Roxbury Memorial Park in Beverly Hills

Jun 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

At the corner of Olympic Boulevard and South Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills sits 11 acres of manicured green space–that’s right, it’s a park.
But not just any park, it’s the Roxbury Memorial Park.
Although I’ve passed [...]

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A History of Beauty, Intrigue, and Murder at the Greystone Mansion

Feb 22, 2010 by Lisa Newton

People who visit LA often want to know where the best places of city are. For some, they wish to find a place to mellow out and relax. For others, they actively want to know [...]

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Anatomy of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills

Dec 26, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, is the “Electric Fountain.”
Originally unveiled in 1931–at a then cost of $22,000–Electric Fountain was, at the time, a state-of-the-art timed fountain. [...]

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Happy Holidays from Travelin’ Local

Dec 24, 2009

What a cliche–palm trees and a gift wrapped building is quintessential Los Angeles. But that’s indeed, Christmas Day here in the City of Angels.

Anyway, we have a lot to be thankful for:
First, this is [...]

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A Street Corner in Beverly Hills

Nov 21, 2009

On one street corner in Beverly Hills, are three unique public works of art–all very different, put together by its artists and sculptors with diverse mediums–with totally different perspectives and points of view .

For the [...]

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Spring into 2009

Mar 31, 2009

Spring is in the air, so I created a Flickr group celebrating the first day of Spring with the same name—Spring into 2009.
Wildflowers are in bloom everywhere in California right now.
I’m not a [...]

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Education, Conservation, and the TreePeople

Mar 30, 2009

The caretakers and managers of Coldwater Canyon Park are the TreePeople, a non-profit organization whose mission is “To inspire the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban forest—educating, training, and supporting [...]

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A Vacation Day at Coldwater Canyon Park

Mar 29, 2009

Nestled tightly toward the top of Mulholland Dr, in the hills of Beverly Hills, is Coldwater Canyon Park.

“Set atop chaparral-covered canyons, it provides a haven of natural beauty in the midst of Los Angeles’ sprawling [...]

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An Afternoon with the Media at the Paley Center

Mar 15, 2009

As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m not a “greenhorn” to Southern California nor am I a native, so I was very excited when a friend of mine suggested that we visit The Museum of Television [...]

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Walkin’ Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills

Jan 19, 2009

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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