The JNF annual golf tournament , held annually, raised funds for a variety of projects donated to by the non-profit.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (August 9, 2019)– For the third year in a row, Rodeo Realty’s Jen Meyers gave back to the JNF. Sponsoring the 4th hole of the Riviera Country Club, Jen spent the day out on the course for a good cause. The iconic Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades has hosted one U.S. Open, two PGA Championships, and a U.S. Senior Open, in addition to serving as the perennial site of the PGA Genesis Open.
This is the 29th Annual Golf Classic held by JNF (Jewish National Fund) with this years event featuring famed comedian Larry Miller as entertainment. Larry Miller has appeared in over 100 film and television shows like Pretty Woman, Princess Diaries, and 10 Things I Hate About You to name a few. He currently hosts the weekly podcast The Larry Miller Show, where he unleashes a barrage of humor about the absurdities of everyday life.
When asked about sponsoring the event Jen had this to say about giving back, “I am proud to sponsor the 4th hole for The Jewish National Fund Golf Tournament at The Riviera Country Club for the 3rd year in a row. Such a fabulous day at one of the best golf courses in our country for such an amazing cause! Love my office today! Perfect day on the golf course!”
About Rodeo Realty
Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news through several television networks, online sites and publications.
Operated under the direction and vision of a single owner, Rodeo Realty stands today as one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation, while still maintaining the friendly approach of the neighborhood REALTOR®. As the largest independent real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills and operating throughout the Los Angeles area, with the highest sales volume, Rodeo Realty has the resources to provide the best tools in the industry to deliver the very best results.
With films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood making a splash this summer. Let’s take a tour around Los Angeles to other famous eateries that have been immortalized on the big screen. Here are 10 restaurants where famous tales have unfolded in film and television!
Location: 6099 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Located on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax is the former coffee shop, Johnie’s Coffee Shop. Established in 1956, Johnie’s is most known for its “Googie” architecture, a space age look. After officially closing in 2000, it was taken over by Bernie Sanders’ political activists who named it, Bernie’s Coffee Shop. The days when this coffee shop was a functioning business, the plethora of movies filmed here include the Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Miracle Mile, and American History X. The diner can still be reserved for filming or private events.
Pat & Lorraine’s
Location: 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles
Another Quentin Tarantino set, is located in Eagle Rock. The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Brown gives his own interpretation of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” is Tarantino’s first film location. According to L.A. Weekly, Tarantino chose Pat & Lorraine’s because it was so cheap and close to the warehouse location in Reservoir Dogs.
Location: 2901 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
Rae’s is a diner in Santa Monica with its turquoise walls and petite red booths, it’s hard to miss the diner in True Romance, Bowfinger and Lords of Dogtown. It’s also known for its reasonable breakfast prices. Open since 1958, you can still stop by and order yourself a cheeseburger for $3.25.
Rex iI Ristorante – Cicada
Location: 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles 90014
Located in the Art-Deco style James Oviatt building is Cicada but in 1990, it is where Julia Roberts accidentally tossed an escargot shell across the restaurant in “Pretty Woman”. The landmark building is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a favorite of movie and TV producers. The palatial interior, which is modeled after an Italian cruise liner, is where Brad and Angelina tangoed in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Queen Latifah and Steve Martin danced at the restaurant in “Bringing Down the House.”
Location: 4141 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles 90066
In Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger go on their first date at Paco’s Tacos, a brightly-decorated, always-bustling Mexican restaurant located about five miles north of LAX. Nearly everything Paco’s serves is handmade in-house, from the salsa to the chips and tortillas, which you can watch being crafted in the main dining room. A Westside staple for decades, Paco’s was also featured several times in the 1970s television series “CHiPs.”
Pacific Dining Car
One of L.A.’s oldest operating eateries, the Pacific Dining Car was founded in 1921. Inspired by a restaurant in New York, the founders replicated a train dining car to house their small steakhouse. Open 24 hours, the Pacific Dining Car was an early favorite of the Hollywood set, with Mae West, Louella Parsons and Mickey Cohen. Of more recent times, the restaurant is famously in the 2001 crime drama, “Training Day”, where Denzel Washington meets with the Three Wise Men and recommends the Baseball Steak.
Location: 2520 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Boogie Nights (1997) stars Mark Wahlberg as “Dirk Diggler” in 1977 Hollywood. A particular scene occurs when Don Cheadle stops at a Miss Donuts to buy a dozen pastries. As he prepares to pay, a robber storms in, and chaos follows. Check out the shop today – it still has the bright yellow booths and serves a variety of doughnuts, pastries, cupcakes, brownies, and cakes.
Foo-Chow in Chinatown is very proud of being featured in action-comedy Rush Hour (1998), starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The scene features the pair eating Chinese food out of takeout boxes as they banter about whose father was the bigger hero.
Location: 9340 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Stick around after the credits of The Avengers (2012) and see the gang goes out for shawarma – some of them still in their suits – and eats in silence as the staff cleans up the joint. The restaurant is played by Elat Burger, which, in fact, serves shawarma.
The Prince Restaurant & Bar
Location: 3198 W 7th St. Los Angeles, CA
The Prince Restaurant doubled as the ‘Brown Derby’ when Jack Nicholson met with Faye Dunaway in Chinatown. The famous red vinyl booths were also frequented by Jon Hamm and friends throughout Mad Men. Several other films and television shows have shot there as well.
Dinah’s Family Restaurant
Location: 6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
The late night diner where a group of nihilists and their female companion with a missing toe ordered lingonberry pancakes and pigs in a blanket from The Big Lebowski. More recently, it’s been used as the diner in Nightcrawler, when Jake Gyllenhaal briskly interviews Rick Garcia and offers him an unpaid internship.
Alas the weekend is here and aside from our casual Shakespearean prose is our excitement for all of LA’s fun. Rather than opt for the usual brunching or beach time, why not take part in something new? There’s plenty of things to do in and around Los Angeles this Friday through Saturday. Read our list of the best activities happening throughout the city of stars this weekend.
Discover your inner Angeleno!
Friday, August 9
The Hollywood Bowl Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Location: The Hollywood Bowl
The Tchaikovsky Spectacular returns for the 50th year of stunning music. Paired with a barrage of fantastic fireworks is a music fete at the iconic outdoor amphitheater. The show takes place this Friday and Saturday so don’t miss out!!
San Fernando Valley Summer Drive-In Movie Nights
Location: Lake Balboa Complex
Enjoy a vintage-style summer evening at the drive-in during the SFV’s Summer Drive-In Movie Nights! Each evening will offer food trucks, an arcade, live music and more. The series continues with a screening of Born in East L.A. on Thursday, The Goonies on Friday and Grease on Saturday.
626 Night Market
Location: Santa Anita Park
Don’t miss the fun-filled return of 626 Night Market! Kicking off August 9-11 featuring endless vendors selling crafts, merchandise and art. Not to mention a massive selection of food from local restaurants, food trucks and more.
Saturday, August 10
Los Angeles Tea Festival
Location: Magic Box, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Tea Festival brings together 45+ exhibitors, 20+ classes, and over 4,000 attendees for tea filled fun (and we don’t mean the gossip type)! Sip on quality tea and engage in discussions and presentations on teas from every region. Attendees will be able to try unique tea pairings and craft tea-infused cocktails and even boba.
Remix: The Art of Music Exhibit
Location: Gabba Gallery
An exhibition for both art and music lovers alike. Over 60 local and international artists and musicians have created visual works using music as inspiration. Their creations are in the forms of imagined album covers, portraits of rock idols, paintings inspired by songs, and much more. Opening night is this Saturday from 7-11 p.m.
Remember The Titans Anniversary Screening
Location: The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl Stadium will host a movie night on the field for the film Remember the Titans. The screening comes 19 years after the original premiered at the famed stadium. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the movie on the jumbotron. Food and drinks are available for purchase before the movie starts. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase.
Sunday, August 11
Location: California African American Museum
There’s a family-friendly Makers Fest happening at the California African American Museum this Sunday. Learn from community pros the art of paper-folding; join a doll-making workshop; and create small relief prints. No prior art experience necessary and all art materials will be provided.
Burbank Comedy Festival
Location: Multiple Venues
The Burbank Comedy Festival taking place across five different venues will host 200 performers. Don’t miss comedians from around the globe for seven days (August 11-17) of nonstop funny business.
Offal Exhibit Opening Reception
Location: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery will host an opening night reception for their latest exhibit Offal. The group show of 45 Los Angeles artists is inspired by offal or the culture of consuming innards. The exhibition seeks to celebrate Los Angeles’ relationship to diversity and food in all of its forms.
You’re likely to never run out of places to explore and things to do in Los Angeles. Thankfully, there is no shortage of theme parks and amusement parks. From 4D experiences and exhilarating water rides to record-breaking rollercoasters, there’s hardly a dull moment at one of California’s many amusement parks.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
Sitting on what was once a berry farm and fruit stand, this 160-acre park opened its doors in the 1920s and is now one of the most visited amusement parks in North America. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is not too far away from Disneyland and boasts ten roller coasters in addition to western themed attractions and shows.
Location: 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
Just an hour away from Los Angeles, Six Flags Magic Mountain sits on 262 acres of pure adrenaline. Riders push their limits on 19 thrilling rollercoasters, including the fastest stand-up coaster in the world, Riddler’s Revenge, and the world’s longest hybrid rollercoaster, Twisted Colossus.
Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Children and adults alike are drawn to the Disney magic found at the original Disneyland Park in Anaheim. With world-class dining, year-round special events like Pixar Fest, and spectacular shows, there’s something the entire family will enjoy.
Disneyland California Adventure Park
Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Steps away from the entrance of Disneyland is its younger sister park, California Adventure. While Disneyland has the fireworks show, each night at California Adventure the lake comes to life for The World of Color, a spectacle of water and light.
Santa Monica Pier
Location: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Open since 1996, it includes a dozen rides and 15 midway games as well as a climbing wall, one of those bungee bounce jumping things and a food court. With rides and games galore and the beach by your side, it’s easy to understand why this Santa Monica amusement park is tops with visitors.
Location: 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92804
Enjoy fun, interactive children’s shows and so much more at Adventure City! Admission for a family of four is less than a ticket to a big park so you can enjoy all of our 17 rides, shows and attractions for one affordable price!
Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Universal Studios has an impressive mix attractions highlighting the production company’s most famous films. Visitors board a tram and view the actual sets and props from movies like Jaws, Psycho, and the hit TV series Desperate Housewives.
California’s Great America
Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
At California’s Great America, there are over 50 attractions from old-school carousels to high-speed rollercoasters. Thrills for every age are ready to rock your world and run you ragged. Get your walking shoes ready and practice your screaming, there’s a lot to cover on this adrenaline rush of an outing!
Location: 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Fans of the popular toy will appreciate a visit to the Legoland California Resort. Comprised of the Legoland theme park, aquarium, and waterpark, its fun for the whole family! Though most of the rides at the amusement park are aimed at younger children, adults will enjoy the impressive lego creations.
Location: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Once the home of Shamu and his theatrical stadium shows, SeaWorld has been transitioning into more of an educational focus. The park has been adding more attractions and thrill rides to create an unforgettable experience for visitors and families.
While summer dwells on into September, August is really considered the end of the season. At least when it comes to the city’s best summer fun! That’s why you shouldn’t let the month pass you by without some necessary excitement! Read the list below of all the fun happening around town this month and make the most of your August adventures!!
LA Taco & Beer Festival returns on August 10 with unlimited tacos and craft beer from top restaurants around California and beyond. There will be live Lucha Libre wrestling every 30 minutes in addition to art, boutique vendors, games, food trucks, and DJ’s.
The Los Angeles Tea Festival brings together 45+ exhibitors, 20+ classes, and over 4,000 attendees to sip on quality tea and engage in in-depth discussions and presentations on teas from every region. Attendees will be able to try unique tea pairings and craft tea-infused cocktails and boba.
Beauty Con is a two-day beauty convention and featuring makeup tutorials,, fireside chats, tips on self-care, more than 150 top brands, 500 influencers and creators, plus plenty of Instagrammable photo opportunities.
Echo Park Rising celebrates the creativity, diversity, music and businesses of Echo Park with a four-day celebration featuring food, drink, and live music.
The world’s largest Korean culture convention stops in Los Angeles from August 15 to 18 (first year it’s been four days!) for a celebration of music, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more, plus two nights of concerts at Staples Center.
Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, and Dan Pfeiffer, is going on tour for a live conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency. The tour will feature guest co-host Jemele Hill and performances by Maggie Rogers, Amanda Seale, Best Coast & My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.
The LA Taco Festival aims to bring the city together to eat tacos and support a good cause – helping homeless youth succeed. Jovenes, a nonprofit working to help homeless youth ages 18 to 25, created the festival in 2009 as a way to bring people together, support youth, and enjoy tacos. Admission is free for all ages, with tacos available for purchase.
CicLAvia presents Meet the Hollywoods, an event where West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East Hollywood will be turned into a public recreational space for the day. Attendees can walk, bike, roll, or stroll though some of LA’s most iconic streets from the Hollywood Walk to Fame to West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk.
L.A. Food & Wine 2019 kicks off on Thursday, August 22 with a selection of special dinners at restaurants across the city. August 23-25 the focus shifts to the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport for three days of themed-out events hosted by top chefs.
DTLA PROUD Festival 2019 returns to celebrate the culture, history, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in DTLA. There will be a lineup of local stage talent, community booths, art installations, retail vendors and more.
LATINAFest returns to bring thousands of women together for a one-day event. Featuring 100 Latina entrepreneurial vendors, talk sessions and panels with thought leaders, a cocktail garden, workshops, and more.
Head down to Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach for a Tiki Swapmeet and social. The fun event will feature live tiki bands and DJs, games, and selected tiki vendors from across SoCal.
Twilight Concerts return on August 21. This will be a kick off of six consecutive Wednesdays of free music on the Santa Monica Pier.
The Leimert Park Village Book Fair comes to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw on August 24 for an all-day literary extravaganza.
Brick Fest Live, the #1 LEGO event in the U.S., returns to the Pasadena Convention Center! The two day fest features insane builds, hands-on activities, and sets to buy.
The L.A. County Fair returns to Pomona for a enormous assortment of activities, musical performances, food and beverage offerings, and more. The fair runs through September 23.
The L.A. Times hosts its 10th Annual The Taste celebrating Southern California’s culinary scene. Curated by the Times’ Food Staff, there will be unlimited tastings from regional restaurants, wine, beer, and cocktails, plus access to cooking demonstrations. -> More information.
This August The Cure headlines and curates the Pasadena Daydream Festival. The summer headline event features their favorite artists such as Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, and Throwing Muses. The festival takes place Saturday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Brookside at the Rose Bowl. -> More information
Golden Road Brewing hosts its third Made in LA Music and Arts Festival. Taking place on Labor Day Weekend, it’ll celebrate Los Angeles’ best art, music, food and California-inspired beer. The block party features live performances from Phantom Planet, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lematire, Pell, and Lauren Ruth Ward.
Check out this list above a number of free ongoing events series during August:
- Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park
- 16th annual Subaru Summer Jazz Nights
- Music Center’s Dance DTLA
- Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles concert seriese
- Free movie night at The Queen Mary
- Moonlight Movies on the Beach in Long Beach
- KCRW Summer Nights
- Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park
- Concerts on the Green and Movies on the Green presented by the Valley Cultural Foundation.
Whether you are planning to list your home on the market or simply wish to give it a light spruce, we have the tips for you. Check out some of the ways you can give your home exterior some new appeal! We rounded up the best tips for your abode.
Go For The Greens
There are few things in life that plants can’t help fix. Just as they can help purify the air in your home, they can also instantly add cheer to your curb appeal. Whether it’s a wreath or a planter full of greens, this bit of nature gives liveliness to your front door.
Upgrade Your Hardware
Something as simple as swapping out your doorknob for a handle or replacing those rusty, mismatched address numbers for a sleek new set can help make a stronger visual statement. Craving a bit of extra glam? Consider adding a knocker to your front door. “A brass knocker (like this one from Rejuvenation) can lend instant formality,” says Living’s home editor Lorna Aragon. “And this aged iron knocker would be perfect for a lake home in the country.”
Let Water Work Its Magic
Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb, but festive flora isn’t the only way to plant a dash of nature at your front door. Add an element of serenity to your front stoop with a soothing water feature.
Hone in on Your Hedges
Carefully curated hedgerows serve double duty as a privacy shield and a pristine, picturesque accent to your home. And while this front yard addition may require a bit more time to train and grow, the regal results are certainly worth the effort.
Don’t Forget a Doormat
It’s an easy way to both show off a bit of your personality while also helping guests to brush off dirt before stepping in. Consider this DIY to give your porch a nautical touch, or spring for Martha’s favorite: an understated yet ultra-durable mat from Cape Cod Doormats. For extra design points, McGee says you can layer up your doormat with an indoor or outdoor rug. “This really takes your front door up a level and makes it feel more collected.”
Wow With Window Boxes
Another easy way to add some extra charm to your abode: window boxes. Don’t be afraid to play around with textures, heights, and color palettes. By lining your ledge with the right assortment of blooms, you can instantly dress up your windows and even help complement your home’s exterior hues.
Play with Personal Touches
Just like you’d create a gallery wall of family photos or accent a bedroom with a reupholstered vintage chair, don’t forget to add your own personal pizazz to the exterior of your home. “Adding in personal touches like a ribbon to your wreath or using a favorite planter can make your home feel more like you and more intentional,” says McGee. Some other clever ideas? Accent outdoor seating with throw pillows, create a cozy vibe with this hand-stitched runner DIY, or color-block your mailbox for a fun pop of color.
Light the Way
Sufficient and stylish lighting can not only ensure you and your guests’ safety when heading to the front door, but it can also highlight some of your home’s best features. Opt for for landscape illumination, like stake and path lights, to cast a warm glow along footpaths, or brighten up the architectural details of your home with sconces and pendant fixtures.
Get a Step Ahead
Don’t muddy your home’s reputation with a path that’s past its prime. Wow guests from the moment they step foot in your yard with a clear cut walkway of rustic stone or brick pavers—small additions that can do wonders for your walkway.
Content Curated from: Martha Stewart Living
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal publishes annual 200 Most Influential Leaders in the Valley Area for 2019.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (August 6, 2019)- Rodeo Realty’s Carol Wolfe is among those listed as the SFVBJ’s Most Influential leaders. The list, compiled by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, focuses on candidates who have served as a positive impact to the community through leadership roles. SFVBJ had this to say about it’s selection of leaders for 2019:
“A core group of top performing people help to make the Valley area function as an economy and a society. And the Business Journal lists categorizes them in the annual Valley 200 special edition…The individuals represent a wide swath, from real estate developers to educators to entrepreneurs. All are leaders whose influence extends beyond their own organization…”
For Carol Wolfe, and her 45 years in the industry, the impact is evident for the SFVBJ and the community. Among the Valley’s best known real estate agents, Carol is also one of the highest producing agents for Rodeo Realty with a reputation of commitment to excellence.
Carol has lamented herself, through years in the industry, as a trademark of incomparable service to her clients and the Valley as a whole. A long standing member of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, Carol remains a true leader of civic engagement.