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6 people you will see running in Santa Monica

It’s starting to get warmer in Southern California (in other words, it has gone from 60 to 65 degrees), and you’re probably starting to feel that itch to get out and exercise. Running is a popular activity for Angelenos, with abundant sunshine and great views/trails. With that said, there’s no better melting pot of runners than in Santa Monica. Head over to the beach for a run, and you’ll likely encounter some or all of the following characters. 1. The extremely attractive female who wants nothing to do with anyone Gorgeous, in shape, glistening and wearing next to nothing — you’ll see plenty of these ladies, and they will all avoid eye contact at all costs. They are out for one reason: to get in their 3 miles to balance out any calories they may consume at the impending happy hour of their choice. If you're a heterosexual guy, you’ll most likely find yourself puffing out your chest and quickening your pace while running by these types, as if your posture and pace will suddenly make her stop and chat you up. 2. Trendy Tommy This gentleman loves whatever the latest fitness craze is, and he runs like he’s modeling it at a trade show. Last week, it was a new fit-watch and bracelet so he can accurately track his sweat output per quarter mile. This week, he’s wearing a hideous running mask that will benefit his lungs. Next week, he’s likely to have enormous balance shoes that make him look like he’s snowshoeing. Jog by Trendy Tommy with a smile, knowing you two are basically g

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Valentine's Day gifts for when it's complicated

Not quite in a relationship and not quite single? We get it.

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Valentine's Day gift and date ideas

It's time to get planning, whether you're single or in a relationship

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The best exotic dancers in LA

Whatever you're into, there's a dancer in LA who will float your boat (read: dance on your lap)

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How to become a regular at your favorite LA bar

You wanna go where everyone knows your name, right? When you were a kid, the idea of being a “regular” at a bar was glamorous... something you aspired to become. Bars were places where Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson could be surrounded by their friends and truly speak their mind. Fast-forward twenty years: you haven’t sent or received a Christmas card in decades, you’re in credit card debt up to your ears and you can no longer call your grey hair “premature." You’re a “social drinker” because your social life IS drinking, and you feel a natural comfort at your neighborhood bar. But how exactly does one obtain the lofty status of regular at that neighborhood bar?

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18 reasons LA is my valentine

LA, we're so in love with you. Whether we're single or engaged, natives or recently transplanted, there's no city we'd rather be in on Valentine's Day (or any other day, for that matter). You're a total babe, and here are just a handful of reasons we want you for our date this February 14.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's first LA house will reopen with 24 hours of tours

There's a dirty secret about Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterworks: They're beautiful to look at but sometimes lousy to live in. Case in point, the nearly century-old Hollyhock House, the pinnacle of a never-built arts complex that took a beating after the '94 Northridge earthquake. But after a series of repairs, the most recent of which kept the house closed for two years, the legendary architect's first California design (and only LA residence open to the public) looks to be back in tip-top shape. Those imposing concrete doors will open to the public again on February 13—just in time for Valentine's Day—with 24 hours of self-guided tours.

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6 people you will see running in Santa Monica

It’s starting to get warmer in Southern California (in other words, it has gone from 60 to 65 degrees), and you’re probably starting to feel that itch to get out and exercise. Running is a popular activity for Angelenos, with abundant sunshine and great views/trails. With that said, there’s no better melting pot of runners than in Santa Monica. Head over to the beach for a run, and you’ll likely encounter some or all of the following characters.

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5 online dating photos that won’t get you a date

Did you know January is the most popular month for online dating? It’s true -- in the aftermath of the lonely-for-the-holidays hell, online dating sites see a surge in sign-ups at this time of year. So how does a man stand out amid all this fresh, new competition? The first hint is choosing the right photos. Yes, women look at them. And sometimes even one ill-chosen photo can be a dealbreaker. Do yourself a favor and avoid these five photos like the 405 during rush hour.

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Angel City Brewery is having a snow day this Friday

It's a moment that, as an East Coast young'n, you live for on winter mornings. You wake up, and it's snowing—hard. You think, this could be the day, couldn't it? Couldn't it? You turn on the TV, eyes darting in mounted anticipation as a roster of school names scroll down the screen, indicating cancellations and delays and prompting the lucky chosen ones to go batshit crazy as their parents sigh in the background. If you're a SoCal native, the idea of snow days may have been relegated to TV shows and reports from your Boston cousins while you stared longingly out the window at a cloudless, perfectly blue sky. To turn that dream into a reality—and to help East Coast transplants relive their childhood—Angel City Brewery is throwing a legit snow day, powder included.

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From classic steakhouses and seafood shacks to vegan sanctuaries, we've uncovered the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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The best shops in Los Angeles

Shop 'til you drop (and get your fill of retail therapy) with our ultimate guide to shopping in LA.

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The best coffee shops in Los Angeles

From macchiatos to cold brews, lattes to espressos, here are the best coffee shops in the city to score your next cup.

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Los Angeles neighborhood guides

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Koreatown

Find the best restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do in Koreatown, with our guide to the sprawling neighborhood that never sleeps.

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Downtown Arts District

Equal parts warehouse wasteland and burgeoning hub for LA's young, professional and creative, the enigmatic Downtown Arts District is the city's neighborhood to watch.

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Hollywood for locals and tourists

We narrowed down the best Hollywood tours, attractions, restaurants and bars for your next Tinseltown trip.

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Little Tokyo

We don't need to remind you that Little Tokyo in Los Angeles is the ultimate destination for some of the city's best Japanese restaurants and authentic shops.

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Abbot Kinney

From restaurants and bars to boutiques and galleries, here’s your essential LA city guide to eating, drinking, shopping and playing on Abbot Kinney.

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Discover the vibrant Chinatown in downtown LA with our guide to the best dim sum, Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, things to do, and attractions in Chinatown.

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