What’s Happening This Week: Oct. 28, 2019

October 28, 2019   |   Compass California Real Estate Blog

LA Greater Area

Getting Grand Central Market

Face it, a sea of food swimming in people can be overwhelming. The key to GCM is having a guide with the know-how to navigate to the best choices, from Kismet Falafel to Ramen Hood. You’re welcome.


20 weird, wonderful LA walks

As temps finally start to fall, relaxing strolls get a lot more appealing. When the generic model (birds, trees) gets a bit boring, head for routes like these. Each one is as LA as it gets.

Where the horror flicks rolled

The “Phoenix” Poltergeist II house is in Altadena. Spike, Dru and Angel’s pad in Buffy just sold in Los Feliz for a solid $18 mil. Thirsty for more? Bookmark this map and amaze your out-of-town friends.

LA’s trailblazing black architect

He was the first certified black architect west of the Mississippi. The first black member of the AIA. And designer of countless LA mansions only whites could own by law. A photographer just spent three years exploring his legacy.

The San Francisco Bay Area

NoPa, no problem

It stands for north of the Panhandle. And between the dive bars, hip watering holes, indie shops, and destination dining scene—if you go to Che Figo, make sure to order the impossibly light and delicious homemade focaccia—NoPa just may be San Francisco’s hottest hood. Here’s a guide to this emerging neighborhood stretching along Divisadero Street


Beyond stamp collecting

Get your head out of that screen! These 6 creative workshops in San Francisco give you a hands-on primer on fun and tactile activities like sewing, dancing, making kombucha, letterpress, pottery, and more. You just may find yourself with a new hobby—besides texting, that is.  

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