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Out of the Closet - Jennifer H Caldwell

  • A Peace of Historic West Adams

    Sue Helmy
    In fasted-paced, overstressed Los Angeles, there is a restful haven open to the public free of charge. Within a short 5-minute drive from downtown, off Arlington and 6th Street. This piece of heaven…
  • Leo Carrillo Beach, a Deal to Remember

    Sue Helmy
    You never really think of going to the beach as a “deal” or a “discount”. But it is local, free, and everyone loves to go, including your best friend Fido. Out of all the state beaches, Leo Carrillo…
  • FREE Endless Art in Beverly Hills

    Sue Helmy
    Among the well-maintained boutiques, homes and manicured lawns, there are 60 works of art sprinkled around the city brought in from the Fine Arts Commission’s public art fund. This commission is made…
  • Hunting for Treasure at OUT OF THE CLOSET Thrift Store (Video)

    Sue Helmy
    Across the street from the retail shops at the Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles is a gem of a thrift store, Out of the Closet. “Gem” is a great word to describe the second hand merchandise, the…
  • Entertainment DEAL for Film Lovers

    Sue Helmy
    If you love movies on the big screen, love art deco, or love historic Hollywood, you would love the American Cinematheque. The organization operates two historic theatres, the Egyptian in Hollywood…
  • Operation-Letters from Santa

    Sue Helmy
    Every Christmas Eve since I can remember, my siblings and I went through the whole routine in hopes of enticing Santa to make a drop-off at our home. We decorated our windows with lights, trimmed the…
  • Hallo-Giving Pumpkins

    Sue Helmy
    Halloween 2013 I had big dreams for my pumpkin. My pumpkin was the perfect shade of orange and shaped with the right roundness to carve a big toothy smile. My intention was to carve it on Halloween…
  • Santee Alley, Not as Good as a Vacation in the South of France, But …

    Sue Helm
    They say the best things in life are free. The best are priceless things like your health, your family, friendship, or a special feeling or experience. The next best things, or second best in life…
  • Honoring Our Vets – A True Red, White and Blue Deal

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Los Angeles’ Midnight Mission is 100 years old this year. Their website says that since 1914, this non-profit has been dedicated to providing basic services to those who’ve “lost everything,” and to…
  • Culture Vulture Academy Tuition: $0!!

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Recently, I attended the opening reception of “Mother Egypt/Golden Nubia: The World of the Nile from the Mediterranean to the Sahara.” This fascinating exhibit, guest curated by Nubian-born art…
  • Garden Clippings: Here’s the Dirt on Holiday Gift Deals

    Marla Hart
    The holidays are here. I stand at Urban Outfitters shifting my weight while perusing sweaters for my nephews. Blue? Grey? Then suddenly the music makes me think I’m in North Korea. Bah-bye. Then…
  • Deal: Clean Water on Tap for 76 Cents a Day

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Having good clean water on hand is a must. Back in 2009, I was fed up with hauling gallons and 2.5 gallons of water home from the store. On top of that, it was difficult to rinse food without a…
  • Good Looks for a Good Price … A $10 Haircut for the Gents

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Last time I had my hair cut, I got one of those Groupons. I paid $30 and the regular price was $65. Pretty good deal, but then what? After the Groupon, if you want to go to the same place again, it’s…
  • Entertainment Deal: Pay What You Want at the Coeurage Theater Company

    Jennifer Caldwell
    “The world is too ugly. Beauty cannot exist.” So saith Rachel, the fourth grader who is mercilessly bullied because of her weight, in Sean Graney,s dark comedy, “The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed…
  • A People Deal: Help for the Down and Out in the ‘Biz’—Free of Charge

    Jennifer Caldwell
    These hard times have got at least one gal seriously in need of some cash flow. Yesterday, I went on down to a nifty outfit called The Actors Fund to attend a career assessment workshop. Upon…
  • $10 for 2 Tempranillos or $4 for 2 Mad Dogs—Your Choice

    Jennifer Caldwell
    A couple weeks ago, super booze dealer, Bev Mo, opened a new store at Beverly and La Cienega. This one’s got 8400 square feet of assorted wines, beers and spirits, along with a bevy of gourmet foods.…
  • California (S)Mart: Eight Awesome Garments + a Couple Pair of Earrings for $32!!

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Now that I’ve been there, I cannot comprehend how I’ve been living here in LA for so many years and never been to the California Mart. What a waste. I’ve never in my life seen such a conglomeration…
  • Surprise Deal!! A Jar of Oregano for 33 Cents at … Whole Foods??

    Jennifer Caldwell
    My friend Natascha keeps insisting there are good deals at that premium natural and organic supermarket monopoly - Whole Foods. There may well be calls for my arrest if I say this, but I’m going to…
  • Be a ‘Crib Colorist’ … Do Your Own Color the Right Way for Under $60

    Jennifer Caldwell
    Damn! Seems like every time I turn around It’s time to get my hair colored. I’m not the only one. This is a major expense for many women throughout the developed world. Well, maybe there was some pun…
  • Street Curb Robbery: LA’s Exorbitant Parking Fines

    Jennifer Caldwell
    I seem to be on a roll these days with getting the worst deals in town. Case in point: the $68 parking ticket I got from the City of Los Angeles. Hey, I’m all for money for the public good. It isn't…



Blue Ice Cafe
9201 Winnetka Ave. Unit D
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: 818-886-8391

By the People Document Preparation Center 
21722 Devonshire Street 
Chatsworth, CA 91311 
Phone: 818-341-7351

14538 Calvert Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411 
Phone: 818-779-1094

Harley's Simi Bowl
480 E. Los Angeles Ave. 
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: 805-526-4212

MBX Crossfit
19631 Parthenia Ave. 
Northridge, CA 91326

  • Meetup for Fun and Adventure … Almost Always Free!

    Jennifer Caldwell

    “Meetup Mad” – a year ago, that’s how my friend Natascha jokingly described me.  At that time, she hadn’t even heard of Meetups. I’m surprised at how many people still haven’t.

    Last year, I went to my first Meetup in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Five people showed up and we all went for a brisk walk…

  • Down Home Cookin’ With Lots of Soul … i.e. Pork Chop and Eggs for Just $8.66

    Jennifer Caldwell

    Guess what? Everybody’s eating at CJ’s. And their menu is nearly as diverse as their clientele. On the front, it reads: CJ’s Café. ‘From the South to South of the Border.’

    For breakfast you can get your basic bacon and eggs, omelet’s or egg sandwiches. The sandwiches are a great deal. They range…

  • A Light Proletarian Lunch … for Just $2

    Jennifer Caldwell

    My Mom has really taken to keeping up with Deals and Discounts, even though she doesn’t live in Los Angeles, and she’s been after me for some time to say something about Mao’s Kitchen. She says it’s her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, and definitely a great deal. That’s saying something too,…

  • Getting Naked and Renewed … for Just $15

    Jennifer Caldwell

    Ever hear of a mugwort tea bath? How ‘bout oxygen and bichotan charcoal therapy? Well, apparently, the mugwort boosts immunity, promotes circulation and detoxifies. The oxygen and bichotan charcoal combo detoxifies as it moisturizes.

    I am elated to say that I experienced all of this and more at the…

  • Summer Grub and an Outdoor Flick … from FREE to Almost FREE

    Jennifer Caldwell

    Summer is the time to catch a flick outdoors and it seems like Hollywood Forever isn’t the only game in town anymore. No matter where you live in this vast and diverse city, you can take in a free movie outdoors. Whether it’s on a picnic blanket, at a trendy restaurant, off a food truck or at a…

  • Cool Parasols for 3 Bucks … Fresh Ginger $1.19 lb … It’s Chinatown, Jake

    Jennifer Caldwell

    The controversial arrival of Wal-Mart in Chinatown is in the local news lately and got me to thinking – doesn’t Chinatown already have great deals? I attended the festivities on the Chinese New Year and I scored a beautiful fabric parasol for only $3.

    Available in a variety of colors, these…

  • The Life of a Loyal Friend: Less Than $1,000

    Jennifer Caldwell

    Choosing a vet is one of the most important decisions a person will make. That task fell on me one day around six months ago. My neighbor needs a lot of help; so, I take care of Mojito, her rescue dog. I love that dog.

    One day, Mojito didn’t eat or drink all day. He didn’t do any business either.…

  • New Discovery: A Bottomless Cup o’ Joe … A Measly $1.85

    Jennifer Caldwell

    Like everyone else in Hollywood, I do have a screenplay in the works. The other day, I got the grand idea to take my show on the road and work on my script at a coffee shop – you know, like you always see those people do. Everyone looks so smart, intent on their laptop screens, sipping joe and…

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