I've had a few alignments done at this Firestone location over the last few years with middling to poor results. The first couple of times I took my cars there, it took multiple visits before they got it right. For example, "Oh, they must have forgotten to tighten the bolts on . . ." said the manager after the second visit.
In addition, twice now they've tried to scam me into buying parts (and the associated labor) that I already have. Specifically, they've tried twice to charge me to install camber bolts, claiming that they have never been installed on my vehicle. However, it's plain as day that I already have them installed.
They have also tried to sell me many hundreds of dollars' worth of steering linkage parts that I don't need, claiming my old ones are worn out. They are not.
This last visit was the last straw. The first couple of times I wrote off to an incompetent tech here and there. But continual scamming and incompetence by the same manager (Geo) have put me over the edge. I'll be finding another place to get my alignments done in future.
I bought an aluminum and plastic hardshell bass guitar case from A&S Case when an airline destroyed my factory case. They measured my bass and had a design right away. I didn't even have to leave my bass there while they built it, though they had to do a few minutes worth of tweaking when I went in to pick it up. Overall I've been very satisfied with their work, and the airplane would have to run over the new case to hurt it. However, I'm glad the airline paid for the replacement, because it wasn't cheap.
Agoura Hills Target Range is a small indoor range that's a bit limited in what you can shoot. This is to be expected of an indoor range, of course, but it still a drawback. They have a pretty good selection of guns to rent, but don't go in there expecting to be able to put down twenty bucks and shoot whatever you want. There are first-time-customer rules you have to follow. Nothing extra to do if you bring in your own gun, but if you don't, you need to jump through a hoop or two. Can't blame them for covering themselves, but it's something to keep in mind. They also do FFL transfers and are a full-service gun shop.
Liquor Mart is a very reasonable liquor store that is about what a liquor store should be. They have a decent selection of beer, liquor, and malt beverages, but I don't know enough to judge their wine selection. They also carry kegs, and some, such as Miller High Life for $65, are quite cheap.
I went to A&A Tire and Auto to have some tires mounted and balanced on the wheels on my truck. I had gotten a quote from one of the chain stores and was shocked at the price--something like $150 just to mount and balance four pickup tires. A&A charged me $55, and I think it would have been lower if I had been there before. They seem like a place that likes recognizing their customers. I only had to wait about an hour while they did the work, and I showed up on a Saturday afternoon.
Irwindale Speedway is a relatively small track, so you won't see Formula One racing here, but they have a pretty good selection of the smaller stuff. I've only been there for nights that include a demolition derby, so I can't really speak for normal nights. They've had some pretty exciting demo derbies, though, and the figure-eight racing that precedes one is a sight to behold. The entry fee is a bit steep unless you really want to watch the normal racing beforehand, though.
If you need a lot of food, there is no better place than here. You can't beat their prices, but unless you can actually use the whole package, you won't save any money. They require a membership card that requires that you own a business of some sort, I believe, so if you have the card already, you probably already know that you can use that much food. Watch for sales, because things get extra cheap.
LA Gym Equipment has a pretty limited amount of merchandise, mostly of the trendy variety. All of it is overpriced, and much of it is junk. If you're looking for a particular piece of common equipment, don't go here. If you're looking to spend thousands of dollars on a shiny home gym you don't plan to use, there is no better place. That said, when I went in to buy a relatively obscure item, they ordered it and got it in stock pretty quickly.
Harbor Freight has the cheap tool market figured out. Labels show tools originating from China, Russia, India, etc. You get what you pay for, but for tools you don't expect to use enough to wear out, you can't beat the value. They have sales that bring prices down to unbelievable levels, such as a $5 cordless drill or angle grinder. They also have a pretty cheap warantee that you'll want to buy if you use their tools a lot, because they do break pretty quickly. Also great for expendables, such as grinding wheels, cutoff wheels, and throwaway tools.
Reliable Tool is a decent place to go buy tooling, but not a very good place to buy machine tools. They sell a lot of stuff on eBay, and you can't just walk in and buy it; you have to bid on it using eBay. Because of this, their prices are probably fair market value, but because of this, you won't usually get a good deal on anything. Tooling is both new and used, some more used than others. Used tooling is by the pound, which is nice. If you're looking for something in particular that they don't have, they'll keep an eye out and contact you if they get it.