Category Archives: Shopping

We Scope Out the New Haggen Store

One day we looked up to discover our local Albertsons had become a Haggen overnight. With Albertsons and Safeways merging, they needed to sell off some of their stores. According to Supermarket News, 55 California Albertsons and 28 Vons have been acquired by … Continue reading

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Cruise On Down the Coast to San Juan Capistrano This Weekend for the We Olive & Wine Bar Grand Opening

San Juan Capistrano’s shining star on the culinary scene gets even brighter starting tomorrow as We Olive begins their Grand Opening Weekend for the We Olive & Wine Bar. Starting tomorrow, May 1, a full weekend of informative seminars and … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Nick Metropolis- A Weird World of Wacky Props & Odd Collectibles

Driving past the intersection of La Brea and 1st streets in Hollywood is sure to cause some distraction. Your head might swivel as you try to get a better look at a giant dinosaur, a cement horse or a massive … Continue reading

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Mammoth Lakes Offers a Lot to Do as it Springs Into an Early Summer

Mammoth Lakes, nestled in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and a reasonable drive north from Los Angeles, has two distinct seasons—-winter and summer. Some years summer comes in July, while other years, like this one, it comes a lot earlier. … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Craig Ibarra, Author of “A Wailing of a Town”

Friday, April, 17th, END FWY is hosting a two-part book release party for “A Wailing of a Town: An Oral History of Early San Pedro Punk and More.” The 416-page softcover was released on April 1, 2015, D. Boon’s birthday. This … Continue reading

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ADYA Indian Cuisine in the Anaheim Packing District Holds its Inaugural Curry Festival

ADYA Indian Cuisine’s Executive Chef Shachi Mehra has chosen a month-long period to showcase one of the most popular elements of her native cuisine by presenting her first Curry Festival. “Curry, in simplest terms, is a mix of spices – … Continue reading

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Stray Cat Alliance’s Pop -Up Thrift Shop Coming to Santa Monica

As summer approaches, remember “warm weather brings kittens.” Cat heat cycles are in rhythm with the warm weather. The influx of spring and summer kittens keep cat rescue groups very busy trapping feral cats. These trapped cats are neutered for … Continue reading

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LA Opera’s Costume Sale! Saturday March 28th!

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Upcoming ‘Champagne on Main’ Combines Street Fair with Wine Tasting in Ventura

Just a short ride up the coast, Downtown Ventura is a picturesque area with lots of period buildings and homes. Main Street itself is an ideal spot for a pleasant walk any day of the year, with dozens of antique … Continue reading

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