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Charles Fleming

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times’ Business section. He also writes the urban hiking column LA Walks. A former staff writer for Newsweek, Variety and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, he is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller "High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess," the New York Times bestseller "My Lobotomy," and "Secret Stairs, A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles" and its sequel, “Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles.”
Tackle this LA hike, and you'll be rewarded with sweeping Valley views

This hillside hike high above Tarzana and Encino is a gateway to the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park. It features some steep sections but pays off with huge views of the San Fernando Valley.

Sharing startup Twisted Road wants to be the Airbnb for motorcycles

Twisted Road is a peer-to-peer motorcycle rental service, which founder Austin Rothbard is calling “the Airbnb of motorcycles.”

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