Archive for Recreation

The Mile Square Park – A Surprise Package in Fountain Valley

Apr 05, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

At first glance, the Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, looks just like a typical neighborhood park.
However, that perception changes into reality as you explore the park, and discover its long list of unique [...]

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A Guide for California Wildflower Lovers

Apr 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Every year, many of California’s State Parks become a land of beauty and wonder.
With over 6,000 native plants and wildflower species, Springtime is the time they bloom in full blown color.
Not sure where to [...]

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Come to Surf City to Catch a few Waves and Soak up some history at the International Surfing Museum

Mar 28, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

If the sound of the Beach Boys’ songs “Good Vibrations,” or “Surfin USA,” bring back a lot of good memories, it might be time to treat yourself to the surf world of Huntington Beach.
Just [...]

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“Students Run LA” & the LA Marathon

Mar 21, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Like many others, I was watching the soggy LA Marathon runners yesterday. Better yet, if you were a participant, I bet you saw a few marathoners from the Students Run LA (SRLA) group.
Until yesterday, [...]

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The Manhattan Beach Pier is the Centerpiece of Manhattan Beach Living

Mar 16, 2011

After hopping on a beach cruiser I borrowed during my stay at the Belamar Hotel, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the hotel and at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, is the [...]

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The Environmental Nature Center makes Learning a Breeze

Mar 15, 2011

It starts the moment you pull into the parking lot and walk into the state of the art Environmental Nature Center Green Building, the first of its kind in Orange County. It’s an 8,500 square [...]

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Fairview Park and Nature Preserve is all about people

Mar 02, 2011

We all know which rules to abide by when we go to a wildlife preserve. Usually, that means that picnics, bikes and pets are usually not part of the experience. So we typically share the [...]

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What’s the best way to visit and experience Los Angeles?

Feb 25, 2011

I recently read an article by Nomadic Matt, a world traveler who writes about his adventures and gives travel advice to his readers.
He hates LA–which is a strong word–due to issues including our urban [...]

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Walking Across the Arroyo Seco

Feb 24, 2011

Yesterday, Travelin’ Local’s story mentioned the walking bridge that connects Sycamore Grove Park with the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
Connected by an unassuming bridge, it’s also the gateway to the 282 acres of open [...]

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Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park

Feb 23, 2011

If you ever drive northeast out of downtown Los Angeles via Figueroa Street be sure to stop by Sycamore Grove Park.
Located at 4702 North Figueroa Street, the park is a friendly neighborhood hangout for families [...]

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Enchantment is just a step away, on the Goldenrod Footbridge

Feb 22, 2011

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport, but when you drive down Pacific Coast Highway and turn onto a cluster of streets named after flowers; you may feel as if you have [...]

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Los Angeles’ Toughest Workout – Eldred Street & its Stairs

Feb 21, 2011

If you’re seriously looking for both a difficult and unique exercise workout then make hay and head over to Highland Park’s, Eldred Street.
Touted as being Los Angeles’ second steepest street (the highest honors go [...]

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CicLAvia (No cars Allowed) will be held on April 10th

Feb 18, 2011

This past October, the first fun and communal CicLAvia event took place.
In case you don’t know what CicLAvia is, it’s a day when certain streets are all closed for motor vehicles—no cars allowed!
Along the [...]

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The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a respite from City Life for Butterflies, Birds and weary City Dwellers

Feb 13, 2011

The minute I stepped onto the trail at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, a huge jackrabbit bounced right across me. He paused for a moment while waiting under a nearby bush, trying to gauge my [...]

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