Archive for Hiking/Walking

The Environmental Nature Center makes Learning a Breeze

Mar 15, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

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 by Sandy Schroeder

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

Feb 18, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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 by Sandy Schroeder

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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The Shipley Nature Center is the great “Comeback Kid”

Feb 03, 2011

Over the years the Shipley Nature Center, became a dense tangle of overgrown, exotic and unkempt plants in a dying wilderness.
However, by and because of the local grass roots efforts from many people seeking [...]

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Hiking Marian R. Bear Memorial Park in San Diego

Jan 26, 2011

I tend to be a morning person. So, when I recently visited some friends in San Diego, I found myself the only one awake on that Sunday morning.
I decided that before anyone awoke, that it [...]

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Venice (Canals Included) Walking Tour – Part 5

Jan 18, 2011

Since our last Venice (Canals Included) Walking Tour story, we ended that portion at the Post Office in Windward Circle.
It’s the heart and soul of Abbott Kinney’s vision of bringing Venice, Italy to California.
While on [...]

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The History of our Nation literally passed through Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2011

Did you know that in Los Angeles’ backyard we are a major part of a 1,200 mile trail that stretches from Arizona all the way to San Francisco?
The trail traverses through deserts, rivers, woodlands, shorelines, [...]

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Hiking the Rancho Palos Verdes Hills

Jan 05, 2011

In my previous story a few days ago entitled A Great Sunset Watching Spot at Rancho Palos Verdes , I mentioned that I not only took my pictures there, but I did so while hiking [...]

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Celebrating Christmas by Hiking to Newton Canyon Falls in Malibu

Dec 27, 2010

On Saturday, Christmas Day, the rain broke and I made a beehive to Malibu–a place of immense beauty both beach side and mountain side.
The primary reason I wanted to go there because it was [...]

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Dec 21, 2010

If you’re stuck with last minute gift ideas, or even better, if you want to buy something totally unique, then consider purchasing a gift that includes LA history, architecture, unique neighborhoods, original writing, maps [...]

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Walkways are Streets in Venice

Dec 19, 2010

Part of Los Angeles’ charm is the various “streets” that aren’t really streets at all.
For example, if you’ve ever been to the Music Box Steps, which isn’t just the name of the stairs, but [...]

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Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour – Part 4

Dec 15, 2010

When we last left our Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour, we were standing at the corner of Windward Avenue, heading east toward Kinney Circle. Although Venice is known for its unique Boardwalk, Venice isn’t only [...]

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A walk along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Dec 09, 2010

At just over 6 miles, Cesar E. Chavez Avenue is actually a fairly new Los Angeles Street.
Inaugurated in 1994, and named in honor of the famous union leader César Chávez, the street starts at the [...]

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