Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.
Early one morning in June, I had plans to interview Harriet Kilgore, a homeless singer-songwriter on the Venice Beach boardwalk. When I arrived, I found her alone, half-naked and plastered between a flattened cardboard box and a tattered blanket in an alley.
The best thing we can do to protect ourselves from a lost life is to live each day fully. Let's not lose our lives little by little each day due to fear. Let's live with as much courage and gusto as we can to honor this short life, and have the music playing whenever possible.
Summer is finally in full swing, and many find themselves facing the tough decision of a city break or a beach escape as they start planning a vacation. But for visitors looking for the best of both worlds, check out these 10 city beaches.
Miles of soft sand, swaying palm trees, and the lure of the sparkling ocean make the City of Angels a magnet for surf-and-sun devotees. Yet with over 90 beaches in Los Angeles County, it can be difficult for visiting families to know where to begin.
We need to elect the person who is best suited for the job. In my opinion, Board member Steve Zimmer is that person. He always puts the student first, is an experienced teacher, and a coalition builder.
Your favorite local neighborhood is receiving a new mural on one of the most recognized establishments along Abbot Kinney. Puerto Rican public muralist and artist Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla) has painted a mural on the 35-year-old institution, the Roosterfish bar.
Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.
There are thousands of things to do in Los Angeles, and it's near impossible to figure out how to make the most of a short trip. Here are some of the best, well-rounded suggestions for anyone looking to get a 'little' off the beaten path.