I am relatively new to the Los Angeles area. I have been reading this board quite a bit, it is a great resource, thank you very much!
My weak spot is rich, dark chocolate. I am not a big fan of factory made chocolates like See's or Godiva, I prefer local shops, very rich dark chocolates, truffles. In New York the shops were on every corner, here I have not located any places I liked, I just have not run across them. I am sure they are in some minimall I just drove past.
Any recommendations? And, while I am indulging my sweettooth, any recommendations for bakeries?