Welcome to Los Angeles Area Life

We just finished converting from a hand-coded site to a site that others can help administer as I travel,
so we’ll be adding new content soon. ~ Deb, the Editor

You CAN Get TV Over the Air
in Los Angeles!

leaf-antenna-on-shelfReally. Really easily.

Have you been wanting to break free of Cable TV or Satellite TV fees? Are you contemplating climbing up onto your roof to place a good old roof antenna but are dreading that job — and the job of running coaxial cable through your home?

Would you believe there’s a simple solution — an almost invisible indoor TV antenna that will cost you less than just one or two months of basic cable?

We thought it sounded too good to be true. It isn’t.
A TV antenna can work in Los Angeles.
Well, this TV antenna, that is.

[Read all about our indoor antenna find]



Restaurant Recommendation:
One of the Best Burgers in Los Angeles!

The Golden State, an unassuming storefront on Fairfax, just south of Melrose, consistently serves up one of the best burgers in Los Angeles.

Everything about this burger, and with almost everything served here are locally sourced and healthfully produced by companies that care about real food. Happily these companies also practice sustainability.

[Read all about this best burger recommendation]

 

 

 

 

 



If you’re thinking that every great card game that can be invented has been, but you don’t know about Perpetual Commotion, I have good news for you.

Perpetual Commotion®

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The game’s website calls it “fast, furious and FUN” — and that’s exactly right.

Enjoy it with friends or family.
Remember to breath but stop for a deep breath and you’ll miss a few moves! Be ready to laugh — a lot.

[Read all about this top card game!]



Accessories

Instant Button®: si...

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Beauty

Heathy Natural Make-...

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COVERL

Amazing indoor TV an...

My 44" TV. Can you spot the antenna.Get TV over the Air — for Free! For Real! Free HDTV over the Air — even in Los Angeles... by Deborah Shadovitz July Read More...

Best Burgers at LA's...

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COVERR

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BANANAGRAMS

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Destinations & A...

Redondo Beach: harbo...

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Kernville & Lake Isa...

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Family games posts

Perpetual Commotion ...

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BANANAGRAMS

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Games

Perpetual Commotion ...

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Blokus

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Games for Families

Games for Families

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Perpetual Commotion ...

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Games posts

Perpetual Commotion ...

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BANANAGRAMS

BANANAGRAMS_logoIf you love Scrabble you should enjoy BANANAGRAMS, and if you don’t enjoy Scrabble you may likely fall in love Read More...

Golf

Golf in Santa Clarit...

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Pelican Hill Resort ...

PelicanHillPanoramaGreat Golf, Scenery, and Luxury — at Pelican Hill on the Newport Coast About an hour’s drive south of downtown LA Read More...

Home Improvement

Home Energy Audits

Green Homes Ameicals blower door looking like from inside a home.Home Performance: California’s Hot Cool Home Makeover Trend A Realistic, Actually Helpful Home Energy Audit for the LA Area by Muna Deriane Read More...

10+ Tips for a Coole...

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Hotels in the LA Are...

Petit Ermitage Hotel...

Petit Ermitage Hotel West HollywoodPetit Ermitage — unique hotel in West Hollywood Between Santa Monica Blvd and Sunset Blvd, by Sunset Plaza & Beverly Hills by Read More...

Redondo Beach Crowne...

RB-Crowne-Plaza-hotel-frontThe Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach On the Pacific Ocean, a part of Los Angeles apart from Los Angeles If you're looking for Read More...

Inns, B&B, Resor...

Pelican Hill Resort ...

PelicanHillPanoramaGreat Golf, Scenery, and Luxury — at Pelican Hill on the Newport Coast About an hour’s drive south of downtown LA Read More...

Three Napa Valley Do...

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LA Galaxy Soccer

LA Galaxy vs NY Redb...

xxLA Galaxy Soccer! LA Galaxy vs NY Redbulls at The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA 5/7/11 Photos and Captions by Rudy Read More...

LA Galaxy vs New Eng...

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LA History

Disney Animation Bui...

RoyDisney_memorialPicAn Evening with Disney The Walt Disney Company honors Roy E. Disney By Kristina N. Lotz May 7, 2010 Burbank, California I was lucky Read More...

Misc

Amazing indoor TV an...

My 44" TV. Can you spot the antenna.Get TV over the Air — for Free! For Real! Free HDTV over the Air — even in Los Angeles... by Deborah Shadovitz July Read More...

Movie rec no parent

Secretariat

SecretariatMoviePoster Not Just Another Film Review: Secretariat By Kristina N. Lotz Growing up, my friend and I knew the story of Secretariat almost better Read More...

Extraordinary Measur...

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Movie Recommendation...

Secretariat

SecretariatMoviePoster Not Just Another Film Review: Secretariat By Kristina N. Lotz Growing up, my friend and I knew the story of Secretariat almost better Read More...

Extraordinary Measur...

There I am!Not Just Another Film Review: Extraordinary Measures By Kristina N. Lotz People who live in Los Angeles frequently forget what it feels like Read More...

Restaurants

Best Burgers at LA's...

GoldenStateBurgerSPFriesFabulous Burgers and more great food On Fairfax, by Melrose in Los Angeles by Deborah Shadovitz If you love a great burger you'll love discovering The Read More...

Redondo Beach getawa...

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Restaurants posts

Best Burgers at LA's...

GoldenStateBurgerSPFriesFabulous Burgers and more great food On Fairfax, by Melrose in Los Angeles by Deborah Shadovitz If you love a great burger you'll love discovering The Read More...

Redondo Beach getawa...

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Tech Stuff

O’BON eco-friendly...

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Two Memorex iPod spe...

PartyCubeCDSoundSystemiPod & iPhone Speaker Recommendations Because the people of Los Angeles deserve good sound by Deborah Shadovitz with Mario Salinas (2010) Much like Read More...

Uncategorized

Entertainment posts

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Water

Water Sports in Mali...

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Big Bear in Summer

BigBear_DebBehindBoard14Big Bear Lake: A Perfect Summer Break Cooler air, wakeboarding or touring, and so much more About 2½ hours from Los Angeles... by Read More...

Wine Recommendations

Grgich Hills Fume Bl...

GHE_logoWine Focus — Grgich Hills Estate, Fume Blanc Consistently reliable, and organically, biodynamically grown by Debbie Chinn   The Grgich Hills Estate winery is Read More...

Lambert Bridge Winer...

DebbieChinn(ns)Wine Recommendation Lambert Bridge Winery Only fully mature, perfectly ripe, and hand-selected grapes become Lambert Bridge wines by Debbie Chinn Every now and then, I Read More...

Wine Recommendations...

Grgich Hills Fume Bl...

GHE_logoWine Focus — Grgich Hills Estate, Fume Blanc Consistently reliable, and organically, biodynamically grown by Debbie Chinn   The Grgich Hills Estate winery is Read More...

Lambert Bridge Winer...

DebbieChinn(ns)Wine Recommendation Lambert Bridge Winery Only fully mature, perfectly ripe, and hand-selected grapes become Lambert Bridge wines by Debbie Chinn Every now and then, I Read More...

Word Games

Bookworm

Bookworm for free Bookworm Bookworm has been a favorite word game of mine since I discovered it for the Palm in 2003. Thus, the ad Read More...

BANANAGRAMS

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