If you make a list of the world’s most boring road trips, Los Angeles to Las Vegas must be included. Every day, countless drivers hit I-15 and blast through the desert as quickly as possible, tuning out the world until Sin City looms large in their windshield.I was determined to find a better way.Time with our long-term Four Seasons BMW M550i was rapidly drawing to a close, and my wife and I decided to take the Rocket Couch on one last tour. Our goal: get off the beaten path and explore places that don’t make it into Frommer’s.Our first stop was Norton Sales in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, the place to go when you’re ready to make that sci-fi movie you’ve always dreamed about. Essentially a museum for the aerospace industry, Norton is bursting with space-age control panels, rocket-grade plumbing, and a couple of spare rocket engines. The owner plans to turn the store into an actual museum, so best to go now while that oxidizer and pneumatic … [Read more...] about We Take the BMW M550i xDrive from L.A. to Vegas, the Long Way
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So they turned to their friends for help. The Dusk festival pulls its lineup from the top tier of local DJ talent, with L.A. scene pals like Chris Cruse, Cooper Saver and many others. There aren’t headliners per se, but acts like DJ Harvey, Peaking Lights, DJ Nobu and Jennifer Cardini have played some of the world’s best and biggest clubs and festivals. … [Read more...] about At Dusk festival, L.A.’s techno underground heads into the woods
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 10:53 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 As the top of the ninth inning wound down on Thursday with the Tigers leading comfortably and closer Shane Greene needing only one more out for the team’s best series win of the season, Mike Fiers began the party. Fiers, the veteran starting pitcher whose performances this season are indicative of the Tigers’ resiliency, triumphantly pumped a plastic goose in the air. In less than 24 hours, after an intruding goose was chased off the Comerica Park field during a rain delay and then flew into the facing of the second deck, the goose, or at least its plastic doppleganger, has become the Tigers’ unofficial mascot. In the decoy's first game in the dugout — sitting on the railing throughout — the Tigers hammered the Angels, 6-2. They took three out of four games from an AL playoff contender, have won four consecutive series at home and created further optimism that this team, … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers feeling goosed after series win over L.A. Angels
LOS ANGELES, California — In this metropolis of taco trucks, stands, and restaurants, the options for great street tacos are infinite. Conventional plans can be boring and for that reason I drove an Inferno Orange 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport around the city of Los Angeles in search of delicious tacos. After all, without “taco” there would be no T-a-c-o-ma.Our well-equipped tester was priced at $40,670. It came equipped with the double cab-only TRD premium sport package, which adds leather-trimmed heated front seats, a moonroof, a premium JBL Audio system with integrated navigation and Toyota’s Entune app suite, dual zone automatic climate control, and auto headlights for $2,625. Another added option, the technology package, includes rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitor, and cross-traffic alert. At a mere $800, this option is a stellar deal and worth the investment considering all those safety features.Before starting the taco tour, I made a list of … [Read more...] about The 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport L.A. Taco Tour
EXCLUSIVE Justin Bieber's gotta be a little tired ... because he was running all over the pitch trying to get in on the action in his soccer game. We got the Biebs playing some organized futbol at Bluff Creek Fields in Playa Vista Saturday afternoon. It's hard to tell how well he played -- or if his team won or lost -- but he was getting props from his teammates when he went to the sidelines ... so had to be decent. JB's team -- Churchome F.C. -- is part of an L.A. amateur league. We also got him hanging out of his ride inviting "anyone who wants to come over" afterward ... probably to somewhere awesome. Btw ... we do know Justin's got some soccer skills, but at this point it seems like hockey's still his best sport. … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber Plays in Soccer Match in L.A.