Archive for Culture

Today’s “Man on the Street” Interview

Apr 06, 2011 by Miles Villalon

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 Length to which Los Angeles receives its Water

Apr 01, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

Los Angeles, due to the fact that we don’t get much rain, we have to import the majority of our water. In fact, LA only receives about 15 inches of rain each year.
For 9,000,000 people [...]

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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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Come to Surf City to Catch a few Waves and Soak up some history at the International Surfing Museum

Mar 28, 2011

If the sound of the Beach Boys’ songs “Good Vibrations,” or “Surfin USA,” bring back a lot of good memories, it might be time to treat yourself to the surf world of Huntington Beach.
Just [...]

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Today’s Man in the Street Interview

Mar 25, 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 series [...]

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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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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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TASCHEN’S “Collecting Design,” by Adam Lindemann

Mar 14, 2011

‘From the same author of Collecting Contemporary Art, Adam Lindemann–a superior curator and educator–provides the reader with a 360 degree view of what Collecting Design means.
The myriad of reasons that that entails–are explained to the [...]

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2010 California Census Data Now Available

Mar 11, 2011

Over the past few weeks the US Census Bureau has been releasing the results of its 2010 nationwide census data for each of our individual states.
I’ve have been watching some of the other state’s [...]

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Leimert Park, Silverlake, and Echo Park are part of LA’s special Culture and Ethnicity

Mar 10, 2011

In Los Angeles we’re fortunate to have so much diversity both culturally and ethnically in all parts of our city. Some people call it sprawl, but within the nooks and crannies lurk neighborhoods that often [...]

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