Archive for Parks

Hiking the La Brea Loop Trail

Dec 08, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, after waking up and realizing that it was going to be a beautiful day–replete with sunshine, clear skies, and fresh air, I was determined to enjoy the day by taking a hike to somewhere [...]

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From a Cold War Radar Site to a Hiking/Biking Treasure, San Vicente Mountain Park is full of Surprises

Dec 06, 2010 by Lisa Newton

To work off the extra calories I gained over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, last Sunday I decided to work up a sweat at one of Los Angeles’ hidden treasures– San Vicente Mountain Park.
Located just off [...]

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Get your walking shoes as Newport’s Back Bay is Waiting

Dec 01, 2010 by Sandy Schroeder

A stream of walkers, joggers and bikers all flowed along the Bay’s trail, as snowy egrets stand regally in the midst of the Newport Back Bay wetlands, one of the largest and most pristine in [...]

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Crystal Cove State Park, so Close, and Yet so Far from the City

Nov 11, 2010 by Sandy Schroeder

It always amuses and amazes me when I visit a park in the midst of a city. One minute you’re literally buzzing through traffic; and the next, you’re walking along a silent path, with just [...]

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California State Parks are Hollywood’s New Stars

Nov 02, 2010

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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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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Mark you Calender! – California Coastal Clean-up Day is September 25th

Sep 18, 2010

Next Saturday, September 25th, coming to a beach near you is California Coastal Clean-up Day.
Holding the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection," the California Coastal Clean-up Day is a fun [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Sep 17, 2010

Fall is almost here and as the weather is starting to cool down, so now’s the perfect time to spend some time in our beautiful parks that we’re blessed with. Although, we may not have [...]

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Park[ing] Day LA is Friday September 17th

Sep 13, 2010

On Friday, September 17th, you might notice a change when you go to work.
In your parking lot or spot, where a large delivery truck usually resides, trees might be found there, or perhaps a [...]

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Mt. Washington’s Moon Canyon and Heidelberg Parks

Sep 01, 2010

If you’re looking for a new place to hike in Los Angeles County, that’s not too far off the beaten path: then look no further than both Moon Canyon and Heidelberg Parks at Mt. Washington.
It [...]

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The Uplifters Clubhouse in the Pacific Palisades

Aug 29, 2010

Designed by the noted architect William J. Dodd, the Uplifters Clubhouse, located in the Pacific Palisades, is #663 on the list of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.
Started in 1913 as an offshoot of the well-known Los [...]

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A Serene and Beautiful Park 15 minutes away from Disneyland

Aug 18, 2010

Anaheim is a beautiful Orange County city rich with culture and landscape. Known primarily for Disneyland, the home of the (I hate to say it properly) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Honda Center, and [...]

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Cruising to the Silver Lake Reservoir in a Brand New Chevy Cruze

Aug 17, 2010

If you’ve ever driven up Silver Lake Boulevard, which is a fun road to drive, you’ll notice the gorgeous lake which is in the middle of Los Angeles.
While test driving my Chevrolet Cruze on [...]

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Huntington’s Dog Beach and Orange County’s Dog Parks are useful when Travelin’ Local

Aug 11, 2010

If your dog goes everywhere you do, Orange County’s dog beach and dog parks provide venues for your dog to run free and play without a leash:
At the beach, it’s endless summer; in the parks, [...]

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