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Bailey Canyon Park

451 W. Carter Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91024

Hollywood’s popular Runyon Canyon offers us panoramas, celebrity sightings, and stargazing, but Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre has our pooches scampering across rivulets…

Website: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/bailey.htm

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Bailey Children’s Museum

301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA, 90631

562-905-9793

Sure, Kidspace in Pasadena is nifty, but the Bailey Children’s Museum at La Habra is really hands-on…

Website: http://lahabracity.com

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Ballona Freshwater Marsh

Jefferson Blvd. at Lincoln Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

310-306-5994

Bring an early-morning repast and binoculars, grab a bench facing the Ballona Freshwater Marsh, and voilà: avian TV

Website: http://www.ballonafriends.org

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Bar Centro

SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

310-246-5555

Bartenders expertly stir Michter’s rye with the usual fixin’s and drop in a cherry spherification…

Website: http://www.thebazaar.com/

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Barbrix

2442 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-662-2442

A meal at this nonchalant wine bar might be composed of jamon iberíco, a few grilled stalks of chile-spiked broccolini, and a lemony nest of chitarra with pencil-thin asparagus.

Website: http://barbrix.com

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Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

1517 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-395-8279

With the still warm loaves of ciabatta baked in batches every few hours, the mix of Boar’s Head and imported meats…

Website: http://bcdeli.com

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Beer Belly

532 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90020

(213) 387-2337

The bites from chef Wes Lieberher are such a draw that Beer Belly skirts the line between drinking establishment and restaurant.

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Big Wangs

1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

game said to have roots in Ivy League schools, beer pong has swept the nation. Or at least L.A. bars

Website: http://www.bigwangs.com

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Black Dahlia

5453 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90019

323-525-0070

The 30-seat Black Dahlia proves that when done well, small theater knows no limits. Since founding the Dahlia four years ago, Matt Shakman has developed a storefront showcase for new works by emerging writers…

Website: http://www.thedahlia.com/

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Black Market Liquor Bar

11915 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91604

(818) 446-2533

Most nights it seems as if half the Valley is here, huddled at the bar for a peaty scotch cocktail or squeezed into a booth for a bowl of fennel-perfumed mussels.

Website: https://blackmarketliquorbar.com

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Boardwalk 11

10433 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

310-837-5245

Stage presence is key at Boardwalk 11, where an elevated platform dominates the supper club’s main dining room…

Website: http://www.boardwalk11.com

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

213-250-9995

For more than 70 years, Bob Baker has had the world on a string. The master puppeteer has worked with Disney, Elvis, and Leno, but his most precious achievement…

Website: http://www.bobbakermarionettes.com

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Boone Children’s Gallery

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

While grown-ups stroll through LACMA’s galleries and clink glasses at the free outdoor concerts, kids can make their own art at the museum’s Boone Children’s Gallery.

Website: http://www.lacma.org

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Bootie LA

Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

Instead of a velvet rope or dress code, there’s a come-as-you-are ethos—perfect for those more concerned with letting loose than being seen

Website: http://www.bootiemashup.com/la

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Briarwood Park

461 Almaden Ct., Los Angeles, CA, 90077

310-840-2186

The general rule for play dates in the 310 and the 818 is that someone has to schlepp from one side of the hill to the other. If people only knew about Briarwood Park…

Website: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/briarwoodPk.htm

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Bright Child

1415 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-393-4844

When the weather’s hot and the prospect of terrorizing the local park fails to inspire, indoor play centers present a happy alternative…

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Broad Stage

1310 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-434-3200

The Broad Stage provides a performance facility for Santa Monica College (SMC) and the surrounding community…

Website: http://www.thebroadstage.com

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