Los Angeles & Southern California by Andrea Schulte-Peevers
By Andrea Schulte-Peevers
Notice l. a. & Southern CaliforniaHang onto your Mickey hat whereas careening down area MountainTry on Pamela Anderson's tank best or fashion designer sneakers from Alias hang your sandy toes over a concrete wall and watch a surfer-skater-dog paradeSwirl, sip, enjoy and spit your pinot on a sustainable wine tourIn This Guide:Covers l. a., Disneyland, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree!Three neighborhood authors; 1500 hours of on-the-ground examine; fifty six extra pages; sixty five unique mapsNew Southern California for children bankruptcy full of advice for familiesContent up to date day-by-day - stopover at lonelyplanet.com for up to date reports, updates and vacationer suggestionsWho We AreAt Lonely Planet, we see our task as inspiring and allowing tourists to connect to the area for his or her personal profit and for the good thing about the area at huge. What We Doo we provide tourists the world's richest go back and forth recommendation, educated by means of the collective knowledge of over 350 Lonely Planet authors residing in 37 international locations and fluent in 70 languages.o we're relentless find the detailed, the original and different for guests anywhere they are.oWe replace our guidebooks by way of traveling millions of areas in individual to get the main points correct and inform it because it is.o We constantly provide the depended on filter out if you happen to are curious, open minded and independent.o We problem our growing to be neighborhood of tourists; prime debate and dialogue approximately commute and the world.o We inform it love it is with out worry or prefer in provider of the tourists; now not clouded by way of the other motive.What We BelieveWe think that shuttle ends up in a deeper cultural figuring out and compassion and accordingly a greater world."Lonely Planet publications are a must-pack." (Toronto megastar)
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Food Fortunately, California cuisine is all about being local, organic and seasonal, so eating like a ‘locavore’ shouldn’t be a tall order. com for a complete list), as do organic food stores such as Whole Foods or Wild Oats. Choose restaurants that make use of organic produce whenever possible and only order fish, seafood or meat that’s from sustainable sources. Bottled water shipped over from Fiji or France? No thank you, filtered tap will be fine (and cheaper). If carrying a bottle of water, refill it in restrooms or at water fountains.
Public transport is woefully inadequate, so everyone hits the freeway where average ‘rush hour’ speed is a whopping 17mph. ’ The current mayor of Los Angeles – Antonio Villaraigosa, himself of Mexican descent – is a fellow with bold ideas about social initiatives and it’s extremely difficult to envision a return to the infamous ‘Zoot Suit Riots’ of the ’40s or the uproar that followed the ‘all-white jury’ verdict in the Rodney King beating case. You may be astonished to see the ethnic and racial mix of colleagues and friends walking along boulevards and beaches or gathering for meals together in SoCal’s plethora of world cuisine restaurants.
Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974) stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in the story of Los Angeles’ early-20th-century water wars. Robert Towne’s brilliant screenplay deftly navigates the shrewd deceptions that made Los Angeles what it is today. Return to beginning of chapter MOVIES The film industry – or simply the ‘Industry,’ as it’s known in LA – has done much to promote California’s image throughout the country and the world. As film, and later TV, became the predominant entertainment medium of the 20th century, California moved to center stage in the world of popular culture.