Venice Beach: Coney Island of the Pacific.
Griffith Park: Central Park of Southern California, complete with crowded zoo of depressive animals.
Will Rogers State Park: a mountain to be scaled like the steps of the Statue of Liberty (stretching it but I really like Will Rogers).
The Hollywood Bowl: an outdoor Madison Square Garden.
Hollywood Boulevard: Times Square.
Santa Monica Boulevard: 8th Avenue before Giuliani [prostitues! real life lady marmalades!].
West Hollywood: Chelsea.
Fairfax / Melrose: the L.E.S.
Silver Lake: Williamsburg.
Echo Park: Bushwick.
The Echo: Union Pool.
Walt Disney Concert Hall: Town Hall [with Pirates of the Caribbean charm].
Glen Oaks: Long Island.
The Grove: Roosevelt Field Mall.
Sun Valley: SoBronx.
LA Clippers: underdog team to the Lakers generally favored by jobless fanatics, like the Mets.
Il Corral: Glasshouse Gallery or ABC No Rio or Cake Shop without the Liquor License.
The Smell: 3rd Ward or 1080 Metropolitan or anything else touched by Todd P.
LAX: fucking Movida.
Little Joy: west coast Welcome to the Johnsons.
The Snake Pit: Mars Bar.
Mark the Cobra Snake: a 310 party photographer like 212's Bronques of Last Night's Party, only more famous.
Shadow Scene: California's photographic copycat, like Nicky Digital.
Cosmic Pizza ["the alien bar"]: Yaffa Cafe
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: God-fearing Starbucks [fair trade, baby].
Pink's: Shake Shack.
In&Out Burger, Astro Burger, Fatburger: Gray's Papaya, Papaya Dog.
Jack In The Box's two tacos for 99 cents: homeless newspaper.
Want to know the equivalent of something unlisted? Want to correct my ass? Add your own!