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

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

See Hollywood like Hemingway did—sloshed

My LA to Z: Alyson Stoner

The "Woman" singer talks about her love of Earl Grey pie, hiking in Malibu, and Mexican-Indian fusion cuisine

If Your Hike up Runyon Ever Goes Sideways, This Is Who Will Rescue You

In a city of sun, heat, a hikes galore, hiking emergencies happen often
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This Spectacular Park Is One of L.A.’s Most Undervalued Retreats

Hundreds of acres of beauty—and if you blink you could miss it

Sandstone Peak

Craggy and climbable, Sandstone Peak puts the 'mountain' in 'mountainous'

Mount Baden-Powell Trail

Feeling like a challenge? This 8-mile hike to the range's second-highest peak might be just what you're looking for
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You Can Now Rent a Dog for Your Runyon Canyon Hike

And exercise some adoptable pets while you're at it

The L.A. River Is So Lush, If You Know Where to Look

From the Sepulveda Dam to Frogtown, the L.A. River has a lot of looks