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The Watchtower of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles 150 150 admin

The Watchtower of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles

The WATCHTOWER structure in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo district makes it easy to locate the quaint shops and excellent restaurants in this area.  There are also museums and exhibits throughout the district that warrant examination for anyone interested in the colorful and multiethnic history of Los Angeles.  Many of our private luxury tour…

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It Never Rains in Southern California – NOT!! 150 150 admin

It Never Rains in Southern California – NOT!!

This terrific photograph taken by us on a private luxury tour of our Los Angeles coastline shows a storm approaching from over Catalina and the Channel Islands.  The seagulls are flocking as the winds pick up here overlooking Pt. Fermin and its historic lighthouse. Despite the less than sunny conditions we were able to visit…

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Battleship, the Real Thing, the U.S.S. Iowa in San Pedro 150 150 admin

Battleship, the Real Thing, the U.S.S. Iowa in San Pedro

A rare gray day in L.A. but a perfect match for the traditional look of a U.S. naval vessel.  In this case it is the U.S.S. Iowa, now retired and living comfortably as a museum and showcase, docked in San Pedro, CA between the cruise line terminal beneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Ports o’…

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Visit the Queen in Long Beach 150 150 admin

Visit the Queen in Long Beach

The RMS Queen Mary, a former proud member of the Cunard cruise line, made her final journey across the Atlantic in 1967 and is now permanently berthed in Long Beach, California.  Here the graceful ocean liner serves as a hotel and convention center hosting public and private events throughout the year.  There are tours of…

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Where Is the Water for the Water Man? 150 150 admin

Where Is the Water for the Water Man?

The beautiful Mulholland Memorial Fountain, just outside Griffith Park on Riverside Drive, is currently being renovated.  What a surprise to us as we ventured over to that entrance of the park with our private luxury tour guests wanting to talk about William Mulholland, the Irish immigrant responsible for bringing water to Los Angeles so the…

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Wild Thymes… Hollywood Not At Its Best 150 150 admin

Wild Thymes… Hollywood Not At Its Best

For all of you who really love insider tales of Hollywood from the past through the present, Sally van Slyke, a former Universal Studio publicity executive, has written a keen-eyed collection of tales of entertainment industry figures you know that will leave you laughing and cringing — sometimes at the same time. Our entire staff…

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November in Los Angeles at the Terranea Resort 150 150 admin

November in Los Angeles at the Terranea Resort

The Palos Verdes Peninsula is one of the most beautiful locations around Los Angeles, like a mini-mountain pouring into the sea.  At the foot of the peninsula is the Terranea Resort, a 102-acre, 582 room hotel and spa with a 9-hole golf course looking out to the Channel Islands.  The shot above was captured at…

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What Time Is It? – Change The Clocks 150 150 admin

What Time Is It? – Change The Clocks

We always check in with our private luxury tour guests the night before their tour just to confirm plans and accommodate any last minute changes.  We are, after all, at their service and pleased to be so.  Tonight we will also remind them about the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time so that…

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Smile, for Here Lies Don Knotts 150 150 admin

Smile, for Here Lies Don Knotts

OK, this really is the final photo of a dead celebrity this Halloween season.  But it is Halloween and the dead are foremost on our minds right now.  Does anyone dress up as Barney Fife for Halloween?  Don Knotts‘ grave at the Westwood Village Park Memorial Cemetery leaves no doubt as to who Don Knotts…

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Endeavour Unveiled in Los Angeles 150 150 admin

Endeavour Unveiled in Los Angeles

Today at the California Science Center at Exposition and Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles the space shuttle Endeavour will be unveiled in its new permanent exhibit and open to the public.  There will, of course, be a huge ceremony and tickets will be available at the California Science Center website. In conjunction with the unveiling…

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