Archive for Family

Sun and Fun at the Santa Monica Pier

Apr 10, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Millions of people from all around the world have enjoyed one of California’s most famous landmarks, the Santa Monica Pier.
Although it was slated for demolition in 1973, the community rallied to save it, only to [...]

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A Vacation Day at Coldwater Canyon Park

Mar 29, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Nestled tightly toward the top of Mulholland Dr, in the hills of Beverly Hills, is Coldwater Canyon Park.

“Set atop chaparral-covered canyons, it provides a haven of natural beauty in the midst of Los Angeles’ sprawling [...]

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Macarthur Park is going to The People

Mar 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

A couple days ago, I featured some of our local feathered friends that I discovered while visiting Macarthur Park, so today I’d like to share some other interesting photographs that I took while I was [...]

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Macarthur Park is going to the Birds

Mar 20, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Whoever thought a major metropolitan city like Los Angeles couldn’t have so many different varieties of birds, definitely hasn’t visited Macarthur Park, which is located in the Westlake district.
Considering the recent history of Macarthur Park, [...]

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Californian’s Want Wetlands

Jan 08, 2009

At the turn of the century, during the rainy season, Ballona Creek and several other small streams would be transformed into torrents as they carried the collected water from the Los Angeles watershed area to [...]

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The Children’s Pool at La Jolla Cove

Dec 31, 2008

Until I saw it for myself, I had no idea there was a place to view sea lions and seals in their natural habitat. However, the Children’s Pool along the beach path at La Jolla [...]

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Christmas Fun at La Jolla – Continued

Dec 29, 2008

La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs, which are just breathtaking.  I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
As I stood looking out, these bird-covered cliffs were on my right, and an [...]

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