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Enchantment is just a step away, on the Goldenrod Footbridge

Feb 22, 2011 by Sandy Schroeder

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 by Lisa Newton

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 by Lisa Newton

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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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Feb 19, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Of all the songs that have been written and sung about Los Angeles and California, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the few bands that have more than one. In fact, this seven [...]

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CicLAvia (No cars Allowed) will be held on April 10th

Feb 18, 2011

This past October, the first fun and communal CicLAvia event took place.
In case you don’t know what CicLAvia is, it’s a day when certain streets are all closed for motor vehicles—no cars allowed!
Along the [...]

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Taking a Dive in the LA River

Feb 17, 2011

Tony Diaz had just finished an acoustic set. He’s standing in the middle of The Den Bar waiting for the next act to perform.
It’s a typical looking dive bar in Hawthorne, Hipsters crowd around [...]

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The History of LA’s Rosedale Cemetery

Feb 16, 2011

Yesterday, I talked about a remarkable woman named Hattie McDaniel. She’s one of many famous–and not so famous–people buried in Rosedale Cemetery.
Today, it’s hard to imagine Los Angeles with a population of only 28,000 people, [...]

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Hattie McDaniel – A Hollywood Pioneer

Feb 15, 2011

When I’m doing research for an article, I learn.
Take yesterday.
Now, I know everyone isn’t into cemeteries, but I gained my interest honestly, from my Mother. She liked to poke around old cemeteries, read the headstones. [...]

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Mapping The Alvarado Terrace Historic District

Feb 14, 2011

Over the course of four days last week, I featured various historical landmarks in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District. Whenever I write a series like this, it really is a labor of love.
The other day, [...]

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The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a respite from City Life for Butterflies, Birds and weary City Dwellers

Feb 13, 2011

The minute I stepped onto the trail at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, a huge jackrabbit bounced right across me. He paused for a moment while waiting under a nearby bush, trying to gauge my [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Doors – One of Los Angeles’ Most famous Bands

Feb 12, 2011

After a chance meeting in 1965 at Venice Beach, between two UCLA Film School Alumni, Jim Morrison, and Ray Manzarek, was the benign and unbeknown beginning of the formation of the musical group, The Doors.
Morrison [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 4

Feb 11, 2011

This is the last series of our set of 4 tours of the cultural, ethnic and historical area of the Alvarado Terrace Historic District of Los Angeles.
Well known cities like New Orleans, San Francisco, New [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 3

Feb 10, 2011

Up to this point on our Alvarado Terrace Historic District tour, we’ve seen, discussed, and learned about the history that belies the six houses in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, all of which are featured [...]

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The Community, the City, our Students, and a local Muralist have Created a beautiful Public Mural

Feb 09, 2011

While writing stories about the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, I discovered a wonderful and colorful mural.
This pristine, colorful and vibrant mural is part of the multi-cultural expressionism living in Los Angeles has come to [...]

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