Archive for Santa Monica

The Third Street Promenade by Day

Apr 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Third Street Promenade is an all pedestrian street in Santa Monica, and is considered one of the premier shopping destinations in Los Angeles.
Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean–coupled with Los Angeles’s Mediterranean [...]

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A Solar powered Ferris Wheel?

Apr 16, 2009 by Lisa Newton

After researching the history of the Santa Monica Pier, I was fascinated by its history, in particular, its Ferris Wheel.
Since my days of growing up in the shadow of Cedar Point, I have long been [...]

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Veterans for Peace, Arlington West, and their Tribute for our Troops

Apr 14, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Every Sunday for the last five years, Veterans for Peace have created the stunning tribute for our troops entitled, “Arlington West.”
It’s physically located on the north side of the Santa Monica Pier.
Quoting directly from [...]

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Sun and Fun at the Santa Monica Pier

Apr 10, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Millions of people from all around the world have enjoyed one of California’s most famous landmarks, the Santa Monica Pier.
Although it was slated for demolition in 1973, the community rallied to save it, only to [...]

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A Boy and a Wave

Apr 05, 2009

Ok Mr. Wave, I’m comin’ to getcha!

~Crying Loudly~

Mom, Mr. Wave knocked me over.

Ok, I’m gonna to try this again.

Oh yeah, this is cool!!

Mom, did you see me? Did you see me? I did it!!

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market – Part II

Feb 19, 2009

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog entry, I’m a big fan of fresh fruits and veggies. Over the years, I tried to get my kids interested in eating them, too, and for the most part, [...]

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Feb 17, 2009

I’m pretty sure not everyone spent their Valentine’s Day at the local farmer’s market, but for me, it was perfect since I’ve wanted to go to this market for a long, long time, and Saturday [...]

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Biking on the Beach

Dec 23, 2008

It’s amazing how relaxing an hour on my bike with my camera can make me feel. I am able to load up the bike in the backseat of my car, grab a quick cup of [...]

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