Category Archives: Offbeat L.A. Sports

Offbeat L.A.: Happiness is a Warm Gun – LAX Firing Range in Inglewood

Guns are a hot topic. Tied to political rhetoric about what so-called freedom represents, involved in innocent deaths and an idea of self-protection, their mere availability or threat of denial can cause the bitterest of arguments. I had never shot … Continue reading

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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.: Gone Fishin’…Troutdale in Agoura- Stocked Trout Ponds for Fun & Relaxation

Originally published July 25, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Tucked away in Agoura, on mountainous Kanan Road, between the 101 freeway and the Pacific Coast Highway, lies an unusual and peaceful sanctuary that has been a destination for pond … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Sidewalk Surfin’- The Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley

Originally published April 18, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat “Grab your board and go sidewalk surfin’ with me, Don’t be afraid to try the newest sport around, Bust your buns, bust your buns now. It’s catchin’ on in every … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s Time to Roller Boogie – Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale

Originally published May 17, 2014 at The Los Angeles Beat I have always found something synonymous about roller skating and Southern California. Maybe it’s because so much of the last big skating trend of the late ’70s to early ’80s … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: A Day at the Races- The Closing of Hollywood Park Race Track

Originally published December 28, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat The sun set forever last Sunday over a real part of Los Angeles history. December 22nd marked the final day at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, an old school landmark … 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.: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting- The Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank

Originally published August 2, 2013 at The Los Angeles Beat Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Muay Thai… Here in Los Angeles, and the United States as a whole, we are very familiar with the names of many of the … Continue reading

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