Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
After months of COVID lockdown, spring fever this year is at a high pitch.
Last week’s destination was the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (BHSO), off Jefferson Boulevard on the west side of Culver City.
The 20-mile trip took an hour and a half as, true to form, traffic intervened. Specifically, the 10 ramp off the 110-South was closed. That’s right. The ramp from the 110-South to the 10-West freeway. Closed.
This gave me a chance to meander and I do mean meander around the surface streets of West Adams, Crenshaw, and Mid-City before finding my way to Venice Boulevard and points west.
The BHSO hours are 8 am to sunset. No smoking, bikes, dogs or booze. A Gluten Free Organic Vegan Fresh Juicery truck, its speakers blasting music, was parked next to the trailhead.
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And on another note: I am fully vaccinated against COVID! Thanks be to God.