Tuesday, April 24, 2012

97th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

“Where there are two Armenians, you have Armenia

Little Armenian one of LA's best places to get some excellent Kabob and Humus, as well as many other tasty Armenian dishes was a buzz just before 10:00 am. on the corner of Hollywood & Hobart. this is where the ceremony march took place remembering the 97th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

It was Hitler when asked if he thought he could get away with killing the Jews that said. “Well who remembers the Armenians?”

An estimated 1.5 million Armenians died from 1915-23 in what has been called the first genocide of the 20th century.

The story is passed down from generation to generation about what happened to the Armenian people who lived in Turkey during 1915 to 1923. More than 200,000 children were left without parents.

Their is a great article in the daily Breeze about the Genocide, its history and how the United States and Turkey still do not recognize that it actually took place.

The memorial museum located in Montebello is an excellent place to see the photos and hear the story of the 1st genocide of the 21st. Century.

Today there are almost 500,000 Armenians living in Los Angeles

This week is a great time to get down to little Armenia and taste the foods and meet the people that will never forget why they currently call Los Angeles home.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

July 2011 law makes homeowners buy Carbon Monoxide sensors

Homeowners that are in the proccess of refinancing are finding out that Carbon Monoxide Detectors are now required by law to be installed in every home in California.

This law addresses the problem of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas produced whenever any fuel is burned.

If you are in the process of refinancing currently or are thinkining about refinancing, make sure you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector installed before the appraiser comes by, or you'll pay an extra 100 bucks to have them come back out and "reinspect" for that Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Because it's a California requirement, lenders will not fund loan until you have the detector installed and it is verified by a licensed appraiser.

Sellers are required to have Carbon Monoxide Detectors in place before the home is sold, and Landlords must have them in their rentals.

If you are lucky enough to own stock in a company that makes these detectors, then you might be seeing some serious financial gain in the near future now that every residence in the great state of California is required by law to have one installed.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

IN-N-OUT Secret Menu

In-N-Out Burgers is a West Coast institution. And one of the keys to their success has been keeping it simple. There are only four food items on the In-N-Out menu: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double and French Fries.

In-N-Out compliments the food with the standard array of Coca-Cola beverages and three shakes: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. And that’s the menu in its entirety…

…or at least that’s what they want you to think. The truth of the matter is that there is an extensive “secret menu” available for those in the know. In fact, the secret items actually outnumber the items legitimately on the menu.

This isn’t just stuff made up by bored employees. If you order a Flying Dutchman, “Flying Dutchman” prints out on your receipt. It’s in the computer.

There is lots of information out there on the Internet about the secret menu, but no one seems to have gotten it all, and a lot of what is out there is just plain wrong. Nothing is more embarrassing than ordering a secret item that doesn’t exist.

2×4 Burger
Description: A “2×4″ is a burger with two beef patties and four slices of cheese. You can also order a “3×3,” a “4×2″ or any other meat/cheese combo your little heart desires. Rumors of a “100×100″ are widespread and thus far unproven. (Yeah, yeah. It’s been proven now. We know. —The Mgmt.) We’d love to see a photo, though.
Comment: The 2×4 was humongous, but great.

3-by-Meat Burger
Description: Three beef patties, no cheese. You can pretty much order “any number”-by-Meat.
Comment: Triple the meat, triple the pleasure. Do you want your colon blocked but don’t want to wait for years and years for it to happen? Well, In-N-Out has the burger for you. I miss my cheese.

“Animal Style” Burger
Description: Mustard-cooked beef patty, additional pickles, extra secret sauce with grilled onions.
Comment: I love this burger. Best if ordered without tomato. It has lots of oniony, cheesy, goodness with “special sauce” to boot. (No one ever says that the sauce is just Thousand Island

“Double-Meat” Burger
Description: A Double-Double without the cheese.
Comment: The Double-Meat burger was huge — very filling. I would have liked some sauce, however. It seemed a little dry.

The Flying Dutchman
Description: 2 beef patties, 2 slices of cheese. That’s it. No lettuce. No onions. No bun. No nuthin’.
Comment: Two all-beef patties with cheese. What more can you say?

Grilled Cheese
Description: Cheeseburger without the “burger.”
Comment: I always order the grilled cheese because I don’t eat beef and veggie burgers are boring. It isn’t as boring as a regular grilled cheese. The sauce makes it better.

“Protein Style” Burger
Description: Any burger you want wrapped in lettuce instead of that carbohydrate-laden bun.
Comment: It felt like it was missing something…oh yeah, the bun! The lettuce wrapping actually made it less messy, but I was still hungry afterward. Next time, I’ll try “Animal Style.”

Veggie Burger
Description: Hamburger with no burger and double tomatos.
Comment: Expected a “veggie burger.” Got a bun with whole grilled onions*, sauce, lettuce and double tomato. Not bad, but rather overly simple for eating out. Won’t order it again. I’ll stick with my usual Grilled Cheese with grilled onions.

“Extra Toast”
Description: Leaves your bread on the grill a tad longer resulting in “crispy buns,” which is not as dirty as it sounds. Can be ordered with any burger.
Comment: About the same. Maybe slightly crispier than normal — but not much.

Fries: “Animal Style”
Description: French fries with secret sauce, onions and cheese on top.
Comment: Excellent! I will definitely order these again. Mmmmm…cheesey, oniony goodness!

Fries: “Light”
Description: French fries cooked a little less than normal.
Comment: My light fries were very good.

Fries: “Well-Done”
Description: French fries cooked a little longer than normal.
Comment: I couldn’t really tell the difference from these vs. the normal fries. Not very impressive. I don’t think I’d bother asking for well-done again.

*Articles from Badmouth.com

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