Archive for Recreation

Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 05, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The election is over, Halloween has been tricked and treated, and from the looks of it, this weekend is a chance to kick back and spend some quality time at home, or at the movie [...]

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The San Gabriel Mission

Nov 04, 2010 by Lisa Newton

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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The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Nov 04, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, I wrote about our stay at POSH Palm Springs, the fantastic get-away boutique bed and breakfast, at this iconic great city in the Southland.
What I didn’t mention yet is how I got there. [...]

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California State Parks are Hollywood’s New Stars

Nov 02, 2010 by Lisa Newton

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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Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour – Part 2

Oct 18, 2010

Venice has become California’s new Riviera–with its eclectic shopping, dining establishments, fine beaches, beautiful people, and something always going on–the city never sleeps.
Last week we shared with you a small portion of our upcoming Venice [...]

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Some ideas for your Drought Resistant Garden

Oct 13, 2010

It’s amazing the amount of lawns I pass everyday that have a sprinkler system that works hard to keep their plants watered.
For me, it’s unfortunately fascinating to observe the waste of water used to [...]

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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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California State Park Initiative: Prop 21

Oct 11, 2010

Travelin’ Local typically avoids political topics, but the California State Park Initiative, aka Prop 21, needs attention because it affects our leisure activities and lifestyles.
It’s a new initiative–called the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation [...]

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Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey

Oct 07, 2010

If you’ve taken the Marina del Rey Bike Ride, you might have stumbled upon Burton W. Chace Park. Or, on the other hand, if you’re looking for a respite from the big city, this is [...]

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The Venice (Canals included) Walking Tour – Part 1

Oct 06, 2010

Venice is a city full of wonder–physically by structure, naturally because its proximity to the splendorous beaches of the Pacific Ocean, its fresh air and sunny skies, and its cultural mix of its people.
From the [...]

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Boyle Heights Farmers Market is every Friday

Oct 06, 2010

Since its inception on Friday, July 9, 2010, The Boyle Heights Farmers Market has become a gathering place to buy some veggies or even some kettle corn; but most of all, the Boyle Heights Farmers [...]

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Exploring Tide Pools at Point Fermin State Marine Park

Oct 05, 2010

My family loves to enjoy time together exploring nature outdoors. With two young kids ages 6 and 2 ½, we’re always on the lookout for new places to explore. You might be surprised how many [...]

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How Walkable is Los Angeles?

Oct 04, 2010

Today I was inserting information into the software program named Walkscore.
If you’ve never seen it before, Walkscore rates a neighborhood’s “walkability.” I previously wrote about this previously, but I wanted to find out more [...]

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CicLAvia = No Cars and Social Integration

Oct 04, 2010

What is CicLAvia?
It’s Los Angeles’ first “open-street” celebration day. On Sunday, October 10th, 2010, 7 ½ miles of streets, from Boyle Heights to East Hollywood, will be closed to motorized traffic, meaning car-free, from 10:00am [...]

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