10 top tips from our Los Angeles correspondent

Stars in the sky and on the silver screen, trips to the beach and a cemetery, plus a stroll with a local actor who calls himself ‘the people walker’ … LA delivers the goods for our west coast writer

Sun, surf and solitude: a quiet side of LA

More often associated with jammed freeways and crowded beaches, Darin Tang’s Los Angeles images capture moments of calm away from the masses

Los Angeles city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

All eyes were on LA ahead of the Oscars, and the city has more to offer visitors than ever: new bars and attractions in regenerated districts, better transport options, plus views and beaches galore

The best of Los Angeles

A Pacific coast cycle to Malibu, unspoilt Catalina island and a visit to an 18th-century Spanish mission belie the view of LA being all about movie studios and freeway traffic

KT Tunstall on falling in love with Venice Beach: ‘It’s bohemian … and a bit barefoot’

Dolphins jumping and a band playing a song of hers in an Irish bar set the tone for life in this fun and fabulous beachside neighbourhood of Los Angeles

Los Angeles and the ‘great American streetcar scandal’

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcars in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?

Alluring Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city where glamour and style are timeless. Here are 10 locations that still exude old-school allure.

Identify the music venues from around the world

Ten pictures for you to identify http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jun/20/travel-picture-quiz-music-venues-around-the-world