January 11, 2018


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A few years agoI signed up with my neighborhoods Nextdoor. Many of you might have done so too. I have found this site to be incredibly useful.

Nextdoor is a private social network for you, your neighbors and your local community.

November 2, 2017

Score Big

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Save on Sporting, Theater, Music & Concert events in Los Angeles, New York and other major cities nationwide.

October 4, 2017

Superior Nut Company

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The Fall is the season for entertaining, baking and gift giving. If like me, you like to entertain, bake and give gift baskets, you need to know about Superior Nut Company.

This wholesaler of nuts, dried fruit and candy, operates a retail store out of their wholesale offices selling at 35%-65% below average retail.

September 8, 2017

Centanni Trattoria

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I don’t normally cover restaurants. I’m not a “foodie” or an expert on dining. But, I do know when I like a meal someplace and the pricing is reasonable. So I just HAD to share our new Italian discovery…. Centanni Trattoria.

In a word ....YUM!

August 20, 2017

Hidden Los Angeles

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One of my little hobbies is to discover the unusual and unknown treasures of Los Angeles. Apparently I am not alone in this endeavor.

Cool website, lists local interests, off beat locations, calendared events and other treasures about Los Angeles that are just out of the main stream.

June 21, 2017

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

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New on the local grocery scene is the Grocery Outlet. Unlike other, so called “ Grocery Outlets”, this chain is one to take notice of. You will save up to 50% on everything.

These well-organized, clean stores have a selection that can compete with regular markets. You’ll find almost everything on your Grocery list. Well, maybe not every single brand name, but enough to make shopping here worthwhile. Which is something few grocery outlets can claim.

May 4, 2017

Brown Paper Tickets

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If you’re interested in attending local “indie” theater, art, lectures and tours, a good place to look is Brown Paper

Calling themselves a Fair Trading Ticketing Company, you find cool, off the beaten track events and entertainment in dozens of cities nationwide.

April 28, 2017

Affordable Summer Camps

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If you’re like me, come April/ May I used to freak out about what my kid was gonna do over the Summer.

Summer camps tend to be expensive. There is always the local YMCA, which was a good fall back. But here are some other good affordable camps that have come across my radar with interesting adventures, sports, classes, science and art.

September 13, 2016

Handy Market

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So I’m having dinner at a friend’s house in the heart of Hollywood and he drops some steaks on the grill. Not just any steak but two inch beauties that must weigh over a pound each. I bite into it and frankly it is one of the best steaks I have ever had. “Where did you get this meat?” I ask. “Handy Market in Burbank” is the reply. When I ask about the seasoning he says “just ask the butchers to season it for you… house specialty”.


September 9, 2016

Sunland Produce

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I am a big fresh fruits and vegetables eater and have always wanted to stop into the Sunland Produce Company in Sun Valley. So taking hubby along we went out to Sun Valley to shop this independent market.

We were not disappointed. In fact, it was a delightful surprise!

May 18, 2016

Left Lane Sports

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If you’re into sports or real sporting goods, most online sample sales probably don’t interest you much … unless of course it handles upscale sporting goods and apparel at serious discounts. The first “Private Sale” sporting goods website, is an exclusive members-only site offering premium sports brands and products in footwear, apparel, and gear for exercise, adventure, and play at discounts of 50- 70% off retail.

February 10, 2016

Real Cheap Sports

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The outlet for Patagonia, you’ll find high quality sports apparel, hiking, climbing, and other sporting goods all at 10%-60% off everyday. Discontinued, overruns etc. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

November 25, 2015

Mattel’s Toy Outlet

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Don’t know where to buy safe, good toys for the kids? Hold on to your seats cause getting kids toys and gifts just got a whole lot cheaper. The Mattel Toy Store, the official outlet for Mattel and Fisher-Price has direct to the public outlets with savings of 35%-80%!

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