From Cryptocurrency Wallets on Robinhood to Disney Plus Day | Tech News

In this week’s tech news we’re covering a range of headlines. From cryptocurrency wallets on Robinhood to Disney Plus day and more. Stay connected with the latest in tech and read on for the top headlines of the week.

Microsoft Debuts New Mouse Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Delivering on their promise of sustainability, Microsoft has unveiled their new mouse made of 20% recycled ocean plastic. The announcement took place this week at the tech company’s Surface event. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reiterated the company’s 2030 pledge to become carbon negative, zero waste, and water positive. Likewise, the mouse will serve as one of a number of changes the company hopes to make with its devices and packaging. “If you’re serious about innovation, you must also be serious about accessibility for everyone, and the sustainability of our most finite resource — our planet,” Nadella said during the event. Most importantly, the company has been carbon neutral since 2012. 

Amazon Plans For High-Tech Department Store

According to a Wall Street Journal article this week, Amazon will reportedly be bringing high-tech to its department stores. The article reports that the tech giant has been looking for ways to combine the experience of online shopping with a physical store. Some of the rumored elements of the Amazon store would include customers being able to request clothing to try on via a QR code. Likewise, the report also notes that these concepts are not finalized yet but are part of the potential aspects being considered. California, along with Ohio are among the states that Amazon plans to open its 30,000 square-foot stores in.

Scientists Unveil ‘smallest-ever human-made flying structure’

In the latest new science tech, the world’s ‘smallest-ever human-made flying structures’ have been unveiled. The “microfliers” are minuscule winged microchips with designs inspired by nature. The chips are the size of a sand grain and able to travel by wind like that of a maple tree seed. John Rogers, the co-author of the paper published on the microfliers, stated their goal would be for the device to sense the environment for a number of things. This would include “contamination monitoring, population surveillance or disease tracking.”

Robinhood set to add Cryptocurrency Wallets to Platform

The popular stock trading app Robinhood will soon allow all users to access a cryptocurrency wallet for their digital investments. Users can sign up on the app for the waiting list for early access. Robinhood’s cryptocurrency wallet will allow users to spend and trade their Bitcoin and Ethereum. According to Robinhood’s crypto lead, Christine Brown, waitlist access will begin by the end of 2021. Likewise, the feature will go on to be available to all users in early 2022.

Disney Plus Sets Date for Dinsey Plus Free Streaming Day

For fans of the media giant and their popular app, Disney has announced November 12 as Disney Plus Day. The date celebrates the second anniversary of the launch of the app. Films like Shang-Chi will be available to stream for free for Disney Plus subscribers. Currently, users can watch in-theatre films with premier access for $19.99. Additional content on November 12 will also include new ‘Star Wars’ spin-offs and a new ‘Home Alone’ feature film. 

New Snap Lens Teaches Users How to Fingerspell in Sign Language

Snapchat has introduced new features this week as a way of marking International Week of the Deaf. The added changes include customer stickers and three AR lenses that encourage users to fingerspell. In addition, feedback and guidance from deaf and hard-of-hearing employees at the company helped to design the feature. Most importantly, Snap Lab software engineer Jennica Pounds, who is deaf, was one of the employees that helped drive the initiative.

Weekend Events: September 24-26, 2021

With Fall almost here, your weekend just got a lot more festive. Enjoy fun events from around town from the spooky to the creative. Whether heading out with friends or family, this weekend’s event round-up is sure to be one to remember.

LOS ANGELES

Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular!

When: Until October 31, 2021

Where: Highland Park | Los Angeles

What: Don’t miss the delightfully ghoulish return of “Bob Baker’s Halloween Spooktacular”. October is almost here and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the most haunting year of the month with this beloved “boo-sical revue”. The puppet theater’s Halloween performance will run all the way through the end of All Hallow’s Eve.

Lorna Simpson: Everrrything

When: Until January 9, 2022

Where: Downtown Arts District | DTLA

What: See Hauser & Wirth’s latest exhibit, Lorna Simpson’s ‘Everrrything’ now on display. Located in the courtyard and north gallery, the works are from all sides of the artist conception toolkit. The photographer-turned-painter has a range of mediums to view from new sculptures to paintings and collages.

Asphalt Comedy

When: until October 30, 2021

Where: 7763 Melrose Avenue | Los Angeles 

What: After a long week, you deserve a good laugh this weekend, and Asphalt Comedy agrees. Take a seat on Melrose for a mix of stand-ups at this outdoor stage. If you are hungry Mona Lisa Kitchen will be hand to provide nosh options for purchase. Just make sure to bring your vaccine card as proof of vaccination will be needed to be seated. Masks are mandatory when not eating or drinking.


WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES


Americana in the Park

When: until October 10, 2021

Where: Santa Monica

What: Bring the entire family to Santa Monica’s newest free concert! ‘American in the Park’ picks up where Twilight on the Pier’ left off in its own unique way. Enjoy this new concert series in partnership with McCabe’s Guitar Shop for fun Sunday afternoon musical acts outdoors. Running in both September and October, the concert explores the roots of Americana.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: Selena

When: Sept 6, 2021

Where: The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport

What: Head to Santa Monica for a screening of the cult classic biopic ‘Selena’ starring Jennifer Lopez. Rooftop Cinema offers the perfect alfresco rooftop movie viewing experience for some well-deserved weekend fun.

 

Noises Off

When: until October 9, 2021

Where: Long Beach Playhouse | Long Beach

What: See the mayhem and humor of what goes on behind the scenes of putting on a stage show with the hit Michael Frayn production ‘Noises Off’. Long Beach Playhouse and its troupe of actors invite you to enjoy the most horrendously funny performance ever presented.


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Electric Dusk Drive-In presents Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

When: September 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM 

Where: Sears Parking Lot | Glendale

What: “A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be at the Electric Dusk Drive-In this weekend for a night that’s perfect for the whole family.

 

Totally Valley Block Party

When:  Sep 25, 2021

Where: Westfield Fashion Square | Sherman Oaks

What: Presented by My Valley Pass and Westfield Fashion Square is the end-of-summer block party you and your family won’t want to miss. Totally Valley Block Party invites you to enjoy an evening filled with fun. The event will feature popular food vendors, tastings from five local brewers, music, and more. Stop by for outdoor games and surprise giveaways as the valley closes out summer in style. 

 

Habitat Restoration Day

When: Sep 25, 2021

Where: Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Van Nuys

What: Help keep your community clean this weekend for National Public Lands Day. Spend the morning at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve for a habitat restoration project. You’ll be joining the California Native Plant Society to help remove invasive plants and make native seed balls.


CONEJO VALLEY

Reign of Terror Haunted House

When: Until November 6, 2021

Where: Janss Marketplace | Thousand Oaks

What: Make your way to Janss Marketplace this weekend if you dare. The 17-night ‘Reign of Terror Haunted House’ returns for a truly frightful attraction. Entering its 22nd annual season, make your way through 130 rooms and 10 terrifying attractions for a sarcastic evening. 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Oxnard

When: Sep 25, 2021

Where: The Collection Riverpark | Oxnard

What: Walk for a cause this Saturday with friends or family. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at The Collection at RiverPark. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. 

Kathak Karnival at Oak Canyon Community Park

When: September 26, 2021

Where: 5700 Hollytree Dr | Oak Park

What: Bring the whole family for this weekend’s Kathak Karnival in Oak Park. Play carnival games, enjoy carnival food, watch Kathak performances at this fun and educational community event. 

 

LA EATS: The Best Restaurants for a Date Night Around Town

When it comes to dining out with your significant other, where you venture is what is most important. Rather than spend the time to find someplace new, we have you covered! In this week’s blog, we’re sharing the best restaurants for a date night around town.

LOS ANGELES
Olivetta

Date night
Location:
9010 Melrose Ave | West Hollywood

Since opening Olivetta has remained at the top of the list of best restaurants in WeHo. It should come as no surprise that it’s also perfect for a date night. Enjoy fine cooking like pasta, chops, and more from the acclaimed Michael Fiorelli.

Angelini Osteria

Location: 7313 Beverly Blvd | Los Angeles 

A true legend in LA that has given rise to numerous chefs, Angelini Osteria is magnifico. With an array of fine dining options to choose from, it’s the perfect place for a date night in LA. Indulge in dishes like the sea urchin linguine or lasagne verde as your top entree options.

Bavel


Location:
500 Mateo St | Los Angeles

While Bavel remains tough to get a reservation at, it’s certainly worth planning a date night ahead of time for. Located in the ultra-hip Arts District, the middle eastern-leaning eatery will invigorate your taste buds.


WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES

The Arthur J


Location:
903 Manhattan Ave | Manhattan Beach

Don’t judge a book by its cover or size. Arthur J, while on the smaller side of dining sports, serves up a vast menu of options. With a delicious array of high-quality food, this steakhouse makes for the perfect date night in Manhattan Beach. 

Pasjoli


Location:
2732 Main St | Santa Monica

One of the best restaurants in Santa Monica, Pasjoli offers delicious upscale French cooking. Enjoy culinary dishes from fine dining chef Dave Beran and truly amazing service. For a date night treat and quality french fare, look no further.  

 

Michael’s on Naples Ristorante


Location:
5620 2nd St | Long Beach

Offering award-winning Italian food and a vibrant rooftop is Lon Beach’s Michaels on Naples Restorante. The eatery not only serves as the perfect date night spot in LB but is one of the best places for great views. 


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Talesai


Location:
11744 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

Enjoy retro-cool in an upscale setting for a fresh take on your traditional date night. Talesai has been a favorite for the SFV for over two decades. With delicious Thai food from the Yenbamroong family, it can be easy to see why this is the case. 

 

Le Sanglier


Location:
5522 Crebs Ave. | Tarzana

A true hidden gem in Tarzana, Le Sanglier has been enchanting the community for over 4o years. The French restaurant offers a beautiful candle-laden dining room with a wonderful menu of cuisine options. 

Augustine Wine Bar


Location:
13456 Ventura Blvd | Sherman Oaks

If you are looking for a more casual date night then we highly recommend Augustine Wine bar. With countless options of wine to sip and taste, accompanied by exquisite charcuterie, need we say more? 


CONEJO VALLEY

Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant


Location:
1610 Thousand Oaks Blvd | Thousand Oaks

When it comes to Brazilian food, Moqueca has remained one of SoCal’s best. A romantic spit with traditional food from the Bahia region, Moqueca makes for a great date night. Enjoy their namesake seafood stew with a round of caipirinhas for a delicious meal option. 

 

Nonna


Location:
951 S Westlake Blvd #102 | Westlake Village

Conejo Valley has no shortage of Italian restaurants but no date list would be complete without Nonna. From handmade pasta like the strozzapreti to the pacheri with roasted eggplants, you’ll love it all. The owners hail from Tuscany, so you can expect amazing classic dishes from the region that will not disappoint.

 

Moody Rooster


Location:
2891 Agoura Rd | Westlake Village

Don’t let location deter you from Chef Collin Crannell’s farm-to-table restaurant. Moody Rooster may be in the middle of a shopping center but it’s at the top of our list for great date night spots. Enjoy a small and truly delicious seasonal menu made with sustainable ingredients. Our personal favorite is the crispy gnocchi with harissa carrots, and also just everything on the menu. 

Staycation in Ojai | Out and About

Surrounded by picturesque mountains and hills, Ojai offers you an ideal place to unwind and relax. No matter the season, Ojai maintains its own brand of beauty. In fall, the golden grasses on the slopes have a perfect glow as they sit in the waning sun, while in spring, orange blossoms fill the air with a beautiful fragrance. You can enjoy various activities from golfing, horseback riding, and hiking in the scenic trails. There are also several luxurious places to stay and dine.

Stay Awhile

There is no shortage of luxurious hotels and resorts in Ojai. You can choose one of these options:

Ojai Valley Inn

The Ojai Valley Inn is famous for its Spanish-style buildings and stunning grounds. You’ll feel at home due to the several luxurious amenities from the pool, spa, golf, gym, and the camp Oak, where children enjoy outdoor activities. The rooms are fully equipped with amenities from tv streaming service, luxurious Frette beddings, ultra-premium label terry, and more.

Su Nido Inn

Su Nido Inn is a collection of luxurious cottages with each named after specific birds. Every suite has its own specialized luxury décor, and every area is fully equipped with everything that gives Su Nido Inn its outstanding reputation. In each suite, you’ll get a private kitchen and fireplace. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like golfing or bike-guided tours.

Dine & Sip

If you want to taste some sumptuous meals in Ojai, there are several luxurious dining and bar options to choose from, such as:

Azu

Azu is ideal for an upscale meal in Ojai from Spanish bacon, mussels, honey-baked brie, tapas, and garlic sauteed prawns. The wine list is extensive, with lots of several local offerings, wines, and beer. You’ll love the friendly service coupled with a warm atmosphere.

The Ranch House

 

If you want to have a taste of the best California cuisines and award-winning wines, head over to The Ranch House. You’ll enjoy fine dining with your loved ones on a lovely patio that overlooks the herb garden as you try out tasty fillet steaks, wedge salads, and more. The Ranch House is famous for friendly staff who are always ready to serve.

Shop and Play

There is a range of activities to enjoy during your staycation in Ojai, including:

Hope in the Saddle

Enjoy exploring Ojai’s countryside on a horseback ride through the rocky canyons, golden grassland, Enchanted Forest, and the Ventura River Valley. The Ojai Valley Trail riding Company has guided tours that suit everyone from beginners to experienced riders. These scenic tours are a perfect opportunity to enjoy gorgeous views of the Topa Topa Mountains.

Browse the Books

Bart’s Books is the largest outdoor bookstore on the globe. The store has about 130,000 books covering a range of genres from health, travel, and more. Pop in at Bart’s Books and pick your next page-turner or mouth-watering recipes. For book lovers looking for a rare specimen, you might find it here.

Just in case you were unsure of the perfect place to go for a staycation, Ojai offers all the luxurious activities, dining, and hotels. Even better, the weather is pleasant all year round, so you’ll enjoy every activity that you ever desired during your staycation in Ojai.

The 7 Best Outdoor Fire Pits for Your Yard | Home Tips

Fire pits bring a unique glow to your outdoor space in vibrant, blending colors that move with each beat. They’re perfect for social gatherings and the fall nights ahead. Here are the Top 7 outdoor fire pits that will make a stunning addition to your yard.

Riverside Concrete Propane Fire Pit by Real Flame – $1,059.99

This long-lasting, fiber-cast concrete fire pit by Real Flame takes little space. It also provides an attractive addition to yards, decks, and porches of all kinds.

Belle Concrete Propane Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table by Orren Ellis – $819.99

Orren Ellis’ sleek and elegant design includes crisp lines and precise angles. It’s perfect for easy placement on any patio. This fire pit also provides ample seating room for everyone to enjoy cozy warmth.

Merser Outdoor Concrete Propane Gas Fire Pit by Sand & Stable – $739.99

Seeking a sleek and polished piece to add to the entertainment space of your yard? Sand & Stable’s outdoor fire pit might be the one for you. Made of fiberglass-reinforced concrete, this long-lasting pit is durable and stylish.

Lisdale Concrete Propane Fire Pit Table by 17 Stories – $719.99

This fire pit from 17 Stories is sure to start a conversation. With its sturdy, faux stone and fire-retardant fire pit table, it’s a great option for your yard.

Simple to use with an ignition button and temperature-adjustment knob, the fire lights up within a stainless-steel bowl filled with natural red lava rocks.

This outdoor fire pit produces no soot or ash and keeps the air clean with zero smoke.

Concrete Propane Fire Pit by Ebern Designs – $669.99

Ebern Designs’ outdoor fire pit brings style and comfort with its classic, circular design.

Made with durable lightweight concrete, this fire pit is easy to place and rearrange in your outdoor space, all while providing ample warmth within its built-in tank holder.

This outdoor fire pit comes with a cover and has a simple operation of an ignition button and temperature adjustment knob.

Horwich Stone Propane Fire Pit by Loon Peak – $399.99

This sophisticated gas-powered fire pit by Loon Peak would look great in your backyard entertainment area with its timeless design and easy operation over a bed of lava rocks.

This propane-powered pit is made with concrete to prevent cracks or tipping no matter the weather. It is a sturdy construction made with a ceramic polish finish in a classic wood style.

Outdoor Propane Fire Pit Table by Endless Summer – $247.99

For those with a desire for a stylish fire pit that keeps the camp essence, Endless Summer’s propane-powered pit is perfect.

It’s a handcrafted piece made with a tile and steel mantel while concealing the propane tank behind its elegant metal walls.

Enjoy the minimalistic but decorative addition to your yard with a warm fire over lava rocks that produce no ash, and utilize the provided cover to protect your fire pit whenever it’s not in use.

California home prices continue to surge while the number of sales dropped in August 

California home prices continue to surge while the number of sales dropped in August 

The California Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales totaled 414,860 on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate in August. That marks a 3.3% decline from the number of sales in July, and a drop of 10.9% from the number of sales in August 2020. August existing home sales were the lowest number of sales in 14 months, but are similar to number of sales that California saw in 2018 and 2019, which was a very healthy real estate market. Year-to-date sales are up 21.3% from the same period last year.

The median price paid for an existing home in August was $827,940, up 2.1% from July’s median price of  $811,170, and up 17.1% from last August when the median price was $706,900

The California Association of Realtors tracks inventory levels based on how many months it would take to sell the active listings in all MLS systems at the current sales level. There was a 1.9 month supply of homes for sale in August, down from a 2.1 month supply of homes for sale last August.

The graph below shows activity by County for Southern California.

From LG’s $1.7M TV to Space X’s Civilian Space Launch and More! | Tech News

Stay current on the latest tech news from LG’s $1.7M TV to Space X’s Civilian Space Launch and More! Read on for this week’s leading tech stories from around the globe.

LG Unveils 2,000 Pound TV for $1.7 Million


If you have the space and the cash, LG has the perfect 325-inch TV for you. This week the tech company announced their new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays. The TV’s range in size from a 108-inch HD screen to a massive 325-inch 8K panel that rings in at $1.7 million. Likewise, the devices have usually been reserved for commercial buyers, but will now be available for purchase “general” consumers. The devices can be considered a suitable replacement for a high-end projector for those who wish to splurge.

The Top Highlights from Apple’s California Streaming Event

This week Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the latest lineup of devices at the tech giants ‘California Streaming’ event. Within the slew of new products includes the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. Likewise, the phones will be similar to the iPhone 12 but with a smaller notch and diagonal camera array. The new devices will also have the A15 Bionic chip with an improved dual-camera system and longer battery life. Of course, also underway later this fall will be the Apple Watch Series 7 which includes an oximeter and varying sizes. In addition, Apple Fitness will also be adding  group fitness classes and pilates as new features.

CRISPR Startup Seeks to have Woolly Mammoths Walk the Earth Again

In what sounds like the plotline of Jurassic Park, a start-up company has high hopes of bringing back Wooly Mammoths. Using revolutionary gene-editing technology, startup company Colossal is seeking to bring back the Ice Age giants. The company’s goal would be to use the technology to bring the species back from extinction by 2027 using CRISPR. Likewise, the company would not necessarily be re-creating true woolly mammoths. Instead, they’ll use cold-adapted genetic traits, to create a hybrid that can wander the tundra. This would be the first of its kind to do so in over 10,000 years if successful. “Our true North Star is a successful restoration of the woolly mammoth, but also it’s successful rewilding into interbreeding herds in the Arctic,” said Colossal co-founder Chief Executive Ben Lamm. “We’re now focusing on having our first calves in the next four to six years.”

Zoom to Add Live Translation Services and Facebook VR Integration

This week Zoom announced plans to expand its support for automatic live transcriptions. The change will include the addition of live translation, and turn its whiteboard feature into more of a fully-featured app. Next year, Zoom will launch on Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms app. Users will be able to connect to Zoom Whiteboard, according to Zoom. Likewise, the tool will let users pin a Zoom Whiteboard to a virtual desk or to the wall for everyone to utilize. Most importantly, meeting participants will have the ability to attend and interact in the meeting through a traditional computer.

Space X Makes History with Inspiraiton4 All-Civilian Launch

On Wednesday of this week, history was made with the first civilian launch to orbit. Space X’s Inspiration4 took flight on Wednesday evening in Florida. The flight includes commander Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski. Billionaire Jared Isaacman bought the entire commercial launch in February of this year after the flight was announced by Space X CEO Elon Musk. The three other civilian participants won their ticket to space after Isaacman donated two seats to St. Judes Hospital and one in a separate raffle. Most importantly, Isaacman and the rest of the crew are aiming to raise $200 million from the mission to go towards St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Few have come before, and many are about to follow,” Isaacman said in his first communication with Space X mission control after launch. “The door’s open now and it’s pretty incredible,” he said.

Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

We’re almost midway through September and right on time for some weekend fun! Enjoy events throughout town from the tasty to the spooky. Read on for our pick of the best weekend events from around town.

 

LOS ANGELES 

Bite-Sized Fair

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: until Sep 26, 2021

Where: Pomona

What: It may not be the full shindig, but you’ll still love the bite-sized version of the LA County Fair. The ‘Bite-Sized fair’ will be a bites-only event at the Fairplex. Enjoy this food-only edition with more than 30 food stands throughout September.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: Until March 20, 2022 

Where: USC/Exposition Park | DTLA

What: In this insightful exhibit artist LaToya Ruby Frazier chronicles the lives of shutdown GM plants workers. Spanning a half-century through 67 documentary-style photos and videos, view this remarkable architecture-like installation.

Cinespia Presents: School of Rock

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: September 17, 2021 | 8:00PM

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetary | Hollywood

What: Are you ready to rock with Jack Black? Then don’t miss this weekend’s Cinespia showing of the ‘School of Rock’. Enjoy movies under the stars with DJs, a photo booth, bar, and snacks.

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES

Oogie Boogie Bash

When: until October 31, 2021

Where: Disney’s California Adventure, Anaheim

What: Mr. Oogie Boogie returns for a haunting bash at Disney’s California Adventure. Have a ghoulish time after-hours at the happiest place on earth for the Oogie Boogie Bash.

Critter Carnival

When: September 18, 2021 | 11:00AM

Where: 12005 Bluff Creek Dr. | Los Angeles 

What: Having fun and adopting pets? You heard that right. The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace invites you to explore all things critters this weekend. Local animal shelter reps will have a variety of small animals to see and adopt. Spend time exploring the center and possibly bring home a new companion of your own!

Redondo Beach Pier 47th Annual Festival of the Kite

When: September 19, 2021 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Where: 100 Fisherman Wharf | Redondo Beach

What: The 47th Annual Festival of Kite returns to Redondo Beach for a weekend of fun. This year’s event is presented by Redondo Pier Association and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Participants will have a chance at prizes like Best Handmade Kite, Highest Flying Kite, Youngest at Heart Kite Flyer, and more.

 

CONEJO VALLEY

Simi Valley Concert Series Presents: Natalie Wattre

When: September 18, 2021

Where: 1555 Simi Town Center Way – East Court | Simi Valley

What: Add some tunes to your weekend festivities with the Simi Valley Concert Series. This free summer concert event will bow out for the year on September 25, so don’t miss out!

37th Annual Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day

 Weekend Events: September 17-19, 2021

When: September 18, 2021

Where: various locations Ventura County

What: Spend the weekend helping your community. Join the 37th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. The community clean-up day will be at beaches and waterways throughout California. Let’s help keep California clean together!

She.Is.Beautiful 5K and 10K in Santa Barbara

When: Sep 18, 2021

Where: Santa Barbara, CA

What: Make your way to Santa Barbara for this weekend’s She.Is.Beautiful 5K and 10K race. The women’s only race will be a fun and inspirational event for all ages. Proceeds benefit Girls Incorporated in Santa Barbara.


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Electric Dusk Drive-In presents The Lion King (2019)

When: September 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM 

Where: Sears Parking Lot | Glendale

What: Enjoy this revamped Disney Classic at LA’s Longest Pop-up Drive and Outdoor Move! The Link King (2019) will be at the Electric Dusk Drive-In this weekend for a night that’s perfect for the whole family.

Sundays at The Gentle Barn – California

 

When: September 19, 2021

Where: 15825 Sierra Highway | Santa Clarita

What: Connect with nature this weekend at The Gentle Barn. Stop by on Sunday from 10 am-2 pm to hug the cows, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the barn!

Halloween Radio Spooktacular

When: September 18, 2021

Where: The Actors Group | Burbank

What: It may not be October but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate spooky season early. Break out your costumes and head to the ’30s and ’40s with  Worst Ever Productions “Halloween Radio Spooktacular!” This special one weekend only invites the audience to partake in a haunting show. 

Rodeo Realty Welcomes 131 Agents Year To Date

We support our teammates at every step of the journey. Our commitment to supporting our agents include a 7,000 square foot service center, which houses a graphic arts division, digital marketing division, and print advertising division. The company also has a full-time publicist and PR center, in-house print shop, and a post-office/mail room. Interested in becoming a real estate agent at the largest independent real estate company in the nation?

Contact your local office for more information! 

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LA Eats of the Week: Trendy Places to Dine

Switch up your dining routine this week with our LA Eats selection of trendy places to dine. With so many options around town, your eatery list deserves an upgrade. Read on for our favorite places to dine from LA to the Westside and SFV to Conejo Valley. 

Trendy Places to Dine for LOS ANGELES

Ardor

Location: 9040 Sunset Blvd | West Hollywood

After reopening in June, Ardor has quickly reclaimed its spot as one of the most trendy places to dine. The WeHo establishment from John Fraser offers an elegant ambiance and delicious fare. Enjoy solo or for an evening out for a truly memorable experience.

Melanie Wine Bar

Location: 8310 W 3rd St | Los Angeles

If you’re a fan of Augustine or Sushi Note, then add Melanie Wine Bar to your list. One of LA’s new trendy places to dine, the eatery serves as the perfect neighborhood spot. Enjoy a wine-friendly menu and an extensive set of vintage picks by the glass.

Daedo Sikdang

Location: 4001 W 6th St | Los Angeles

The South Korean barbecue chain Daedo has expanded its popular to restaurant chain to Koreatown. For beef lovers far and wide, the eatery offers upscale vibes and high-quality prime-grade ribeye. As one of the best new and trendy places to dine, we absolutely recommend an evening at Daedo Sikdang.

Trendy Places to Dine for the Westside and Beach Communities

Winstons Place

Location: 23 Windward Ave | Venice

One of Venice’s newest eateries has quickly become a trendy place to dine. Winston House in Venice Beach offers great food and music in a relaxed setting. The ambiance is reminiscent of Delilah, with the patrons nearly the same. Just don’t forget your vaccine card if heading over to dine, as the restaurant requires proof of vaccination for entry.

Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Location: 9552 Washington Blvd | Culver City

After immense success in San Fran, the deli chain Wise Sons has landed in Los Angeles. The Culver City deli serves up sandwiches, bagels, and other deli favorites. For LA deli’s with delicious bites, you’d be wise to make your way over Wise Sons.

Mom’s Touch

Location: 1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Unit 120 | Gardena

Fans of fried chicken will rave after a serving of Mom’s Touch South Korean fried chicken. The Gardena eatery has become a trendy place to dine for a number of reasons. From the out-of-this-world sauces like apple sing to its ultra crispy wings, you’ll enjoy every bite. 

Trendy Places to Dine for San Fernando Valley

Sushi Katsu-ya

Location: 11680 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

Locals from the valley to LA, are familiar with Katsuya but the original still reigns supreme. Sushi Katsuya in Studio City may not be as “zhuzhed up” at its Hollywood locations but it’s just as delicious. Enjoy an array of fresh seafood options at the valley’s favorite sushi spot. 

Davenport’s Restaurant

Location: 16120 Ventura Blvd | Encino

A sleek modern eatery in Encino, Davenport’s Restaurant offers cuisine prepared with care from quality ingredients. Enjoy starters like the Smoked Trout Spread or mains like the Parmesan Crusted Jidori Chicken Breast. 

The Six Chow House 

Location: 12650 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

This New American GastroBistro has so much to offer for Studio City locals. The Six Chow House has a range of seasonal menu items to delight every type of tastebud. Dig into the Six Mac n’ Cheese with six artisan kinds of cheeses. Or go for the Turkey Sloppy Joes with portobello. 

Trendy Places to Dine for Conejo Valley

Social Monk Asian Kitchen

Location: 4000 Thousand Oaks Blvd Spc C1 |  Westlake Village

For an elevated dining experience in an upscale casual setting, you’ll love Social Monk Asian Kitchen. The award-winning Chef Mohan Ismail serves up dishes with exotic spaces and bold flavors to enhance every dish. Dine for lunch or dinner with friends or family for a truly trendy place to dine.

Spumoni Italian Restaurant

Location: 1714 Newbury Park Rd. #E | Newbury Park

For a delicious Italian feast, we highly recommend Spumoni in Newbury Park. The restaurant offers high-quality Italian cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a range of options from traditional pasta and pizza to Spumoni’s signature Gnocchi Bar”.

Bui Sushi

Location: 23733 Malibu Rd | Malibu

If you’re looking for amazing sushi in Malibu, you will find plenty, especially at Bui Sushi. With fresh fish and an eclectic menu and reasonable prices, it’s easy to see why Bui Sushi is a favorite. Treat yourself to options like the hamachi carpaccio or a specialty roll like the Malibu Sunset.