Tuesday, December 24 – 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 25 – CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 – 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – CLOSED
Let author Julie Sheer show you all the worthwhile hikes in the Los Angeles area, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. In her book, Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles, Sheer shows you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than 2-1/2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Julie has compiled lists of her favorite hikes including:
Best Waterfall Hikes
Best Hikes to History
Best Hikes for Families
Best Wildflower Hikes
Best Coastal Hikes
Best Summit Views
Best Hikes for Geology Buffs
Each trail profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail.
Although it’s practically in our backyard, not many Angelenos truly know the story of how Disneyland came to be. Local author Sam Gennawey brings the story to life in his new book, “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” and he’ll share the inside scoop in his presentation at Distant Lands!
About the book:
From the publisher of “The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland” comes “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” the story of how Walt Disney’s greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors’ battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt’s vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney’s way.
Dar Zitoun! The name alone hints at the mystery and history of Kitty Morse’s family riad (Moorish mansion). Hers is a life unlike any other, with rich tales of the Moroccan history of her fascinating family. Weaving lively characters with spectacular recipes of the region, Morse captivates readers with provocative memories and enticing dishes. A fascinating read.
— ANTONIA ALLEGRA, director, Symposium for Professional Food Writers