Exploring the sidewalks of L.A.

I walked Wilshire the other day from Alvarado (Langer's Deli, at Seventh and Alvarado) to Western with a group that is looking at sending tourists to sights on the boulevard. They included a former senior official of the Community Redevelopment Agency and a mix of people who have walked extensively in Los Angeles and some who were new. Their consensus observation was that L.A. would feel a lot more pedestrian (and tourist) friendly if the city would just hose off the sidewalks once in a while. Overheard: "It's a cheap fix. If I were mayor..." Further west, CityBeat's Natalie Nichols took a Wilshire stroll in the Miracle Mile and it got her thinking about stuff. The latest leg at Walking In L.A. shows Temple to be a pretty unattractive street. And it appears that Lisa Salem's project to walk and video-blog is still chugging along. She's working on the videos now.


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