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What can $46,000 a month buy you to Live in Beverly Hills?

Feb 08, 2011 by Lisa Newton

For the next couple of days, we’ll be taking a brief respite from our Alvarado Terrace Historic District tour, to focus a bit on the lighter side of our way of life here.
So let’s [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 2

Feb 07, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, we started a tour of the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, and today, we’re going to visit a few more homes. But, before we get started, let’s learn a little more about the Terrace.
As you [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District Tour – Part 1

Feb 06, 2011 by Lisa Newton

In 1979, recognizing the need to identify and protect neighborhoods with distinct architectural and cultural resources, the Los Angeles’ City Council adopted the ordinance enabling the creation of Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ). Today, Los [...]

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The Pascual Marquez Family Cemetery in Pacific Palisades

Feb 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

On a small street in the Pacific Palisades history lives.
In 1839, as the result of a 6,655 acre Mexican Land Grant, Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, which is now Santa Monica Canyon, the Pacific Palisades, [...]

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The Shipley Nature Center is the great “Comeback Kid”

Feb 03, 2011

Over the years the Shipley Nature Center, became a dense tangle of overgrown, exotic and unkempt plants in a dying wilderness.
However, by and because of the local grass roots efforts from many people seeking [...]

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Los Angeles and the National Register of Historic Places

Feb 02, 2011

Thanks to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (PDF) in 1966, the USA has more than 80,000 properties designated as having historic significance via the National Register of Historic Places.
Under the auspices of [...]

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A Los Angeles Landmark: The Bradbury Building

Feb 01, 2011

Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building, located at 304 South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles and is an architectural landmark.
Named after its visionary, Lewis L. Bradbury, a mining millionaire, first hired Sumner Hunt to [...]

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The Soto Metro Station in Boyle Heights

Jan 31, 2011

At the corner of 1st and Soto Street in Boyle Heights is where the Soto Metro Station is located.
Indeed, from the first moment I lied my eyes upon it, I silently said to myself, [...]

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Sunday Los Angeles Driving Shortcuts

Jan 30, 2011

Legendary, and world-famous, Los Angeles, is unfortunately “notorious” for one issue: the amount of amount of traffic on our roads.
LA drivers can and will usually encounter automatic delays when they need or want to [...]

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Sing-a-Long Saturday – “The Cat in the Hat: Slash” – A Los Angeles and World Guitar Icon

Jan 29, 2011

The very first time I knew about the band “Guns N’ Roses,” is actually quite benign.
One day I happened to be watching a video on MTV and there was a band I had never [...]

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What Lights Up Your Life?

Jan 28, 2011

It wasn’t too long ago that I would have answered that question with an emphatic – my children and my husband!
Don’t be concerned, nothing has happened to the people I love. In fact, just [...]

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Jan 27, 2011

There’s no shortage of Coffee Table books covering any subject one could think of documenting and showcasing just about any topic.
Especially those that include “Hotels,” “Beautiful Places,” “Things to Do,” “Places to See,” [...]

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Hiking Marian R. Bear Memorial Park in San Diego

Jan 26, 2011

I tend to be a morning person. So, when I recently visited some friends in San Diego, I found myself the only one awake on that Sunday morning.
I decided that before anyone awoke, that it [...]

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The Los Angeles River and Garden Center is a Hidden Gem

Jan 25, 2011

I’m sure all of you recall the downpours we had last December.
During a break in the rain, it looked like the very nasty weather might be coming to an end:
The dark skies suddenly opened, and [...]

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