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Is Los Angeles Really Laid Back?

Dec 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles and California in general, have a reputation for being laid back.
Wearing shorts, walking around in flip flops all day, or just sitting by the beach on a warm afternoon, are all common [...]

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A walk along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Dec 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

At just over 6 miles, Cesar E. Chavez Avenue is actually a fairly new Los Angeles Street.
Inaugurated in 1994, and named in honor of the famous union leader César Chávez, the street starts at the [...]

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Don’t Miss the Holiday Boat Parade at the Venice Canals

Dec 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In case you didn’t know it, I’m a huge admirer and aficionado of our Venice Canals.
I originally visited them while I visited and wrote the small map, and now I’m in the process of [...]

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Hiking the La Brea Loop Trail

Dec 08, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, after waking up and realizing that it was going to be a beautiful day–replete with sunshine, clear skies, and fresh air, I was determined to enjoy the day by taking a hike to somewhere [...]

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Tomorrow there’s a 100% forecast of snow on Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills

Dec 08, 2010

You don’t have to go all the way to the mountains to get your first look at snow. It’s going to be snowing in Beverly Hills.
The event is entitled “Snow 90210 Rodeo,” and it’s a [...]

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27 Greenest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Dec 07, 2010

Keeping the environment clean is on everyone’s mind these days. Recycling has become second nature, reusing has always been a good idea, and of course, doing things that are good for the environment should be [...]

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Unique LA is this Weekend

Dec 07, 2010

The Holiday season is now here and as Christmas and the New Year is closer and closer upon us, shopping is on everyone’s mind. But where can you go to get that one-of-a-kind gift for [...]

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From a Cold War Radar Site to a Hiking/Biking Treasure, San Vicente Mountain Park is full of Surprises

Dec 06, 2010

To work off the extra calories I gained over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, last Sunday I decided to work up a sweat at one of Los Angeles’ hidden treasures– San Vicente Mountain Park.
Located just off [...]

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Victoria Park is a Glimpse into LA’s Historical and Architectural Magnifigance

Dec 05, 2010

According to the LA Times, Los Angeles County is made up of 158 cit­ies and un­in­cor­por­ated areas, and 114 unique and diverse neigh­bor­hoods actually with­in the city of Los Angeles, each with its own differentiating, [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday–The Ventures, Wipe Out and Hawaii Five-0

Dec 04, 2010

In last week’s Sing-a-long Saturday, we featured the Surfaris’ Wipe Out. However, another band, The Ventures, also recorded Wipe Out, and many think and feel that their version is much better.
In fact, the Ventures, (although [...]

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Driving a 2011 GMC Terrain to La Quinta Resort & Spa

Dec 03, 2010

Over the last few months, I’ve been able to test drive several new GMC vehicles.
During my recent trip to the La Quinta Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, I test drove a GMC Terrain. [...]

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Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour – Part 3

Dec 02, 2010

In Part 2 of the Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour, we were walking down Pacific Avenue getting ready to turn onto Windward Avenue.
So far, we’ve completed about ½ a mile of the total part [...]

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Plants, Parrots, and Veterans

Dec 02, 2010

When Holiday Shopping, many people love to purchase plants, and other items for their houses and apartments.
If this sounds like something that’s of interest to you, I found the perfect place for [...]

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The Festival of Lights Parade is this Weekend in Palm Springs

Dec 01, 2010

It’s been pretty cold in the LA area this past week, getting down into the 40s pretty regularly.
But, while LA is only reaching into the 60s during the day, Palm Springs is in the [...]

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