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Private Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles with a Vegan Touch
"On this tour you’ll be taken to the highlights of Los Angeles as well as dine on scrumptious vegan cuisine from your choice of LA’s top vegan restaurants including Au Lac Veggie Grill Café Gratitude Plant Food & Wine and Real Food Daily. After we pick you up in a brand-new luxurious SUV and get a fresh cold-pressed energizing juice in your hand
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20-Minute Santa Monica Air Tour
"Enjoy an air tour experience over the Santa Monica Pier and Brentwood area. Your experience starts with departure from Van Nuys Airport southbound along the 405 towards the Sepulveda Pass while enjoying stunning up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir Bel Air The Getty Center Westwood and UCLA as we fly through the Pass. From there we’ll make a left turn over Brentwood to fly towards the Santa Monica Pier. On the way you’ll experience some views of Downtown LA Hollywood Hills
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During the tour You will be driving BMW i8 with the full power of turbo engine and noiseless electric motor - unique combination of futuristic exterior design with the high-end German quality interior. You'll feel perfect driving control of fully charg""Take this opportunity to see Los Angeles from luxury side driving futuristic 2016 BMW i8  with our professional tour guide. Your unforgettable feelings with Hollywood entourage full of celebrity homes and breathtaking views will be captured btitle=Highlights&1=Cycle+the+city+streets+to+absorb+the+local+atmosphere&2=Enjoy+fantastic+aerial+views&3=Treat+a+loved+one+on+a+special+occasion&4=Once-in-a-Lifetime+Experience&5=Informative%2C+friendly+and+professional+guide&6=Flexibility+to+customize+y"""Los Angeles California"
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El Paseo de Los Pobladores de Los Angeles Plaque

This plaque is on the wall of the entry way of the Civic Center Mall, which is the huge beautiful plaza between Hall of Administration and County Courthouses. It is closest to the stairway entry from Grand Avenue.

The plaque reads:
On February 2, 1781, a company of settlers recruited in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, began a historic journey from Los Alamos, Sonora. These were Los Pobladores, whose mission was the founding of El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula as planned by Governor Felipe de Neve. They marched down the Rio Mayo to Santa Barbara Bay, crossed the Gulf of California to Loreto, lower California, sailed northward in the gulf to San Luis Gonzaga Bay, then went inland to the Mission San Fernando de Vellicata. In May they started the long overland journey northward which ended August 18, 1781 at Mission San Gabriel . On September 4, 1781, the 11 families -- 44 men, women and children in all -- moved to the site on the Rio Porciuncula which is now the City of Los Angeles.

Located just north of the Los Angeles County Courts house off of Grand and W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012.

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Jan 22, 2010

U.S. Post Office Los Angeles Terminal Annex

This 4,000 square foot building was built in 1939 to process all the mail for the City Of Los Angeles till 1989 when a newer facility had to be built for the growning demands of a ever growing city. Although, the customer service operation stayed here until 1995. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places #85000131

Located on 900 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, California

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Jan 22, 2010

Ahmanson Theatre

Built in April of 1967, it is one of largest theatres that is opened year around with so many wonderful musical venues. It is one of four beautiful theatres within the Los Angeles Music Center.

It is located at 135 North Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Jan 22, 2010

Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain

This plaza is beautiful. A true gem within the confines of a concrete jungle.

The plaque reads: The fountain was constructed in memory of Arthur J. Will, chief administrative officer, County of Los Angeles, 1951-1957, whose vision and leadership for more than 25 years of service to this community helped provide this great civic center as a symbol of good government and an inspiration for cultural growth.

Located just north of the Los Angeles County Courts house off of Grand and W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012.

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Joseph Scott Statue

What is so unique about the downtown area are all these hidden little oasis. The huge Sycamore Fig trees (Ficus sycomorus) blend them into the back ground. So walking along the sidewalk is a better way to discover the hidden plaza's.

The plaque reads: Joseph Scott. Mr. Los Angeles, 1867-1958. Beloved citizen, distinguished lawyer, civic leader. Practiced law in Los Angeles from 1894-1958. Established Knights of Columbus in California, 1902. Served as president of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Education, Community Chest, Boys' Week and Draft Board. Stalwart champion of americanism and militant foe of communism. Lifelong crusader for recognition of the Irish Republic. Nominated Herbert Hoover for president of the United States. Recognized by church and state with highest honors many times.

Located with a small plaza hidden by the huge trees on the north side of Los Angeles County Courthouse on Grand Avenue and W. 1st Street. Los Angeles Ca 90012%c

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Jan 22, 2010

Egyptian Lantrin

While exploring along the street you'll see some beautiful pieces of artwork everywhere including this lovely bronze lantrin. There are three other lantrins. It has some wonderful Egyptian images on it.

Located on Grand Street near the Los Angeles Superior Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Grand Street and W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Jan 18, 2010

Abraham Lincoln Sculpture

Sculpted by Robert Merrell Gage and given to Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. Underneath the sculpture is a smaller plaque that reads: This statue was given to Supervisor Kenneth Hahn by sculptor Robert Merrell Gage and was placed at this location by order of the Board of Supervisors on September 13, 1988. The unveiling was held on April 24, 1989.

On the side of the sculpture is two plaques each reads: The Gettysburg Address ~ Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate…we cannot consecrate…we cannot hallow…this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Emancipation Proclamation

Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: "That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

"That the executive will on the 1st day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such States shall have participated shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State and the people thereof are not then in rebellion against the United States."

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-In-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the first day above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof, respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States the following, to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebone, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northhampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all case when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh.

By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Located at that corner of the Los Angeles Superior Stanley Mosk Courthouse Building on Grand Street and W.1st Street, Los Angeles Ca 90012

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Jan 18, 2010

Parker Center - Los Angeles Police Department

The beautiful building replaced the orginal buildilng that was built in 1954. It was decided to rebuild since it would cost too much to seismic retrofit the old one. It was named after the Chief William H. Parker and reopened Oct of 2009.

Located 100 W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012, just south of Los Angeles City Hall.

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333 S. Hope St. 18th Flr
Los Angeles, CA 90071
800-366-6116

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Caltrans Building

This is the California Department of Transportation district 7 Headquarters which stands out. The huge number 100 is the adress for the buidings. A very unique futuristic archetiture.

Located on W. 1st Street and N. Main Street.

Los Angeles, California Convention and Visitors Bureau
333 S. Hope St. 18th Flr
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Frank Putnam Flint Fountain

This plaque reads: The fountain is dedicated to and commemorates the public service of Frank Putnam Flint, United States Senator, 1905-1911. "While representing California in the US Senate in 1906, Senator Flint led the campaign to permit construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct on federal land. The US Senate readily approved his legislative proposal. But when the House of Representatives resisted it, Senator Flint obtained the support of his friend, President Theodore Roosevelt. Soon thereafter, the House approved Senator Flint's bill. Thus, the Los Angeles Aqueduct became possible, leading to a reliable water supply from the Owens Valley and modern development of the Los Angeles region. Senator Flint's many other accomplishments included securing significant federal funding for the development of Los Angeles Harbor."

Located within the City Hall Park on W. 1st Street and N. Main Street.

Los Angeles, California Convention and Visitors Bureau
333 S. Hope St. 18th Flr
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Fire Department War Memorial

Located near the corner of W.1st Street and Temple Street within the City Hall Park it is dedicated to the memory of Firemen who have lost their lives during duty. It was dedicated in 1944.

Los Angeles, California Convention and Visitors Bureau
333 S. Hope St. 18th Flr
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Sister Cities of Los Angeles

Located on the corner of N. Main Street and W. 1st Street. It's a unique mileage signpost with arrows pointing to Los Angeles 21 sister cities.

Los Angeles, California Convention and Visitors Bureau
333 S. Hope St. 18th Flr
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
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Museum of Tolerance

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Hollywood Boulevard & The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Los Angeles City Hall

City hall is a highlight of downtown Los Angeles. A magnificent historic building completed in 1928, it was until the 1960s the tallest building in the city, by law. The interior is interesting to...
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Bradbury Building

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Grand Central Market

I have lived in LA my entire life. In 2016, that is 57 years! And, this is my first visit to the Grand Central Market. It's kinda like a large food court. There are stalls that sell produce, meat,...
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