Archive for Los Angeles

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

Mar 29, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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

Mar 24, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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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The Fascinating History of the First Jewish Cemetery in Los Angeles

Mar 22, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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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Sing-a-Long Saturday – 13 songs entitled “Los Angeles”

Mar 19, 2011

Los Angeles has long been known for its central role and contributions to the music industry. From the Capitol Records building to Charlie Chaplin’s A&M Records, and the fact that we’re the perennial home to [...]

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Leimert Park, Silverlake, and Echo Park are part of LA’s special Culture and Ethnicity

Mar 10, 2011

In Los Angeles we’re fortunate to have so much diversity both culturally and ethnically in all parts of our city. Some people call it sprawl, but within the nooks and crannies lurk neighborhoods that often [...]

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Real Time LA Metro Bus Tracking makes Riding Mass Transit a Little Easier

Mar 04, 2011

As gas prices continue to rise, I’m going to use Metro more often.
However, a huge drawback when using Metro is the wait time at a particular bus stop.
If I knew in advance, for example, [...]

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The Ziegler Estate and Casa de Adobe

Feb 28, 2011

Okay, you’ve reached the pinnacle of the Glenmary Stairs.
After turning left let’s see what’s we’ll see next.
First you’ll pass by some “normal” apartment buildings. They were built on the high hill top, with street parking [...]

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Newest Public Mural on Figueroa Street in Highland Park

Feb 27, 2011

Located right across the street from Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park is the Historic Glen-Mary Archway.
The original archway, built around 1903 as a waiting station–the Glen-Mary/Sycamore Grove stop for the red car for the [...]

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What’s the best way to visit and experience Los Angeles?

Feb 25, 2011

I recently read an article by Nomadic Matt, a world traveler who writes about his adventures and gives travel advice to his readers.
He hates LA–which is a strong word–due to issues including our urban [...]

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An Abridged History of Los Angeles High School

Feb 20, 2011

Did you know that the first public high school in Southern California is our own beloved Los Angeles High School?
Built in 1873 at a cost of $19,000, the original location was in downtown LA, at [...]

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Taking a Dive in the LA River

Feb 17, 2011

Tony Diaz had just finished an acoustic set. He’s standing in the middle of The Den Bar waiting for the next act to perform.
It’s a typical looking dive bar in Hawthorne, Hipsters crowd around [...]

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The History of LA’s Rosedale Cemetery

Feb 16, 2011

Yesterday, I talked about a remarkable woman named Hattie McDaniel. She’s one of many famous–and not so famous–people buried in Rosedale Cemetery.
Today, it’s hard to imagine Los Angeles with a population of only 28,000 people, [...]

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