The 2021 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates online

Meet the world's best writers, poets, and artists from the comfort of your home at the 26th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The 2021 event runs from Saturday, April 17, until Friday, April 23. Here's the schedule in Pacific time. Saturday, April 17 10 a.m. - Festival of Books Kickoff 10:30 a.m. - … Continue reading The 2021 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates online

2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, have been cancelled for the second year in a row, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Staff Reporter Randall Roberts quoted an order Riverside County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, posted on January … Continue reading 2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again

Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Park in Los Angeles

The fountain at Grand Park in Los Angeles (photo credit: NYELA at Grand Park) Los Angeles rang in 2021 last night with a festive celebration, minus a live audience, at Grand Park in Los Angeles. The one-hour, forty-five-minute show called "NYELA" features music from popular local artists, comments from Los Angeles County residents, and a … Continue reading Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Park in Los Angeles

Take a self-guided architectural driving tour in Pasadena

Photo by Cheryl Landes Pasadena is best known for the Rose Bowl, but most people aren't aware that the city has some of the best preserved architecture in California. Los Angeles Times contributor Sharon Boorstin created a guide to 16 sites, ranging from public buildings to mansions, with brief descriptions and directions. She plotted the … Continue reading Take a self-guided architectural driving tour in Pasadena

Venice Electric Light Parade shines on every Sunday night

For five years on Sunday night, visitors to Venice Beach in southern California see a show like no other. Riders bring their bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and anything else with wheels that's human-powered decorated in LED lights for a parade along the beach. Marcus Gladney founded the parade to promote bicycle safety at night and to … Continue reading Venice Electric Light Parade shines on every Sunday night

2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books moves online in October

Photos by Cheryl Landes Usually, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is held at the University of Southern California (USC) campus two days in April, but COVID-19 interfered this year. The festival was postponed, but now it's moving online for four weeks in October. When the festival launches on Sunday, October 18, it will … Continue reading 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books moves online in October

Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II

Mice crash this tea party on the City of Sierra Madre's 2017 Rose Parade float, "The Cat's Away". (photo by Prayitno, Wikimedia Commons) On Thursday, officials for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, announced that the event on New Year's Day 2021 would be cancelled. Ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and the delays in reopening … Continue reading Tournament of Roses Parade cancels for the first time since World War II