Category Archives: Animal Adventures

Offbeat L.A.: Get on Your Pony and Ride – Sunset Ranch in Griffith Park

One of my very first adventures in sunny Los Angeles after I arrived, half a lifetime ago, from grey-skied Buffalo, NY was a horse ride up in Griffith Park at Sunset Ranch. It was the first time I said the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Ripe For the Pickin’- Experience Farm Life at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

Originally published April 15, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Most of us buy our fruit and vegetables at the grocery store, and although we technically know that our food comes from farming the earth, there is inherently a disconnect … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: All Dogs Go To Heaven- The Quite Bizarre Los Angeles Pet Cemetery

Originally published April 12, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat About 40 minutes northwest of Los Angeles lies a most unusual cemetery. Traditional decorum of tastefulness and quiet mourning is replaced with blasts of color, whimsical wind spinners, laminated photos … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Barnyard Love- Animal Acres at Farm Sanctuary in Acton

Originally published December 29, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Hanging out with animals can be the greatest confidence builder, ego check and source of unconditional love. If everyone in the world would regularly make a habit of spending quality … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Go Hug a Cow! The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita

Originally published March 24, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Ever have one of those days (or months) where clouds of grey seem to follow overhead and nothing seems to be going right? Or maybe some real life drama has … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Surreal Video Trip to Pasadena’s Bunny Museum

Originally published August 22, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat Several months ago Offbeat L.A. took a surreal trip down the bunny hole to Pasadena, CA where we experienced the fun and very unusual Bunny Museum. We went back, loaded … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Blessing of the Animals- A Strange Easter Tradition

Originally published April 2, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat What are you to do if you find your llama has a bit of the devil in him? How do you assure that your cow never runs dry of milk? … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: The Bunny Museum… A Strange Collection in Pasadena

Originally published February 10, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat One of the most amazing things about living in Los Angeles is the sheer number of eclectic and eccentric people. Outsiders may view our city as a place of wealth, … Continue reading

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