Urban Rambles — Exploring Inglewood with Marya

For my tenth year of exploring Los Angeles with the series, California Fool’s Gold, I’ve been reaching out to fellow explorers to see where they’d like to explore for another of my series, Urban Rambles. So far all of my rambling companions have had names that start with "M" -- Marvin, Maya, Mike, and Machiko. … Continue reading Urban Rambles — Exploring Inglewood with Marya

California Fool’s Gold’s Guide to Los Angeles’s Revival Cinemas

No city on Earth is more closely associated with motion pictures than Los Angeles. 10% of all movie theaters in the entire country are located in California and Los Angeles County is home to over 100 of them. Although most of Los Angeles's theaters, like those throughout the country, showcase only the latest Hollywood product, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold’s Guide to Los Angeles’s Revival Cinemas

Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension

With bicycles, buses, ferries, planes, rideshares, sidewalks, subways, taxis, and trains at Angelenos’ disposal, why would any sane person choose car-dependency? Nobody Drives in LA celebrates sense and sensibility in transportation. ***** One of Metro's highly anticipated metro rail projects is the South Bay Green Line Extension. The Green Line's current western terminus is Redondo Beach Station, located on the … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension

Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

With bicycles, buses, ferries, planes, rideshares, sidewalks, subways, taxis, and trains at Angelenos’ disposal, why would any sane person choose car-dependency? Nobody Drives in LA celebrates sense and sensibility in transportation. ***** On 26 July 2013 the Metro Gold Line celebrated its tenth birthday, an occasion that did not go unreported by much of the local media, who in some … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

California Fool’s Gold — A South Bay primer

SOUTH BAY, SOUTH SOUTH BAY -- THE SOUTH BAY Although the nickname "The Bay" is often employed (rather self-centeredly, I might add) is often used byNorth Californians in reference to the San Francisco Bay, California actually has many bays, includingAnchor Bay, Bodega Bay, Emerald Bay, Estero Bay, Granite Bay, Half Moon Bay, Meeks Bay, Morro … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A South Bay primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Gardena

This here entry’s about Gardena. To vote for other Los Angeles County communities to be the subject of future entries, click here. To vote for Los Angeles neighborhoods, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. Gardena (in Japanese, ガーデナ; in Korean, 가데나 ) is located in the South Bay or South LA region, depending on … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Gardena