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A Walk Through History – Taking a Brady Westwater Tour of Los Angeles

So yesterday I was telling you about this awesome bookstore I found in downtown Los Angeles. Well, today I’m going to tell you how I happened upon it. On Saturday, I was specifically in downtown to take a walking tour which happened to meet at […]

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Watt A Sight! A Visit To Watts Towers

As much as I’ve criss-crossed the Southland in recent years on my continuous quest to explore my surroundings, there are some landmarks that I have just missed. Watts Towers was one of those landmarks. Until yesterday. I’d been wanting to go there for years, but […]

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The Theatre, the Theatre… Hanging Out With the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation

What happened to the theatre? Sometimes I wonder that when I go to my local cinema and the floors are sticky, the seats are dirty, and there is no ambiance whatsoever. What happened to those movie palaces of old? The ones with with the glitz […]

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One for the Angels – Taking a Ride on Angels Flight

Yesterday I was in downtown Los Angeles. What I was doing will be reveal in upcoming posts but while I was there I happened upon one of my favorite attractions – Angels Flight. from the Angels Flight tribute site Angels Flight is the world’s shortest […]

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There’s No Place Like Home – Touring the Homestead Museum

And there’s no place like the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting this lovely place twice and, I must say, it’s one of my favorite historic homes. And not only because admission is always free (although that is […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Touring the Tournament of Roses House

It’s been a long standing tradition in my family to watch The Rose Parade every New Year’s Day. Now we don’t sit around together and watch it from start to finish. Instead we just keep the TV on in the background as we go about […]

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