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Angels Plight

Angels Plight

Even though Angels Flight still stands today showing us a physical glimpse into the city’s past, there are many folks out there living in Los Angeles who don’t even know that it exists. I’ve written about this funicular railway a few times on here before and I’ve even had the privilege of actually getting to … Continue reading

Journey to the Last Bookstore

Journey to the Last Bookstore

Last week, I finished reading Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Ever since, I’ve been looking around the internet for ideas on what to read next. I eventually came across a Buzzfeed article listing various books that should be read before the movies come out this year and one in particular interested me with … Continue reading

Grand Park’s First New Year’s Eve

Grand Park’s First New Year’s Eve

Happy new year! It’s 2014 and I am ready for new adventures to share. This year already started out pretty eventful with Grand Park’s first annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Organizers wanted to use Grand Park as a centralized location for those living in Los Angeles to celebrate together, similar to Times Square in New … Continue reading

Year of the 5K: Turkey Trot Los Angeles

Year of the 5K: Turkey Trot Los Angeles

Early on Thanksgiving morning, I made my way downtown via the Metro red line to the inaugural Turkey Trot Los Angeles, which was set to kick off by Grand Park and City Hall. Yep, I decided to run a little over three miles before gorging myself with Thanksgiving sustenance. Evelyn was signed up to do … Continue reading

A Different View of the City

A Different View of the City

Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in the city from its completion in 1928 until 1964. Even though it has since been eclipsed by various skyscrapers housing commercial offices, its distinctive shape compared to its surroundings helps it stand out. If you’ve ever been to Grand Park, you have probably seen it standing … Continue reading

Challenge Nation: Ozcapades in L.A.

Challenge Nation: Ozcapades in L.A.

Earlier this month, my friend Evelyn and I did our first urban scavenger hunt developed by Challenge Nation. We donned our Wizard of Oz costumes that we put together from stuff we got at a thrift shop and headed to Downtown LA to meet up with the hundreds of other teams that were participating. In … Continue reading