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Is your garden going native?

Tap into horticulturist expertise and exquisite plants at the Growing Native Veterans Garden at the VA Greater LA Health Care System. Free workshops all year long, too!

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Evan Ross lists his house with Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group in Hollywood Hills West for sale

Evan Ross of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” films has listed his house in Hollywood Hills West at $1.499 million with Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group.

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Aaron Kirman lists modernist masterpiece Richard Neutra-designed home in Hollywood Hills

Modernist architectural master Richard Neutra called this 1936 Hollywood Hills home his favorite of the period. Now, after a painstaking seven-year restoration, the home, a designated cultural heritage monument, is ready to delight a new owner. Listed for $3.5M, perched o...

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Bob and Dolores Hope Estate listed at $23 million with Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group

The 5.21-acre Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake is back on the market at $23 million listed with Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group, known as Mr. Toluca Lake for his untiring involvements in community activities and his insider’s knowledge of the area. He is the t...

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Aaron Kirman and Mimi Starrett offer spectacular Morocco-inspired desert estate for $24.5 million

Inspired by the exquisite design, open spaces, and carefree living of Marrakech riads, or courtyard estates, a cutting-edge architectural team and a group of skilled Moroccan craftsmen spent four years creating Casbah Cove in Palm Desert. Set high on a hill on the Canyons...

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From Dorothy's pinafore to Darth's cape

Just a few more weeks to catch the final showing of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s breathtaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume. It’s an unforgettable dazzler.

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¡Figaro! (90210)

LA Opera’s world premiere of the work the New York Times called “blasphemous, brilliant… realistically contemporary and timelessly comic.” At Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Janaury 16 – 18.

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LA Art Show Turns 20 This Month

200,000 square feet of art in over 120 galleries: good thing it’s on for five days. See it January 14 – 18.

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John Aaroe Group Sells Most Expensive House Ever In Beverly Hills To Swedish Billionaire And Game Developer For $70 Million

Markus Persson who sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion wins bidding war for fantasy estate. A Beverly Hills mansion that has been widely publicized with much celebrity and international buyer interest, triggering a bidding war, has been sold to Swedish billi...

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Best Valley skating under the sky

Just because we get so much sun doesn’t mean we can’t cut the outdoor ice — at least a couple of months a year. In fact, two Valley rinks made laist’s list of eight top outdoor skating meccas. Quick, before it melts: grab those blades and head for Woodland Hills or Burban...