Archive for East LA

Sing-a-Long Saturday: Los Lobos – Straight out of East Los Angeles

Dec 18, 2010 by Tom Jones

Although Los Angeles has had its fair share of musical bands and musicians originating and playing here, there’s always been a dearth of Mexican Rock’n’Roll bands that made it into mainstream Rock & Roll culture [...]

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A walk along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Dec 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

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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Are you ready for the La Tamale Throwdown?

Nov 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The Eastside Bike Club asks…….are you ready for a Throwdown?
If you’re looking for Tamales, then don’t miss the “LA TAMALE THROWDOWN.”
All of the action takes place on Friday, November 12th, at 2:00pm, at Our Lady [...]

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Don’t you just love a good surprise?

Nov 07, 2010 by Lisa Newton

One of the things I love most about living in Los Angeles is that at any time and place, you’re able to find new and different things anywhere in the city.
Turn any corner and you’ll [...]

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Atop the San Rafael Bridge in Mt. Washington

Aug 18, 2010

Each time I venture outside of the Westside and travel to other parts of Los Angeles, the more I’m fascinated by the various enclaves throughout our fair city–from Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, 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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Three Hours in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Aug 16, 2010

A funny thing happened on my way to the Music Box Steps. I arrived there in a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

On Friday, a few Los Angeles bloggers were invited to meet with General Motors [...]

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The 30th Annual Sunset Junction Street Fair

Aug 15, 2010

The 30th Annual Sunset Junction Street Fair begins on August 21st and 22nd.
Along with its 5 music stages, food, entertainment, and tons of fun, the Street Fair will no doubt be a great [...]

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Traversing the Music Box Steps

Aug 15, 2010

When walking around the Echo Park, and Silver Lake area, you’re bound to encounter an area where there’s quite a few steps–more germane, several thousand steps.
Some of the steps are hidden, others are in plain [...]

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The Monterey Trailer Park – A Place in Los Angeles where Time is Forgotten

Aug 12, 2010

And where you’re a million miles from the city, but still in the city.
It’s located in Highland Park/Hermon and is the only California trailer park that has historical designated status in the entire nation.
If [...]

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The Elysian Park – Riverside Park Outdoor Development Breaks Ground

Aug 08, 2010

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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The East Side of Los Angeles on a Clear Day

Jul 31, 2010

Los Angeles is full of many different people, cultures, neighborhoods, and things to do. I’m always amazed at the variety of our city’s diversity.
One problem that’s the subject of much lore, is that living in [...]

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Pasadena’s Freeway Tunnels

Jun 13, 2010

How does a freeway go over a mountain? It doesn’t. That’s partly why tunnels are built. In the case of the Pasadena Freeway, it took a total of four tunnels to be exact. After discovering [...]

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Angelino Heights and Echo Park Walking Tour

May 06, 2010

Although not a hidden part of Los Angeles, Angelino Heights is one of the most inimitable places I’ve visited so far. As the first Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) recognized by the City of Los [...]

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