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Should Group Fitness Classes Stay Out Of Public Parks?

Boot camp-style fitness classes that meet outdoors in parks are a much more fun way to exercise than staring at your own sweaty face in a mirror. Do they affect life in the park enough that cities should require them to get permission before setting up shop and pay fees? The city of Santa Monica, California thinks “maybe,” and is considering such a policy. [More]

Sushi Restaurant That Served Illegal Whale Now Closed

Sushi Restaurant That Served Illegal Whale Now Closed

The Hump, a Santa Monica, Calif. sushi restaurant accused of illegally selling whale meat, closed yesterday. The reason given on the restaurant’s Web site? By closing, they hope to bring attention to the damage done by illegal whaling. Riiiight. [More]

Hey, Thanks For The Bed Bugs!

Hey, Thanks For The Bed Bugs!

Sarah is experiencing every traveler’s worst nightmare. Bed bugs!

I just started reading The Consumerist. I did a search on bedbugs to see if you had any posts, and then thought I’d tell you my own story after reading about the people who found bedbugs in a Santa Monica hotel. In August of last year, I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Santa Monica.

FiOS Is Great, If Verizon Ever Manages To Actually Install It

FiOS Is Great, If Verizon Ever Manages To Actually Install It

Ben is getting some crappy customer service from Verizon in attempting to get FiOS installed. His phone is disconnected, they made a half-assed install, don’t show up for installs, don’t call, oh, and he still doens’t have FiOS. He writes:

To file amongst other I hate Verizon articles. Typing and summarizing while on hold with Verizon for approximately the 8th time…

Circuit City's Clever Circular Ad Misprint Explanation

Circuit City's Clever Circular Ad Misprint Explanation

Mark writes:

Saw a great deal at Circuit City in yesterday’s Sunday ad. Not crazy, but great. $5 for a Sony 1G Microvault Flash drive… The ad said, “Save $25. Reg. 29.95.”

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Day 66

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Day 66

Sixty-six days after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite initial promises to do so within days.

Time Warner Cable Customer Service Staffed By Crackheads

Time Warner Cable Customer Service Staffed By Crackheads

Jorge writes in about trying to get Time Warner Cable to not charge him for service he already canceled.