Economic update for the week ending November 12, 2022

Stock markets surged as key report revealed that inflation moderated in October – The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.7% year-over-year in October, it’s lowest year-over-year increase since January. The CPI peaked at 9.1% in June, but had remained in the mid 8% level until last month. The Core inflation level, which excludes food and energy costs, was 6.3%, also lower than expected. While still a long way from the 2% Fed target, this was a step in the right direction. Mortgage rates dropped over 1/2% on Thursday after the CPI rate was reported and stocks surged. The Dow jumped 1,200 points on Thursday alone. All indexes had steep gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 33,747.86, up 4.1% from 32,404.22 last week. It is down 7.1% year-to-date.  The S&P 500 closed the week at 3,992.93, up 5.9% from 3,770.55 last week. The S&P is down 16.2% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 11,323.33, up 8.1% from 10,475.26 last week. It is down 27.6% year-to-date. 

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week, yielding 3.82%, down from 4.17% last week.  The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 4.03%, down from 4.27% 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 for the most popular loan products as of November 10, 2022, were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 7.08%, up from 6.95% last week. The 15-year fixed was 6.38%, up from 6.29% last week. The 5-year ARM was 6.06%, up from 5.95% last week. Interest rates dropped sharply on Thursday after the October CPI report showed that inflation dropped to its lowest level since January. Next week’s rates will be lower. The 30-year fixed mortgages was 6.5% by the end of the day on Thursday. Lenders were closed Friday due to Veteran’s Day. 

Real estate sales figures for October will be released next week by the California Association of Realtor’s and the National Association of Realtor’s. You can get a market report with October sales figures for your city or zip code now at RodeoRe.com

From Zoom rooms at AMC to big Wordle changes and more! | Tech News

With another week in November gone, it’s time to connect with the tech news you missed. From Zoom rooms at AMC to big Wordle changes and more, we have you covered for this week’s tech news. 

Zoom Rooms at AMC Aims to Offer a Movie Theater Experience

If you have ever wondered how your Zoom meeting would look on the big screen, you’ll soon be able to find out. AMC Theaters has partnered with Zoom to transform select movie theaters into enormous videoconferencing Zoom Rooms. The service will offer companies with decentralized workforces and customers a way to bring people from different markets together. AMC said the venture will be “for cohesive virtual and in-person events and meeting experiences,” as noted in a release. A company looking to book a movie theater can do so online for three-hour blocks of time with capacity ranges between 75 and 150 seats. The Zoom Rooms at AMC will offer traditional movie theater food and beverage options.

NASA and Northrop Grumman Pull off the Space Station Arrival of a Space Freighter

The Northrop Gruman NG-18 Cygnus space freighter has arrived successfully at the International Space Station after a minor glitch. During the launch, one of the spacecraft’s two solar arrays unfurled, but the craft still managed to dock this past week. Cygnus is loaded with 4 tons of hardware, crew supplies, and research equipment. It launched from Virginia on Monday morning. The ISS crew captured the spacecraft using a robotic arm and installed Cygnus on an available port. This particular Cygnus spacecraft is named the S.S. Sally Ride in honor of the first American woman in space.

Musk Outlines Payment System for Twitter 

As the Elon Musks Twitter takeover continues, many users have been left wondering how the new owner’s proposed payment system will continue. According to the New York Times, the company filed the paperwork to bring payment processing to the platform this past week. The move was also acknowledged by Musk in a Livestream with advertisers on Wednesday morning. Musk “discussed a vision for Twitter to process payments, complete with connected debit cards and bank accounts.” Musk, who is also the co-founder of PayPal, stated that Twitter’s new $8 monthly charge for a Twitter Blue subscription will set up users to segue into using the platform for payments and sending money between accounts.

IBM Quantum Computing Progress Closer to Eventual Utility

The future of quantum computing is moving forward with the recent news that bodes well for long-term prospects. IBM stated this past week that its new machine called Osprey with 433 qubits is closer to eventual utility. The company has been working steadily for years to make quantum computing a commercial success. Quantum computing promises to conquer challenges out of reach of the conventional technology that powers smartwatches and supercomputers. While it will take years before quantum computing delivers on its progress, this news is still a major step forward.

Wordle’s Daily Answer will be Chosen from “a Times-curated word list.”

Fans of Wordle can expect a slight change in the game’s daily answer. The New York Times has announced the appointment of an editor to oversee the puzzle game with a specially curated list. “It will finally be our fault if Wordle is harder,” the Times said in a post on Monday. The publication also added that Wordle’s gameplay won’t change and that its answers will come from the same basic dictionary of answer words, “with some editorial adjustments” to keep the game focused on “vocabulary that’s fun, accessible, lively and varied.”

Weekend Events | November 11 – November 13, 2022

November is breezing on by like fall wind, and we are here for it. For a round-up of fun things to do locally, we have compiled our weekly list of weekend happenings. Read on and explore all that your neighborhood has to offer this November 11 through November 13!

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | November 11 through November 13 

Vulture Festival

When: November 12 – November 13 

Where: Hollywood

What: Check out Q&As, sneak peeks, and table reads at the celeb-filled pop culture fest presented by New York Magazine’s Vulture. The festival returns to the Hollywood Roosevelt and brings a slew of big surprises and fun.

Chinatown First Fridays

When: Until December 2

Where: Chinatown

What: Enjoy extended hours at various galleries, shops, and restaurants during Chinatown’s First Fridays. Most of the galleries are along Chung King Road, with other businesses in Chinatown Central Plaza and Far East Plaza. Find the full list of spots here.

‘Encanto’ Live-to-Film Concert Experience

When: November 11 – November 12 

Where: Hollywood

What: This weekend, you can talk about Bruno at the ‘Encanto’ concert experience. Enjoy a concert and screening of the hit Disney film at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert will bring together special appearances from Encanto’s cast.

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | November 11 through November 13 

Melrose Rooftop Theater

When: On-going

Where: E.P. & L.P. | West Hollywood

What: Catch Hollywood’s favorite duo on the screen this weekend with two Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling features. Melrose Rooftop Theater will be showing ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and ‘LaLaLand’ for an al fresco film experience.

Harry Styles

When: Until November 15 

Where: Inglewood

What: Welcome to Harry’s House! The One Direction breakout star takes over the Kia Forum for 15 nights of music in support of his new album Harry’s House. The show will be opened by Ben Harper. 

Joan Didion: What She Means

When: Until Jan 22, 2022

Where: Hammer Museum

What: This November, see more than 200 works of art to sketch a portrait of the late literary icon Joan Didion. The Hammer Museum exhibition represents periods of her life in places like the Central Valley in the postwar period or New York circa 1960. Featured artists include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Noah Purifoy, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, and more than 50 others.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | November 11 through November 13 

All-Age Skate Night

When: November 12 

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: Get your roll on this Saturday at Moonlight Rollerway’s All-age skate night. The Saturday night skate will be for all ages from 8 PM to 11 PM, with tickets required for entry.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 Years of Joy & Wonder

When: Until March 19 

Where: Glendale 

What: The museum atop Forest Lawn’s Glendale cemetery is celebrating 60 years of the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater with a display of about 100 historical pieces, including puppets, concept art, archival photos, and an animatronic band.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents: Double Feature Night

When: November 12 

Where: Glendale

What: Is there a better era of Horror flicks than the 1980s? We’ll let you be the judge with this weekend’s double showing of cult classic hits. Check into Hotel Transylvania or take a trip to Egypt with The Mummy for this weekends November approved features! Electric Dusk Drive-In is LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in and invites you to Glendale to enjoy film, food, and fun!

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | November 4 through November 6

Veterans Day Ceremony in Oxnard

When: November 11

Where: Plaza Park | Oxnard 

What: On Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, an outdoor ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. next to the Veterans Memorial at Plaza Park. Featured speakers include Captain Jason G. Kranz, Chief Staff Officer, Naval Base Ventura County; Mayor John C. Zaragoza; Jess Herrera, Commissioner, Port of Hueneme Oxnard Harbor District; and Sal Gonzales, first lieutenant, US Army Veteran.

Barnes & Noble Book Reading of “The Boy From Mexico” 

When: November 12

Where: 160 S Westlake Blvd, Thousand Oaks

What: Edward Dennis is a Chicano Author/Illustrator who is proud to be reading his debut Children’s book at Barnes & Noble. The event will start with a panel discussion between Edward and several special guests hosted by the media.

27th Annual Salmon Run 5K at Patagonia Ventura

When: November 13 

Where: 259 W. Santa Clara Street, Ventura

What: The 27th Annual Salmon Run at Patagonia takes place this Sunday, November 13. This is a certified 5K course featuring Patagonia® gear awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age category. There will also be a silent auction, raffle, and refreshments. Limited to 400 runners/walkers! This event usually sells out! No race day signups!

Our Favorite Pho Spots Around Town | L.A. Eats

As the weather cools down, there is one thing guaranteed to keep you warm…Pho. The traditional Vietnamese soup is an ideal meal for any time of the year, especially on chill days. Whether you are under the weather or just in need of a warm lunch or dinner, check out our list of top spots around town.

Pho Cafe

Location: Silverlake

It seems like food gems are easily found in strip malls, and so is the case for Pho Cafe. The Vietnamese eatery has an excellent pho tai bo vien, among other tasty options. Bright and modern, this restaurant makes for a great stop for lunch or a lowkey date night. 

Nong La

Location: Hancock Park

With two locations on Sawtelle and on La Brea, Nong La is a neighborhood favorite. At this local spot, you can expect meat that is high-quality and broth that is both light and lemongrass flavor. For a spicy kick, try the bun bo hue – a spicy lemongrass soup with pork patty and beef shank. 

Pho 2000

Location: Koreatown

For the days when you’re not feeling too well, Pho 2000’s oxtail pho is here to save the day. Enjoy Korean-style pho that has just the right amount of noodles and meat. Also good to know: they’re open until 2am (and 3am on weekends).

ASAP Phorage

Location: Playa del Rey

Take your pho-mission to the coast at ASAP Phorage in Playa del Rey. This eatery may be located in the back of a convenience store, but don’t let that fool you. The food is excellent with delicious meet pairings like the Washuguyu beef.

Blossom Vietnamese

Location: Santa Monica

Blossom, a Vietnamese spot that offers noodles and more in Sunset Park, is another local go-to. The bustling, compact eatery offers family-style seating and a range of Vietnamese staples.

Glendale Pho Company

Location: Glendale

Under the radar but never a disappointment, the Glendale Pho Company is a valley go-to. The portions are huge and usually fall under $10. In addition, the rare steak is excellent.

Vinh Loi Tofu

Location: Reseda

Owner and chef Kevin Tran make fresh tofu each day for his savory and sweet vegan fare. The Iron Man pho satisfies, while the warm and sweet ginger tofu “pudding” comes through for dessert. The second location in Cerritos is just as solid as the original.

How to Give Back this November | Out & About

November is a time of giving thanks and giving back. With a number of charities in the community looking for volunteers ahead of the holidays, it’s time to give a helping hand. We’ve put together a list of local charities you can volunteer your time with this November.

The Midnight Mission

Location: DTLA

Offering counseling, education, training, and job placement to the city’s homeless population, The Midnight Mission serves as a great place to give back. Along with regular meal services and food donation drives, the Mission holds special Thanksgiving and Christmas events. To volunteer for a special event, it’s recommended to start with regular volunteer hours and fill out the online form.

Heal the Bay

Location: Venice Beach/South Bay Area

Our coastal areas deserve some TLC in November as well. Join the environmental group, Heal the Bay on their commitment to keeping SoCal’s coastal waters and watersheds as safe, healthy, and clean as possible. The monthly beach cleanups are the easiest way in, but you can also pledge a bit more time and organize cleanups for your own favorite stretch of coastline.

L.A. Regional Food Bank

Location: Los Angeles

You can give back this November with the L.A. Regional Food Bank. The organization will need volunteers to help with food sorting, special events, and food drives. In addition, the yearly Operation Gobble returns to help deliver food for the holidays.

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Location: San Fernando Valley

As one of the organizations that Rodeo Realty frequently volunteers with, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission offers a host of services. The organization provides hot meals, health services, and housing to the needy population in San Fernando Valley. Volunteers are welcome to help assist in handing out meals, clothing, medicine, and more throughout the week. 

SOVA Community Food and Resource Program

Location: West L.A. and Van Nuys

SOVA’s two service centers (West L.A. and Van Nuys) provide a free five-day supply of groceries and hygiene products for each family member in need. You can give back this November by becoming a volunteer. The organization needs help with everything from packaging and inventory to registering clients and entering data. SOVA offers opportunities for both “occasional” and “core” volunteers.

Fall Home Decor Ideas We Love | Home Tips

Give your home a chic touch of fall flare with a range of fall home decor ideas. Nothing says autumn like warm earth tones that add just the right amount of spice to your home design. For the fall home decor ideas we love, read on below.

Lamp Chimneys Make for Ideal Fall Decor

Prep your holiday table with an easy yet eye-catching centerpiece. Incorporate the lamp chimneys at varying heights for a high-low look and better ease for guests to converse across the table.

Fall Decor to Love: Lined Cornucopia

Is Thanksgiving complete without a cornucopia somewhere in your home? The universal symbol of bounty, upgrade your cornucopia by lining the inside with velvet and filling the center with gold-painted nuts and pomegranates.

Say Welcome with a Pear Fall Decor Motif

Forelles and Anjours pears make for a fragrant greeting. Simply arrange seven pears on a mantel. Then, with a fine-tipped washable marker, write letters on the front of each pear. Press whole cloves into the flesh along the lines, and the sweet aroma will be as welcoming as the message itself.

You’re so Golden Arrangement

Fall leaves with a Midas touch! Pluck some transitional branches before they change from gold to brown and use them in a delightful fall arrangement. Pair your bouquet with dahlias, which are the floral jewels of the season.

Wheat is the Centerpiece of Attention

Perfect as fall decor or even a year-round display, a wheat centerpiece is both chic and simple. Boding with the essence of fall, this neutral statement piece makes for an ideal centerpiece.

Gourd-gous Fall Decor Pumpkin Vases

If you didn’t turn your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, you could still put them to good use for November. Carve out the top of your pumpkin or gourd and turn it into an elegant vase for a floral arrangement.

Lovely Leaves as Gift Tags and Name Cards

Go organic with your name placards this thanksgiving. Use leaves of varying sizes as name cards on your Thanksgiving table in a contrasting color.

Economic update for the week ending November 5, 2022

The U.S. economy added 261,000 new jobs in October – The Department of Labor and Statistics reported that 261,000 new jobs were added in October. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.7%, just off the 60-year low of 3.5% last month, and back to its 3.7% rate in August. The labor-force participation rate (the share of workers with a job or actively looking for a job) dropped slightly to 62.2% from 62.3% in September. Average hourly wages increased 4.7% from one year ago. The number of new jobs created was above what experts had expected, and about the same as the initial report of 263,000 new jobs created in August that was revised to 315,000 today. The Federal Reserve has stated that they intend to keep increasing rates until the overheated jobs market cools. This is a report we will be looking closely at to determine the course of the Fed.

Stock markets down for the week – The Fed led the week with its 4th consecutive .75% interest rate hike, as well as comments which frightened investors who felt that future rate hikes would be moderating. When speaking about inflation Chairman Powell pointed to the labor market as a key contributor. He said “the labor market continues to be out of balance, with demand substantially exceeding the the supply of available workers.” With consumer spending accounting for nearly 70% of the U.S. economy, the Fed has focused on cooling the labor market with the hopes consumers pull back on their spending. While it seems like a historically low unemployment rate is a good thing, as long as workers have no fear of not finding employment, they will keep spending which will continue to fuel inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 32,403.22, down 1.4% from 32,861.80 last week. It is down 10.8% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 3,770.55, down 3.4% from 3,901.06 last week. The S&P is down 20.9% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 10,475.26, down 5.6% from 11,102.45 last week. It is down 32.1% year-to-date.

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week, yielding 4.17%, up from 4.02% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 4.27%, up from 4.15% 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 for the most popular loan products as of November 3, 2022, were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 6.95%, down from 7.08% last week. The 15-year fixed was 6.29%, down from 6.36% last week. The 5-year ARM was 5.95%, unchanged from 5.96% last week.

From WhatsApp Updates to Ads on Netflix and more! | Tech News

November is here, and so is another week of tech news. From WhatsApp Updates to Ads on Netflix and more, stay connected with our technology news of the week.

Netflix’s New Plans and Pricing with Ads Arrives

The time has come. Advertising has arrived on Netflix, and with it, an updated offering of plans via ad-supported tiers. After a successful rollout in Canada and Mexico, the service launched in the US and eight other countries. As the world’s largest video service, this marks a major move for the streaming giant. Beginning this week, Netflix will run ads alongside its show and movies with its Basic with Ads plan. Those wishing to not add ads to their viewing experience can keep the same ad-free membership.

Matter, a newly released universal smart home standard, Debuts in Amsterdam

Members of the Connected Standards Alliance too to Amsterdam this week to showcase Matter. A new universal smart home standard, Matter promises to simplify the connected home. Major industry players are in support of the new standard, with Amazon, Google, Apple, and more jumping on board. “It is truly one of the biggest engineering efforts in years,” said CSA President Tobin Richardson during keynote remarks that kicked off the event. “To see this kind of collaboration between companies that normally try to eat each other on the market, they come together here, and they work together on something that builds the market together.”

You Can have an iPhone 14 with a Built-In Rolex for $135,000

If you have ever wondered how a Rolex would look when combined with your phone, the answer is here. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is now available with a Rolex watch embedded into the body courtesy of the luxury gift site, Caviar. For a price tag of $135,420, consumers can purchase the luxury upgraded timepiece to add to their collection. The Rolex built into the iPhone is a yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona that sports eight diamonds. “Caviar craftsmen strive to constantly surpass their own achievements,” says the Caviar listing for the watch. 

Moonwalkers – ‘World’s Fastest Shoes’ Create Shoes to Speed Up Walking

Pittsburg start-up Shift Robotics believes it has come up with a solution to the slowness of walking. The Moonwalkers, which are powered, wheeled smart shoes promise a 250% increase in walking speed. The shoes can strap onto regular footwear and have a top speed of 7 mph (11 kph), an average range of 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers), and a weight of 4.2 pounds (2 kilograms). Shift Robotics shows are funded via Kickstarter and are currently set at a super early adopter price level of $1,099 (£960, AU$1,720). The Kickstarter has already attracted over $200,000, putting it well over its initial $90,000 goal.

WhatsApp to Debut Large Group Communities

The popular chat social app WhatsApp has debuted a new feature for large conversations. The “Communities” feature will support communication across organizations with the ability for a 32-person video call. This latest addition to the app is WhatApps take on Telegrams Groups and Channels sections. In addition to “Communities,” the app announced in April it would also be adding emoji message reactions. “It [communities] makes groups better by enabling sub-groups, multiple threads, announcement channels, and more,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. “All secured by end-to-end encryption, so your messages stay private.”

 

Weekend Events | November 4 through 6

Enjoy the first weekend of November with our weekly round-up of fun things to do in your local community. From AFI Fest to Ventura County Farm Day and more!! Read on for all the happenings this November 4 through November 6. 

LOS ANGELES WEEKEND EVENTS | November 4 through November 6 

AFI Fest

When: Until November 6

Where: Hollywood

What: Get cozy this November with the latest indie gems and box office hits at AFI Fest. The annual film festival is your chance to see yes-to-be-released titles by major filmmakers and up-and-coming artists. See features like Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All, Alice Rohrwacher’s Le Pupille, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.

Chinatown First Fridays

When: Until December 2

Where: Chinatown

What: Enjoy extended hours at various galleries, shops, and restaurants during Chinatown’s First Fridays. Most of the galleries are along Chung King Road, with other businesses in Chinatown Central Plaza and Far East Plaza. Find the full list of spots here.

Eataly L.A. 5th Birthday Bash

When: November 3 

Where: Century City

What: Celebrate Eataly’s 5th birthday on Thursday, November 3. L.A.’s Italian emporium is hosting a party in its marketplace. You’ll find tasting stations, pours of regional wine, Italian beverages, chef demos, and a DJ set all throughout the evening.

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS | November 4 through 6

On Air L.A. Annex

When: Until November 5 

Where: Santa Monica

What: It’s a new era of radio and podcasting, and On-Air L.A. Annex is here to celebrate it. This well-curated annual fest features a jam-packed schedule. Enjoy talks, tapings, and more with personalities like Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway, among many others.

Harry Styles

When: Until November 15 

Where: Inglewood

What: Welcome to Harry’s House! The One Direction breakout star takes over the Kia Forum for 15 nights of music in support of his new album Harry’s House. The show will be opened by Ben Harper. 

Joan Didion: What She Means

When: Until Jan 22, 2022

Where: Hammer Museum

What: See more than 200 works of art to sketch a portrait of the late literary icon Joan Didion. The Hammer Museum exhibition represents periods of her life in places like the Central Valley in the postwar period or New York circa 1960. Featured artists include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Noah Purifoy, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, and more than 50 others.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | November 4 through November 6 

Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 Years of Joy & Wonder

When: Until March 19 

Where: Glendale 

What: The museum atop Forest Lawn’s Glendale cemetery is celebrating 60 years of the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater with a display of about 100 historical pieces, including puppets, concept art, archival photos, and an animatronic band.

Annual USC Marshall Golf Club Fall Tournament

When: November 6 

Where: DeBell Golf Club 

What: Care for a round of golf? Then don’t miss the annual USC Marshall Golf Club Fall tournament! The tournament is a scramble, so participants are encouraged to come out and have fun.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents: Double Feature Night

When: November 12 

Where: Glendale

What: Is there a better era of Horror flicks than the 1980s? We’ll let you be the judge with this weekend’s double showing of cult classic hits. Check into Hotel Transylvania or take a trip to Egypt with The Mummy for this weekends November approved features! Electric Dusk Drive-In is LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in and invites you to Glendale to enjoy film, food, and fun!

 

CONEJO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS | November 4 through November 6

Ventura County Farm Day

When: November 5 

Where: Varying Ventura County Farms

What: This Saturday, the public is invited to more than 15 Ventura County farms, ranches, and agricultural organizations. The one-day event will feature a day of free agricultural activities and tours during the 10th Annual Ventura County Farm Day. This year’s theme is “Meet All The Hands That Feed You.”

Día de Los Muertos Event 

When: November 5

Where: Oxnard Performing Arts Center

What: Celebrate culture and tradition at OPAC’s signature event, Dia de los Muertos! The event brings the community together for stunning local art exhibitions, inspiring performances, artisan vendors, traditional food, and so much more. This year will also acknowledge Araw ng mga Patay, the Filipino Dia de los Muertos.

11th Annual Taste of Conejo

When: November 6

Where: Hyatt Westlake Village 

What: Food and wine enthusiasts will enjoy an all-inclusive afternoon of exceptional food, wine, beer, and spirit tastings from a wide of local restaurants, breweries, and wineries. New local establishments “tasting” at the event this year include The Fisherman’s Wife, Flower Hill Cookie Factory, Clean Juice, The Stand, and California Fish Grill at the Janss Marketplace.

LA Eats: The Top Seafood Restaurants

If there is one thing, you can find a gourmet selection of in California, its Seafood! With so many seafood restaurants around town, your options are endless for something from the sea. Rather than feel like you’re stranded in an ocean of possibilities, we have you covered. Check out our list of the top seafood restaurants in your area.

Los Angeles

Orsa & Winston

Location: 122 W 4th St, Los Angeles

Another Michelin star selection, Orsa & Winston, brings decadent seafood to Downtown L.A. in an artsy fashion. The food itself is Asian-Italian, inspired with a prix-fixe that comprises seasonal ingredients infused with wide-ranging flavors. While the menu can only be seen once in the restaurant, diners can expect options like the soft-shell crab tempura and the Satsuki porridge. Likewise, among offering perfectly delicious options, one can also expect a perfectly designed ambiance. 

Angler

Location: 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117 | Los Angeles

When it comes to “hidden gems”, nothing sets the bar quite as high as Angler. Located inside the Beverly Center, the restaurant is not visible to those driving down the boulevard. As far as LA’s seafood restaurants go, this one tops the list. From the decadent palm-sized banana pancakes topped with caviar to the harissa-slicked spot prawns, it’s mouth-watering good. Indulge in the thoughtful creations of chef and restaurateur Joshua Skenes at Angler in LA.

 

Providence

Location: 5955 Melrose Ave. | Los Angeles

A two-star Michelin restaurant from Chef Michael Cimarusti, Providence, offers award-winning food in a sophisticated atmosphere. For seafood restaurants, Providence has been serving up unique options for over a decade. The restaurant offers three tasting menu options with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients available. While most menu options are from the sea, patrons can also enjoy choices like the Liberty Farms Duck or A5 Wagyu Beef. This restaurant is a splurge, so be prepared to dish out between $225 to $475 per person, depending on wine pairing. 

Westside and Beach Communities

Dudley Market

Location: 9 Dudley Ave, Venice

Enjoy a seafood and wine-focused menu that caters to the beachside neighborhood at Dudley Market. The menu is reasonably priced and expansive (there’s meat and veggies too). From their wide-ranging wine menu to the freshest fish and seafood you’ll ever taste, consider this Venice spot a must. 

Blue Plate Oysterette

Location: 1355 Ocean Ave. | Santa Monica

Enjoy all that old-school East Coast clam bars and seafood shacks have to offer in an upgraded setting with a fresh take on coastal fare. Blue Plate Oysterette serves as an excellent choice for seafood restaurants in Santa Monica. The dining establishment offers crab cakes, lobster rolls, and fish and chips for classic options. Those seeking more L.A. style options can dig into selections like fish taxes, lobster mac and cheese, and more. 

 

Fishing with Dynamite

Location: 1148 Manhattan Ave. | Manhattan Beach

When it comes to seafood restaurants in the city, Fishing with Dynamite takes you away from the hustle and bustle to a more casual affair. The food remains on par with other fine-dining seafood establishments, but the setting bodes casual comfort. This neighborhood joint is located in Manhattan Beach, offering delicious seafood options like the Peruvian Scallop and yellowtail tacos. However you choose to dine from the sea, you’ll feel right at home here. 

San Fernando Valley

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

Location: 6252 Topanga Canyon Blvd #1695 | Woodland Hills

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar has found a way to perfectly combine casual comfort food options with sophisticated fine dining selections, and we are HERE for it! As another one of the best seafood restaurants in town, it should come as no surprise that we have no menu dislikes. You will be satisfied with their array of options, from the fried fish tenders and garlic noodles to the toto tuna tartare with quail eggs. 

Shin Sushi

Location: 16573 Ventura Blvd. | Encino

We may be on a Michelin-rated kick this week, as Shin Sushi lands on our list of best seafood restaurants with one-star from the acclaimed publication. Looks may deceive those who venture to the shopping center Shin Sushi resides in, but true patrons know the establishment to be a great find. From the mastery of Taketoshi Azumi comes a menu worth indulging in. Enjoy fresh and delicious options like the Hokkaido uni or scallops and fatty tuna. All of which are sure to delight even the most discerning seafood connoisseurs.

Tel Aviv Fish Grill

Location: 19014 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana

For those seeking a fantastic seafood experience in Tarzana, look no further than Tel Aviv Fish Grill. Not only does Tel Aviv Fish Grill serve as one of the best seafood restaurants in town, but it also serves as one of the few with an array of kosher and gluten-free options. “With an extensive fish menu, breakfast options, and authentic salads, everyone will have something to smile about at Tel Aviv Fish Grill.”

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Lure Fish House

Location: 30970 Russell Ranch Rd. | Westlake Village

A family-owned establishment, Lure Fish House serves up delicious seafood in a California coast setting. The seasonally sourced menu offers selections like mussels, ceviches, fish tacos, lobster, organic salads, and simply seared fish. With satisfying menu options like the Miso Glazed Sea Bass Bowl and Branzino, you can’t go wrong with their well-rounded menu.

Broad Street Oyster Company

Location: 23359 CA-1 #3874A | Malibu

It’s safe to say that Malibu has no shortage of excellent seafood restaurants, with Broad Street Oyster Company being at the forefront of the list. What started as a pop-up took shape as a welcoming seafood staple in the neighborhood. Enjoy a stunning view of the Malibu Lagoon while you dig into tasty options like the Sea Bream Fillet and the Eggplant Carpaccio.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Location: 2087 Thousand Oaks Blvd. | Thousand Oaks

What seafood list would be complete without Mastro’s? While most may mistake this for being just a steakhouse, Matro’s offers some of the best seafood in town. From their famed seafood tower to their Blackened Swordfish, the options are endless. Treat yourself to an evening at Mastro’s; you’ll be glad you did!