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Peggy Archer

  • Food
    July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, we'll be reviewing some of our favorite ice cream spots -- and some new ones, too -- all this week.
  • News
    July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.
  • News
    July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.
  • Food
    Produce table at the Hollywood farmer's market Here at LAist, we love our local farmers' markets. Now we're taking the opportunity to shop local and participate in the Whole 30 challenge. Can we (and you, should you choose to try) eat nothing but whole foods for 30 days? No processed or packaged foods, no grains, no sugar, no alcohol, no energy bars or drinks, no processed meats (sorry, Slim Jim. We'll have to break...
  • News
    A couple of years ago, LAist's An Tran wrote a Workout Wednesday piece about trainer Jenna Phillips' Mission: Possible outdoor booty busters around Los Angeles. But what about those of us who don't really care for the outside with its wind, rain, bugs, dirt, and slack-jawed yokels? Well, fret no more! Jenna Phillips now offers Mission:Possible workouts in the splendor of the great indoors at several clubs around Los Angeles ...
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    (Photo courtesy of Steven Barston Photography) Some of us can't seem to do anything with our hair no matter how hard we wash, spray, pull and cry. So when we had a follicle emergency right before a planned night out, we decided to stop by Foxy Fridays at Janine Jarman's gothic-Victorian Hairroin Salon in Hollywood. Every Friday, from 6-10 p.m., those in need of glamming (all genders welcome, of course!) can come in, hand...
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    Friday was the first Los Angeles Cougar Convention - dedicated to younger men and the older women who appreciate them. The event was organized by the Society of Single Professionals, an educational group dedicated to spreading the word about younger men dating older women....
  • News
    Local resident Cricket Peters has been nominated for Africa's version of the Oscar for her work on the political thriller 30 Days. Director Mildred Okwo and the film have been nominated for a total of 8 awards. The movie was shot on location in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Cricket was also inducted into the Nigerian Society of Cinematographers based on her body of work. Cricket is back in Los Angeles and has just finished...
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    With Southern California bursting into bloom these days, we recommend a trip to see the spring flowers. But how to tell which flower is which? Charmlee Wilderness Park in the city of Malibu is hosting a docent-led wildflower hike this Saturday (April 5) at 10 am so that you'll really be able to appreciate the profusion of coastal blossoms. Reservations can be made by calling (310) 317-1364. If you can't make the docent-led walks, we...
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    Just 130 miles north of Los Angeles lies some spectacular desert scenery. Red Rock Canyon State Park, in Kern County bears the mark of prehistoric lakes, rivers and glaciers in the colorful striations on the cliffs and the rock formations that rise out from the forest of Joshua trees During the Gold Rush, prospectors passed through Red Rock Canyon, but didn't find any gold there, so continued on to the settlement of Los Angeles. During...

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