Kickin’ it at Fatburger

Jan 29, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Considered by many, FatBurger is an institution in Los Angeles, and just as you would expect from its moniker, Fatburger serves large burgers of several different varieties, a choice of fries or onion rings, plus, [...]

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The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

Jan 27, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Hidden in the back of UCLA’s beautiful campus is a little known, but highly relaxing area known as the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which was dedicated in 1967, after the first acquisitions were installed.
The [...]

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Walkin’ Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills

Jan 19, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills is a park many people tend to take for granted. Bordering the ever traffic laden Santa Monica Boulevard sits the Beverly Garden Park.
Interspersed and conjunctive, for almost two [...]

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A Study in Black and White

Jan 17, 2009 by Lisa Newton

I love black and white photographs. The contrasts between the colors and the shades of grey draw me into the lair of the subject. As a matter of fact, the winner of the Digital Photography [...]

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Garden Magic

Jan 15, 2009

This is the garden’s magic,
That through the sunny hours
The gardener who tends it,
Himself outgrows his flowers.
He grows by gift of patience,
Since he who sows [...]

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Can you relax at UCLA?

Jan 13, 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Los Angeles (80º and sunny), so in the afternoon, I hopped on my bike and rode to the UCLA campus. Although I had passed by this garden a [...]

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Just another morning in Westwood

Jan 12, 2009

Don’t let the caption above fool you—although I rode my bike to Westwood this morning to enjoy its splendor and interesting sites—there was nothing “normal” about today.
For starters, I encountered the dichotomy of a rare [...]

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Californian’s Want Wetlands

Jan 08, 2009

At the turn of the century, during the rainy season, Ballona Creek and several other small streams would be transformed into torrents as they carried the collected water from the Los Angeles watershed area to [...]

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Water, Boats, and a Camera

Jan 07, 2009

If you’ve ever travel in or to Los Angeles, try to take a short trip to Marina Del Rey. I went there today and discovered boats, not just regular boats, but yachts. Slip after slip [...]

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Travelin’ Route 66 – The California Edition

Jan 05, 2009

Image by Lisa Newton via Flickr

I had no idea that Santa Monica Blvd., a long boulevard in Los Angeles, was part of Route 66, but today, when I was snapping some pictures in West Hollywood, [...]

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It’s Time to do the Laundry

Jan 02, 2009

Yesterday, January 1st, 2009 marked the start of a new year, but for me, it was the perfect day to do my laundry. I know watching football, parades, or just relaxing are high on many [...]

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The Children’s Pool at La Jolla Cove

Dec 31, 2008

Until I saw it for myself, I had no idea there was a place to view sea lions and seals in their natural habitat. However, the Children’s Pool along the beach path at La Jolla [...]

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Christmas Fun at La Jolla – Continued

Dec 29, 2008

La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs, which are just breathtaking.  I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
As I stood looking out, these bird-covered cliffs were on my right, and an [...]

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Christmas Morning in San Diego (A Multi-Part Series)

Dec 26, 2008

Christmas found me in San Diego, and the beauty it offers at Christmas. After breakfast, a walk on the beach is a well worn Christmas tradition in Southern California—apologies to all of my friends, far [...]

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