Run, Walk & Ride: The LA Chinatown Firecracker is Back

With the recent conclusion of the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon, athletes of all stripes can now turn their attention to another great local sporting event; namely the LA Chintatown Firecracker. Put on each year by the Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, a community-based non-profit organization, the LA Chinatown Firecracker is a fun way to help […]

Holiday Matinee: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join in the fun when the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the holiday favorite, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre (1926) on Broadway. This stop motion musical fantasy tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to Christmas Town and tries to get the resident goblins, bats, and ghouls of Halloween Town […]

Snow Globe Los Angeles

Tweet I just stumbled upon this wonderful short time-lapse film made by LA based filmmaker Colin Mika that captures Los Angeles during the holiday season. According to Mika, “Snow Globe Los Angeles was created using over 4000 still images shot on a custom built camera rig. The effect was achieved using a Canon 5D MII, […]

Unique LA – Locally Made Gifts Just in Time for the Holidays


Looking for unique, hand-made gifts for your friends and family this holiday season? Then make some time this weekend to visit Unique LA, an independent design show created by Angeleno, community leader and designer Sonja Rasula that will feature the work of 325 hand-selected designers and artists.

LA Conservancy’s 2011 Holiday Matinee – 
Miracle on 34th Street


To help usher in the holidays, the Los Angeles Conservancy is sponsoring its sixth annual holiday film matinee. This year, you can bring the entire family to see Miracle on 34th Street (1947), starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Natalie Wood.

July 4th Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand. But where can you go to find a fireworks show near you? There are actually many locations to choose from, as you will see if you check out these two sites, which list fireworks displays around Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Happy 4th!! Fireworks Shows […]

Dedicate a Tree to Mom!


Mother’s Day is May 8th and if you’re like me, you are being bombarded with “special” gift ideas and offers everywhere you look. The problem is, the vast majority of them are tacky, meaningless or both. That’s why I was so pleased to learn about TreePeople’s Tree Dedication program, which enables you give a living tribute to your mother, grandmother or other loved one that will grow and thrive for years to come.