Cincinnati Lands On Lonely Planet’s “Best In The U.S.” Feature

I’ve had Ohio on my mind thanks to watching last years seminal walk and talk film Columbus. The drive for Ohio has increased with Lonely Planet’s Best in The U.S. feature which has Cincinnati listed as one of the top 10 destinations to visit. The full list is below.
 

 

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Finding Sanctuary In The Nature And Wildlife Of Florida

Richard M.Grissom Memorial Wetlands
In the winter of 1989, I relocated from the LA Basin to the Space Coast of East Central Florida. I had only known California up until that point and was a bit overwhelmed by the thought of relocation. Trepidation set in as I engaged in that transition and I sought to find the positive in the myriad of challenges that the change brought. My path to calmness set in during a temporary residence at the Cocoa Beach Hilton, part of the transition.

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‘X Japan’ Returns To The U.S. With Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Debut

X Japan
Iconic rock band X Japan are coming back to the U.S. for their debut performances at Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The outfit will play the Saturday dates (April 14 & 21) of the fest. Further details below!

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Speros’ Heroes Comic Book Store Is My Canoga Park Haven

Speros' Heroes Comic Book Store
Billie Holiday’s “There Is No Greater Love” is playing as I write this quick recommendation, as 2017 closes with the discovery of my personal Field of Dreams – Speros Heroes’ Comic Book Store. If you’re looking for a slice of heaven (or haven), please spare a few minutes . . . 

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Sari Sari Store Delivers Inspired Filipino Cuisine At DTLA’s Grand Central Market

Sari Sari Store
I’m a nostalgic guy, and my years living in John Fante’s Bunker Hill (2003-12) continue to fill my days (with what, I do not know!). But memories are best served by creating new ones, and thanks to Grand Central Market’s Sari Sari Store, my holidays are just a little brighter. Details on the “Filipino concept” haven is below!!

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Show Creator Derrick Redford Spotlights “Deep South” With ‘Memphis Fire’

Memphis Fire
It may be shooting in the lot driven confines Burbank, Ca., but the independently produced Memphis Fire’s narrative focus is lights away from La-La Land. Show creator Derrick Redford, who also stars in the project, had the single camera comedy pilot shot in Digital 4K. Details on the show, which co-stars David Arquette, is found after the jump!

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Rams Left Tackle Andrew Whitworth Spends Birthday Buying Bikes For Elementary Students

Andrew Whitworth
My initial L.A. Rams concern this week was the assurance that Robert Woods would be healthy enough to start on my fantasy playoffs team. Thankfully there are less self-centered and more generous actions going on in the football universe thanks to Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth. Details on his magnanimous gesture is below!

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Olivia Munn Teams With Wag! And GreaterGood.Org For Shelter Dog Toy Drive

Olivia Munn - GreaterGood.org
Actress Olivia Munn, Wag! And GreaterGood.org have partnered up to bring toys to shelter dogs to SPCA LA. The goal is to raise over $25,000 during the sweepstakes, with the winner joining Munn to bring the toys to the animal shelter on December 20. Details available after the jump.

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Operation Gratitude Honors Troops And First Reponders With Two Millionth Care Package

On Tuesday in Chatsworth, California, an estimated 2,100 Operation Gratitude volunteers cheered on as the organization’s Two millionth care package was created. The event honored the thousands of first responders who are battling the fires throughout Southern California and deployed troops who continue to serve our country.

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