From new AI on IG to Updates at FedEx and More! | Tech News

Another week, another round-up of the leading tech news across the world wide web. In this week’s weekly write-up, we’re talking about a new AI tool from IG, major updates with FedEx, and more! Read on and stay connected with the world of tech!!

Google News Unveils Personalized Desktop Redesign

In honor of its 20th birthday, Google News has unveiled a revamped version of its desktop design. The latest version gives more prominence to local news and personalized content. Likewise, with the latest update, users will be able to customize topics to better fit their search. In addition, users can also add multiple locations to the “Local News” section through their settings button. This change marks Google’s latest effort to become more user-friendly with a series of platform updates in the past two quarters. Of course, the biggest change is that various categories of news like world, business, and science will be more accessible. 

New AI tool being tested at Instagram can Verify Your Age through Facial Scan

A new AI tool is in the works at Instagram. The social media platform is currently testing a tool that can verify age via facial scan. Built by a third-party company, Yoti, the tool is Instagram’s latest attempt at providing a safer space for users 13 and older. Likewise, the tools are meant to aid with privacy and child safety across all users of the platform. Approved for use in the UK and Germany, Yoti is well–established in the field of the online age and ID verification. Users can even try out Yoti’s age verifying tool now directly on the company site if interested in seeing how the potential IG tool may work.

Gene-editing Technology CRISPR may be able to help combat climate change

The technology behind CRISPR and its ability to create new crops may be able to help fight climate change. Researchers recently received $11 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to aid in the efforts. Likewise, the funds will go towards enhancing plants like rice and soil. The technology would be able to better trap carbon dioxide emitted through sourcing the crop. CRISPR, which was founded by Nobel laureate and co-inventor Jennifer Doudna, is led by the Innovative Genomics Institute. “[Jennifer] and I saw eye to eye on climate and how big of a problem it is in the world. And we just didn’t want to sit on the sidelines anymore,” says Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) executive director Brad Ringeisen.

FedEx to soon Photograph Packages as Proof of Delivery

If you have ever had an issue locating a delivered package from FedEx, you may soon have a solution. The company is working on creating its own tool to provide proof of delivery via photo in instances where a signature is not required. “This is something e-commerce merchants and customers have been asking for, and we are proud to be the first to announce this service will be available to residential customers,” Brie Carere, FedEx’s chief customer officer, said in a press release announcing the program this week. Likewise, the service will be free and available for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground delivery customers. The service will also serve as a good form of protection for FedEx, in instances where a package is reportedly lost. The tool will be available in select markets first before launching in the US and Canada.

Twitter to Create built-in Notes feature

Character limits may be coming to an end on Twitter. The company is currently developing a tool for long-form blogging on the popular social media platform. Aptly name Twitter Notes, the company confirmed the new tool via tweet this week. Currently only available to select users in the US, UK, Canada, and Ghana, users will be able to read notes on and off Twitter. The company showcased how the tool will work through two separate GIFs in its tweet announcement. The tool will allow users to embed a Note into their tweet for a long-form post option. Likewise, users can also mix in images and videos to the long-form posts. 

Economic update for the week ending June 11, 2022

Stock markets suffered steep losses on heightened inflation fears this week – This week the May Consumer Price Index (CPI) report was released. It showed that consumer prices in May had increased 8.6% from one year ago. That was the highest reading in over forty years. It was widely felt that inflation was beginning to moderate because the CPI had decreased in April to 8.3%, down from 8.5% in March. Wages were not up as much in May as they were in April, and other core inflation indexes showed inflation was beginning to moderate. This new CPI report for May took investors by surprise as it revealed that inflation has not been tamed and that interest rate increases and other tightening measures by the Fed have not slowed inflation. Mortgage rates and bond yields which peaked in early May and had moderated over the last few weeks bounced back to their highest levels in over a decade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 31,292.79 down 4.9% from 32,899.70 last week. It is down 13.9% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 3,900.86, down 5.1% from 4,108.54 last week. The S&P is down 18.2% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 11,340.02, down 5.6% from 12,012.73 last week. It is down 27.5% year-to-date.

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 3.15%, up from 2.96% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 3.20%, up from 3.11% last week. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields.

Mortgage rates – The Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates as of June 9, 2022, for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 5.23%, up from 5.09% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.38%, up from 4.32% last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.12%, up from 4.04% last week. Rates were higher on Thursday and Friday so next week’s survey will show higher rates.

Home sales data for May should be released by the California Association of Realtors at the end of next week. The National Association of Realtors will release data the following week. You can get local home sales numbers for any city or zip code in Southern California on my website now.

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Best New Restaurants to Try This May | L.A. Eats

Los Angeles is full of popular and new restaurants to check out. Rather than begin an endless search, we’re sharing our current favorites for you to try. Read on for our round-up of worthy places to dine this May.

Magari

Location: 6115 Sunset Blvd Suite 100, Los Angeles

The Magari restaurant is located in Los Angeles, so it is suitable if you don’t want to go miles searching for a restaurant this May. The restaurant has 3 chefs, one from Boston and the other two from Italy and Japan. The result is an interesting menu that allows you the freedom to try new dishes every time. Perhaps you might enjoy the restaurant’s highlight, the roasted orata with katsuobushi acqua pazza. Sounds intriguing, right?

Bar Moruno

Location: 3705 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

The restaurant Bar Moruno places Spanish food in full view. Here, you interact with tortilla Espanola, fish, and roasted vegetables. The restaurant uses an open-fired oven to give the food a unique touch. The restaurant is also famous for its wine which accompanies the food perfectly.

Pasjoli

Location: 2732 Main St, Santa Monica

The Pasjoli restaurant is set aside from its competition by its creativity. The level of innovation is reflected in the restaurant’s menu. Coupled with its set-up, it is easily one of the fanciest restaurants in Westside. The French restaurant’s execution of artistic recipes is illustrated in dishes like the chicken liver-stuffed brioche.

Sushi Chitose

Location: 402 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach

While other restaurants try to expand the variety of dishes they provide, the Sushi Chitose specializes in sushi. The interior is a traditional set-up that looks a bit run-down. That only adds to the experience. It is the best location if you are looking to have the best sushi in Southern California this May.

Angler

Location: 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117, Los Angeles

Located in Beverly Hills is a restaurant staying at the top of the dining game. It incorporates ingredients sought from every corner of the planet. You will enjoy the service as much as the food. So if you are looking for a restaurant with unparalleled customer experience to try this May, this will be a fantastic option.

Pizzeria Sei

Location: 8781 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

What about pizza? Nothing beats a classic pizza on a wonderful dinner night. Pizzeria Sei in Los Angeles raises the bar for quality pizza. The restaurant uses wood-fired ovens to add to its Tokyo style. And while you wait for your order, you can enjoy Italian appetizers to further uplift your experience.

Angelini Ristorante & Bar

Location: 1038 N Swarthmore Ave, Pacific Palisades

If you are looking for an all-Italian experience, the Angelini Ristorante & Bar provides the perfect match. The restaurant is an excellent location for both singles and family dining this May. Here you get to enjoy a new restaurant with the classic Italian dishes in the hands of an experienced chef. And if you want to try Italian for the first time, there is no need to worry. This is not one of those restaurants with overly complicated menus. Settle for the classics and ease your way up.

Tuk Tuk Thai

Location: 1638 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles

Last but not least is a restaurant embracing street style. The Thai restaurant gives you a unique experience in terms of spices. With the restaurant specials such as the pork-belly-topped bowl or the pan-fried noodles, you can experience different Thai spice levels upon request.

Economic Update For The Week Ending April 30, 2022

Stock markets fell for a fifth straight week – U.S. stocks suffered steep losses again on Friday to close out a brutal month. The Nasdaq had its worst month since 2008 as the technology stock sell-off continued. The Nasdaq is now in bear territory, down more than 20% for the year. The Dow and S&P 500 did not fare much better this week with the Dow plunging 939 points on Friday. The S&P had its worst month since March 2020 when the pandemic shutdown was enacted. Higher interest rates, higher fuel costs, supply shortages, and higher employment costs have investors feeling that earnings, while strong in the first quarter, will be lower in the future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 32,977.21, down 2.5% from 33,811.40 last week. It’s down 9.25% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,131.93, down 3.3% from 4,271.78 last week. The S&P is down 13.3% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 12,334.64, down 3.8% from 12,839.29 last week. It is down 21.2%, year-to-date. 

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.89%, unchanged from 2.90% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.96%, unchanged from 2.95% last week. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields. 

Mortgage rates – Home mortgage rates have continued to increase. Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates as of April 28, 2022 for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 5.10%, unchanged from 5.11% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.40% almost unchanged from 4.38% last week. The 5-year ARM was 3.78%, almost unchanged from 3.75% last week. 

Economic Update For The Month Ending April 30, 2022

Stock markets suffered steep losses in April – U.S. stocks closed out a brutal month with almost unprecedented losses. The Nasdaq had its worst month since 2008 as the technology stock sell-off continued. The Nasdaq is now in bear territory, down more than 20% for the year. The S&P had its worst month since March 2020 when the pandemic shutdown was enacted. For the first four months of 2022, the S&P has dropped 13.3%, its largest first four-month decline since World War II.  Higher interest rates, inflation, higher fuel costs, supply shortages, the war in Ukraine, and higher employment costs have investors feeling that earnings, while strong in the first quarter, will be lower in the future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 32,977.21, down 4.1% from 34,678.35 on March 31. It’s down 9.25% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,131.93, down 8.8% from 4,530.31 last month. The S&P is down 13.3% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 12,334.64, down 13.3% from 14,220.52 last month. It is down 21.2%, year-to-date. 

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.89%, up from 2.32% last month. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.96%, up from 2.44% last month. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields. 

Mortgage rates – Home mortgage rates have continued to increase. Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates as of April 28, 2022 for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 5.10%, up from 4.67% last month. The 15-year fixed was 4.40% up from 3.83% last month. The 5-year ARM was 3.50%, up from 3.75% last month. 

The U.S. economy added 431,000 new jobs in March – The Department of Labor and Statistics reported that 431,000 new jobs were added in March. Economists surveyed had expected 490,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in March, down from 3.8% in February. The labor-force participation rate (the share of workers with a job or actively looking for a job) rose to 62.4% in March, up from 62.3% in February. It is still below the 63.6% level before the pandemic but has moved up steadily as more people are returning to the workforce. Average hourly wages, an indicator of inflation increased 5.6% from March 2021. The April jobs report will be released next Friday. 

March 2022 home sales – Home sales figures are released in the third week of the month for the previous month.

U.S. existing-home sales – The National Association of Realtors reported that existing-home sales totaled 5.77 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate in March, down 2.7% month-over-month from the annualized rate of sales in February. Year-over-year sales were down 4.5% from the annualized rate of 6.04 million in March 2021.  The median price of a home in the U.S. in March was $375,300, up 15.0% from $326,300 one year ago. March marked a record 121 consecutive months of year-over-year increases in the median price. Inventory levels remained near record lows. There was just a 2-month supply of homes for sale in March, down from a 2.1 month supply one year ago. First-time buyers accounted for 30% of all sales. Investors and second-home purchases accounted for 18% of all sales. All-cash purchases accounted for 28% of all sales. Foreclosure and short-sales accounted for less than 1% of all sales remaining at a historic low. 

California existing-home sales –  The California Association of Realtors reported that existing-home sales totaled 426,970 on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate in March. That marked a 4.4% year-over-year drop from the number of homes sold in March 2021. Existing-home sales in the first quarter of 2022 are down 7.0% from the number of homes sold in the first quarter of 2021, which pretty closely matches the drop in the number of new listings. The median price paid for a home in March was $849,080, up 10.1% from February’s median price of $771,270. Year-over-year prices are up 11.9%. There was a 1.7-month supply of homes for sale in March, down from a 2-month supply of homes for sale in February, and unchanged from a 1.7-month supply of homes in March 2021. 

The graph below shows regional figures by county in Southern California.

Economic update for the week ending April 23, 2022

Stock markets dropped for a fourth straight week – Stock markets dropped further this week as fears of higher interest rates due to high inflation sent stocks lower. Comments by Fed Chairman, Jarome Powel on Thursday which included “taming inflation is absolutely essential” led investors to believe that an interest rate hike of at least ½% would be announced at the May 3-4 Fed meeting. Those comments caused the Dow, which was up for the week on Wednesday, to fall almost 1,000 points on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 33,811.40, down 1.9% from 34,451.23 last week. Its down 7.0% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,271.78, down 2.8% from 4,392.28 last week. The S&P is down 19.4% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 12,839.29, down 3.8% from 13,351.08 last week. It is down 18.0%, year-to-date. 

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.90%, up from 2.83% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.95%, up from 2.92% last week. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields. 

Mortgage rates – Home mortgage rates have continued to increase. Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates as of April 21, 2022 for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 5.11%, up from 5.00% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.38% up from 4.17% last week. The 5-year ARM was 3.75%, up from 3.69% last week. 

March 2022 home sales – Home sales figures are released in the third week of the month for the previous month.

U.S. existing-home sales – The National Association of Realtors reported that existing-home sales totaled 5.77 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate in March, down 2.7% month-over-month from the annualized rate of sales in February. Year-over-year sales were down 4.5% from the annualized rate of 6.04 million in March 2021. The median price of a home in the U.S. in March was $375,300, up 15.0% from $326,300 one year ago. March marked a record 121 consecutive months of year-over-year increases in the median price. Inventory levels remained near record lows. There was just a 2-month supply of homes for sale in March, down from a 2.1 month supply one year ago. First-time buyers accounted for 30% of all sales. Investors and second-home purchases accounted for 18% of all sales. All-cash purchases accounted for 28% of all sales. Foreclosure and short-sales accounted for less than 1% of all sales remaining at a historic low. 

California existing-home sales –  The California Association of Realtors reported that existing-home sales totaled 426,970 on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate in March. That marked a 4.4% year-over-year drop from the number of homes sold in March 2021. Existing-home sales in the first quarter of 2022 are down 7.0% from the number of homes sold in the first quarter of 2021, which pretty closely matches the drop in the number of new listings. The median price paid for a home in March was $849,080, up 10.1% from February’s median price of $771,270. Year-over-year prices are up 11.9%. There was a 1.7-month supply of homes for sale in March, down form a 2-month supply of homes for sale in February, and unchanged from a 1.7-month supply of homes in March 2021. 

The graph below shows regional figures by county in Southern California.

Dog-Friendly Hikes In Los Angeles | Out & About

Living in Los Angeles can be a hectic affair, especially for your pet. Likewise, they are very likely to be appreciative of more walk time in a beautiful and relaxing natural setting. Unfortunately, not all parks and natural areas in Los Angeles are welcoming to pets. That’s why we have compiled this list of some of the most popular dog-friendly hikes in the Los Angeles area. The bonus? They are all within driving distance of the city.

Runyon Canyon Park

    • One of the area’s most beloved dog-friendly hikes, Runyon Canyon boasts three different trails. Likewise, they consist of different lengths and elevation changes. There are plenty of areas in its 130-acre surface where your pet can run free and enjoy the natural environment. In addition, you can take in some of the most wonderful views of Hollywood. Start at Mulholland Drive and continue on to the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains in Hollywood. Keep in mind this is a very popular park so there will be plenty of other hikers and their dogs in the area.
Westridge Trail to San Vicente Mountain

    • Another one of several off-leash, dog-friendly hikes in the Los Angeles area, is the Westridge Fire Road. The trail is well known among local hikers, mountain bike riders, and nature lovers in the Brentwood area. Its 7.4-mile trail will lead you to an abandoned cold-war era defensive missile site where you can soak in the history of the place. Likewise, you can enjoy the vast scenery of the San Vicente Mountains. From there you will come upon the old lookout tower while your dog gets some enjoyable runs along the trail.
Amir’s Garden

    • A delightful one-mile hike leads you straight to a beautiful garden in Griffith Park where you can sit back and relax in two of the most amazing picnic areas you will ever find, one at the Old Zoo and the other in the garden itself, which boasts picnic tables and different varieties of foliage and greenery, making it one of the most pleasant dog-friendly hikes in Los Angeles.
Fish Canyon Narrows

    • Nestled in the Sierra Pelona Mountains on the Far West End of Los Angeles, this beautiful 10-mile trail offers views usually similar to those you can find in Utah. With 100-foot cliffs built out of eye-pleasing red rock and set only 20 feet apart, you and your pet can enjoy an adventure that features bushwacking and exploring the trail while taking in the beautiful view of Castaic Lake. The entrance can be found on Templin Highway and its remoteness lends to a more private experience.
Bridge To Nowhere

    • Another 10-mile adventure, this uniquely historic trail will lead you to an abandoned bridge that is considered to be a local treasure. With a number of fords along the way, this trail offers a variety of opportunities for swimming on a hot day, so keep in mind you will need at least 6 hours to complete the trip. Located in the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, it is suggested you bring plenty of water and a change of shoes for your hike.

Los Angeles offers a numerous selection of dog-friendly hikes that are open year-round, but, given the fact that most of these run through the wilderness and unpopulated areas, you make encounter rattlesnakes along the way, so keep an eye open for you and your pet’s safety.

 

Economic update for the week ending February 12, 2022

Stock markets dropped this week following a high inflation report – Stock markets were on track for a relatively good week as more companies reported strong corporate profits. Unfortunately, on Thursday the January inflation report was released. The January CPI (Consumer Price Index), which represents the broadest measure of inflation, showed that consumer prices rose 7.5% from January 2021, a 40-year high. Bond yields and mortgage rates immediately began to rise and stocks fell on the news. It is widely felt that the Federal Reserve could make a 1/2% rise to their key interest rates in the coming weeks, and at least two more increases this year in order to slow the pace of inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 34,738.06, down 1.0% from 35,087.74 last week. It is down 4.4% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,418.64, down 7.3% from 4,500.94 last week. The S&P is down 5.6% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 13,751.19, down 2.5% from 14,098.01 last week. It is down 12.1% year to date.

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 1.93%, unchanged from 1.92% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.24%, unchanged from 2.23% last week. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields.

Mortgage rates – The February 10, 2022, Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.69%, up from 3.55% last week. The 15-year fixed was 2.93%, up from 2.77% last week. The 5-year ARM was 2.80%, up from 2.71% last week.

California housing affordability improved in the fourth quarter of 2021 – The California Association of Realtors published their third-quarter housing affordability report this week. They found that 25% of California households could afford to purchase an $797,470 median-priced home. That is up from 24% in the third quarter of 2021, but down from 27% in the fourth quarter of 2020. A minimum income of $148,000 was needed to qualify for the monthly payment of $3,700 which included principal, interest, and taxes on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at a 3.28% rate. Condominiums were more affordable. The report found that 36% of California households were able to afford a $610,350 median-priced condo or townhouse. A minimum annual income of $113,200 was needed to qualify for the monthly payment of $2,830.

January home sales numbers from the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors will be released next week. You can find January statistics now on my website. Just look for market trends and enter your city or zip code!

Economic Update for week ending December 11, 2021

Economic Update For The Week Ending December 11, 2021

 Stock markets recovered this week – News that the Omicron COVID variant is causing more mild symptoms than previous variants has helped stocks recover some of their steep loses suffered after the variant was first discovered. The November CPI, a key index of inflation, showed that consumer prices were up 6.8% year over year, their highest increase in 39 years.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 34,970.99, up 1.3% from 34,508.08 last week. It is up 14.3% year-to-date.  The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,712.02, up 3.8% from 4,538.43 last week. It is up 24.6% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 15,630.60, up 3.6% from 15,085.47 last week. It is up 20.7% year-to-date.

U.S. Treasury bond yields  – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 1.48% up from 1.35% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 1.86%, up from 1.69% last week. Bond yields dropped sharply on fears of the new Omicron variant. They have risen from those steep drops but are still lower than they were two weeks ago. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields.

Mortgage rates – The December 9, 2021, Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported mortgage rates for the most popular loan products as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.10%, unchanged from 3.11% last week. The 15-year fixed was 2.38% unchanged from 2.39% last week. The 5-year ARM was 2.45%, almost unchanged from 2.49% last week.

The November home sales reports will be released by the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors next week. Rodeo Realty has its reports up on the ninth of each month. You can get a November home sales report now for your city or zip code by visiting RodeoRe.com.

The Best Pie Shops in Town | LA Eats

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house for a few of your closest family and friends, then you know it’s not an easy task. There are so many things that are involved and you may not have time to prepare the most important dessert, which is pie. This guide will cover the best pie shops in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Conejo Valley areas.

Los Angeles Area

The Pie Hole

Location: Hollywood

Not only do they bake the best pies in Hollywood, California, but they also do catering too. They have several different pies to choose from ranging anywhere from everyone’s favorite pecan pie to the most unique choice earl grey tea pie.

Knowrealitypie

Location: Eagle Rock

This pie shop has won many awards for their pies, which is what you would expect considering their pies are handcrafted. They also offer mini pies that serve a person or two. This pie shop has unique flavors that will make you want to try every flavor profile. Some of their pies include sweet potato cornbread pie, expresso chocolate pecan pie, triple berry cabernet pie, and many more.

Strings Of Life (S.O.L.)

Location: West Hollywood

All-day cafe Strings of Life is turning into a pie shop for the holidays. For a pie that’s as delicious as it is colorful, you’ll delight over their fairy bread cream pie. The sweet dessert is inspired by the popular kids’ birthday treat in Australia. This version however is both gluten-and-dairy free.

Westside and Beach Communities

Winston Pies

Location: Brentwood

One of the best pie shops in town, Winston Pies is a true delight! They have pies that range in a variety of sizes. You could order a pie for one person or enough to feed twelve people. A popular choice is a Funfetti pie and the Carmel Twix pie. With so many flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong with any one of their choices.

Sweet Laurel

Location: Pacific Palisades

If you are a dessert lover, you will love Sweet Laurel. The Pacific Palisades sweet shop has treats for all from exquisite paleo, to grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free. The bakery will be dishing out their limited edition upgraded take on the traditional apple pie, only for the month of November.

Sweet Rose Creamery

Location: Santa Monica/Brentwood

Why have regular pie when you can make it an ice cream pie! When it comes to pie shops dishing out frozen masterpieces, look no further than Sweet Rose Creamery. Their apple ice cream pie is out of this world and made entirely from scratch using See Canyon’s orchard-fresh fruit.

San Fernando Valley Area

Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

They use the freshest of the freshest ingredients with their own two hands. They have pies that will get you in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season such as the pumpkin cheesecake pie and the traditional pumpkin pie.

Creme Caramel LA

They are located in Sherman Oaks, and they are known for their upside-down pies. They have several different upside-down pies to choose from such as their strawberries n cream upside-down pie, cookies n cream upside-down pie, pumpkin spice upside-down pie, and there’s more to choose from.

Martino’s Bakery

This bakery is located in Burbank, and it’s most known for its cream pies. These cream pies are a work of art, and they taste just as great as they look. Some of their pies include banana cream, coconut cream, lemon cream, and several more.

Conejo Valley Area

Suburban Pie & Treats

This bakery is most known for its handcrafted crusts. They have several different flavors for you to try such as blueberry pie, lime pie, and pear pie. They add in fresh fruit for a much more scrumptious taste.

Sticky Fingers Baking Company

They have a little bit of everything in this shop including gluten-free and vegan menu options. Their pies are very carefully formed and added with fresh fruit including strawberries, apricots, apples, and more flavors.

Marie Callender’s

Not only is this one of the best pie shops in Thousand Oaks, California, but it also has different pie categories to choose from. You can choose from their no sugar added pies, which contain fresh fruit. You can choose from a variety of different flavors from their whole pie selection. They also have seasonal fresh fruit pies such as fresh summer berries.