Archive for Culture

An Afternoon with the Media at the Paley Center

Mar 15, 2009 by Lisa Newton

As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m not a “greenhorn” to Southern California nor am I a native, so I was very excited when a friend of mine suggested that we visit The Museum of Television [...]

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A Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

Mar 13, 2009 by Lisa Newton

About a month ago, I accepted an invitation to participate in a “local” photo scavenger hunt being hosted by Nicole over at NicoleB Photography.
I had so much fun taking all of these pictures—indeed, every time [...]

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What is one thing Los Angeles is famous for?

Mar 12, 2009 by Lisa Newton

I should have used the word “infamous” but I wanted to get your attention.
Unfortunately our paradise is marred by one major ubiquitous problem:
TRAFFIC!!
Yesterday, I was on the 405 (Here in LA, the freeways are always [...]

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A Sanctuary in Los Angeles

Mar 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is located on Sunset Boulevard. It’s not only a one-of-a-kind spiritual complex, it’s one of the most calming sanctuaries I’ve ever been to—and I’ve traveled the world.
This beautiful and soothing [...]

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Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food

Feb 27, 2009

First opening in 1931, family-owned and -operated Helms Bakery supplied local residents with its fresh-baked bread delivered “Daily at Your Door” (the Helms motto) for over 40 years. Even though the bakery is no longer [...]

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Architecture as Art

Feb 26, 2009

Culver City, a small city within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, has successfully initiated a program that is designed to give architects a place to show off their innovative and creative work. It’s called [...]

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Los Angeles Scavenger Hunt

Feb 25, 2009

I’m participating in a “local” photo scavenger hunt being hosted by Nicole.
In that vein, I’m going to share this “teaser” post to give everyone a flavor of the interesting, and the unique places and neighborhoods [...]

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Men at Work

Feb 22, 2009

These days, with the economy in the dumper, finding work has become a challenge. No one is hiring, people are being laid off, and companies are closing their doors.
For people who’ve been laid off, the [...]

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Walking to the Fowler

Feb 09, 2009

Yesterday afternoon I traveled locally to the Fowler Museum, which is located in the heart of the UCLA campus.
What a treat!
As the first in my series of free museum days, the Fowler was a [...]

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Graffiti is Art

Jan 30, 2009

Today, my mission was to find the Venice Art Walls. It’s legal graffiti art, requiring each artist to obtain a permit—essentially murals, to be more exacting.
Pursuant to LA’s city permits, as of June 3, 2007 [...]

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The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

Jan 27, 2009

Hidden in the back of UCLA’s beautiful campus is a little known, but highly relaxing area known as the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which was dedicated in 1967, after the first acquisitions were installed.
The [...]

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Walkin’ Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills

Jan 19, 2009

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills is a park many people tend to take for granted. Bordering the ever traffic laden Santa Monica Boulevard sits the Beverly Garden Park.
Interspersed and conjunctive, for almost two [...]

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A Study in Black and White

Jan 17, 2009

I love black and white photographs. The contrasts between the colors and the shades of grey draw me into the lair of the subject. As a matter of fact, the winner of the Digital Photography [...]

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Can you relax at UCLA?

Jan 13, 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Los Angeles (80º and sunny), so in the afternoon, I hopped on my bike and rode to the UCLA campus. Although I had passed by this garden a [...]

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