September 26, 2009 Skiing

Ski Video Induces Retirement

Yep, that’s right, I’m calling it quits. Maybe I’ll take up fly fishing…picture me with the sun way down low on the horizon, light all golden and sparkly, wading out in my waders in some remote mountain stream and casting in that poetic way they did in A River Runs Through It. Sad movie, that, (more...)...

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September 15, 2009 Film Review: Film & Television

Film Review: ‘Signatures’

I knew next to nothing about ‘Signatures’ when I popped it into my dvd player. I’ve kind of burned out on ski flicks, so when Sweetgrass Productions sent me an email mentioning their film and tour, I told them to send me a copy figuring I’d never hear from them again. Surprisingly enough, they did (more...)...

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September 8, 2009 Santa Monica Pier 100th & Fireworks California

Santa Monica Pier 100th & Fireworks

Santa Monica Pier celebrates its 100th anniversary tomorrow, September 9, 2009. The day will be packed with events, climaxing in a grand finale fireworks show at 8:50 p.m. There haven’t been fireworks at Santa Monica Pier in nearly twenty years, so this is a special treat indeed. Be aware that the whole day is likely (more...)...

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September 5, 2009 News

Station Fire Video

Photographer Brandon Riza has posted a stunning time-lapse of the Station Fire. It’s definitely worth checking out. We could only see the top half of the smoke cloud from here in West L.A., and even that view was impressive. (more...)...

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