Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Purifying Experience

After visiting the city’s pilot Advanced Water Purification facility this morning, I can report that seeing the water-purification process in action is an all-around feel-good experience. I imagine it would comfort anyone who’s been grossed out by the idea of drinking water that once … Continue reading

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Cinépolis: A Missed Opportunity

My good friend, the exquisitely discerning Alberto Lau, went to Cinépolis, the new movieplex in Del Mar, yesterday and had this reaction: I went with high expectations. I have, for a long time, thought that movie houses should offer a much higher … Continue reading

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Where the Happy Horses Hang Out

Up at Santa Anita Park (in Arcadia, northeast of downtown LA), you can take a free tram tour of the stable area and receiving barn most weekends during the racing season. But the corresponding section of the Del Mar Racetrack admits fewer outsiders. … Continue reading

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World-class Fishy Beauties

I’d heard about the wonderful changes that have taken place at the Japanese Friendship Garden’s koi pond in recent years, but I only got a chance to see them for myself the other day. I visited the pond with my friend, … Continue reading

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