This little hair salon is located in the student union (Ackerman) on the UCLA campus. It's open to everyone but naturally, the main clientele is students. A haircut is reasonably priced at $14 (just went up after they remodeled over the summer 05). They also have a customer loyalty card for $2 - pay 6 hair cuts, get the 7th free. I've always been satisfied with my haircuts here. If you're a guy, ask for Patricia, her haircuts are the best!
This is the second best University of California campus (Berkeley being #1). It's a large school, and it's pretty easy to get lost in the masses as an undergrad. Grad school here is a good experience depending on what department you are in. Being a public university, with the huge budget cuts in CA's education budget in the last few years, there often just isn't enough money to support all the students. For example, our college library's budget was cut from $80,000 anually a few years ago to now $30,000; we can't even subscribe to some online journals anymore. But despite all that the level of education at this school is still very high, and it's a beautiful campus to boot.
I love going to the UCLA store, it has a great selection of everything you need as a college students. Apart from the obligatory textbook section upstairs, there's a whole floor devoted to books, apparel, computers and accessories, electronics, and a little food market. Everything is decently priced although I wouldn't buy computer hardware there, it's much cheaper in some other stores. Most of the software titles have academic pricing though, so it's a good deal for students (faculty/staff as well).
This is a little neighborhood liquor store. They offer all the basics (like the "damn it's midnight, I need toilet paper!"). Good selection of beers, I don't usually go for the harder liquor. Also a few random food items and the usual assortment of snacks and magazines. The staff is friendly. I wish they sold MTA and lottery tickets though.
I really like going to them. The waiting time is always very short. The staff is very friendly. The turnaround time on my contacts is usually 3-4 days at most. Once they even kept their store open an extra 10 minutes just so I could come by and pick up something!
This amusement park, located right next to Disneyland, has more attractions that might be interesting for adults (still family friendly of course). The rides are a bit more wild, and the experience is a little less "cutesy" than Disneyland. For tourists, you should probably plan one day in each of the parks and buy some combo ticket if possible.
I stayed there when I first visited LA. It's very conveniently located, close to the UCLA campus. For the location it was inexpensive, but I guess you really get what you pay for - the place was pretty dirty. I actually saw a few roaches. It was also pretty loud but I believe they had construction going on during the time I stayed there.
Sigal & Gevojanyan is a decent hair salon. They offer student pricing which makes getting just a simple haircut pretty inexpensive. I used to pay $12 for a haircut but they might have raised their prices since they moved to a larger location (just a few houses down from their old one).
The wait time is usually not very long, as there are always at least 3 or 4 people cutting hair. The staff is corteous for the most part although some of the stylists seem a bit arrogant.