California Wildfire Preparedness Tips | Home Tips

California is no stranger to wildfires. With a recent increase in wildfire incidents, California residents should always stay prepared. To stay safe, it’s crucial to know what to do in case of a wildfire in your area. Read this article to help you better prepare and respond to California wildfire.

Protect Your Home from a California Wildfire

Use Class A roofing material if you live in a wildfire-prone area. Metal, asphalt shingles, and concrete tiles can withstand severe fire exposure. Clear your deck and roof because small flames and burning embers can ignite a fire in your home. Seal your home openings and vents to prevent airborne embers from entering your home. Also, create a 30 feet defensible space or a buffer between your home and the trees or shrubs to prevent your home from catching fire.

Consider installing external sprinkler systems with a water tank and make sure the garden hose can reach all areas of your home. If possible, switch to multi-pane windows and install fireproof shutters. Most importantly, ensure street signs are highly visible to help firefighters quickly find your property.

Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit

Put together a wildfire emergency kit and keep it accessible in case there is a need to evacuate. Keep it light so you can easily lift it into your vehicle.

Wildfire supply kit checklist:

  • Map with two evacuation routes
  • Coverings or face masks
  • Medications
  • Food and water
  • Clothing
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Important documents
  • Sanitation supply
  • Batteries and radio
  • Cash

Make a Wildfire Action Plan

Know the different escape routes and make sure everyone in your household is aware of them. If you have pets and other animals, prepare an evacuation plan for them.

Buy fire extinguishers and know how to use them. Also, make sure to check for their expiration dates. Have a list of emergency contact numbers including an out-of-area relative or friend as your primary point of contact.

Prepare Your Family

If you have children, make sure they know how to quickly respond in case of fire. Prepare them ahead of time — teach them how to respond when they hear a smoke alarm and there might not be an adult around. Help them how to get to your meeting place outside your property.

Opt-in to Emergency Text Alerts for in case of a CA wildfire

If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, you can set up to receive emergency text alert messages by navigating to the Settings on your phone. Scroll to Notifications and make sure that Government Alerts are turned on. Another way to receive alerts is by signing up for community alerts in your area. You can also download the FEMA app to receive real-time wildfire alerts in your area.

Climate change brings higher temperatures, making it easy for fires to ignite and spread. Stay safe and protect your property with the helpful wildfire preparedness tips provided above. Let us know if you have more questions!

Weekend Events: June 3-5, 2022

It’s time for another weekend roundup of fun! We’re sharing our top picks of local things to do this June weekend. From the start of Pride to concerts, drive-ins, and more, read on for your weekend guide!!

LOS ANGELES JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Last Remaining Seats

When: June 4-June 18

Where: Various Locations

What: Enjoy classic films in the most idyllic setting. Presented by the L.A. Conservancy, ‘Last Remaining Seats’ invites you to enjoy films like ‘To Sir, with Love’ and ‘The Kid’ in LA’s historic theatres. In addition, these screenings will also include a special introduction and post-film Q&A, so get your tickets before they’re bygone!

Gwen Stefani

When: June

Where: The Hollywood Bowl

What: Gwen Stefani kicks-off summer at the Hollywood Bowl for the first big performance of the season. Backed by Gustavo Dudamel, this June weekend event is sure to bring some joy and a little nostalgia to your plans. In addition, there will be guest appearances by Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, and more!

LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium

When: June 3 

Where: Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles

What: Show your Pride with the boys in blue this Friday. Dodger stadium invites you to kick off Pride month for their annual Pride Night. Likewise, the game will include Pride-focused gear, a celeb opening pitch, and fireworks!

 

WESTSIDE & BEACH COMMUNITIES JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

WeHo Pride

When: June 3-5 

Where: West Hollywood

What: One of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country kicks off this weekend is WeHo. The June weekend-long festivities will include an LGBTQ+ street fair, music fest, and parade. In addition, enjoy performances by Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Marina, and Years & Years at the OUTLOUD: Raising Voices concert.

Getty 25 Festivals

When: June 4 & 5 

Where: Long Beach 

What: The Getty Center continues its 25 years celebration this weekend with a two-day art fair in Long Beach. Likewise, the event will include music, workshops, food, and of course art!

LAWineFest

When: June 4-5

Where: Long Beach

What: LAWineFest returns for its 17th season this weekend only. Enjoy a range of wines, brews, and spirits from around the world at this June weekend vino event. In addition, there will be seminars, live entertainment, boutiques, and food trucks! 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Prince Skate Night

When: June 4 

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: Jam to the beloved hits of the one and only Prince at this Saturday’s skate night. Moonlight Rollerway’s themed night will be having DJ SkateDogg spinning the tracks while you take your own spin around the rink.

Electric Dusk Drive-In Presents Raiders of the Lost Ark 

When: June 4, 2022

Where: Electric Dusk Drive-In | Glendale

What: An epic tale packed with action, adventure, and archeology. Electric Dusk-Drive-In invites you to its screening of Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark this Saturday. Make your way to LA’s longest-running pop-up drive-in for an outdoor movie the entire family can enjoy. 

Summer Kickoff: a social event

When: June 4, 2022

Where: Santa Clarita

What: Kick off the season with drinks, food, and shopping at Mixed by Design. The interior design boutique invites you to view its latest collection while you sip and shop from vendor pop-ups like Double Shot Bar and White Fig Designs. In addition, guests who RSVP will be entered in to win a $100 gift card!

 

CONEJO VALLEY JUNE WEEKEND EVENTS 

Thousand Oaks Pop-Up Arts & Music Fest

When: June 3-4

Where: El Parque de la Paz | Thousand Oaks

What: Add some arts and culture to your weekend plans with the Thousand Oaks Pop-up Arts & Music Fest! The June weekend festivities will include “pop-up” public performances at various locations around town. Locals are invited to bring their own blanket/chair, as well as food and drinks while you enjoy an evening of entertainment beneath the stars.

Scandinavian Festival 

When: June 4-5

Where: Cal Lutheran | Thousand Oaks

What: It’s time for the 45th annual Scandinavian Festival. This celebration of Nordic culture is one of the largest in SoCal and is not to be missed. Likewise, the festival will include music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, specialty Nordic craft vendors, and activities for people of all ages!

Neftin Westlake Mazda Love Run 2022 5K/10K/1 Mile and Half Marathon 

When: June 5

Where: 3011 Townsgate Rd | Westlake Village

What: Fit, fun, and on the run for the Neftin Westlake Mazda Love Run! The annual marathon will support Senior Concerns’ Meals on Wheels Program along with other resources for the organization. Participants can choose to join the 5K, 10K, 1 mile or half marathon, and registration is still open.

From PS5 on Amazon to Buick Going Electric and More | Tech News

Curious about the latest buzz in the world of tech? We have you covered! Read on for our bite-sized breakdown of the latest headlines in the tech and science industries. From PS5 on Amazon to Buick Going Electric and more, it’s time for the tech news of the week!!

Amazon Launches PS5 Invite to Ease Purchases

Fans of Playstation can expect some ease in their future product purchases courtesy of Amazon. The e-commerce giant has announced a new “invite” option for users to purchase the PS5. Likewise, the feature will create a more seamless experience where users will be able to make their purchase within 72 hours once they receive their invite via email. In addition, customers will not need to be Prime subscribers to use the feature. Of course, the invite-based system is only currently in place for the higher-end $499.99 version of the PS5. PlayStation users can also take their chances with securing the console via Sony or Walmart during its Walmart Plus Weekend.

Barnes & Noble Unveils New Competitor to Kindle

A newer e-reader option will be hitting the market courtesy of Barnes & Noble! The company has unveiled its Kindle competitor option with a revamped version of the Nook e-reader. The new Nook GlowLight 4e will include zero advertisements and an easy option for sideloading content, In addition, the Nook e-reader uses the USB-C charger and comes with 8GB of built-in storage. The device also has a 6-inch 212 ppi E Ink display with illumination which is an upgrade from Kindle’s 6-inch 167 ppi display. Consumers can pre-order Barnes & Noble’s latest e-reader for a retail price of $119.99 online. 

Scientists Grown Cells on Robot Skeleton

While they haven’t quite established what to do with it yet, scientists have achieved growing cells on a robot skeleton. Tissue engineering has long been in a slow and steady phase with small amounts of lab-grown cells used for experimentation. Researchers announced this week that a new method of tissue engineering will help them to improve the quality of future work in the field. The latest achievement allows scientists to grow cells on a moving robot skeleton. The new method allows for an open-source robot skeleton designed by engineers to withstand a custom growing environment. Likewise, the growing environment allows for the cells to be fitted into the skeleton, bending and flexing as required. This news marks a major milestone in the field of tissue engineering as well as bioengineering.

Twitter to Build Keyword Alert Tool

If you have ever wanted to be notified about news regarding certain keywords on Twitter, the company is heading your calls. Reports indicate that Twitter is developing a “Search Subscribe” feature. The feature will let users opt to receive notifications for tweets matching a certain query. While the feature has only been released in the Twitter Alpha app, there has been no confirmation by the company on if and when the tool will launch. Of course, if the feature proceeds, it will make it easier for users to relevant content. In addition, the news comes as Twitter’s similar tool, Tweetdeck is expected to soon shut down. How this will impact usability has yet to be determined.

Audio Name Pronunciations come to Slack

Slack is seeking to make communicating with co-workers easier. The company has announced a series of new features coming to the app to improve the overall user experience. Likewise, one of the new features will include an option to add name pronunciation guides. This feature will of course make introductions when working remotely a bit smoother for users. The new feature appears on users’ profile cards and began launching this month, This latest tool from Slacks is not the first inclusion-focused feature from the company. Prior updates to user profiles in the past have included the option to add your pronouns to your user card. 

Buick Rebrands itself as Electric-Only Automaker

One of America’s most iconic automakers has announced a major change. Buick, owned by General Motors, will be shifting its entire production line to EV vehicles, the first of which will launch in the US in 2024. The company hopes to be fully electric-only by the end of the decade. In addition, the company’s future EV models will bear the name “Electra” as a node to the company’s past. Buick will also be updating its logo for a body-mounted horizontal display, to emphasize its “brand transformation.” The news should come as no surprise as the rest of GM’s vehicle brands have already announced their own EV plans. The name Electra will be central to Buick’s plans to sell electric-only vehicles bu the end of the decade.

New Summer Restaurants to Check Out | LA Eats

Summer is here and so is the time to check out new restaurants or reconnect with existing ones. We are rounding up our top choices in this week’s blog so you can dig into something new and delicious. 

LOS ANGELES NEW SUMMER RESTAURANTS

Mes Amis

Location: Hollywood

Enjoy an exquisite lineup of courses at the French cuisine restaurant Mes Amis. When it comes to new summer restaurants to check out Mes Amis does not disappoint. From raw bar towers to duck pate en croute, the food is decadent and delicious!

Bagel + Slice

Location: Highland Park

Head to Highland Park for all-day bagels, New York-style pizzas, and more at Bagel + Slice. You can expect tasty and healthy options at this enjoyable spot by Chef Bradford Kent. Bonus: The restaurant is committed to social, environmental, and financial sustainability.

Pijja Palace

Location: Silver Lake

Pizzas, pasta, and wings with a desi twist is what you’ll fund at one of Silver Lakes’ new summer restaurants to try. Pijja Palace is an Indian sports bar with 13 flatscreen televisions and a menu pack with gourmet goodness. From okra fries layered with chile powder to chicken wings dusted with Kashmiri red chile, you’ll be considering Pijja Palace your new game day spot.

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES NEW SUMMER RESTAURANTS

Outer Reef

Location: Dana Point

James Beard Foundation nominee Chef John Tesar, brings coastal fare to Dana Point with stellar views. Outer Reef is located inside the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and makes for an ideal summer restaurant spot. Enjoy options like spot prawn ramen, black cod Milanese and more!

Tommy’s

Location: Beverly Hills

This might not be a new summer restaurants spot but it’s new on our list. Taking over the former space of Bouchon is Tommy’s from Tommy Salvatore. The Golden Triangle restaurant dishes out a range of menu options by Chef Vartan Abgaryan. Likewise, select from a menu of Italian-inflected fares like cavatelli in light poblano coconut cream sauce or chicken parm with smoked mozzarella. 

Ryla

Location: Hermosa Beach

With a split between casual bar seating with and izakaya-esque dining, Ryla makes for an ideal stop for lunch or dinner. From Chefs Ray Hayashi and Cynthia Hetlinger enjoy dishes like fluke sashimi and uni-topped agedashi tofu. In addition, there are also options like Peads and Barnett tonkatsu and glazed New York strip steak.

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY NEW SUMMER RESTAURANTS

Pizzana

Location: Sherman Oaks

No Stranger to Los Angeles, Brentwoods famed Pizzana has set up shop in Sherman Oaks. The Michelin Bib Gourmand award recipient restaurant dishes out some of the best pizzas in town, making it a must-try. Likewise, enjoy Naples-inspired pizza pies like the neo-Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di latte imported from Italy.

The Original Hawowshi

Location: Various locations throughout SFV

While this is not necessarily a restaurant, it is a pop-up worth popping in for. The Original Hawowshi serves up traditional Egyptian street food in varying locations throughout the valley. Likewise, you can also secure your own meal from the popular pop-up at its private residence location but reservations are required.

Tel Aviv Fish Grill

Location: Tarzana

Another oldie but goodie, Tel Aviv Fish Grill lands on the new summer restaurants list because of its recent expansion. For Israeli cuisine, none quite compares to Tel Aviv Fish Grill with staples like shakshuka and Israeli salad. In addition, we also recommend treating yourself to the branzino, served with pickled lemon and a buttery sauce with a spicy kick. 

 

CONEJO VALLEY NEW SUMMER RESTAURANTS

E+ Mon

Location: Westlake Village

While E+ Mon may not be new to the neighborhood, it’s certainly a local favorite worth mentioning. At E+ Mon, you’ll find high-quality sushi options like the premium nigiri sampler that makes for a satisfying meal. The sample includes seared toro topped with caviar along with the day’s freshest cuts like nodoguro and kinmedai. In addition, there is tempura and appetizers like aged miso eggplant and takoyaki round out the menu.

 

Tifa Chocolate & Gelato

Location: Agoura Hills

For a sweet treat in Agoura Hills, Tifa Chocolate & Gelato is a true delight. This franchise started in the Agoura Hills neighborhood and remains a staple. Tempt your tastebuds with scoops of goodness like the creamy whisky gelato or affogato, where the gelato is drenched in hot drinking chocolate.

 

Tabu Shabu

Location: Thousand Oaks

Traditional Japanese hot plate, Tabu Shabu brings together savory flavors, premium thin meats, homemade sauces, and a modern vibe. Founded in 2012 by Jeff Chon, Tabu Shabu was created during a quest for quality Asian cuisine with carefully sourced ingredients.

The Best Scenic Drives to Check Out | Out & About

If you’re looking for a leisurely way to spend some free time, Los Angeles is surrounded by picturesque driving routes. Perfect for locals and visitors of all ages, these are our recommendations for the top scenic drives around Southern California.

Griffith Park

Locals are familiar with Griffith Park but we often forget how ideal it is for scenic drives. The 3.5-mile route through Griffith Park takes just 15 minutes to cruise through. Drive past elegant homes on Vermont Avenue and glimpse the Greek Theater. Soak up the stretching city vistas before driving back down the hill. You’ll get quite the stunning view of the park on the tree-lined Fern Dell as you exit.

Mulholland Drive

Winding through the Santa Monica Mountains, the pretty 15-mile-long route along the famous Mulholland Drive provides exquisite views of the city, iconic Hollywood sign, and surrounding mountain landscapes. It’s easy to see why several famous people have chosen to live here, both today and in times gone by, as you ogle expensive real estate. Reminisce over songs, films and books that feature the beautiful road. You can park up and take an energetic walk through San Vicente Mountain Park or Runyan Canyon.

Angeles Crest Highway

Cruise along the Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Wilson, passing steep inclines and dense trees. As you climb higher you might even find yourself driving above the clouds! Be wowed by the views of the San Gabriel Mountains and pause for an alfresco lunch at the Red Box Picnic Area. Plan to spend at least an hour, depending on your speed and stopping times, enjoying this scenic SoCal drive. Popular with motorbikes and car drivers alike, it’s often said to be one of the most stunning drives around LA.

Palos Verdes to San Pedro

Follow Palos Verdes Dr S around the coast from Palos Verdes Estates to San Pedro, taking time to appreciate the impressive dwellings before you reach a wealth of magnificent natural wonders. As you drive around the peninsula and past the dramatic cliffs, consider making a stop at Pointe Vicente Lighthouse to try to spot whales swimming through the waters below. The scenic drive passes rolling golf courses and sandy beaches too, before providing a contrast in landscapes as you enter the residential and industrial outskirts of San Pedro. Before heading home, why not take a stroll through Angel’s Gate Park, home of the Korean Friendship Bell, or visit the imposing USS Iowa? The route covers around 14 miles.

Santa Monica to Malibu

Enjoy the sandy beaches and pier-based attractions of Santa Monica before driving north along the coast toward Malibu. You’ll pass close to the impressive Getty Villa before skirting along the edges of the nature-filled Tuna Canyon Park, all with splendid ocean vistas in the opposite direction. There are plenty of dazzling photo stops along the 20-mile-long route, and you could consider a short detour to the picturesque Escondido Falls before finishing your scenic drive at the honeyed sands of Malibu’s Zuma Beach.

Giving Your Home a Summer Splash of Color | Home Tips

Thinking of giving your home a splash of color for summer? There are countless options to spruce up your interiors for sunnier days. From fresh summer flowers to vibrant pops of color, it’s time to make the most of this season. If you are looking to stylishly transition your space from winter to summer, here are five tips to start:

1. Fresh summer flowers

Even if you do not have the space or time to have a summer garden, there are plenty of ways to incorporate plants into your home. Try adding a potted lemon tree to your balcony or front door for something bright and fresh. Houseplants are also ideal for improving your mood and alleviating stress. Plus they make for a great and fresh way to add a summer splash of color!

If you do not have adequate floor space, adding hanging plants can add a vibrant pop of green to a room. Also, if you plan to travel or go on vacation, faux flowers are a great option to keep your home looking gorgeous without the hassle of running to the store and taking care of the plant.

2. Colorful Pillows

Pillows and cushions are fun and easy ways to add a summer splash of color to your home. Explore the freedom to mix and match patterns, textures, styles, and contrasting colors like royal blue and bright yellow.

Removable covers and cushions make it easy to switch to various options as your preferences change. Additionally, you can replace heavy winter curtains with sheer drapes to let more light in for a summery vibe.

3. Shaggy vintage rugs and runners

If your home has lots of dark colors, you may want to go for a breezier summer feel with a tightly-woven runner. Vintage rugs are always an excellent opportunity to savor the gorgeous summer weather. They complement a cozy seating area, making it feel more intimate. You can add luxurious accents and artwork to brighten your space and create a more balanced look.

4. Pop of color

Summer is the best time to change dull colors and add vibrance to your home. To start, look into adding a contrasting color, vibrant enough to fit the summer spirit. Incorporating a pop of color can completely change the feel, look, and mood of your space.

If your style is more muted or you do not feel confident enough to play with color, start with small steps. There are alternative ways to add some color by accessorizing your room with bold and cheerful décor pieces.

5. Embrace your outdoor living space

If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, a garden, patio, or balcony, take advantage of summer’s fresh air and sunshine. Investing in a patio chair accented with brilliant outdoor mats and waterproof pillows transforms a simple setup into a cozy treat. Potted plants are also a great way to add some greenery to your outdoor space.

Economic update for the week ending May 28, 2022

Stock markets snapped one of the longest weekly losing streaks on record with their best week since November 2020– Stock markets rallied after a core inflation report showed consumer personal consumption expenditures prices rose 4.9% in April, down from 5.2% in March. Bond yields and mortgage rates have dropped as well over the past couple of weeks as recent reports suggest inflation peaked in March and seems to be moderating. Retail sales also took an unexpected jump showing that the strength of the economy has not subsided. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 33,212.60, up 6.2% from 31,261.90 last week. It is down 8.6% year-to-date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 4,158.25, up 6.6% from 3,901.36 last week. The S&P is down 12.8% year-to-date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 12,131.13, up 6.9% from 11,352.62 last week. It is down 22.5% year-to-date.

U.S. Treasury bond yields – The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.74% down from 2.78% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.97%, down from 2.99% last week. We watch bond yields because mortgage rates often follow treasury bond yields.

Mortgage rates – Home mortgage rates appear to be stabilizing. The Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that mortgage rates as of May 19, 2022 for the most popular loan products were as follows: The 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 5.10%, down from 5.25% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.31%, down from 4.43% last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.20%, up from 4.08% last week.

Weekend Events: Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Edition

Memorial Day weekend 2022 is here, and so is a bounty of local fun! Enjoy all that your local community has to offer with exciting happenings around town. From food to music, festivals, and more, we have you covered with our roundup of weekend events.

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

 

AAPI Heritage Month Movie Night

When: Until May 27

Where: DTLA

What: Make your way to the Grand Central Market hosted screening of Parasite in honor of APAHM month. The screening will take place at Million Dollar Theater, with tickets available for $5 and craft cocktails courtesy of Vervet. There will also be concessions available from Asian-owned food businesses.

Witch Hunt

When: May 28

Where: Silverlake

What: Don’t miss this bicoastal stand-up show from Merril Davis, featuring a predominantly female lineup. Taking place at the Lyric Hyperion, this weekend’s show will include levity from the likes of Alice Wetterlund, Chelsea Devantez, Nori Reed, and more. 

LA County Fair

When: May 5 – May 30

Where: Pomona

What: It is the final weekend of the LA County Fair! Spend your Memorial Day weekend 2022 at the Pomona fairgrounds for what has been a local tradition since 1921. While there won’t be much livestock at the former agricultural fair, there will be plenty of fun, rides, performances, and more!

 

WESTSIDE AND BEACH COMMUNITIES MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Fiesta Hermosa

When: May 28 – May 30 

Where: Hermosa Beach

What: What better way to spend Memorial Day weekend 2022 than at Fiesta Hermosa?! Enjoy this annual art festival of fine foods, music, and of course, art. Bonus: You’ll enjoy all of this oceanside, plus there are fun carnival activities the entire family can enjoy.

Babies! at the Aquarium of the Pacific

When: May 27, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Where: Long Beach

What: Cute baby sea otters? Yes, please! Miniature sea jellies? Say less. The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to view their latest exhibit, “Babies.” The gallery features baby animals as well as the stories behind them and how they are cared for.

Poolside Cinema at the Fairmont Miramar

When: until September 4

Where: Santa Monica

What: Enjoy a seaside flick at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend 2022, fun film flicks are back at the Santa Monica hotel’s luxurious pool. Every Saturday night during the summer, you can catch a film while enjoying the sunset and delicious bites. 

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Simi Summer Days Festival and Carnival

When: May 27 – May 30 

Where: Simi Valley Town Center

What: Make your way over to Simi Summer Days Festival for Memorial Day weekend 2022! The Simi Valley Town Center hosted event will feature a carnival, rides for all ages, a food court, live entertainment, and more!

The 818 Night Market

When: May 28 

Where: 14941 Devonshire St

What: Head over to the 818 Night Market this Saturday! This fun community special event will have plenty of vendors, art, music, games, collectibles, and more for non-stop Saturday night fun!

Plant Identification Walk at Brand Park Motorway

When: May 29 

Where: Brand Park Motorway, Glendale

What: Enjoy a family-friendly sunset hike, and learn about native plants through the seasons! In this class, you’ll learn ways to use community science applications to identify and track plants as we approach the end of the spring season.

CONEJO VALLEY MEMORIAL DAY 2022 WEEKEND EVENTS

Topanga Days Country Fair

When: May 29 – May 30

Where: Topanga Canyon

What: Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend festival surrounded by nature in Topanga Canyon. A local tradition, this Bohemian-Esq fest features music, food, arts, and of course, the joy of your natural surroundings. 

45th Annual Ojai Art in the Park

When: May 28 

Where: Libbey Park, Ojai

What: Ojai’s beloved art festival returns this weekend. Don’t miss the 45th Annual Art in the Park taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center, the festival gives artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend.

Food Truck Festival at Community Center Park in Camarillo

When: May 28

Where: 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo

What: What is better than one food truck? A festival of them, of course! Bring your friends and fam to Camarillo’s Food Truck Festival for the ultimate dining out experience. In addition to food trucks, there will be live music, lawn games, an inflatable obstacle course, and more. The best part? Admission is free!!

From the Oura Gucci Collab to the Amazon Style store and more | Tech News

What’s the buzz in the world of tech? Don’t worry; we’ve saved you from a deep dive into the net with this week’s tech news roundup. From Oura’s Gucci Collab to the Amazon Style store and more, stay connected with the top tech news to know!

Oura and Gucci Collab on Luxury Wellness Ring

The popular health tracking ring Oura has released a new collab with luxury fashion house Gucci. Of course, the premium version of Oura Ring Gen 3 brings a high-end touch to the wearable health tracker. The Gucci version is made from black-coated titanium and features an interlocking G logo finished in 18-karat gold for a price tag of $950. Likewise, the ring comes equipped with Oura’s standard features and sensors as other Gen 3 rings have. In addition to being stylish, the ring also includes a lifetime Oura membership to access all the health metrics from the Gen 3. The ring can be worn all day and even at night to track sleeping patterns. The Oura x Gucci ring is available today for purchase online at Gucci.com and in Gucci stores.

NFL to Launch its Own Streaming Service this Summer

Another media giant is getting in on the streaming trend. The NFL has announced its plans to launch its own streaming service for phones and tablets in July. NFL Plus will carry games available on a subscriber’s local TV stations along with out-of-market games available on DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket. Previously such local games were offered through Yahoo and different carriers, but these deals have expired. Likewise, the previous deals coming to an end have opened up a window of opportunity for the NFL to launch NFL Plus. Fans will be able to utilize the service for $5 per month, which will also include podcast, radio, and other team-related content.

Amazon Opens Doors for Its First Clothing Store

E-commerce giant Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar has opened up shop in Los Angeles. Amazon Style debuted this week at The Americana at Brand mall and was announced on May 25 along with a video profiling some of its employees. Of course, the store comes as a new addition to Amazon’s lineup of physical stores like Whole Foods, Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh. The new storefront will carry clothing from brands such as Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Champion, and more. Wall Street Journal was the first outlet to report Amazon’s department store plans last September. The report suggested the store would use tech solutions to focus on customer convenience. Likewise, Amazon hopes the Amazon Style store will minimize the hassle of trying on clothing. 

Dyson Looking into Robots that Can Do Household Chores

After leading the industry in household tech goods, Dyson is looking to one-up itself with its latest news. The company has released early prototypes of robots in development capable of completing household chores. In addition, the company will hire hundreds of engineers in the next five years to aid in the project. Dyson aims to develop “an autonomous device capable of household chores and other tasks.” The company hopes the devices can be released to the public by 2030. Likewise, the news comes a half-decade after the release of Dyson’s first robotic device, the Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner. Of course, the company has long shared its long-term goals of becoming the leader in AI and robotics to underpin future household products.

Harley Davidson Releases Limited Edition Electric Mountain Bike

E-bike riders have a new option for the ultimate bike retailer, of a different kind of course. Harley Davidson has unveiled its latest e-bike to hit the road on. The new Bash/Mtn premium model is made for some serious off-road biking and comes with a serious price tag too. For a retail price of $3,999, the single-speed eMTB (electric mountain bike) from Harley Davidson can be yours. Promising to require less maintenance, its simplified design makes the bike tough terrain perfect and comes equipped with Michelin tires. In addition, the e-bike includes a Gates Carbon Drive belt, Brose S Mag mid-drive motor, and integrated LED lighting. Likewise, the bike also has additional tech specs similar to previous Serial 1 models.

Best Rooftop Bars in Town | L.A. Eats

Los Angeles has no shortage of great cocktails and stellar views. With so many places to choose from, we thought to narrow down the results! Read on for our favorite rooftop bars to try this month!

Desert 5 Spot

Location: 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The laid-back lounge provides a serene environment for relaxing in the evening. You can get colorful drinks such as Ancho Reyes Verde liqueur.

Mama Shelter

Location: 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

An iconic rooftop bar offering a play to snack and have drinks. The bar offers an unobstructed view of the city.

Grandmaster Recorders

Location: 1518 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The bar is a 4,000-square-foot deck offering ample space for large groups. There is an elevator leading to the rooftop adding to the experience. The bar has signature cocktails and snacks you can try.

Harriet’s

Location: 8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Harriet’s rooftop bar is famous because of its colorful decorations. The creative use of lighting and decorations creates the ambiance.

The Rooftop by JG

Location: 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

If you fancy a rooftop bar that serves food throughout the day, the Rooftop by JG is the place to be. The bar offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin

Location: 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

The bar is a great spot for evening snacks and meals. Because the bar is a popular joint, try to get there early before it fills up.

The Front Yard

Location: 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602

The bar has a spacious patio for family and friends to hang out. The special feature of the rooftop bar is a fireplace which sets it apart from the competition. You can have your favorite cocktails as you enjoy the influence.

Bar Lis

Location: 1541 Wilcox Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

The bar offers you the chance to explore cultures. It presents a mix of classic South France exploration together with the ease of South California. The rooftop is a capture of this spirit and style.

FIVE on the Hill

Location: 555 Universal Hollywood Dr North Hollywood, CA 91608

The bar is famous for its small plates and craft cocktails. Like other rooftop bars, you get a view of the sky as well as a great view of the city.

The Surfrider Malibu

Location: 23033 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265

The Surfrider is a luxury rooftop bar. It is in the midst of the historic beach-town community. It incorporates the surf culture of the California culture.

The Bungalow Santa Monica

Location: 101 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401

With bright lights and clever decorations, the Bungalow Santa Monica presents a fancy yet elegant look. It has an indoor space you might enjoy if you would rather not stay out in the open.

The Malibu Café

Location: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd Calamigos Ranch Malibu, CA 90265

The bar attracts numerous visitors because of its county kitchen cuisine. The bar sits on the mountainside, offering a great view for everyone.