These are the 50 Twitter Accounts Everyone in L.A. Should Follow

January 30, 2017
In The News

If you are as utterly obsessed with Los Angeles as we are, this is the painstakingly curated list you need in your life. Whittling it down to 50 was nearly impossible but someone had to do it. And that someone was us. In no particular order…

1. @LAScanner
Tweets about crimes heard over the police scanner, often hilariously. #ScannerOn forever.

May this be the year where the illegal fireworks cause the dogs & cats to rise up against us. May they win & save us from ourselves.

— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) 2:27 AM - 1 Jan 2017

2. @tedlieu
L.A. congressman Ted Lieu’s on-point comments about the Trump administration have earned him a growing following.

Was charged $2.99 for coffee listed at $2.59. That's why I have trust issues. Oh, and the fact that @seanspicer at #WhiteHouse makes shit up

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 11:25 AM - 23 Jan 2017

3. @Stu_Mundel
Views (photographically and otherwise) from KCAL and KCBS aerial photojournalist Stu Mundel.

Nifty stuff you see from the helicopter. LA Harbor the super cool space X rocket being packed up @SpaceX @CBSLA

— stu mundel (@Stu_Mundel) 8:33 PM - 25 Jan 2017 · California, USA

4. @LAasSubject
Hosted by USC, documents our city’s past with incredible archival photographs.

Corner of Main & 4th in #DTLA, circa 1923

via @USCdiglib: …

— USC Libraries (@USCLibraries) 5:57 PM - 12 Jan 2017

5. @LosFelizDaycare
Parody account of a daycare in Los Feliz. Like all good parody, it’s almost too real.

When we showed this picture to our friends, Kumquat (137 weeks) asked if it referred to La La Land getting 14 Oscar nominations. 

— Los Feliz Daycare (@LosFelizDaycare) 12:27 PM - 25 Jan 2017

6. @VancityReynolds
The actor Ryan Reynolds. Guy is funny. Glad he’s local.

People in LA are deathly afraid of gluten. I swear to god, you could rob a liquor store in this city with a bagel.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) 1:27 PM - 7 Jan 2017

7. @LAhistory
Tweets about Los Angeles history. (Yes, transplants, Los Angeles has a history. It’s fascinating.)

Media coverage of the Oscar nominations as reported by @TheAcademy Report (1959): … (page 3) #Oscars

— LAhistory (@LAhistory) 11:11 AM - 24 Jan 2017

8. @militantangeleno
Self-described “part-activist, part-superhero,” this anonymous guy chronicles his explorations of Los Angeles on an extremely dedicated blog and an active Twitter account.

"Look at these women...ain't nothing like 'em nowhere..."#womensmarchla #womansmarchla

— Militant Angeleno (@militantangleno) 2:22 PM - 22 Jan 2017

9. @LANow
Breaking news from the Los Angeles Times. Also recommend you follow @LATimes, the largest newspaper on the West Coast.

'Breathtaking violation of rights': L.A. city attorney barred from seeing detainees at LAX 

— L.A. Times: L.A. Now (@LANow) 2:51 PM - 29 Jan 2017

10. @BiblioSzabo
The Los Angeles city librarian keeps the city up to date with all the activities at the Central @LAPublicLibrary and connects readers to the incredibly varied activities of the 72 neighborhood branch libraries.

650,000 students getting library cards = Happy City Librarian @LAPublicLibrary @LASchools @MayorOfLA @lausd_zimmer @MichelleKingLA

— John Szabo (@BiblioSzabo) 7:24 PM - 7 Dec 2016

11. @LAObserved
The Twitter account for Kevin Roderick’s longtime blog about L.A. news and local media.

LA Times staff warned not to join women's marches in LA or DC. Read the memo: …

— Kevin Roderick (@LAObserved) 4:13 PM - 19 Jan 2017

12. @SamOnTV
Any celebrity plugging a project here in town must drop by the desk of the KTLA entertainment guru.

The Best. The most talented. The nicest. Exceptional career in front of and behind the camera. …

— Sam Rubin (@SamOnTV) 2:45 PM - 25 Jan 2017

13. @alisonmartino
The “Delorean of the Internet” Alison Martino curates vintage Los Angeles pics and slices of history.

No, this isn't a scene from "GREASE" or "THEM". This is a real photograph of L.A. river drag racing in the 1950s under the 6th St Bridge

— Vintage Los Angeles (@alisonmartino) 2:03 AM - 30 Jan 2017

14. @earthquakesLA
Want to know if that was just an earthquake? LA Quake Bot will tell you.

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 2.49mi S of Santa Clarita, CA. Details:  Map: 

— LA QuakeBot (@earthquakesLA) 9:11 PM - 26 Jan 2017 · Santa Clarita, CA

15. @LAFD
Los Angeles Fire Department shares breaking news about fires and emergencies. For safety tips and answers to your questions about fire and safety, follow @LAFDTalk.

Update #; 5:56PM; SB 101 FY x Hollywood; #Hollywood; #Jumper Patient is now safely in custody. ... 

— LAFD (@LAFD) 9:00 PM - 24 Jan 2017

16. @timeoutla
You have no excuse to ever be bored in this city. We got city guides out the waz.

A new bar, beer hall and cafe by @MikkellerBeer is opening in DTLA! …

— Time Out Los Angeles (@timeoutla) 7:00 PM - 25 Jan 2017


17. @NWSLosAngeles
The National Weather Service has the latest weather, on the occasions when there is some.


Rain coming next week? The Weather Prediction Center has a tenth to a half inch over our area. #LAWeather

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) 3:22 PM - 28 Jan 2017

18. @goEastLos
“Everything East Los Angeles.”

#DowntownDia starts today! Ride @metrolosangeles to Grand Park #DiadelosMuertos

— Grand Park LA (@GrandPark_LA) 1:57 PM - 29 Oct 2016

19. @ForYourArt
Bettina Korek recommends art shows and cultural experiences, because someone has to keep civilization going, damn it.

#DougAitken #ElectricEarth @MOCAlosangeles & #RenaissanceAndReformation @LACMA on @artnet’s top 10 fall museum shows 

— ForYourArt (@ForYourArt) 7:15 PM - 22 Aug 2016

20. @RidingShotgunLA
Twitter handle of Roy Choi, the innovative chef who is also known for his prolific and authentic online presence.

Fuck mild cheddar and it's no flavor having ass

— Papi (@RidingShotgunLA) 9:01 PM - 28 Jan 2017

21. @esotouric
Pics from the city’s most interesting bus tour. This city has a lot of bus tours. So this is saying something.

Today! Paranormal origins of the Bradbury Building revealed on The Lowdown on Downtown bus and walking tour. … #DTLA

— Esotouric's Lost LA (@esotouric) 10:54 AM - 28 Jan 2017

LAPD’s official Twitter account. Would be amazing (hint, hint) if it was staffed 24/7.

Thousands in #DTLA exerc 1st Amend Right, peaceful & great spirits. No arrests & Public transp mvg slow. Thx for ur patience #itsourLAstory

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) 5:52 PM - 21 Jan 2017

23. @awalkerinLA
Alissa Walker is the @CurbedLA Urbanism Editor. She travels the city by all means of transportation but car, and she tweets cool facts about it.

I’ve been thinking all weekend about what @mslaurabliss says here: It’s not about deleting one ride app for another …

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) 2:27 AM - 30 Jan 2017

24. @cinefamily
Gets people together to watch cool movies.

Just announced for January! ALL ABOUT ALMODOVAR: A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE (with 7 films on 35mm!)! Watch our OG trailer and get so excited!

— The Cinefamily (@cinefamily) 3:09 PM - 23 Dec 2016

25. @ericgarcetti
The mayor’s Instagram is better, but still a good source of often-timely information.

Together, we can put an end to homelessness. Thank you to 7,000 volunteers taking action to help @LAHomelessCount. 

— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) 6:05 PM - 25 Jan 2017

26. @AnnaKendrick47
The actress. Totally gets Twitter. Never stop tweeting, Anna Kendrick.

Sometimes I feel like I could pull off the perfect murder. I'm not saying I would… but I think I could.

Merry Christmas!

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 1:44 PM - 23 Dec 2016

27. @CurbedLA
For people who want to know everything about their city and neighborhood, plus the latest on planning in the city.

150 more affordable units planned for Skid Row. #DTLA …

— Curbed LA (@CurbedLA) 4:30 PM - 29 Jan 2017

28. @mattdpearce
The Los Angeles Times national reporter emerged during the election as a must-follow journalist on Twitter, both for his articles and his hilarious and sharp observations.

[Arrested Development narrator voice] He was not. …

— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) 2:17 PM - 30 Jan 2017

29. @LAist
Local news/food/culture website; stays on top of news in real time.

Trump Vows To Pull Federal Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities' Like L.A. …

— LAist (@LAist) 5:28 PM - 25 Jan 2017

30. @LAWeeklyMusic
News about @LAWeekly’s music section, where a lot of the music conversation happens locally.

Still a question we haven't gotten a good answer to. #HipHop 

— LA Weekly Music (@LAWeeklyMusic) 6:36 PM - 27 Jan 2017


31. @besharodell
L.A. Weekly’s award-winning restaurant critic who came to the city by way of Australia. (Smart move–food’s better here.)


Think that 18% "service charge" added to your bill is a tip? Think again... …

— Besha Rodell (@BeshaRodell) 12:21 PM - 24 Jan 2017

32. @thejgold
The respected L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. Now has his own bot.

Perhaps you would like to read a restaurant review this morning. Because noodles. 

— jonathan gold (@thejgold) 2:14 PM - 28 Jan 2017

33. @PhilRosenthal
Phil Rosenthal hosts a food and travel show for PBS. So he knows a lot about that. He also knows a lot about TV, having created Everybody Loves Raymond.

Superman and I love @welocol @RidingShotgunLA @dcpatterson

— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) 12:23 AM - 5 Jan 2017


34. @BMcCarthy32
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and guy who writes funny tweets when he is not pitching, which means he has a lot of downtime because pitchers work like, what, three hours a week? He should probably be tweeting more.


"shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit"- Barack or Michelle sometime this week after remembering doing dishes is a thing

— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) 10:21 PM - 27 Jan 2017

35. @NathanMasters
Explores L.A. and its history. Host of Lost LA on @KCET. Owner of one seriously I-know-some-stuff-about-history profile pic.

Great overview of efforts to uncover ancient LA streams with the aid of maps, photos, and other archival documents: …

— Nathan Masters (@nathanmasters) 10:46 AM - 20 Jan 2017

36. @mylastbite
Food and travel writer Jo Stougaard is co-founder of L.A. Bites Hunger, which is a group of food lovers fighting hunger in Los Angeles.

My very favorite restaurant (in the world)?? EASY @jitladaLA (the original one people)... 5233 Sunset Blvd... #AcceptNoSubstitute #Jitlada …

— Jo Stougaard (@MyLastBite) 1:01 AM - 27 Jan 2017 · Los Angeles, CA

37. @chefludo
The celebrated chef. You know Ludo Lefebvre from Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, and LudoBird. Look at this pic below and tell us you don’t want to eat with the guy.

Christmas eating begins now, with cheese. #cheese #christmaseve #lefebvresdoparis

— Ludo Lefebvre (@chefludo) 6:44 PM - 24 Dec 2016 · Paris, France

38. @BoobsRadley
Julieanne Smolinski is a hilarious L.A.-based writer (Grace & Frankie) who is beside herself about what’s happening in Washington. The tweet below is from simpler times.

At their separate Christmasses, my divorced parents unwittingly got me the same stretch mark cream. Happy Holidays, everybody.

— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) 12:33 PM - 25 Dec 2016

39. @Venice311
Like L.A. Scanner, but for Venice, so with like 35 percent more naked guys driving around in vans.

Venice & AK: fruit loop under the influence jumping into traffic. Problem should solve itself.

— Venice 311 (@Venice311) 5:41 PM - 18 Jan 2017

40. @LACMA
Updates from the museum, with excellent art and photography.

Farewell to #RainRoom! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences with us!

— LACMA (@LACMA) 3:31 PM - 22 Jan 2017

41. @paperhaus
Carolyn Kellogg is the book editor at the Times. And she’s a real character.

As of today, I've been book editor at the LA Times for a year. And so far I have not been crushed by a toppling pile of books in my office.

— Carolyn Kellogg (@paperhaus) 3:04 PM - 13 Jan 2017

42. @LAKings
The best professional sports social media account in the country belongs to YOUR Los Angeles Kings!

Los Angeles now leads St. Louis 2-0.

...both in this game and in professional football teams.

— #LAKings (@LAKings) 11:25 PM - 12 Jan 2017

43. @GettyMuseum
It’s all about that art.

This fearsome lion's powerful & animated presence suggests that Dutch artist Cornelis Saftleven drew it from life. 

— J. Paul Getty Museum (@GettyMuseum) 9:43 AM - 30 Jan 2017

44. @culinaryBrodown
Always entertaining writer of food stories for Los Angeles magazine and other reputable publications.

May 2017 please be the year we all stop using "like crack" to describe food.

— Josh Scherer (@CulinaryBroDown) 9:50 PM - 19 Jan 2017

45. @BoredElonMusk
Parody account. Startup ideas from the second-richest man in the city/possible super-villain Elon Musk.

Eye tracking blog platform that does not allow comments to be posted until entire article is read.

— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) 3:42 PM - 10 Jun 2016

46. @marcelluswiley
Some sports media use Twitter to break news. Some use it to have fun. Marcellus Wiley is one of the fun ones. Probably the most fun sports guy in town.

— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) 8:57 PM - 29 Jan 2017

47. @DiscoverLA
Official account of the local tourism board, but don’t let those words put you to sleep. Shares things to do and see around the city for locals and visitors.

The forecast for Friday calls for heavy pours and low lighting. Best Dive Bars In L.A. 

— Discover Los Angeles (@discoverLA) 7:09 PM - 19 Jan 2017

48. @AvaDuvernay
Directed 13th, a movie about the criminal justice system. Comments on current events on her Twitter account. (We love her.)

Amplifying words of one of my favorite filmmakers, Asghar Farhadi, who like too many others will be turned away from the Land of the Free.

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) 12:01 PM - 28 Jan 2017

49. @hiddenla
Uncovers cool, fun, new things to do in the city. Un-hiding them, if you will.

Adorable new hidden bar in DTLA!!! It's called Birds & Bees. (No, seriously, it's HIDDEN.)

— hidden los angeles (@hiddenla) 3:23 AM - 26 Jan 2017 · Los Angeles, CA

50. @LAMagFood
Wait. What? How did this one get on here? Who wrote this thing, anyway? Probably the people from @LAMag. Ah, really? Will the shameless self-promotion ever end?

13 Breakfast Burritos in L.A. You Have to Eat Before You Die: 

— Los Angeles Mag Food (@LAMagFood) 3:00 PM - 22 Jan 2017