About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.

Mega Fun at MegaCity One

MegaCity One is the perfect spot for comic book and graphic novel fans to buy both popular and obscure favorites, and offers events for game enthusiasts, too. Located on Melrose for a near-historic thirty years, store owner John Goddard curates a wide selection of comic books, board games, collectibles, and even in-store Magic tournaments. According […]

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Frankie’s on Melrose: New York Meets LA

“I came from New York, and I wanted to feel like I was in New York,” says Frank Competelli, owner of Frankie’s on Melrose. “So I opened a restaurant on Melrose Avenue 30 years ago, and I pretended Melrose was Broadway,” he laughs. Today, he feels like a Californian, but the warm vibe of his […]

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Blinkbar: Blink and You Won’t Miss It

Beautiful lashes are a luxury, but one that’s easy-to-get one at the sleek Blinkbar. Clients rave about the full but natural look of these long-lasting lashes, as well as the cool pink and white interior of the salon that’s perfect for Melrose Ave. And the salon offers comfortable massage beds to relax on while “lashing […]

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Melrose La Brea Animal Hospital

At the Melrose La Brea Animal Hospital, modern treatment meets old-fashioned, warm-hearted neighborhood care. Dr. Edd Jordan has been healing animal patients since 1971, offering day, night, and emergency service as well as house calls and boarding. Yes, house calls: by day, by night, and for emergencies. Pet parents hail Jordan’s encyclopedic knowledge and the […]

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Restaurant Romance on Melrose Avenue for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a romantic spot to dine on Valentine’s Day? Melrose Avenue restaurants offer a delicious way to play Cupid. Wolf At Wolf a $95, five-course, pre-fixe menu is offered by Chef Marcel Vigneron. The sleek, contemporary space offers seatings from 6 to 10 p.m. Start with the Baby Peach Bellini, a bubbly introduction to […]

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Art from Cultural Pop: Gallery 1988 East and West

Gallery 1988 is pure cultural pop. Opened in 2004, this Melrose Avenue art outpost isn’t just one gallery, it’s two. Both are considered top destinations for cutting-edge pop-culture themed artwork. And of course, what better place to look at pop culture than at one of its epicenters – Melrose Ave. California natives Katie Cromwell and […]

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SOHO Design House: The Finest in Functional Art

When Jacob Rahman founded his SOHO Design House Brand in 2012, he was still serving a four-year deployment in Afghanistan. But that didn’t stop Rahman from conceptualizing a unique idea for functional art: fine art rugs. “What I do is offer limited-edition, handmade rugs designed by artists. Each rug is essentially an extension of the […]

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The Zephyr Theater: Staging Fun on Melrose Ave.

The Zephyr Theatre has been a mainstay on Melrose for thirty years, and for all these years, the theatre has been run by building owner and producer Lee Sankowich. Recently, however, Sankowich, has changed his focus to theatrical directing and he’s brought on industry veteran Racquel Lehrman to run the space. “I own two venues […]

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Meet Your Melrose Avenue BID Board Members:

Denis and Sylvia Weintraub Denis (Deny) and Sylvia Weintraub are more than just property owners on Melrose Ave. The couple, whose 7600 Melrose Avenue building is an iconic part of the avenue’s business scene, are also among the founders of the Melrose Business Improvement District. Their involvement with Melrose Avenue began in 1979, when Sylvia […]

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Spokes n’ Stuff: More Than Just a Bike Shop

Spokes n’ Stuff is the quintessential neighborhood bike shop. The small store has been a fixture of the neighborhood for more than 45 years. At the present Melrose Ave. location for the last 18 years, owner Joey Harris says the store offers a wide range of bike-related services and sales. “We do bike repairs, rentals, […]

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