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Citadel Outlet Shops

Citadel Outlet Shops January 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Citadel Outlets retail complex, complete with prominent winged genii statues, is a prominent landmark beside the I-5 just south of downtown Los Angeles. The story of this Assyrian-styled landmark dates back to 1929, when the main building and the decorated exterior walls were built to house Samson’s...

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles

Photographs of Historic Los Angeles January 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Recently I have been looking through a bunch of collections featuring pictures of historic Los Angeles. I think the thrill I get from these photos is connected to the rapid growth of the city of Los Angeles during the last century, growth that has resulted in drastic changes to the landscape over mere...

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries

Famous Los Angeles Cemeteries January 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For a century now, Los Angeles has been well-known for its celebrity residents. In the natural course of things, this has meant a substantial number of famous corpses. Below is a listing of the illustrious cemeteries where these famous bodies have found their final resting place: Pierce Brothers Westwood...

Local Christmas Light Spectacles 2010

Local Christmas Light Spectacles 2010 December 15, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
What would Christmas be without lights, and lots and lots of lights at that. Below I have collected links and info for various X-Mas lighting spectacles in the Southland. The bonus here in Southern California is that you can enjoy these holiday extravaganzas in shorts and flip-flops. I hope all you folks...

Under new management, Clifton’s Cafeteria is up for renovation

Under new management, Clifton’s Cafeteria is up for renovation November 10, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The landmark Clifton’s Cafeteria (located downtown at 648 S. Broadway 90014) is about to enter a new phase in its long life. Andrew Meieran, owner of the nearby Edison Bar, has aquired a 40-year lease on Clifton’s. The Clinton’s family will remain the landlord, but decisions regarding...

Ice Cream in the Sunshine

Ice Cream in the Sunshine October 17, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
The climate in Los Angeles is sub-tropical so, well, the temperature can get kinda hot here. There is no way around it, ice cream can help you to beat the heat. On this page I have collected some establishments that make and sell their own ice cream here in the Southland. In the effort to keep focus...

La Niña is coming!

La Niña is coming! October 1, 2010 | What's New | Read More
La Niña is a phenomena, lasting from 5 months to a couple of years, when water temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become cooler. This is in contrast to El Niño, when the eastern Pacific water temperatures rise. The picture below, a thermal image of the earth created by NASA during the...

Wildfire Season in Los Angeles

Wildfire Season in Los Angeles September 29, 2010 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Late-August through October is the time of the year when Los Angeles burns. The combination of high temperature and dry conditions set the stage, and the Santa Ana winds make the situation even more dangerous. These famous “fire winds” start over the Great Basin and Mojave Desert; here in...

Art Gallery Rows in Los Angeles

Art Gallery Rows in Los Angeles August 14, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Los Angeles has become established as a major market for fine art. As such the city is home to a whole plethora of art galleries. The most efficient way to see this art market first hand is to visit a cluster of galleries; this way you can maximize your gallery time and minimize your travel time. Even...

What to Pack for a Trip to Los Angeles

What to Pack for a Trip to Los Angeles July 22, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This list is designed to help you face Los Angeles head-on and have a great time here. There are two main themes to this packing list: The first is preparation for the desert climate here in Los Angeles. The second, if you choose to accept the gauntlet, is about looking good while visiting the City of...