Neighborhood Art Walk

Last week on a Friday night, our neighborhood city center went from unlively, pedestrian plaza to a night full of light sculptures, live art exhibits, and concerts.

I go to the Van Nuys City Center regularly. After hours and weekends, the plaza is bare and not a place to people-watch and do photoshoots, which is a far constrast  from Pasadena City Hall–30 minutes across town. I don’t think our city hall will ever be as pretty as Pasadena’s, but it’s got so much room for cultural events. It’s just that nobody was using it until last Friday night.



It was a wonderful turn out. I hope Van Nuys gets more events like these. Bonus points for me and my dogs to not travel across L.A.


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Hike 1/52 – Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

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I’ll be doing a lot of retro-posting of my hiking trips since I am doing the 52-Hike Challenge. I would love to journal my journey.

Date: January 2nd

Miles: 2.6

Neighborhood: Lake Balboa

This park is close to our house and we walked around the Wildlife Reserve as the first hike of year. At the time, I thought I’d be coming here multiple times for the 52 Hike Challenge — in fact, I thought half of my hikes would be me walking around this park. I kept wondering how would I find time to dedicate a few hours of my weekend to hike a few miles.

The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is part of the Lake Balboa Park campus — it’s huge. There’s plenty of opportunities for exploring such as going to the dam, Japanese garden,  lake, or dog park. When you walk around the Wildlife Reserve, you forget you’re near the 405 freeway until you hear honking and screeching of cars. For me or for anyone who lives in the Valley, this is a quick and convenient way to find a piece of nature in this urban hike.