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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.”
To California’s Basque Country, propelled by hydrogen

The future meets the past in a road trip to Bakersfield in a Toyota Mirai, the hydrogen-fueled car that steered us to some spectacular eating places.

L.A. Walks: The grittiest L.A. River path you’ve never heard of

Bowtie Parcel has it all: graffiti, relic rail lines, industrial debris underfoot and art installations. Why go? It's a chance to see a bit of old-time L.A.

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