Hidden LA Pays Forbes Blogger the Highest Compliment

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By Richard Horgan

There has been a lot of press coverage of Lynn Garrett’s great venture Hidden LA since she launched it in February 2010 June 2009. So when she singles out one piece of coverage as her favorite, it’s noteworthy.

Garrett tweeted out that honor Thursday to David Hochman, who blogs about Los Angeles for Forbes. High praise indeed. In the May 18 Q&A, he asked Garrett at one point what hidden corner she likes to most escape to for a break from the hustle and bustle:

“Franklin Canyon Park. It’s only three miles above Beverly Hills, and sits at the geographic center of LA, but you’d swear you were in Lake Tahoe or someplace. If you’ve ever seen The Andy Griffith Show, it’s the pond from the opening credits.”

“You have to know where to turn and all that. You drive through a residential area and enter through the park. All of a sudden, you’re surrounded by pine trees and ducks. They shot part of On Golden Pond there. It’s so peaceful. A lot of times I’m shocked to find there are only ten people around. One tip: people need to be sure to stop at the stop signs there since there are hidden cameras giving tickets.

Hochman joined the Forbes fray last fall. In the wake of Goldsmith’s tweet, a law-abiding Franklin Canyon celebratory trip may be order.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Forbers Adds Another Blog: Letter from L.A.