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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Alla, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alla and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Alla:
    • 33.981123, -118.429800
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Alla
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alla ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Century City [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Century City
    • Century City [Los Angeles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Alla
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Century City
  • Cypress Grove [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Grove
    • Cypress Grove [Los Angeles County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Alla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Grove
  • Home Junction [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Junction
    • Home Junction [Los Angeles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Alla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Junction
  • Hyperion [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyperion
    • Hyperion [Los Angeles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Alla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyperion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyperion
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    • Little Ethiopia [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Ethiopia
      • Little Ethiopia [Los Angeles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Ethiopia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Ethiopia
    • Motordrome [Los Angeles County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motordrome
      • Motordrome [Los Angeles County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Alla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motordrome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ocean Park [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Park
      • Ocean Park [Los Angeles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Park
    • Palms [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palms
      • Palms [Los Angeles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palms
    • Surfridge [Los Angeles County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surfridge
      • Surfridge [Los Angeles County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alla
    • View Park [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Park
      • View Park [Los Angeles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Alla. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Bud Abbott     (Actor, comedian)
      • Born: William Alexander Abbott
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Asbury Park (NJ) on October 2, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on April 24, 1974 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Woodland Hills is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bud Abbott<3>
    • Dorothy Abbott     (Actress)
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (GA) on January 31, 1896 (a Friday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on July 25, 1952 (a Friday) at the age of 56.
      • Hollywood is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • Philip Abbott     (Actor)
      • Born: Philip Abbott Alexander
      • Actor. He was born in Lincoln (NE) on March 20, 1924 (a Thursday) and died in Tarzana (CA) on February 23, 1998 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tarzana is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<3>
    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (NJ) on October 23, 1892 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 16, 1978 (a Wednesday) at the age of 85.
      • Los Angeles is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<3>
    • Forrest James Ackerman     (Author)
    • Eddie Acuff     (Actor)
    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Beverly Hills is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<3>
    • Carol Adams     (Entertainer)
      • Born: Lurline Uller
      • Entertainer. She was born in Hollywood (CA) on March 15, 1918 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 9, 2012 (a Monday) at the age of 94. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hollywood is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Alla.
      • Los Angeles is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Adams<3>
    • Don Adams     (Actor)
      • Born: Donald James Yarmy
      • Actor. He was born on April 13, 1923 (a Friday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on September 25, 2005 (a Sunday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Beverly Hills is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Adams<3>
    • Edie Adams     (Actress, singer)
    • Ernest S. 'Ernie' Adams     (Actor, writer)
    • Kathryn Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Ethalinda Colson
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (MO) on May 25, 1893 (a Thursday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on February 17, 1959 (a Tueday) at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hollywood is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Alla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathryn Adams<3>

How Far From Alla to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alla to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Alla and extending to:

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    • Los Angeles, which is the Seat of Los Angeles County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alla to Los Angeles, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 360 miles [579.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 90 days and walking would take 131 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,576 miles [12,192.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,345 miles [13,430 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,335 miles [10,195.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alla. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alla) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9811, Longitude: -118.4298       In this case, the coordinates for Alla have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Alla to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 336.384 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.314 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.738 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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