Tag Archives: Adriane Hoff

Car-Free Living with an Injured Knee

Not a day would go by where I would wonder how I would get by if I experienced an injury or serious illness.  The thought would creep into my head as I would make the .7 mile walk to Figueroa St. to catch the 81 bus to work, and then walk another half mile up […]

Pictures: Golden Dragon Parade 2016 – Year of the Monkey

Chinatown was full of celebration over the weekend as revelers welcomed in the Lunar New Year.  The highlight was the annual Golden Dragon Parade.  Dragons, marching bands, and beauty queens got the crowd excited. I took the Gold Line to the Chinatown station to enjoy the festivities.  Metro was definitely the smart way to travel […]

Under the 6th Street Bridge

Last Sunday, I made the difficult decision to pass on CicLAvia, one of my favorite LA institutions, to bask in a piece of local history while it’s still around: the 6th Street Bridge. The historic 6th Street Bridge, which goes over the LA River, was opened in 1933.  It’s iconic concrete pillars and steel arches […]

2014 Year in Review for LA’s Car-Free Commuter

Hello dear readers!  I’ve been on a brief break for the holidays, but I’m back!  I was in Milwaukee for a week over Christmas and received quite the surprise to see temperatures some days were warmer there than in Los Angeles.  I’m glad to be back in LA-LA Land and ready for more Metro adventures in […]

CicLAvia – South LA – 12/7/2014

This Sunday is the next CicLAvia event, and the first in South LA.  The route will connect Leimert Park to Central Ave. via Martin Luther King Blvd., and will be open only to bike, skate and pedestrian traffic.  Hubs will be located along the route that include various events celebrating the neighborhood culture and will […]

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Weekend: Part Two

Last Saturday, I attended La Cita’s Dia de los Muertos party, art show, and birthday celebration of my friend, Alicia. What a great time! Local artists were on hand painting faces, as well as showing off their creations. The crowd was great, and fun times had by all. Check out the good times we had.

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Weekend: Part one

Halloween weekend is great.  I love putting on costumes or face paint and having fun.  This year, Halloween landed on a Friday with Dia de Los Muertos celebrations throughout the weekend.  Los Angeles does it right. This week, I will be posting three blogs about each day of the weekend I had filled with celebration.  […]

Riding Through Country Club Park

One of my favorite feelings in the world is when I bike through a part of the city that’s new to me, and I discover something beautiful that I’ve never seen before. About two weeks ago, I rode south on Norton, a great street for biking and with beautiful scenery.  I approached a hill, the […]

BUSted! June Edition

It’s that time of month again.  No, not that, you sicko!  Tomorrow is the monthly storytelling event, BUSted! True Stories About Getting Around LA by People Who Don’t Drive.  As always, BUSted! is hosted and produced by Scott Schultz, who is an incredible story teller.  The line up is really great, which makes me honored to be included as a featured storyteller.  The event is free […]

Viva La Bolt Bus

Over Memorial Day weekend, I went to Las Vegas with a group of friends. We did Vegas on a shoestring budget, especially when it came to our transportation options. I never heard of Bolt Bus until I was invited to join my friends for the weekend. It is a Greyhound service that connects nearby major […]