Unique Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of unique stories, here are a few of my own.

los encinos sign Encino, CA

Los Encinos Adobe Los Angeles Historic Hidden Gem

Architecture and Hidden Gems in Los Angeles This is a great little spot for a day trip in Los Angeles - for now! LA has lots of famous buildings and websites to ...
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Collectible Books

Vintage and Collectible Books Plus Tips On Caring For Your Classics A page inspired by my love of books and the authors who write them. Open an old book and you may ...
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San Fernando Valley Map 1880

The San Fernando Valley

Tom Petty sings about long days in Reseda and even Bing Crosby sang about making the San Fernando Valley his home. Eccentric residents of Encino have owned llamas and chimps, and Frank ...
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Lankershim Building

The Lankershim Building North Hollywood

LA Architecture: The Lankershim Building One of my favorite buildings in the San Fernando Valley is on Lankershim Boulevard, up in old North Hollywood.  It was built in 1926 and began the ...
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405-101 freeway descent

Los Angeles Traffic Driving Tips and Rantings

Photo Essay Descent Into Madness: Sport Driving in Los Angeles down the 101 / 405 Interchange Driving in California is always an adventure, in Los Angeles, the sport of driving has been elevated ...
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Windy palm trees in Los Angeles

Southern California Santa Ana Winds

The Devil Winds, the Red Winds, The Santa Ana Winds While the rest of the country bundles up for the winter, Southern California smugly puts on a pair of shorts and a ...
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Los Angeles Sepulveda Blvd Tunnel

Sepulveda Tunnel Under Mulholland Drive Los Angeles

Architecture and Hidden Gems in Los Angeles Architecture?  In Los Angeles? Yes, we do have architecture in Los Angeles; we have towering Greek temples, shimmering movie castles, freeway passes that fly through ...
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Hyland motel retro neon sign

California Neon and Cool Signage

California Neon In the San Fernando Valley Once upon a time the Neon Age blessed the young city of Los Angeles with its florescent glow.  Tubes filled with rare, iridescent gasses lit ...
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