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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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NSFW: Fun Toys’ Geisha Balls

At first glance, Geisha Balls by Fun Toys appear to be little more than a new take on benwa balls. The interchangeable spheres come in four different weights for “Five levels of training.” While they are designed to strengthen the vaginal … Continue reading

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Upcoming Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival Features Celebrity Chefs, Great BBQ and Beer

Some of BBQ’s top pit masters will be in the Inland Empire town of Norco from May 29 through May 31, 2015, when Norco hosts the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival. Debbie Yopp, coordinating the event, talked about it … Continue reading

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Chef Eric McBride Presents Scottish and Celtic Food Demonstrations at the Upcoming Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival

Coming up on February 14 and 15, the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival and International Highland Games this year is providing a culinary feast for all. In addition to the Burns Night Supper and all the Scottish and Celtic Food vendors, this … Continue reading

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