People were very helpful when I posted a question earlier:
I thought I would give a quick update on our trip and to be honest it helps me keep me organized:
Friday, March 29: Flight from JFK (11:00 am) to LAX (2:00 pm)
Friday, March 29 - Tuesday, April 2: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza. I wanted to thank people for posting information on the downtown bars and restaurants, it was very helpful.
Tuesday, April 2 - Friday, April 5: Shagri-La, Santa Monica. I took peoples' advice and upped my budget a little and I don't need to be right on the beach, so this is a good compromise.
Friday, April 5: Flight from LAX (7:30 am) to JFK (4:05 pm).
I also got tickets to a Clippers game on Monday night.
Thanks again, and I will be back for more advice.