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Top Posts of All Time (In Order, More or Less)*
  1. Photo Essay: Rancho Los Amigos, Abandoned County Poor Farm, Downey (Exterior)
  2. Photo Essay: George Air Force Base, Abandoned & Consumed
  3. Photo Essay: Boron Air Force Station / Boron Federal Prison, Abandoned (Mostly)
  4. Photo Essay: Lanterman Developmental Center, Pomona, Haunted & Closing
  5. What I Learned from "Felicity" 
  6. Photo Essay: Desert Center Ghost Town 
  7. Photo Essay: Into the Abyss of Downtown LA's Underground Tunnels 
  8. The Forbidden Haunted Mansion of Spadra Ghost Town
  9. Photo Essay: Lincoln Heights Jail, Closed to Public (Updated for 2017) 
  10. Photo Essay: Aimee's Castle on the Lake 
  11. Photo Essay: Verdugo Hills Cemetery - Deteriorated, Vandalized, and Washed Away
  12. Photo Essay: Patton State Forensic Mental Hospital for the Criminally Insane 
  13. Photo Essay: Inside Greystone Mansion
  14. Photo Essay: Abandoned Sugar Factory, Betteravia 
  15. Photo Essay: A Fake Cemetery (with Real Headstones) 
  16. Photo Essay: Hiking Old San Francisquito Canyon Road, Along the Path of the St. Francis Dam Flood 
  17. Photo Essay: (Mostly) Abandoned Hawthorne Plaza Mall & Parking, Exterior
  18. Photo Essay: Surfridge, LAX's Beachside Ghost Town, Part One
  19. Photo Essay: Southwest Marine Shipyard at Terminal Island, A Japanese Fishing Village Ghost Town 
  20. Photo Essay: The View from a Famous Mapmaker's Estate
  21. Compton's Hidden Agricultural Riches: Richland Farms
  22. Down the Rabbit Hole 
  23. Photo Essay: The Dead Mall of the Carousel 
  24. Photo Essay: Abandoned Naval Housing, Western Avenue 
  25. Photo Essay: Where the Dead Rest in a Dead Village
*updated June 2018

Other Blogs/Online
KCET.org: SoCal Wanderer, Travel, Food, LostLA
PBS SoCal "Miracle on Wilshire Boulevard: From Growing Beans to Counting Beans In a Shopping District That Beat the Odds"
DiscoverLosAngeles.com
AtlasObscura.com
Frommers.com "How to Rose Parade"
Smith Magazine (+ Six Word Memoir of the Day)
Fortune / CNN.com "Career Wisdom in Just 6 Words"
deLaB "Making LA: 28th Street Apartments Tour"
Malibu Creek State Park "My Visit"

Print
DTLA Book 2018
Six Words About Work (Smith Magazine)
The Sun Runner Desert Writers' Issue (Aug/Sept 09) - "The Call of the Salt"

Contests
Winner - Sum Up 2010 in Six Words (Smith Magazine / WNYC / NPR) (one winning entry here)
Winner - Six Word Resolutions 2010 (Smith Magazine / WNYC / NPR) (one winning entry here)
Winner - Six Words on New York City (Smith Magazine)
Winner - Six Words on the Digital Life (Smith Magazine / PBS / Frontline) (one winning entry here)