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Eye on L.A. for Feb. 6, 2010

Sat., Feb. 6, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
February 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
This week on Eye on L.A.: L.A.'s music mecca, best pizza, fine art and secret gardens.L.A. Live
The L.A. Live entertainment complex has become one of the most popular entertainment destinations in all of Los Angeles. President and CEO of AEG Tim Leiweke talked to Eye on L.A. about this ambitious development project that began more than ten years ago. The first phase was the Staples Center and the last phase was recently completed with the unveiling of the Regal Cinemas, J.W. Marriot and The Ritz Carlton hotels that tower over the L.A. Live plaza.

To discover the wide range of entertainment options L.A. Live offers, visit: www.lalive.com

L.A.'s music Mecca
The music world has a new home in Downtown Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum at L.A Live offers more than just a look into music's biggest award, it's a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli took us on a tour, highlighting interactive activities and exhibits such as Michael Jackson's white suit from the "Thriller" album and Elvis's first guitar.

To learn more about Grammy Museum exhibits and educational programs, visit: www.grammymuseum.org

Keeping art alive
The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, also known as MOCA, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by displaying its permanent collection with more than 500 works by over 200 artists. No other city in the world can offer this many modern works in one compilation of exhibits.

MOCA has two locations that you can visit, for more information, visit: www.moca.org

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90013

L.A.'s best pizza
Eye on L.A. and Katie Tamony, editor-in-chief of Sunset magazine, took a tour of some of L.A.'s best pizzerias. From quaint to modern, these three must-hit pizza spots offer everything from East Coast-style pizza to traditional authentic pizza pies.

Tomato Pie
2457 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-6474

Antica Pizzeria
13455 Maxella Avenue (2nd Floor)
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 577-8182

Pizzeria Ortica
650 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 445-4900

Secret gardens
Eye on L.A. discovered three urban oases in Los Angeles, perfect spots if you're looking for an escape without leaving the city. These hidden gardens are open to the public.

James Irvine Garden
at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Closed Mondays
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Weekends: call ahead to check availability
(213) 628-2725
Admission is free

Garden in the Sky
at the Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, 90012

Open daily to the public, except during special events
Please call ahead to check availability (213) 629-1200
Admission is free

The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 756-8166

Monday through Thursday 12:00 - 4 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Evening tours are offered during the summer
Admission is $3 per person, $2 for children and senior citizens