Barbara Larkin Insurance Agency - Allstate
grain-brain
Consuming too much grain could punch a big hole in your health, according to the new book, Grain Brain.
Which of the four produces the greatest surge in blood sugar — you know,  the same toxic fuel that has contributed to a doubling of diabetes in our country? 1) a slice of whole-wheat bread 2) a Snickers bar 3) a tablespoon of pure white sugar 4)a banana It’s the not the candy bar, which has a glycemic index of [...]
More Lifestyle Stories
If you’re looking to spend a fun day on the town somewhere, why not spend it in Santa Clarita, which actually comprises four towns — Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia. Four for the price of one! Where can you beat that deal? While Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia is Santa Clarita’s biggest draw, and employer, [...]
There’s fast … then there’s “Tony Lancaster” fast. Chef Tony, as he’s known around SoCal, can make 900 sandwiches in an hour. And we’re not talking baloney and mayo on white bread here, but a Turkey Croissant with dried tomato aioli, filled with oven-roasted turkey breast, provolone cheese, alfalfa sprouts, green leaf, tomato and red onion. Or, [...]
Not even a full plume of Arturo Fuente cigar smoke billowing in the air can mask the grandeur of Tim Estes, the 57-year-old president of Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale, Calif., one of the premier float builders in the United States, if not the world. His inveterate cigar-smoking is an indulgence he’s not willing to part [...]
Despite opening his chiropractic office in La Verne a little more than six years ago, Dr. Afshin Meyer doesn’t look as if he’s aged a day. In fact, wherever you see him around town, which seems to be everywhere these days –- local restaurants, chamber of commerce meetings, the sidelines of a Friday night high school [...]
When you’re sitting down for a chicken dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant in Buena Park, you’re sitting down with history. From her little Buena Park tea room, which was attached to her and her husband Walter’s fledgling berry market, Cordelia Knott pulled out her wedding china and linen napkins and served eight people at [...]
Whether you’re heading east on the 210 freeway or west on that silver strand of concrete, it’s always good to know that a good cup of Joe is as close as your next off-ramp. At the All Business Journal, our hyper-caffeinated staff has assembled a list brimming with neighborhood coffee houses that no SGV commuter [...]
When I first met James Scott he approached and announced, “I’m Santa Claus.” I knew exactly what he meant. For the past three years or so, Scott and I have been heavily involved with Sowing Seeds for Life, the charitable organization founded by Glendora resident Vicki Brown in 2007. Sowing Seeds, a regional food bank that provides [...]
QUICK SUNDAY DRIVE: Don’t blow a gasket with this incredible, insufferable heat. Head down the 605 to Long Beach and Schooner or Later and points beyond.
George Zimmer, the instantly recognizable bearded face and gravelly-voiced founder of the The Men’s Wearhouse, might have been fired last week, but, thankfully, Peter Chugh, owner of Peter Daniel clothiers, isn’t going anywhere. He was at his shop next to the Sports Authority on Central Ave. in Montclair, Calif., last week, and he plans to be [...]