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29 Secret Gardens and Green Spaces Hidden Around LA - Curbed LA

The word on Los Angeles is that's it's all asphalt and fenced-off yards, but joke's on the haters, 'cause we've got Griffith and the Getty and, even better, a network of little under-the-radar parks and gardens and labyrinths where anyone can steal away for a little peace among nature. It's …

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In Los Angeles

So when it comes to cool businesses, they probably know what they're doing.<p>We found the 22 coolest small businesses in L.A., from a speakeasy-style bubble tea bar to a specialty hot sauce shop.<p><i>Amelia Acosta contributed to this story.</i>

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15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

The US Airports With The Cheapest Average Airfares

In Los Angeles? Instead of flying out of LAX (where an average flight costs $465), you may want to book a flight out of Long Beach Airport (LGB), where the average airfare costs just $216.<p>Cheapflights.com just released their fourth annual Airport Affordability Index, which ranks popular airports …

Obama Turns To Comedians To Promote Health Coverage

Who needs jocks when you've got Jennifer Hudson and Amy Poehler?<p>That seems to be the message coming out of the White House following a star-studded meeting yesterday led by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Its mission: Figure out how to help promote the Affordable Care Act.<p>Among those …

REPORT: PROSECUTORS PLAN TO FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HEDGE FUND SAC

BIG report from WSJ.<p>Reporters Jenny Strasburg and Michael Rothfeld say that prosecutors are set to file criminal charges against the hedge fund SAC Capital.<p>The planned charges against SAC would mark the culmination of a yearslong probe into suspected securities fraud at one of the biggest, most …

Scores reported killed in Syria army ambush

Syrian government forces have ambushed rebel fighters in a strategic suburb of the capital Damascus, killing at least 49 people, activists said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Tuesday reported that the opposition fighters were killed near Adra, a town which saw heavy fighting when …