Archive for Los Angeles

Sustainability LA Style – Raising Chickens

Dec 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The overarching concept of being “Sustainable” is being able to be self-sufficient with all the resources one uses living wherever they live. For example, recycling your own water, growing your own food, generating your own [...]

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Los Angeles Public Transit Commuters is on the Decline

Dec 16, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Unlike three other major metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles Metro saw fewer mass transit commuters in 2009 compared to 2008, based on a new study just published by the US Census Bureau.
In the survey entitled [...]

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Is Los Angeles Really Laid Back?

Dec 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles and California in general, have a reputation for being laid back.
Wearing shorts, walking around in flip flops all day, or just sitting by the beach on a warm afternoon, are all common [...]

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Hiking the La Brea Loop Trail

Dec 08, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, after waking up and realizing that it was going to be a beautiful day–replete with sunshine, clear skies, and fresh air, I was determined to enjoy the day by taking a hike to somewhere [...]

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27 Greenest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Dec 07, 2010

Keeping the environment clean is on everyone’s mind these days. Recycling has become second nature, reusing has always been a good idea, and of course, doing things that are good for the environment should be [...]

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Enjoy some cool Jazz for the Holidays

Nov 29, 2010

If you’re anywhere near 7th and Figueroa Streets during the next three Tuesdays, be sure to stop by the Ernest & Young Plaza to listen to some jazz.
"Jazz for the Holidays", is a lunchtime music [...]

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Do you look before crossing the Street?

Nov 29, 2010

I first saw this sign a few days ago. I don’t know about how most people were brought up, but I’ve been instilled to “look before I walk” since I was able to walk. [...]

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Walk my World

Nov 23, 2010

Over the almost two years I’ve been working on Travelin’ Local, I’ve chronicled many local places, and have also created many maps, city maps, dog park maps, artistic maps, swimming pool maps, and many, many [...]

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The Los Angeles Auto Show Opens Today

Nov 19, 2010

If you haven’t heard already, today is the opening day for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show which will feature 20 new world debuts, including 30 new North American brands not yet seen.
This year’s [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 19, 2010

With an 80% chance of rain on Saturday and a 70% chance on Sunday, this might be the weekend you’ll have to stay more on the inside and less on the outside.

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How to Reduce your Air Conditioning Costs by up to 20%

Nov 17, 2010

According to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), you can.
How?
By planting trees.
Although it may take a few years to come to fruition, “mature trees help reduce air conditioning use and associated energy [...]

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New LA Football Stadium next to Staples Center Expected for the 50th Superbowl

Nov 14, 2010

Casey Wasserman and Tim Leiweke are investigating the possibility of building a stadium behind Staples Center, where the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
It is suggested as a fitting place to stage large [...]

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Travelin’ Local’s Sing-a-Long Saturday – Beck – Loser

Nov 12, 2010

A bit of a complicated musician, due to his background, performance based stagecraft, and studio mixing, nonetheless, when Beck, first hit the music scene, it was mainly due to word-of-mouth created from his unique live [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Nov 12, 2010

Isn’t it nice to wake up in the morning with a little briskness in the air? I don’t know about you, but I love having a little crispness in the air. Putting on a sweater [...]

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