Category Archives: Offbeat L.A. Holiday

Offbeat L.A.: Just a Few Miles Away- Snow in Los Angeles at Angeles Crest Highway

  Southern California winters are very close to perfection. Sure, we grumble when the temperature dips below 65º and try to be happy when the rains come, knowing that to complain of rain during a drought is truly looking a … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Unique Los Angeles Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s Christmas time out here, in California. Santa Claus is basking in the sun… So once again, that time of the year is upon us… Trying to find a unique gift that stands out can sometimes be stressful. Especially if … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Six Halloween 2015 Picks… Kitschy, Campy, Creepy, Historic, Retro & Creative

Originally published October 18, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat While autumn settles into the East Coast with cooler temperatures and multi-colored leaves in early September, we brave Angelenos often suffer our hottest heat waves well into early October. After … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam- A Surreal Easter Passion Play at Vasquez Rocks

Originally published March 22, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat No matter what your spiritual leanings, you have to admit that some of the pomp and circumstance that goes into celebrating religious holidays is quite magical. Whether gussied up for … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Stop and Smell the Roses- The Floats of the Pasadena Rose Parade

Originally published January 5, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the technicolor luminosity of our city. The colors so saturated that it sometimes feels as if this place is a surreal universe. Are we in … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Walking in a Winter Wonderland- The Ice Kingdom at The Queen Mary

Originally published December 2, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat The holidays are officially here. Shiny Christmas bulbs, gingerbread houses and visions of sugar plums dancing in a surrealistic dreamscape. It’s the time to count our blessings and fill our … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Halloween ’13- Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Originally published October 4, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat The salt filled air of the Port of Long Beach is not the first place you might envision when pondering one of the most haunted places in America. The blue … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Halloween ’13- Haunted Hollywood Sports

Originally published September 29, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat. It’s nearly October, and as the days get shorter and our California nights get nippier, the veil begins to get thinner between the world of the living and the shadowy … 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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