Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Offbeat L.A.: Kitsch Overload – Charlie Brown Farms in Littlerock, CA

The Antelope Valley, an hour or so east on the 14 freeway in northern Los Angeles County, can be a bizarre place. Sundried mile upon sundried mile of pale desert, prickly and forlorn joshua trees, strange little towns and wide open vistas. … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Pasadena

Back in 1995 I found out my live-in girlfriend was seeing/carrying-on with two different guys. So, I packed as much as I could into a black hefty bag, paged a friend and left. But not before I kissed my one-year-old … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get Your Kicks! The Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum

  “If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, Take the highway that’s the best Get your kicks on Route 66 It winds from Chicago to LA More than two thousand miles all the way, Get your kicks … Continue reading

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Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach paired celebrity chefs with great food and a worthy cause

On a beautiful Sunday overlooking the ocean, the patio at the Montage Laguna Beach hosted the Taste of Laguna Beach 2014. The charity event, held for the Share Our Strength/No Child Hungry program, provided a way for a multitude of … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Heroes

I was watching a cartoon with my son one afternoon, called Ultimate Avengers, and like he always does he asks me what my favorite super hero was? I’ve answered this a hundred times, but this time I drew a blank. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Cherry Oh Baby- It’s Cherry Picking Season in Leona Valley

We are long blessed in Southern California to be considered a land of plenty and abundance. Sweetly enticing fresh fruit and produce grown under our baby blue skies has long been a draw to the area surrounding Los Angeles. Sadly, orange … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: Cars

Growing up in the 70’s, my mom had some bad luck with cars. My mom became a single mom at 23. She was left to raise two boys. I’d like to say that we were good, even tempered guys, but … Continue reading

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Seoulmate in the LBC introduces their FOB Hamburger

Yesterday was National Hamburger Day. All around the country there were sightings of J. Wellington Wimpy, walking up to people and telling them, “I’ll kindly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today”. In Long Beach, however, the big news was … Continue reading

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Southland Tales: The Fetish Club

Now, don’t freak out! I’m not giving you a hair-metal review. My intentions for seeing these bands come from a very punk state of mind. I had a chance to see the ex-members of Sham 69, The Clash, Generation X, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: It’s A New Orleans Thing- Allen Toussaint Gives Goosebumps at voila!’s Lyric Theatre

It was a magical night for the first ever voila! Session, a newly created concert series taking place at The Lyric Theatre in West Hollywood. New Orleans legendary music man Allen Toussaint took to the stage in an intimate and spellbinding … Continue reading

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