Category Archives: Los Angeles

RTW: Favorite places to people-watch in LA

Not surprisingly, my favorite places to people-watch in LA are a little more low-key than the usual. And all involve food. Natch. To get to LA’s real roots — not the bleached ones, I like Olvera Street. Yeah, it’s a … Continue reading

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RTW, LA: You, too, can rent a luxury yacht

The last days of my RTW trip were spent on a luxury yacht right across the street from where I lived in Marina del Rey, California, more than a decade ago. I’d gone sailing many times when I lived there … Continue reading

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RTW, LA: Deja vu with a view — the backstory

They say you can’t go home again, but you can certainly try. And have fun doing it. My desire to live in Los Angeles  began when I was in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This was almost a quarter … Continue reading

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RTW, LA: Chance encounter leads to voyage to my past

Next: Chance encounter leads to luxury yacht that takes me on surreal time trip. I’ll be getting right on that after “splashdown” from my round-the-world journey, back home in Pennsylvania. It’s been a great ride, but I sure won’t miss … Continue reading

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RTW: Lights, camera, oops! Me, a Hollywood stagehand

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons… I know an enterprising woman in L.A. who not only makes lemonade; she savors every drop. One time she ended up in a wheelchair for months. Instead of twiddling her thumbs, … Continue reading

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RTW: I survived ‘Carmageddon’ in L.A.

Nowhere to turn. Mass hysteria. A traffic jam of biblical proportions. The countdown to ‘Carmageddon’ in L.A. was on … .. And I was right in the middle of it. No doubt you heard about this.  A big chunk of … Continue reading

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RTW, Hollywood: Celebrity brush, Vol. 2: Meeting Mrs. Sitcom

My roommate invited me to a gathering of songwriters. Said there’d be people there who were once big deals. I put on my best pants (too-snug black jeans) and souvenir Indian bangle, and off we went in her Batmobile. So-called because … Continue reading

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