Blog News June 19, 2015

Take Advantage Of The Summer At These Farmers’ Markets

Find Local Produce At These Markets

With the warming weather comes more opportunities to get out of your standard grocery shopping routine and head to the farmers’ market instead. I love heading the farmers’ market because it gives me the chance to stroll in the summer sunshine and discover some new local favorites to work more flavor and nutrients into my meals. So you can enjoy the season with me, check out these great weekend markets.

  • Westlake Village: As a California Certified farmer’s market, it is no surprise that Westlake’s market delivers delicious produce and so much more. It is held each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 2797 Agoura Road.
  • Calabasas: Rain or shine, this great market on Calabasas Road just west of El Canon Avenue offers everything from farmers’ market classics to less traditional wares like wine and flowers. It runs on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Marina del Rey: At Via Marina and Panay Way, this market comes alive on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Park next to Cheesecake Factory for easy access.
  • Camarillo: Ventura Boulevard comes alive with live music, fresh produce, baked goods, artisan crafts, artwork, and more. Do not miss this fun event between 8:00 a.m. and noon on Saturdays between Elm and Fir Streets.
  • Santa Monica: Since 1981, this market has worked to provide fresh food and promote sustainable agriculture in Southern California. It is held between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the Santa Monica Promenade.

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Blog News October 22, 2014

Top 10 Freeways In the City Of Angels

Freeways in Los Angeles have a huge impact over our daily lives. Daily traffic can make or break your mood. Here is a not-so-scientific rating of the Los Angeles freeways that takes usefulness into account:

  1. The 10 is absolutely the best freeway in L.A. It can take you downtown, to the beach, to the desert, and more!
  2. The 5, while it is often covered in traffic, it does indeed get you from the Eastside to Long Beach with no complicated changes.
  3. The 405. This road has added an extra lane near the Getty Museum which makes it a bit less congested.
  4. The 90 is quite short, but can take you all the way to Marina Del Rey.
  5. The 101 can take you through Hollywood without those pesky stoplights, or all the way to Oregon or Downtown LA quite easily. It is a less-confusing drive for those not familiar with the Los Angeles area.
  6. The 118 is always less crowded than the 101. It is also known as the 23 and can get you to Santa Barbara without making you late.
  7. The 710 takes you from Long Beach to the San Gabriel Valley with no stops.
  8. The 170 connects to the 101, and is sometimes referred to as the Hollywood freeway since it connects to the 101 in all directions.
  9. The 134 can take you to the IKEA in Burbank, but sadly does not connect to the 101. This is a bit of a bummer when you are traveling west.
  10. The 210 is mainly known for frequent police chases. This road is only fun for those watching the traffic back up from the TV screen.

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