Hollywood and the Oscars

For those of you who love the movies and watch the Oscars each year, you may want to take advantage of these nearby Hollywood iconic sites to see: Each year the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles hosts a free exhibit of costumes from that year’s nominated films. You can get … [Read more…]

Weekend Trip Ideas

If you are looking to surprise your Valentine with a weekend trip out of town, or you just want to go explore somewhere nearby, here are some suggestions. Many of the suggestions are only a short drive away! And Rancho Palos Verdes is merely a short distance from Huntington Beach but a world away in … [Read more…]

Register to Vote by February 18th!

With the election coming up in November be sure you are registered to vote. Simply enter your information into this secure Secretary of State web site and check to be sure you are ready to vote in November. You can also sign up to receive a mail in your ballot if you’d prefer to vote … [Read more…]


  January 25th marks the start of the Lunar New Year in Asia, welcoming in the Year of the Rat. Celebrations abound throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego!  Locally, you can join in the fun at the TET Festival at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa  from January 24-26th and at Bower’s Museum (see … [Read more…]

Long Beach Antique/Flea Market

If you enjoy spending a Sunday morning strolling through aisles of great stuff, from vintage clothes and jewelry and homewares to unique art, furniture and collectibles then check out the Long Beach Antiques Market. An institution in Long Beach, the market is held the third Sunday of every month at the Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium. … [Read more…]

Disney’s Archives Exhibit at the Bowers Museum

Coming to the Bowers March 7, 2020, the exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public. The 10,000-square-feet traveling exhibit, which premiered at D23 Expo Japan in 2018, will offer … [Read more…]

Happy New Year – Resolutions

Happy New Year! Now is a great time to start fresh! Here are some tips to get 2020 off to a great start: Reuse/renew/recycle ideas Clean the house, recycling/upcycling gently used or never used items by donating them. Goodwill or the Assistance League or the American Cancer Society in your neighborhood or other local charities … [Read more…]