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Trip Log – Day 182 – Los Angeles, CA to Long Beach, CA

November 3, 2015 – Sun, 75 degrees

Miles Today: 36

Miles to Date: 9,368

States to Date: 25

Today I ventured where, I’ve learned, many Angelinos don’t go: down the dogleg of this great city to South Los Angeles and Watts, into Compton and Long Beach. 447 more words

Bicycle Trip Log

Pieces of Watts: The 50th anniversary

August 11 was the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots, and my Facebook was silent. Same for the death of Julian Bond the other day, who was a civil rights activist alongside Dr. 1,506 more words

The Present

F*cked up and tacky? Make these your super-powers.

Recently I had a conversation with a woman who used to work for the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. Her job was to show dignitaries from foreign countries around L.A. 264 more words


The Towers

A short film about Simon Rodia’s masterpiece The Watts Tower.


Field Trip Day 2: The Watts Towers

I’ve been living in Southern California most of all my life, and it’s shame to say I’ve yet to find all the little treasures it has to offer. 160 more words