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It’s go time: Get on board

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You’re either already in town, or packing a bag.  Here are some final reminders and tips to get you situated at ONA15.

Weather:  People live in LA for lots of reasons. The weather is definitely one of them. The forecast this week is why they make movies here: 90 degrees and sunny. Every. Day.  Bring comfortable shoes for walking the Exhibit and Midway floors, fancy ones for the OJAs, receptions and parties, and flip flops for the pool.

The hotel:  The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza has a great history. It’s where Sonny and Cher started their variety act (sparking our campaign to have Board President Meredith Artley and former Board President Jim Brady sing a Sonny and Cher duet — which still needs your support, so please contribute here.) Ronald Reagan loved it so much, the hotel was known as the Western White House while he was in office and there is a lot of Reagan history lining its walls. And if the lobby and ballrooms look familiar, you may have seen them in recent episodes of “Modern Family” or on star-studded awards shows. Continue reading

Good eats in the ONA15 neighborhood

It would be impossible to try to include all of the amazing food that LA has to offer in a single blog post (or even many blog posts). We will leave that up to Jonathan Gold and the food staff at the LA Times. But you’re going to be in one of the best dining cities in the world for a few days, so even if you can’t leave the area around the hotel, you should eat well. Continue reading

A local’s guide to LA for ONA15

We asked ONA Board Member Kim Bui, Deputy Managing Editor at First Look Media living in Los Angeles, to pull together tips for your trip to ONA15. 

Los Angeles is super excited to have you here, ONA friends. September is a great time in the city, and here’s to hoping that you can tack on an extra day or so to see the rest of LA while you’re here.

Below is a little list of things you should check out while you’re in the City of Angels, organized by whether you have a car or don’t have a car at your disposal.

About that: You might not think it, but LA has pretty great public transit. The bus system gets you most anywhere and our trains run on time (mostly) and are mostly shiny and new. Uber, Lyft and all those other ride services can get you anywhere else and they’re the preferred mode of transportation if you’re going to be engaging in a significant amount of libation. Continue reading