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    Warning: Too Much For Words!

    by lmkluque Updated Jan 2, 2012

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    Six Flags Magic Mountain is a very popular amusement park, especially for older kids and grown-ups living in the Los Angeles area and is sometimes missed by tourists. This is a full sized park and takes at least a day to explore. Six Flags is best known for having the wildest, most thrilling rides imaginable.

    They are always adding new, thrill rides. Not only record breaking rides, such as the fastest Roller Coasters, the hightest drops, but basically they go to extremes . They even out do their own rides.

    Don't miss this place!


    When it's time to go home, it will be hard to convince your kids to leave!

    26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
    Valencia, CA 91355

    North of Los Angeles City.

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    Take ID

    by coopergirl2003 Written Apr 26, 2007

    I was 27 when I went to LA....but everywhere I went for a drink I was asked for ID (apart from Wolfgang Puck's Vert - there is a God!!). I don't know if there are a lot of underage drinkers in LA but it got really really annoying to be asked each time I wanted a drink...and what was worse was that the waiters seemed to assume my ID was fake cos they looked at me and tried to figure out if I really was 27 several times before accepting it. I know I should take it as a compliment, but you go through the same thing and then tell me it's a compliment!!!!!!

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    Don't Chow Down in Chinatown...

    by marinarena Updated Nov 16, 2006

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    unless you like any of the following:

    MSG baby!

    Chicken and other meat favored by the dust of the floor!

    Hair in the food!

    Poor food preparation using unsanitized hands!

    A deep concentration of "B" and "C" restaurants from which to choose!

    Finding the diamond in the rough hole-in-the-wall place that is actually good!

    Chinatown, even with its great variety of ethnic Asian (oriental) restaurants and smaller eateries, is not a great food/dining area of LA. With the exception of a few restaurants, like the neighborhood standout, Empiress Pavilion, Chinatown restaurants tend to not be up the good quality standards. Proof is clear on the windows of many area establishments getting "B" and "C" grades, instead of "A"s . One can go down blocks in Chinatown and manage not to see not a single A. Though, one nice thing here is that it is budget-friendly. That which should really matter in the end though is the quality of food.

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    Disneyland - To row or not to row

    by SLLiew Written Oct 17, 2006

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    In the adventure world of rowing down Missippii river, your boat captain will command you to row as hard as you can to catch up or stay ahead of the other boats.

    Here is a tip. It makes no difference. All the boat movements is centrally controlled by tracked not visible from the surface and your boat will not knock into your "opponents" or overtake them.

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    Just so you know!

    by ReinaMorena Written Jun 6, 2006

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    When I was on my way to catch the ship for my cruise, to same some cash I decied to sleep in the LA Union station Termainal (Bus,Train,Taxi). Its pretty empty at night and I had a hand and leg on every bag. The reason for the warning is not that its crazy dangerous (there are police patrolling very often) but to make sure you have your ticket to prove you are waiting for your trainsportation to arrive. Other wise the police will think that you are a homeless bum looking for a place to sleep and try to kick you out (especioally if you are travelling alone and you are looking and smelling dirty). If you decied to do this... sleep in the light and make sure your tickets are at hand but not in the open so they are not taken while you rest. Be Alert and be smart and know where all the police are. There are at least enough people around that you dont feel all alone and few enought that you wont feel bothered.

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    Santa Ana winds

    by raraavis Written Dec 6, 2005

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    The dry, hot winds (named after Southern California's Santa Ana Canyon) usually blow October through March. Don't under-estimate the power of these winds as they can do some serious damage, a la perfect fuel for spreading wild fire.

    In terms of human damage, it's particularly bad for people with seasonal allergies as everything is blown up and flying in the air. Bring allergy pills if you have allergies. Sometimes the wind also makes your skin itch.

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    by draguza Written Oct 9, 2005

    You need to be aware that California and LOs Angeles area is sometimes subject to earthquakes, like in the case of the recent one in January 1994 which was measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale and caused billions of dollars in damage.

    Building destroyed by quake

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    Sunny LA?

    by Dabs Updated Mar 16, 2005

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    Although I think that Southern California has experienced an unusual amount of rain this year, sunny LA was anything but on our recent trip. Be sure to check out the weather reports, after checking with Grandma, I took out everything short (shorts, short sleeved shirts) and repacked long (long pants, long sleeved shirts).

    And when the sun did deign to make an appearance the smog was so thick that taking pictures of anything more than 10 feet away was sort of pointless.

    Sunny LA

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    LA is SAFE!

    by Shakermaker Written Feb 28, 2005

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    La is a safe city. Don't pay attention to those people who say that its unsafe. Understand that there are gang neighbourhood and in some of this areas there are murders and shootings but you probably won't be on those places.
    Places like Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood (most of the parts), West Hollywood and most of the other cities are very safe, you can walk at night without a problem. Please don't let paranoia stop you from knowing this city by day or night!!

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    by Sophie1980 Written Mar 18, 2004

    Sorry if I offend any Scientologists on VT, but it has to be one of the nuttiest religions around. L.A. being L.A though has its share of Scientology centres, of which I past 3. There's even an L. Ron Hubbard street. Madness people.

    A Scientology centre

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  • The biggest risk you take when...

    by dj77 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The biggest risk you take when entering the boundaries of L.A. is feeling inadequate to all the beautiful people. It's true, there are a lot of good looking people in the City of Angels...and they know it. It's not a secret that most people come to L.A. to be discovered, or because they've already been discovered, and so their physical appearance is extremely important and they put a lot of work into it. I felt inadequate going to Starbuck's for my morning coffee. Isn't everybody supposed to look bad in the morning??? Not in L.A.

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