Attend the Sustainable Seafood Expo Oct. 2!

Photo credit: Lori Stokoe

For anyone who lives in the greater Los Angeles area and loves food and/or the ocean, the Sustainable Seafood Expo on Oct. 2 from noon to 5pm is a great event for you! The event features scrumptious seafood samples, cooking demos, a full cash bar and great educational activities for people of all ages. Plus,… [read more]

Not all reusable bags are created equal

Reusable bag torn

It turns out that some reusable bags aren’t reusable at all! How do I know this? Well, about a year and a half ago, my husband received a free reusable bag from his new healthcare provider. The bag contained very useful information, a free pen and bonus, you get to keep the bag. We added… [read more]

Regeneration is a real super power

Sand star four arms

Recently, I came across this sand star that only had four arms. What happened to its fifth arm? I wondered. Then I thought, it doesn’t matter because sea stars have the power to regenerate their limbs. This got me thinking, humans are obsessed with super powers these days. The Marvel and DC Comics movies are… [read more]

Meet the globe crab

globe crab

The globe crab (Randallia ornata) is no ordinary crab. Its bulbous shell and stylish color pattern shouts, “I’m different and proud of it!” You might think with a name like globe that this crab really gets around…travels the ocean world so to speak…a real globe trotter. In reality, it’s quite the opposite. While the ocean… [read more]

Remember to pop those balloons!

Balloons in street

It has been awhile since my last balloon rant, so time for another one! Yesterday, I was walking in my neighborhood and came across these balloons in the street. I’m happy for whoever had the baby girl, but it’s not necessarily something I want to learn about by finding trash. In this case, the person… [read more]

Every restaurant should brag about serving sustainable seafood

Sharky's Sustainable Seafood

This past weekend my husband and I went on a quick trip to see the elephant seals near San Simeon, CA (more on that in future posts). On the way back we made a quick stop to grab some dinner at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill in Camarillo. It’s a chain in Southern California that offers… [read more]

Magical spirit bear photos by Jennifer MaHarry

Spirit Bear Photo by Jennifer MaHarry

Visit the G2 Gallery in Venice and experience the magic of the Canadian wilderness! Photographer Jennifer MaHarry has done it again, she has managed to take another series of stunning images. And once again I must mention that I’m biased because she is a friend, but that said, these are some seriously amazing photos people.… [read more]

Keep our oceans clean, pick up your dog’s poop

Dog poop on a ledge

Yesterday I was out walking in my neighborhood and came across the strangest thing…12 bags of dog poop lined up on someone’s balcony. Was it poop art instead of pop art? I know…even I groaned at that one, but seriously people, there is only one place where dog poop belongs and that’s in the garbage.… [read more]

Searching for tree trimming answers

Atlanta tree

Over the holidays, I made an unexpected trip to Atlanta for a family emergency. My sister fell off a horse and broke her right scapula and two vertebrae. Actually, the doctor used the term crushed for one of the vertebra. Needless to say, it was a super scary time and while she could still move… [read more]