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A College Oasis – Strolling Through Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

I attended Cal State Long Beach for over two years. When going to class, I would always park across from the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and every time I would think “today I am going to go inside those gates and visit the garden.” […]

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Into the Vault – Touring the Wende Museum

The last time I’d been in a “vault” I was working a temp job for a large financial institution and the “vault” was a large warehouse filled with thousands of mortgages that I had to file for four hours every weeknight. Good times! Luckily, this […]

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I’ve Got a Secret – Taking a Walk on the Secret Stairs of Los Angeles

So, about six months ago I bought this book. I was super excited to start tackling these secret stair walks around the city. But you know how things are, you get busy, the holidays come up, you’re distracted….and suddenly it’s five months later and the […]

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Deep in the Hart of Newhall…Visiting the William S. Hart Ranch

I’ve found a wonderful bargain excursion. In fact, it’s inspired me to put pen to ink and write a little ditty. Feel free to sing along, you should know the tune. I found a place that’s great to go (clap, clap, clap clap) Deep in […]

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A little bit of Cuba – Having a Delicious Meal at Porto’s Bakery

Luckily, the folks behind Porto’s Bakery have been more successful than the Ricardo’s and Mertze’s. In fact, if I had one word to describe Porto’s, it would be phenomenon. First off, it is ginormous. Not just by bakery standards, but by any standards. Inside are […]

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And the Oscar goes to…

Who cares really? In about a month’s time we’ll forget who was nominated anyway. But there is one thing that I would like to thank the Academy for and that is the awesome public programs it provides. About 10 years ago I discovered that the […]

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