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Hawaii unplugged

For our special section on health and wellness, we thought we would entice you with one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate – go on a vacation. If you are looking for a place to renew your spirit, relax beyond belief, and explore the wonders of nature, consider one of the lesser known [...] [...more]

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The sky’s the limit at Sky Zone

Suffice it to say, things are on the up and up at Sky Zone. The creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park is coming off an “absolutely phenomenal” Sky Zone 2013 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship, and the business is preparing for its busy winter season, said Rick Platt, who operates SkyZone Franchise Group. The Hancock [...] [...more]

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After much success at Fairfax High, adminstrators take talents to new fields

Two familiar faces at Fairfax High School will no longer be at the campus when the first school bell rings on Aug. 13, with assistant principal David Siedelman and director of development Joyce Kleifield moving on to new positions. Siedelman, who came to Fairfax High School in 2005 and helped coordinate campus-wide renovations and the [...] [...more]

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Fairfax students will find a new focus on academic achievement

Administrators at Fairfax High School are transforming the curriculum, restoring the auditorium and bringing new technology to the campus in anticipation of the start of the new school year on Aug. 14. Students will return to find a new focus on academic achievement and programs that assist in learning, such as the Common Core Standards [...] [...more]

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Take a BITE out of this!

Hot dogs have been an American favorite for more than a century, but the history of the hot dog — and their precursors, sausages — can be traced back over millenniums, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Foods similar to sausage, one of the oldest forms of processed food, were mentioned in [...] [...more]

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Relishing in 73 years of hot dog success

What started as a $50 pushcart at La Brea and Melrose avenues now has international aspirations, as Pink’s Hot Dogs continues to expand and spread its sausage selections across the globe. Now with up to 10 locations, Pink’s can be found in the Midwest, near San Diego, at Knott’s Berry Farm, Las Vegas and, of [...] [...more]

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Jump on the Carney’s Express for a great dog

You’ve driven past it hundreds of times – that landmark yellow-orange train beckoning you to make a depot stop at Carney’s on the Sunset Strip. Carney’s, a family owned business that prides itself on serving some of the best hamburgers and hot dogs in LA, uses the freshest ingredients on the market and has never skimped [...] [...more]

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Favorite hot dog destinations around town

Jody Maroni Born in the San Fernando Valley into “a world of meat”, Jody Maroni migrated to gritty Venice Beach in 1979 where he quickly became notorious for hawking his grilled sausages on the boardwalk. He made every sausage by hand, smoked them on site, and sold them to Venice locals and tourists alike. He [...] [...more]

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Home of the free, land of the hot dog

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed In the United States. On the Fourth of July alone, 150 million were gobbled up by Americans celebrating the birth of the nation. Not that the Founding Fathers polished off batches of them after putting the final touches on the Declaration [...] [...more]

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A frank discussion about hot dogs as an American icon

The ultimate book on hot dogs and hot dog stands in America,  “Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture In America,” features fascinating cultural history recounted by Bruce Kraig and documented with colorful photographs captured by Patty Carroll. Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but [...] [...more]

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