More Free Happenings on the LA Westside

Jun 26, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Since summer is officially upon us it means, among other things, that I keep finding more free movies and concerts to add to Travelin’ Local’s Free Concerts and Movie Calendar at the bottom of our [...]

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Sunday Afternoon at the Theatre – Majestic Crest Edition

Apr 25, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The Majestic Crest Theatre, designed by architect, Arthur W. Hawes, has a long and unique history.
Originally built in 1940 to showcase live theatre, the Crest’s main benefactor was Frances Seymour Fonda, the second wife of [...]

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Santa Monica Plaza is coming to the Westside

Mar 12, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Construction is a part of everyday life in most metropolitan areas, and Los Angeles is no exception.
From the road construction currently underway on Interstate 405, small to large neighborhood minor and major arterial streets being [...]

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Hearty Deli not your Mom’s Comfort Food

Jan 04, 2010

As a fan of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri, on the Food Network—sometimes he finds, like I did, a hole-in-the wall and cool little neighborhood joint, that serves mouth-watering and sanguine comfort [...]

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Crestwood Hills Park

Oct 09, 2009

If you’re looking for a place to kick back with the kids, play some sports, or enjoy the outdoors, check out Crestwood Hills Park. I did, this past beautiful Saturday morning.
Although it’s a little off [...]

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Dolores Restaurant: The Westside’s Most Famous Diner

Sep 05, 2009

The other day I was ravenous for a traditional breakfast. I didn’t have to go far to find a local restaurant with both hearty fare and food with a homemade taste. Located at the [...]

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Please take me to the Playground

Apr 20, 2009

As of 2002, two-thirds of children, 18 and under, who live in Los Angeles do not live within walking distance (which is defined as ¼ mile) of a public park, according to the study, No [...]

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Ocean View Farms, a Community Garden and City Oasis

Apr 07, 2009

On Saturday, I spent the morning learning how to grow tomatoes at Ocean View Farms (OVF).
What is Ocean View Farms?
It is among the largest of more than 70 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with [...]

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