Archive for Parks

This Weekend is Fee Free at Many California National Parks

Aug 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Free, it’s a popular word. In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the word free.
Especially when it’s associated with either a material possession or a National Park.
For the upcoming weekend, August 14th -15th, [...]

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The Elysian Park – Riverside Park Outdoor Development Breaks Ground

Aug 08, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It couldn’t have happened in a better month–this month is National Parks Month.
Elysian Park is already a great place to hike, bike, and enjoy the outdoors, but it’s about to get even better.
On Tuesday, August [...]

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Orange County’s Laguna Lake Park

Aug 04, 2010 by Timothy Ajioka

Fullerton is known primarily as a college town filled with middle-class suburbs, multi-cultural demographics, and a downtown bar scene that can rival any in L.A.
But, hidden away up in Northern Orange County, is a [...]

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Calling all Los Angeles Writers; Old and Young, Tall and Short, Online and Offline

Aug 03, 2010 by Lisa Newton

August is National Parks Month. Imagine, an entire month dedicated to the idea of celebrating parks–small parks, big parks, local parks, state parks, and national parks.
Of all of the above, my favorite park remains [...]

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Vista Hermosa Park, a Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Jul 14, 2010

The other day, after eating lunch at The Village Kitchen, I took a slight detour and headed for Vista Hermosa Park.
Born out of what used to be old oil fields, an earthquake fault and [...]

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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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Dockweiler RV Park

Jun 28, 2010

If you own or rent an RV to travel, they’re basically a homes on wheels which we commonly call Recreational Vehicles.
For the uninformed, they range in size and shape, can host up to who [...]

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Meet your Neighbor at Pershing Square

Jun 23, 2010

Have you ever lived next to someone and not even known their name? How about living in a city, but not really “knowing” anything about the city?
If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, [...]

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Roxbury Memorial Park in Beverly Hills

Jun 09, 2010

At the corner of Olympic Boulevard and South Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills sits 11 acres of manicured green space–that’s right, it’s a park.
But not just any park, it’s the Roxbury Memorial Park.
Although I’ve passed [...]

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Take a break from LA and check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium

May 31, 2010

Looking to escape for a weekend? Los Angeles can be an overwhelming city to live and work in. Sometimes you feel like you need to get away for the weekend. 
I recommend a drive up [...]

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The Ocean Beach Pier

May 30, 2010

As promised in yesterday’s article about Ocean Beach, here’s a closer look at the Ocean Beach Pier. I don’t know what it is about the Piers in San Diego, but I’m truly attracted to them.
Christened [...]

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Ocean Beach’s Tide Pools

May 26, 2010

Tide pools are small rocky pools located close to the ocean and are filled with pools of salt water. Developing an ecosystem all their own, tide pools are habitats of uniquely adaptable animals. Just [...]

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The last part of Palisades Park

May 20, 2010

Spanning 26 acres and traversing along Ocean Avenue between San Vicente Blvd. and Colorado Ave. in Santa Monica, is Palisades Park.
It’s a favorite tourist location and walking and jogging route. Often times, you’ll find several [...]

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A Corner in Venice celebrates its Grand Opening

May 05, 2010

Last Sunday, the new Labyrinth Park at the corner of San Juan at 6th Street in Venice had its Grand Opening. It’s amazing to watch a venture transform from a beginning, middle, and end—even more [...]

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