If you are as utterly obsessed with Los Angeles as we are, this is the painstakingly curated list you need in your life. Whittling it down to 50 was nearly impossible but someone had to do it. And that someone was us. In no particular order…
Tweets about crimes heard over the police scanner, often hilariously. #ScannerOn forever.
May this be the year where the illegal fireworks cause the dogs & cats to rise up against us. May they win & save us from ourselves.
— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) January 1, 2017
L.A. congressman Ted Lieu’s on-point comments about the Trump administration have earned him a growing following.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 23, 2017
Views (photographically and otherwise) from KCAL and KCBS aerial photojournalist Stu Mundel.
— stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) January 26, 2017
Hosted by USC, documents our city’s past with incredible archival photographs.
Corner of Main & 4th in #DTLA, circa 1923
— USC Libraries (@USCLibraries) January 12, 2017
Parody account of a daycare in Los Feliz. Like all good parody, it’s almost too real.
When we showed this picture to our friends, Kumquat (137 weeks) asked if it referred to La La Land getting 14 Oscar nominations. 😐 pic.twitter.com/vVAx6gKCSR
— Los Feliz Daycare (@LosFelizDaycare) January 25, 2017
The actor Ryan Reynolds. Guy is funny. Glad he’s local.
People in LA are deathly afraid of gluten. I swear to god, you could rob a liquor store in this city with a bagel.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 7, 2017
Tweets about Los Angeles history. (Yes, transplants, Los Angeles has a history. It’s fascinating.)
— LAhistory (@LAhistory) January 24, 2017
— Militant Angeleno (@militantangleno) January 22, 2017
‘Breathtaking violation of rights’: L.A. city attorney barred from seeing detainees at LAX https://t.co/thatXCVCtP
— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) January 29, 2017
The Los Angeles city librarian keeps the city up to date with all the activities at the Central @LAPublicLibrary and connects readers to the incredibly varied activities of the 72 neighborhood branch libraries.
— John Szabo (@BiblioSzabo) December 8, 2016
The Twitter account for Kevin Roderick’s longtime blog about L.A. news and local media.
— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) January 19, 2017
Any celebrity plugging a project here in town must drop by the desk of the KTLA entertainment guru.
The Best. The most talented. The nicest. Exceptional career in front of and behind the camera. https://t.co/dMZ2lZp4uA
— Sam Rubin (@SamOnTV) January 25, 2017
The “Delorean of the Internet” Alison Martino curates vintage Los Angeles pics and slices of history.
No, this isn’t a scene from “GREASE” or “THEM”. This is a real photograph of L.A. river drag racing in the 1950s under the 6th St Bridge pic.twitter.com/0SuByEUDd2
— Vintage Los Angeles (@alisonmartino) January 30, 2017
Want to know if that was just an earthquake? LA Quake Bot will tell you.
— LA QuakeBot (@earthquakesLA) January 27, 2017
— LAFD (@LAFD) January 25, 2017
You have no excuse to ever be bored in this city. We got city guides out the waz.
— Time Out Los Angeles (@timeoutla) January 26, 2017
The National Weather Service has the latest weather, on the occasions when there is some.
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) January 28, 2017
“Everything East Los Angeles.”
— Grand Park LA (@GrandPark_LA) October 29, 2016
Bettina Korek recommends art shows and cultural experiences, because someone has to keep civilization going, damn it.
— ForYourArt (@ForYourArt) August 22, 2016
Twitter handle of Roy Choi, the innovative chef who is also known for his prolific and authentic online presence.
Fuck mild cheddar and it’s no flavor having ass
— Papi (@RidingShotgunLA) January 29, 2017
Pics from the city’s most interesting bus tour. This city has a lot of bus tours. So this is saying something.
— Esotouric’s Lost LA (@esotouric) January 28, 2017
LAPD’s official Twitter account. Would be amazing (hint, hint) if it was staffed 24/7.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 21, 2017
— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) January 30, 2017
Gets people together to watch cool movies.
Just announced for January! ALL ABOUT ALMODOVAR: A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE (with 7 films on 35mm!)! Watch our OG trailer and get so excited! pic.twitter.com/lCB0ulMQ3y
— The Cinefamily (@cinefamily) December 23, 2016
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) January 25, 2017
The actress. Totally gets Twitter. Never stop tweeting, Anna Kendrick.
Sometimes I feel like I could pull off the perfect murder. I’m not saying I would… but I think I could.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 23, 2016
For people who want to know everything about their city and neighborhood, plus the latest on planning in the city.
— Curbed LA (@CurbedLA) January 29, 2017
The Los Angeles Times national reporter emerged during the election as a must-follow journalist on Twitter, both for his articles and his hilarious and sharp observations.
[Arrested Development narrator voice] He was not. https://t.co/7f5BxCsc7A
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 30, 2017
Local news/food/culture website; stays on top of news in real time.
— LAist (@LAist) January 25, 2017
— LA Weekly Music (@LAWeeklyMusic) January 27, 2017
L.A. Weekly’s award-winning restaurant critic who came to the city by way of Australia. (Smart move–food’s better here.)
Think that 18% “service charge” added to your bill is a tip? Think again… https://t.co/G330nnScTG
— Besha Rodell (@BeshaRodell) January 24, 2017
Perhaps you would like to read a restaurant review this morning. Because noodles. https://t.co/70sXAq3JUN
— jonathan gold (@thejgold) January 28, 2017
Phil Rosenthal hosts a food and travel show for PBS. So he knows a lot about that. He also knows a lot about TV, having created Everybody Loves Raymond.
— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) January 5, 2017
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and guy who writes funny tweets when he is not pitching, which means he has a lot of downtime because pitchers work like, what, three hours a week? He should probably be tweeting more.
“shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit”- Barack or Michelle sometime this week after remembering doing dishes is a thing
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) January 28, 2017
— Nathan Masters (@nathanmasters) January 20, 2017
Food and travel writer Jo Stougaard is co-founder of L.A. Bites Hunger, which is a group of food lovers fighting hunger in Los Angeles.
— Jo Stougaard (@MyLastBite) January 27, 2017
The celebrated chef. You know Ludo Lefebvre from Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, and LudoBird. Look at this pic below and tell us you don’t want to eat with the guy.
— Ludo Lefebvre (@chefludo) December 24, 2016
Julieanne Smolinski is a hilarious L.A.-based writer (Grace & Frankie) who is beside herself about what’s happening in Washington. The tweet below is from simpler times.
At their separate Christmasses, my divorced parents unwittingly got me the same stretch mark cream. Happy Holidays, everybody.
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) December 25, 2016
Like L.A. Scanner, but for Venice, so with like 35 percent more naked guys driving around in vans.
Venice & AK: fruit loop under the influence jumping into traffic. Problem should solve itself.
— Venice 311 (@Venice311) January 18, 2017
Updates from the museum, with excellent art and photography.
— LACMA (@LACMA) January 22, 2017
Carolyn Kellogg is the book editor at the Times. And she’s a real character.
As of today, I’ve been book editor at the LA Times for a year. And so far I have not been crushed by a toppling pile of books in my office.
— Carolyn Kellogg (@paperhaus) January 13, 2017
The best professional sports social media account in the country belongs to YOUR Los Angeles Kings!
Los Angeles now leads St. Louis 2-0.
…both in this game and in professional football teams.
— #LAKings (@LAKings) January 13, 2017
It’s all about that art.
— J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) January 30, 2017
Always entertaining writer of food stories for Los Angeles magazine and other reputable publications.
May 2017 please be the year we all stop using “like crack” to describe food.
— Josh Scherer (@CulinaryBroDown) January 20, 2017
Parody account. Startup ideas from the second-richest man in the city/possible super-villain Elon Musk.
Eye tracking blog platform that does not allow comments to be posted until entire article is read.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) June 10, 2016
Some sports media use Twitter to break news. Some use it to have fun. Marcellus Wiley is one of the fun ones. Probably the most fun sports guy in town.
— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) January 30, 2017
Official account of the local tourism board, but don’t let those words put you to sleep. Shares things to do and see around the city for locals and visitors.
— discoverLA (@discoverLA) January 20, 2017
Directed 13th, a movie about the criminal justice system. Comments on current events on her Twitter account. (We love her.)
Amplifying words of one of my favorite filmmakers, Asghar Farhadi, who like too many others will be turned away from the Land of the Free. pic.twitter.com/CcskcFueuo
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 28, 2017
Uncovers cool, fun, new things to do in the city. Un-hiding them, if you will.
Adorable new hidden bar in DTLA!!! It’s called Birds & Bees. (No, seriously, it’s HIDDEN.) pic.twitter.com/q9cGfae2lk
— hidden los angeles (@hiddenla) January 26, 2017
— Los Angeles Mag Food (@LAMagFood) January 22, 2017
Joe Donatelli is the Senior Writer at Los Angeles magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @joedonatelli and Facebook. He wrote: The Story Behind the Most Inescapable Billboard in Los Angeles.