Protecting our Oceans, Gulfs, Coasts, and Waterways

Jun 14, 2010 by Lisa Newton

For many, the unique experience that fills our soul, being, and life in between infinity and eternity–are our oceans and waterways. They’re magical, mystical, and for millions, a way of life.
Here in Southern [...]

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It’s not about Paper or Plastic

Jun 02, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s about single use. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I’m talking about bags. Those convenient items which are at the end of most stores checkout lines–both the plastic or paper bags [...]

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The Neighborhood Flag Project: LA Style

May 22, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Have you ever thought about designing a flag to represent where you live? Los Angeles is full of so many different neighborhoods, and each has its own character. Even though we may be separated by [...]

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Can you ride a boat down the LA River?

May 20, 2010

The Los Angeles River isn’t what people often think of when they think of a river. When I first moved here, my opinion of the LA River was that it was some kind of joke.
Growing [...]

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This year’s Los Angeles Bike to Work Week

May 16, 2010

Usually, it’s the simpler and gentler solution to problems that are the first to get overlooked. For example, if you want or need to lose weight, typically eating less and exercising more helps.
So when [...]

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Sit Back Saturday

May 08, 2010

Each week as I’m writing Travelin’ Local’s Sit Back Saturday article, I recommend that my readers should take a few minutes to relax and grab of cup of coffee. But today, it suddenly occurred to [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

May 07, 2010

Can you believe it’s Friday? As summer gets closer and closer, each work week seems to get a little longer, so by the time Friday arrives, I’m ready to find a local free event [...]

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Reach Out and Read Los Angeles

Apr 29, 2010

Do you like to read?  Do your kids like to read?  Some kids love to read, but others often struggle.  That’s where Reach Out and Read comes in.  I discovered this wonderful program via facebook, [...]

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California has only 1 Restaurant among the World’s 50 Best

Apr 28, 2010

In its eighth year, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy — an 806-member panel of the globe’s most venerated chefs, food critics, restaurateurs and gourmands–just released the annual S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010 [...]

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Los Angeles is the Hub of Diversity

Apr 23, 2010

Los Angeles is about people–and as President Lincoln said:
“That this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
Our city is not [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Apr 23, 2010

This week’s Free Friday offers books, fashion, Earth Day, and a campfire for your entertainment consideration.

Los Angeles isn’t just about about celebrities, Hollywood, and movie making. We’re an extremely diverse group of people, as [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Apr 16, 2010

Do you have plans for the weekend yet? I know I have several things I plan on doing, a few of which are on this list. If you need a few ideas of what you [...]

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Top 10 Public Gardens in Los Angeles

Apr 12, 2010

Although, the East Coast has more dramatic differences in their change of seasons, as winter turns into spring, and spring moves into summer; there are differences in Los Angeles too, although more subtle, but they’re [...]

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