Category Archives: Nature/Outdoors

Historic Walking Tours in Downtown LA this weekend

LA Cowboy posted notice of these walks… This Weekend’s Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Los Angeles The Last Bookstore Presents…. The Secret Lives of Historic Downtown Los Angeles Saturdays will have the HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES 101  tour and Sunday … Continue reading

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Event: Livin’ in the Sticks at King Gillette Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains NRA

From the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area OUTDOORS Calendar of Events… SAT 2/25 3pm King Gillette Ranch Livin’ in the Sticks Meet the dusky-footed woodrat on his own turf. Join a 1-mile easy walk with naturalist Tony as he takes you on a tour … Continue reading

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Event: Winter Sky at Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains NRA

From the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area OUTDOORS Calendar of Events… SUN 2/19 6pm Circle X Ranch Winter Sky Join us for a ranger-led constellation tour followed by stargazing through telescopes. Bring your planisphere or telescope. All ages welcome. Rain cancels. Info: 805-370-2301. 4hrs … Continue reading

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Storma a-comin’, Ma! Get to the cellar!

Weather? In LA? Really, how silly do they think I am? Wait. What’s that? Thunder?!?! Here?!? Radar graphics courtesy of Weather Undergrounds WunderMap Related Posts: It’s bucketing down today!

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Event: Island Fox at Santa Barbara Zoo Science Day

Oct. 1, 2011 the Santa Barbara Zoo will be hosting a Science Day event. Friends of the Island Fox will be one of many community presenters with family-friendly science-based activities. The goal is to offer teachers a variety of science … Continue reading

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Event: NPS Movies by Moonlight: Beau Geste with hike to actual location – Sat, Sep 10

National Park Service Movies by Moonlight Paramount Ranch September 10, 2011 Saturday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Beau Geste (1939) Starring Gary cooper and directed by William Wellman, this melodramatic and high-adventure tale, with classic desert settings, was shot in part at … Continue reading

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Photos: Practicing knife throwing with the local Altavia branch of the SCA

Joe and I regularly practice archery and thrown weapons with our local Altavia members at Woodly Park in the Sepulveda Basin. These are a few pictures from last Sunday’s practice. See entire Flickr set of SCA pictures     Related … Continue reading

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Free Youth Program – Encino Velodrome

Free Youth Program – Encino Velodrome from encinovelodrome.org Shared by you Looking into taking “the boy” to this free training program some Thursday night. Sounds interesting to him. Part of my “introduce him to as much as possible” child-rearing system. (LAUGH) Youth … Continue reading

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Video: A rainy day in Ohio

For the last several days I have been back in Ohio for the kick-off of the Saturday6 program. I added 1 day to my trip in order to spend some time with my family that still lives here. I moved … Continue reading

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Wildflower and California Poppy Bloom info

After a good year for rain, like this one, the California Poppy bloom, along with other wildflowers should be quite dramatic. You can keep abreast of what is happening by visiting the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR web site … Continue reading

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Places LA: North Hollywood “NoHo” Historic Walking Tour

Just saw this announcement from the Museum of the San Fernando Valley — Douglas North Hollywood “NoHo” Historic Walking Tour Please join us on Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, … Continue reading

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Video: Places LA: Antelope Valley Indian Museum

A short montage of scenes from the Antelope Valley Indian Museum, a California State Park near Palmdale, California. Watch “Places LA: Antelope Valley Indian Museum” – iPod Ready Video Related Posts: Antelope Valley Indian Museum Trip Video: Places LA – … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm and Rainbows

Thunderstorm and Rainbows, originally uploaded by dewelch. We were out in at the Woodley Park Archery Range this evening when a pop-up thunderstorm rolled across the San Fernando Valley. The rainbows were quite striking, as was the sunset as the … Continue reading

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Video: Santa Barbara Palm Trees

Imagine lying on the grass and looking up through the lovely palm trees on Cabrillo Beach in Santa Barbara, California. Download “Santa Barbara Palm Trees – iPod ready Video Related Posts: Santa Barbara Harbor Santa Barbara palm trees via Instagram … Continue reading

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Video: Flight on the London Eye – Timelapse

A time-lapse movie condensing our 30 minute “flight” on the London Eye into 1:12 minutes. Related Posts: Video: A ride down Angel’s Flight in Downtown Los Angeles Video: Angel’s Flight returns to downtown Los Angeles Video: London Bus Tour Video: … Continue reading

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