Looking for a new place? Here’s an idea try new photo based app Rad Pad, a locally made realty app to help you find a place to live. We’ll be checking this out, for sure.
So, thought you were safe from earthquakes in Hollywood? SIKE: there is a giant faultline essentially down Franklin. What??? This is crazy. Thanks for making us paranoid, LA Times.
February 1 in Chinatown will be the annual Golden Dragon Parade. This is the 115th (!!!) annual parade and will be quite fun, surely activating the neighborhood.
West Hollywood staple Irv’s Burgers was very sadly forced out of their iconic stand after almost seventy years of serving their homestyle eats on Santa Monica. It was a sad happening that inspired protection groups and fundraising campaigns to keep the West Hollywood staple alive. Alas: it did not seem to work.
…or so we thought! Apparently last week, a miracle had happened without anyone really noticing: a new Irv’s Burgers opened. It’s a few blocks from its original location and, while a completely different space, it seems to have carried over the magic and energy of the old space into the new. It also has evolved what they are doing, clarifying and opening up their classic burgering to new Angelenos. What a difference a few blocks makes!
I’ve always been a horror movie fan. When I was younger, I would read about every upcoming horror item produced and would work myself up about specific projects, learning so much about the story and the creative process that actually seeing the movie was underwhelming. It wasn’t scary. There were no thrills. It was a let down: seeing a film fully aware of the ending takes the fun out of the experience. I had to teach myself to start going into theaters blindly, learning as little as possible about the film that I was really excited about. This was a preventative measure: no more spoiling the ending of anything for me.
A similar feeling happened today when entering the new Downtown Los Angeles Ace Hotel. The hotly anticipated LA “game changer” is something every other cool city has—but we don’t. The brand started in the Pacific Northwest with Seattle and Portland outposts and grew to having mega destinations in New York City, London, Panama, and Palm Springs. Stepping foot in the hotel after years and months of waiting for our turn and hearing about a major theatre rehabbing drummed up a ton of buzz for the space. The neighborhood they selected is of course questionable as it is highly transitional and one that undoubtedly was picked because of its proximity to out-of-towners attending expos at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It will be a nice place for them to stay. What does it mean for locals? Well, we have an Ace now.