Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.
These days we are seeing a blood-sausage renaissance as this dividend of the whole-animal trend is showing up on chic restaurant menus and being embraced by a new generation of offal eaters. Here are some fascinating examples.
A bevy of pretty ballerinas, reminiscent of Berkeley's cinema girl-parades of the '30s, pranced on pointe through dance-nuggets interpreting the Martini, Mai-Tai, Margarita, Manhattan, Shirley Temple and more.