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

Apr 07, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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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A Guide for California Wildflower Lovers

Apr 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Every year, many of California’s State Parks become a land of beauty and wonder.
With over 6,000 native plants and wildflower species, Springtime is the time they bloom in full blown color.
Not sure where to [...]

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What Day of the Week is the Most Dangerous to Drive in Los Angeles?

Mar 31, 2011 by Lisa Newton

When it comes to driving, we often don’t have a choice–or know–which day we’ll be driving. And if we drive to work, we definitely know which days we’ll be in the car.
But, knowing which [...]

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Manhattan Beach and the Metlox Dog

Mar 30, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Oh, how times have changed. What used to be a factory is now an outdoor food pavilion.
If you walk down Manhattan Beach Boulevard within blocks of the Manhattan Pier, you can’t help but notice [...]

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Bike Collisions are on the Rise in Los Angeles County -UPDATE

Mar 29, 2011

From 2000 to 2008, in Los Angeles County, there were 1,982 bike collisions, which resulted in 229 biker deaths. This information is from the TIMS, a Transportation Injury Mapping System, which was established by [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Go-Go’s

Mar 26, 2011

We previously wrote that all girl Rock N Roll bands are rare, and rarer are those that become international sensations.
Around 1980, an all girl music group from L.A., named the Go-Go’s was formed consisting of [...]

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Got Budget Issues? Here’s 25 Metro Bus Routes Mapped during Rush Hour

Mar 24, 2011

As gas prices get closer and closer to $5.00 a gallon, embracing the idea of using LA Metro gets easier and easier.
In fact, in the LA Metro area, bus ridership increased 4.6% in January [...]

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Black Ace Books Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday at the Valley Inn & Conference Center

Mar 23, 2011

Pulp magazines were very popular in the 1930s, particularly dealing with detectives, The Shadow, and different types of spy thrillers. It was a different format when the original days of the comic book publishers were [...]

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The Fascinating History of the First Jewish Cemetery in Los Angeles

Mar 22, 2011

Practically out of sight in a little stretch of road, deep in the recesses of Dodger Stadium, is a mostly unknown and forgotten part of Los Angeles’ storied history; one that includes many untold and [...]

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“Students Run LA” & the LA Marathon

Mar 21, 2011

Like many others, I was watching the soggy LA Marathon runners yesterday. Better yet, if you were a participant, I bet you saw a few marathoners from the Students Run LA (SRLA) group.
Until yesterday, [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – 13 songs entitled “Los Angeles”

Mar 19, 2011

Los Angeles has long been known for its central role and contributions to the music industry. From the Capitol Records building to Charlie Chaplin’s A&M Records, and the fact that we’re the perennial home to [...]

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Case Study House #22 – Stahl House

Mar 17, 2011

I’ve written about the Case Study Houses a couple of times, nonetheless, with so many of the Case Study Houses being here in Los Angeles, all too often I’ve encountered one of the houses that [...]

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The Manhattan Beach Pier is the Centerpiece of Manhattan Beach Living

Mar 16, 2011

After hopping on a beach cruiser I borrowed during my stay at the Belamar Hotel, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the hotel and at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, is the [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – Incubus and a Road Trip

Mar 12, 2011

In last week’s Sing-a-Long Saturday, I brought back memories of music and my kids, featuring Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
This week I’m also bringing back more fond memories, but featuring a California born and bred band–Incubus.
When [...]

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