Archive for Santa Monica

Public Art at the Yahoo! Center

Jan 20, 2011 by Lisa Newton

On Martin Luther King Day, I decided to visit the Yahoo! Center Park.
This wonderful parcel of land in Santa Monica, has many splendorous–and perfectly maintained–blades of grass for both Yahoo! employees, and the general [...]

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The Yahoo! Center Park in Santa Monica

Jan 17, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Although I’ve passed by this park many times, I never took notice of all of its features until recently, when I actually decided a few days ago to stop and take a closer look.
From the [...]

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It’s Time for the Santa Monica Pub Crawl

Dec 15, 2010 by Lisa Newton

With the Holidays inching closer, it’s that time again.
Time for the Santa Monica Pub Crawl
Starting on Saturday, December 18th at 5:00pm, the 2nd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl, is an annual adventure exploring Santa Monica’s [...]

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The 6th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Nov 11, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles hosts many film festivals.
Ranging from the Los Angeles Film Festival to the current ongoing American Film Institute (AFI) Film Festival, there are many more to choose from–including the Silver Lake Film Festival, [...]

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Mapping Santa Monica’s Designated Landmarks

Oct 28, 2010

In case you didn’t already realize, I’m a big lover of maps. When I was young, my father used to get out a big atlas and start quizzing me and my siblings on various important [...]

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Google Maps, Metro, and the Big Blue Bus

Oct 14, 2010

The news is out, the Big Blue Bus finally made it to Google maps. Although it’s great news, it’s also about time.
After reading this news, I thought I’d play with Google a little bit [...]

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The Santa Monica Stairs Walk isn’t for the Meek

Oct 12, 2010

One of the things Los Angeles is known for, and maybe not so known for, is its various stairways.
Although most of our fair city’s steps are located in the Silver Lake – Echo Park [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Sep 24, 2010

Yesterday, while talking to a friend of mine she blurted out “Is it September 23rd already?” (suddenly realizing that another summer has come and gone so quickly).
Yes, and that’s how sometimes things move so fast–especially [...]

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Commemorating September 11th, 2001 in Santa Monica

Sep 11, 2010

Nine years ago today, I was at work in a small private school and happened to be standing in the office. Just outside the door was a TV waiting to be picked up by a [...]

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Big Blue Bus Rates Dramatically Increase

Aug 31, 2010

Monday, the beginning of the work and school week grind and if you regularly ride the Big Blue Bus to get to your destination, you were greeted with a huge surprise.
That’s right; the price [...]

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Three Hours in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Aug 16, 2010

A funny thing happened on my way to the Music Box Steps. I arrived there in a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

On Friday, a few Los Angeles bloggers were invited to meet with General Motors [...]

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The Dolphin Change Program in Santa Monica

Jul 30, 2010

If you spent any time walking around Santa Monica, especially on the Third Street Promenade and on Main Street, you can’t but notice the Dolphin Sculptures, which were designed by sculptor Peter Ehrlich, that are [...]

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5 Minutes on the Santa Monica Pier

Jul 26, 2010

In our fast paced world and way of life here in Los Angeles, have you ever stood in one location and just looked around?
When I’m out on a shoot, I have very specific sites, [...]

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The Best way to Get to Will Rogers State Beach

Jul 18, 2010

Will Rogers State Beach, extending 1¾ miles along the Pacific Coast, is a popular swimming, sunning, and surfing location.
The beach is named after actor Will Rogers, who in the 1920s, bought the land and [...]

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