El Vaquero

10 Things to Do in the Desert (Besides Joshua Tree)

Jane Pojawa

June 14, 2010

Climbed every medium-sized and larger boulder in Joshua Tree National Monument? There are still plenty of things to do in the area, even for the rocked-out visitor, and all of them are easy on the most maxxed wallet. Claude Be...

A Million-Light Baby, With Parental Issues

Min Kang

June 19, 2009

The festivities have begun and it is time again to visit the bright child of Los Angeles, officially known as the Annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Griffith Park Light Festival. Beckoning with its twinkling lights,...

A Sausage for all Seasonings

Anita Marto

June 19, 2009

I like the blood-tongue sausage better than the Hungarian headcheese. In fact, I like the boy scout better than the Hungarian headcheese. I'm trying some of the more unusual homemade items on the menu at the Valley Hungarian Sausage...

Yoko Ono installs ‘Wish Trees’ in Pasadena

Anissa Clarke

December 22, 2008

Make a wish Write it down on a piece of paper Fold it and tie it around a branch of a Wish Tree Ask your friends to do the same Keep wishing Until the branches are covered with wishes - Wish Piece by Yoko Ono (1996) In the he...

It Started with One

Min Kang

December 22, 2008

The general public might not be ready for Candace Frazee. She spends a lot of time defending her passion and her one-of-a-kind collection against people who are quick to judge. Candace Frazee and her husband, Steve Lubanski, collect...

Griffith Park

Edwin Lopez

June 5, 2008

For those trying to get away from the "glitz and glamour" of Hollywood, without going too far, there is a place you can go for sanctuary. A quick drive up to Los Feliz Boulevard will bring you to Griffith Park, L.A.'s patch of...

Beyond Belief: author Tim Cridland challenges what we “know”

Jane Pojawa

June 5, 2008

The cabbage is stuck. The pretty blonde girl who dropped it is pulling her hardest, but it won't budge from the spikes. Zamora, the Torture King, lends her a hand and with a certain amount of lugging and wiggling the human head-sized...

Heavenly Hikes

Milena Litomisky

June 5, 2008

We in Glendale are fortunate to live within a short drive to Angeles National Forest in the heart of the San Gabriel Mountains, which offers a first-class backcountry experience. These beautiful mountains are a serene refuge from...

Catch Basins

Dieuwertje Kast

June 5, 2008

A man sits in his car finishing his lunch: a hamburger wrapped in paper and stuffed into a cardboard box, itself crammed into a paper bag. Now, while the burger works its way down his digestive tract, along with the French fries...

The Tide Comes Up Pretty High

Tony Alfieri

June 5, 2008

"The tide comes up pretty high," she said as we rambled across a jagged ocean inlet littered with concrete slabs. "We need to keep track of time or we'll have to swim to get back." The soles of my Converses skated on the sea-smoothed...

Haunted Hotspots

June 5, 2008

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