celebrities Sep 13

The One Guest Ellen Has Always Wanted on Her Show

“California Live” sits down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about what it feels like going into her final season. Learn about Ellen’s deep belief in manifestation, her next move to Africa, and the one pe...

  • historical landmarks Aug 25

    Enjoy the Autumnal Equinox at an LA Landmark

    It’s been the backdrop for iconic films such as La La Land and The Terminator. Griffith Observatory was closed during the pandemic but it recently reopened and the director invited California Live Host Danielle Nottingham in to celebrate this true Hollywood treasure.

  • Restaurants Aug 25

    A Picture-Perfect Breakfast Club

    This is not your 80’s Breakfast Club! Amber Pfister found an influencer café where vloggers and social media stars come to socialize and eat some old school favorites.

  • food and drink Aug 24

    Tempt Your Taste Buds with a ‘True Italian Taste'

    Buon appetito! California Live is sampling some delicious and authentic Italian fare as part of the three-day True Italian Taste. Participating restaurants in LA include Angelini Osteria, N10 and Rossoblu. Viva Italia!

  • Art and Culture Aug 19

    Why the Getty Center Is LA's Top Destination

    The Getty Center combines architecture, art, and nature all perched on the top of a hill where you feel elevated physically and emotionally. Plus, it’s easy to get taken away by the grounds and sweeping views of the city. “California Live” meets an art educator to understand the “Getty experience.”

  • Restaurants Aug 18

    Check Out This Stunning New Manhattan Beach Restaurant

    Inspired by beach destinations like Cabo San Lucas, Esperanza Cocina de la Playa has just opened its doors in Manhattan beach. The restaurant has been a big transformation (from the former Shark’s Cove bar) with a striking interior and ceviche and tequila menu. “California Live” visits the beautiful space and checks out the dishes.

  • Destinations Aug 17

    Rosenthal Winery's Beachfront Experience Is Everything

    Outdoor wine tasting to live music alongside the Pacific Coast? Rosenthal Winery may be the place for your best-day-ever in California. “California Live” goes to hear about why this special place is so fun for getting together with friends or for parties, including live music, food trucks, and ocean views from their garden patio.

  • Restaurants Aug 17

    Throw Axes and Eat BBQ for a Wild Night Out

    Now here’s for a true outdoorsmen experience, Mo’s House of Axe is the first full-service bar and restaurant with a high-end axe throwing lounge. “California Live” finds out why axe throwing has become a cultural phenomenon. Plus, Lawrence learns the skills needed to hit the bull’s-eye.

  • Restaurants Aug 12

    A Moroccan Oasis Just Opened in DTLA

    How would you like to see views of Los Angeles from a colorful Marrakesh-inspired hideaway? “California Live” checks out JW Marriott’s new open air rooftop pop-up, The Oasis. To add to the experience, there are cabanas, cocktails, mezze platters, and beautiful photo-inspiring backdrops. You can get your tickets here....
  • experience Aug 12

    DTLA's Dance Party Will Make Your Night

    If you’re looking for a dance party to light up your weekend, Dance DTLA is calling your name. “California Live” meets up with dance instructors from Dance DTLA which offers free Friday night dance parties outdoors with easy-to-follow dance moves while DJs spin tunes. Each Friday is different so you can pick your own jams, from disco to Motown....
  • Destinations Aug 12

    Venice V Hotel Honors the Dogtown Era

    Set in a 1915 landmark building originally called The Waldorf, the Venice V Hotel embraces its past as a residence for A-list stars combined with skate and surf culture with a new restoration. V draws inspiration from Venice’s legendary skate park and unmatched culture for a true local experience. “California Live” checks out the curated penthouses...
  • Restaurants Aug 12

    Food Truck Turned Restaurant Is an LA Success Story

    Barbie-Q owner, Fortune Southern, is one of few black female owners to find success in a male dominated world of street food. “California Live” finds out how she achieved her dream of transitioning a food truck to a full-service restaurant. Plus, check out some of her favorite plates including her famous sausage sandwich, hand-breaded chicken crunc...
  • experience Aug 9

    Walk Through Hidden Portals at the Madcap Motel

    Downtown LA’s Madcap Motel blurs the lines between what is real and what is fake. “California Live” experiences the 1960’s portal that combines interactive oddities, art installations, performances, and more through a series of seemingly normal motel rooms.

  • coffee Jul 22

    La La Land Serves Coffee With a Splash of Joy

    La La Land Kind Cafe coffee shop in Santa Monica has taken customer service to a new level of courtesy. “California Live” tries it out to understand the branding mission of “normalizing kindness” where the positivity is palpable. Plus, find out why their business model centers around hiring foster youths.

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