Archive for Mid Wilshire

History, Art, and Memories live at the Memorial Branch Library

Nov 30, 2010 by Lisa Newton

21 libraries or former libraries in Los Angeles’ library system are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
To be sure, each one of them is special in some way–from their architecture, design, location, [...]

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The Los Angeles Holocaust Museum

Oct 12, 2010 by Lisa Newton

In 1961,when a group of people at an English class were instructed to compare a minimum of notes, that fact indeed, later became the start of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH).
They [...]

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The Abbey San Encino is in Highland Park not Encino

Sep 28, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Constructed from boulders found in the Arroyo, Abbey San Encino was the home of Clyde Browne, a printer who lived in Los Angeles for forty years until his death in 1942. Declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural [...]

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The Director’s Roundtable Garden at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Nov 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Nothing is simple, and the above picture takes simplicity into the realm of the exquisite. The picture above is nothing short of electric in how it seizes your senses with its sheer attention grabbing eccentricity, [...]

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A Walking Tour of the Mid-Wilshire District

Aug 11, 2009

The Mid-Wilshire District is filled with museums, shopping, food, drinks, in addition to its sights, sounds, and history that that define Los Angeles.
Mid-Wilshire District Walking Tour Highlights

Although my Walking Tour covers a 3.2 mile route; [...]

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Pan-Pacific Park – Family Friendly Fun

Jul 29, 2009

The Pan Pacific Auditorium in 1937 (Photo via the Los Angeles Public Library and the LAist)
From its iconic start, the Pan Pacific Park, which spans a full city block, has had many rough years, but [...]

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A Day of Shopping at The Grove

Jul 19, 2009

Not too long ago, the areas around The Grove, were run-down older apartment buildings, motels, and the hither and yearn of urban decay– so typical of inner-city life and living. Then something changed—the private sector [...]

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Hancock Park, the La Brea Tar Pits, and LACMA

Jul 15, 2009

Last week I had an opportunity to visit to Hancock Park and the La Brea Tar Pits. I enjoyed myself so thoroughly that it was hard for me to leave—but I’ll be back soon as [...]

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The Original Farmers Market Celebrates 75 Years

Jul 11, 2009

Farmers Market early beginnings were humble to say the least. It originally opened 75 years ago with only 18 farmers, who paid $.50 each to rent space for them to sell their colorful harvests. Farmers [...]

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Let them eat Eggs

Feb 10, 2009

Canter’s Deli is a Los Angeles institution.
Established in 1924, over the years, it has become a haven for celebrities, producers, directors, musicians, local residents, regular customers, tourists, and just everyday people.
Open 24 hours per day, [...]

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