Los Angeles Public Library

Now you may wonder why anyone would blog about a library. Well the Los Angeles Public Library isn’t just any ole library. Other than being a Los Angeles historical landmark that was built in 1926. It is the third largest library in the United States in terms of book and periodical holdings. It is also across the street from what was once known as Bunker Hill. The LAPL is in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. It is also kiddy corner from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

One may view the LAPL as an artistic archeticual building in its own right. The building has the style of ancient Egypt. In the upper levels of the library one may find many Egytian god statues as well. As well as large wall tapestries and art work on the ceilings that reminds me of the Sistine Chapel. There are roughly eight floors to the library. And each floor is equipped with computers that the general public and library members to use. There are weekly activities on Saturdays for the children as well. From movies to puppet shows to reading books to them.

Outside the library is a beautiful park with water fountains and plenty of space for people to lay in the grass or read on many of the park style benches. Or for the kids to run and play after a few hours in the library. There is even the Lamelle movie theater two blocks north of the library. So after a day at the library, one can catch a movie.

In addition, the LAPL has a special collection of 16,000 rare books. Some written in the 1500′s, but many were published in the 18th(1700′s) and 19th(1900′s) century. The library also has teamed up with the Getty Centerand has an exhibit that runs for a few months. They have roughly three to four in the Central Library’s Getty Gallery. The current exhibit is Julius Shulman, photographer, work. It runs until January 27, 2008. I would recommend to go see it before it closes. They have an extensive genealogical research section in the history department. As well as a lecture series where well known authors come and speak.

I probably should keep my mouth shut

I have to say that since I moved to the L.A. area in 2000, Burbank Airport, a.k.a. Bob Hope Airport (BUR), has been my hub of choice. I beg friends to choose that as their arrival point and leave from there whenever I can.

My daughter lives with her dad up in the Bay Area and visits me once a month, so I consider myself Continue reading

Jennifer Lopez’s Bel-Air house for sale for $8.5 million

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have listed their Bel-Air estate with Sotheby’s International Realty. The French Farmhouse style residence (pictured below) is located at 487 St. Pierre Road, Bel-Air, CA 90077. The estate has an authentic European ambiance with four bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in 7,357 square feet of living space. The walled and gated home on 3/4 acre in Bel Air includes a detached guest house, a pool Continue reading

Welcome to InvisibleLA.com!

Jessica Duquette

Greetings, friends and welcome to the newest addition to HomeTurfMedia‘s growing list of city sites!

My name is Jessica Duquette and I am a professional organizer/lifestyle management consultant and adventurous person, lover of the quirky, the fiery hot, the heartfelt and of delicious food and passionate art in whatever form. As Continue reading

Los Angeles Metro Rail Lines to Run All Night New Years Eve

Los Angles Metro Light Rail / Subway

Los Angeles MTA Metro System Service Alerts announced “On New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31 (into Tuesday, January 1), all Metro Rail lines will run all night, every 20 minutes.”

Metro will offer a special Holiday Free Fare Program for all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines operating on New Year’s Eve.

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Strong Winds for Los Angeles New Year’s Eve and Day

A red flag warning to indicate a high risk of wildfire was issued by the National Weather Service.

Th red flag warning will be in effect in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from noon Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The warning goes into effect at 11 a.m. Monday and expire at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Continue reading

Los Angeles Little Enclaved Towns

I know in many major cities across America have enclaves, or better know as “little towns”.  Such as in Los Angeles.  Here are but a few Los Angeles enclaves.  All are wonderful for their unique cultures, foods, festivals and contributions to the Los Angeles community.

Chinatown
Little Armenia
Little Tokyo
Koreatown
Thai Town
Little Ethopia
Little Manila
Jewish – Beverlywood

Los Angeles and Orange Counties Home Prices Decline

Is it a good time to buy a home in Los Angeles? Will we see better deals in 2008? One thing is sure Los Angeles home and condo prices are falling. We are in a buyer’s market. Many believe that we will see further housing bubble declines of 30%

In Los Angeles and Orange counties, real estate prices fell 8.8% year-over-year, in the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller composite index. Continue reading

Win a trip to Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles

Captain Morgan(R) Original Spiced Rum has announced the second summer of the “Ultimate Pose Off” campaign to find the best adaptation of the “Captain’s Pose” depicted on the label of the Captain Morgan bottle. Contestants will face off against each other in more than 1,200 “Pose Off” contests hosted by Captain Morgan and his Morganettes. The in-bar events will help find the “Ultimate Captain Morgan Poser” who will win a Continue reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Visits Los Angeles City College.

Today, Tuesday, February 12, 2008, California Govenor, Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the Los Angeles City College Campus located at Vermont and Melrose. Govenor Schwarzeneggar unvieled the grant proposal “Veteransworks” which is under the statewide program Hollywood Work Source and the California Employment Development Department(EDD) The “Veternsworks” program will assist more than 300 veterans in job training activities.

Govenor Schwarsneggar unvieled the program at 9:45 AM. Where only Continue reading