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Old 01-18-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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There are actually quite a number of apartment downtown, but most of them are not cheap. The few ones that are are going to be somewhere like Skid Row or are otherwise more transitional housing for people getting off/trying to avoid sleeping on the street. Downtown is great, but not on a budget.

If you're seeing 2 BRs listed at $750 it could be a roommate situation, not the actual entire apartment. That would be a reasonable price for one room of a $1500/mo. two-BR apartment.

Where are the jobs? Not to be overly cynical, but there aren't any open jobs. Or at least not many. Don't expect a job. There are lots of people out there looking for work, including those with lots of experience.

I love Craigslist, by the way. There are scams, but they're generally very obvious to spot. (such as any 2 BR that is advertised as $750/month. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.) A lot of the smaller places advertise only on CL. DowntownVentura gives excellent advice on avoiding the scams. I've had great success with CL, as have many of my family and friends (both as renters and as landlords).

Hollywood and West Hollywood have a ton of "hot" restaurants. No guarantees any of them are hiring, though. There are also some semi-affordable places in or near Hollywood, although not as cheap as what you're hoping to find.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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I love Craigslist, by the way. There are scams, but they're generally very obvious to spot. (such as any 2 BR that is advertised as $750/month. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.) A lot of the smaller places advertise only on CL. DowntownVentura gives excellent advice on avoiding the scams. I've had great success with CL, as have many of my family and friends (both as renters and as landlords).
I agree with this! Of course there are scams - but they're not hard to spot - and frankly CL is the very best place to find a place owned by a landlord with only a few properties.

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Hollywood and West Hollywood have a ton of "hot" restaurants. No guarantees any of them are hiring, though. There are also some semi-affordable places in or near Hollywood, although not as cheap as what you're hoping to find.
And something to consider, the "hot" restaurants hire "hot" servers - mostly aspiring actors and models - so if your Dad is hot, great, but if he's not prepared to trade on his looks, he might have better luck looking in the surrounding areas.
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