Category Archives: Attractions

Photo Essay: Cedar Grove at Griffith Park

I recently learned that my favorite spot in Griffith Park has a name: Cedar Grove. It’s a beautiful patch of lush greenery that stands out from the rest of the park, and it boasts two picnic tables, large rocks to sit … Continue reading

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Take a Trip Back in Time this Weekend at the Steampunk Carnivale Aboard the Queen Mary

If all the 70s and 80s music events happening this weekend just aren’t far enough back in time for you, travel to Victorian times aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium is hosting a four day Carnivale. January … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fresh Squeezed- Orange Picking at Heritage Park in La Verne

It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t too long ago that if you headed East out of Los Angeles, beautifully vibrant orange groves stretched as far as the eye could see. Even before we were known for our movie production, … Continue reading

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The LA Beat’s Top 5 Stories of 2014

1. The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque Tour Returned to LA for Another Bangerz Night Out! Billy Bennight “This year’s Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque Tour comes with new faces and a slightly revamped set of songs and choreography. The heat was on Friday … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Barnyard Love- Animal Acres at Farm Sanctuary in Acton

Hanging out with animals can be the greatest confidence builder, ego check and source of unconditional love. If everyone in the world would regularly make a habit of spending quality time with animals we might have a lot more happier … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Kitsch & Schnitzel- The Alpine Village in Torrance

Got a craving for sausages, schnitzel, potato pancakes or a giant pretzel? How about an extra large side of kitsch served up with that schnitzel? A short trip down to Alpine Village, just off the 110 freeway in Torrance, should … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Some Like it Hot- The Sriracha Factory Tour in Irwindale

Sriracha, the bright red sauce that delivers the fiery, garlicky, yet somewhat sweet kick has finally seemed to find its well deserved place in the land of foodie sunshine. Many do not realize that this pungent condiment, in the clear … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Not About the Food – Kitschy Cool & Retro Local Theme Restaurants

Have you got a special occasion meal coming up that doesn’t necessarily call for elegance, but rather calls for celebration and fun? Are you looking for some out-of-the-ordinary, old school places with genuine character for a joyous get together?  If … Continue reading

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Chill in Long Beach, Tiki Xmas in Marina del Rey, Holiday Fireworks On Snow in Mammoth, Wine and Snow in Ventura and Brew Ho Ho in Anaheim: Some Fun Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for some fun, some joy and some ho ho wow! Four events coming up will bring holiday cheer to all those who attend. First, CHILL, the Queen Mary’s holiday ice extravaganza, is being taken over December 17th … Continue reading

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Outdoor Skating Rinks Bring Holiday Cheer to LA

It’s true that Los Angeles has it all, from the beaches to the mountains. The only thing east coast transplants say they miss is snow. That doesn’t mean that they miss slipping on ice, shoveling their car out of snow or … Continue reading

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