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L.A.’s Best Virtual & In-Person Events This Weekend | Feb. 19 – Feb 21

Los Angeles’s best virtual and in-person events this weekend in February include drive-in film screenings, drive-through food festivals, art exhibitions, conversations with artists, the return of the L.A. Zoo, and so much more. What are your plans for this warm, sunny, but possibly windy weekend in L.A.?

Richard Heller Gallery presents “I’ll Wake Up Older,” the first solo show in California from Hunter Potter. (Photo courtesy of the gallery and artist.)

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Los Angeles’s Best Takeout & Dine-In Valentine’s Day Dinners

Valentine’s Day may be a little different this year for many of us, but several of our favorite restaurants around town are thankfully still here to make the holiday extra special. Whether you are searching for a safe, socially distanced table for your first time dining out in months or hoping for a picnic basket or a decadent seven course meal to-go, this list should have something for everyone. And why not show a little extra support to our friends in the restaurant industry by adding a bottle of bubbly or two, and by tipping as much as you’re able.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cheers! 💕

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The Hollywood Home 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays looking very different this year than in year’s past, and with businesses from booksellers to restaurants in Los Angeles struggling to survive, we designed this holiday shop-small gift guide to help support some of our favorite local Southern California outposts. Many items on this list below can be both ordered for delivery or picked up at the brick and mortar locations if you, like me, are a little late on the holiday shopping this year. These shops reflect everything that makes this city great and are items that you might not find anywhere else from vendors who — after this tumultuous and challenging year — could use a little of your love.

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Vote at the Hollywood Bowl

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Buying and Selling in Los Angeles During Coronavirus

Thinking it might be time to begin shopping for a home? Or selling your current one? But, maybe, like so many would-be house hunters and home sellers out there in Los Angeles right now you have concerns and questions about how Covid-19 has affected the real estate market and how to stay safe and healthy during the home buying and selling process.

The real estate market essentially all but disappeared after the stay-at-home orders in March, and has since slowly, but surely, made a big comeback. Today, in Los Angeles, homes are selling faster than ever before. In fact, the week ending August 1 saw homes selling eight days faster than the same week in 2019. Experts in the industry say changing changing needs during the pandemic and low interest rates have remarkably driven homebuyers to rush to the market. After staying home for months in 2020, many first time home buyers decided it was time for them to take the home ownership journey, while many current owners realized they needed a bigger home, a larger yard, an additional dwelling unit, or that they missed their friends and family back home.

But house hunting might look very different than it did before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Here are a few changes and surprises to anticipate if you are planning to buy or sell during Covid-19 era, which may last into 2021 and beyond.

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The Evolution of the Hollywood Park Casino


In recent months, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been felt across virtually every industry. Across Los Angeles, the restaurant industry was arguably the hardest hit due to stay-at-home orders, but the gaming industry has also suffered from a decline in revenue and a loss of clientele. One of the major casinos in LA that have undergone massive changes is the Hollywood Park Casino. It opened in 1994, and has recently been upgraded to a more modern design, welcoming new members to its renovated doors in 2016. While its original racetrack complex was shut down in 2013, the Hollywood Park complex is going to be supplemented by the opening of the new SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.

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Where You Can Donate to Support the Black Community & the National Movement

Support the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement by donating to these legal aid groups, bail funds, memorials, social services, and more. Highlights and favorites of ours and a long list organized by subject and type of cause can be found below.

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Thousands March in Los Angeles for All Black Lives Matter Protest

An estimated 30,000 Angelenos marched for Sunday, June 14th’s All Black Lives Matter protest. This event was a show of support for the racial justice movement in general and for the LGBTQ+ Black community in particular. The anti-racism solidarity march stretched from Hollywood to West Hollywood. West Hollywood was originally was set to host the LA Pride Parade, as it has every year since 1970, before it was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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The Latest Coronavirus Restrictions on Beaches, Hiking Trails, Parks, & Recreation

On Monday morning, the city of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other civic agencies announced new restrictions on movements due to the coronavirus outbreak. They took the actions amid concerns over people continuing to use trails, beaches, and parks despite orders to stay home when possible and to practice social distancing. Read on for the new closures and bans and what they could mean for Angelenos over the next few weeks or months.

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Highlights from Palm Springs Modernism Week 2020

As heavy rains sweep Los Angeles and Southern California and many of us are hunkering down at home because of the coronavirus, let’s take a look back on sunnier, more celebratory times. In February, the city of Palm Springs held its annual Modernism Week, now in its 15th year. Ten days of mid-century modern mania: house tours, architectural talks, ’50s cooking demonstrations, presentations, films, live music, art shows, and nightly parties. The Hollywood Home was lucky enough to snag quite a few tickets to some of the most popular special events. Take a look below for dozens of photos from Modernism Week, information about some of the area’s most famous residences, and insider information so you can start planning ahead for next year’s sure-to-sell-out annual love letter to all things modernism.

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