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TASCHEN’S – Leroy Grannis’ Surf Photography of the 1960’s and 1970’s

Apr 29, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

This book features the world famous surf photographer, Leroy Grannis’ ability to photograph the beauty and power of the ocean and his mastery at creating iconic images for over 20 years.
Grannis’ photographs documented surfing [...]

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Tourmaline Canyon Surf Beach – A San Diego Gem

Apr 27, 2011 by Lisa Newton

With just one steep declining street leading to its large parking lot, Tourmaline Surf Park Beach, is another one of the myriad of San Diego’s wonderful surfing beaches.
A tiny bit to the south of [...]

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Windansea – California’s World Famous Beach

Apr 26, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Over the last two years, we’ve featured many historical landmarks, including buildings, a trailer park, a cemetery, and monuments; but this is the first shack to make the list.
Originally constructed in 1946 by Woody Ekstrom, [...]

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The Acclaimed Original Fish Company Restaurant

Apr 25, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

From the moment the Rothman Family in 1981 first opened the doors of The Original Fish Company, in Los Alamitos, its acclaim has always been outstanding, and ever since celebs and locals have happily rubbed [...]

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Architecture and West 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles – Part 1

Apr 19, 2011

If you’ve ever visited or work in downtown Los Angeles, I’m sure you’ve noticed the difference in many of the buildings. It’s a mixture of new high rises and old architectural wonders.
Although over the years, [...]

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Los Angeles’ Crenshaw Metro Station

Apr 18, 2011

On Friday, I took LA’s Crenshaw/I-105 Metro Station, aka as the “Green Line,” going west.
The last time I took the Green Line, I was traveling to Long Beach. But today, I’m heading to downtown [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Rise and Rise of LBC’s Snoop Dog

Apr 16, 2011

Chances are even if you’ve never seen him, heard his music, watched him on television or film– you’ve heard his name.
That’s what we’re talking about: Snoop Doggie Dog aka Snoop Dog!
Snoop, who got his nickname [...]

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Stix – The Rapper from Watts

Apr 15, 2011

Turntables sit in a row on empty barrels; the building is stripped down with gritty brick walls–creating the new and hip urban environment consisting of Graffiti in many parts of our nation.
On one of its [...]

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Bike Week LA 2011 will be here May 16th-20th

Apr 14, 2011

Now celebrating its 17th year, Bike Week LA (formally Bike to Work Week). is the place and chance for everyone who commutes by car to become familiar with using bicycles to get work–or anywhere else–to [...]

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Clean Energy, Earth Day and Los Angeles’ KCET

Apr 13, 2011

it’s that time of year again, when around the world, dedicate and pay homage to Mother Earth.
Earth Day is the start of a new paradigm shift from using oil, coal and nuclear energy (to wit: [...]

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Bikes are the Most Popular Vehicle in the World

Apr 11, 2011

That’s right – It’s the bike.
With 1.2 billion currently in use, bicycles out-number cars around the world by 800,000.
The above information came via an info-graph entitled Getting Around:

Although bikes might are world’s most popular mode [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – Sheryl Crow’s – “All I Wanna Do”

Apr 09, 2011

Hit it!
This ain’t no disco
It ain’t no country club either
This is LA!
Sheryl Crow’s breakthrough hit from her 1993 debut album Tuesday [...]

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Today’s “Man on the Street” Interview

Apr 06, 2011

As diverse as Los Angeles’ population and demographics are, not surprisingly our views on topics as varied as relationships, politics and favorite activities, are equally as opinionated.
At Travelin’ Local, we started this new [...]

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The Mile Square Park – A Surprise Package in Fountain Valley

Apr 05, 2011

At first glance, the Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, looks just like a typical neighborhood park.
However, that perception changes into reality as you explore the park, and discover its long list of unique [...]

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