Secret Walks

Secret Walks Author Charles Fleming
ISBN-10 9781595808233
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance, and difficulty, and is accompanied by a map. The walks, like those in Secret Stairs, are filled with fascinating factoids about historical landmarks—the original Bat Cave from Batman, the lake where Opie learned to fish on The Andy Griffith Show, or the storage barn for one of L.A.’s oldest wineries. The book also highlights the people who made the landmarks famous: the infamous water engineer William Mulholland; the convicted murderer and philanthropist Colonel Griffith J. Griffith; Charles Lummis, who walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles to take a job on the L.A. Times; and tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney, who dug canals to drain the marshes south of Santa Monica and create his American “Venice.” Written in the entertainingly informed style that has made Secret Stairs a Los Angeles Times best-seller, Secret Walks is the perfect book for the walker eager to explore but tired of the crowds at Runyon Canyon or Temescal Park.

Secret Stairs

Secret Stairs Author Charles Fleming
ISBN-10 9781595809285
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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Containing walks and detailed maps from throughout the city, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a unique feature of the Los Angeles landscape, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historical aspects of the city’s staircases, as well as of the neighborhoods in which the steps are located. From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena to walking the Sunset Junction Loop in Silver Lake, to taking the Beachwood Canyon hike through “Hollywoodland” to enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, Secret Stairs takes you on a tour of the staircases all across the City of Angels. The circular walks, rated for duration and difficulty, deliver tales of historic homes and their fascinating inhabitants, bits of unusual local trivia, and stories of the neighborhoods surrounding the stairs. That’s where William Faulkner was living when he wrote the screenplay for To Have and Have Not; that house was designed by Neutra; over there is a Schindler; that’s where Woody Guthrie lived, where Anais Nin died, and where Thelma Todd was murdered . . . Despite the fact that one of these staircases starred in an Oscar-winning short film—Laurel and Hardy’s The Music Box, from 1932—these civic treasures have been virtually unknown to most of the city’s residents and visitors. Now, Secret Stairs puts these hidden stairways back on the map, while introducing urban hikers to exciting new “trails” all around the city of Los Angeles.

Secret Stairs East Bay

Secret Stairs  East Bay Author Charles Fleming
ISBN-10 9781595808790
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of California—more than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself, these elegant civic walking trails—many of them shaded in oaks and redwoods, and many unknown even to local resi dents—present a unique land scape for both the casual walker and dedicated hiker. Charles Fleming, the Southern California author whose bestselling 2010 walking guide Secret Stairs turned the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles into popular hiking trails, now turns his eyes north ward. For Secret Stairs: East Bay, Fleming has designed more than 30 individual hiking loops. Linking multiple staircases into one-to two-hour self-guided strolls, these urban treks will delight the tourist, newly arrived Berkeley undergraduate, and veteran Bay Area resident alike. The circular walks, each calibrated by length, difficulty, and duration—and each accompanied by a detailed, easy-to-follow map—are sprinkled with fascinating facts about the his toric staircases, the historic homes around them, and the famous Bay Area characters who gave them their names. Walk the walks of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir! Climb Berkeley’s massive Fred Herbert and Tamalpais Paths, hike Easter Way, and summit Sunset Trail! Mount Oakland’s Oakmore stairs, then tackle the hills of Upper Rockridge and Crocker Highlands via the public staircases. And do it all within easy walking distance from BART or bus stops, free parking, and excellent Bay Area cafés.

Walking L A

Walking L A Author Erin Mahoney Harris
ISBN-10 9781459608092
Year 2010-11-01
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Beyond its maze of freeways, Los Angeles is a great place to walk. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of this award - winning book features expanded trips with dozens of additional points of interest, useful new information, and four new trips that are family - friendly.

Sidewalking

Sidewalking Author David L. Ulin
ISBN-10 9780520273726
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Sidewalking is an impressionistic take on Los Angeles in its current moment, which is a flashpoint of great transition, as the city verticalizes and densifies. It is also a meditation on the history, natural and human, of a place that often is derided as having no sense of its own past. What does it mean to live in, and think about Los Angeles at the level of its streets? Growing out of a series of walks, Sidewalking peels back the myths, the layers, to look at the city as it really is"--Provided by publisher.

10 000 Steps a Day in L A

10 000 Steps a Day in L A Author Paul Haddad
ISBN-10 9781595808172
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.’s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city’s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took hold in Japan—that if people walked 10,000 steps each day, they would burn 20 percent of their caloric intake through that activity alone. Now an ingrained part of the American lifestyle, the 10,000 steps phenomenon is taking the country by storm; it is now a recognized daily goal by a number of major insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente and health institutes such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Heart Foundation. In this first-ever book to explore the 10,000 steps concept in the City of Angels, these walks take readers through the terrain that makes Los Angeles the envy of many a metropolis—beaches, mountains, rivers, and reservoirs, not to mention the nation’s largest urban park, Griffith Park—all while immersing them in the city’s history and lore, offbeat locales, and popular landmarks. 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. promises three things: 10,000 steps in each walk, a blueprint for doing it each weekend of the year (52 walks equals a year’s worth of weekends), and a sense of fun and discovery about L.A. that will only make the 10,000 steps goal that much easier to attain. Readers need bring only their feet—pedometers optional.

Afoot and Afield Los Angeles County

Afoot and Afield  Los Angeles County Author Jerry Schad
ISBN-10 0899976395
Year 2010-02-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Jerry Schad is your knowledgeable and reliable guide for the 192 trips in this book--ranging from gentle family walks in Griffith Park to strenuous treks over the spine of the San Gabriel Mountains. Whether you see solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world around you, this book provides all you need to know.The second edition of this popular book covers all of the county's open spaces. A total of 192 hikes-including 17 new ones-are described in detail with trips organized into specific areas. Illustrated; detailed maps.

Day Hikes Around Los Angeles

Day Hikes Around Los Angeles Author Robert Stone
ISBN-10 1573420719
Year 2015-03-07
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher
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LA Times Best Seller and four-time award winner from three Outdoor Writers Associations, including Best in Show and Best Guidebook! Expanded 6th edition includes 160 day hikes in and around Los Angeles and over 230 maps. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to panoramic overlooks. This is an essential guide to discovering the city's thousands of acres of public green space as well as many access points to the coastline.

111 Places in Los Angeles that you must not miss

111 Places in Los Angeles that you must not miss Author Laurel Moglen
ISBN-10 9783960410188
Year 2016
Pages 240
Language de
Publisher Emons Verlag
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The ultimate insider's guide to Los Angeles Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides 'In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.' - Denzel Washington For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as '72 suburbs in search of a city.' But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only 'musical' road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood Boulevard has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and vistors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles. Adventures beckon. Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be... »In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.« - Denzel Washington Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert strömen Menschen auf der Suche nach Sonne und Prominenz in die riesige Metropole am Pazifik. Doch findet sich hinter dem ganzen Glamour ein unerwartetes Wunderland, in dem es von beeindruckender Architektur, hinreißenden Parks, schrulligen Museen, versteckten Aussichtspunkten, unkonventioneller Kunst und unbekannten Geschichten über Starlets, Filmmogule und Playboys nur so wimmelt. Laurel Moglen has worked for NPR stations in Los Angeles and created podcasts for organizations and companies including Travelocity covering what to do, see, and eat in cities around the US. Understanding the nuances of what gives a place its identity is her passion, and nowhere is it more fascinating, complicated, and mercurial than in Los Angeles, her home for 20 years. Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt. Julia Posey ist in Los Angeles geboren. Sie arbeitete in der Musikbranche, beim Radio und in ihrer Jugend sogar bei der Müllentsorgung. Heute ist sie Autorin, Künstlerin und Designerin. Sie lebt mit ihrem Ehemann, den Söhnen, einem Hund und einer Katze auf einem der letzten verbleibenden Olivenhaine der Firma Lindsay im Highland Park. Lyudmila Zotova's photographs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and Eater, and she is the photographer of the book 111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss (Emons Publisher, 2015). Zotova is an alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Orange County and resides in San Diego, California. Lyudmila Zotovas Fotografien wurden im »Wall Street Journal«, in den »Yahoo News« und »Eater« gezeigt, und sie ist Fotografin für das Buch »111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss« gewesen, das 2015 im Emons Verlag erschienen ist. Zotova ist Schülerin am »The Art Institute of California-Orange County« und wohnt in San Diego.

City Walks Los Angeles

City Walks Los Angeles Author Eric Hiss
ISBN-10 081185907X
Year 2007-06-21
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books (CA)
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Who says nobody walks in Los Angeles? Skip the bumper-to-bumper traffic and discover the real City of Angels. Walks include Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Boulevard, Venice Boardwalk, and Griffith Park. Box with 50 cards. 50 color maps. Tri-fold intro card.

The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles Author Joy Yoon
ISBN-10 0789322579
Year 2013
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Universe Pub
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The definitive guide for tourists and locals alike, this comprehensive guidebook draws on a lifetime of local experience for 1001 great things to do in Los Angeles. Probably more than any other major cultural metropolis, Los Angeles is a city for those in the know. A guide like no other, this is the first book to go beyond locations and events to tap into the variety of things only a local could know. The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles explores every aspect of Los Angeles life. Find the best spots to view the Hollywood sign or exactly where to catch postgame fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Track down the most authentic eateries in ethnic enclaves, and engage in L.A.'s legendary food wars, from hamburgers to French dips. Follow the most beautiful routes up and down the Pacific coast, take your own unique architectural tour of the Hollywood Hills, or find out where the city's best bookstores are and read up on it all instead. Organized by theme – from destinations to views and sights, food and drink, and of course the Hollywood trail of superstar haunts and famous locations – and with contributions from celebrated Angelenos including, Gary Baseman, Flea, Ludo Lefebvre, Sasha Spielberg, and more, this is simply the most helpful and fun guidebook there is to the City of Angels.

Finding Los Angeles by Foot

Finding Los Angeles by Foot Author Bob Inman
ISBN-10 0979795540
Year 2014-01-05
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher
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This book is about finding what is notable, historical, quizzical and beautiful in this great city while walking. It is about learning and using pedestrian-ways where a car may not go: public stairways, walk streets, pedways and pathways. This guidebook describes nearly 500 walkable passages and over 300 great things to see while you are there. From Highland Park to Venice, from Beachwood Canyon to San Pedro, 29 great walking neighborhoods are covered by 40 annotated maps drawn just for the urban explorer on foot. The book includes 150 photographs. The author has led hundreds on LA city walks and he narrates 23 of his favorites inside. Described are 175 miles of walking from Palos Verdes to the Arroyo Seco, from Boyle Heights to Rustic Canyon. This is a book about history, about architecture and about neighborhood character. Discussed are pedestrian and planning issues in Los Angeles. Included in the back is a concise directory of 336 public stairways in Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Also covered is the history of the "Inman 300," America's first urban thru-hike. This is the Black and White interior edition revised with edits January 2014.

Walking L A

Walking L A Author Mahoney Erin
ISBN-10 0899975526
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Walking L.A. is your portable guide to 38 walking tours exploring stairways, streets, and buildings you never knew existed all around Los Angeles. Completely updated, the second edition of this award-winning book contains expanded trips with dozens of additional points of interest, new information like nearby Metro stations and stroller-friendly walks, and four new trips to South Pasadena, San Pedro's waterfront, Glendale's Brand Park and Kenneth Village, and the uber-hip Atwater Village. This portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section summarizes each walk's highlights, ranging from cultural institutions to the hippest spots to dine, drink, and shop.