Summer Special #1: Origami Festival

It’s the end of summer and time to look back at all the exciting things I’ve done.  Usually that statement is followed by this: sleeping in, watching TV, internet, reading books, repeat.

Not this summer.  I actually did stuff!  I got the adventurer and journalist in me to get out of the house and do what I really love: going places and seeing things.

My summer adventures began with something I’ve wanted to do for three years: going to the Origami Festival at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at California State University, Long Beach.

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Photo from the garden’s website.

This event is held every summer and is open to the public.  There is a $10 fee but free parking right across from the garden.  They also have refreshments.

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Guest Post: The Living River

Summer is the time to relax, kick back and for me, ignore this blog that I swore I would work on all summer long.  I am ever the procrastinator.  Which is why one week before classes start again, I’m here, hoping to write all those posts I had planned.

So to make up for my laziness (or to continue it, depending on how you see it), I’ll start off my comeback with a guest post.  This post will follow along the lines of the previous one “Why I Love LA” by Enedina Cisneros.

This post is by another LA native who has a passion for geography, GIS and the LA River.

So here is why my fellow geographer Andy Bradford loves the LA River:


All photos by Andy Bradford.

Welcome to the Los Angeles River.

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