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Royce Hall, UCLA

January 3rd, 2011 by alephnaught

Royce Hall, UCLA

Tiring of the rain and clouds, Aviva and I decided to take Iggy and Jett on a car ride down to the Woodfield Century City Mall – they let dogs into most of the stores and it seemed like a way to get out on my last day off. After buying a new spice rack […]

The Great Wall of Los Angeles

December 24th, 2010 by alephnaught

The Great Wall of Los Angeles

I had today off from work, and the rain finally subsided, so we decided to bundle up the dogs and head to the Great Wall of Los Angeles, which is not far from where we live.  Here’s the description from Gowalla: “The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a mural designed by Judith Baca and […]

Malibu

November 14th, 2010 by alephnaught

Malibu

We took Aviva’s brother Brian to Malibu Pier so he could go to the beach. I took a video with my iPhone of the surf (I think the sound of surf is very relaxing): The weather was great and we had a lot of fun – here are some of the photos I took with […]

Malibu

October 24th, 2010 by alephnaught

Malibu

We took our friend to Malibu today – not the nicest weather for a trip to the beach, but the Pacific is almost always majestic. Here’s a really bad video of some surfers – two made it to the end of the wave: We went to the pier and then to Malibu’s downtown – that […]

Chinatown and Little Tokyo

October 23rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Chinatown and Little Tokyo

We have company visiting and she wanted to go to Chinatown, so we headed out. After shopping for a couple hours in the Dynasty mall there (it’s a huge indoor shopping area with a bunch of vendors selling clothes, toys, housewares, etc.) we headed to Little Tokyo for another hour of shopping. While we were […]

Necromance

September 19th, 2010 by alephnaught

Necromance

Aviva and I decided yesterday to drive to West Hollywood and visit one of our favorite stores in LA, Necromance (we also stopped at the MOCA annex at the Pacific Design Center, the bookstore was removed to provide more space for a video exhibition, and had a really good snack at LaLa’s). There are two […]

Pictures (and a postcard) from Silver Lake and Los Feliz

September 12th, 2010 by alephnaught

Pictures (and a postcard) from Silver Lake and Los Feliz

Just two random photos and a very cool postcard: Translate

More pictures from Santa Monica

August 28th, 2010 by alephnaught

More pictures from Santa Monica

Aviva and I and Iggy went to Santa Monica – have you figured out yet that we both like to walk around Santa Monica? This time we did some shopping and then walked along the escarpment overlooking the beach – there is a park along the cliffs and its beautiful – we watched the sun […]

Photos from Santa Monica Pier

July 28th, 2010 by alephnaught

Photos from Santa Monica Pier

The IT group I work in took an afternoon off at Santa Monica Pier, which is a shopping and amusement park out over the Pacific off the Santa Monica beach. I won a small plush fish for Aviva and otherwise talked and took pictures…. Translate

Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

July 3rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

We’ve eaten at quite a few Osteria in Italy – those eateries are typically high quality but offer a more limited menu than restaurants; we’ve usually had great success eating at osterias. And Firenze Osteria is no exception! Here is the description from their flyer: A stone’s throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting […]