Nicole Nash Reps Sony Co-Pres on Hollywood Condo Sale

Nicole Nash of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer and seller for Sony Co-President’s Hollywood Condo.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (August 16, 2019)- Earlier this month Nicole Nash accomplished a double win in the real estate category. Representing both the buyer and the seller, she closed sale on stylish Hollywood condo. The three-bedroom abode belonged to co-president of Sony Pictures, Jason Clodfelter and sold in about three weeks of hitting the market.

The listing received press during and after the sale with the LA Times reporting on the closed deal.  Used as an investment property by Clodfelter, the home received well over several offers after being listed in June. One look at the updated unit and it’s no wonder, it was a hot ticket on the market.

The home has 1,510 square feet of living space and features an open floor plan and updated kitchen. The master suite boost a large walk-in closet with custom shelving and the dining area opens to a serene balcony space.

Another impressive note, is that the listing sold for $46,00 more than the original asking price. The closing deal was $795,000 which is amazing considering the median range for the area.

Jason Clodfelter along with co-president Chriss Parnell have been at the helm of development for successful shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Blacklist”.

About Nicole Nash

Nicole Nash has business skills in her blood as the daughter of an estate jeweler and the niece of Hollywood producer. Nicole has always recognized the value of making positive business contacts. Priding herself on relationships, she is highly adept at forming loyal affiliations. Nicole has enthusiasm, knowledge and genuine love for the city that she sells.

About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers. Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California. This including luxury real estate markets. The company’s multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the press. Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Operated under the direction and vision of a single owner, Rodeo Realty stands today as one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation

LA Eats: The Best Food Trucks in L.A.

Whether you’re craving a morning nosh or lunchtime reprieve, these food trucks are sure to satisfy. With LA having a bounty of delicious meals on wheels throughout the city, we tracked down some notable favs. So save your appetite for the best food trucks in L.A.! Your tastebuds will thank you later!!

Kogi BBQ

Various locations

Roy Choi’s Kogi truck is almost undisputedly the leader of the Twitter food truck revolution in LA. Still an absolute powerhouse of creative fusion cooking, his culinary masterpieces lead to the nationwide trend of wrapping, like, everything in a corn tortilla.
Where to find it: From West LA to Whittier, Kogi goes everywhere. Keep an eye on its stops here.

Prince of Venice

Santa Monica

No, seriously, this pasta-heavy truck is indeed owned by a real-life royalty. The dapper Prince Emanuele Filiberto, grandson of grandson of Umberto II, the last guy to ever serve as King of Italy. Filiberto’s idea was to combine Italian imports like flour, olive oil, and truffles with locally sourced California ingredients to create housemade noodles and rustic sauces and then sell it all out of a truck… as princes so often do. The result is excellent fresh pasta dishes like bucatini all’amatriciana, and orecchiette in an almond-spiked pesto, along with take-home jars of vibrant Bolognese.
Where to find it: Usually on the Westside, but sometimes LACMA or elsewhere; check the weekly schedule before heading out.

Jogasaki Sushi Burrito

Various locations

The self-proclaimed “Home of the Original Sushi Burrito,” and deservedly so. The massive rolls are like amazing poke bowls minus the chopsticks. Grab a Spicy Salmon Delight, with spicy salmon, avocado, and cucumber wrapped with sushi rice and soy paper. The Spicy Tuna Nachos are actually spicy tuna and avocado on a bed of Doritos (yup) with eel sauce.
Where to find it: Another truck that’s always on the move, you’ll want to check Jogasaki’s schedule ahead of time.


Mandoline Grill

Various locations

The long-running Mandoline’s bánh mì are some of the best truck bites in the city, with choices of tasty grilled pork, Hawaiian BBQ chicken, or lemongrass tofu. You can also pop any of those proteins in a taco, a bun, or even on top of tortilla chips, with scallions, jalapeño, mint, cilantro, and Sriracha aioli for some Vietnamese nacho action.
Where to find it
: Office-heavy areas like Burbank and Century City at lunch, and special events like the Eat|See|Hear outdoor movie nights for dinner. Check the schedule for specifics.

Mariscos Jalisco

Boyle Heights

The long-serving, Gold-beloved Mariscos Jalisco is an unassuming Boyle Heights-based seafood truck that sneakily serves up some of the best Mexican seafood in all of LA (and opened its first restaurant in Pomona last year). MJ’s tostadas, shrimp tacos, and ceviches are now the stuff of legend, thanks to a fiercely loyal following and nearly unbeatable prices. It’s best known for its decadent deep-fried shrimp tacos but you cannot leave without getting the Poseidon tostada – a smorgasbord of offerings including the glossy shrimp aguachile, citrus-heavy ceviche, and meaty chunks of octopus along with somehow-always-perfect avocado and cucumber all atop a crisped-up corn tortilla.
Where to find it: 3040 E Olympic Blvd, 9am to 6pm daily

Let’s Be Frank

Culver City

Sue Moore, one of the geniuses behind Let’s Be Frank, used to be the meat forager at Chez Panisse. If that’s not enough to convince you that this next-level hot dog cart (OK it’s not a truck, but whatever, it’d be wrong not to include it) is worth your time, then we don’t know what is. The meat is family farmed, humanely raised, much cleaner, and just as delicious as your typical street meat.
Where to find itHelms Bakery Complex from 11:30am to 3:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays only

The Lobos Truck

Various locations

Lobos’ waffle fry nachos are among the best in LA, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have more to offer. If you’re not getting all up in said nachos, you can also get all up in one of their monster burgers (like the Big Lobo, with two Angus patties, Cheddar, Jack, a fried egg, guac, and tomato on brioche), some fresh salads, or some Spicy Mac (mac & cheese with completely homemade, completely kickass Diablo sauce). And do we even need to tell you to finish it off with a salted caramel bacon brownie? We don’t, right? We don’t.
Where to find it: Lobos is mainly booked via private events, so you’ll need to contact the crew.

Leo’s Taco Truck

Various locations

You’ll love anything you get from this taco institution, but you probably won’t love anything more than the al pastor that’s made Leo’s such a fan favorite. You’ll see it getting sliced from the trompo, a huge, vertical gas grill. Served with pineapple, it’s truly one of the tastiest tacos in the city — and at $1, one of the cheapest as well.
Where to find it: With eight trucks open until the wee hours, you’ll be able to easily score a taco when you need it.

Dinas Dumpling

Various locations

The eye-catching pink truck offers a gloriously streamlined menu of five types of multi-hued Chinese scratch-made dumplings daily. These include beet-red beef, a carrot-orange chicken variety, and mushroom-and-tofu dumplings made of spinach-spiked dough. While it used to be mainly Pasadena-based, you can now catch Dinas rolling through Hollywood, Culver City, Burbank, and beyond.
Where to find it: Often outside big offices like Cartoon Network in Burbank or feeding the Silicon Beach set in Playa Vista. Also at NoHo’s Vegan Sunday fest. Check the truck’s Twitter page for the latest locations, or view the projected schedule here.

Merci Clement Truck

Various locations

What’s better than velvety gelato on a scorching summer-in-LA day? When said gelato comes on a stick, of course. The truck of treats (which now operates a brick-and-mortar outpost in Santa Monica) offers straight-laced flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut in addition to swirled varietals of strawberry cheesecake and tiramisu and artsy popsicles dipped in flavored praline crunch or chocolate-spiked graham crackers. Non-dairy types can also get in on the action with vegan sorbet sticks, all on display in the gleaming glass case.
Where to find it: Frequently wheeling and dealing in front Little Tokyo’s Japanese Village Plaza, though they don’t seem to give much of a heads up on social media.

Ricky’s Fish Tacos

Los Feliz

If you want to make a living selling Baja-style fish tacos, it certainly helps to be born in raised in the seaside town of Ensenada, as owner Ricky Piña was. His fish and shrimp tacos (the only two types the truck typically offers) are some of the best in the city, and that light-and-crunchy batter is a big part of what makes them so dreamy, done up with classic crema, pico de gallo, and cabbage on a white corn tortilla. You can take down these tacos five days a week under the Hyperion overpass.
Where to find it3201 Riverside Drive, Wednesday through Sunday afternoons.

The Rooster 

Venice, Mar Vista

If it’s your first time, you’ll want to go straight for the Rico Suave: a hefty flour tortilla loaded with greasy-crunchy Tater Tots tasty ingredients like bacon, a Cheddar-cotija blend, over-medium egg. You could also do an avocado brioche toast, bacon, egg & cheese sandwich on ciabatta, or an egg-topped wagyu burger.
Where to find itWeekends only. Out front of Blue Bottle Coffee on Abbot Kinney in Venice on Saturdays from 7:30am to 2:30pm, and on Sundays at the Mar Vista Farmers Market from 9am to 2pm.

Steamy Bun Truck

Various locations

If you stuff it they will come sounds like the perfect motto for this popular bun truck. Filling its puffy steamed dough with everything from traditional pork belly to a soy-and-hoisin-infused angus burger patty, can we say yum! You can also load up on sides of shrimp chips, egg rolls, chicken empanadas, and the Footine fries piled with Japanese beef curry, gravy, sour cream, and Sriracha. Good God.
Where to find it: At the Hollywood Night Market on Thursday evenings, Abbot Kinney First Fridays, and other festivals and events. Keep an eye on the truck on Twitter.

Bad Chkn


Opened by three culinary school pals, Bad Chkn now parks in front of a body shop in Glendale most nights. If you want to skip the sandwich, try the Cheddar-and-chive-grits poppers served with beer-battered shrimp and tossed in the same super hot sauce. They’ve also got wings, loaded crinkle-cut fries, and fancy truffle upgrades. Is it a crazy idea to launch a first-time food truck in 2019? These guys are gonna find out.
Where to find it: Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 2pm at 1933 S Broadway, Downtown LA, and 6:30pm to 10pm at 801 S Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale.

Weekend Events: August 16-18

Is it just us or does summer seem shorter the older you get? Regardless of that small nuance, it’s all the more reason to celebrate the sunny season. Don’t let the summer days pass you by without some necessary LA excitement. Spend you weekend off the 405 and at one of these fun-filled events we’ve listed below. Your social life will thank you!

Friday, August 16

Jurassic Park in Concert

Location: The Hollywood Bowl

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park arrives at the Bowl. Pitting man against prehistoric predators is the ultimate battle for survival. Experience it now, projected in HD with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Take on the Hollywood Bowl like a true Angeleno with our Out & About: Hollywood Bowl Guide!

Click here for more info. 

Jazz at LACMA: Gilbert Castellanos

Location: LACMA

Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians! Jazz at LACMA is presented Friday evenings from April to November. Southern California trumpet virtuoso, Gilbert Castellanos, makes music that sounds effortless. Recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, Castellanos has established himself as one of the nation’s most inventive improvisers in stirring live performance.

Click here for more info.  

Comedy Night at Downtown LA Winery

Location: San Antonio Winery & Restaurant

Wine a little and laugh a lot – Comedy Night at The Winery is back by popular demand! Perfect for a lighthearted date night or laughter-filled evening with friends, join us for a dinner, wine, and a show in our richly decorated Vintage Room and Cellar. Both wine and laughter will be flowing. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Click here for more info. 

Saturday, August 17

Kids Food Festival

Location: Kidpspace Children’s Museum

New York City’s famous Kids Food Fest is coming to L.A.! Kidspace and The Creative Kitchen are teaming up for this interactive weekend to inspire healthy living and to teach how to make balanced food choices. Launch the new school year with tips for healthy lunches and family cooking recipes, try some yoga poses, and register for a Future Foodie cooking class.

Click here fore more info.

KCON 2019

Location: Staples Center

KCON is the first convention dedicated to “All Things Hallyu”. The convention was created so that fans could have the opportunity to interact with Korean entertainment and culture as a community. What makes KCON a wonderfully special event? It gives fans the valuable experience of interacting with each other and established artists in a fun, personal fashion.

Click here for more info.

Steps for the Earth 2019 Tzu Chi USA Walk

Location: Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

Mark your calendars for Tzu Chi USA’s first ever annual walk. Show solidarity for and commitment to a greener Earth and more resilient communities. Whether you walk, run, or bike, they’re determined to make every step count. The event features delicious vegetarian food for purchase, music performance, exhibition, walkathon, candlelight prayer ceremony and other activities.

Click here for more info.

37th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Airshow

Location: Camarillo Airport

The Camarillo Wings Association will host this year’s 37th Annual “Wings Over Camarillo” Air Show. Presented by California Aeronautical University, this year’s event will feature aerial performances starting at noon. This year’s airshow also includes aerobatic performances from classic warbirds from the CAF, military aircraft, experimental aircraft, antique cars and motorcycles and more, as well as a variety of food and street vendors.

Click here for more info.

Sunday, August 18

Music for a Summer Afternoon

Location:1049 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village

The Westlake Village Music Society will present their concert titled “Music for a Summer Afternoon”. Featured performers will be Armen Anassian – violin, Dana Rouse – mezzo soprano, and Christine De Klotz – piano. Anassian is a concertmaster with the Los Angeles Opera; Rouse is a voice professor at Cal Lutheran University who performs regularly as a chorister and soloist. DeKlotz plays with chamber music ensembles and accompanies local choral groups, including the Village Voices Chorale.

For more information, call (805) 497-7884.
826LA@Hammer: Little Chicken Explorers: A Picture Book Workshop

Location: Hammer Museum

Why did the chicken cross the road? You’ll find the answer in this picture-book workshop. We’ll provide you with a tiny baby chicken toy model, and you’ll create an illustrated story about a freshly hatched baby chick’s grand adventure. Kim Adelman is a nonfiction author who wrote a book about chick flicks.

Click here for more info.

Syncopated Ladies

Location: Skirball Cultural Center

Close out the season with the all-female tap dance band Syncopated Ladies. The Dance group was founded by Emmy Award–nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold. Receiving praise by megastar Beyoncé for their tap dance tribute to her hit song “Formation” is a show not to be missed! The Syncopated Ladies won the first dance crew battle on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Click here for more info. 

Jen Meyers Reps Rodeo Realty as JNF Golf Tournament Sponsor

The JNF annual golf tournament , held annually, raised funds for a variety of projects donated to by the non-profit.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (August 9, 2019)– For the third year in a row, Rodeo Realty’s Jen Meyers gave back to the JNF. Sponsoring the 4th hole of the Riviera Country Club, Jen spent the day out on the course for a good cause. The iconic Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades has hosted one U.S. Open, two PGA Championships, and a U.S. Senior Open, in addition to serving as the perennial site of the PGA Genesis Open.

This is the 29th Annual Golf Classic held by JNF (Jewish National Fund) with this years event featuring famed comedian Larry Miller as entertainment. Larry Miller has appeared in over 100 film and television shows like Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries,  and 10 Things I Hate About You to name a few. He currently hosts the weekly podcast The Larry Miller Show, where he unleashes a barrage of humor about the absurdities of everyday life.

When asked about sponsoring the event Jen had this to say about giving back, “I am proud to sponsor the 4th hole for The Jewish National Fund Golf Tournament at The Riviera Country Club for the 3rd year in a row. Such a fabulous day at one of the best golf courses in our country for such an amazing cause! Love my office today! Perfect day on the golf course!”

This is just one of the many ways in which Jen Meyers continues to contribute to her community, not just as an agent but as a dedicated Angeleno.
About Jen Meyers
Jennifer uses her experience and knowledge to find the perfect dream home for her clients. She gets to know exactly what each client is looking for, and feels there is no greater satisfaction then to find the perfect home. Jennifer has worked for a real estate finance company as a mortgage consultant and for a commercial real estate firm in Beverly Hills as well. With her well-rounded experience of the industry, Jennifer stands out from the rest! Her professional and personable characteristics allow Jennifer to build and maintain strong relationships, which explains why she continues to get referrals and repeat business from her clients.Jennifer grew up in Potomac, Maryland and graduated from The University of Florida with a Business degree & a minor in Spanish. She is very involved in the Gator Alumni Association. She lived in Seville, Spain during her junior year of college (she is fluent in Spanish) and spent her junior year at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Jennifer is very passionate in supporting numerous charities by hosting and producing comedy benefits all around Los Angeles, raising thousands of dollars. She is dedicated, sincere, and has worked with clients from all over the world! If you are looking to buy, sell or lease, contact Jennifer Cara Meyers!
About JNF
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. A registered 501(c)(3) organization, Jewish National Fund is recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc. No other Jewish organization meets all these standards.
About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news through several television networks, online sites and publications.

Operated under the direction and vision of a single owner, Rodeo Realty stands today as one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation, while still maintaining the friendly approach of the neighborhood REALTOR®. As the largest independent real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills and operating throughout the Los Angeles area, with the highest sales volume, Rodeo Realty has the resources to provide the best tools in the industry to deliver the very best results.

LA Eats: Former Film Locations

With films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood making a splash this summer. Let’s take a tour around Los Angeles to other famous eateries that have been immortalized on the big screen. Here are 10 restaurants where famous tales have unfolded in film and television! 


Location: 6099 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Located on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax is the former coffee shop, Johnie’s Coffee Shop. Established in 1956, Johnie’s is most known for its “Googie” architecture, a space age look. After officially closing in 2000, it was taken over by Bernie Sanders’ political activists who named it, Bernie’s Coffee Shop. The days when this coffee shop was a functioning business, the plethora of movies filmed here include the Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Miracle Mile, and American History X. The diner can still be reserved for filming or private events.

Pat & Lorraine’s

Location: 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles

Another Quentin Tarantino set, is located in Eagle Rock. The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Brown gives his own interpretation of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” is Tarantino’s first film location.  According to L.A. Weekly, Tarantino chose Pat & Lorraine’s because it was so cheap and close to the warehouse location in Reservoir Dogs.


Location: 2901 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

Rae’s is a diner in Santa Monica with its turquoise walls and petite red booths, it’s hard to miss the diner in True Romance, Bowfinger and Lords of Dogtown. It’s also known for its reasonable breakfast prices. Open since 1958, you can still stop by and order yourself a cheeseburger for $3.25.

Rex iI Ristorante – Cicada

Location: 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles 90014

Located in the Art-Deco style James Oviatt building is Cicada but in 1990, it is where Julia Roberts accidentally tossed an escargot shell across the restaurant in “Pretty Woman”. The landmark building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a favorite of movie and TV producers. The palatial interior, which is modeled after an Italian cruise liner, is where Brad and Angelina tangoed in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Queen Latifah and Steve Martin danced at the restaurant in “Bringing Down the House.”

Paco’s Tacos Cantina

Location: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles 90066

In Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger go on their first date at Paco’s Tacos, a brightly-decorated, always-bustling Mexican restaurant located about five miles north of LAX. Nearly everything Paco’s serves is handmade in-house, from the salsa to the chips and tortillas, which you can watch being crafted in the main dining room. A Westside staple for decades, Paco’s was also featured several times in the 1970s television series “CHiPs.”

Pacific Dining Car

Location: 1310 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90017-1204

One of L.A.’s oldest operating eateries, the Pacific Dining Car was founded in 1921. Inspired by a restaurant in New York, the founders replicated a train dining car to house their small steakhouse. Open 24 hours, the Pacific Dining Car was an early favorite of the Hollywood set, with Mae West, Louella Parsons and Mickey Cohen. Of more recent times, the restaurant is famously in the 2001 crime drama, “Training Day”, where Denzel Washington meets with the Three Wise Men and recommends the Baseball Steak.

Miss Donuts

Location: 2520 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Boogie Nights (1997) stars Mark Wahlberg as “Dirk Diggler” in 1977 Hollywood. A particular scene occurs when Don Cheadle stops at a Miss Donuts to buy a dozen pastries. As he prepares to pay, a robber storms in, and chaos follows. Check out the shop today – it still has the bright yellow booths and serves a variety of doughnuts, pastries, cupcakes, brownies, and cakes.



Location: Chinatown

Foo-Chow in Chinatown is very proud of being featured in action-comedy Rush Hour (1998), starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The scene features the pair eating Chinese food out of takeout boxes as they banter about whose father was the bigger hero.

Elat Burger

Location: 9340 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Stick around after the credits of The Avengers (2012) and see the gang goes out for shawarma – some of them still in their suits – and eats in silence as the staff cleans up the joint. The restaurant is played by Elat Burger, which, in fact, serves shawarma. 

The Prince Restaurant & Bar

Location: 3198 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA

The Prince Restaurant doubled as the ‘Brown Derby’ when Jack Nicholson met with Faye Dunaway in Chinatown. The famous red vinyl booths were also frequented by Jon Hamm and friends throughout Mad Men. Several other films and television shows have shot there as well.

Dinah’s Family Restaurant

Location: 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The late night diner where a group of nihilists and their female companion with a missing toe ordered lingonberry pancakes and pigs in a blanket from The Big Lebowski. More recently, it’s been used as the diner in Nightcrawler, when Jake Gyllenhaal briskly interviews Rick Garcia and offers him an unpaid internship.

Fun Things To Do in August!

While summer dwells on into September, August is really considered the end of the season. At least when it comes to the city’s best summer fun! That’s why you shouldn’t let the month pass you by without some necessary excitement! Read the list below of all the fun happening around town this month and make the most of your August adventures!!

LA Taco & Beer Festival returns on August 10 with unlimited tacos and craft beer from top restaurants around California and beyond. There will be live Lucha Libre wrestling every 30 minutes in addition to art, boutique vendors, games, food trucks, and DJ’s.

The Los Angeles Tea Festival brings together 45+ exhibitors, 20+ classes, and over 4,000 attendees to sip on quality tea and engage in in-depth discussions and presentations on teas from every region. Attendees will be able to try unique tea pairings and craft tea-infused cocktails and boba.

Beauty Con is a two-day beauty convention and featuring makeup tutorials,, fireside chats, tips on self-care, more than 150 top brands, 500 influencers and creators, plus plenty of Instagrammable photo opportunities.

Echo Park Rising celebrates the creativity, diversity, music and businesses of Echo Park with a four-day celebration featuring food, drink, and live music.

The world’s largest Korean culture convention stops in Los Angeles from August 15 to 18 (first year it’s been four days!) for a celebration of music, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more, plus two nights of concerts at Staples Center.

Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, and Dan Pfeiffer, is going on tour for a live conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. The tour will feature guest co-host Jemele Hill and performances by Maggie Rogers, Amanda Seale, Best Coast & My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.

The LA Taco Festival aims to bring the city together to eat tacos and support a good cause – helping homeless youth succeed. Jovenes, a nonprofit working to help homeless youth ages 18 to 25, created the festival in 2009 as a way to bring people together, support youth, and enjoy tacos. Admission is free for all ages, with tacos available for purchase.

CicLAvia presents Meet the Hollywoods, an event where West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East Hollywood will be turned into a public recreational space for the day. Attendees can walk, bike, roll, or stroll though some of LA’s most iconic streets from the Hollywood Walk to Fame to West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk.

L.A. Food & Wine 2019 kicks off on Thursday, August 22 with a selection of special dinners at restaurants across the city. August 23-25 the focus shifts to the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport for three days of themed-out events hosted by top chefs.

DTLA PROUD Festival 2019 returns to celebrate the culture, history, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in DTLA. There will be a lineup of local stage talent, community booths, art installations, retail vendors and more.

LATINAFest returns to bring thousands of women together for a one-day event. Featuring 100 Latina entrepreneurial vendors, talk sessions and panels with thought leaders, a cocktail garden, workshops, and more.

Head down to Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach for a Tiki Swapmeet and social. The fun event will feature live tiki bands and DJs, games, and selected tiki vendors from across SoCal.

Twilight Concerts return on August 21. This will be a kick off of six consecutive Wednesdays of free music on the Santa Monica Pier.

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair comes to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw on August 24 for an all-day literary extravaganza.

Brick Fest Live, the #1 LEGO event in the U.S., returns to the Pasadena Convention Center! The two day fest features insane builds, hands-on activities, and sets to buy.

The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for a enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs through September 23.

The L.A. Times hosts its 10th Annual The Taste celebrating Southern California’s culinary scene. Curated by the Times’ Food Staff, there will be unlimited tastings from regional restaurants, wine, beer, and cocktails, plus access to cooking demonstrations. -> More information.

This August The Cure headlines and curates the Pasadena Daydream Festival. The summer headline event features their favorite artists such as Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, and Throwing Muses. The festival takes place Saturday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Brookside at the Rose Bowl. -> More information

Golden Road Brewing hosts its third Made in LA Music and Arts Festival. Taking place on Labor Day Weekend, it’ll celebrate Los Angeles’ best art, music, food and California-inspired beer. The block party features live performances from Phantom Planet, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lematire, Pell, and Lauren Ruth Ward.

Check out this list above a number of free ongoing events series during August:

Home Tips: Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you are planning to list your home on the market or simply wish to give it a light spruce, we have the tips for you. Check out some of the ways you can give your home exterior some new appeal! We rounded up the best tips for your abode. 

Go For The Greens

There are few things in life that plants can’t help fix. Just as they can help purify the air in your home, they can also instantly add cheer to your curb appeal. Whether it’s a wreath or a planter full of greens, this bit of nature gives liveliness to your front door.

Upgrade Your Hardware

Something as simple as swapping out your doorknob for a handle or replacing those rusty, mismatched address numbers for a sleek new set can help make a stronger visual statement. Craving a bit of extra glam? Consider adding a knocker to your front door. “A brass knocker (like this one from Rejuvenation) can lend instant formality,” says Living’s home editor Lorna Aragon. “And this aged iron knocker would be perfect for a lake home in the country.”

Let Water Work Its Magic

Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb, but festive flora isn’t the only way to plant a dash of nature at your front door. Add an element of serenity to your front stoop with a soothing water feature.

Hone in on Your Hedges

Carefully curated hedgerows serve double duty as a privacy shield and a pristine, picturesque accent to your home. And while this front yard addition may require a bit more time to train and grow, the regal results are certainly worth the effort.

Don’t Forget a Doormat

It’s an easy way to both show off a bit of your personality while also helping guests to brush off dirt before stepping in. Consider this DIY to give your porch a nautical touch, or spring for Martha’s favorite: an understated yet ultra-durable mat from Cape Cod Doormats. For extra design points, McGee says you can layer up your doormat with an indoor or outdoor rug. “This really takes your front door up a level and makes it feel more collected.”

Wow With Window Boxes

Another easy way to add some extra charm to your abode: window boxes. Don’t be afraid to play around with textures, heights, and color palettes. By lining your ledge with the right assortment of blooms, you can instantly dress up your windows and even help complement your home’s exterior hues.

Play with Personal Touches

Just like you’d create a gallery wall of family photos or accent a bedroom with a reupholstered vintage chair, don’t forget to add your own personal pizazz to the exterior of your home. “Adding in personal touches like a ribbon to your wreath or using a favorite planter can make your home feel more like you and more intentional,” says McGee. Some other clever ideas? Accent outdoor seating with throw pillows, create a cozy vibe with this hand-stitched runner DIY, or color-block your mailbox for a fun pop of color.

Light the Way

Sufficient and stylish lighting can not only ensure you and your guests’ safety when heading to the front door, but it can also highlight some of your home’s best features. Opt for for landscape illumination, like stake and path lights, to cast a warm glow along footpaths, or brighten up the architectural details of your home with sconces and pendant fixtures.

Get a Step Ahead

Don’t muddy your home’s reputation with a path that’s past its prime. Wow guests from the moment they step foot in your yard with a clear cut walkway of rustic stone or brick pavers—small additions that can do wonders for your walkway.


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Weekend Events: August 2-4

Well it happened. Summer sped through and now August is here. And while we would like to bask in the summer sun forever, the time to enjoy the season is now. Don’t let the best activities to do this summer around town pass you by. Check out our round-up of fun things to do and make the most out of your weekend!

Friday, August 2

Brew at the Zoo

Location: The L.A. Zoo

The L.A. Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo this Friday with 40 breweries, food, live music, pop-up zoo talks and animal discovery stations in an evening party setting.

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Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival 2019

Location: Sierra Madre Memorial Park

Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival 2019 returns for its fifth year with the comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” at Sierra Madre Memorial Park this Friday and Saturday. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics as they enjoy the show.

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Movements at Union Station

Location: Union Station, DTLA

Metro Art Presents “Movements at Union Station,” an evening featuring special DJ guest Norio, owner of the famous Rare Groove record store in Osaka, Japan. He’ll be spinning tunes on the station’s South Patio. Guests can also enjoy visual projections, a photo booth, a silkscreen stencil workshop and food trucks.

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Saturday, August 3

Midsummer Scream

Location: Long Beach

Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention returns to Long Beach with over 350 vendors for all your horror needs plus panels and special presentations from Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death plus numerous live entertainment experiences.

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Nothing Cheezy

Location: Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles

Think Tank Gallery is teaming up with Pizzaboyzzz and Future Fantasy Delight to present Nothing Cheezy a pizza-fueled, self-aware, selfie-themed pop-up thats a little bit satire and is intentionally too encompassing to be captured in a picture, thus forcing viewers to live inside the art. This is a ticketed experience that takes guests through the “craziest kitchen you’ve ever seen” and thirteen themed environments plus pizza of course. Open Thursday through Sunday.

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Night Sky Festival

Location: Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills

Celebrate Los Angeles’ unique celestial beauty when the National Park Service’s Night Sky Festival returns to Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills this Saturday. The free event will allow guests to observe the planets of our Milky Way Galaxy through telescopes, search for bats with a Ranger, enjoy dinner, and listen to a lecture by Dr. Longcore. This event is open to all ages.

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Sunday, August 2

21st Annual Taste of Ecuador Food Festival

Location: Placita Olvera

The 21st Annual TASTE OF ECUADOR Food Festival kicks off this weekend for a full experience of Ecuadorian cuisine and culture featuring crafts, musical groups, folklore customs, carnival games and more.

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Jazz on the Lawn

Location: Santa Monica’s Gandara Park

Escape the summer heat during Jazz on the Lawn, a series of free summer concerts at Santa Monica’s Gandara Park every Sunday in August. In addition to live music there will be free dance lessons, food trucks and picnic games.

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Concert in the Dome

Location: Mount Wilson Observatory

Mount Wilson Observatory launches its third season of Concert in the Dome special concerts inside its historic 100-inch telescope dome. There will be two musical performances: one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. A reception for the artists will follow each performance.

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