the santa monica mountains, part 2

I recently was going through my desk and found an old parking stub dated March 26, 1985… Tom’s 16th birthday. If my memory serves me correctly (a big “if” these days) it’s a parking ticket from Will Rogers State Park, which is located just north of Sunset Boulevard in the foothills of the Santa Monica […]

maps of san pedro visit

I’m posting a few maps here to illustrate some of the places I went with my brothers, Tommy’s uncles Fred and Billy, during our recent visit in Los Angeles. These streets and landmarks have special meaning to all of us (including Tommy) because we spent so much time as children in these places. The first […]

venice canals, part 2

As described in the previous post, Tommy and I used to enjoy walking/skateboarding through the Venice canals neighborhood. We usually came down Dell Ave. from the north and rode/walked across the bridges where Dell crosses the canals.  After crossing Washington Boulevard a bit further south, we would typically walk/skateboard southward through the Marina del Rey […]