Archive for Santa Monica

In honor of the East Coast Snowstorms, today’s picture of Santa Monica’s beach

Dec 19, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Having lived on the East Coast, unfortunately I too, have had to endure my fair share of abuse from its weather. From snarled traffic, closed schools, and freezing cold temperatures, I know how bad it [...]

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The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Dec 18, 2009 by Lisa Newton

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium—which attracts upwards of 85,000 visitors per year–is made of large salt-water tanks, where ocean life can survive and prosper in conditions similar to ocean life on dry land. Its purpose [...]

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Graffiti means Business in Santa Monica

Dec 04, 2009 by Lisa Newton

At the corner of Cloverfield and Broadway Street in Santa Monica, there’s a unique “office” building, where the company, Rock Paper Scissors, calls home. Some think that the 4 sided graffiti laden building is “vacant.” [...]

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Blogger Beach Cleanup

Oct 11, 2009 by Lisa Newton

If you you haven’t been to the beach in awhile, you should, because there’s always so much to do and see by the seaside–for instance, just a few days ago I went walking on the [...]

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The Georgian Hotel where Old meets New

Oct 07, 2009

Many adjectives, and descriptions, paint a portrait of The Georgian Hotel–beautiful, well-run, the sun, sand and sea, luxurious, the perfect get-a-way, and so forth– and they all fit.

The Georgian Hotel inspires and defines Passion

The Georgian’s [...]

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Santa Monica Takes a Close Look at Parking

Sep 17, 2009

A few days ago, Santa Monica’s City Council surprised many people by voting to not build any new parking spaces. Instead they want to better utilize existing parking facilities. By doing so, the local government [...]

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Let’s Visit Santa Monica’s Beach Parks

Sep 07, 2009

Recently, I took you on a short tour of Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica, but it’s just one of four parks that border the Santa Monica Promenade. You can reach the others below by [...]

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A Santa Monica Walking Tour

Aug 20, 2009

For my inaugural Walking Tour and Map for Santa Monica, I’m featuring three of its most popular locations– the Third Street Promenade, Palisades Park, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Relax, it’s not too bad to move [...]

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Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica

Aug 14, 2009

Santa Monica is known for its world famous beaches, but when you want to avoid the crowds, check out Santa Monica’s Crescent Bay Park on the beach.
Located half a mile south of the Santa [...]

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Clover Park – Santa Monica’s Gold Mine of Parks

Jul 09, 2009

With over 20 public parks in Santa Monica, local residents and visitors have a lot of activities to choose from.
Is your favorite sport baseball? Do you have small children, or teenagers?
Whatever your game may be, [...]

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Bike to School Day at John Adams Middle School

Jun 15, 2009

Travelin’ Local’s Monday stories characteristically feature a Metro Monday ride or issue, but today’s topic turns to another transportation alternative, bikes.
More particularly, bicycle riding and school children. On Friday, I was privileged to be invited [...]

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Bike to Work Day – Pit Stops in Santa Monica

May 15, 2009

Yesterday was Bike to Work Day.
Unfortunately, most people don’t ride their bikes to work. For the most part, it’s done on an infrequent basis—if at all.
Travelin’ Local, as well as many advocates for bicycling, [...]

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Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

May 01, 2009

At the end of my bike ride on Ballona Creek, I reached the beach at Playa del Rey. On the beach was a lonely shoe, which upon further reflection, created many questions for me including:
Where [...]

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“Fishing in the City”

Apr 27, 2009

Have you ever thought about fishing in Los Angeles?
Until I went to the Santa Monica Pier and saw all the people fishing, it didn’t even occur to me, but then again, I’m not a fisherman.
But, [...]

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