Twilight Dancing on the Santa Monica Pier – Summertime 2010

Jun 21, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s that time of year again; time to put on your dancing shoes.
The Twilight Dance Series on the Santa Monica Pier, which is in its 27th, year, will be starting on July 8th. If I [...]

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The Burning Palm Tree of Santa Monica

Jun 17, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday, about mid-afternoon, I was parking my car on Adelaide Drive in Santa Monica, where I was preparing to shoot the photos for a new Travelin’ Local Walking Tour E-book.
As soon as I opened my [...]

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Moreton Bay Fig Trees in Los Angeles

May 23, 2010 by Lisa Newton

When I first moved to Southern California from the East Coast, I quickly noticed a major difference between the two coasts–each area’s trees.
Of course, due to weather differences, that’s expected. And with plants, they’re [...]

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La Mesa Drive Walking Tour

May 03, 2010

Los Angeles is richly diverse in our people, history, culture, and ethnicity. Each day, I walk around befuddled that people are always wondering what to do or where to go–from visiting the world famous Hollywood [...]

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A Toddler’s Dream – Douglas Park in Santa Monica

Apr 27, 2010

Most people, who’re driving west along Wilshire Boulevard toward Santa Monica, pass Douglas Park. From the street side looking north, it seems and looks like a place where there’s only lawn bowling .
Admittedly, watching this [...]

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Discount Shopping Passport to Santa Monica

Apr 25, 2010

Hip Santa Monica is famous for its beaches, food, and shopping. But did you that for the remainder of this week, almost forty of Santa Monica’s better known business establishments are working with Yelp,in offering [...]

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The Palisades Park Rose Garden in Santa Monica

Apr 16, 2010

After spending a few hours working in my office, I always try to get outside for some fresh air, and find something interesting to write about for Travelin’ Local. Yesterday I needed by beach fix! [...]

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Yesterday’s Pot of Gold in Santa Monica

Apr 13, 2010

Although fleeting, between the short rain showers we had yesterday, a glorious rainbow sprouted above Santa Monica’s skyline. Most of the time, only part of a rainbow is visible; but yesterday, the rainbow’s entire array [...]

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A Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway

Feb 12, 2010

Los Angeles is a city chock full of surprises and hidden treasures, but residents here don’t often associate it with a romantic getaway. But that’s a myth which no longer applies.
With Valentine’s Day right around [...]

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

Dec 19, 2009

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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Graffiti means Business in Santa Monica

Dec 04, 2009

At the corner of Cloverfield and Broadway Street in Santa Monica, there’s a unique “office” building, where the company, Rock Paper Scissors, calls home. Some think that the 4 sided graffiti laden building is “vacant.” [...]

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10 Free Places to Go in Los Angeles

Oct 31, 2009

At Travelin’ Local, we’re constantly working to provide our readers with quality fun content, entertaining stories, and information about all of the free activities to do and see here locally.  In a city that has [...]

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Blogger Beach Cleanup

Oct 11, 2009

If you you haven’t been to the beach in awhile, you should, because there’s always so much to do and see by the seaside–for instance, just a few days ago I went walking on the [...]

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