Articles Tagged ‘Historic Los Angeles’

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride November 7, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Trotting on a beautiful horse, up and down deserted wildlife-filled hills on a crisp autumn evening as a colorful pink and orange sun retreats into the horizon. Sounds like somewhere in the middle of Utah or Colorado, doesn’t it? Gallop no further than LA’s own Sunset Ranch Hollywood, established...

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night”

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night” September 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice lilting out of our speakers as we drove down the 5 freeway on Friday night, marked the beginning of Indian theme night. We walked into India Sweets and Spices in Atwater Village, which is the best AUTHENTIC vegetarian South Indian restaurant in LA. If you like your Indian with...

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...

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...

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building March 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This type of smaller stucco box apartment building was a staple of 50s and 60s Los Angeles architecture; the name refers to the typographic symbols often used as a decorative marks on the front of the buildings. As a commercial vernacular form, this style of apartment has its roots in both modernism...

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...

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...