Amid the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, it can often be easy to overlook Los Angeles as a whole when it comes to the arts. With the latest information on box office booms and bombs, the largest artists in the world hitting the stage every weekend, we can miss the forest for the trees. This is where smaller events that evoke a sense of nostalgia can be great palate cleansers and the LA County Fair has been quickly becoming that option.
With the biggest stars of yesterday hitting the stage at different times throughout the venue, you have the ability to check out MC Hammer perform on the same stage as Biz Markie and Coolio. Hip-hop heads of the area will have more than their fill of some of the biggest names in the game over the last few decades, while also taking in the various other sources of entertainment the event provides. Giving you more than enough options when it comes to your musical fill while leaving room for other festivities as you peruse the days long showcase of fun.
One of the major benefits when it comes to a musical line-up such as this one is the fact that a majority of the acts are rather family-friendly, despite being in a genre of music that can generally be considered touch and go to most parents. With a variety of music styles and the danceability of specific artists, it can be a great time for the entire family as you can bring the little ones without fear of boredom or exposure to lyrics or subject matter you’re not comfortable with, making it an even better option for everyone involved.
Something to appreciate when it comes to events of this type is the capability to see to a number of entertainment desires in one outing. From rides to food, music to games, the LA County Fair provides a variety of options in order to ensure that everyone in your party is having a great time. From those who have lived in the LA area for their entire lives, to those making the trip into the city in order to experience some of the fun they hear about, it’s a time that can be used for celebration and a family outing alike.
Whether you’re a long-time fan of the groups performing or are just looking to see what all your friends are excited about, taking the opportunity to get out to the fair is a throwback to the times we had growing up. Listening to music we grew up with brings out that sense of nostalgia and the capability to share both with friends and loved ones can be an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re from the LA area or making your way into town, you can be sure that the fair will be something that provides memories to carry with you forever.
Attempting to adapt to new laws can be troublesome for just about everyone involved, but when it comes to operating a business, it can be a severe financial investment to discover the latest workaround to implemented legalities. We saw this in its true form for the first time back when prohibition was introduced, not only changing the landscape of restaurants and bars across the country but also giving rise to the thousands of speakeasies which began cropping up in every state in the US.
Now, as marijuana faces legalization across the country, with more than half of the states currently lifting the illegal nature of this drug, new ways are being discovered to provide consumers across the country with the means to obtain it as they see fit. When it comes to marijuana specifically, one of the most often utilized means of use is that of consumption. Whether this is THC infused foods, edibles or drinks, it can be difficult not only to obtain the items but also to be able to serve them to the public in a way that fits their needs and the requirements of the law.
These are the problems that were faced by Lowell Farms, a local eatery looking to combine the cannabis market with food service. Finding the means to operate their business while adhering to the variety of requirements in place wasn’t an easy task and eventually came to a point where they realize they would have to split the business into four separate entities in order to provide the singular service they were looking to deliver. With two sections dedicated to cannabis consumption, and whether to food and yet another is an exterior café.
This level of dedication to getting the property opened that they had envisioned is one that demonstrates the current unprepared state of the Los Angeles area when it comes to providing a multitude of services in one location. There is a stark difference between alcohol consumption and marijuana consumption, as one can be enjoyed relatively on your own whereas the other is typically smoked, which of course has been an action in public that has been slowly deregulated over the last couple decades, creating its own share of problems when it comes to legalizing the public consumption of marijuana and its products.
You have to give it up to the level of ingenuity put into place on the part of the owners, finding a way to work with the city in order to both accommodate their desire to open a restaurant with its own personality and niche as well as conforming to the necessary regulations that are in place as we begin to develop our relationship with the legality of cannabis in the Los Angeles area. It may be worth going to check out the restaurant for yourself, even if you don’t partake in this particular drug, just to congratulate them on their fortitude.
Being buried alive is one of the top three fears experienced by individuals across the country, which makes it all the more confusing as to why individuals would choose to live that experience voluntarily. Ahead of the Halloween season though, this was the challenge put forward by Six Flags Magic Mountain, challenging brave individuals across the Los Angeles area to spend more than an entire day encapsulated within a coffin, only to come out for bathroom breaks and various challenges used to eliminate contestants.
This wasn’t just an event for the fun of it though, as contestants were competing for a variety of different prizes. A suitable cash prize of $666, a gold pasta Six Flags Magic Mountain and other winnings were on the table, prompting the participation of a variety of individuals in this otherwise unthinkable situation. We can just imagine not only the level of fear that individuals experienced while spending time entombed but also the level of boredom that must’ve been experienced spending over an entire day locked in one location barely larger than yourself with no means of escape without forfeiting.
Competitions such as these not only allow you to put a competitive nature to the test but also provides you with the capability to face any such fears you have when it comes to situations of this nature. Being faced not only with the thought of being trapped within a small space but also the amount of time that you can spend within your own head when there’s nothing else to do. Being able to overcome this situation and to enforce your own sense of will in order to make it through is something that can’t be underestimated even on a competitive stage.
This is all not to even mention the lack of spectator ship that an event of this nature provides, with the exception of the various elimination challenges carried out throughout the day, which can make it difficult not only for those who are hosting the event but especially for those who are taking part in it. Of course, the incentive that comes with not only winning a challenge but also the various prizes that are on offer can be a great motivator to see past not only your own fears but your own predications where activities of this nature are concerned.
For those who managed to sum up the courage to face their fears, those who pushed boredom to the back of their minds in order to win and of course those who managed to get through the entire 30 hours without dying of boredom, we have nothing but congratulations and look forward to seeing a whole host of additional individuals taking part in next year’s version of the event. It’s a great way to drum up interest and intrigue in the Six Flags Magic Mountain venue as well as putting on a show that others can enjoy as well.
They say that no publicity is bad publicity and in today’s marketplace of businesses attempting to get attention by any means necessary, we are seeing more and more companies willing to cross the line between marketing and bad taste in order to get a rise out of anyone who bears witness to their tactics. The most recent company to follow suit with this approach is apparently Twitter, raising concerns from both residents and city council members in Los Angeles and San Francisco alike in their recent move.
The Banksy style approach, used to spray paint their advertisements across various buildings, infrastructure and other such locations, have skirted the line from marketing into pure vandalism. With quotes taken from their platform, carefully re-created on public property and made to look as though they’ve been integrated in that location for a period of time, the idea itself needed to be called into question long before it was ever put into place. This not only sends an incorrect message when it comes to advertising but also as acceptable behavior for the billions of members who take part on their platform.
The biggest concern that this raises when looking at it from an outside perspective is the disparity in punishment that large-scale corporations such as Twitter face versus those of everyday citizens. Being slapped with a fine of a few thousand dollars can be detrimental to normal individuals who carry out the act of graffiti, yet when these approaches are carried out by large businesses, it’s barely beyond pocket change. This imbalance in approach makes it seem as though the only risk that these companies face is potential negative press, which is only served as a benefit over the last few years.
We are continually seeing companies of all types take bigger and larger risks in their advertising approaches, sometimes depending on a negative reaction in order to boost viewership and interaction between the companies and those who may not be engaged in their product. The level of punishment that companies face is relatively low, leading to a lack of true consequences for their actions. Ultimately, it’s an almost fruitless effort to even try and implement a deterrent in order to keep any type of fear in place when it comes to stepping over the boundaries of the legality in favor of visibility.
This not only affects individuals across the San Francisco and Los Angeles area when it comes to having their buildings defaced or having a criminal action carried out with no worry of consequence but also demonstrates a lack of care for our surroundings, by so brazenly defacing property for simple Internet points. We should make more of an effort to ensure that these guerrilla tactics are not only unsuccessful but also serve as a detriment to the companies who choose to bring this type of approach to their advertising, regardless of the impact it makes on individuals or the cities themselves.
There are few things viewed as time-honored traditions that are related to door-to-door sales. Yet, the annual arrival of the local chapter of Girl Scouts brings a sense of familiarity and can be the doom of your diet planning. As their visitation periods have become more prevalent over the last few decades, the expansion of production of their famous Girl Scout cookies and the level of accessibility that online marketing provides, we prepare for Girl Scouts the same as we do for trick or treaters.
It has been recently discovered though, that upwards of 3 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be arriving in Los Angeles over the course of the weekend, giving our young uniformed ladies a lot of product to push. This means that you can look forward to seeing their stations set up outside of retail outlets, on street corners, at events and of course, through their standard door-to-door practice. For those who look forward to the arrival of Girl Scout season, this can be fantastic news and others may want to hide their wallet just in case.
The advent of door-to-door cookie sales has been one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scouts and has come to such a synonymous relationship that we begin to look forward to their visitation each year. For those who have been considering enrolling their young women in the Girl Scouts, this provides a capability to interact with members of the community, to get experience not only in sales but also in public engagement and of course the sense of self-satisfaction that comes with being able to successfully move your product to a variety of individuals across the LA community.
If you are one of millions of individuals across the country who look forward to the arrival of Girl Scout season, being prepared for the high level of visibility that you’ll likely experience as well as having the necessary cash on hand for when you hear the knock on the door can be productive. With such an influx of Girl Scout cookies making their way into the Los Angeles area, you can be sure that at one point or another you will have interaction with these young saleswomen and depending on your level of self-control, you can find yourself as one of their best customers.
We look forward to seeing our local young women out there, not only partaking in an aspect of their enrollment that they seem to enjoy but also having the capability to effectively interact with all members of the Los Angeles community. If you see your local Girl Scouts making their way up your driveway, you have the option of either opening your wallet or keeping the door closed and whichever you choose, hopefully it’s not a decision you come to regret. For the Girl Scouts about to make their journey into the neighborhood, we hope you are wearing comfortable shoes.
One of the biggest accomplishments a film composer can hope for is the instant recognition that comes with fans of movies. This level of appreciation has only seemed to grow over the last number of years as film soundtracks have become widely used formats for classical music events across the country. From Star Wars to Jaws, there are iconic pieces of music that have been composed for the silver screen that individuals across the world have come to recognize and appreciate and wish to witness firsthand.
One such masterpiece of musical composition is not of Jurassic Park. Another of the timeless series of music from the mind of John Williams, one of the most prolific movie composers of all time. For those looking to experience the soundtrack that we’ve carried with us throughout our lives in person, the Los Angeles area is playing host to a number of performances highlighting some of the most iconic pieces of music to be released film. Performed by an all-star cast of classical musicians, it’s an event that’s definitely worth seeing for fans of Jurassic Park as well as music aficionados of all types.
One of the biggest benefits that comes with partaking in a concert of this type is the ability for both adults and children to enjoy the show. Adults will be able to marvel at the technical prowess of musical composition whereas children will instantly recognize the music associated with a film that they’ve come to appreciate. Not to mention the capability to spend time with other members of the community who also share your passions when it comes to music and theater, giving you a common ground with the hundreds of other individuals there alongside you.
Whether you’re a long-time resident in the Los Angeles area or a visitor coming into appreciate the show, having the capability to experience live music of this caliber is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that just about anybody can enjoy. Though Hollywood and the silver screen may tend to get more attention in the area or to be a higher draw for those coming into the Los Angeles region, the music associated with the films that we love are just as iconic and just as much of a reason to make the trip into the LA area in order to experience it in person.
Whether you’re a fan of movies or theater or combination of the two, having the capability to experience the two of them melded together in a series of performances delivered by individuals who truly have passion is an experience unlike any other. If you’re looking for the full experience, providing you with both visual and auditory excitement, taking the time to look into performances of this nature will open your eyes to a whole new way to enjoy what you love. Whether a fan of classical music or not, the works of John Williams are timeless and ones that anyone can appreciate.
When you think of the latest trend of online “influencers”, you think of fitness models, celebrities and other individuals of stature that we aim to emulate. Not often do we picture flower gardens, stately cabbages or manicured lawns. In the Los Angeles area though, this is starting to become a trend that hundreds of thousands are following. Those who put the time and effort into their lawns are starting to see a high level of engagement and interest from the general public.
What’s popular week to week on the Internet has always been a bit of a mystery to unravel. From attractive retail checkout clerks to a dog’s happy dance mimicking the cha-cha, it can be difficult to understand the particular movements of the online world. Seeing a rise in interest when it comes to home and garden maintenance is a welcome trend, as it not only provides a wholesome gathering point for individuals across the country but also can serve the added benefit of getting individuals interested in the maintenance of their own properties, thereby elevating the appearance of their neighborhood.
With the fortuitous climate of the Los Angeles area, coupled with the general care for the overall appearance of our properties, it’s no small wonder why gardens in our neck of the woods have become the popular choice for individuals on social media platforms to follow. Take a trip through any neighborhood in the city and you will see perfectly manicured lawns dotting all manner of neighborhoods, worthy of stopping for a few snapshots to share with the world. This passing hobby though, with the help of the internet, has turned into a fad that seems to be sweeping the platform.
It’s great to see an aspect of our community reach this level of popularity in the online space. Being able to have our city and its inhabitants recognized for a positive impact being made not only to the neighborhood but also to the planet as a whole is always a great thing and something we can take pride in when it comes to that which gains attention in the Los Angeles area. It’s nice to be known for something outside of the glitz and glamour, Hollywood Boulevard and the stars of the silver screen that normally get the highest views.
If you’re one of these individuals who has put this time and effort into your landscaping and gardening, then we salute your efforts and look forward to seeing exactly how far you manage to bring your space over the next few years. We wish you all the best when it comes to the online platform of choice and the level of visibility that you experience in that regard and we thank you for putting yourselves out there for individuals across the country to enjoy and to be inspired by. A positive influence is always something to celebrate where our community is concerned.
Trying to live a healthy life can have simple and complicated aspects to it. With a variety of outdoor activities, nearby gyms and otherwise, getting out and making the most of your free time when it comes to physical activity can be rather simple to find across the Los Angeles area, yet one of the most important pieces to the puzzle can be one of the most difficult to come across and that comes down to proper nutrition.
We’ve all become drastically aware over the years of the immediate availability when it comes to poor food choices, with fast food restaurant dotting every single street across the city and far less choices when it comes to healthy and beneficial foods. Not only this, the price gap between the two has made it so that putting poor nutrition into your body becomes beneficial in terms of your budget, which in turn has negative consequences on the overall health you experience. In the long run, we all understand that poor dietary choices can have a severe impact on our health, yet options remain slim.
This is the hole that Daily Harvest looked to fill in its New York based area and has expanded across the country to provide its services to the residents of Los Angeles. Knowing that diet plays one of the most significant roles when it comes to health and fitness, having the capability to easily access the foods you need and the means to afford them are important. This particular business has been the source of providing both of those benefits, ensuring that their customers in New York and now Los Angeles have the capability to get the food they need.
For anyone that has made a serious change in their lives in order to better incorporate health and fitness, you know that having access to the right foods, supplements and otherwise can be an important part of the journey and one that is often overlooked by the restaurant industry, leaving these particular options only to niche markets. By knowing where to look, by having the access you need to food of this nature and of course to be able to enjoy that food is an important part of making the most of your journey to better health.
Having options such as this made available to the fitness conscious and the health conscious across the Los Angeles area is beneficial for a number of reasons. Not only for those who have taken the time and effort to make a change in their level of physical activity but also for those who require having an easy access to food on the go, without having to turn to the usual staples of burgers and fries. Potentially, trends of this nature will continue to gain traction and we will see more physical restaurants in the years to come, started by a pop up with ambition.