Adam Gropman

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  • 4 months ago

    Frisbee golf is a real thing, combining the precision, hand-eye coordination and extremely low aerobic workload of golf with the mellow, playful vibe associated with tossing a Frisbee. At each "hole" of the course, a player sails the Frisbee from ...

  • 4 months ago

    Walking into Robin's Hobby in Glendale — having narrowed your eyes upon arrival at the humble structure set back from Glenoaks, which resembles a lawnmower repair shop or ancient catering headquarters — you instantly know thi...

  • 4 months ago

    Imagine a great, comfortable well-appointed cigar lounge. Now imagine it bigger, more plush and even loungier — if that's a word. Fat Stogies Cigar Lounge in Encino is a colossal emporium of good smokes, casual chatter and dec...

  • 4 months ago

    Skateboarding is a confounding puzzle for those of us who lack that elusive, seemingly magical sense of balance and coordination. For those who take to boarding with the ease of a duck in water, the sport must be very freeing. But even a non-natur...

  • 4 months ago

    This tucked-away equestrian enclave in southern Burbank, between Riverside Drive and the L.A. River, boasts weathered stables, the refreshing scent of soil and straw and a backdrop of dramatic mountains. It's a slice of pastoral America — wh...

  • 11 months ago | Los Angeles

    This past May the project known as the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvement Project came to official completion, with resulting new on-ramps and off-ramps, bridges and a northbound 405 carpool lane stretching 10 miles between the 10 and 101 Freeways. ...

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