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On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs

On the Hunt: California’s Cougar Lairs June 1, 2010 | Los Angeles, San Francisco | Read More
Tired but bright and intent, a single faded blue eye stares out from behind bleach blonde bangs. Lacquered, long lashes flit and play as the eye darts around the room, searching. Long, bony fingers topped with manicured, perfectly painted nails cradle a dirty martini. Slightly cracked foundation swirls...

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common

Celebrity Airport F-Bombs: Stars’ Tirades Becoming Common May 26, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Los Angeles, New York, Travel News, UK | Read More
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb both recently launched into profanity-laced tirades in separate airport incidents.  Tudors star Rhys Meyers got himself banned for life from United Airlines for raging at employees at JFK in New York who wouldn’t allow him on a flight to...

Like Breathing? US Cities With Best & Worst Air Quality 2010

Like Breathing? US Cities With Best & Worst Air Quality 2010 May 24, 2010 | Los Angeles, Travel News, USA | Read More
The American Lung Association has used Environmental Protection Agency data to rank the air quality of U.S. cities.  The ALA found that 10% of Americans live where year-round particle pollution levels are too high, and the majority of the country’s population lives where ozone pollution is...

Rest Easy: Mother and Son Save International Banana Museum

Rest Easy: Mother and Son Save International Banana Museum April 15, 2010 | Food Lovers, Los Angeles, Travel News | Read More
In January, in spite of its status in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s largest collection devoted to any one fruit,” The International Banana Museum received an eviction notice from its city-owned space in Hesperia, California. Top Banana Ken Bannister, who has run...

Nerdy Conventions: Get Your Con On

Nerdy Conventions: Get Your Con On April 14, 2010 | Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco | Read More
In the wake of the most recent installment of San Francisco’s WonderCon, one might expect that the comic dorks among us here at NileGuide would be all role-played out. And we were… for about a week. The days leading up to the comics convention were heady ones indeed, with high hopes from organizers...

Knott’s Berry Farm Introduces Chocolate Bacon Funnel Cake

Knott’s Berry Farm Introduces Chocolate Bacon Funnel Cake April 13, 2010 | Food Lovers, Los Angeles | Read More
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Vista, Calif. already hails itself as America’s first theme park and the place where the boysenberry was created.  But generations from now, Knott’s Berry Farm may not be remembered most for crossing the loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry, but rather...

Photo Friday: Purple Babies

Photo Friday: Purple Babies May 22, 2009 | Los Angeles, Photo Friday | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 5/26: Believe it or not, the photo was taken at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market in Los Angeles. Each Sunday morning this area is taken over by merchants selling everything from produce to handmade baskets. (See more Photo Friday fun here) Photo...
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