Sports & Recreation
Talk about stage cred. Marat Daukayev, who is among the half-dozen teachers at his eponymous school, was a principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet. That rigorous background translates into technical expertise and not imperious commands.
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
Nestled in the less trendy southern reaches of Santa Monica is Marine Park. Its two side-by-side basketball courts are shaded by gnarled trees and complemented by a regal playground…
Your flip-flops have gone missing, the bikini needs replacing, you’re eyeing a new skateboard. Maui and Sons has it all
Croquet is lovely, but we want a sport where cursing in Italian is mandatory.
McGrath State Beach offers grassy dunes with Channel Island views and outstanding bird-watching at the adjacent Santa Clara Estuary Natural Preserve…
Many of the major studio tours focus on TV series or recent theatrical successes, while their ever-changing sets and soundstages leave few traces of cinematic antiquity…
In a studio at MnR Dance Factory, an instructor is helping eight-year-olds with their hip-hop moves for an upcoming recital…
When you’re dripping with sweat as you strain to entwine your calves in the eagle pose, you’ll be thankful that Moksha Yoga LA serves a dose of mindfulness with your workout.
Between the exposed-wood interior and its location in the Abbot Kinney neighborhood, Mollusk Surf Shop looks like a Venice boutique…
From the mirrored balls dangling from the ceiling to the old-fashioned electric signs (all skate, couples only) on the walls, little has changed at Glendale’s…
The three-mile leg of the old Mount Wilson Toll Road from Altadena to the tranquil Henninger Flats campgrounds involves a healthy climb (with a vertical gain of 1,500 feet), but the trail is wide and smooth
As paint-by-numbers Zumba classes continue to pop up at cookie-cutter gyms, Muev8 at Heartbeat House has a way of blasting mediocrity off the dance floor
Neighborhood: Atwater Village
If backbreaking treks and remote excursions aren’t your thing, opt for comfort and convenient isolation at Musch Trail Camp
Fuel efficient, freeway legal, and wallet friendly, this motorized vehicle—more powerful than a moped but not quite a motorcycle—is no longer limited to Italian lines like the Vespa and Piaggio…
Always keep the muzzle pointed away from humans, wear eye and ear protection, and make sure you’re at the Oak Tree Gun Club. Sharing space with old oaks and California laurels…
Splendid seaside pleasure parks once dotted Los Angeles County. The sole remaining site, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, is a time-warp combination…