<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:39 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:39 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Outdoor Dining on a Chilly Day]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:12:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cecconi%27s_patio.jpg
How do you keep eating outdoors once winter arrives? There are ways.

Photo Credit: Cecconi's]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Holiday Boats, Nightlife, and Films]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:54:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/SantaMonicaPubCrawlHorn.jpg
The Santa Monica Pub Crawl is ready to roll. Plus:

Photo Credit: Colin Young-Wolff Photography]]>
<![CDATA[The Autry Celebrates Las Posadas]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:37:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/Lasposadasautry.jpg
The holiday tradition is reenacted at the Griffith Park-based museum.

Photo Credit: Autry National Center]]>
<![CDATA[Small Business Saturday: The Local Celebrations]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/smallbusinessimage123.jpg
A number of SoCal neighborhoods spotlight their one-of-a-kind shops.

Photo Credit: Small Business Saturday]]>
<![CDATA[An Offbeat Pop-Up Shop Lands at the Pier]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:54:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pier81275728.jpg
The LA Craft Experience heads west for a day by the beach.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Finding Love on the Ice]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:06:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/1-03-09what.jpg
Lickety-split pair-ups take to the Culver City rink for one romantic night.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Tippi Hedren Talks "The Birds"]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:14:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tippi-Hedren.jpg
The star will discuss the Hitchcock classic at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Photo Credit: The Birds]]>
<![CDATA[The Grinch's Max Helps Home-Needing Hounds]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:24:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/doguniversal2012_1.JPG
Universal Studios' annual pet adoption fair helps hounds find homes.

Photo Credit: Universal Studios]]>
<![CDATA[Long Beach's Mega Christmas Cookie Contest]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:33:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/generic-cookies.gif
Are you ultra proud of your special snickerdoodles? Best enter 'em quick.

Photo Credit: Cookies]]>
<![CDATA[Singing in the LA Phil's Lively Yuletide]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:51:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/DonTikiWaltDisney.jpg
A Hawaiian-themed holiday and Idina Menzel round out the calendar.

Photo Credit: Don Tiki]]>
<![CDATA[Theatre in the Dark Shines On]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:40:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Theatre-in-the-Dark_12.jpg
The title says it all: Plays presented in pitch-darkness are the theme.

Photo Credit: Vesna Hocevar]]>
<![CDATA[Gifting Downtown LA's Best Eats]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:46:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/lovenutsphoto.jpg
Want to give a food gift with a local twist? Look to downtown.

Photo Credit: Love Nuts]]>
<![CDATA[Ping Pong a Go Go: SPiN LA]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:49:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/spineveningorange.jpg
Paddles and petite balls go posh at The Standard downtown.

Photo Credit: SPiN NYC]]>
<![CDATA[Starry Auction: The Estate of Greta Garbo]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:45:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/gretagarbocropped.jpg
Clothes, photos, and more will be part of the major collection.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade: A Look Back]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:23:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/94670723.jpg
One of the best-known holiday parades on the planet is about to turn 104. Here's a peek back at some truly vibrant vessels.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Supporting The Reindeer Project]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:35:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/reindeerproject12.jpg
Bid on a lively holiday artwork and lend some love to Inner-City Arts.

Photo Credit: The Reindeer Project]]>
<![CDATA[Go Snow Sledding Downtown (Really)]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:41:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PershingSquareSnow12.jpg
A free family festival at Pershing Square trucks in the cold stuff.

Photo Credit: Downtown on Ice]]>
<![CDATA[The 25ยข Chinese Theatre Flicks Bid a "Wonderful" Farewell]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:36:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/WonderfulLifeGraumans.jpg
A Christmas classic sends the big Grauman anniversary deal on its way.

Photo Credit: It's a Wonderful Life]]>
<![CDATA[A Movie Theater's 24-Hour Mega Telethon ]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 09:44:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cinefamilytelethonexterior.jpg
Cinefamily on Fairfax will once again stage its zingy, zany, day-long fundraiser.

Photo Credit: Cinefamily]]>
<![CDATA["The Nutcracker" Gets a Local Twist]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:12:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NutcrackerSwingsLA.jpg
The seasonal ballet revisits 1940s Los Angeles, for two performances only.

Photo Credit: City Ballet of Los Angeles]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: Marina del Rey's 50th Boat Parade]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:32:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/MarinadelReyChristmasboat1.jpg
It's a twinkly, shore-close tradition. Plus: neighborhood open houses, Renegade Craft Fair, free graphic design family day, SantaCon.

Photo Credit: Marina del Rey Boat Parade]]>
<![CDATA[A Holiday Tea at the Ritz]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:16:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ritzteasnowmen.jpg
The downtown hotel hosts a photo-perfect Children's Tea.

Photo Credit: Ritz-Carlton]]>
<![CDATA[Lighting the Menorah Around LA]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:21:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HanukkahFarmersMarketLA_crFM.jpg
Farmers Market and the Skirball celebrate Hanukkah.

Photo Credit: Festival of Lights]]>
<![CDATA[The Little Lane That Could]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:14:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ChristmasTreeLane2010.jpg
An Altadena tree-lined tradition is not far off its centennial.

Photo Credit: Christmas Tree Lane]]>
<![CDATA[Van Gogh Self-Portrait Makes SoCal Stop]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:52:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/VanGoghPortraitNortonSimon.jpg
The artist's "Self-Portrait" from 1889 goes on display at the Norton Simon.

Photo Credit: National Gallery of Art]]>
<![CDATA[Lots of Tubas Playing All at Once]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:17:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TubeXmas51888738.jpg
Is Tuba Christmas more of an event or a full-on movement?

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Free Family Art Day Focuses on Graphic Design]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:30:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/graphicdesignhammer1.jpg
The Hammer Museum devotes a day to typography and printing.

Photo Credit: Hammer Museum]]>
<![CDATA[Raising a Toast to Repeal Day]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:44:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/martini2.jpg
The 1933 Group is marking down drinks for the occasion.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Chic Collars Lend Local Shelters Support]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:01:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GivebonesMB.jpg
Searching for a gift for a dog devotee? Buy something cute and help out, too.

Photo Credit: Givebones]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena's Free Holiday Treat]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:12:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PasSantaMovieDec.jpg
Santa'll be visiting with movie-goers at this yearly tradition.

Photo Credit: Pasadena Playhouse District]]>
<![CDATA[Making Merry With Santa in Malibu]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:18:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/SantainMalibu12.jpg
Santa Claus is set to visit our toniest seaside burg.

Photo Credit: Malibu Country Mart]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend: LA Auto Show and More]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:04:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/LAAuto_157074084.jpg
The future of cars is now. Plus: Movember ends, Burbank fa la las, Unique LA supports local, and two historic places host holiday outings.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas with the LA Master Chorale]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:40:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SantaLAMasterChorale.jpg
Experience magnificent singing, or do a bit of it yourself.

Photo Credit: LA Master Chorale]]>
<![CDATA[Universal's Grinchmas Welcomes Celeb Readers]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:30:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Grinchmas12_107499076.jpg
The theme park's holiday confection will have faux snow, Max, and storytime.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Cirque du Soleil Announces the End of "IRIS"]]> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 10:20:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hybride_Cirque.jpg
The Hollywood-based, movie-loving spectacular will shutter in January.

Photo Credit: Mark Dulong/Cirque du Soleil]]>
<![CDATA[An Ocean of Yuletide Cheer]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:04:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/AquariumSantaTwo.jpg
Santa's donning his diving suit and visiting with the animals of the aquarium.

Photo Credit: Hugh Ryono]]>
<![CDATA["A Christmas Carol," However You Want It]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:01:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/242*120/ComedySecondXmas1.jpg
The Dickens classic gets the offbeat, comedic, and local treatment.

Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz]]>
<![CDATA[Getting to the Heart of the Brain]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:38:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brain3.jpg
TEDx visits Caltech for an invigorating discussion on all things gray matter.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[White House Holiday Decorations ]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:14:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/Michelle-Obama-Christmas.jpg
With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas trees and piles of present decorate the White House. Take a look at some of its best decorations.

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[The Library Store Goes on a Roll (Literally)]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:19:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/239*120/LibraryLANight1.jpg
The Central Library's sweet shop will head into LA, truck-style.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Keeping the "Buy Local" Love Alive]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:17:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/7588935506_71f7b7dc0e_c.jpg
Purchase good stuff from some 350 artists at Unique LA.

Photo Credit: Unique LA]]>
<![CDATA[Love, the Sea, a Song, and Cole Porter]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:36:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/AnythingGoes2012.jpg
"Anything Goes" opens for its ditty-filled, swoon-tastic Ahmanson run.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus]]>
<![CDATA[Old Pasadena's Season Begins]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:26:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/shutterstock_21587632.jpg
Twenty tons of snow and some cheerful caroling? Yep, it's the holidays.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Weird Gifts for the Holidays]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:08:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/weirdgiftthumb.jpg
A bed fit for a mouse: check out this cheese-themed bed. It's just one of the weird gifts that pop culture journalist David Moye featured on the NBC4 News at Noon on Nov. 28, 2012.]]>
<![CDATA[The Universe Inside Downtown]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:29:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/177*120/shutterstock_6998314.jpg
The creators of Brokechella are feting the cosmos via art and music.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Your Neighborhood Drugstore Sushi Bar]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:54:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/walgreenssushi.jpg
The drugstore's newest Hollywood outlet will have some surprising amenities.

Photo Credit: Walgreen's]]>
<![CDATA[LA Live Tree Lighting: Hello, Manilow]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:59:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/BarryITW.jpg
The "Mandy" crooner will make merry, along with a host of other stars.

Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz]]>
<![CDATA[Skating Rinks Open on Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:50:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/1-03-09what.jpg
Looking to spin somewhere post-feast? Pershing Square has you covered.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[A Museum's New "Game Room"]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:35:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/gameroomhammer.JPG
The art of the game -- cards to digital and beyond -- is examined.

Photo Credit: Hammer Museum]]>