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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...

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...

“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...

Tiburcio Vasquez and His Rocks

Tiburcio Vasquez and His Rocks March 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Vasquez Rocks Natural Area is located about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, just off of the Antelope Valley Freeway (CA 14) near Agua Dulce. This site is located on the Elkhorn branch of the San Andreas fault; 15 million years of tectonic activity have created the up-thrust sandstone, shale, and basalt...

Los Angeles on Two Wheels

Los Angeles on Two Wheels March 5, 2011 | What's New | Read More
A couple months ago the New York Times Frugal Traveler wrote an article about his experience exploring Los Angeles on a bicycle. This piece came to the somewhat unexpected conclusion that getting around on a bike is actually a great way to see the L.A. basin. My own experience living here has led me...

Celebrity Photo Extravaganza

Celebrity Photo Extravaganza February 13, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
To get in the proper celebrity spotting state of mind, I have collected below some photos from Alan Light’s fabulous and star-studded flickr page. These snapshots span decades and, for a full disclaimer, some the shots were taken in Hawaii. Thanks for indulging my poetic license to showcase these...

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound

Murphy Ranch – Ruins of a Nazi Compound February 1, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Between 1933 to 1945 there was evidently a Nazi compound in Rustic Canyon near Brentwood. The property in question is now owned by the city of L.A. and is located within Topanga State Park. It makes for a great hike, like a real-life Lost adventure right here next to the city. Most of the wooden structures...

Fern Dell to Griffith Observatory

Fern Dell to Griffith Observatory January 23, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park is a handy way to access this large and diverse park.  Right on the edge of the park here is the Fern Dell trail itself (also called Ferndell, located at Black Oak Dr. and Fern Dell Dr. 90027). This short and picturesque stroll along a sunken man-made stream features...