With a history that stretches back to the 1930s, Hollywood Park has been entrancing bettors with invigorating equine sprints for more than 70 years. After dropping off cars, vans, or giraffe-drawn carriages with obliging valets, guests can stroll inside the grounds and pick up the day's program and peruse upcoming races. After placing bets on favored thoroughbreds, visitors can plunk down in general-admission seating to cheer on favored steeds. Food vouchers allow guests to pick up comestibles at the on-track dining areas, refueling for raucous rooting or between-race games of freeze tag.
There's no shortage of dog-friendly space at Kennel Club LAX whose sprawling facilities include a 12,000 square foot pet hotel with an additional 12,000 square feet of outdoor play space. Pooches enjoying a daytime or overnight stay in the 24,000-square foot pet hotel romp around during individual or group play time, which might include gamboling across the grass, napping in private lodgings, and diving into a swimming pool under the watchful eyes of on-site attendants. For overnight visitors, The Kennel Club LAX offers a range of accommodation, from standard rooms to more luxuriant themed cottages with flat screen TVs.
As part of the efforts of its youth programs, Break the Cycle sends representatives into classrooms to give presentations about preventing abusive relationships. The educators talk with teens about the types and warning signs of abuse and the hallmarks of healthy relationships, as well as provide tips for safely ending an abusive relationship and how teens can seek protection through the legal system. The presentations also employ a DVD learning tool that features interactive exercises, as well as interviews with young survivors. In addition to the classroom presentations, Break the Cycle also presents at larger school assemblies and provides schools with outreach kits that include posters, key chains, and cards that list common warning signs of abuse. The organization would like to implement its training program in four schools, but requires additional funding in order to do so.
With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.
C&O IT Solutions began in 2010 as a residential-computer repair company, and already it’s expanded to include small-business service, advanced customer service, technical support, and advanced consultation. C&O’s experts specialize in all things technological, from software installation and repairs to web development, IT management, and computer training for individuals.
Named one of the top 10 South Bay ethnic restaurants by the Daily Breeze, Al Watan has served up authentic Indian and Pakistani fare for more than 25 years. Much of the menu is cooked in a traditional clay oven, bringing intense heat to meaty specialties such as the tandoori chicken, expertly spiced to the rich orange hue of a dying sun ($6.99). Lamb, goat, and beef are also offered, cooked in a variety of regional spices and sauces. The naan, also cooked in the clay oven, includes plain ($1), garlic ($1.99), and butter ($2.25) varieties to mop up the savory leavings of the entrees. An extensive vegetable selection ensures that noncarnivores will find something to put in their bellies. Tongues stung by spice can seek succor in the cool sanctuary of the lassis or mango shakes ($2 each).