Get Ready to Party in 2015

Twelve more reasons to look forward to a new year

January 16
The Whisky A Go Go opened on this day in 1964. Celebrate L.A.’s legendary Sunset Strip scene with a shot of you-know-what (go-go dancing optional).

February 22
Instead of an Oscar party this year, honor director Cecil B. De-Mille, whose 1914 film, The Squaw Man, was released on February 15 and was the first feature to be shot in Hollywood.

March 9
Crank up the Kanye. California gold diggers first discovered the shiny metal in Santa Clarita 173 years ago.

April 7
Think of L.A. without the Dodgers. Now thank God for Roz Wyman (then Rosalind Wiener), who became the second woman elected to the Los Angeles City Council on this day in 1953 and brought Dem Bums to our town.

May 30
We may hate traffic, but let’s hear it for our hardworking cars. The first automobile rolled onto L.A. streets in 1897.

June 5
There are more doughnut shops here than anywhere else in the country—an excellent excuse for making the deep-fried goodies the main course on National Donut Day.

July 17
Turn your home into the happiest place on earth by celebrating the 1955 opening of Disneyland.

August 2
Who says Los Angeles is a new city? In 1769, Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá marked an area of land that would one day become L.A.

September 4
It’s going to take 234 candles to wish Los Angeles a happy birthday. The city was founded on this day in 1781.

October 4
It’s National Taco Day. Let’s show ’em how it’s done.

November 29
May this be a pleasant evening for you, wherever you may be, to celebrate Vin Scully’s 88th birthday.

December 16
Show some appreciation for Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, who donated the land for his namesake park in 1896. How about a picnic at Crystal Springs?