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This Is How James Cameron Reserves His Parking Space at Lightstorm Entertainment HQ

A sign that reads "D.F.P.H." (short for "Don't F—ing Park Here") greets employees or visitors trying to park in the director's spot at his company's Manhattan Beach-based offices.

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    Chris Gardner

Are There More Sharks This Year? 6 Burning Beach Questions Answered

Great whites, stingrays and tsunamis: Top experts answer FAQs.

Underwater in 40 Years? Which L.A. Beach Homes Are at Risk

Scientists are predicting that by 2100 the oceans could swell six feet higher than they are today, which means that scores of multimillion-dollar houses in Malibu and parts of Marina del Rey would be…

L.A.’s Ugly Jim Crow History: When Beaches Were Segregated

A Santa Monica stretch called Inkwell was one place African-Americans could enjoy.

Manhattan Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

Zooey Deschanel, Vince Vaughn, Maria Sharapova and Mia Hamm are among the stars and athletes who call the family-friendly South Bay beach town home, with hockey players living to the north, and…

Santa Monica Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

The 3.5-mile stretch of deep sand — a tony, family-friendly haven for the likes of Brian Grazer, Dennis Quaid and Jamie Lee Curtis — features the Santa Monica Pier's ferris wheel, "the best place to…

Marina del Rey Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

Ice Cube and Ricki Lake have homes in the area, which is the "closest beach to town with no people, because they can't park," says interior designer Bradley Bayou, who owns a weekend house with his…

Santa Barbara Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

Gwyneth Paltrow recently spent $4.9 million on a 2.4-acre teardown in the area Oprah Winfrey that calls home and the view of Butterfly Beach is "like walking into a painting."

Malibu Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

The iconic 27-mile coastline that revolves around Pacific Coast Highway is a mecca for celebrities, from Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford and Jennifer Aniston to David Geffen, Dr. Dre and Joel…

Venice Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

'Stranger Things' star Matthew Modine, Robert Downey Jr., John Slattery and Fiona Apple are among those drawn to the neighborhood, which this summer saw the debut of the area's first on-demand beach…

L.A. Beach Guide: Insider Tips, Where to Go and What to Avoid

In L.A., sands are shifting fast around the coveted coastline enclaves where the wealthy and powerful live and play, as THR reveals the latest luxury amenities, insider tips, shark news (yes, there…