Articles Tagged ‘walks’

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles

Six Neat Books about Los Angeles December 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The following list is not meant to identify the most grandest and greatest Los Angeles books ever. A list like that would include tomes like Kenneth Anger’s  muck-racking masterpiece Hollywood Babylon and Mike Davis’ slightly dated but still indispensable City of Quartz. Instead, the task...

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles

Arrival of Eastern Religion via Los Angeles October 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Below are descriptions of some early Eastern and Eastern-influenced religious orders here in Los Angeles. Starting in the mid to late 19th century, the Western world started to open its eyes to the philosophy and perspectives of the rest of the world. And in the 20th century, Eastern thought had significant...