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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 19, 2010 by Lisa Newton

With an 80% chance of rain on Saturday and a 70% chance on Sunday, this might be the weekend you’ll have to stay more on the inside and less on the outside.

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La Quinta Resort & Spa – a Welcoming Oasis in the Desert

Nov 15, 2010 by Lisa Newton

A few weeks ago, I was able to spend some quality time at a well known and famous resort in the Palm Desert region known as La Quinta–which is just south of Palm Springs.
And where [...]

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The Evolution of a Venice Mural

Nov 15, 2010 by Lisa Newton

If you visit Venice Beach you might miss this mural; hopefully when you leave you won’t.
First painted in 1989, and entitled Venice Reconstituted, the mural was commissioned by SPARC, and the Social and Public [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 12, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Isn’t it nice to wake up in the morning with a little briskness in the air? I don’t know about you, but I love having a little crispness in the air. Putting on a sweater [...]

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Crystal Cove State Park, so Close, and Yet so Far from the City

Nov 11, 2010

It always amuses and amazes me when I visit a park in the midst of a city. One minute you’re literally buzzing through traffic; and the next, you’re walking along a silent path, with just [...]

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The 6th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Nov 11, 2010

Los Angeles hosts many film festivals.
Ranging from the Los Angeles Film Festival to the current ongoing American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival, there are many more to choose from–including the Silver Lake Film Festival, [...]

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Are you ready for the La Tamale Throwdown?

Nov 10, 2010

The Eastside Bike Club asks…….are you ready for a Throwdown?
If you’re looking for Tamales, then don’t miss the “LA TAMALE THROWDOWN.”
All of the action takes place on Friday, November 12th, at 2:00pm, at Our Lady [...]

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The San Gabriel Mission

Nov 04, 2010

Some of the most visited historical sites in California are the old Spanish missions that dot the Pacific coast line.
With a total of 21 different missions, the closest one to the Los Angeles area [...]

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California State Parks are Hollywood’s New Stars

Nov 02, 2010

We all know that many movies have been made in and around the Los Angeles area. What’s not to love? It’s close by the studios which helps cut costs, and these days, everyone wants to [...]

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Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis LA is Coming this Saturday

Nov 01, 2010

How do you feel when you hear about a topic but don’t know anything about it? More importantly what do you do about it?
Well, when I read the announcement for the upcoming Iannis Xenakis’ [...]

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Hurry, or you’ll miss CulverLand

Oct 31, 2010

There are two different types of public art–permanent and temporary.
In fact, when you really think about it, most murals would fall under the category and defined as “temporary” art. Many times a building is [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday – Halloween Edition

Oct 29, 2010

It’s that time again when you might meet a gorilla at Starbucks, or see a Chilean miner walking the streets of Santa Monica, or even a cowboy in Echo Lake Park.
Halloween–that sainted time–is here again. [...]

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Mapping Santa Monica’s Designated Landmarks

Oct 28, 2010

In case you didn’t already realize, I’m a big lover of maps. When I was young, my father used to get out a big atlas and start quizzing me and my siblings on various important [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Oct 22, 2010

I know, I know, many of you are repeating the phrase “Rain, rain, go away” and from the looks of it, the rain might still be here until tomorrow.
But, even if it does come, [...]

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