We recently had to go to Los Angeles for a week. A bit of work and a bit of holiday. If you have never been, it's not like in the movies....it's worse....(joke). It's a great place to be, great standard of living, perfect weather all year round. No trouble and the people are very polite and friendly. My word of advice to anyone travelling there......AVOID the tacky tourist bullshit that goes with the place and see the real L.A. Drive the coast, go north towards San Francisco and see the real California.