10 Unconventional L.A. Walks You’ll Actually Want To Take

The world considers us car-obsessed, but we know better

San Gabriel Mountains

Big and mysterious, the range that provides that dramatic northern backdrop to downtown is still gloriously untamed

Where to Find Pasadena’s Portal to Hell, and What to Do When You Get There

L. Ron Hubbard once did some magick stuff in the Arroyo Seco, and he may or may not have opened the gates of Hades

This is Monumental: Half the Angeles National Forest is Becoming Federal Land

President Obama is expected to announce the “San Gabriel Mountains National Monument”
mushroom foraging

The Unique Optimism of Being a Mushroom Forager in Southern California

In our parched part of the country, finding mushrooms can be like striking gold. But that doesn’t stop members of the Los Angeles Mycological Society from grabbing their baskets and trying

Here’s What the Hollywood Hike Sign Looked Like Before the Drought

Mount Lee’s greenery has dried up more than you realize

This Boozy Stroll Through Old Hollywood Is a Must for History Buffs

See Hollywood like Hemingway did—sloshed

Explore All of Silver Lake’s Hidden Painted Stairways

An expert on the "stairway capital of L.A." shows us the ropes

Topanga Canyon

There’s nothing quite like living in a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. Novelist Steve Erickson on why his neighborhood, Topanga, stands apart from the rest