Los Angeles LA: Los Angeles, California, USA

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This web helps you explore Los Angeles, California, USA; here, you'll find organized and annotated links to Web sites about Los Angeles' current conditions, facts, activities, events, places, sports, civic life, media, education, commerce, and reference works. You can view and link to this information in a variety of ways, and your suggestions are welcome. Use the links at the top of this page to navigate and access this information

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Current

See live conditions and views of Los Angeles

  • Weather: Current weather observations and forecasts
    • Graphic; shows current weather conditions for Los Angeles
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    • Radar: National Weather Service radar; shows short range base reflectivity radar image
    • LA radar -- click to enlarge
    • Forecast: National Weather Service forecast; Zone forecast for Los Angeles; shows forecast for day and then five days ahead as well as current conditions at Los Angeles Downtown/USC
    • Satellite: Goestationary infrared image; satellite image for Western United States sector, infrared image; provided by National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Dept of Commerce
    • Smog-Region: Air Quality Area Map; clickable map showing current hourly readings of air monitoring subregions in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside County
    • Buoys: USA Recent Marine Data; get readings from marine buoys about water and weather conditions through a clickable, graphical map of the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast
  • Cams: Live views of Los Angeles; helpful for finding out about current weather and road conditions
    • EarthCam: Metrocams for Los Angeles; select from live cameras pointed at famous sights--such as the Hollywood sign, from behind the Hollywood sign, and the LA skyline
    • Venice Beach: view from the Venice Beach Suites and Hotel
    • Santa Monica: Pier cam; live view looking toward Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Ocean
    • Laguna Beach: view from the Hotel Laguna
    • ElectricEarl: Skyline view of downtown LA
  • News: News and reports about what's going on in Los Angeles
    • Google News: Google news search for LA; finds news and sports stories about LA from a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Yahoo News: Yahoo news search for LA; finds news and sports stories from a variety of news sources; includes photos
    • Topix News: Topix news search for LA; local news for LA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web
    • Traffic-City: LA City Traffic Conditions; map showing traffic only in the City of Los Angeles (outside city limits is blank); clickable to zoom in; Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control from the City of Los Angeles
    • Traffic-Region: LA Region traffic map; shows map of traffic flows or congestion on major roads with popups explaining incidents; from Sigalert
    • Quakes: Recent Earthquakes for Los Angeles; map showing fault lines and recent earthquakes (last hour, day, week) of various magnitudes; provided by Earthquake Hazards Program, US Geological Survey, a bureau of the US Department of the Interior
    • Gas Prices; graphic image showing low and high gas prices; reported by users of LosAngelesGasPrices.com Web site

Facts

Look up information about Los Angeles such as maps, facts, and census information

  • Maps: Online mapping services; these allow you to zoom in and out and select specific features to view on the map
    • Navigate LA: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering; Geographical Information System maps of LA
    • LA Open Acres: maps of unused land; a tool for neighborhoods to transform vacant spaces into healthy places
    • Yahoo: Yahoo's LA map; centered on Los Angeles city hall; integrated with Yahoo's Get Local city Internet guides
    • MapQuest: MapQuest's LA map; integration with digitalcity.com city Internet guide
    • -USA Maps-: More online mapping services; you can use this list of sites to get more maps of the area or specialized maps such as historical, topographic, or satellite imagery
  • Info: Look up basic facts about LA from online reference works
    • Almanac/LA: Los Angeles Almanac; presents facts and statistics about Los Angeles County on a wide range of topics
    • Almanac Infoplease: Information Please Almanac; entry for LA; gives a page of basic facts about the city, including a general description and current facts
    • Answers: Answers.com reference search for LA; shows reference information for LA from various sources such as dictionary, encyclopedia, weather, and Wikipedia entry
    • Books: LA Books; a page presenting books about Los Angeles
    • Encylopedia: Information Please Encyclopedia; article about Los Angeles giving an overview of the city
  • Census: Information from the United States Bureau of the Census
    • Metro: Metro Los Angeles, California; chart showing population breakdown of five-county area
    • LA: Los Angeles (city) quick facts
    • LA Co: Los Angeles County, California; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography
    • Orange Co: Orange County, California; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography
    • Riverside Co: Riverside County, California; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography
    • San Bernardino Co: San Bernardino County, California; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography
    • Ventura Co: Ventura County, California; US Census Bureau QuickFacts for people, business, and geography

Los Angeles Living

Find out about things to do and places to see in LA

Activities

LA residents take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups

  • Amateur Radio: American Radio Relay League; amateur "ham" radio clubs in the LA area
  • Animals: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles
  • Arts: LA County Arts Commission; promotes the arts in Los Angeles County
  • Astronomy: Los Angeles Astronomical Society
  • Aviva Ctr: Aviva Family and Children's Services; care and treatment to abandoned, neglected, abused and at-risk youth and their families
  • Bar Association: Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters; serves Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire
  • Children's Bureau: Children's Bureau of Southern California
  • Culture LA: Cultural Affairs; City of Los Angeles arts and cultural experiences
  • Film Arts: Film Arts Foundation; provides training, equipment, information, consultations, and exhibition opportunities to independent filmmakers
  • Ft Tejon History: Fort Tejon Historical Association
  • Goodwill: Goodwill Industries of Southern California; helps people with disabilities and other vocational disadvantages through education, training and job opportunities
  • Heal the Bay: coastal environmental organization
  • Historical Soc: Historical Society of Southern California; activities include Southern California Quarterly journal, newsletter, and books series
  • Historical CHS: California Historical Society; education and information about California history
  • Indian Ctr: Southern California Indian Center; serves the American Indian, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian communities of Los Angeles, Orange, Kern and Riverside Counties
  • Jewish Women: National Council of Jewish Women, LA
  • LA History: Los Angeles history; archival resources at the University of Southern California showing the history of LA; includes information about the past, present, and future plans and imagined futures
  • LA River: Friends of The Los Angeles River; helps protect and restore the riparian biota
  • Minerals: Mineralogical Society of Southern California; collects and studies mineral specimens
  • Moviegoing: Movies and moviegoing in LA; covers movie theaters, times, movies; by Otto Kitsinger
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles; blood donations, first aid information and training, emergency preparedness information
  • Sage Council: Spirit of the Sage Council; coalition of environmental organizations & American Indians dedicated to defending & conserving native biota and sacred lands
  • Singles: LA Personals; connect with that special someone in the Los Angeles area or the world
  • Skirball Ctr: Skirball Cultural Center; activities related to Jewish heritage; displays and exhibits
  • Tech Comm: Los Angeles Society for Technical Communication
  • Underground Music: Underground Mine; E-zine for the genres of Punk, Goth and Industrial music
  • Wiesenthal Ctr: International Jewish human rights organization; works to preserve the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action
  • Window Between Worlds: uses art to help end domestic violence
  • -USA Directories-: LA is home to thousands of organizations; search for associations, societies, and nonprofits in the LA covering many interests; many of these are based in LA; these directories help you locate an organization

Events

LA is famous for its diverse events year-round

  • Listings: Connect to online calendars and databases; show what's going on and where
    • Metromix: Calendar/guide; current attractions, events
    • Mojam: Concert listings
    • LA Times Calendar: Events and guide; gives information on restaurants, events, movies, nightlife, dance, tv, and radio; from the Los Angeles Times newspaper
    • LA Weekly Calendar: Events and guide; gives information on film, music, arts events in the area
    • Theatre LA: Theatre information and tickets; Half price tickets, now playing, news; provided by the Theatre League Alliance of Southern California
    • Broadway LA: Live stage theater; at the Pantages Theatre, Wilshire Theatre, and other arts venues; theatrical presenting wing of The Nederlander Organization
    • Clubs: Clubplanet; guide to nightlife, clubbing, nightclubbing, night lifestyle, club lifestyle
  • Performing: LA is home to many performing arts and cultural groups
  • Periodic: LA has many annual or one-day special events, ongoing summer concert series, and recurring trade shows
    • Academy Awards: The Oscars; awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Antelope Valley Fair: Celebrating agriculture and industry in Lancaster
    • Antiques Show: LA Antiques Show; organized by the Antique Dealers Association of California
    • Arts Fest: Festival of Arts; includes Pageant of the Masters, in which actors re-create famous paintings
    • ATP Fest: All Tomorrow's Parties; a periodic festival in which an invited curator--a musician, artist, or writer--to choose a selection of bands/performers that reflect their record collection or people that they feel influenced by or connected; site includes other locations throughout the world
    • Auto Show: LA Auto Show
    • Bike Show: Southern California Bicycle Expo
    • Carnaval: Brazilian Street Carnaval
    • County Fair: LA County Fair; held at Fairplex
    • Date Fest: National Date Festival; Celebrate the desert cash crop with date testing, camel races, rides, and a fair
    • Emmys: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards
    • Fiesta Hermosa: Hermosa Beach; arts and crafts festival, music
    • Film Fest LA: American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival
    • Film Fest LB: Long Beach International Film Festival
    • Film Fest SB: Santa Barbara International Film Festival; annual showcase of film; also, throughout the year, there are film exhibitions, educational programs, celebrity tributes, and forums in new technology
    • Golden Globes: Entertainment awards; Hollywood Foreign Press Association; a group of Southern California-based international journalists; confer the Golden Globe Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television
    • Grand Prix: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; Auto racing in downtown Long Beach
    • Holiday Celebration: Performing arts celebration; held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion; Community and professional choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies
    • Hollywood Christmas: Blockbuster Hollywood Christmas Spectacular; parade, performances, floats
    • Israel Fest: Israel Independence Day Festival; organized by the Council of Israeli Organizations of Los Angeles
    • LA Co Fair: Los Angeles County Fair; celebrates agriculture and industry
    • LA Pride: Parade for diversity; produced by Christopher Street West Association and hosted by the independent City of West Hollywood
    • LA WTF: LA Women's Theatre Festival; professional performing solo artists in disciplines that include theatre, dance, performance art, storytelling, stand-up comedy, song, music and performance poetry
    • Lobster Fest: Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival; celebrates marine decapod crustaceans; an approved Maine Lobster Festival
    • Lotus Festival: Echo Park, LA; Annual celebration of blooms of Echo Lake
    • Marathon: A 42.16 km running race through LA
    • Mariachi USA: Los Angeles; celebration of Mexican culture at the Hollywood Bowl
    • Mission West: Fall Street Art Festival; art & crafts, food, fun and live entertainment in South Pasadena’s Mission West District
    • Nisei Week: Japanese Festival; celebrates Japanese and Japanese American culture and history
    • Pasadena Summerfest: Festival at the Rose Bowl; Playboy Jazz at the Rose Bowl, the Family Fun Fest, A Taste of Summer, the Summer Art Fest and The Sports Zone
    • Orange Show: National Orange Show Festival; Celebrate California's famous fruit crop
    • Oscars: Academy Awards; awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Omega: Events promoter; a variety of events including Old Pasadena Jazzfest, Doheny Blues, Doheny Days, and more
    • Poppy Fest: Celebrates poppy-blooming season; Lancaster
    • Renaissance Faire: Renaissance-themed festival; San Bernardino
    • Rose Bowl: Pasadena Tournament of Roses; Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game
    • Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare Festival/LA; professional theatre
    • Taste of Newport: Food festival; restaurants, wineries, drinks, and entertainment at Fashion Island, Newport Beach
    • Taste of Santa Monica: Food festival; restaurants, music, demonstrations at Santa Monica pier
    • Triatholon: swim, cycle, and run; Venice Beach, Hollywood and surrounding areas, downtown; ends at Staples Center
    • Tofu Fest: Food festival; produced by Little Tokyo Service Center in association with Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
    • Twilight Dance: concert series; ten-concert, summer-long; Santa Monica Pier
    • Valley Fair: celebrates agriculture and industry
    • Venice Garden: Venice Garden Tour; showcases gardens that show off the tastes of their owners

Places

The LA area has many sites, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites

  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, neighborhoods, and visitor bureaus of popular regional cities and towns; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Dining, Housing; see Activities for cultural centers; see Local Government for comprehensive lists of local government entities in LA and the greater LA area and region
    • Anaheim & Orange Co: Anaheim and Orange County; home of Disneyland (Anaheim), Legoland (Carlsbad), Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park), sports teams, and other tourist and resident favorites
    • Angeles NF: National Forest; chaparral, pines, and firs on 263,000 hectares of federal land ranging up to 3 km in elevation
    • Arboretum FA: Fullerton Arboretum; Ten-hectare botanical garden on the California State University-Fullerton campus
    • Arboretum LA: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden; a 51-hectare botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
    • ArtScene: Guide to Art Galleries and Museums in Southern California
    • Beaches: LA County Department of Beaches and Habors; provides information about beach use, events, permits
    • Beverly Hills: City of Beverly Hills
    • Beverly Hills Visit: Visitors information; Beverly Hills is considered one of the principal upscale and wealthy areas of LA
    • Botanical Garden: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden; on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles
    • Broadway Theaters: Photo tour of old LA theaters
    • Buena Park: Grouping of theme parks and tourist attractions; on and around Beach Boulevard in Buena Park; includes Knotts Theme Park, Ripley's, Medieval Times, a wax museum, restaurants, motels, and other "tourist trap" type of attractions
    • Buildings, Great: Architecture of LA; shows off notable architectural landmarks in LA; section of Great Buildings Online, presented by Architecture Week Magazine
    • California: Tourism information for the Golden State
    • Catalina: Catalina Island; town of Avalon, recreation, hiking
    • Cathedral OLA: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels; religious, cultural and civic institution
    • Channel Isl NP: Channel Islands National Park; federal park consisting of five of the eight California Channel Islands extending along the southern California coast from Point Conception near Santa Barbara to just north of Los Angeles
    • Childrens Nature: Children's Nature Institute; environmental education programs for young children, parents and teachers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
    • Chinatown: Chinatown Business Improvement District; shopping, dining, history, and Chinese culture
    • CityWalk: Universal City Walk Hollywood; dining, entertainment, shopping, events
    • Conservancy: LA Conservancy; historic preservation
    • Descanso Gardens: 64-hectare garden and educational center
    • Disneyland: Theme park and resort; opened in 1955; historical and entertainment-oriented displays, rides, and facilities for conferences; Anaheim
    • Downtown: Los Angeles Downtown Center Business Improvement District
    • El Pueblo: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument; home of Olvera Street
    • Farmers Market: Los Angeles Farmer's Market; West Third Street
    • Fashion Dist: Los Angeles Fashion District, downtown; apparel and fashion-related businesses
    • Flower Dist: Los Angeles Flower District; information for growers, sellers, shippers and retailers with their flower markets
    • Grand Ctrl Mkt: Grand Central Market; an open-air market offering fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish
    • Graves: Beneath Los Angeles--graves; shows photos of graves of the famous and infamous in the LA area
    • Griffith Observatory: Astronomical observatory; located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood
    • Hermosa Beach: City of Hermosa Beach; pier-front city; surfing, swimming, jazz, comedy
    • Hiking Trails: Listing of LA hiking trails; from trails.com
    • Historic Sites: Los Angeles history; archival resources at the University of Southern California showing the history of LA; includes information about the past, present, and future plans and imagined futures
    • Historic Views: LA Time Machines; pictures of most bars and restaurants in the La metropolitan area built before 1970 and still existing; emphasis on places that are historic and not remodeled
    • Hollywood: Chamber of Commerce guide; Hollywood, synonymous with the entertainment business that makes up so much of LA's identity, is part of the City of Los Angeles; Hollywood is home to the famous Walk of Fame, Hollywood sign, and Hollywood Bowl
    • Hollywood BID: Hollywood Entertainment District; Property-business improvement district (BID); spans an 18-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard
    • Hollywood & Highland: multi-use entertainment-retail complex; includes shops, a hotel, the Dolby Theatre
    • Hollywood Racetrack: Horseracing; located east of Los Angeles International Airport
    • Huntington Beach: Conference and Visitors Bureau; 13 kilometers of oceanfront beach
    • Knott's Berry Farm: Theme park and resort in Buena Park
    • LA Vistors Bureau: Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Laguna Beach: in Orange County; famous for beaches, the Laguna Art Museum, the Pageant of the Masters, and the Laguna Playhouse
    • Library/LA: City of Los Angeles Public Library
    • Libraries/County: County of Los Angeles Public Libraries
    • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Libraries/Metro: Metropolitan Cooperative Library System; association of libraries in the greater Los Angeles area
    • Little Tokyo: Little Tokyo Service Center; charitable organization serving people in need, especially those facing language or cultural gaps, financial need, or physical disabilities
    • Location Shoots: Where movies and TV shows were shot
    • Long Beach: beach community in the LA metro; shipping, industrial, and recreation center; home of the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and its major Port
    • Marina del Rey: Convention & Visitors Bureau; yacht harbor resort; largest man-made small-boat harbor in the world (9,000 vessels)
    • Marinas: Listing of Southern California marinas
    • Metro region: Government entities in greater LA; includes links to lists of the hundreds of government entities in LA and its surrounding megalopolis
    • Murals: Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles; documents and preserves wall art in LA
    • Neighborhood Link: Neighborhood Link; neighborhood and nonprofit group information
    • Newport Beach: Coastal community on Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean; Balboa Island and Lido Isle; resorts
    • Old Pasadena: the business district of Pasadena; a city located just 16 km from downtown Los Angeles
    • Olvera St: Historic street; Mexican Market
    • Ontario: Community in east side of LA metro region; Ontario International Airport; Museum of History and Art; Ontario Convention Center; a planned community established by brothers from Ontario, Canada
    • Pacific Design Ctr: Design showrooms; displays and sales of furniture, fabrics, floorcoverings, architectural products, wallcoverings, lighting, kitchen and bath products and accessories; buildings designed by Cesar Pelli--the Blue Whale and the Green Whale
    • Parks/LA: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
    • Pasadena: City in the LA metro area; home to a range of architectural, historic, and scientific sites--NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, and the Rose Bowl
    • Photos LA: Images of California; shows off pictures and posters of California
    • Queen Mary: Docked oceanliner; RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    • Redondo Beach: Beach town; resort; pier with shops and restaurants; seafront esplanade
    • Riverside: Seat of Riverside County; on Santa Ana River; citrus fruit industry; University of California campus
    • Rodeo Drive: Upscale shopping; famous clothing and high-end stores as well as a tourist attraction unto itself
    • San Bernardino: seat of San Bernardino County; near San Bernardino Mountains, eastern edge of LA metro area; San Bernardino International Airport; California State University campus
    • San Fernando Valley: the Valley; bedroom communities, shopping centers, museums, parks, movie and television studios (including Disney, NBC, and Universal Studios); includes communities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando and Calabasas
    • San Pedro: Guide; find out about places to eat, stay, and things to see and do
    • Santa Anita Racetrack: Horseracing
    • Santa Monica: Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau; where to stay, getting around, shopping, dining, nightlife, a calendar of events and local news.
    • Santa Monica Pier: Oceanside entertainment complex; includes eateries, shops, Pacific Park amusements
    • Santa Monica Mtns: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; located in Thousand Oaks
    • Six Flags Magic Mtn: Theme park in Valencia
    • Skyscrapers: Skyscrapers.com entry for LA; shows information about LA's office and other buildings
    • South Bay: Life's a beach; beachside communities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Torrance
    • Stars: Entertainment-related sites; information about Hollywood landmarks, movie star hangouts, restaurants owned by stars, movie palaces, and famous streets
    • Torrance: Oceanside community; Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve; Old Downtown Torrance in the Historical Society Museum
    • Universal Studios: Theme park related to movies
    • Venice: Beach-resort community; part of the city of LA; built by Abbot Kinney who tried to recreate Venice, Italy by making canals, most of which were later filled in; Venice Boardwalk; Muscle Beach
    • Venice Beach: Visitor information; information about lodging, dining, entertainment, and more about this beach community
    • Warner Bros: Group tour of movie studio; Warner Bros. Museum; Burbank
    • West Hollywood: Sunset strip, nightlife, galleries, museums; West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Watts: Information about the famous Watts Towers and area
    • Zoo: Los Angeles Zoo; 45-hectare display of animals
  • Housing: Find a place to stay for a couple nights or a lifetime
    • LA Housing: LA Housing Department
    • iHomeConnect: rent your home or find homes for rent; covers Los Angeles, San Diego, and the rest of Southern California
    • Realty Locator: Guide to real estate; from Realty Times
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging, housing, and real estate
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in LA
    • 411: Restaurant 411; directory of restaurants in LA, Orange, Ventura, and other California counties
    • Eat24Hours: online meal and food order processing; service for local restaurants, merchants and the public
    • MenuPix: Restaurant menus; browse restaurants by location or cuisine and see their menu online
    • Restaurant Guide: Dining reference from LA Downtown News; detailed restaurant profiles; over 75 restaurants
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Angel Stadium: 45,000-seat baseball stadium; formerly Anaheim Stadium, Edison International Field; Anaheim, California
    • Coliseum: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; sports and entertainment venue of 90,000 person capacity (68,000 for NFL football); home of USC Trojans
    • Convention Ctr LA: LA Convention Ctr; convention and exhibition facility; over 7 hectares of exhibit space; meeting rooms, theater, parking
    • Convention Ctr LB: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center; convention and exhibition facility; includes the Long Beach Arena and Exhibition Halls, the Terrace and Center Theaters, Ballroom and Meeting Rooms
    • Dodger Stadium: 56,000-seat baseball stadium
    • Dolby Theatre: performing arts space; has hosted Academy Awards®; located at the Hollywood & Highland complex; formerly Kodak Theatre
    • Fairplex: 200-hectare fairgrounds; home of the LA County Fair and events throughout the year including consumer and trade shows, meetings, expositions, conventions, track wagering, sporting, and agricultural events
    • Grand Olympic: Grand Olympic Auditorium; performance space in LA
    • Grauman's Chinese: Famous movie palace; Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    • Greek Theatre: Open-air auditorium; in Griffith Park
    • Hollywood Bowl: Famous performance area; in a natural amphitheater; seating capacity just under 18,000; includes a museum
    • Honda Ctr: Entertainment and sports venue in Anaheim; six hectares in area; home to Mighty Ducks (NHL Hockey); formerly Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Anaheim Arena
    • Center Th Gr: Center Theatre Group; Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre
    • Music Ctr: Music Center performing arts complex; includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum; home to major arts groups such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera
    • PAC/Orange Co: Orange County Performing Arts Center; includes Segerstrom Hall, Founders Hall
    • Rose Bowl: Rose Bowl Stadium; home of New Year's Tournament of Roses Football Game; also home of UCLA Bruin Football, Fourth of July celebrations, concerts, religious services, filmings and the world's largest flea market
    • Staples Center: Sports arena; home of the LA Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, and other teams
    • Walt Disney Hall: Performing arts hall; home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale; part of the Music Center performing arts complex
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • African Amer: California African American Museum; the art, history and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the Western United States
    • African Amer Fire: History of African-American Firefighters in Los Angeles
    • Antelope Indian: Antelope Valley Indian Museum; Indian cultures of the western Great Basin (east and southeast of the Sierra Nevada Mountains)
    • Arch+Design: Architecture and Design Museum; continuous exhibits of architecture and design on view
    • Art Getty: Getty Center; J. Paul Getty Trust; international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Program, and the Getty Grant Program
    • Art Hammer: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
    • Art Huntington: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; three art galleries and library among 60 hectares of gardens
    • Art Ivine: Irvine Museum; dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890 - 1930)
    • Art LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; major museum displaying wide range of world art; includes collections of American, Latin American, Far Eastern, Islamic, and South and Southeast Asian art works
    • Art Laguna: Laguna Beach Art Museum
    • Art LBMA: Long Beach Museum of Art; decorative arts, early 20th century European art, California Modernism, video, and contemporary art
    • Art MoCA: Museum of Contemporary Art; permanent collection includes 5,000 pieces from 1940 to the present; three locations in LA and West Hollywood, including Geffen Contemporary
    • Art MoLAA: Museum of Latin American Art; in Long Beach; exclusively features contemporary Latin American art
    • Art Neon: Museum of Neon Art; exhibitions of neon lights as art as well as tours of neon used in the community
    • Art Norton Simon: Norton Simon Museum; European, American and Asian Art; in Pasadena
    • Art OCMA: Orange County Museum of Art; art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present
    • Art PMCA: Pasadena Museum of California Art; California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present
    • Art Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art; at Bergamot Station; exhibits; performance and video art
    • Aquarium Cabrillo: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; public aquarium/museum dedicated to marine life of Southern California through recreational, educational, and research programs; located at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro
    • Aquarium Pacific: Acquarium of the Pacific; displays related three Pacific Ocean regions: Southern California/Baja; the Tropical Pacific and the Northern Pacific
    • Aquarium SMP: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; marine science aquarium on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier
    • Auto Petersen: Petersen Automotive Museum; automobile and its influence on our culture and lives
    • Bunny: Private museum showing off large collection of rabbit statues and dolls
    • California Heritage: California Heritage Museum; displays of American decorative and fine arts; historic landmark building located in the heart of Santa Monica's Main Street
    • Catalina Isl: Catalina Island Museum; shows off the history and culture of Catalina Island
    • Children: Kidspace Children's Museum; education in arts, humanities, and sciences for children; at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
    • Chinese American: Chinese American Museum; displays the history, rich cultural legacy and contributions of Chinese Americans
    • Craft Folk Art: Craft and Folk Art Museum; exhibitions and special events about folk and traditional arts, crafts, design, and culture of Los Angeles
    • Cultural Hist/Fowler: University of California Los Angeles Fowler Museum of Cultural History; art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, past and present
    • Eames Office: Office furniture and design; the work of Charles and Ray Eames
    • El Pueblo: El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument; historic buildings and museums: Avila Adobe, Sepulveda House, Fire House Museum, Masonic Hall
    • Fire Dept: Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial; in historic fire station 27
    • Flight: Western Museum of Flight; Darrell G. McNeal Restoration Facility; displays of Aviation artifacts and memorabilia; Jack Northrop Field - Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
    • Flying: Museum of Flying; collection of WWII fighter aircraft; Santa Monica
    • Ft MacArthur: Fort MacArthur Museum; dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles harbor from 1914 to 1974
    • Gamble House: American Arts and Crafts style architecture; in Pasadena
    • Guinness: Guinness World Records, Hollywood
    • Hart Ranch: William S. Hart Museum and Ranch in Newhall
    • Hollywood: The Hollywood Museum; in the Max Factor Building
    • Hollywood Ent: Hollywood Entertainment Museum; the world of entertainment and the history of Hollywood; includes actual sets of "Star Trek-Voyager" and other shows
    • Japanese Amer: Japanese American National Museum; the story of Japanese Americans
    • Jurassic Tech: Museum of Jurassic Technology; eclectic collection explores the intersections of art, displays, fiction, nonfiction, the odd and curious
    • Korean Amer: Korean American Museum; Korean American history, culture, and contributions to America
    • Maritime: Los Angeles Maritime Museum; explores the maritime history of Southern California; affiliate, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, provides sail-training opportunities for students year-round; located in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles
    • Natural Hist/LA: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; millions of specimens--prehistoric fossils, birds, insects, minerals, artifacts, and crafts
    • Natural Hist/SB: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    • Nixon Birthplace: Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace; visit a museum and learn about one of the most accomplished Presidents of the 20th century
    • Pacific Asia: Pacific Asia Museum; art and artifacts from the Pacific Islands
    • Park: LA Parks museums; list of museums in City of Los Angeles Parks
    • Pasadena Hist: Pasadena Museum of History; preserves and shares the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities
    • Printing: International Printing Museum; the history of print, including replica of Gutenberg Press, linotype machine, Ben Franklin
    • Photography: Univeristy of California--Riverside California Museum of Photography; an off-campus department of the University of California, Riverside, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; located in Downtown Riverside
    • Planes of Fame: The Air Museum Planes of Fame; houses over 150 aircraft at Chino Airport and also in Arizona
    • Holocaust Monument: Los Angeles Holocaust Monument; honors the memory of the six million who were murdered by the barbarism of Nazis and collaborators between 1933 and 1945
    • Tar Pits: Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits; assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals where they were caught in an asphalt deposit tens of thousands of years ago
    • Railway: Southern California Scenic Railway; works to present Southern California rail history and promote railroad safety through education
    • Reagan Archive: Ronald Reagan Presidentail Foundation, Museum, and Archives
    • Southwest: Southwest Museum; museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian; Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts
    • Surfing: International Surfing Museum; artifacts related to the history of surfing; in Huntington Beach
    • Science Ctr: California Science Center; interactive exhibits teaching science
    • Tolerance: Museum of Tolerance; covers racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust; part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum
    • Travel Town: Transportation museum and recreation center; displays of steam locomotives, trains
    • TV & Radio: The Museum of television and radio; American broadcasting heritage; other location in NYC
    • West: Museum of the American West; exhibitions, collections, programs, and educational offerings showcasing the history of the region west of the Mississippi River; formerly the Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Sports

LA is home to major-league basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer, and NCAA sports

  • Pro: Professional sports in LA
    • Dodgers: Los Angeles Dogers Major League Baseball team
    • Lakers: Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association team
    • Kings: Los Angeles Kings National Hockey League team
    • Clippers: Los Angeles Clippers National Basketball Association team
    • Angels: Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team
    • Mighty Ducks: Anaheim Mighty Ducks National Hockey League team
    • Avengers: Los Angeles Avengers Arena Football League team
    • Galaxy: Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer team
    • Sparks: Los Angeles Sparks Women's National Basketball Association team
    • Lady Killers: Inline women skaters
  • College: Area colleges with athletic activities
    • 49ers: California State University, Long Beach
    • Anteaters: University of California, Irvine
    • Beavers: Caltech
    • Bruins: University of Calfornia, Los Angeles
    • Corsairs: Santa Monica College
    • Cubs: Los Angeles City College
    • Eagles BU: Biola University
    • Eagles LAMC: Los Angeles Mission College
    • Golden Eagles: California State University, Los Angeles
    • Gauchos: University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Highlanders: University of California, Riverside
    • Lions: Loyola Marymount University
    • Matadors: California State University, Northridge
    • Monarchs: Los Angeles Valley College
    • Seahawks: Los Angeles Harbor College
    • Tigers: Occidental College
    • Titans: California State University, Fullerton
    • Trojans: University of Southern California
    • Waves: Pepperdine University
  • Community: Amateur, organized sports clubs, and special community sporting events
    • Amateur: Amateur Athletic Foundation; endowed with surplus funds from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games; serves youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives
    • Badminton: Southern California Badminton Association
    • Bicycling: Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition; works to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life in Los Angeles County
    • Disc: Los Angeles Organization of Ultimate Teams
    • Fencing: United States Fencing Association San Bernardino Division
    • Golf: Southern California Golf Association
    • Handball: Southern California Handball
    • Flying: Los Angeles Student Pilot Resource Center
    • Sailing: SoCalSail; resource for Southern California sailors
    • Scuba: Los Angeles County, Southern California Scuba Diving Resources
    • Surfing: Surfrider Foundation; dedicated to protecting our oceans, waves and beaches
    • Volleyball: Los Angeles, California Volleyball; from volleyball.org

Los Angeles Civic

Los Angeles civic life

Government

LA's government and representatives at all levels

  • Local: City, county, and regional government; links to Web sites of the principal local governments and agencies; links to lists of the hundreds of government entities within the greater Los Angeles region
    • LA City: City of Los Angeles; portal to LA city government information and services
    • LA Fire: Los Angeles Fire Department; city of Los Angeles
    • LA Police: Los Angeles Police Department; city of Los Angeles
    • LA Co: Los Angeles County government; portal to LA county government information and services
    • LA Co Sheriff: Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
    • LA Co Fire: Los Angeles County Fire Department
    • LA Sup Ct: Superior Court of California--Los Angeles
    • SCAG areas: Cities, counties, and subregions in the area; from Southern California Association of Governments, which includes Imperial County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County
    • Imperial Co: Imperial County government
    • Orange Co: County of Orange government
    • Riverside Co: Riverside County government
    • San Bernardino Co: San Bernardino County government
    • Ventura Co: Ventura County government
    • SCAG: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); SCAG functions as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for six counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Imperial; encompasses a population exceeding 15 million people in an area of more than 98,000 square kilometers
  • State: State of California access
    • California: Welcome to California; portal to information about the State, including government and visitor's information
    • CA Senate: California State Senate
    • CA Assembly: California State Assembly
  • Federal: The United State's government has a presence in LA through elected representatives and some facilities
    • US Sen Boxer: United States Senator Barbara Boxer
    • US Sen Feinstein: United States Senator Diane Feinstein
    • FAA: Federal Aviation Administration Western-Pacific Region
    • FBI: Los Angeles Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; covers seven counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
    • FEB LA: Federal Executive Board Los Angeles; works to strengthen the management and administration of Federal activities and promote government wide management improvement in the greater LA area
    • Fed Reserve: Los Angeles Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; serves all of Arizona, southern California, and parts of southern Nevada
    • HUD: Department of Housing and Urban Development, California
    • JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory; National Aeronatics and Space Administration, California Institute of Technology
    • NWS: National Weather Service Forecast Office Los Angeles/Oxnard
    • SBA: Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office
    • USCIS: Los Angeles District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; formerly Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Los Angeles District Office
    • Ft Irwin: National Training Center, US Army; desert training
    • Edwards AFB: Edwards Air Force Base; home of the Air Force Flight Test Center
    • LA AFB: Los Angeles Air Force Base
    • Coast Guard: United States Coast Guard
    • -USA Federal-: USA Federal Government links; links to major top-level Web sites related to the United States government; you can use these to locate federal services available in the area
  • World: LA is home to major international organizations and representatives
    • Bangladesh: Consulate General of Bangladesh
    • China: China Consulate at Los Angeles
    • Finland: Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles
    • France: Consulat Général de France à Los Angeles
    • Greece: Hellenic Republic Embassy of Greece; Consulate General, Los Angeles
    • South Africa: South African Consulate-General, Los Angeles
    • Sweden: Swedeish Offices in Los Angeles
    • Taiwan: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles; Taiwan Online; Republic of China
    • Thailand: Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles

Services

Support for human needs and infrastructure

  • Human: Health and human services
    • Free Clinic: Los Angeles Free Clinic
    • Homeless: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
    • LA Health: Los Angeles County Public Health Services
    • Sr Registry: California Registry; state-licensed free referral agency for seniors and their families
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Transport: Los Angeles offers transit options as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and part of highly-populated Southern California
    • LA Airports: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA); a system of airports which includes Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario International Airport (ONT), Van Nuys Airport (VNY), and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD); LAWA is a self-supporting branch of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners; for transit to/from the airport and Union Station, check the LAWA FlyAway bus service
    • BUR Airport: Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport
    • LGB Airport: Long Beach Airport
    • SNA Airport: John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana
    • Port of LA: Seaport; department of the City of Los Angeles; major cargo terminals; handles automobiles, containers, dry bulk products and liquid bulk products; also called Los Angeles Harbor Department
    • Port of Long Beach: Seaport; Containerized cargoes, Dry Bulk cargoes, Liquid Bulk cargoes and Break Bulk cargoes
    • TAP: Transportation Access Pass; a reusable card that for transit throughout all of LA County; each TAP card has a built-in electronic chip
    • Metro Trans Authority: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for Metro Bus fleet, Metro Rail; funds municipal bus operators, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, local road and highway improvements, goods movement, and the Freeway Service Patrol and Call Boxes
    • Commuter Info Ctr: Southern California Rideshare Information; links to local rideshare information sites in the area; provided by Southern California Association of Governments
    • Metro.net: Buses, subways and light rail lines in Los Angeles County
    • Metrolink: Regional rail system; connects Ventura County, Antelope Valley, Burbank, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, and Inland Empire
    • LA Transit: Los Angeles Department of Transit; operates Commuter Express, DASH, and Cityride
    • Car Free: Possible in LA; with some walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in LA
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • FlyAway: LAWA FlyAway bus service; connects LAX and Union Station’s intermodal transit center
    • Foothill Transit: San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys transit
    • Big Blue Bus: Santa Monica transit
    • Cal Highway: Conditions from Caltrans
    • CHP: California Highway Patrol; Traffic incident information page; shows current incidents
    • Amtrak: National passenger rail service; trains include Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief, and Sunset Limited; service from LA's Spanish-mission style Union Station
    • Greyhound: National commercial bus company; connections all over the US, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including LA
    • Taxi: Taxi Services city of LA; franchise taxi operators work in the City of Los Angeles and have the official City of Los Angeles Taxicab Seal
    • PeopleSt: transforms underutilized streets into public spaces; a program of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Departments of Public Works and City Planning, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Los Angeles Media

Access information about and in many cases read (or listen to) Los Angeles' media outlets

Periodicals

LA's many publications offer Web sites with online content

  • LA Times: Los Angeles Times; major daily newspaper
  • LA Weekly: Los Angeles Weekly; entertainment, film arts, food, calendar
  • LA CityBeat: alternative weekly newspaper; news, events, criticism of arts and entertainment
  • LA Business Jrnl: Los Angeles Business Journal; prints top company lists, breaking stories, big deals, business advice, executive profiles
  • LA Independent: Los Angeles Independent; Celebrities, gossip, pop culture
  • LA Daily News: Los Angeles Daily News
  • Hollywood Reporter: Entertainment; film, television, international, and music
  • Entertainment Today: Weekly entertainment
  • MetroNews: Metroplitan News-Enterprise; daily LA newspaper
  • LA Radio: News about LA radio broadcasting business
  • LA Opinion: La Opinión; covers Latino communities of Southern California
  • LA Magazine: Slick magazine; shows off nightlife, entertainment, culture, and clubs of the LA area
  • Garment & Citizen: Los Angeles Garment & Citizen; weekly
  • ArtCommotion: Web magazine; contemporary visual and literary art
  • LA Youth: Coverage of LA teens by LA teens
  • LA Film: Los Angeles Film Magazine; movies, reviews, interviews
  • OverSight: LA Art scene
  • Boxoffice: Movie industry
  • Change Links News: "Progressive" Newspaper and Calendar

Radio

Los Angeles' radio dial; shows stations with Web sites listed by call letters in alphabetical order; many of these radio stations offer live, streaming audio of their broadcast, so you can listen on the Internet anywhere in the world; please let me know your knowledge about updates to this list as radio stations change format, Web site addresses, and ownership often; unless stated otherwise, the station is in Los Angeles, CA; HD = HD Radio programming

  • -AM-: Click here for the AM stations sorted by frequency
  • -FM-: Click here for the FM stations sorted by frequency
  • -HD-: Click here for the HD stations sorted by frequency
  • Air Radio: AM 530 LAX Airport; gives traffic, parking and other airport information to travelers in the immediate vicinity of the airport or online
  • KABC: AM 790 Talk=HD1
  • KALI: AM 900 Spanish; West Covina
  • KAMP: FM 97.1 Top 40=HD1 HD2=KNX News
  • KAZN: AM 1300 Asian; Pasadena
  • KBIG: FM 104.3 Hot AC=HD1 HD2=Pride Radio
  • KBLA: AM 1580 Asian; Santa Monica
  • KBRT: AM 740 Christian Talk=HD1; Avalon
  • KBUA: FM 94.3 and FM 105.5 Spanish; San Fernando
  • KBUE: FM 105.5 Spanish and FM 94.3; Long Beach
  • KCAQ: FM 104.7 Hip Hop and R&B; Oxnard
  • KCBS: FM 93.1 Jack=HD1 HD2=Sports HD3=Sports KFWB
  • KCRW: FM 89.9 Public=HD1 HD2=Eclectic; Santa Monica College
  • KCSN: FM 88.5 Adult Album Alternative=HD1 HD2=Latin Alternative; California State University - Northridge
  • KDAY: FM 93.5 Hip Hop; Redondo Beach
  • KDIS: AM 1110 Disney=HD1; Pasadena
  • KDLD: FM 103.1 Spanish music=HD1; Santa Monica and Newport Beach (KDLE)
  • KFI: AM 640 Talk=HD1
  • KFOX: AM 1650 Radio Seoul; Torrance
  • KFRG: FM 95.1 Country; San Bernardino
  • KFRN: AM 1280 Religious; Long Beach
  • KFSH: FM 95.9 Christian; Anaheim
  • KFWB: AM 980 Sports=HD1
  • KFYV: FM 105.5 Top 40; Ojai
  • KGIL: AM 1260 News Talk; Beverly Hills
  • KHAY: FM 100.7 Country; Ventura
  • KHHT: FM 92.3 Urban R&B=HD1 HD2=Slow Jamz Radio
  • KHJ: AM 930 Spanish
  • KHTS: AM 1220 Adult Contemporary; Santa Clarita
  • KIIS: FM 102.7 Top 40=HD1 HD2=Evolution
  • KIRN: AM 670 Radio Iran; Simi Valley
  • KJLH: FM 102.3 Urban Contemporary R&B; Compton
  • KKGO: FM 105.1 Country=HD1 HD2=Classical K-Mozart KMZT HD3=Go country classics
  • KKJZ: FM 88.1 Jazz=HD1 HD2=Jazz HD3=K-Beach; California State University
  • KKLA: FM 99.5 Religious
  • KLAA: AM 830 Talk/Sports=HD1; Orange
  • KLAC: AM 570 Sports
  • KLAX: FM 97.9 La Raza; East LA
  • KLOS: FM 95.5 Classic Rock=HD1 HD2=KABC AM
  • KLTX: AM 1390 Spanish; Long Beach
  • KLVE: FM 107.5 Spanish CHR=HD1 HD2=Spanish religious music HD3=Spanish KRCD
  • KLYY: FM 97.5 Spanish=HD1 HD2=Hispanic Oldies; Riverside
  • KMLT: FM 92.7 Adult Contemporary; Thousand Oaks
  • KMPC: AM 1540 Korean
  • KMRB: AM 1430 Asian; San Gabriel
  • KMRO: FM 90.3 Spanish; Camarillo
  • KNX: AM 1070 News=HD1
  • KOGO: AM 600 News Talk=HD1; San Diego
  • KOLA: FM 99.9 Oldies; San Bernardino
  • KOST: FM 103.5 Adult Contemporary=HD1 HD2=Classics
  • KOCP: FM 95.9 Rock; Camarillo
  • KPCC: FM 89.3 Public=HD1 HD3=The Current music; Pasadena City College; Pasadena
  • KPFK: FM 90.7 Public
  • KPWR: FM 105.9 Rhymic CHR =HD1 HD2=Chinese Radio
  • KRCD: FM 103.9 and FM 98.3 Spanish; Inglewood
  • KRCV: FM 98.3 Spanish; West Covina
  • KRLA: AM 870 News Talk; Glendale
  • KROQ: FM 106.7 Alternative=HD1 HD2=80's Rock; Pasadena
  • KRTH: FM 101.1 Oldies=HD1 HD2=Older Oldies
  • KSCA: FM 101.9 Spanish; Glendale
  • KSPC: FM 88.7 Alternative; Pomona College
  • KSPN: AM 710 Sports=HD1; ESPN Radio
  • KSSE: FM 107.1 Spanish Top 40=HD1 HD2=Spanish AC; Arcadia
  • KSWD: FM 100.3 Adult Album Alternative=HD1 HD3=Oldies
  • KTLK: AM 1150 Talk
  • KTLW: FM 88.9 Christian
  • KTNQ: AM 1020 Spanish News Talk=HD1
  • KTWV: FM 94.7 Smooth Jazz=HD1 HD2=Smooth Jazz HD3=News KNX-AM
  • KTYM: AM 1460 Gospel; Inglewood
  • KUSC: FM 91.5 Classical=HD1; University of Southern California
  • KWIZ: FM 96.7 Spanish=HD1; Santa Ana
  • KWKW: AM 1330 Spanish
  • KWVE: FM 107.9 Christian Contemporary=HD1 HD2=Christian; San Clemente
  • KXMX: AM 1190 Ethnic; Anaheim
  • KXLU: FM 88.9 College; Loyola Marymount University
  • KXOL: FM 96.3 Spanish
  • KXOS: FM 93.9 Spanish=HD1 HD2=Spanish
  • KYPA: AM 1230 Asian
  • KYSR: FM 98.7 Alternative=HD1 HD2=erockster
  • XEPRS: AM 1090 Sports; Rosarito, Mexico
  • XETRA: AM 690 Spanish; Tijuana, Mexico
  • XETRA: FM 91.1 Alternative; Tijuana, Mexico
  • XHRM: FM 92.5 Rhythmic Oldies; Tijuana, Mexico

TV

Television stations in Los Angeles

  • KABC: ABC 7
  • KCAL: Independent 9
  • KCET: Public 28
  • KCBS: CBS 2
  • KCOP: UPN 13
  • KDOC: Independent 56 (32 digital)
  • KJLA: Independent "LATV"
  • KLCS: Public 58 (41 digital)
  • KMEX: Univision 34
  • KNBC: NBC 4
  • KOCE: Coast Community College District
  • KPXN: PAX 30
  • KRCA: 32
  • KSCI: Multi-linguage 18
  • KTLA: WB 5
  • KTTV: Fox 11
  • KVCR: Public 24; San Bernardino Community College
  • KVEA: Telemundo 52
  • KWHY: Independent 22
  • KXLA: America One 44

Los Angeles Education

Los Angeles' educational opportunities

Higher

The Los Angeles City area has many institutions for higher learning offering degrees

  • Antioch: Antioch University Los Angeles; undergraduate and graduate education for adults
  • Argosy: Argosy University; proprietary; offers undergraduate degrees
  • Art Ctr: Art Center College of Design; undergraduate and graduate degrees; poorly designed Web site
  • Art Institutes: system of more than 40 education institutions located throughout North America; offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees programs as well as nondegree programs; culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals
  • Biola: Biola University; private Christian university; undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • CalArts: California Institute of the Arts (CalArts); undergraduate and graduate degrees in both the visual and the performing arts
  • Caltech: California Institute of Technology; research; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees
  • Claremont: Claremont Graduate University; graduate study only, PhD degrees; Claremont
  • Columbia: Columbia College Hollywood; independent; offers undergraduate degrees; film, communications
  • CSU Dominguez Hills: California State University, Dominguez Hills; state-supported comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees; part of California State University System
  • CSU Fullerton: California State University, Fullerton; state-supported; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees; part of California State University System
  • CSU LA: California State University, Los Angeles; state-supported comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees; part of California State University System
  • CSU Long Beach: California State University, Long Beach; state-supported comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees; part of California State University System
  • CSU Northridge: California State University, Northridge; state-supported comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees; part of California State University System
  • E LA College: East Los Angeles College; offers preparation for careers or four-year college; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • Fashion Institute: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; private college with campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County, California; offers Associate of Arts, Professional Designation and Advanced Study Degree programs in fashion, design, merchandising, and related fields
  • LA Comm Colls: Los Angeles Community College District; nine community colleges in more than 36 cities
  • LA City: Los Angeles City College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Harbor: Los Angeles Harbor College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Mission: Los Angeles Mission College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Pierce: Pierce College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Southwest: Los Angeles Southwest College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Trade-Tech: Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • LA Valley College: Los Angeles Valley College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • Loyola Marymount: Loyola Marymount University; Independent Roman Catholic comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees
  • Mt St Mary's: Mount St. Mary's College; Catholic liberal arts primarily for women; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees
  • Otis: Otis College of Art and Design; Independent comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees
  • Occidental: Occidental College; Independent comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees
  • Pepperdine: Pepperdine University; Independent university; affiliated with Church of Christ
  • Platt: Platt College; Independent, 2-year; graphics, information systems
  • Santa Monica: Santa Monica College; State and locally-supported 2-year
  • SciArc: Southern California Institute of Architecture; Independent comprehensive; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees
  • UC Irvine: University of California, Irvine; state-supported university; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees; part of University of California System
  • UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles; state-supported university; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees; part of University of California System
  • UC Riverside: University of California, Riverside; state-supported university; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees; part of University of California System
  • UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara; state-supported university; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees; part of University of California System
  • USC: University of Southern California; independent university; offers undergraduate, graduate, PhD degrees
  • U W LA: University of West Los Angeles; Independent; offers undergraduate degrees; legal studies
  • W LA College: West Los Angeles College; part of Los Angeles Community College District
  • Westwood College: Westwood College; proprietary; offers undergraduate degrees; career-focused
  • Woodbury: Woodbury University; career; offers undergraduate, graduate degrees

Schools

Los Angeles' primary, secondary, career, and trade schools

  • CAIS: California Association of Independent Schools; association of college preparatory schools throughout California
  • Career: Career Colleges of America; vocational training
  • Choice: School Choice information; presented by the American Education Reform Council, based in Milwaukee, home of the nation's largest and oldest school choice program for low-income families; supports expanded educational options for parents through the use of school vouchers, charter schools, tax credits, and innovative public-private partnerships
  • Educate LA: Directory of school information
  • Schools: Los Angeles Unified School District; Government-run public schools in the LA area
  • Schools Data: Educational Data for government-run schools; Fiscal, demographic, and performance data on California's government-run K-12 Schools; includes search for government-run schools in California
  • Home Schools: California Homeschool network; information about parents educating children at home
  • AFI: language; offers ESL, TOEFL and TOEIC preparation classes; AFI Los Angeles is also an official testing center for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); established in 1995; campuses in Koreatown and in Westlake Village
  • Acting Corps: Acting Corps; provides classes to quickly and expertly train actors
  • Acting Kagen: David Kagen's School of Film Acting
  • Chez Cherie: Cooking
  • NHI: National Holistic Institute; massage therapy school

Los Angeles Commerce

Los Angeles' business community

Groups

Organizations promoting business, opportunities, and markets in the LA area

  • Area Chamber: Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • EDC: Los Angeles Area Economic Development Corporation; business leadership organization; aims to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the regions of LA County
  • Japanese Chamber: Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
  • Chinese Chamber: Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
  • Latin Business: Latin Business Association

Notable

Large or well-known companies with headquarters or major operations in LA; sales figures, where shown, are from hoovers.com

  • Avery Dennison: Labels, school and office products; 2011 sales $6 billion; Pasadena
  • Boeing: Airplanes, aerospace, defense; Chicago-headquartered company with California operations including Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc. in El Segundo and Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in Seal Beach; 2011 sales $68.7 billion
  • Disney: The Walt Disney Company; entertainment and media; ABC television, TV and radio stations, movie studios, theme parks; 2011 sales $40.8 billion; Burbank
  • Dole Foods: fresh fruits and vegetables; 2011 sales $7.2 billion; Westlake Village
  • Edison: Edison International; energy and services; units include Southern California Edison; 2011 sales $12.7 billion; Rosemead
  • Kaiser: Kaiser Permanente; health care system; Oakland-based, many southern California employees
  • Mattel: toys; Barbie dolls, Fisher-Price toys, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, American Girl, licensed items; 2011 sales $6.2 billion; El Segundo
  • MGM: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; movies; MGM Pictures and United Artists
  • Nestlé USA: food; beverages (Taster's Choice coffee), ice cream, chocolate, prepared foods (Hot Pockets, PowerBar); Glendale; unit of Nestlé S.A. (Vevey, Switzerland)
  • Northrup Grumman: shipbuilder, defense; California employees, based in Falls Church, VA
  • Occidental Petroleum: oil, gas chemicals; 2011 sales $24.1 billion
  • Paramount: Paramount Pictures; movies; unit of Viacom (New York, NY)
  • Ralphs: Ralphs Grocery Company; food retailer; Compton; unit of Kroger (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Sketchers: footwear; 2011 sales $1.6 billion; Manhattan Beach
  • Sony Pictures: movies and entertainment; television, DVD, digital; unit of Sony (New York, NY)
  • Universal: Universal Studios; movies and theme parks; Universal City; unit of NBC Universal
  • Warner Bros: Movies, TV; unit of Time Warner (New York, NY)

Los Angeles Reference

Works to help you find out more about Los Angeles

Guides

Learn more about LA with online guides that describe area attractions

  • Experience LA: Travel Planning Guide; arts and cultural events, tours, maps, transit information; travel planner for greater Los Angeles
  • LA Downtown News: Los Angeles Downtown
  • Welcome: LA Welcome; a site introducing topics useful for new and established residents including Neighborhoods, Transport, Costs, Weather, Jobs, Destinations, Groups, and a Forum
  • Downtown Landmarks: Los Angeles Downtown
  • WorldWeb: LA guide; from worldweb.com
  • Tourist: LA Tourist; guide to sites, tourist destinations, travel services
  • AOL Guide: LA guide; from AOL
  • Loop Tour: Sightseeing tour map
  • Losangeles.com: Guide; Hotels, Real Estate, Restaurants, and Entertainment
  • LA.com: Guide to LA; includes mailing list for announcements
  • Time Out: What's going on

Indexes

Access online information about LA through general and specialized indexes

  • @LA: Index to LA; categorized listing of web sites for greater Los Angeles
  • Google: Google's entry for LA; part of the Open Web Directory
  • YahooLA: Index to LA; from the folks at yahoo.com
  • Yellow Pages: Search form; find businesses and organizations using the SMARTpages.com directory

General

Find more information related to LA

  • USA index: An index for the United States; resources to help you locate information about activities, events, places, sports, government, media, commerce, and reference information in the USA; You can use this page to locate information on other cities or information you couldn't find here
  • -USA General-: General reference section of USA Index; lookup information in national directories for classified ads, jobs, discussion, or lookup resources
  • craigslist: Yellow pages for Los Angeles
  • Top Jobs LA: Los Angeles entry in jobs search engine
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