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Lisa Schmeiser

  • News
    We're big fans of exploring different L.A. neighborhoods on foot, and one of our favorites is the Venice Beach area. We can happily while away half an hour exploring what's left of the canals, or head to the east and burn a few hours exploring the mix of stores and bistros on Abbot Kinney boulevard. We're still using our Maphawk (available at a lot of businesses in Venice) to pick out new retail landmarks...
  • News
    We're big fans of exploring different L.A. neighborhoods on foot, and one of our favorites is the Venice Beach area. We can happily while away half an hour exploring what's left of the canals, or head to the east and burn a few hours exploring the mix of stores and bistros on Abbot Kinney boulevard. We're still using our Maphawk (available at a lot of businesses in Venice) to pick out new retail landmarks...
  • News
    The Washington Post profiles Juan Alvarez, the man who police say caused the Glendale train wreck. According to the story, Alvarez's family believes that he left his parked Jeep on the tracks because: "He was there, and out of nowhere he basically saw a light," says Carmelita Alvarez, who has visited her husband in jail. "Not the light from the train. He said he felt like there was a presence from God telling him...
  • News
    The Washington Post profiles Juan Alvarez, the man who police say caused the Glendale train wreck. According to the story, Alvarez's family believes that he left his parked Jeep on the tracks because: "He was there, and out of nowhere he basically saw a light," says Carmelita Alvarez, who has visited her husband in jail. "Not the light from the train. He said he felt like there was a presence from God telling him...
  • Food
    We're loath to make any generalizations about how distance from an ocean affects a restaurant's bill of fare and prices, but we still approach any restaurant within easy walking distance to the Pacific with a healthy dose of skepticism. Will we get middling fare at prices justified by the location? Will we get great food at stratospheric prices? Will we get crappy food served up while the waitress carries on about the breakers not...
  • Food
    We're loath to make any generalizations about how distance from an ocean affects a restaurant's bill of fare and prices, but we still approach any restaurant within easy walking distance to the Pacific with a healthy dose of skepticism. Will we get middling fare at prices justified by the location? Will we get great food at stratospheric prices? Will we get crappy food served up while the waitress carries on about the breakers not...
  • News
    With all the attention on the mayoral races, LAist almost let another big race pass by -- the Los Angeles marathon, in which several thousand people got up way too early last Sunday to run 26.2 miles. Although we are tremendous fans of cheering on marathon runners -- and around the 16 mile mark, many marathoners are tremendous fans of being cheered -- we are also very, very fond of watching the race on...
  • News
    With all the attention on the mayoral races, LAist almost let another big race pass by -- the Los Angeles marathon, in which several thousand people got up way too early last Sunday to run 26.2 miles. Although we are tremendous fans of cheering on marathon runners -- and around the 16 mile mark, many marathoners are tremendous fans of being cheered -- we are also very, very fond of watching the race on...

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