Archive for SoCal

As the holidays approach, imagine it’s Christmas Eve, 1898, and you are invited to the Kellogg House

Dec 13, 2010 by Sandy Schroeder

As you step into the vestibule of this original home, you feel like you should be wearing a hat and gloves, and carrying a box of chocolates.
Magically, when you visit the Heritage Museum in [...]

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Celebrating the Holidays at Farmers Market In Boyle Heights

Dec 13, 2010 by Lisa Newton

What could be better–celebrating the Holidays or buying local?
Well, the easy answer is both, which is what you’ll find on Friday, December 17th, from 3:30pm until 9:00pm, when the Boyle Heights Farmers Market hosts the [...]

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Norman O. Houston Park

Dec 12, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Located next to the entrance of the La Brea Loop Trail is a wonderful neighborhood park.
The park is named after Norman Oliver Houston, who, in 1975 was honored as a “pioneer of Black industry” by [...]

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How to save 1 Hour on your Commute time if you live in West LA

Dec 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Do you live on the Westside?
If you do, you know how much of a hassle taking Metro can be. But don’t get me wrong, I really like Metro, but their service to the Westside isn’t [...]

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Is Los Angeles Really Laid Back?

Dec 10, 2010

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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A walk along Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Dec 09, 2010

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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Don’t Miss the Holiday Boat Parade at the Venice Canals

Dec 09, 2010

In case you didn’t know it, I’m a huge admirer and aficionado of our Venice Canals.
I originally visited them while I visited and wrote the small map, and now I’m in the process of [...]

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Hiking the La Brea Loop Trail

Dec 08, 2010

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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Tomorrow there’s a 100% forecast of snow on Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills

Dec 08, 2010

You don’t have to go all the way to the mountains to get your first look at snow. It’s going to be snowing in Beverly Hills.
The event is entitled “Snow 90210 Rodeo,” and it’s a [...]

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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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Unique LA is this Weekend

Dec 07, 2010

The Holiday season is now here and as Christmas and the New Year is closer and closer upon us, shopping is on everyone’s mind. But where can you go to get that one-of-a-kind gift for [...]

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From a Cold War Radar Site to a Hiking/Biking Treasure, San Vicente Mountain Park is full of Surprises

Dec 06, 2010

To work off the extra calories I gained over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, last Sunday I decided to work up a sweat at one of Los Angeles’ hidden treasures– San Vicente Mountain Park.
Located just off [...]

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Victoria Park is a Glimpse into LA’s Historical and Architectural Magnifigance

Dec 05, 2010

According to the LA Times, Los Angeles County is made up of 158 cit­ies and un­in­cor­por­ated areas, and 114 unique and diverse neigh­bor­hoods actually with­in the city of Los Angeles, each with its own differentiating, [...]

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Film Review of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child – an Artistic Genius

Dec 03, 2010

Radiant Child is a documentary movie about the rapid rise and epic fall of one of the most important modern artists of the late 20th century–Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Filmmaker Tamra Davis, a close friend of Basquiat, conducted [...]

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