The Original Farmers Market: People Have Been Meeting at Third & Fairfax for 80 Years
Jun21

The Original Farmers Market: People Have Been Meeting at Third & Fairfax for 80 Years

Cheerful greetings of “Hi” and “Good to see you” in a sunny Irish dialect can be heard on any given afternoon from behind the counter at Magee’s House of Nuts at LA’s Original Farmers Market. The infectious salutations come from Doris Perez, who has been serving customers there for over 50 years. “I came here from Ireland in 1959 with the plan to stay for one year.” Perez (formerly Leach), who briefly worked as a nanny for an Encino...

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20 Must-Visit Outdoor Spots in SoCal
Jun14

20 Must-Visit Outdoor Spots in SoCal

If you’ve ever explored the south during the summertime, you probably sweat at the mere thought of spending the day outside, but summer in SoCal is different. Southern California’s ocean breezes are like a giant ceiling fan, keeping the temperatures just right—so you’re free to frolic around the great outdoors without getting lost in a haze of humidity. And do we even need to mention the scenery? With its coastal bliss and...

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The Best Live Music Venues in Southern California
Jun13

The Best Live Music Venues in Southern California

By Jennifer Anderson of GoodDeedSeats   Southern California and entertainment go hand-in-hand.  And it shouldn’t surprise anyone that SoCal has some of the best live music venues in the world. To compile a list of the best, three criteria were used to measure: The venue had to frequently host some type of live music event. It had to be both patron-friendly and performer-friendly. It had to cultivate a live music experience...

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Santa Anita Park: The Legend Continues
Jun12

Santa Anita Park: The Legend Continues

Among our signature Southern California landmarks is Santa Anita Park which has long made history in  the international world of Thoroughbred racing.  The Great Race Place officially opened on Christmas Day in 1934. It was here that Affirmed and Laffit Pincay, Jr. won the Santa Anita Handicap a year after the colt captured the 1978 Triple Crown. It would be another 37 years before the next Triple Crown was won in 2015 by Santa...

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5 Tips to Taking up Surfing
Jun05

5 Tips to Taking up Surfing

Just in time for International Surf Day on June 21, Duke Jarboe, brand manager at SoCal lifestyle and ocean adventure company Everyday California, has provided tips for taking up surfing.   Surfing can be a spiritual experience, offering an intense connection to the ocean. There’s nothing truly like it out there. It can be serene and peaceful, and is also a great way to stay active while enjoying the outdoors.  It is also...

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