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

Mar 07, 2011 by Lisa Newton

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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Sing-a Long Saturday – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Mar 05, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Almost everyone has a genre of music that they love. In fact, many people have more than one.
Growing up, we’re influenced by what’s popular, what’s playing on the radio and most importantly what our [...]

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Real Time LA Metro Bus Tracking makes Riding Mass Transit a Little Easier

Mar 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

As gas prices continue to rise, I’m going to use Metro more often.
However, a huge drawback when using Metro is the wait time at a particular bus stop.
If I knew in advance, for example, [...]

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NORMS & Googie Architecture

Mar 03, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Replete with its distinctive logo, Googie architecture, quality and quantity of food and value pricing, NORMS–with 17 locations throughout Southern California–for many, it’s a benevolent and well known restaurant.
Further branding its classic image, NORMS [...]

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Fairview Park and Nature Preserve is all about people

Mar 02, 2011

We all know which rules to abide by when we go to a wildlife preserve. Usually, that means that picnics, bikes and pets are usually not part of the experience. So we typically share the [...]

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Have you Noticed the Price of Gas in LA Lately?

Mar 01, 2011

I have no doubt that Los Angelenos have noticed that gas prices have been steadily increasing to the point where it’s getting to be a very serious budgetary concern. And, unfortunately, it might not stop [...]

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The Ziegler Estate and Casa de Adobe

Feb 28, 2011

Okay, you’ve reached the pinnacle of the Glenmary Stairs.
After turning left let’s see what’s we’ll see next.
First you’ll pass by some “normal” apartment buildings. They were built on the high hill top, with street parking [...]

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Newest Public Mural on Figueroa Street in Highland Park

Feb 27, 2011

Located right across the street from Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park is the Historic Glen-Mary Archway.
The original archway, built around 1903 as a waiting station–the Glen-Mary/Sycamore Grove stop for the red car for the [...]

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What’s the best way to visit and experience Los Angeles?

Feb 25, 2011

I recently read an article by Nomadic Matt, a world traveler who writes about his adventures and gives travel advice to his readers.
He hates LA–which is a strong word–due to issues including our urban [...]

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Walking Across the Arroyo Seco

Feb 24, 2011

Yesterday, Travelin’ Local’s story mentioned the walking bridge that connects Sycamore Grove Park with the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
Connected by an unassuming bridge, it’s also the gateway to the 282 acres of open [...]

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Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park

Feb 23, 2011

If you ever drive northeast out of downtown Los Angeles via Figueroa Street be sure to stop by Sycamore Grove Park.
Located at 4702 North Figueroa Street, the park is a friendly neighborhood hangout for families [...]

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Enchantment is just a step away, on the Goldenrod Footbridge

Feb 22, 2011

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport, but when you drive down Pacific Coast Highway and turn onto a cluster of streets named after flowers; you may feel as if you have [...]

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Los Angeles’ Toughest Workout – Eldred Street & its Stairs

Feb 21, 2011

If you’re seriously looking for both a difficult and unique exercise workout then make hay and head over to Highland Park’s, Eldred Street.
Touted as being Los Angeles’ second steepest street (the highest honors go [...]

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An Abridged History of Los Angeles High School

Feb 20, 2011

Did you know that the first public high school in Southern California is our own beloved Los Angeles High School?
Built in 1873 at a cost of $19,000, the original location was in downtown LA, at [...]

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