Category Archives: Attractions

Marineland’s 60 Year Anniversary

In August of 1954, Marineland of the Pacific opened to the public for the first time.  Located at the current site of the Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the park overlooked coves that had once been used by whalers. Marineland was a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Rolly Crump Brings the ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’ to Life at the Tiki Oasis in San Diego this Weekend

Roland Crump was always interested in cartoons. “I was always a cartoonist”, said Rolly. “I always, from the very beginning, everything little thing I drew basically was a cartoon, or in the style of a cartoon, because I was influenced … Continue reading

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“The Bollocks” A Private Reception for Dennis Morris at Known Gallery

I joined Dawn Laureen and Taquila Mockingbird for one of the more marvelous retrospectives of the legendary photographer of The Sex Pistols, Dennis Morris, at Known Gallery for a private reception and celebration to kick off “The BOLLOCKS” exhibition. I’m sure everyone … Continue reading

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Jurassic Theme Restaurant Surprisingly Does Not Suck

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic fantasy, “The Lost World,” a motley crew take a long journey to a plateau where dinosaurs still roam free amidst a strange tropical setting. We didn’t go to the Amazon, but we did have to make … Continue reading

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Patricia plays keyboards at Miceli’s in Hollywood on Sundays, from 5:30 on. She wanted me to spread the word that she’ll also be playing for the next three Thursdays. You may catch her doing warm-up yoga in the ladies’ room … Continue reading

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The Purge: Breakout

Over the last few years the horror films slated near Halloween have been artsy fartsy duds or disasterous reimaginings of old 70′s and 80′s classics. These movies are all sold with glossy saturation ads which are often misleading and leave you … Continue reading

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It’s 4th of July: Where’s the Party? 2014 Edition

ART AND MUSIC  A Polynesian Pop, Surf, and BMX 4th of July BBQ Celebration at La Luz 8-11 pm / Free The opening reception for Brad Parker’s “Red Tiki Lounge” and Damian Fulton’s “Rad” will be graced by a live performance by … Continue reading

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DTLA Night Market

DTLA Night Market was a rousing success this weekend. Lines at most booths were short or nonexistent, and the places with lines were well worth the wait. Plus you could eat food from other stalls while waiting in line for the next … Continue reading

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Downtown LA Night Market This Weekend!

Produced by 626 Night Market, DTLA Night Market draws inspiration from the popular night bazaars of Asia. Over 200 vendors will be offering food, merchandise, arts and crafts. There will also be massage chairs, giveaways, carnival games and community action booths. KawaiiKowai will once … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Kitsch Overload – Charlie Brown Farms in Littlerock, CA

The Antelope Valley, an hour or so east on the 14 freeway in northern Los Angeles County, can be a bizarre place. Sundried mile upon sundried mile of pale desert, prickly and forlorn joshua trees, strange little towns and wide open vistas. … Continue reading

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