Author Archives: Karen

Sheats-Goldstein home tour

I had the rare opportunity to tour the Sheats-Goldstein residence in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles.  There were many steps and stairs leading to the lush jungle below the house that it deserved to be included in my … Continue reading

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Peanut Lake

My friends and I joined about 100 stariwalking fans for Charles Fleming’s April walk. Charles Fleming is author of “Secret Stairs-a Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles” and he leads a stairwalk the first Sunday of every … Continue reading

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Stairwalk with Charles Fleming and Bungalow Heaven

For his February stairwalk, “Secret Stairs” author Charles Fleming, took stairwalking enthusiasts to Mt. Washington, which is walk #5 from his book. Charles met everyone at the metro station and we did the walk in reverse than what it is … Continue reading

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January stairwalk

For the first stairwalk of 2013, the Secret Stairs meet up group did stairwalk #25, Swans Way, from the book “Secret Stairs—A Walking Guide to the Historical Staircases of Los Angeles” by Charles Fleming.  This walk offers great views of … Continue reading

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Hollywoodland

For my last stairwalk of 2012, I took my niece on her first stairwalk.   I chose Beachwood Canyon, walk #34, from the book “Secret Stairs” by Charles Fleming, because this is one of the most beautiful staircases I’ve seen.  I … Continue reading

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Stair Lighting Ceremony

On Monday, January 9th, I and two of my friends attended the stairway lighting ceremony for the St. Andrew stairs in Los Feliz, California.  It was a small gathering of about 20 people including a couple of news channels and … Continue reading

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Grand Park

On this 90 degree hot November morning, my friends and I joined about 100 other stair walkers for a tour of Grand Park, led by Secret Stairs author Charles Fleming. The designer of the park, Mark Rios, gave a very … Continue reading

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