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24 Hours In OC

With beaches, theme parks and a wealth of culture, these Orange County attractions and restaurants offer visitors plenty of options for a full day of fun.

02/21/2015

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Best Dog Parks In OC

It’s important to make sure your pup gets enough exercise and socializes with other pooches. These dog parks are some of the best in Orange County and provide clean, safe environments for your four-legged family member.

02/20/2015

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Ask An LA Expert: Family-Friendly DIY Crafts On A Budget

Take a look at the DIY projects Ashley Erikson does on the cheap with her family and then join her, courtesy of this self-described mompreneur’s ideas, complete with step-by-step instructions.

02/20/2015

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Best Fun for Kids In Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley

East of downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley encompasses 31 cities and five unincorporated areas. The area is equal parts history and intrigue, with a number of family-friendly historical districts, parks and museums that are fun for all.

CBS Los Angeles–02/19/2015

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Ask An OC Bartender: Your Best Martini Recipe

The martini has come a long way from being a gin drink enjoyed by men in tuxedos. Try these recipes from Bruno’s Italian Kitchen for a great twist on the classic cocktail.

02/19/2015

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Best Bars In Los Angeles With A Fireplace

There’s nothing better than curling up in front of a crackling fireplace to get warm. Granted, you’ll have to share it with strangers, but check out these LA bars with the best fireplaces.

02/19/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Beyond The Bar: Late Night Options In OC

Everything seems to shut down early in Orange County — except the bars. So if you’re not into the bar scene, what are your options? Here are a few suggestions that don’t involve shots, platform heels or cheesy one-liners.

CBS Los Angeles–02/18/2015

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Best Steakhouses In OC

Living in Southern California has its privileges of having consistent amazing weather, but it also excels in local eateries throughout the region. No matter the time of the year, you can enjoy a nice night out and a delicious dinner any of these five great steakhouses.

02/18/2015

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Best Gyros In Los Angeles

The gyro tastes just as good as it sounds and if you live in Los Angeles, you can get a really good one at any of these five places.

02/18/2015

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Best Places For Used Furniture In OC

Whatever your reason for looking for used furniture, these places will provide the unique pieces you’ve been seeking.

02/17/2015

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Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Los Angeles

Bridesmaid dresses are the bane of every bridal party’s existence. From themed weddings to odd color pairings or seasonal attire, bridesmaid dresses can be a delight or a cringe-worthy mess. Check out these five bridal shops for the best bridesmaids dresses.

02/17/2015

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Inland Empire’s Best Nail Salons

With holiday parties, gatherings, and more quickly heading our way this holiday season, we all no doubt want to look our best. From the right outfit to hair up-dos to the right accessories, the lights […]

CBS Los Angeles–02/16/2015

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Best Paint And Sip In OC

Grab your friends and enjoy one of these top paint and sip locations in Orange County.

02/16/2015

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Best Sketching Classes In Los Angeles

Regardless of your medium, sketching classes are a wonderful way to hone your talent or, for beginners, a great place to start. Check out these top five sketching classes in Los Angeles.

02/16/2015

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