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March 12th, 2015 at 8:00 am

Head to spring training

It’s that time of year again. Through April 3, the Cactus League boys of summer head to their spring training camps near Phoenix to sharpen the skills that have lain dormant over the winter. However, it’s not just the athletes on the field that need to prep for the oncoming season; loyal fans and supporters also need to make sure they are ready to cheer on their team through the 162-game march to the World Series. So why not make the trip out to Arizona and help your favorite Major League team start its year off right?
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February 26th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Gardening in Southern California

Few things can improve your quality of life like a well-manicured landscape. With the year-round pleasant weather we enjoy throughout Southern California, we have a bevy of choices and options to beautify our homes. But, as with anything else in life, having a plan now can help ensure success later, so here are a few helpful tips for how to get your Southern California garden ready for spring planting:
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February 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

luxury handbags

Author: Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle
Photo: Courtesy of The Row
Information provided by: Angeleno

Outfitters to the inherently chic, The Row has introduced its newest must-have accessory, the Market bag—a trapezoidal tote in dreamy pink suede that tops our list of “it” bags for the season. Round ring handles crafted in Italy out of multilayered rosewood were inspired by “the lining and aesthetic of Riviera boats,” say designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. With such attention to detail, it’s no wonder the twin sisters were the 2014 recipients of the esteemed Accessories Designer of the Year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
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February 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Chinese New Year in Southern California

Some call Feb. 19, the start of Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Sheep. Others call it the Year of the Goat. One way to get around the issue is to call it the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.

The turn of the Chinese calendar is celebrated in Asian communities around the world with varying customs and traditions. Streets-long parades, firecrackers to frighten away mythical crop-eating beasts, and burning incense to usher in good fortune are among the activities you’ll find at Chinese New Year events throughout Southern California.
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February 5th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Southern California matchmakers

Whether you’re a single looking for a soulmate or a couple seeking to rekindle the flames of romance, the upcoming three-day Valentine’s Day weekend is fraught with possibilities. Dinner for two? Dinner alone? Box of chocolates for your sweetie? Or gobble a box for your private pity party?

We asked two well-known Southern California matchmaking specialists for advice about how to make the best of what can be either a tough or terrific time for those on both sides of Cupid’s arrow.

“If you’re a couple, you’ve got the money and are successful, get out of town, do the weekend deal,” said Patti Stanger, aka “The Millionaire Matchmaker” on Bravo TV. “Take a day trip. Find the cute little country town that’s not too far from your house. Go into nature, go for a hike. If it’s cold and snowy, you can get a cabin in the woods with fires brewing. Think romance. It’s the one time of year it falls on a three-day weekend, so utilize it.
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