There are better and bigger libraries out there, but this is a nice local library. The selection of books isn't as great as other libraries, but they have a fairly decent video section. A good tip is to request books and videos online (or at the library) and when you get the notification the item is ready, I pick it up at Norwood Library. The people are helpful too.
I've been to this place what seems a hundred times, and it's one of my favorite venues to see a concert. First off, I LOVE the layout. Instead of just one big floor like a lot of general admission venues, the floor is divided up into sections, one higher than the next so you get a good view of the stage. They also limit the pit to the first 200 people so you feel really safe. (It doesn't really protect you from people who want to mosh anyway though). Unfortunately, they take away your ticket and give you wristbands before you enter the pit, but you can get your ticket stub back after the show near the main entrance/exit. I've also been up the mezzanine level and you still get a pretty good view up there. Security isn't as strict as other venues. They generall allow cameras inside unless the artists says otherwise. The art-deco architecture also adds class to the place. I've usually been able to find street parking around the venue even on a Friday and Saturday night so you save yourself the $10 parking if you're willing to walk a couple blocks.
This is such a cool local store with a nice selection of CDs, DVDs, LPs. One time they were having their parking lot sale and I picked up a bunch of old vinyls I grew up listening to. Sign up for their mailing list, and be notified of sales and discounts and the latest releases. Rhino is located in Claremont Village with a lot nice, little shops and great places to eat so you can spend a nice afternoon there.
I haven't been here on club nights but have been going here since it used to be called the Palace. It's a nice place to see a show. If you don't wanna be a part of the crowd on the main floor, you can watch from upstairs and get a good view from there. I believe they still serve food here (haven't ate here since it was the Palace) and it was decent, but overpriced. But that's typical for any venue. There's a lot next door, but if you don't mind walking for a bit you can find street parking. Just read the signs!
Small place to see a show and concert prices are pretty cheap often times under $10. For the shows I've been to, I've been able to buy tickets at the door so I avoid paying the hefty TicketBastard fees. It's located in a strip mall. Parking oftentimes can be full in the lot, but I've been able to park on the street in front of the car dealership. Shows there can be really quite literally hot . I don't think there's an A/C so you and the band will be quite sweaty after a show.
The venue itself is a GREAT place to see a show. It's small and it's 21 and over so you don't get the hijinks you get at all-ages shows (i.e. crowd surfing, moshing, annoying kids pushing their way to front). And in recent years, their security isn't as strict. Now you can bring in cameras which years ago was like carrying a gun to the security folks. However, it suffers too much from the whole Sunset Strip/scenester/velvet rope vibe. While waiting to get inside the venue, someone will ask if anyone is "on the list" and those people usually enter first and don't have to pay, while those of us actually paying are left outside. Now, I know this is the way it's at EVERY venue but here's it's more pronounced.
I sometimes get my car washed here. Prices are cheap considering the amount of labor involved when washing a car. The facility itself is clean. There's a men's and women's restroom, tables, chairs and tv, and it's like a mini market inside with all the drinks and snacks for sale along with car acessories. Lunch time seem to be quite busy time as there's a lot of cars lined up to be washed. Make sure to pick up a frequency card. After your 10th cash, your next one is free!
Good, cheap sandwiches here! It's usually quite busy here during lunchtime. I like getting the milanesa sandwich and an empanada. I once had their chicken fajita sandwich but it was too salty for me and not enough fresh veggies inside.
I've seen several concerts here and it's one of my least favorite places to see a concert. First off, it's a bit out of the way. While it is in a nicer area than Staples Center and parking is cheaper (only $7 or 8), the arena itself is quite dated. The floor is HUGE which is especially dangerous if you'll there to see a band like KoRn or any punk bands. You can literally be stuck in a middle of giant masses of sweaty, sometimes not-so-nice people or inadventently be in a middle of a mosh pit. I can imagine someone can literally die/be seriously injured in the midst of the large crowd on the floor. If you do manage to make it up front to the rail, you have to watch out for the crowd surfers. I've unfortunately been hit in the face a few times thanks to those a-holes. If you decide you don't wanna deal with that, you'll unfortunately be quite far away. The seats aren't any better since they're quite far from the stage as well.
APR, I believe, mostly deals with IT/computer positions/assignments, but they do also place people in the adminstrative/clerical field. People there are extremely friendly and helpful and will keep in touch with you unlike other agencies who you have to hound every day. They do offer benefits like medical, dental, 401K, flexible spending account, direct deposit. But the medical benefits are a bit on the pricey side. Thankfully, you don't have to drop off a hard copy of your timecard so all you have to do is fax it in. I had to leave this great agency since I found a permanent job through one of my assignments.