The Natural History Museum and Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South LA's Westside In one week I found myself heading to the Exposition Park neighborhood in South LA’s Westside to visit the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County – a stately structure built in 1913 with Romanesque and Beaux Arts elements that film and … Continue reading Southland Parks — Exposition Park gets a little parkier at the Natural History Museum’s North Campus
Month: April 2012
Happy Birthday, X Minus One – radio’s greatest sci-fi anthology!
Today is the 57th birthday of X Minus One, a science fiction anthology that debuted on NBC radio on 24 April 1955. It began as a sort-of revival of pioneering sci-fi program, Dimension X and the first fifteen episodes were remakes from that series. The remainder of the episodes were originals from staff writers Ernest … Continue reading Happy Birthday, X Minus One – radio’s greatest sci-fi anthology!
Restored and renovated Rancho Los Alamitos ready to return
Members of the press were recently treated to a preview of the historic Rancho Los Alamitos, in Long Beach. The public re-opening will take place on June 10 although special events will afford interested parties an opportunity to enjoy the site before then. Rancho Los Alamitos is a deeply significant historic site – home to … Continue reading Restored and renovated Rancho Los Alamitos ready to return
Happy Birthday to Night Watch – radio’s first reality show
With a few, shining exceptions (Blind Date, COPS, ElimiDate, Jersey Shore, Joe Millionaire, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Shahs of Sunset, The Bachelor, The Real World seasons 1 and 2 (true stor-ay!), and maybe a couple dozen others, tops) I hate reality television. To me, most reality shows are endurance-defying and totally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Night Watch – radio’s first reality show