Lifestyle

Cleaning Up Your Body With The Whole30 Program
Health & Fitness

Cleaning Up Your Body With The Whole30 Program

By Yajen Tan The Whole30 diet program is a brand new approach to wellness, that takes us back to our roots. The focus on the program is to stick to as many whole, unprocessed, foods as possible. That includes cutting out – sweeteners, grains, legumes, alcohol, soy, dairy, or anything that might come off as…

Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale
Travel

Durango, Colorado Tops the ‘Charm per Square Inch’ Scale

By Galen Patterson Durango rests in the southern Rockies like a beautiful, vibrantly-colored piece of coral in a reef. All roads leading into it run through valleys surrounded by the exquisitely carved mountains of the San Juan Range, just on the edge of the San Juan National Forest. Western Colorado has such a distinct geography…

Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard
Travel

Classic Cars and Ocean-Front Luxury in Oxnard

By Greg Aragon California is full of hidden gems. One of my favorites is the seaside town of Oxnard, where lonely beaches give way to island vistas, while small town charm mixes with gourmet restaurants, fascinating museums and one of Southern California’s most beautiful resort hotels. The hotel is the luxurious Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel &…

Living it up in Lodi, California
Travel

Living it up in Lodi, California

By Greg Aragon Besides being one of California’s most productive wine producing regions, Lodi is also full of natural beauty, charm and history. I recently spent a couple days in town and I already can’t wait to return for more. My getaway began when a friend and I took the 5 Freeway north from Pasadena…

Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful
Travel

Dusseldorf: Dazzling and Delightful

By Greg Aragon Germany is well known for popular tourist destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Cologne. But as I recently discovered, there is a fascinating city on the Rhine River that can hold its own among the country’s best travel spots. The city is Düsseldorf, a place where ancient history and postmodern…

A Noise Within, L.A.’s Critically Acclaimed Classical Repertory Theatre Company Annual “Dinner on Stage”
Dining Delights

A Noise Within, L.A.’s Critically Acclaimed Classical Repertory Theatre Company Annual “Dinner on Stage”

attendees seated on stage for dinner and paddle auction A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theater company, holds its annual Dinner On Stage on Thursday, March 8, beginning at 6 pm with an hour of cocktails, socializing and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby. The Company’s Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott…

One of America’s Hidden Gems: The Navajo Reservation
Travel

One of America’s Hidden Gems: The Navajo Reservation

By Galen Patterson A few opening lines of “Moby Dick” read: “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet, and especially whenever my hypos get…

Groundhog Day in Southern California
Lifestyle

Groundhog Day in Southern California

By Sandi Khine Just a few weeks ago, a rodent carried by men in top hats saw its shadow on the ground and marked the beginning of another six long weeks of wintry weather. The circumstance is far from unusual— near the close of winter every year, an extraordinary groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil decides…

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