I was referred to Dr. Subhas by my primary card physician for pain in my right hand/shoulder, which I thought was carpal tunnel. Luckily, a nerve test was negative. However, he has very little patience and got quite irritated when I kept persisting in asking him questions about tendonitis and carpal tunnel. When I asked him several questions about my condition, specifically regarding a series of cortisone shots I had from another office, he kept saying, "I don't know" and "I can't answer hypothetical questions" and started for the door even before I finished asking them! He told me to do some strength exercises with my hands, and when I asked him what kind, he said "common sense" ones. Obviously if it were common sense, I wouldnt have asked. And he kept saying that gaining weight might help with the pain, but I have been this weight my whole life and never had any pain until my stint as a transcriptionist. Another neurologist I saw a year before told me that my body type is NOT predispositioned for carpal tunnel, so I dont know why Dr. Subhas was so fixated on my weight. Needless to say, I will not go back and will seek help elsewhere. I have been to several doctors in my life, but he is by far the most impatient and least willing to listen or help. He is obviously one of those doctors that is in it for the money and not to help others.
Although this museum is housed in an ordinary facility and not as well known as the Getty Museum, the Norton Simon has much better art. They have many famous artists' works displayed, including those by Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Degas, just to name a few. They also offer special exhibits throughout the year that are very cool. One of my favorite museums in the US!
Once you've been here, there is no need to go a second time. Admission is expensive, although it does include dinner, which is eaten without utensils, just like back in medieval times. The food is okay, nothing great. The entertainment is good, with each section cheering for their own knight.
As the title suggests, games range anywhere from one nickel to seven nickels. A few really old games from the 80s are free, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons. They have shooting games, racing games, DDR, and some other obscure games. They do charge admission, however, which is a few bucks. Overall, you get your money's worth and can spend hours here. Not just for kids!
Hadley's is a cool little stop to make, a store and restaurant all rolled into one. They sell a variety of dried fruits and candies, and one of the best parts is its sample table, where you can sample all kinds of items, taking more than one if you feel like it. The restaurant was very small but had a variety of sandwiches and some specialties like date shakes. Prices are reasonable.
This branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library system was recently renovated. It is a small to mid-sized library serving a primarily Hispanic population. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Although it can get very noisy with kids running around in the afternoon, this library (like all other LACPL libraries) offer free DVD and video rentals, as well as new $1 per day DVD rentals.
This predominantly Asian church (although there are African Americans, Caucasians, and Hispanic) is comprised mainly of singles in their 20's and 30's. The lead pastor, Dave Gibbons, is a great speaker, but unfortunately will be gone to open another NewSong in Thailand for a year. The praise teams are usually lively and fun--NewSong has great acoustics, props, programs, etc. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill church. The major downside is that it is very large and can be difficult to meet people.
You need an invitation from one of the Magic Castle's members in order to pay a visit to this interesting place. Dinner is required and definitely overpriced for what you get (minimum $15 per person but the cheapest entree on the menu is a regular salad for $15!) Magic shows are scheduled in various rooms. The one act we saw was not very good and the guy spent more time making jokes and showing us magic. Good to go once for the experience but not twice.
This has remained a favorite of mine for many years, even though I only got to stay here once, and only because it was free due to a friend's hook-ups. The rooms were really luxurious, esp. their bathrooms, which had both a separate spa-like tub and shower. The buffet is still the best one in Vegas, although quite pricey. They have a lovely garden that they change every season.
I would recommend visiting Sea World of the San Diego Zoo before visiting the Wild Animal Park as there isn't much to do beyond taking a ride on the tram around the park. This park is set up to mimic an environment just like one you would find in the animal's natural setting, so the park is huge. You can see a variety of wild beasts, most of which are lazily lounging around. There is also a few other sites visitors can walk to, but be prepared to walk far and long!