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Letter from the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jul. 5, 2018

In addition to providing information for visitors and residents to discover the unique culture and lore of Hollywood, our publication is the "magazine for people who love Hollywood." What exactly does that mean? There's no doubt that we cram a lot of ...

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Letter From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Apr. 4, 2018

Spring is busting out all over. Thankfully, we've had a little rain and our hillsides show it. Enjoy it while we can, another dry summer is on its way. Historically we've always had our highs and lows as far as rainfall. One of the reasons Hollywood ...

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Letter from the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jan. 2, 2018

Some say that Southern California has no seasons, but that's not quite true. Yes, we're fortunate to have one of the world's best climates occasionally interspersed with rain, fire and the dreaded Santa Anas. We also have awards season. That zany ...

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Letter from the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Oct. 6, 2017

Whether you are a loyal reader or this is the first issue you've ever seen, you are important to us. Years ago, when we first began promoting all the good things about Hollywood, we surveyed people who were visiting for the first time. That's when we ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jun. 29, 2017

Summertime and the livin' is easy. That may be true for the true South, but it's also vacation time and there's always an influx of visitors that our summer travel plans don't match. Rachel Flanagan's article about the Hollywood Sign points out what ...

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From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Apr. 1, 2017

We all love Spring, the time of new beginnings and renewal-even Californians who are happy to be drying out after a long-awaited wet winter. Our hills are green and flowers are everywhere, even the desert is in bloom. We certainly do need a lift ...

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From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Dec. 21, 2016

Everything is topsy-turvy these days, post-election drama and the usual holiday scramble are making our lives even more hectic. Add to this Hollywood's Awards Season and the mood is electric. In the midst of all this, we take a pause to acknowledge ...

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From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Sep. 27, 2016

Fall is here and as our visitors go home, thousands of students arrive or return to school. The air is electric, filled with dreams and possibilities. Venerable Los Angeles City College (LACC) is this year's focus for our Education Issue with its ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jun. 30, 2016

On our summer cover, the Muses of Music, Dance and Drama, a sculpture created by George Stanley whose "Oscar" is passed out each year, graces the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl an overlooked artistic treasure we pass as we speed along Highland ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Mar. 30, 2016

Although the deluge may arrive with April flowers, it seems that El Nino was a bust at least in Southern California. Thankfully, northern reservoirs are filling and the High Sierra snowpack will guarantee that we won't dry up and blow away any time ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Dec. 22, 2015

The holiday season and beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and expression of love through gift giving and celebration. This year the season seems to have more relevance than ever. The world as we know it is changing in ways that are hard ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Oct. 12, 2015

Can someone tell me why there's always the "good news and bad news"? There was good news for our businesses with summer tourism up but not so good for traffic or for our hillside neighbors who were inundated with visitors armed with GPS and smart ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jun. 25, 2015

We're heading into what promises to be another record-breaking visitor season. Hillside residents are still plagued with issues regarding people who want to get "up close and personal" to see the famed Hollywood Sign. So, if you're a visitor, please ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Apr. 1, 2015

It's Spring and the time for thoughts of love. We do love this time of year. Awards have been passed out and there's a brief lull between Spring break and the onslaught of summer visitors. We've rebounded from the Great Recession and many building ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Dec. 16, 2014

Isn't it amazing that the holidays come every year and always catch everyone by surprise-or is it just me? Don't get me wrong, I love this time of year especially the Thanksgiving kickoff. Heading into the season in the spirit of gratitude is the ...

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From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Sep. 19, 2014

What is it about fall that makes it such a delightful time of the year? New beginnings as a new school year is launched, or the fun of creating a costume and all that goes into making Halloween a zany occasion and not scary even with all the ghosts ...

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From The Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jul. 10, 2014

By the calendar, summer has definitely arrived, but this year the term "endless summer" really resonates as we've had an unprecedented warm winter. We're bracing for a warm and very dry season but don't expect dry if you visit Universal this summer. ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jan. 3, 2014

Beginning with a star-studded parade along Hollywood's famous boulevards-Hollywood and Sunset- and contining into the first week of January, the holidays in Hollywood are always a grand occasion. While some places mark the seasons with colorful ...

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From the Editor

Posted By Nyla Arslanian - Jul. 16, 2013

Beginning the end of May, we begin seeing the gradual increase in visitors in and around our famous boulevard. It's always my dream that they come prepared to experience the realities of our urban core. Hollywood is not an easy place and "laid back" ...

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