Archive for Go Green

Great Architecture found in the Hills of the Palisades

Jul 21, 2010 by Lisa Newton

If you drive or ride your bike up the PCH, turn right at Mesa Drive, and head up into the hills of the Pacific Palisades, you’ll discover an almost hidden enclave of some of the [...]

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Bicycle Riding Rules – Right Turn Lane Edition

Jul 20, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The other day, I was driving east on down San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica. As I sat at the traffic light at the corner of San Vicente and 26th Street, I noticed a bicycle [...]

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Palm Tree Trimming in Santa Monica

Jul 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Today, after I got my own haircut, I noticed that all of the Palm Trees on Santa Monica Boulevard were also getting a haircut, so to speak.
I learned that only the brown drooping fronds on [...]

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The 5 Mile Rule

Jul 15, 2010 by Lisa Newton

As of today, Bike to Work Week took place a couple of months ago. Are you still trying to bike to work, or did you participate in it as just a one shot deal?
For me [...]

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Vista Hermosa Park, a Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Jul 14, 2010

The other day, after eating lunch at The Village Kitchen, I took a slight detour and headed for Vista Hermosa Park.
Born out of what used to be old oil fields, an earthquake fault and [...]

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Have you ever ridden in a WaterBus?

Jul 13, 2010

First, what’s a WaterBus?
Well, it’s much like what its name implies; it’s a bus that travels on water taking passengers to various stops along the way; public transit at its finest.
Where can you find the [...]

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Back to California’s ROOTS

Jul 12, 2010

If you’ve been feeling a little lazy lately, or have guilt hanging heavy on your conscious about the oil spill in the Gulf, why not try giving something back to our own beloved coastline?
On June [...]

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Pick your own Oranges and Grapefruit at Orcutt Ranch

Jul 10, 2010

The East Coast is known for its cornucopia of fruits from which to pick –the choices run the gamut from blueberries to strawberries to apples; and each season brought different pick your own event. [...]

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Get involved with LA County’s Smart Gardening Classes

Jul 10, 2010

Would you like to learn how to reduce yard waste and improve your lawn and garden, while saving money and energy at the same time?
Started in 1994, Smart Gardening is an easy way to get [...]

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The best and most Scenic Way to get from Venice to Marina del Rey

Jul 07, 2010

In less than 2 miles, you can walk from Venice to Marina del Rey.
During my bike ride in Marina last week, a family asked how me how to get to Venice. At the time, [...]

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Los Angeles and Cities for Cycling

Jun 16, 2010

In 1995, the then Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Transportation, Elliot Sander, with the support of then USDOT Deputy Secretary Mortimer Downey, reached out to their counterparts in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and [...]

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Protecting our Oceans, Gulfs, Coasts, and Waterways

Jun 14, 2010

For many, the unique experience that fills our soul, being, and life in between infinity and eternity–are our oceans and waterways. They’re magical, mystical, and for millions, a way of life.
Here in Southern [...]

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Solano Canyon Community Garden

Jun 12, 2010

I always love it when I find something interesting, especially when I’m not looking for it– which exactly was the case with the Solano Canyon Community Garden, located just off the Pasadena Freeway.
Although its gates [...]

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Why isn’t Los Angeles more Bike-Friendly than NYC?

Jun 08, 2010

Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve been both an observer and a participant of the local biking community here.
One topic that’s caught my attention is the city of Los Angeles’ “Bicycle Master Plan.” This [...]

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