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Los Angeles Seen from the Air

Los Angeles Seen from the Air May 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Because Los Angeles is spread out over such a huge area, it is hard to get a handle on the city. Here I have collected a series of photos taken from above, in an effort to present some sort of thumbnail of the city. I don’t know if this will give any actual real insight into life on the Los Angeles...

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues May 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In 1941, John Ehn opened his motel the “Old Trapper’s Lodge” at Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road near the Burbank Airport. The story goes that in order to advertise the motel he hired Claude Bell (famous for the Cabazon dinosaurs) to build a roadside sculpture and simply through...

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles part II May 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here is another collection of photos of the Los Angeles of yester-year, pulled from this Vintage (Historic) Photos flickr page. The shots below are from the years 1920-1971 and include some good urban vistas, as well as a lot of pictures featuring department stores and department store shoppers.  This...

Five Star Coffee in Silver Lake

Five Star Coffee in Silver Lake May 12, 2011 | Food | Read More
Two cafes in Silver Lake create an especially killer cup of coffee.  In the era of Starbucks the standard for a cup of joe has definitely risen–Intelligentsia and LAMILL take devotion to coffee much much higher.  These cafes are not cheap mind you, but they offer a really great product.  Believe...

Classic Cinema Tumblrs

Classic Cinema Tumblrs May 11, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here are some tumblrs that post Hollywood cinema stuff. It is hard to keep up with the never-ending flow of images! And this list is just the very start. Classic cinema grabs are definitely a key part of the glimmering image field of tumblr.   This guy is very dedicated: http://wehadfacesthen.tumblr.com/ Movie...

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park May 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Helen Lundeberg’s  historic Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural “History of Transportation” is now located in the Grevillea Art Park (230 S. Grevillea Avenue 90301) in downtown Inglewood. When the piece was first created and installed in 1940, it was located in Centinela Park...

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore April 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s a funny thing when a book that you really like gets remaindered. It’s hard to tell, is this a good thing or a bad thing? From the buyers perspective, suddenly the book becomes very affordable which is great. I am not so sure that the writer and publisher are equally pleased with this...

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA April 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Some touchscreen time was in the cards for me evidently, as I recently ended up getting an iPad. It’s just the most basic iPad and it actually belongs to my workplace not me, but heck, why complain. Incidentally, I have also been trying to figure out what to do with an iTunes gift card balance...

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook April 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Located on Jefferson Avenue in Culver City, the highlight of the 57 acre Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook park is the 511 ft elevation hilltop peak with a stupendous view. From this peak you can see downtown, the Pacific Ocean, and many of the various city centers along Wilshire Avenue. It really is a...

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green April 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Village Green, located on Rodeo Road just west of La Brea Avenue and previously called the Baldwin Hills Village, has somehow been protected from the rampant real estate development of the last 50 years. This large development was built between 1935 and 1942 and designed by the architect Reginald...
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