The One about Carniceria Panaderia y Taqueria in Lemoore, California

I was passing by Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California and stopped by a market/restaurant, Carniceria Panaderia y Taqueria. I have been told that this place sells massive burritos for a great price and the burritos are delicious. So, I had to give this place a try! Going inside, you approach the market, but you go to the right and the area that sells burritos and tacos are located […]

The One about the Visalia Obon Festival 2017

It’s Obon Festival time!!! I have blogged in the past about what an Obon Festival is and covered various events.  And now the first Obon festival that I attended in the Central Valley for 2017 took place in the city of Visalia, California in Tulare County. The Visalia Obon Festival, which is a smaller obon event, kicks off the Central Valley Obon Festivals and then the next is held in […]

The One about Habi Sushi in Porterville, California

I have eaten at awesome sushi restaurants throughout Japan and in America, I’ve eaten sushi throughout California. So, whenever people tell me to try a restaurant out, I usually wait in three’s.  That is if I hear three people telling me to check it out, then I’ll have to check it out! While most often the sushi locations are in the Bay Area or Southern California, the latest place is […]

The One about Fast n Fresh Mexican Grill in Sylmar, California

It was a late Saturday night and with a lot of the affordable hotels booked, the most affordable hotel in Los Angels that we could find was in Sylmar, California. Sylmar is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and is known for its olive orchards and thus in 1893, the area was named Sylmar (which means “sea of trees”). Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Sylmar […]

The One about My Random Musings: Korea Times Music Festival @ The Hollywood Bowl (2017)

This weekend I was at Los Angeles and attended the 15th Annual Korea Times Music Festival @ the Hollywood Bowl. I’ll do more of a write-up when I get back and get situated but for now, please enjoy my latest Random Musings video from the event. Definitely one of my favorite events to go each year, the Korea Times Music Festival showcases a lot of talent and also many booths […]

The One about Lemoore, California

The next area that I am blogging from is Lemoore, California. Known for its Naval Air Base, its Tachi Bingo Palace and the where Journey lead singer Steve Perry had grown up as a child/teenager, the city of Lemoore was founded in April 1871 by Dr. Lovern Lee Moore from France. Originally called western Tulare County, California or Latache, the land was known for rich soil thanks to the Kings […]

The One about Avenal, California

I recently traveled to the town/city of Avenal, California located in the Central California (Kings County) area. With a population of 13,195 (2015), the city is known these days for the Avenal State Prison which provides a thousand jobs to residents in the area. Named by Spanish soldiers and explorers, Avenal is derived from the Spanish word “avena” which means oats and “avenal” which means oatfield, as the area was […]

The One about LACMA

In 1920, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened. Located on Wilshire Blvd. in the Miracle Mile area in Los Angeles, right next to La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States and has over 150,000 works that go as far back as ancient times to the present. I have been to this museum several times and I can tell you […]