If Los Angeles were a museum, Eric Lynxwiler would be docent-in-chief. A storehouse of local lore, he has spent the better part of two decades uncovering and illuminating unheralded city treasures via coffee table books and comedy-laced tours. Trained as an urban anthropologist, Lynxwiler’s forte is the neon sign (his nighttime neon bus excursions are a visual and verbal delight). But he has also coauthored books on Wilshire Boulevard and Knott’s Berry Farm, and helped research a volume on Terminal Island.
Below, the South Bay native offers his top 10 "hidden gems" from LA and environs.Read More