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DTLA for kids? Elementary!

If you think of Downtown LA as mostly grownup restaurants, offices and nightclubs, you haven’t been paying attention. There’s a kaleidoscope of fun things for kids to explore in DTLA — and we guarantee not one of them will be ordinary. Here are ten examples to get you started.

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In Place: Encino

Not all celebrity Encino owners turn their homes into European fantasies. But the city has been known as the Bedroom of the Stars since Al Jolson was mayor in the 1930s. Movie, music and sports names have long been attracted the peace and solitude of this central Valley community set on green...

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Our personal reading hero

We couldn’t be prouder of Pasadena Aaroe Estates Director Carrie Benuska! Inspired by the annual Read Across America program, she spearheaded the first annual Realtors Read Across PASadena. Carrie organized the recruitment of more than 85 participants from nine local real estate firms to read...

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2 hours. 6 blocks. 130 years.

Explore Santa Monica as you’ve never seen it before — from the saloon that doubled as its first city hall (hey, it was 1875) to the Streamline Moderne theater that ended up anchoring Third Street Promenade. The tour takes off every Saturday morning at 10 with the Santa Monica Conservancy.

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The LA mosaic, one bite at a time

Burnt out from binge-watching House of Cards? May we suggest the perfect palate cleanser: City of Gold, the new documentary that follows LA Times Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold into the nooks and crannies of Greater LA’s cultural and culinary scene. This is far more...

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In the Top 10 again

The Los Angeles Business Journal just published its 2016 list of the top residential real estate firms in LA County —and in a Top 20 heavy with national corporate companies, our local LA independent firm ranked number 6 for transactions and number 9 for sales volume. We increased our sales volume...

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Star Trek: Voyager Jeri Ryan's love letter to France is listed by Aaron Kirman and Alan Taylor of John Aaroe Group

From 18th-Century columns and stone fireplace to reclaimed tiles and cobblestones, ardent Francophile Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Leverage, Boston Legal) overlooked no detail in transforming her 1.44-acre Encino property into an homage to a classic country French estate. Now her showpiece is...

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Hollywood Bowl 2016

Whether your tastes tend more toward John Williams or Weird Al, it’s never too early to nab your tickets for the best of the Bowl. Here’s a link to the fast-scan rundown, so you can reserve the seats you want before they’re sold out. 

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The Transformation of Museum Row

From the just-unveiled Petersen Automotive Museum and the landmark redesign of LACMA to the futuristic new Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an array of residential towers and more, the metamorphosis of Wilshire between Fairfax and Ogden is taking shape. KCET takes a look at what might...

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