Archive for Santa Monica

Palm Tree Trimming in Santa Monica

Jul 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Today, after I got my own haircut, I noticed that all of the Palm Trees on Santa Monica Boulevard were also getting a haircut, so to speak.
I learned that only the brown drooping fronds on [...]

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The First Annual Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue Artwalk

Jul 14, 2010 by Lisa Newton

With the Downtown Art Walk, the Miracle Mile Art Walk, and the Huntington Beach Art Walk, just to name a few, why have another one?
Because each Art Walk offers a different perspective of art, different [...]

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The Santa Monica Stairs Walking Tour – Part 1

Jul 01, 2010 by Lisa Newton

To date, Travelin’ Local has completed three gorgeous and unique e-books, each with a particular character and feel for the enclaves and neighborhoods covered. Every one of these walking tours and e-books is a labor [...]

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Twilight Dancing on the Santa Monica Pier – Summertime 2010

Jun 21, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s that time of year again; time to put on your dancing shoes.
The Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier, which is in its 27th, year, will be starting on July 8th. If I [...]

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The Burning Palm Tree of Santa Monica

Jun 17, 2010

Yesterday, about mid-afternoon, I was parking my car on Adelaide Drive in Santa Monica, where I was preparing to shoot the photos for a new Travelin’ Local Walking Tour E-book.
As soon as I opened my [...]

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Moreton Bay Fig Trees in Los Angeles

May 23, 2010

When I first moved to Southern California from the East Coast, I quickly noticed a major difference between the two coasts–each area’s trees.
Of course, due to weather differences, that’s expected. And with plants, they’re [...]

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The last part of Palisades Park

May 20, 2010

Spanning 26 acres and traversing along Ocean Avenue between San Vicente Blvd. and Colorado Ave. in Santa Monica, is Palisades Park.
It’s a favorite tourist location and walking and jogging route. Often times, you’ll find several [...]

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A new Public Art exhibit is coming to Santa Monica

May 15, 2010

Using blank, full-size mannequins as their canvas, up to 100 local designers, artists, retailers and community leaders will create individual expressions of both art and fashion to celebrate the opening of the new 550,000 square [...]

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La Mesa Drive Walking Tour

May 03, 2010

Los Angeles is richly diverse in our people, history, culture, and ethnicity. Each day, I walk around befuddled that people are always wondering what to do or where to go–from visiting the world famous Hollywood [...]

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A Toddler’s Dream – Douglas Park in Santa Monica

Apr 27, 2010

Most people, who’re driving west along Wilshire Boulevard toward Santa Monica, pass Douglas Park. From the street side looking north, it seems and looks like a place where there’s only lawn bowling .
Admittedly, watching this [...]

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Discount Shopping Passport to Santa Monica

Apr 25, 2010

Hip Santa Monica is famous for its beaches, food, and shopping. But did you that for the remainder of this week, almost forty of Santa Monica’s better known business establishments are working with Yelp,in offering [...]

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The Palisades Park Rose Garden in Santa Monica

Apr 16, 2010

After spending a few hours working in my office, I always try to get outside for some fresh air, and find something interesting to write about for Travelin’ Local. Yesterday I needed by beach fix! [...]

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Yesterday’s Pot of Gold in Santa Monica

Apr 13, 2010

Although fleeting, between the short rain showers we had yesterday, a glorious rainbow sprouted above Santa Monica’s skyline. Most of the time, only part of a rainbow is visible; but yesterday, the rainbow’s entire array [...]

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A Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway

Feb 12, 2010

Los Angeles is a city chock full of surprises and hidden treasures, but residents here don’t often associate it with a romantic getaway. But that’s a myth which no longer applies.
With Valentine’s Day right around [...]

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