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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, may 14, 2016

today is fire service day and I just missed seeing our current fireboat 2, the warner l lawrence (not to be confused w/the one before her, the ralph j scott) do its water trip this morning but I did get … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sidewalk Surfin’- The Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley

“Grab your board and go sidewalk surfin’ with me, Don’t be afraid to try the newest sport around, Bust your buns, bust your buns now. It’s catchin’ on in every city and town…                                                                           Skateboard with me, why don’t you skateboard … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Like Totally Rad- The San Fernando Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth

“On Ventura, there she goes She just bought some bitchin’ clothes Tosses her head and flips her hair… Valley Girl, She’s a Valley Girl”- (1982) Frank Zappa The San Fernando Valley, or just the Valley for short, really came into … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: There Are Strings Attached- The International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena

“Pull the string and I’ll wink at you, I’m your Puppet. I’ll do funny things if you want me to, I’m your Puppet…” – 1966 soul hit written by Dan Penn Carved from blocks of wood, porcelain, layers of paper mache … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting- The Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank

Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Muay Thai… Here in Los Angeles, and the United States as a whole, we are very familiar with the names of many of the more common Asian Martial Arts forms. We’ve watched Bruce Lee, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Police on my Back- The Los Angeles Police Museum in Highland Park

Besides being renowned for our relentless sunshine and our parade of endless celebrities, another thing that draws the eyes of the nation to the sprawling City of Angels is our police department. Whether hitting the beat with Jack Webb’s Dragnet … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Bunny Museum… A Strange Collection in Pasadena

One of the most amazing things about living in Los Angeles is the sheer number of eclectic and eccentric people. Outsiders may view our city as a place of wealth, glamour and glitz, but just a slight scratch of the surface, … Continue reading

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