Newcomer's Handbook for Los Angeles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780912301433
  • Publisher: First Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 297

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
3 Neighborhoods
6 Map of Greater Los Angeles West
8 Map of West Los Angeles
9 Malibu
11 Topanga Canyon
13 Santa Monica
15 Venice
17 Marina del Rey
18 Playa del Rey
20 El Segundo
22 Manhattan Beach
23 Inglewood
25 Mar Vista, Palms, Cheviot Hills
26 Culver City
28 West Los Angeles
29 Brentwood
31 Westwood
33 Beverly Hills East
36 Map of East Los Angeles
37 West Hollywood
40 Fairfax District
41 Hancock Park
43 Hollywood
45 Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park
47 Leimert Park
49 Downtown South
52 Map of South Los Angeles
53 Downey
55 La Mirada,Norwalk
57 Long Beach North
60 Map of the San Fernando Valley
61 San Fernando Valley
63 Encino
65 North Hollywood
68 Burbank, Glendale
71 Pasadena
75 Santa Clarita
79 Street Address Locator
Tips on finding your way around Los Angeles
81 Finding a Place To Live
House and apartment hunting in greater Los Angeles, real estate agencies, tips on what to look for in an apartment, details about leases, security deposits and rent control
95 Moving and Storage
Truck rentals, movers, packing, insurance, storage, children, complaints, taxes, online resources
103 Money Matters
Bank accounts, credit cards, income taxes
109 Getting Settled
Utilities, broadcast and cable TV, driver's licenses, parking, voter registration, passports, library cards, recycling, finding a physician, pet laws & services, safety tips
133 Helpful Services
Furniture and appliance rentals, haircuts, domestic services, mail and telephone services, services for people with disabilities, gay and lesbian life, consumer protection
145 Child Care and Education
Referral services for child care, public and private school resources, universities and colleges
155 Shopping for the Home
Shopping districts, department stores, malls, specialty shops, grocery stores and farmer's markets, second-hand stores
171 Cultural Life
Taking advantage of the city's many cultural opportunities, for adults and children
193 Sports and Recreation
Professional and participant sports and games, health clubs, parks and recreation departments
215 Greenspace and Beaches
Welcoming green havens and cooling waters located throughout Los Angeles
219 Places of Worship
Area spiritual centers
229 Volunteering
Getting involved once you are settled
235 Transportation
Moving around town by car and by public transportation; getting in and out of town by plane, train, and bus
245 Temporary Lodgings
Hotels, motels, hostels, bed & breakfasts, short-term leases, and YMCAs
251 Quick Getaways
Nearby destinations for weekend trips
255 Natural Disasters
From earthquakes to floods; a summary of safety measures for before, during and after a disaster
261 A Los Angeles Year
Annual Los Angeles area events
269 A Los Angeles Reading List
271 Useful Phone Numbers and Web Sites
283 Index
291 About the Authors
293 Reader Response Form
295 Order Form
297 MTA Transit Map
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