Park to Playa: Hiking across the Baldwin Hills

Last week, on a day when spectacular storm clouds were dropping snow on the mountains, we hiked across the scenic Baldwin Hills on the newly completed Park to Playa Trail, enjoying the best views the Westside has to offer.

Toys, Dulces, Shops, and Nostalgia: an Interview with Brenda Escobar

Photographer Brenda Escobar captures the nostalgic beauty of much of Los Angeles, from her home neighborhood of Reseda to the Toy District of Downtown LA. In this post, we discuss her artwork, her upbringing in the Valley, her favorite places to visit, and the travails of going to FedEx.

Mini-golf, Nature, and Shopping Carts of the Arroyo Seco

It’s going to be a long time before we can do anything indoors. So how about a nice, quiet game of mini golf? In this post, we explore South Pasadena’s stretch of the Arroyo Seco.

The Mt. Washington Stairway Walk

Mt. Washington is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with many stairways that take you up its beautiful hillsides. This tour shows you the sights this tranquil neighborhood has to offer.

South Pasadena: If Main Street, U.S.A. Was a Real Town

South Pasadena is the ultimate personification of idyllic Americana, at least as far as Hollywood was concerned. In our Halloween-themed walking tour, we explore the picturesque streets and delightful local businesses of this charming locale.