Saturday, October 30, 2010

La Brea Tar Pits Los Angeles

La Brea Tar Pits are a famous cluster of fossil sites in urban Los Angeles, around the Hancock Park area. Brea is the Spanish word for asphalt or tar, which has seeped up from the ground in the area for thousands of years. Over the centuries, animals that came to drink the water, which collected on top, fell in, sank into the tar, and were preserved as bones. The asphalt also preserved many very small "microfossils" such as wood and plant remnants, insects, dust, and even pollen grains. Scientists have used radiometric dating of the preserved wood and bones to estimate an age of 38,000 years for the oldest known piece from the La Brea pits. Read the full La Brea Tar Pits article.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lindy and Grundy LA's Newest Meat Market

Photo by Jennifer May
Lindy and Grundy will be offering meat free of hormones and antibiotics to customers in and around Los Angeles. Lindy and Grundy make all of their own sausages, roast beef and pastrami in house. Their market will feature locally raised meats and both women been trained by top butcher Joshua Applestone of Fleishers in Kingston, NY.
Before Amelia and Erika decided to get into the meat market business their careers included floral design and cooking.
Lindy and Grundy will only sell meat that humanely treated right up until the time it ends up on your dinner table. The philosophy is to offer top notch products, to be a part of the community and to educate people about butchering and food. Before the two meat entrepreneurs settled down to the business of cutting beef they were married  in Connecticut while on their way to California. Starting this December the newly weds will be serving up some of the best meats in Los Angeles. Lindy and Grundy's: is located at 801 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. The store will be opening December 2010. For more information visit Lindy and Grundy website

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outlet Malls California

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching this list of outlet malls in California is sure to come in handy. Most of California's outlet malls are located in Southern California. Central and Northern California have a few Outlet malls which are located near San Francisco and Sacramento. Outlet malls offer discounts on slightly damages goods, overstocked products and last years fashons. Savvy shoppers can enjoy savings over regular shopping malls however you need to be careful, in some case you may end up paying the same as a regular store.

Viejas Outlet Center
5005 Willows Road
Alpine, California 91901
(619) 659-2070
Tanger Outlets Barstow
2796 Tanger Way
Barstow, CA 92311
P: (760) 253-4813
Cabazon Outlets
Desert Hills Premium Outlets
48400 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
(951) 849-664
Camarillo Premium Outlets
40 E. Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA
(805) 445-8515
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
5620 Paseo Del Norte # 100, Carlsbad, CA
(760) 804-9000
Lake Elsinore Outlets
17600 Collier Ave
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-2633
(951) 245-0087
Citadel Outlets
100 Citadel Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 888-1724 ‎
Ontario Mills Mall
Mills cir
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 484-8300
Gilroy Premium Outlets
681 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-3729
Pismo Beach Prime Outlet Mall
333 Five Cities Drive, Ste 100
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4661
Tulare Outlet Mall
Folsom Premium Outlets
13000 Folsom Boulevard
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-0312
Tracy Outlets
Vacaville Premium Outlets
321 Nut Tree Road, Suite 2
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 447-5755
Petaluma Village Premium Outlets
2200 Petaluma Boulevard North
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-9300
Napa Premium Outlets
629 Factory Stores Drive
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 226-9876

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Newport Beach Back Bay Loop Trail

The Back Bay area of Newport Beach describes the inland area, which connects the Upper Newport Bay with Newport Harbor. If you seek a peaceful retreat with a chance to observe nature without straying too far from the city, then this is the place for you. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve spans a thousand acres of marshlands and immense bluffs, and is one the few estuaries left in Southern California. It’s the place where fresh and saltwater meets. Newport Beach Back Bay Loop Trail