Archive for Maps

Walk my World

Nov 23, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Over the almost two years I’ve been working on Travelin’ Local, I’ve chronicled many local places, and have also created many maps, city maps, dog park maps, artistic maps, swimming pool maps, and many, many [...]

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Case Study Houses – The Complete CSH Program 1945 – 1966

Nov 08, 2010 by D. J. Schwartz

When it comes to architecture, the notions of “experimental” and “low-cost,” are not often found.
And, in 1945 building “green” was relegated to academia.
This was the purpose for the Case Study Houses and Taschen’s [...]

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Mapping Santa Monica’s Designated Landmarks

Oct 28, 2010 by Lisa Newton

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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Mapping Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments

Oct 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Unbeknown to most here who reside in Los Angeles– we now have over 900 official Historic-Cultural Monuments throughout our fair city.
Enacted in 1962, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance, now makes possible [...]

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The Santa Monica Stairs Walk isn’t for the Meek

Oct 12, 2010

One of the things Los Angeles is known for, and maybe not so known for, is its various stairways.
Although most of our fair city’s steps are located in the Silver Lake – Echo Park [...]

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Mapping Los Angeles Downtown Districts

Sep 20, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been “meeting” some fantastic people on Facebook. In fact, one of my newest friends goes by the name of DTLA Citizen.
DTLA?
Down Town Los Angeles, of course.
The main [...]

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Travelin Local’s Map of Los Angeles Farmers’ Markets

Aug 03, 2010

Although, I’m not the first person to do map Los Angeles’ Farmers’ Markets; the LATimes also has a map, but I don’t really like theirs. Even though it was done on Google, it’s not embeddable, [...]

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The 25 Best Ice Cream Shops in Los Angeles

Jul 24, 2010

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?
Designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984, National Ice Cream Month celebrates ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% [...]

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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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An Afternoon Bike Ride in Marina del Rey

Jul 06, 2010

I love to mix it up and do several recreational activities all in one afternoon. Call it a bit weird, but I’m of the school of “Work Hard-Play Hard,” so when I have the chance, [...]

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The Los Angeles Summer Lunch Program and a Map to find Them

Jul 03, 2010

In case you didn’t know it in my previous professional life I used to be what is commonly called a “Lunch Lady.”
That’s right, I was the manager of the food program for a high school [...]

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How to use Google Maps and the Los Angeles Metro

Apr 19, 2010

Do you use Google maps to get from where you are to where you’re going? Whenever I’m going to a new location for a Travelin’ Local article, I always use Google Maps, and I’ll tell [...]

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What’s the Story behind Universally Accessible Playgrounds in Los Angeles?

Mar 15, 2010

Have you ever seen or visited a children’s playground that looked different than other ones you have seen before? Well, you would be correct in your observation.
A Universally Accessible Playground is where children of all [...]

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