Los Angeles turned cold the last week of October, or what passes for cold out here - snow high up in the mountains and a cold breeze off the Pacific - but the light was good. It was a perfect day for Palisades Park on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, high on the cliffs above Pacific Coast Highway. The empty beach lies below, with that famous pier and its amusement park, with Malibu in the distance, and Ocean Avenue's row of fancy hotels and condominiums catches the light off the ocean full-on,...
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