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Bell Communications around the Globe

Bell Communications around the Globe

→  January 19, 2010

Located on the AT&T building at 420 S. Grand Ave., is one of the most innovative pieces of public art I’ve ever seen. Measuring 36 feet wide and 17 feet high, the sculpture-cum-installation, “Bell Communications around the Globe,” incorporates small bits and pieces from telephone components including coils, coin box chutes, cables, and bells which [...]

Mapping Los Angeles by Bike

Mapping Los Angeles by Bike

→  January 17, 2010

When I first purchased my new bike last year, naturally I started looking for places to ride it. Instinctively I presumed that because Los Angeles is so large, there would be quite a few good bike trails to take advantage of, and I was right, there are several. Because I live on the Westside, I started [...]

TV Nominees Slug It Out For Golden Globes

TV Nominees Slug It Out For Golden Globes

→  January 17, 2010

The Hollywood Foreign Press might not see TV the same way you do.  They might not think about TV in exactly the same way that the folks who vote for the Emmys do either, but they see it just the same, whether you like it or not.  Of course you can’t get mad at all [...]

Can you Predict the Golden Globes’ Film Winners?

Can you Predict the Golden Globes’ Film Winners?

→  January 16, 2010

If you aren’t clued in yet, the 67th Annual Golden Globes will be announced tomorrow, this Sunday, Jan 17th 2010 (live telecast on NBC at 5 PM PST and 8 PM EST).  This year’s film selections included what might be considered a few more popular choices than in recent years past.  So, if you’ve [...]

Under your souls on 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles

Under your souls on 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles

→  January 14, 2010

If you’re walking on the 3rd Street, on the Grand Central Market side of the street, take a look down at the sidewalk. Why? Because you might learn a few new facts about the city you live in. Here’s what I learned today: “UNDER YOUR SOULS – 5,000 miles of storm drain channels * The distance from LA to [...]

Jay Leno and his “other” Obsession

Jay Leno and his “other” Obsession

→  January 13, 2010

“Leno is a gearhead. His warehouse boasts century-old steam-driven cars, classic Bugattis and Duesenbergs, and dozens of sports cars, muscle cars, hot rods and motorbikes.”

Have you had your MOCA today?

Have you had your MOCA today?

→  January 12, 2010

MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is currently celebrating its first 30 years, with the exhibit, “More than 500 art works by More than 200 Artists.” Running until May 3, 2010, this exhibit entitled “Collections,” is guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such an incredible grouping of talented artists. “Founded in 1979, [...]

Water and Art meet in Downtown Los Angeles

Water and Art meet in Downtown Los Angeles

→  January 11, 2010

Obviously in Los Angeles we don’t get nearly enough annual rainfall to serve our city and county’s population water needs. So when you turn on your faucet, do you know where that water comes from? Believe it or not, most of California’s water supply comes from rain and snowfall. That’s right, even though we might not [...]

5 Reasons to not drive in Los Angeles

5 Reasons to not drive in Los Angeles

→  January 10, 2010

Many people have reduced their driving to a minimum. There are some who intentionally don’t drive at all or are “car-light,” meaning they only use their car occasionally. Does this sound appealing?  For me, this month I will be on a “car light” diet and I’m really looking forward to it. The following are the [...]

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

→  January 9, 2010

At the suggestion of Will over at [sic], today I finally ventured to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, and I wasn’t disappointed. From where I was standing, the snow-topped mountains are more than 40 miles away. The long distance view was stunning and amazing. But that’s only one of the many views to see from there. If [...]

Los Angeles Art Month, a Wall, and Free Museum Days

Los Angeles Art Month, a Wall, and Free Museum Days

→  January 7, 2010

Did you know that January is Los Angeles’ Art Month? Based on our enormous wealth of art–both public and private; Los Angeles ranks among the top cities in the world in its breadth, scope, and size of its art institutions, artists, galleries, public art, and collectors. For example consider this wall: On my way to [...]

Andrew Carnegie’s towering legacy thrives at 3 Los Angeles Libraries

Andrew Carnegie’s towering legacy thrives at 3 Los Angeles Libraries

→  January 5, 2010

Growing up in the small town of Clyde, Ohio, I spent hours and hours at its local library, pictured below courtesy of silvergirl. I remember the smell of the books, looking in the old Dewey Decimal System files, finding a book, and then proudly checking it out with my very own library card. Of course, [...]