Archive for Los Angeles

Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 2

Feb 07, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, we started a tour of the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, and today, we’re going to visit a few more homes. But, before we get started, let’s learn a little more about the Terrace.
As you [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District Tour – Part 1

Feb 06, 2011 by Lisa Newton

In 1979, recognizing the need to identify and protect neighborhoods with distinct architectural and cultural resources, the Los Angeles’ City Council adopted the ordinance enabling the creation of Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ). Today, Los [...]

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Los Angeles and the National Register of Historic Places

Feb 02, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Thanks to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (PDF) in 1966, the USA has more than 80,000 properties designated as having historic significance via the National Register of Historic Places.
Under the auspices of [...]

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Sunday Los Angeles Driving Shortcuts

Jan 30, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Legendary, and world-famous, Los Angeles, is unfortunately “notorious” for one issue: the amount of amount of traffic on our roads.
LA drivers can and will usually encounter automatic delays when they need or want to [...]

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Let’s Celebrate National Pie Day Today in Los Angeles

Jan 23, 2011

Just in case you weren’t aware of it yet, today, January 23, 2011 is National Pie Day, not to be confused with the other National Pi Day, which is actually in March, and has to [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Byrds — One of the most Influential Bands of the 60’s

Jan 09, 2011

Originating from Los Angeles in 1964, “The Byrds” are considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence [...]

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Top 25 Inexpensive Vegetarian-friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles

Jan 04, 2011

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, have you thought about visiting a local vegetarian restaurant?
Traditionally, a vegetarian diet is lower in fat and calories than a meat based diet. More [...]

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Happy New Year, Los Angeles & So Cal!

Dec 31, 2010

2010 has been a great year for Travelin’ Local, and I know that 2011 will be even better.
And all of the thanks go to you–our wonderful readers. Furthermore, we hope that in 2011, all [...]

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January is LA Arts Month

Dec 29, 2010

Who could resist the idea of a month long celebration of art here in Los Angeles?
After all, Los Angeles’ heart beats to an artistic drum. From being the home of public murals to the Hollywood [...]

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What’s the Best Way to get rid of your Christmas Tree?

Dec 29, 2010

Why recycle it of course.
Starting today through January 15th, 2011, residents throughout Los Angeles County can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside during regular garbage collection days, or by taking them to a [...]

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Christmas Eve at the Music Center

Dec 23, 2010

Mark your calendars!
This Year’s 51st annual LA County Holiday Celebration is being held on December 24th, at 3:00pm and at the downtown Music Center.
The theme for this year’s holiday theme is "Childhood Holiday Memories.” It [...]

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Hopefully, after all the Rain in Los Angeles, the forecast is…

Dec 22, 2010

I realize a lot has been written about the current rain storms hitting the Los Angeles area, but seeing is believing it.
This morning, I did a quick search of Youtube to see what has had [...]

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Los Angeles has a Large Ethnic Diversity

Dec 21, 2010

If Los Angeles is known for anything besides its glamor, glitz, and being the entertainment capital, it’s our ethnic diversity that tells another side of who we are.
Our population’s ethnicity ranges from Latinos to [...]

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10 Useful Activities You Can do While on the Bus

Dec 21, 2010

More often than not, using the Metro will usually take longer than traveling by car, especially if you live on the Westside.
Therefore, successful time management is almost always one of the more important issues [...]

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