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Black Ace Books Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday at the Valley Inn & Conference Center

Mar 23, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Pulp magazines were very popular in the 1930s, particularly dealing with detectives, The Shadow, and different types of spy thrillers. It was a different format when the original days of the comic book publishers were [...]

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The Fascinating History of the First Jewish Cemetery in Los Angeles

Mar 22, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Practically out of sight in a little stretch of road, deep in the recesses of Dodger Stadium, is a mostly unknown and forgotten part of Los Angeles’ storied history; one that includes many untold and [...]

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“Students Run LA” & the LA Marathon

Mar 21, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Like many others, I was watching the soggy LA Marathon runners yesterday. Better yet, if you were a participant, I bet you saw a few marathoners from the Students Run LA (SRLA) group.
Until yesterday, [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – 13 songs entitled “Los Angeles”

Mar 19, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles has long been known for its central role and contributions to the music industry. From the Capitol Records building to Charlie Chaplin’s A&M Records, and the fact that we’re the perennial home to [...]

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Film “Presumed Guilty” causes Furor in Mexico

Mar 18, 2011

At last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, I reviewed the documentary film, Presumed Guilty, which also was last season’s LAFF Audience Award for Best International Feature.
In Mexico, where 92% of convictions are not based on [...]

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Case Study House #22 – Stahl House

Mar 17, 2011

I’ve written about the Case Study Houses a couple of times, nonetheless, with so many of the Case Study Houses being here in Los Angeles, all too often I’ve encountered one of the houses that [...]

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The Manhattan Beach Pier is the Centerpiece of Manhattan Beach Living

Mar 16, 2011

After hopping on a beach cruiser I borrowed during my stay at the Belamar Hotel, just a hop, skip, and a jump from the hotel and at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, is the [...]

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The Environmental Nature Center makes Learning a Breeze

Mar 15, 2011

It starts the moment you pull into the parking lot and walk into the state of the art Environmental Nature Center Green Building, the first of its kind in Orange County. It’s an 8,500 square [...]

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TASCHEN’S “Collecting Design,” by Adam Lindemann

Mar 14, 2011

‘From the same author of Collecting Contemporary Art, Adam Lindemann–a superior curator and educator–provides the reader with a 360 degree view of what Collecting Design means.
The myriad of reasons that that entails–are explained to the [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – Incubus and a Road Trip

Mar 12, 2011

In last week’s Sing-a-Long Saturday, I brought back memories of music and my kids, featuring Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
This week I’m also bringing back more fond memories, but featuring a California born and bred band–Incubus.
When [...]

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2010 California Census Data Now Available

Mar 11, 2011

Over the past few weeks the US Census Bureau has been releasing the results of its 2010 nationwide census data for each of our individual states.
I’ve have been watching some of the other state’s [...]

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Leimert Park, Silverlake, and Echo Park are part of LA’s special Culture and Ethnicity

Mar 10, 2011

In Los Angeles we’re fortunate to have so much diversity both culturally and ethnically in all parts of our city. Some people call it sprawl, but within the nooks and crannies lurk neighborhoods that often [...]

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Second Story – The Belamar’s World Class Restaurant

Mar 08, 2011

Recently we wrote about our wonderful stay at The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach. However, we didn’t get to tell you about how good its food and Restaurant is at their dining facility called [...]

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The Belamar Hotel – An Oasis in the Middle of Los Angeles

Mar 07, 2011

Frequently, I just want to get away from the stress, hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, and go somewhere where I can relax, indulge a bit, have some good meals, and refresh and rejuvenate my [...]

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