Articles Tagged ‘Geology’

“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...

The Los Angeles River

The Los Angeles River February 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Los Angeles River flows with water and contradiction. This waterway is the reason that Los Angeles was settled in the first place, yet it is now hidden beneath so many overpasses and bridges. Unlike most rivers the L.A. river is now a man-made river, as most of its year round flow is the outflow...

The Sunken City — Point Fermin

The Sunken City — Point Fermin February 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Just to the east of Point Fermin in San Pedro, California, are the remains of a neighborhood that has been sliding into the sea since 1929. This “slump” is attributed to wave action and the presence of bentonite clay here, a material which has a propensity to become very slippery. A broken...

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles Part II

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles Part II September 23, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It is often forgotten that Los Angeles is located over some very large oil fields and that the city continues to be a significant oil producing region. A couple months ago I wrote a blog entry that discussed the history of oil in Los Angeles and featured photos of oil wells which are camouflaged into...

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles

Urban Oil Wells in Los Angeles June 26, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The history of Los Angeles is intertwined with the use and production of gasoline and oil. Everyone thinks of Los Angeles as the ultimate car city, but the city’s relationship with petroleum products is far more significant than just consumption. Los Angeles is located directly above huge oil reserves...