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Ho Ho Eco

Ever thought your fresh, lush, evergreen Christmas tree could get any…greener? Landscape architect Scott Martin, aka “Scotty Clause,” is seeking to change the way California celebrates Christmas with...

Does Your Sufganiot Soar Above the Rest?

 Don’t have a good latke recipe yet? You’re in luck. Israel’s national airline El Al has released recipes for the in-flight Hanukah treats that will be served to thousands...

Dancers Body

When I take hip hop class at Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, I’m usually surrounded by skinny dancers in oversized T-shirts and baggy sweats. On Nov. 21st, however,...

My LA to Z: Kelly Wearstler

For those visiting Los Angeles, Kelly Wearstler helps define the city’s style—she has designed the Viceroy in Santa Monica, Maison 140, and the Avalon hotels. Wearstler lives in Beverly Hills...

Driving along Mulholland near Coldwater Canyon, I’ve seen a big sign on the hillside with a D painted on it. It’s in the Disney font. Does it belong to a member of the Disney family, an employee, or just a fan?

Somewhere from his deep freeze, Uncle Walt is applauding your font detection skills. Yes, that 14-foot-tall sheet metal letter is an artifact from the Happiest Place on Earth. It...

L.A Story

It’s been six months since we welcomed Conan O’Brien to L.A., so we were interested to hear what he told reporters about life on the West Coast at the...

Candy Crusade

In 1921, Canadian pharmacist Charles See moved to Los Angeles and started making candy. He moved into a brand new Italianate building on bustling Western Avenue just south of...

Bake Sale

The ceramics sources featured in our December “Handmade in L.A.” package are having holiday sales and open houses this season. Here’s how to find the goods at reduced prices:        ...

Where's Chris 12/04/09

You guys know the drill: We've sent our Ask Chris to send in dispatches from his travels around town. Do you know where he was? Be the first to...

Let There Be Light

The City of Beverly Hills and The Grove have already flipped the light switches on their holiday decorations. Tonight at 6 p.m., L.A. Live will flip theirs. Mayor Antonio...