In honor of the East Coast Snowstorms, today’s picture of Santa Monica’s beach

Dec 19, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Having lived on the East Coast, unfortunately I too, have had to endure my fair share of abuse from its weather. From snarled traffic, closed schools, and freezing cold temperatures, I know how bad it [...]

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White Christmas in Southern California

Dec 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

As exemplified in the picture above, in Southern California, “White Christmas” has a much different meaning–and feeling–than in other parts of the country. Christmas is synonymous with cold– winter, snowflakes, wearing layers of clothes, and [...]

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Del Rey Lagoon Park in Playa del Rey

Oct 14, 2009 by Lisa Newton

In Playa del Rey–a sleepy little town just south of Marina del Rey–there’s a little known park called Del Rey Lagoon Park.
The two times I’ve previously visited this park, I had no trouble finding parking, [...]

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Let’s Visit Santa Monica’s Beach Parks

Sep 07, 2009

Recently, I took you on a short tour of Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica, but it’s just one of four parks that border the Santa Monica Promenade. You can reach the others below by [...]

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A Mid Week Vacation Day at Laguna Beach in Orange County

Aug 27, 2009

Summer is soon coming to a close, the school year is restarting, and people are returning from their vacations. So today Travelin’ Local is visiting the beautiful beach and upscale village town of Laguna Beach [...]

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Crescent Bay Park in Santa Monica

Aug 14, 2009

Santa Monica is known for its world famous beaches, but when you want to avoid the crowds, check out Santa Monica’s Crescent Bay Park on the beach.
Located half a mile south of the Santa [...]

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Malibu Lagoon the “Riviera of California”

May 12, 2009

During my recent bus ride to Malibu, my first stop was at the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, a 13 acre shallow water embayment occurring at the boundary of the Malibu Creek Watershed, the second largest [...]

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Finding Art on the Beach

May 10, 2009

When I recently took a trip to the beach, I was amazed to find the wide variety of nature which presented itself. The ebb and flow of the beach’s water and waves creates a perpetual [...]

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5 Lessons I learned at the Beach

May 07, 2009

1. Don’t run with your mouth full.

2. Don’t bury your head in the sand.

3. If it itches, scratch it, but be discrete.

4. If danger is approaching, feel free to fly away.

5. Although I might be [...]

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Travelin’ Local’s Metro Monday – “Fast. Frequent. Fabulous.”

May 04, 2009

I’ll be featuring a new weekly column section on Travelin’ Local, called Metro Monday.
Every Monday, after I select the destination for my Travelin’ Local story, I’ll take the specific Metro ride to and from [...]

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Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

May 01, 2009

At the end of my bike ride on Ballona Creek, I reached the beach at Playa del Rey. On the beach was a lonely shoe, which upon further reflection, created many questions for me including:
Where [...]

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Torrey Pines Beach – Up Close and Personal

Apr 21, 2009

This is last story from my Torrey Pines series, featuring its ocean shore.
Although Torrey Pines was named for the pines trees that have prevailed for centuries, a major part of the park is the ocean [...]

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Torrey Pines, Dolphins, and another day in San Diego

Apr 15, 2009

When we last left Torrey Pines, I was at the top, looking in all directions.
A few yards down from the trail, I saw that several people were looking out at the ocean; so of course, [...]

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