This salon is nicely decorated. They are not simply a hair salon, or just a nail salon, or only a wax and facial place. It's great because One Stop Salon is a salon for ALL of of these things. There are only a few salons I know that are like this. There is a Greek theme with columns, fountains, green leaves, framed artwork, scultures, and spotlighting on the art pieces. There's even a lighted announcement board. There is about 5 hair stations, 8 nail stations, 4 spa chairs, and 2 facial/wax rooms, I think. Their line of employees are also very friendly and skilled at their respective areas of expertise. Once clients come for one service, they'll be back for the other available services. And the prices are fair.
PROS: Variety of services, Many stations and rooms, Nice staff
CONS: Little lacking in hairstylists, there's only about 3.
I attended Oak Park Elementary as a little girl. It's a very good school. It has the title as a "music conservatory" attached to it. Oak Park is a magnet school, specializes in the arts. Specifically musical education: choir, band, orchestra, strings, piano, all instruments. Because it is a magnet school, it receives funding for its music program. There are 3 playgrounds, one for the kindergarteners, one for younger kids K-2, and another for the older children 3-5 grade. There's a good luncharbor area with the indoor cafeteria as well as the outdoor. There's always new remodeling, maintenance, and building projects to better and modify the school. There has been many changes since I attended the school. The school is right next to the Oak Park the park, providing a special place for kids/parents after school and for physical education activities. The other best part about Oak Park school's location is that is about 2 minutes' distance away from the Oak Park public library. Some classes have class fieldtrips to the library for a larger spectrum of media and literary materials. Of course at the school, there is also a small school library. There is always fun activities year around that promotes learning. In the Oak Park/ East San Diego area, there are many elementary schools. Most of them are in questionable neighborhoods. Oak Park Elementary is borderlining in that category of questionable neighborhoods as well, but still manages to offer the best opportunity for education. I definitely recommend everyone to take advantage of this opportunity. Many parents from higher income communities also try to send their children to Oak Park for the educational opportunities, specifically for their chidren's musical education.
PROS: Music, Facilities, Location, Park, Play Grounds, Remodeled, Diverse
CONS: Can't think of one.
The campus is large, for a community college. Nice facilities, including: the library (or called the Learning Resource Center), small cafeteria, good class sizes, swimming pool, tennis court, so on. I've taken two classes at Mesa. All of the classrooms are for about 30 students on average. There is air conditioning in most of the classes. Every room has a television set. Next school semesiter, the fees are decreasing by $6 per unit. It's a sweet deal. Mesa college is a popular option for kids graduating from high school as well as adults who want to start up a profession. The classes are fun to take, just to learn something. I love how convenient and cheap parking is. And during certain hours, about 1-6 pm, parking is free.
PROS: Parking, facilities, library, pool, variety of classes, air conditioning
CONS: No impressive architecture, some very old looking buildings
I am a full time student at UCSD. It's quite an impressive campus with impressive credentials. The college has the Stuart Art Collection, a series of site specific works all over campus. They are amazing. UCSD is made up of 6 colleges with their own specialties and individual characteristics. The school is known for many fields, including cognitive science, economics, medical, theater, and more. I like the facilities and such made for the students like the shuttle transportation system around campus, the two gyms, the Geisel library, the architecture, and other public buildings I can't remember. UCSD is also known for many many movies that have been shot on campus. The class sizes are mostly large, considering that it is a public university. The courses are challenging, but necessary. There are many reputable professors. However, the school lacks spirit and real college sports. And that point is typically a crucial part to college life that is missing at UCSD. However, I love it.
PROS: Reputable professors, Impressive campus, Facilities, Shuttle transportation
CONS: Parking, Lacking sports
I was here for about 3 months to obtain a manicurist license. The success rate of students who pass their manicurist/cosmetologist license examinations are about 90% or so, I believe. I was definitely among those who obtained their license. The school is good at what they do. There are two floors, one for nail practices and one for hair. The instructors are very proficient and knowledgeable about their respective specialties. It was a fun and productive experience. They made my time pass by so quick. I definitely recommend this school for anyone who'd want to find a career in any part of cosmetology or barbering.
PROS: Good teachers, Prepares students well
CONS: Facility could be bigger.
This church is really big. Probably one of the biggest Catholic churches in San Diego, I believe. The decorative design of the church is elaborate. There are many many seats. I like the feeling in this church. They also have a big parking lot. However, the church is located on the corner of an intersection. Because of all the traffic lights, arriving to and departing from the church takes soooooooooo long. One time, it took me 15 minutes to leave the parking lot because there are only a few hundred other people attempting to leave at the same time at such a crowded intersection. That's a lot of work to attend mass. So, it's only once in awhile that I go to Good Sheperd.
PROS: Beautiful, Big
CONS: Horrible Parking.
This church smaller, compared to the other Catholic churches in San Diego. The artwork and scultpures in this church is more abstract and simplistic than in other churches. Because of the small size and simplistic manner of the church, I enjoy the atmosphere it provides during the mass. It becomes more close knit and realistic during worship. Although people don't mind that the church is small, I'm sure we all are concerned about the small size of the parking lot. But it's typically not a problem.
PROS: Local, Cozy atmosphere.
CONS: Small parking.
Holy Spirit is a very nice church. It has a diverse group of people who attend services. There are services to the Hispanic and Vietnamese community, as well as masses in English. The church just remodeled their stained glass windows for maintenance purposes. I guess the forte of the church would be these elaborate windows, donated by the funds of generous individuals years ago. The church is fairly big as well. And the church also has its community hall, an office, a facilities, and a school. The school co-functions as a private highschool during the week and as catechism/ language classes for children on Sundays. I've gone to this church ever since I was a little girl. So there's not anything bad that I can think of. Then again, what church is "bad"?
PROS: Stained glass windows, School, Office, Diverse community.
This is a rather small shop located nearby an Asian supermarket. But don't be deceived. I always thought it was a random shop that no one went to. I was very surprised when I visited the shop last week. Their sandwiches were amazing. The bread was soft, crisp, wholesome baguette. They were large as well. It was just delicious. These sandwiches in a Vietnamese style, with baguette bread, patte spread, picked vegetables, cucumbers, pepper, cilantro, and your choice of meat/combination style. I never had fresher or tastier bread at any other Vietnamese sandwich shops. My only complaint is that the pickled vegetables weren't sour enough. But that can easily be overlooked by the overall quality of the sandwiches.
PROS: Price, Quality, Bread, REALLY TASTY.
CONS: Small place, Not very sour pickled vegetables.
I absolutely adore this place. It appears to be a star-status type of place. There's a star board of celebrities who've eaten at La Stanza Diva, including Audrey Hepburn and a lot of other people that I can't recollect at this moment. The restaurant definitely has a great reputation as a family restaurant that has been around for a while. When you first come into the reception area, there's a huge fruit bowl of gummybears. And while you are waiting in line to come in, they brought out platters of oysters with cheese to ease everyone. Definitely extremely hospitable. I loved the people at the restaurant. They were so friendly, like community friends. I forgot that they were servers. The food was amazing. The variety of cheeses, meatball, types of lasagna, pasta, and so forth. Their alfredo dish was the best I've ever had. All of their entrees were so rich/deep in flavor. You can taste the spices, herbs, wines, vinegar. Just simply amazing. The whole restaurant was just so fun to be in, with all the lights and traditional decorations. The theme is very relaxing and fun. There's even a big couch in the restaurant. Very cozy, making it a place where no guest would desire to leave.
PROS: Longstanding family restaurant, cozy, amazing food, hospitable, very fun!
CONS: More pricey than usual Italian dining.