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The Banks

The Banks in Silverlake


Chris Chough, a ClarkLiving friend and client, grew up skateboarding in LA. Over the years he’s

seen skateboarding evolve, splinter, fracture, and resurface with an urgency reminiscent of its

earliest days. As a father, he introduced his kids to skateboarding, and now he’s bringing that

passion to The Banks, a skate shop he opened on Sunset Blvd in Silverlake earlier this month.

         Chris Chough and Steve Clark inside The Banks.


Chough has lived in and around Silverlake for the [...]

Moving Tips

Moving: 10 Tips You Won’t Forget

10 Moving Tips You Won’t Forget

Moving can be a serious pain in the you-know-what. There is far to many little things that need to be packed, there are too many heavy boxes that your aching back doesn’t want to help carry anymore, and there is still the whole unpacking process after that.

No matter how many times you move, you wish you knew some way to make the whole process easier.

10 Moving Tips you Need to Know

Here are 10 of the [...]


zpizza Opens in Silver Lake

zpizza Opens in Silver Lake!

In case you missed the doors opening on Monday in Silver Lake, zpizza had their grand opening. They opened a new location at 2664 Griffith Park Blvd in Silver Lake. I have mentioned quite a few restaurants that appeal to the foodie culture, but zpizza is one of the originals!

Zpizza is known as the first artisan-inspired pizza chain. For the past 25 years, zpizza has attracted foodies from all over the world.  With their nutritious choices, [...]

Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Home energy efficiency is something that doesn’t always seem to take priority in our lives. Usually, convenience and speed seems to rule the products we use and the way we do things. But, especially in the wake of the drought in California, home energy efficiency is one of the biggest efforts we can make in sustainability. Plus, it can save you a good sum of money.

For example, did you know that washing your clothes in [...]

Tregnan Golf Academy

Tregnan Golf Academy – Griffith Park

Marty Tregnan Golf Academy

Sometimes it can be hard to move to the Los Angeles area with kids because parents fear that there are not enough activities for their kids. There fears should fade away at the growing number of facilities directed at the children in the Los Angeles area. The Tregnan Golf Academy recognized that there needed to be a greater opportunity for youth to discover the game of golf.

The Tregnan Golf Academy offers a state-of-the-art training and practice facility [...]

Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance – Maintain Your Investment

Home Maintenance – Maintain Your Investment

Buying a home is definitely a financial investment – and home maintenance should be taken seriously in order to protect your investment.

Regular home maintenance is important for your home. I like to think of it like I would my car. My car gets regular maintenance – oil changes, tire rotations, some new fluids may be needed now and again – what ever it takes to keep my car and its engine happy and healthy. Well, [...]

Average Home Price

Average Home Price in LA County for 2014

Average Home Price in LA County for 2014

The average home price is on the rise in Los Angeles County. It is hard to know whether now is the time to buy, to sell, or to just keep waiting.

According to Zillow predictions, the average home value is expected to rise 5.8 percent within the next year.

What are the average home price stats?

• Average home price in Los Angeles County is $483,400.

• The average price per square foot in LA [...]

CommonWealth Restaurant Pudding

CommonWealth Restaurant – Burbank

CommonWealth Restaurant – Burbank

About CommonWealth Restaurant

CommonWealth Restaurant is located at 222 S. Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank. The menu features a variety of influences including French, Italian, and Asian cuisines.

Ryotaro Isobe and Peter Park are co-owerns of this beautiful restaurant. They designed a menu full of small-plate options that allows their guests to enjoy a variety of plates. It solves that problem many of us struggle from when we go to a restaurant – having to pick only one [...]


Union – A Pasadena Delight

Union – A Pasadena Delight

Union is turning things around for food culture. In my last blog, I mentioned a growing “foodie culture” that is taking off. The United States has frequently been frowned upon when it comes to high quality, high standard, original creations of food dishes.

But, Union, a restaurant in Pasadena is really emphasizing their own Californian twist on some classic Italian dishes. Food standards are on the rise in the United States, and I think the food [...]


AltaEats – Good Eats in Pasadena

AltaEats – Good Eats in Pasadena

AltaEats is a secret little gem on the border of Pasadena and Altadena. You probably wouldn’t be looking for it as you drive up Allen Avenue. But if you do see it, be sure to stop.

Foodie culture seems to be popping up all over the place. With food chains being put down by so many people for their processed foods, unappealing presentation, and in some cases they are even being put down for having tasteless [...]