August 27, 2006

A Day at the Getty Center in Brentwood

Here is an ultimateLA video of a day at the Getty Center in Brentwood. While the art is nice, I think that everyone knows that the real attraction is just taking in the views and atmosphere from such an architecturally interesting building.

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February 26, 2006

Westwood Village Memorial park, final resting place of Marilyn Monroe and others

I had always heard that somewhere in Westwood there was a small cemetery that was the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe, and other Hollywood luminaries. So after a dozen years of living on the westside (including four at UCLA in Westwood), I finally set about to find this hidden cemetery. Well, you really have to be on the lookout for it. It's located just south of Wilshire, between Glendon & Malcolm Avenues. As you walk south on Glendon, take the driveway to the left that cuts in behind the Avco movie theater, and you will see a sign for the Pierce Brother's Westwood Village Memorial Park (1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, CA). So this is the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Eva Gabor, and many others. There is an excellent map, produced by the seeing-stars website, that you can access here. This map will give you the locations of the gravesites and crypts.

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August 01, 2005

Los Angeles doesn't make the list of top 25 running cities, but Anchorage and Phoenix do??

Ok, I know the anti-Los Angeles bias runs deep in the media, but I think we have reached a new low. While at the magazine rack at the bookstore, I was drawn to the July issue of "Runner's World Magazine" and their lead article that profiled the "nation's 25 best running cities." Here is a news release of the article. Of course I had expected the enviro-friendly spots of San Francisco, Boulder and Portland to fair well, and they did. So I flipped the pages, looking for at least a snippet on Los Angeles, with our great beaches, great year-round weather, 5-k races every weekend, etc. Well, guess what, Los Angeles didn't even get a mention. Anchorage Alaska came in at #16?? Even more astounding was Phoenix at #22!! Have these editors even been to Phoenix? Take the worst elements of downtown Los Angeles, imagined or otherwise, crank up the heat another 30 degrees, cut off the ocean breeze, throw on some extra pollution, and voila - you have Phoenix! The next time the editors of Runner's World are in town, they really should hit the sand in Santa Monica for a run at the end of the day. I guarantee that they will think twice before they rank Anchorage or Phoenix, not to mention Houston or Philadelphia, ahead of L.A. next time.

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