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Leave your car at home and explore the beach with free trolley rides in Los Angeles

Planning to hit the beaches in Orange County this summer? Leave the car at home and jump on a free trolley instead. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can ride free trolleys in Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, and Newport Balboa Peninsula. These trolleys make beach trips in Los Angeles, easy, without the hassle of parking or gas costs. The Newport Balboa Peninsula trolley runs on Saturdays and Sundays from May 25 to September 2. With 22 stops, you can check out places like Balboa Village & Fun Zone and Lido Marina Village.

Leave your car at home and explore the beach with free trolley rides in Los Angeles
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LA, want a slice of reality TV? New Bravo pop-up has you covered

Los Angeles and New York City are gearing up to welcome a new Bravo TV-themed cocktail bar experience called the Diamonds and Rosé Experience. Expected to draw reality TV enthusiasts, this immersive bar will officially open on August 2 in New York City and on August 9 in Los Angeles. The Diamonds and Rosé Experience is created by Bucket Listers, known for their Malibu Barbie Cafe in NYC and The Golden Girls Kitchen in Miami. This new attraction targets fans of Bravo TV’s reality shows, offering themed cocktails and mocktails named after popular programs. Expect drinks like the Pumptini, reminiscent

LA, want a slice of reality TV? New Bravo pop-up has you covered
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Wholesome family activities to fill your perfect Sunday in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is well-known for its glitz and glamor, but it also offers plenty of free things to do for everyone. Whether you love big parks or cultural landmarks, L.A. has some amazing free activities to enjoy on a Sunday. The Original Farmers Market in West Hollywood has around 100 shops and eateries. Entry is free, but the tempting treats like Nonna’s Empanadas might make you want to spend some money. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) lets L.A. County residents in for free after 3 p.m. on weekdays, and everyone gets in free on the second Tuesday

Wholesome family activities to fill your perfect Sunday in Los Angeles
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From Napa to Temecula: Why planning your next wine tour here is a must

Temecula, CA – With nearly 50 wineries producing award-winning vintages, Temecula Valley has quietly become a premier wine destination ovewine cr the past five decades. Located in Riverside County just 60 miles from San Diego, Temecula offers a more relaxed wine country experience compared to storied regions like Napa.  Mediterranean varietals like Tempranillo, Sangiovese, and Vermentino thrive in Temecula’s hot days and cool nights. The ocean breeze and elevation changes create ideal growing conditions. Small family vineyards dot the countryside along with several mid-sized operations like Callaway, Leoness, and Wiens Family Cellars.  Wiens Family Cellars features 150 acres of vineyards

From Napa to Temecula: Why planning your next wine tour here is a must
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Snoop Dogg look-alike mannequin fools no one: CHP's latest traffic stop

Santa Fe Springs, CA- A driver in California was caught off guard when pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for driving in the carpool lane with a mannequin posing as a passenger in the front seat. According to the Santa Fe Springs division of the CHP, the driver’s attempt to bypass traffic by using a dummy resulted in the issuance of a ticket. The story surfaced after CHP’s Santa Fe Springs office shared the encounter on social media. The post showed a picture of the mannequin, sporting a black hoodie and sunglasses, seated in the front. Many are curious,

Snoop Dogg look-alike mannequin fools no one: CHP's latest traffic stop
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Sun, sand, and serenity: Unveiling LA's best-kept beach secrets

With miles of coveted coastline, some of the best beaches in Los Angeles are the most sought after for sunning, surfing and simply enjoying the sand and sea. From celebrity-studded Malibu to laidback Long Beach, these sun-kissed havens offer the quintessential SoCal lifestyle. As summer approaches, Angelenos look forward to more carefree days enjoying the ultimate luxury: a wealth of beloved beaches. Here is the list of the best beaches in Los Angeles you can’t miss this summer. Santa Monica ranks as the crown jewel despite its reputation for being overcrowded and expensive. Its iconic Santa Monica Pier, bustling Third

Sun, sand, and serenity: Unveiling LA's best-kept beach secrets
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California’s top lakes for houseboating, serenity, and scenic vistas

Sun, sand, and surf may define California for many, but some of the Golden State’s most beloved gems actually lie inland— the gorgeous lakes in California. From local weekend retreats to far-flung getaways, these shimmering waters promise everything from thrilling water sports to blissful relaxation amid pine-scented Sierra air or desert breezes. John Smith, director of the California Tourism Board told CNN Travel that “while known for its Pacific Ocean beaches and ritzy coastal towns, California harbors over 1,400 pristine lakes and reservoirs where visitors can bask in the summer sun.” The largest lake in California, Shasta Lake, offers perfect

California’s top lakes for houseboating, serenity, and scenic vistas
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Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%

The average rate on a 30-year mortgage dipped this week to just below 7% for the first time since mid April, a modest boost for home shoppers navigating a housing market dampened by rising prices and relatively few available properties

Long-term mortgage rates ease for third straight week, dipping to just below 7%
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Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility

The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison abused incarcerated women

Feds face trial over prison guards' abuse of incarcerated women at now-shuttered California facility
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UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations

The police chief at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been reassigned amid criticism of his handling of campus demonstrations

UCLA police chief reassigned following criticism over handling of campus demonstrations
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The ultimate guide to L.A.'s legendary Sunset strip: Where to stay, eat, drink and play

The Sunset Boulevard in L.A, stretching 22 miles from the bright lights of Hollywood to the crashing waves of Malibu, epitomizes the Southern California dream. It links two crown jewels of Los Angeles. Along the way, it goes through the luxurious homes of Beverly Hills, the posh neighborhoods of Bel Air, the holy grounds of UCLA, and the stately neighborhoods of Brentwood, giving a classic picture of the glamorous life in this area. Tracing its origins to 1877 when land baron Horace H. Wilcox subdivided his 20+ acre parcel along an old cattle path dubbed Sunset Boulevard, this fabled road

The ultimate guide to L.A.'s legendary Sunset strip: Where to stay, eat, drink and play
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Tofu stews and noodle nirvana: Exploring LA's Korean culinary gems

Los Angeles is home to various Korean restaurants that provide a delightful culinary journey, blending centuries-old recipes with contemporary twists. These establishments ensure an authentic experience for both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to Korean cuisine. Food lovers can embark on an exploration through tofu stews, hand-cut noodles, and innovative fusion dishes, often stepping away from familiar prepackaged instant noodles for a richer and more satisfying experience. Take Surawon Tofu House, for instance. They make their own homemade tofu—none of that manufactured nonsense. With their organic, non-GMO soybeans, they create bowls of soondubu that will have you craving for more. On

Tofu stews and noodle nirvana: Exploring LA's Korean culinary gems
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Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state Assembly

The California Senate has passed a set of ambitious reparations proposals Tuesday

Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state Assembly
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New cars in California could alert drivers for breaking the speed limit

A bill before California lawmakers would require new cars sold in the state in coming years to beep a warning whenever drivers exceed the speed limit by at least 10 mph

New cars in California could alert drivers for breaking the speed limit
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California congressman urges closer consultation with tribes on offshore wind

A California congressman says tribes should be more involved in the decision-making process for the development of the first offshore wind farms along the West Coast

California congressman urges closer consultation with tribes on offshore wind
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Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life have chosen to unionize following a three-day vote

Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union
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Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

A decades-old landslide that’s rapidly accelerating has forced the dismantling of an iconic Southern California chapel known for its glass frame built among soaring redwoods and sweeping Pacific Ocean views

Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son
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The insider's guide for maximizing Disney magic

Disneyland’s storied history spans generations, but even after completing its 100th year, devoted fans feel that the park harbors countless undiscovered delights. From winding shortcuts onto classic rides to dining’s covert culinary options, we compiled the choicest under-the-radar Disney secrets and a list of things to do in Disneyland to help you plan the ultimate adventure.  The magic starts in plain sight with the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. While queueing up outside, eagle-eyed guests may notice a conspicuous well with a stern warning sign: “Do Not Pull Rope.” But those daring visitors who tug anyway unlock an exciting surprise

The insider's guide for maximizing Disney magic
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Uncover the hidden gems: A guide to LA's most unique swimming holes

Nestled in California’s majestic forests and canyons lies a siren call for adventure-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Discover LA’s hidden swimming holes, offering adventure and peace from the soon to be summer heat. As temperatures rise and Angelenos start to seek alternatives to crowded beaches, hidden gems like Eaton Canyon Falls and Bridge to Nowhere lure hordes with their Instagram-worthy beauty. It’s no wonder why. “It’s an oasis that seems almost too good to be true,” says Sara Sampson, 37, an avid hiker who commonly explores trails surrounding the inland swimming holes. “You hike for over an hour, sweat pouring in

Uncover the hidden gems: A guide to LA's most unique swimming holes
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The latest hot spot for illegal border crossings is San Diego. But routes change quickly

U.S. figures show that San Diego became the busiest corridor for illegal crossings in April

The latest hot spot for illegal border crossings is San Diego. But routes change quickly
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California to make $3.3 billion available for mental health, substance use treatment centers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the state will make $3.3 billion available by July for counties and private developers to start building more behavior health treatment centers

California to make $3.3 billion available for mental health, substance use treatment centers
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Traveling to LA this summer? Survive LAX with these top dining, shopping, and entertainment secrets

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facilitates over 80 million travelers annually as one of the world’s busiest airports. Connecting people domestically and globally, LAX is a critical transportation nexus. However, the vast airport’s sprawling terminals prove notoriously challenging to navigate, especially given the tremendous passenger volumes seen all year long. Although LAX’s sheer scale coupled with swirling crowds can overwhelm visitors initially, the airport actually contains an impressive array of quality restaurants, bars, shops and recreational facilities tucked away inside its terminals. Weary travelers can comfortably pass the time enjoying LAX’s food, drinks and amusements before flights. This insider’s guide

Traveling to LA this summer? Survive LAX with these top dining, shopping, and entertainment secrets
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LA's top romantic hotspots for date night

Love is in the air in Los Angeles, a city filled with romantic secrets perfect for a first date. From cozy wine bars tucked away in Chinatown to beachside, LA offers no shortage of spots primed to sweep that special someone off their feet.  According to a recent report by local dating service Lasting Connections, over two-thirds of Angelenos believe ambiance is a key factor when selecting a restaurant for a big date night. Candlelight, garden patios, and roaring fireplaces set the mood, while exceptional food and drink inspire memorable evenings that launch relationships into the long term. “A good

LA's top romantic hotspots for date night
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US power and natgas prices turn negative in Texas, California and Arizona

U.S. spot power and natural gas prices turned negative in Texas, California and Arizona for Tuesday as pipeline maintenance trapped gas in the Permian Shale in West Texas

US power and natgas prices turn negative in Texas, California and Arizona
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Ditch the 405 for the open road: L.A.'s top road trip destinations

With Summer right around the corner, life opens up many fun weekend getaways, many of which are just a short drive from Los Angeles. From the calming vibe of Palm Springs to the misty redwood groves of Big Sur, the Golden State offers a wide range of possibilities. With such a diverse range of choices spanning the region, venturing out of the city provides the perfect opportunity to escape to the congestion and commotion of urban living. The drive is just long enough to reach a trip to Ventura, a perfect weekend gateway and an unhurried beach community with small-town

Ditch the 405 for the open road: L.A.'s top road trip destinations

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