We've posted about In-N-Out and it's true, we do love their burgers, but we know they aren't the only burger place in California. We thought we'd welcome the coming of summer by compiling a list of the best burger places in California to get your mouth watering and to give you some possible road trip destinations.
When things get shaking here in California the biggest question you need to ask is: Is your home earthquake-ready? We'd like to provide some great tips and procedures to help in earthquake proofing your California home. Flicker - J J Those of us down in Southern California have recently been experiencing a little earth-moving fun, and though the small quakes hardly do much damage [see a funny video of an overreaction here] there is the potential that larger quakes could follow. The best way to live without worry is to live prepared.
Earthquake Proofing Your Home
StructureIt's no fun thinking that you may need to have your house or building inspected, but when it comes to the structure you live in, being up to code an prepared is 100% worth it. Some key areas that will need to be assessed are your homes foundation, anchoring (where the walls are secured to the foundation), walls, main lines for gas, water, and electricity, as well as your water heater (source: SFGate.com). We recommend checking out the CA.gov Seismic Safety Commission website for more helpful information that is specific to California. Flickr - Jens H.
The Small StuffWe're always told not to sweat the small stuff, but in this case, paying attention to the little details in your home could save you a lot of trouble should you experience an earthquake. Here is a list of items to consider securing to the wall:
- Top-heavy or tall furniture (armories, entertainment centers, dressers)
- Refrigerators and other large kitchen appliances
- Large or heavy items placed on top shelves (move to lower shelves)
- Adding latches to kitchen cabinet drawers
- Heavy or large wall art above beds (move away from bed)
Earthquake KitBeing prepared goes past evaluating your home or living space. When you've got a handy earthquake kit ready, you can rest easy knowing that you're prepared no matter what. These items could come in handy in other situations as well so it's a win-win. Flickr - Kristian Niemi Suggested Earthquake Proofing Kit items:
- Water - Store a pack of water bottles (recommended 3 day supply) and calculate a ration of four quarts per person per day at minimum.
- Food - In this case, canned goods are a great way to go (don't forget the can opener!). You should also consider snacks and calorie-heavy foods such as peanut butter, granola, oatmeal, protein bars, nuts, and whole-grain crackers.
- Medicine - Have a backup supply of any necessary medicines just in case.
- First Aid Kit
- Additional clothing
- Flashlights & batteries (consider investing in a phone battery charger for emergency calls or to check the earthquake app for information)
- Simple tools (wrench to turn off gas etc.)
- Fire extinguisher
- Essential documents stored in a safe
After a long day at the beach, nothing hits the spot like fish tacos with a splash of lime and cilantro. Thinking ahead to summer, we've decided to search out the best fish taco places we can find in Southern California. We recommend grabbing a group of friends and picking a location that's near you to enjoy some fantastic food in good company.
Best Fish Tacos this Side of the Borderwebsite). Why travel all the way to Mexcio when you could have a great fish taco here? Rated with 4 starts on Yelp this is definitely the place to go! From herviewfromhome 4.5 stars on Yelp, Ricky's Fish Tacos located in East Hollywood is said to have "the best fish tacos" by many of its patrons. With great prices (all under $10) you cannot go wrong by checking out this hole-in-the-wall. the press, this is THE place to go in Newport Beach if you are searching out that perfect fish taco. According to Food Beast, Bear Flag Fish Company has the, "Freshest fish taco's in Orange County." I don't know about you, but that's a great recommendation! Flickr-eatlivetravelwrite 4.5 starts) the Long Beach Fish Grill is a great location to settle down after riding the waves to drink a beer and enjoy some tasty fish tacos. 4 stars from Yelp! This little restaurant has had it's share of media coverage for its authentic fish and chips as well as its fish tacos. The view is spectacular and the food is great, what more could you want? Flickr-Carolyn McCaffrey Flickr-Ian Lee
Did we miss your favorite fish taco spot? Let us know in the comments below!Cover photo from Lieslicious
We've compiled a list of some of the best California based TV shows from the past that we probably all remember. Whether you were a fan of reruns or liked to stay current with shows during high school, this list of the best California based TV shows will likely spark your memory. So, slip into your legwarmers or bell bottoms, add some frizz and volume to your hair, and take a step back as we enjoy a blast from the past!
Best California Based TV Shows
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971)This show is an oldie, but definitely a goodie! The Beverly Hillbillies depicts a quirky, redneck family that is transplanted into the heart of Beverly Hills after striking it rich in oil. This beloved old show ranked in the top twenty for most watched shows for the first eight seasons (source).
The Brady Bunch (1969-1974)
What happens when a man with three boys and a woman with three girls fall in love? Well, the Brady Bunch of course! This classic California based TV show aired for five seasons but has since been syndicated and many Brandy Bunch movies have also been made.From Larryfire.files
Charlie's Angels (1976-1981)You may be familiar with the movie version of this show that came out in 2000 featuring top list actresses like Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu, but before the movie came the hit TV series. In Charlie's Angels, we follow three beautiful private investigators working in Los Angeles for the infamous (and faceless) Charlie. They use their cunning and charm to solve crimes all while wearing tight, high-waisted jeans and flaunting their fantastic, fluffy hair. It was the 70's after all. From bionicdisco
Full House (1987-1995)Set in beautiful San Francisco, Full House is a genuine classic and truly one of the best California based TV shows. If you have watched reruns of this show you'll know the names Danny, Jesse, Joey, DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle. You may even recognize fashionistas Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who both played the youngest daughter Michelle. From Eonline
Saved By The Bell (1989-1993)This classic California based TV show is the epitome of California with stars like Zack and Kelly always one step away from romance and the loveable Screech creating the perfect comedic relief in all of his geeky-ness. From brokeassstuart
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)Fans of Will Smith likely remember this sitcom from the 90's with its hip hop/rap intro by the man himself. Set in a Bel Air mansion, this show highlighted the elite side of Southern California. You've also likely found yourself dancing "The Carlton" at one point or another. If not, do yourself a favor and watch this video. From Whatculture
Beverly Hills 90210 (1998-2000)One of the newer, and most popular California based TV shows, Beverly Hills 90210 follows the path that Saved By The Bell laid out with the idea of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as twins Brandon and Brenda adjust to life in Beverly Hills. The show hits harder on some of the more difficult real-life issues that Saved By The Bell didn't address and had a long run of 10 seasons. From TheStudioTour Cover Photo from Pinterest
No need to look before you leap when it comes to the LEAP program. Located in Southern California, the LEAP Foundation is dedicated to helping high school and college aged students get a "7 year LEAP on success" into their future. Here at California Limited, we are excited to announce that a portion of our clothing line proceeds will be directed toward this amazing foundation to be put toward the amazing students of the LEAP Foundation!
What the LEAP Foundation is all aboutThe LEAP Foundation motto pretty much says it all. They are about training students in strong leadership skills, helping them to excel in excellence within their chosen profession and individual life, and accelerating the potential of each individual.
Leadership. Excellence. Accelerating Potential.LEAP is a non-profit organization that prioritizes the student, no matter what stage of life they are in. They even cater to recent graduates who may need direction toward the next steps after college.
Leadership Program at UCLALEAP accomplishes its three main goals through a fun and interactive week-long Leadership Program hosted at UCLA. This year, both the High School (grades 9–12) and Young Adult (18-24 year olds) Programs will be held July 27 to August 2 with both programs running at the same time. During this week, leaders in their field of expertise teach students the keys to success needed to leap ahead, whether that's personally or professionally. The priorities taught deal specifically with goal-setting, proper business practices, communication in an effective manner, and the benefits of having a strong mentor figure. Not only are popular and successful motivational speakers brought in to share with the students, but the programs are fun and interactive. Some past speakers include James Malinchak, Andy Thibodeau, and Jonathan Sprinkles. Check out this great video from the LEAP website: http://youtu.be/Skr5o12gM4c
A student who attends LEAP can look forward to gaining tools for "academic, professional, and personal success" as the LEAP website says. They have also highlighted a few areas that the program will instruct students in.
We picked a few to give you an idea, but the full list can be found here on their website.
- Help in deciding a career path
- Study tips and tricks
- Learn how to be a leader
- Financial wisdom
- Gain knowledge on how to correctly approach an interview