Archive for SoCal

Today’s “Man on the Street” Interview

Apr 06, 2011 by Miles Villalon

As diverse as Los Angeles’ population and demographics are, not surprisingly our views on topics as varied as relationships, politics and favorite activities, are equally as opinionated.
At Travelin’ Local, we started this new [...]

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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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The Length to which Los Angeles receives its Water

Apr 01, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

Los Angeles, due to the fact that we don’t get much rain, we have to import the majority of our water. In fact, LA only receives about 15 inches of rain each year.
For 9,000,000 people [...]

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What Day of the Week is the Most Dangerous to Drive in Los Angeles?

Mar 31, 2011

When it comes to driving, we often don’t have a choice–or know–which day we’ll be driving. And if we drive to work, we definitely know which days we’ll be in the car.
But, knowing which [...]

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Manhattan Beach and the Metlox Dog

Mar 30, 2011

Oh, how times have changed. What used to be a factory is now an outdoor food pavilion.
If you walk down Manhattan Beach Boulevard within blocks of the Manhattan Pier, you can’t help but notice [...]

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Bike Collisions are on the Rise in Los Angeles County -UPDATE

Mar 29, 2011

From 2000 to 2008, in Los Angeles County, there were 1,982 bike collisions, which resulted in 229 biker deaths. This information is from the TIMS, a Transportation Injury Mapping System, which was established by [...]

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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

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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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Go-Go’s

Mar 26, 2011

We previously wrote that all girl Rock N Roll bands are rare, and rarer are those that become international sensations.
Around 1980, an all girl music group from L.A., named the Go-Go’s was formed consisting of [...]

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Today’s Man in the Street Interview

Mar 25, 2011

As diverse as Los Angeles’ population and demographics are, not surprisingly our views on topics as varied as relationships, politics and favorite activities, are equally as opinionated.
At Travelin’ Local, we started this new series [...]

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Got Budget Issues? Here’s 25 Metro Bus Routes Mapped during Rush Hour

Mar 24, 2011

As gas prices get closer and closer to $5.00 a gallon, embracing the idea of using LA Metro gets easier and easier.
In fact, in the LA Metro area, bus ridership increased 4.6% in January [...]

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Black Ace Books Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday at the Valley Inn & Conference Center

Mar 23, 2011

Pulp magazines were very popular in the 1930s, particularly dealing with detectives, The Shadow, and different types of spy thrillers. It was a different format when the original days of the comic book publishers were [...]

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The Fascinating History of the First Jewish Cemetery in Los Angeles

Mar 22, 2011

Practically out of sight in a little stretch of road, deep in the recesses of Dodger Stadium, is a mostly unknown and forgotten part of Los Angeles’ storied history; one that includes many untold and [...]

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“Students Run LA” & the LA Marathon

Mar 21, 2011

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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