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Where Shall We Meet? Palisades Park

Where Shall We Meet? Palisades Park 1

“I want to go to the beach,” a visiting friend asks. “I want to see the ocean,” they say. You, the local, thinks that it’s cold and that it’s too far and that it really isn’t something “to do”while in Los Angeles. So how can you balance both aspects of going beachy without doing the work of getting beachy? Go to Palisades Park. It’s basically going to the waterfront without meeting the water.

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Unseen LA: Going To The Batcaves

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Every time I’ve gone for a hike in Bronson Canyon, I always head straight and up the hill toward the Hollywood sign or Griffith Park joining ridge walk. There is some path that turns right early, before you even enter the park proper but I have never entertained the thought of going up it. You’d confuse it for some sort of park ranger road since there are some gates blocking it and it clearly is a strip that vehicles frequently travel: it doesn’t actually seem like a trail.

Well, it is—and it’s a special one. As many locals know, Bronson Canyon is home to the original Batcave and that early trail offshoot leads to it. It is perhaps one of the easiest hikes in town and the payoff is pretty extraordinary regardless of your thoughts on the superhero or Hollywood: it’s a special little destination that easily wows.

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If You Have Not Been, Go To Grand Park

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Even though the new Grand Park has been around for almost a year, it feels like few outside of Downtown office persons around the City Hall area have stopped by to check it out. If you had jury duty or attend Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels, perhaps you’ve stopped in. Maybe you have visited the park because you wanted a free something to do over the Summer? For whatever reason, the park feels overlooked as a place to go, overshadowed by dusty hiking adjacent picnic areas and urban parklets. We’re guilty of this—and we can’t be the only ones. While in the area last week, we stopped by the park to grab lunch with friends and—Man.—is it incredible. If you have not been yet, you need to go to Grand Park. It’s delightful!

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The View From Here L.A. And Photography Getty Museum George Baker

May 31 will be a free symposium sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council to celebrate the 175th anniversary of photography’s invention. How rad is that? The subject of the event is on LA and photography.

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La Cage Aux Folles Warren Techentin Materials And Appliances

Silver Lake’s Materials & Appliances is welcoming it’s latest installation on April 19 called La Cage aux Folles. The work is by Warren Techentin and is a warping of steel tubes. Stop by the opening if you can!

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AIGA Los Angeles Hecho En LA Yo Santosa Designer Entrepreneuer

AIGA and Hecho En LA are having an event at Maker City LA about with Yo Santosa of Ferroconcrete on starting a design studio. Happening April 30!

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Night Gallery Cogwheels Carved In Wood Jonathan Griffin

Night Gallery’s next exhibition is group show Cogwheels Carved In Wood. It’s curated by Jonathan Griffin and will be on view from April 19 through May 17.

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