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Discover Downtown's Secret Stairs on Saturday

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 11:27AM
Secret Stairs Book Cover

Join fellow blogdowntown readers on a three-mile, 1,021-step urban hike on Saturday morning with Charles Fleming, author of "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles."

"Secret Stairs" contains 42 detailed trails featuring 235 of L.A.'s often unseen staircases, along with the histories of homes and points of interest along the paths. On Saturday, Fleming will retrace the route of his Downtown Los Angeles chapter, that winds its way up to Disney Hall, over to the Central Library, and around with Westin Bonaventure.

Fleming is the author of "Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess," a former writer for the Herald-Examiner, and contributes to the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly.

Interested walkers should meet at the base of Angels Flight this Saturday at 10am. The event is free. Be sure to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes; this is listed as among the book's most grueling walks.

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