Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Thomas Wooden Railway, Chuggington, and Brio.
Pro Tip: All Gift Shop proceeds aid the restoration of the trains and educational outreach at the Museum.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Members only playday
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with the Gift-Shop Manager
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Our kid-friendly staff provides wooden engines for our museum visitors to borrow while they play and learn at the Museum. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Museum is a great escape where the kids can play, the parents can relax, and admission is free.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching the Museum visitors pretend and play on the painted railroad track in front of our store.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our store is run by the 501(c)(3) non-profit group which provides tours for school groups during the week, restores and operates the big trains on the weekends, and provides a service-learning program for high school students and other adults who give tours on the weekends. We are part of the Presidential Service Awards—and our volunteers provided over 6,000 individuals tours last year.
During her time as a fashion model, Donna Michelle D'Aurio knew the importance of staying in shape. But, when she became a trained fitness instructor, she quickly learned the importance of being both fit and healthy. With this philosophy in mind, Donna established Bella Fitness as a mobile fitness company in 2006. Since then, the company has grown into a fitness business where a staff of personal trainers, dance instructors, sport coaches, and nutritionists designs customized fitness plans for everyone from kids to senior citizens.
Within the studio, clients can work up a sweat in semi-private Pilates, Barre, Zumba, TRX, and dance cardio classes that reflect Donna’s own group fitness certifications from the Arthritis Foundation, SilverSneakers, PiYo, and YMCA. For younger clients, kids' yoga and Zumba classes are also available. At the other end of the spectrum, personal training sessions provide one-on-one attention as exercisers focus on mastering specific fitness routines or strengthening their levitation abilities. Bella's facility is also equipped with a Korr Reevue breathing test, which determines resting metabolic rates, as well as plenty of space to host training courses on CPR and fitness instruction.
Scholl Canyon Golf Course
Since 1970, golfers have been traversing the 3,039 yards of Scholl Canyon Golf Course, beating back bogies with clubs a combination of and cunning. The William P. Bell design escorts them across fairways of high bermuda and large bentgrass greens, adding up to a par 60 course comprised of six par 4s and 12 par 3s. With just one hole extending to more than 300 yards, the course emphasizes the short game and confers success on those who can dial in their iron play and keep their putts from rolling into a time warp.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 60 course
Total length of 3,039 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 54.7 from the back tees
Course slope of 88 from the back tees
Two sets of tees per hole
Royal Vista Golf Club
The palm trees at Royal Vista Golf Club reach high in the clouds, a visual testament to the course's maturation over the past half-century. The course—a 27-hole gem framed to the south by distant mountain peaks—connects wide fairways and small greens in a landscape dotted with sand traps and water hazards. True to the area's rolling topography, many holes stretch over elevation changes that add drama to putts and make carts squeal with delight. Before rounds, guests can enjoy a practice session at the driving range, chipping area, and two practice greens.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
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Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide all course materials. Students need to bring no materials.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The practicing routine, attentiveness, persistence, and problem-solving skills that are learned in the process of studying a musical instrument or dance help to bring structure and discipline to all other activities.
What do you love most about your job?
Enriching children and adults lives through music and dance! Quickly increase music learning and performance, get better teaching method with less work, cut waste out of student's time.
Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.
To celebrate "Pretty in Pink"'s 30th Anniversary, Street Food Cinema is throwing more than just a mere party. Guests will be able to enjoy not only the film, but an 80s prom photo booth, corsages or a boutonnières booth for their date, drunken cake pops, and more savory food at the Grand Central Market next door to the theater. Guests are encouraged to dust off their dancing shoes before the film to the most popular hits of the 80s.
Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4, We Like LA, and The Washington Post. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports several charities.