Author Archives: Mary L. Rodgers

California restaurants must stop distributing plastic utensils and condiments to everyone

The long-standing question in many restaurants: “Do you want fries with that?” Could soon be joined by a new one: “You want plastic with that? Late Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed nine environmental bills aimed at reducing waste, toxic chemicals and plastic waste. Among them, a measure that prohibits restaurants and food delivery services from […]

Enjoy fall by the ocean at Southern California beach hotels

Locals call it the Del: The San Diego hotel has been a part of their lives since 1888 and has served guests since then, with the exception of three months last year during pandemic-related shutdowns. Like many hotels, the Del has put the COVID-19 shutdown to good use, progressing into a three-year, $ 400 million […]

Where to find free, cheap tacos in Southern California restaurants on Monday – Press Telegram

Bargain hunters can get Taco Tuesday-style deals on Mondays. This is because October 4th has been designated National Taco Day. Here are some offers from chains with more than one location in Southern California. Acapulco and Cantina Restaurant: Three al pastor tacos will retail for $ 6 Monday at all chain stores. acapulcorestaurants.com Chronic tacos: […]

Where to find free, inexpensive tacos in Southern California restaurants on Mondays – Orange County Register

Bargain hunters can get Taco Tuesday-style deals on Mondays. This is because October 4th has been designated National Taco Day. Here are some offers from chains with more than one location in Southern California. Acapulco and Cantina Restaurant: Three al pastor tacos will retail for $ 6 Monday at all chain stores. acapulcorestaurants.com Chronic tacos: […]

Police shot dead gunman on California beach as passers-by watched

WARNING: Videos can be disturbing to watch. through: Jennifer mcgraw, Erin myers, KTLA Digital Staff, Nexstar News Wire Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 12:38 PM MDT / Update: Sep 27, 2021 / 12:38 PM MDT HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) – A gunman was shot and killed by police in front of passers-by in Huntington Beach, […]

This tiny California seaside town is the best place to watch the Great Monarch migration, but it needs your help

As the air begins to cool and the days grow shorter, iconic monarch butterflies arrive along the California coast. By the thousands, the tiny little creatures flap their vibrant orange and black wings in unison as they find refuge from the cold for their long winter break. And it turns out that they choose many […]

This tiny California seaside town is the best place to watch the Great Monarch migration, but it needs your help

As the air begins to cool and the days grow shorter, iconic monarch butterflies arrive along the California coast. By the thousands, the tiny little creatures flap their vibrant orange and black wings in unison as they find refuge from the cold for their long winter break. And it turns out that they choose many […]

This tiny California seaside town is the best place to watch the Great Monarch migration, but it needs your help

As the air begins to cool and the days grow shorter, iconic monarch butterflies arrive along the California coast. By the thousands, the tiny little creatures flap their vibrant orange and black wings in unison as they find refuge from the cold for their long winter break. And it turns out that they choose many […]

The Figueroa hotel in California is a historic retreat for women traveling alone in Los Angeles

As a woman who has traveled a lot, and very luckily alone – long after getting married and having children – I’m used to people finding it strange that I go alone as often as I do. Even now, almost 15 years in a career in which traveling is my literal job, I’m often asked […]

This Southern California hotel hosts a “Bridgerton” masked ball for Halloween

As Bridgerton Lady Whistledown would say, “Social season is upon us.” And, this fall, to celebrate the Bridgerton The Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa in California is having a Halloween party fit for the Royal Family on its beautifully landscaped grounds. Starting at 5:00 p.m. on October 31 (Halloween is a Sunday this year), […]