Los Angeles, like any other city, is a city of neighborhoods and towns and small sub-sets. Some of them are hip and happening, a lot of them are Ethnic (which is not a good thing but a fantastic thing). Some are dull and drab, and some are downright dangerous, and some have bad reputations but should be visited and enjoyed.
Now, its bad enough keeping track of all of these locales if you’re a native Angeleno, much less someone who’s lived here for twenty years like me. And if you’re just visiting? Forget about it.
But where we can, we here at “Is It Any Good” are going to try where we can to list ‘em out, to describe them, tell you a little about their history. From there, you can make your decision about where you want to go and what you want to see.