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Only In L.A.

 No doubt about it LA is one unique city!
Check out some of the places and activities that set Los Angeles apart. A sampling, with links to websites where possible, is displayed below. And feel free to add other 'only-in-LA' examples. Send me the link (click for email that comes to yourneighbor) for foodies: Includes a great online newsletter for the food-obsessed:

Celeb retreads at It's a Wrap: Resells clothes from your favorite TV shows and movies. This place is so much fun! Shopping for clothes that have been worn on your favorite movies and TV shows is sooo LA. Every item in this 7,000 sq.-ft shop is marked with its origin from one of 40 current shows and movies. New stock arrives daily. The selection ranges from T-shirts to swankier wear, and it's all at 35-95% off. You have to leave West LA to get there, but it's worth the drive. This is a fun place to take out-of-town guests too. 3315 W. Magnolia Blvd. at California Burbank. 818-567-7366
Festivals in LA County and Surrounding Counties: From the Miracle Mile's Tarfest (really!) to the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster, this site has it all. Find something fun to do this weekend!
Beverly Hills Adult School: You can be just like the kids on Beverly Hills 90210 and go to school at Beverly Hills High School! All kinds of classes for adults are available, from computer skills and art techniques to international cooking and foreign languages and much more:

Bellwood Bakery  in Brentwood Court:11625 Barrington Ct. A real winner -Their coffee cake only made on Thursday and Friday is terrific, pastries, try the vanilla eclaire's, sandwiches and coffee round out your experience - if you are looking to save calories don't go


Stan's Corner Donut Shoppe: It's no secret that LA is a weight-obsessed city. That's why it's so suprising to see a doughnut shop on practically every corner. LA has something like 1 doughnut shop for every 6,000 residents. Stan's has been making carb-counters feel guilty since 1965. If you haven't tried a deep-fried/peanutbutter-filled donut from Stan's , then you haven't experienced one of the true delights of living in West LA. 10948 Weyburn Ave., 310-208-8660:
Toscana in Brentwood 11633 San Vicente Blvd.; Terrific Pasta - for a real treat have them make you the shrimp and calamare appetizer as an entree with   Spaghetti.                                                                    


Activities for Children in LA: This site is loaded with great ideas for expeditions with the kiddies:
Hiking in LA (yes! you actually can!): Despite it's reputation as a conjested urban area, LA has a wide variety of urban hiking spots for all levels of hikers. This site has maps and descriptions of hiking opportunities all over the LA region:
Off-Beat Attractions: LA Bunny Museum anyone? Or Culver City's truly inexplicable Museum of Jurassic Technology? This site lists all kinds of interesting, oddball attractions:
Movie Theatre information: Listings of all the current movies and the many theatres where your favorite flick is playing:
Movie Premieres: Want to dazzle your out-of-town guests? Take them to a star-studded movie premiere! Many of the biggest premieres happen right in Westwood Village. This site lists all the upcoming premieres? now YOU and Aunt Gert can be in the crowd of screaming fans next time your favorite star walks the red carpet in Westwood: