ana • Tustin • Irvine • Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo • San Juan Capistrano • San Clemente • San Clemente Pier • Oceanside (S.D.)

Metrolink Orange County Line
L.A. Union Station • Commerce • Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs (L.A.) • Buena Park (O.C.) • Fullerton • Anaheim • Orange • Santa Ana •
Tustin • Irvine • Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo • San Juan Capistrano • San Clemente • San Clemente Pier • Oceanside (S.D.)

Metrolink Riverside Purple Line
Riverside-Downtown • Pedley (RCo) • East Ontario (S.B.) • Downtown Pomona (L.A.) • Industry • Montebello / Commerce • L. A. Union Station

Metrolink San Bernardino Brown Line
San Bernardino • Rialto • Fontana • Rancho Cucamonga • Upland • Montclair (S.B.) • Claremont (L.A.) • North Pomona •
Covina • Baldwin Park • El Monte • Cal State L.A. • L.A. Union Station

Metrolink Ventura County Yellow Line
East Ventura • Oxnard • Camarillo • Moorpark • Simi Valley (VCo) • Chatsworth (L.A.) • Northridge • Van Nuys •
Burbank-Bob Hope Airport • Downtown Burbank • Glendale • L.A. Union Station

Not In Categories Above

Trader Joe's Markets [est. 1958] chain
Randy's [Big Donut Drive-In]
Southern California Community Internet & Directory
The Teaching Company's calendar of L.A. local cultural events
CaliforniaDomain directory
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia
Antique Stove Heaven {2 locations}
Athearn in Compton, CA - trains in miniature
Los Angeles Almanac Website  •  2001 edition at Amazon
Liz's Antique Hardware [est. 1992]
Farmer's Daughter Hotel on Fairfax
Travel Town railroad museum in Griffith Park: City website or Foundation
LA Okay: Things To Do In L.A.
Eckhart Trailer Hitch & Welding [est. 1944] in West L.A.
Photographers' Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
Harvey's Vintage Modernist Furniture, 8155 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA

Phoenix [electric] Motorcars [est. 2002] of Ontario, CA

Black in L.A.      Digital City L.A.

City Search L.A.      Otis College of Art & Design in Westchester

Southern California Directory      L.A. Beer      L.A. Playz theatre directory

L.A. Live Steamers at Travel Town

Cities & Districts

City of Los Angeles [founded 1781] official website
Los Angeles Mayor Gil Garcetti [promoted 7/2013] official website

Century City Chamber of Commerce
The Stand hot dogs [chain est. 2003], 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City 90067

Culver City, California: My Home Town
Cheviot Hills & Palms

official website of City of Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills [CA] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1923]
Beverly Hills [CA] C.V.B.
Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance [May 2014 = #5] in Beverly Hills, California
YouTube offices at 331 Foothill Road [est. 2011] in Beverly Hills, California
The Beverly Hills Hotel [est. 1912]
Boyenne Law Firm [est. 2003], 468 No. Camden Drive in Beverly Hills, California
  Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills [opened June 2017], 9850 Wilshire Blvd.  6/2017

Beach Towns West of Los Angeles
City of Santa Monica • Malibu & Pacific Palisades
Venice of America • Marina del Rey
Playa del Rey & Playa Vista
El Segundo / Manhattan / Hermosa / Redondo

City of Inglewood, California
official website of City of Inglewood, California
Garage Company motorcycles & gear [est. 1987] moved from Culver City in 2010

Downtown Los Angeles
Chinatown Business Improvement District
Bunker Hill / Historic Core District, Downtown L.A.
Zenshuji Soto Mission & Temple [est. 1922] in Little Tokyo
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple [est. 1904; moved 1976] in Downtown L.A.
Nish Hongwanji Buddhist Temple [est. 1905] in Downtown L.A.
San Antonio Winery [est. 1917]
Bob Baker Marionettes, Downtown L.A.
Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 So. Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California
Echo Park Community website [est. 3/1998]
Echo Park Time Travel Mart #1 - a convenience store for time travelers, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA
Little Tokyo Shopping Center in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
restored Bradbury Building [built 1893] at Third & Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Downtown L.A. Business Improvement District

Highland Park District / Northeast Los Angeles
Northeast Los Angeles 'Out West: Lummis Day' weekend festival event [June 2014 = #9]
Southwest Museum [est. 1907] official website
Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition [est. 1/2003]
Southwest Museum entry at Wikipedia
BLACK STAR: closed to the public by The Autry Museum  Casa de Adobe [built 1918], 4603 No. Figueroa Street {below the Southwest Museum}

West Adams & Fairfax Districts
The Attic Theatre [est. 1995] on West Washington Blvd.

San Fernando Valley
Ventura Blvd. on the Web {portal} [est. 1996]

NoHo Arts District
El Portal Theatre [1926] in North Hollywood
Custom Hookahs [online store est. 2005] in North Hollywood, CA
The Company repertory theater in NoHo

The Stand hot dogs [est. 12/2003], 17000 Ventura Blvd. in Encino
Glendale Centre Theatre / Centre Stage
Gauchos Village Brasilian cuisine & BBQ in Glendale
Honolulu Avenue stores in Montrose
historic Bob's Big Boy Northridge [built 19??], 8876 Corbin Avenue in Northridge, California
Me Gusta Gourmet Foods, Inc. [est. 1999] Mexican food specialties, 13752 Van Nuys Blvd. in Pacoima, CA
Community Wire Service of Sunland-Tujunga-Verdugo
historic Bob's Big Boy Sun Valley [built 19??], 8274 Sunland Blvd. in Sun Valley, California
Charlie O's nightclub in Van Nuys
symbol for airport  Van Nuys Airport [est. 1927]
The Stand hot dogs [chain est. 2003], 5780 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills

City of Burbank, California [est. 1911]
Smoke House Restaurant [est. 1946] in Toluca Lake-Burbank
historic Bob's Big Boy Toluca Lake [built 1949], 4211 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake-Burbank, California
Garry Marshall's Falcon Theater [est. 1997], 4252 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake-Burbank
symbol for airport  Burbank / Glendale ['Bob Hope'] Airport [est. 1930]

Calabasas Inn
Saddlepeak Lodge in Calabasas
Save Open Space [Santa Monica Mtns]
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs in Calabasas
Conejo Valley Examiner

Nethercutt Collection & Museum [est. 1956] in Sylmar, CA
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural & Chucha Press in Sylmar, CA
Sabor de Nuestra Tierra Bookstore in Sylmar, CA

Pasadena Area

City of Pasadena, California website
Pasadena [CA] C.V.B.
Pasadena CityCenter
Pasadena's Historic Highlands
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal [est. 1989]
Pasadena Star News [est. 1884]
Arroyo Seco Foundation
Save the Raymond Theatre [1921]
Pasadena Playhouse [est. 1917]
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal [est. 1989]
Pasadena Star News [est. 1884]
Pasadena Heritage [est. 1978]
Greene & Greene's Gamble House [built 1908]
The Ice House Comedy Club [est. 1960]
The Pasadena Symphony [est. 1928]
The Pasadena Shakespeare Company [est. 1994]
Cultural Pasadena
Huntington - Ritz Carlton Hotel [est. 1907]
Pasadena Jazz Institute [est. 2000]
Ambassador Auditorium [built 1974; reopened Dec 2004]
Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Assn. [est. 1989] in Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Museum of History [est. 1924]

Old Town Pasadena
Soda Jerks diner [est. 1994] in Old Town Pasadena
Holly Street bar & Grill
Old Towne Pub off Fair Oaks in Old Town Pasadena, CA
Castle Green Apts. [est 1899]

Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain [est. 1915] in South Pasadena, CA
Fremont Centre Theatre /C.P.A.C. [est. 1982] in South Pasadena, CA
Coffee Gallery & Backstage Performance Space in Altadena, CA
E. Waldo Ward Marmalade [est. 1891, factory built in 1902] in Sierra Madre, CA
Santa Anita Park Racetrack [est. 1934] in Arcadia, CA
City of Temple City, California [est. May 1923]
Temple City [CA] Chamber of Commerce, CA
Historical Society of Temple City, CA
San Gabriel Valley / Temple City Weekly newspaper
Phoenix Inn Chinese Restaurants [est. 1965] in Alhambra, CA

Foothill Records in La Caρada-Flintridge, CA
Descanso Gardens in La Caρada, CA

Southeast L.A. County
historic Bob's Big Boy Broiler [built 1958, rebuilt 2009], 7447 Firestone Blvd. in Downey, California

Glendora, California [incorp. 1901] is in eastern Los Angeles County
Citrus College in Glendora, California
Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival [Sept 2015 = #2] at Citrus College in Glendora, California

Bob's Big Boy Diamond Bar/Walnut [built 1980], 21090 Golden Springs Drive in Diamond Bar, California  { closed 11/2015 }

Hollywood / West Hollywood / Silverlake / Los Feliz
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Hollywood Walk of Fame [est. 1958] official website

Boardner's Bar: a Hollywood legend since 1942
Velaslavasay Panorama
Cinema Collectors (Hollywood & Las Vegas)
Grub Restaurant on Seward
Hollywood Sign [est. 1923] official website
Musso & Frank Grill [est. 1919] in Hollywood, CA
Larry Edmunds [cinema] Bookshop [est. 1938], 6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Bowl [est. 1922]

Hollywood Heritage Society & Museum      ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood Dome [built 1963]

Catalina Jazz Club [est. 1986]
Skooby's Hot Dogs on Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood & Highland mall
The Kress nightclub (in the old department store), 6608 Hollywood Blvd.
Taix French Restaurant [est. 1927, moved 1962]
Miceli's Restaurant [est. 1949]
Yamashiro Restaurant [built 1914; restaurant since 1972]
Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre [opened 1926]
Mashti Malone's Ice Cream Parlor [est. 1981]
Off Vine Restaurant [built 1908; restaurant since 1989]
Ricardo Montalban Theater {of Nosotros} on Vine near Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood [CA] Billiards
Schwab's Restaurant [est. 1930s; new site 2004]
Buddha's Belly Restaurant #1, 7475 Beverly Blvd in Hollywood, CA

Vista Theater in East Hollywood, CA
Los Feliz Village Assn.
Griffith Observatory [opened May 1935]

West Hollywood, California CVB
The Troubadour nightclub [est. 1957], 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood
The Abbey food & bar [est. 1990], 692 No. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood
Sunset Tower Hotel [built 1929, restored 1986 & 2006], 8358 Sunset Strip
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Strip in West Hollywood
Chateau Marmont
The Viper Room
Barney's Beanery [est. 1920], 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA
Talenthouse online creative community [est. 2008] based in West Hollywood & Palo Alto, California

Hollywood In Vintage Postcards   "Hollywood In Vintage Postcards" [2003]
Created by Rod Kennedy Jr., text by Elizabeth Ellis

Gibbs Smith 7¾x7¾ pb [4/2003] for $14.95
Postcard History Series Hollywood Vintage Postcards book by Thomas Dangcil  "Hollywood 1900-1950 In Vintage Postcards" [2002]
by Thomas Dangcil

Arcadia Publng 9½x6½ pb [9/2002] for $13.59

Universal City in Hollywood Pass
Wasabi Sushi Restaurant [re-opened 10/2013] at City Walk, Universal City
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter [opens April 2016] at Universal Studios Hollywood
Hog's Head Pub [opens April 2016] at Universal Studios Hollywood
Three Broomsticks restaurant [opens April 2016] at Universal Studios Hollywood

South Bay / Torrance / Palos Verdes

seal of the City of Torrance, California
City of Torrance, California
Alpine Village [est. 1969] in Torrance, CA
Ricky & Ronnie's Cruise-In Diner, Sepulveda at Normandie in Torrance, CA
All Aboard Model Railway Emporium in Torrance, CA {closing 2005!}

Back In The Day Classics [] vintage car dealer & museum in Carson, California

seal of the City of Lomita, California [est. 1907, incorp. 1964]
Lomita [CA] Railroad Museum

seal of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, California         seal of the City of Palos Verdes Estates, California [incorp. 1939]         seal of the City of Rolling Hills Estates, California [incorp. 1957]         seal of the City of Rolling Hills, California
Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance [Sept]
[Palos Verdes, CA] Peninsula Music Fair [Sept 2004 = #32]
Point Vicente Lighthouse [est. 1926] in Palos Verdes, CA

South Bay Daily Breeze newspaper of Torrance, California

Beach Towns Page - includes Manhattan Beach & Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach

Long Beach / San Pedro Harbors

Joe Jost's Tavern & Billiards in Long Beach [est. 1924]
The Sky Room, high atop The Breakers Hotel [est. 1926] in Long Beach
Grunion Gazette weekly newspaper [est. 1979] in Long Beach, California
The District Weekly newspaper [launched April 2007] in Long Beach, California
Downtown Gazette weekly newspaper [est. 1987] in Long Beach, California
The Art Theatre - repertory cinema [built 1924] in Long Beach, California
Jongewaard's Bake & Broil [est. 1965] in Long Beach, California
Malarkey's Grill & Irish Bar, 168 No. Marina Drive (on Alamitos Bay) in Long Beach
symbol for airport  Long Beach [CA] Airport
Long Beach [CA] Museum of Art [est. 1950], 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, California
Museum of Latin American Art [est. 1996] in Long Beach, California
romantic Gondola Getaway service [est. 1982] in Naples Island district of Long Beach
Duke's 'Grand Romance' Riverboat Steakhouse [built 1993] berthed at Rainbow Harbor
Portfolio Coffeehouse [est. 1990], 2300 E. Fourth Street in Long Beach, California
Berlin Bistro Coffeehouse, 420 E. Fourth Street in Long Beach, California
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach [April 2014 = #40]

Long Beach Jazz Festival [August 2013 = #27]

Balboa Films History & Filmography book by Jean-Jacques Jura & Rodney Bardin  "Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of The Silent Film Studio" [1999]
by Jean-Jacques Jura & Rodney Norman Bardin II

Established in 1913 as Balboa Amusement Producing Company; also known as Balboa Studios & Balboa Feature Films. Comprised of eight acres in Downtown Long Beach, California with an 11-acre backlot in nearby Signal Hill. The company shut down in 1923 and was razed for housing development in 1925.
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [7/2007] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7½ library hardcover [1999] for $65.00
Postcard History Series Long Beach Vintage Postcards book by Marlin Heckman  
"Long Beach In Vintage Postcards" [2000]
by Marlin Heckman

Arcadia Publng 9¼x8 pb [11/2000] for $15.59

Buono's Pizzeria in San Pedro & Long Beach

San Pedro, California: A Whale of a Town      San Pedro [CA] Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Points of Interest subsite

San Pedro [dot] com - portal/website
San Pedro Brewing Company
Papadakis [Greek] Taverna [est. 1973]
The Whale & Ale English Pub on Seventh Street, San Pedro
Historic Waterfront Red Car Trolley Line [re-opened July 2003]
Los Angeles Maritime Museum [est. 1980]
San Pedro Bay Historical Society [est. 1974]
Angel's Gate Lighthouse [est. 1913] in San Pedro Harbor, CA
Point Fermin Lighthouse [est. 1874] in San Pedro, CA
Sacred Grounds Coffee House in San Pedro, CA
San Pedro Old Town First & Third Thursdays
Warner Grand Theater [built 1931]
Grand Vision Foundation [est. 1996 to support restoration of the Warner Grand]
L.A. Harbor Intl. Film Festival [April-May 2005 = #2]
Babouch Moroccan Restaurant [est. 1978]
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival [Sept 2004 = #6]

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