Saturday, November 4, 2017

Chemical Exposure and Colonics

I heard someone say the other day, " I don't need colonics, I'm regular."

The purpose of colon hydrotherapy is not to simply to promote regularity. It is to cleanse the length of your colon which kicks off a cleanse of the rest of your body.

The goal of cleansing the length of your colon (also called the large intestine or bowel) is to cleanse your tissues, organs and cells.  

This type of tissue cleansing does not occur in this deep way from your daily bowel movements alone.

We are exposed to a lot of chemicals in the world today and have been through out history. There was a time when the chemical DDT was sprayed directly and liberally onto people including children. We now know that is very very toxic.  Today many are exposed to chemicals on the job, from indoor environments where various furniture, flooring, and paints are off gassing. Indoor environments can be among the most toxic environments.  Chemicals can build up in the body. Often people notice health issues after being exposed to certain chemicals.

There are chemicals in the air from car exhaust, pesticides, factories, etc. Living in Los Angeles or other densely populated cities, you may notice a black dust accumulating on your furniture, etc. You are also breathing this all the time.

And we are ingesting chemicals in the food supply and recreational drugs. Some of this is eliminated and some builds up in the body.

Colon hydrotherapy's aim is to alleviate the build up of toxins in the body so it can resume optimal performance.

Monday, December 15, 2014

1, 2, 3 Easy Holiday Herbal Tea

I love making tea from fresh herbs.  It is so easy to do and the flavors will make your taste buds sing.
This holiday tea is warm and cozy for a winter day.

 Cozy Holiday Herbal Tea

3-5 slices fresh tumeric
2 slices fresh ginger
1 tsp dandelion root
1/2 tsp licorice root
2 cardamom pods
1 tsp cleavers
small piece of nutmeg
1/2 - 1 cinnamon stick
optional 1 tsp cacao powder

1.  Crush and grind your spices with a mortar and pestle.

2.  Add to tea pot and pour hot water over it.

3.  Steep for 20 min or longer. The longer you steep it, the richer the flavors will be.  You can reuse the herbs 2 or  3 times for good tea.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Colonic Success Stories: Energy Up and Waist Size Down

Recently, Rafael (name changed for privacy) came to me curious about trying colon hydrotherapy. He was nervous about the process.  He had never done any type of colon cleansing before and over the past year had put on about 10 stubborn pounds.

Rafael did 5 colonic sessions over a 5 week period and did a 12 day herbal detox that I had recommended. He also added a green smoothie and some flax seeds to his diet.

Rafael shared with me that before he began his colonic sessions, his energy level was about a 5 out of 10. At his last session, he reported that his energy level was a 10 out of 10 and his pants were fitting looser.  He was losing weight and felt more motivated to exercise.  I also noticed that his skin had more of a healthy glow and the whites of his eyes looked brighter.


To see the original article or to find out why I became a Colon Hydrotherapist, you can go to my other blog:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cold Showers: Building Strength in Challenging Times

Well, the picture tells you how it feels when you first get into a cold shower in the morning.

Recently, I have been seeking ways to strengthen my inner self while going through some life challenges. It was recommended to me that by choosing to consciously confront the cold / discomfort it would strengthen my mind and nervous system.

I was certainly intrigued.

On the first day of this cold shower quest, I sat and procrastinated, thinking, "I can't do this...I don't want to do this....this is ridiculous".

And then I went for it.

As the cold water hit my body, my mind was full with the thought "I HATE THIS!!!!!" Then, my breathing took on a life of it's own - I began to gasp for air, pant like a dog, neigh like a horse and hiss like a cat.  As I vigorously massaged my body all over, I began to get used to it. After 3 or 5 minutes, my body no longer felt cold.  I got out of the shower and I felt amazing - clear headed, energized and a sense of victory.

I have been jumping into cold showers in the morning now for almost 2 weeks. And I have to say, it is getting easier. I feel more grounded and strong.

I have also noticed an overall increase in the elasticity and softness of my skin. I was starting to form grooves/circles under my eyes which I chalked up to aging and they seem to be filling in after just two weeks. I feel clear and focused afterwards and ready to take on any challenge the day might bring.

Hydrotherapies have been around for centuries. The cold shower, known as Ishnaan in Eastern traditions, is a simple yet revitalizing yoga technique.

Cold showers cause the blood which has been stored deep within the internal organs and glands to rush to the surface of your body. This flushing of the organs is detoxifying and improves circulation in general. Your breath automatically deepens as you gasp from the cold, cleansing the lungs.

The other interesting benefit I noticed is a lack of wanting sweets - not something I have encountered before. During the holidays (and a lot of my life!) I seemed to be in a rhythm of having something sweet every day.  It struck me that  I hadn't really thought about chocolate or sugar in about a week and a half - it was completely off my radar.

Cold showers:

Tone the skin and muscles
Flush the internal organs
Clean the circulatory system
Tone and energize the glands
Strengthen the nervous system
Prevent the body from developing extra fat
Make you strong psychologically
Increase in Glutathione (a powerful antioxidant)

To Take a Cold Shower:

1.   Give a quick oil (almond oil, sesame oil, etc.)  massage to the whole body. You won't feel oily after as the water helps the skin absorb the oil.
2.  Jump in the cold shower while rubbing all the parts of your body vigorously.  Don't forget your face, underarms and soles of the feet.  No need to wet your head.
3.  Stay in 3-5 minutes or until you don't feel cold anymore
4.  Dry off with a towel.
5. Start your day feeling marvelous!

Apparently, women should not take a cold shower when menstruating along with people with certain heart or thyroid conditions. Your doctor would be the best person to seek advice from on this topic if there is any doubt.

Showers should be cold. Cold showers preserve a woman as a woman; they correct imbalanced menstruation, prevent early menopause, skin problems and they help her to keep her glow."
-Yogi Bhajan


Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Health Benefits of Apples

By Dr. Mercola
Apples are the second most popular fruit in the US (bananas are the first),1 with each American eating about 19 pounds a year. 2
Undoubtedly, many of those apples are consumed right now, during the fall, which is peak season for apples in the US. This is one sweet treat that you can feel good about eating, too, as apples are packed with disease-fighting vitamins, antioxidants and more, easily making them one of the top-ranked fruits for your health.

Apples Ranked Second Highest for Antioxidant Activity

Compared to other commonly consumed fruits in the US, apples ranked second for highest antioxidant activity. However, they ranked highest for the proportion of free phenolic compounds, which means they are not bound to other compounds in the fruit and therefore may be more easily absorbed into your bloodstream.3
Notably, much of apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel, where you’ll find antioxidants like catechin, procyanidins, chlorogenic acid, ploridizin and more. According to the New York Fruit Quarterly:4
“Since apples are so high in antioxidants, it is no surprise that apples, specifically, are associated with a decreased risk of chronic disease.
Three studies have specifically linked apple consumption with a decreased risk for cancer… [and] a study has shown that apple and pear consumption has been associated with a decreased risk of asthma.
Apple consumption has also been associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease… [and] a reduced risk of Type II diabetes was associated with apple and berry consumption in another major Finnish study.
In the laboratory, apples and the compounds in them have properties that may explain their effects in protecting against disease. Our lab has found that apples, and especially apple peels, have powerful antioxidant activity and can greatly inhibit the growth of liver cancer and colon cancer cells.
Based on results from all of these studies, it appears that apples may play a significant role in reducing the risk of a wide variety of diseases.”
I have four apple trees where I live in Chicago but hadn’t eaten that many of them. After reviewing this information, I think I will be consuming more next year, as the harvest season just finished for this year.

An Apple a Day to Keep 5 Chronic Diseases Away?

A wealth of research suggests that eating apples may impact your health in a number of beneficial ways:5
  • Brain Health: Apples have been found to protect neuron cells against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity and may play an important role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.6
  • Stroke: Eating apples is linked to a decreased risk of stroke.7
  • Diabetes: Three servings of apples (and other fruits, such as blueberries and grapes) is linked to a 7 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.8 This may be due to their beneficial role in blood sugar regulation, as apples contain compounds that may:9
  • Lessen absorption of glucose from your digestive tract
  • Stimulate beta cells in your pancreas to secrete insulin
  • Increase uptake of glucose from your blood by stimulating insulin receptors
  • Cancer: Apples have a number of properties that may help reduce the risk of cancer, including antimutagenic activity, antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory mechanisms, antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing activity, as well as "novel mechanisms on epigenetic events and innate immunity." According to the journal Planta Medica:10
“Apple products have been shown to prevent skin, mammary and colon carcinogenesis in animal models. Epidemiological observations indicate that regular consumption of one or more apples a day may reduce the risk for lung and colon cancer.”
  • Heart Disease: Eating apples is associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease, an association that’s thought to be related to their content of antioxidant flavonoids.11

Eat Whole Apples for the Most Health 'Bang' for Your Buck

While applesauce and apple juice do contain some valuable vitamins and antioxidants, eating apples in their whole form will give you the synergistic blend of nutrients and fiber the way nature intended. This is important for a number of reasons. For instance, apples are often thought of as a high-fiber food and many of its heart health benefits are linked to a type of fiber called pectin.
In reality, apples really only contain about two to three grams of fiber per ounce, of which pectin accounts for about half. Even though this is a modest amount of pectin, it has a powerful impact on your health because of its interactions with other apple phytonutrients. As explained by the World’s Healthiest Foods:12
“… this relatively modest amount of pectin found in whole apples has now been shown to interact with other apple phytonutrients to give us the kind of blood fat lowering effects that would typically be associated with much higher amounts of soluble fiber intake.
In recent comparisons with laboratory animals, the blood fat lowering effects of whole apple were shown to be greatly reduced when whole apples were eliminated from the diet and replaced by pectin alone.
In summary, it's not fiber alone that explains the cardiovascular benefits of apple, but the interaction of fiber with other phytonutrients in this wonderful fruit. If you want the full cardiovascular benefits of apples, it's the whole food form that you'll want to choose. Only this form can provide you with those unique fiber-plus-phytonutrient combinations.”
Similarly, research shows that eating a whole apple before a meal may lead you to eat 15 percent fewer calories – an effect that was not associated with applesauce or apple juice.13 Eating a whole apple was also linked with greater feelings of satiety after a meal.

Some People May Need to Eat Apples in Moderation

The other variable we haven’t yet covered is fructose, a type of sugar that is linked to many chronic health problems when consumed in excess. I believe most will benefit from restricting their fructose to 25 grams a day, and as little as 15 grams a day if you have insulin or leptin resistance.

This includes fructose from whole fruits like apples. Apples are a relatively high-fructose fruit, with 9.5 grams in a medium-sized apple. Apple juice will contain considerably more, which is another reason why you’re better off eating apples in their whole form.
It is also important to time your eating of fructose-rich foods like apple correctly. One of the tricks that I personally use is to time my fruit intake. Eating one after a calorie-rich meal for ‘dessert’ will not have the same effect as if you eat it after a glycogen-depleting workout.

In the former case, the apple’s fructose is more likely to contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance; in the latter case, it will harmlessly replenish your glycogen stores within your muscles or be burned directly during your workout. I have actually been able to lose weight by increasing my fruit intake in this fashion. This works far better if you are metabolically adapted to burn fat as your primary fuel. 
If you’re insulin or leptin resistant (are overweight, diabetic, hypertensive, or have high cholesterol), which includes about 80 percent of Americans, then it would be advisable for you to limit your fruit intake to about 15 grams per day, which would be equivalent to eating approximately one apple and a handful of blueberries -- unless you timed the fruit consumption as described above and were doing fairly significant exercise in which you were burning a few hundred calories.
If you are not insulin/leptin resistant, (are normal weight without diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol) and regularly engage in strenuous physical activity or manual labor, then higher fructose intake is unlikely to cause any health problems. In this case, you can probably eat more fruit without giving it much thought.

What Else Should You Look for in an Apple?

Because much of the antioxidant content of an apple is found in its peel, you’ll want to leave the peel on when you eat it. For this reason, look for organic apples, which will be free from pesticides and other chemicals. Apples are one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits there is,14 so if you’re planning to eat more apples, make them organic. If you purchase conventional apples, briefly soaking them in a solution of 10 percent vinegar to 90 percent water may help to remove some pesticides (and bacteria).
But keep in mind that many pesticides are lipophilic, and are therefore capable of entering through the surface of conventional produce deep into the flesh of the fruit or vegetable within minutes. If you have your own apple trees, you can integrate high-performance agriculture techniques that will radically increase the nutrient content and also virtually eliminate any diseases that the apples might be acquire. When it comes to choosing an apple, the Washington State Apple Commission recommends:15
  • Choosing an apple with shiny, not dull, skin (dull apples will not be crisp)
  • Firm apples free from bruises and punctures
  • Refrigerating apples at 32 degrees F to maintain crispness
  • Protecting cut apples from browning by dipping them into a solution of one part citrus juice to three parts water
If you’re looking for even more apple facts and nutrition information, be sure to check out our apple food facts page.
You can find the original posting of this article at

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Magic, Wisdom and Common Sense of Spices

Spices have been used in the artistry of cooking around the globe for centuries. Family seasoning secrets and traditions have been passed down throughout the ages.  Spices add flavor and dimension to dishes.

It is interesting to note that in some of the North American cuisine and commercially prepared foods, there seems to be a lack of creativity and use of spices.  I notice this particularly when I dine out at a restaurant and a lot of the dishes are flavored with salt and butter and/or oil and not much else.

As a person interested in holistic health, I have noticed that our consumption of herbs as nutritional supplements is ever increasing. We have the option of ingesting garlic or turmeric as a supplemental capsule, or we can cook with it. Being a food lover myself, I find it much more enjoyable and rewarding to have a meal robust with savory spices than to guzzle down a bunch of supplements with a big glass of water. That said, there is definitely an appropriate time and place for supplements.

Recently someone shared with me that some of the Indian spices are used to neutralize the harmfulness of pesticide residue on food. And that many of the spices are good for the health of the brain. Fascinating!

Another fantastic benefit of spices is that they get your saliva flowing. This can happen not only by physically tasting the seasonings but even by thinking about a certain taste/spice. Have you ever thought about a favorite delicious  food/flavor and noticed that you started salivating? Saliva is essential to the digestive process. Your saliva contains the important digestive enzymes amylase and ptalyn which mix with your food as you chew.  Before you even swallow, these enzymes start to break starches down into simpler sugars for complete digestion. Many people are not chewing their food these days due to stress and habitual patterns; this reduces optimal digestion significantly. I always notice that when I get a chiropractic adjustment it also gets my saliva flowing. This happens because the nerves that govern saliva secretion pass through the cervical vertebrae in your neck. If the neck muscles are tight and the nerve supply to the salivary glands is restricted in any way, this may have an impact on your digestion.

Many of the people that come to see me for colon hydrotherapy do so because they constantly feel bloated and gassy. One of the first things I ask them about is if they are a slow or fast eater. A lot of these bloated folks say they eat fast, usually because of a demanding work/life schedule. If you take time to really chew, savor and enjoy the eating process your digestive system will respond in kind.

You will get the most zest and burst of flavor by grinding your own spices with a stone mortar and pestle. Some of my favorite fresh ground spices are cumin, cinnamon, oregano, black peppercorns and fresh garlic.

Why not add some spice to your life today?!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics) in Los Angeles with Cindy Fulsom

Welcome to Vitality Flow Colon Hydrotherapy!
We believe vibrant health and happiness is your birthright.

If you have been considering getting a colon hydrotherapy session, you may want to check out some of the most commonly asked questions about the treatment below. If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can contact Cindy Fulsom, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist  at or at (310) 387-0075. 

"When the obstruction in a gutter is removed, the water flows freely. Similarly, when the poisons and toxins in the body are eliminated, health and vitality flow freely." ~Swami Sivananda

Colon Hydrotherapy FAQ
What is colon hydrotherapy?


"Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session.

Colon hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as exercise. Today's sophisticated technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice." (as defined by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy)

What type of equipment is used for the colon hydrotherapy session?

I use the HydroSan equipment.  It is a "closed system, meaning the waste matter is released through a tube that is directly  connected to the sewage system. There is no odor and no mess.


How many colonics will I need?

The number of sessions you choose to do really depends on your personal health goals. I individualize all cleanse programs based on what it is that you are trying to achieve. We can chat by email or phone and determine what makes the most sense for you. I get many calls from people who are looking to do a cleanse, feel less bloated, increase energy, lose weight, or get relief from constipation to name a few. On the first session, sometimes a lot of waste material comes out and sometimes not much at all. It just depends on several factors including your ability to relax, the condition of your health and colon, your diet and water intake to name a few.

Can I go to work after a colonic?

Yes, you will be fine to go about your day after the colonic session without any problems.

Do I need to take any herbs while doing a colonic series?
For some people, it is a good idea to combine your colonic series with an herbal cleansing program, although it is not absolutely necessary. I personally like the combination of Baltone and Fiber Regulator. Most people get great results with it.
I have other programs as well. If you would like a personalized program to fit your specific needs, you can arrange an office or phone consultation with me and I will assist you in creating the right cleanse for you. Herbs help you to continue the cleansing process and they help the colon remove a lot more waste material than just the water alone.

Can I do a colonic if I have my period?

Yes. At the time of your menstrual period, your body is already in a mode of cleansing. There is a large absorbent pad underneath you during the session. You can either wear a tampon or go without if you usually wear pads.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for a colonic?

In general ,drink 6-8 glasses of water and/or herbal teas in the days before your session if you can. If you are not much of a water drinker, do the best you can. GOOD WATER INTAKE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR RESULTS! Do not eat or drink 2 hours before your session.  

The following guidelines are very helpful as well. 
24 Hours before your session, it is a good idea to:
* Eat light natural foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains.
* Avoid gas producing foods (broccoli, carbonated drinks, white wine, and anything that gives you gas).

The day of your session
* Don't eat or drink anything 2 hours before the session.

* It is a good idea to avoid alcohol, caffeinated tea coffee, carbonated drinks, chocolate, processed  junk foods, dairy products, sugar.

* Have a light healthy lunch.

How long does a session take?

The actual session is 30-45 minutes. You will spend some time in the bathroom afterwards, so give yourself an hour. Sessions start on time. At the first session, you will have some paperwork to fill out when you arrive so come 5 minutes early.

Can I eat after my colonic?
Yes, you can eat right after your session. Healthy choices such as soups, salads, fresh fruits, broth, brown rice and steamed veggies or juices will feel best.

Are the materials used sanitary?
Yes. We use disposable speculums and tubing. Each prepackaged kit is only used once and then disposed of.

Does it hurt?

This might be the number one question that people ask! It does not hurt. You may feel some strange sensations like feeling like you need to have a bowel movement or like pressure building up and then being released. If you have gas, there may be some slight cramping. Most people are afraid to let go the first time as they think that the tube will come out and there will be an explosion. That does not happen even though it may feel like it will sometimes! I use some abdominal massage and acupressure points to facilitate the process and make it more pleasant for you.



Is it embarrassing?

 Not at all. During the session you are lying on your back or side and you are covered with a gown and sheet.

Do colonics remove the good bacteria from the colon?

In addition to the removal of old waste material, some of the friendly (probiotic) bacteria is removed from the colon during a colonic. However, the friendly bacteria grows back. A healthy colon has about 80% good bacteria and 20% "bad" (yeasts, E.coli, etc) bacteria. Most people have more "bad" bacteria than they should because of the over consumption of certain types of foods (including sugars and refined/processed foods and antibiotic use) in the diet and certain conditions in the colon that make it a favorable place for bad bacteria to overgrow. A probiotic supplement should be taken after colonic to help the good bacteria proliferate. Incidentally, every time you take a shower or bath, you are removing "good" bacteria from the skin which also replenishes itself.

Who is getting colon hydrotherapy?
People just like you! The people who come to Vitality Flow are interested in improving their well-being.

I've been a raw foodist for a long time, why would I consider a colonic?
Absolutely! The body accumulates toxins from various sources - what we eat is just a part of the story. Living in Los Angeles, our body is constantly filtering toxins from the air we breath. Also, often food is poorly digested and assimilated due to stress (mental or emotional), overeating, eating late at night, dehydration or not chewing food well enough. These factors can put stress our digestive system and cause the colon to retain extra waste.

What are contraindications for colon hydrotherapy?

You should not have colon hydrotherapy if you have any of the following: Severe Cardiac Disease, Aneurysm, Severe Anemia, Ulcerative colitis (not a contraindication if a physician approves colon hydrotherapy) , Crohn's Disease (not a contraindication if a physician approves colon hydrotherapy), Cirrhosis, Fissures, Fistulas, Advanced Pregnancy, Abdominal Hernia, Recent Colon Surgery, Renal Insufficiency. If you have any doubts, consult your physician.

What causes constipation?

Some of the main causes of constipation are sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, insufficient water intake, eating too many processed foods and not enough fiber, constant worry and frustration. There are others.

How much does it cost?

Each colon hydrotherapy session includes acupressure & abdominal massage

Single Colon Hydrotherapy Session $90

Add Ons
+ Reiki $25
+ Simple Cleanse $25
+ Enema Consult $25
+ Simple Nutrition Consult $25

 Gift Certificates are now available!
I accept CASH, CHECK, VISA, MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER for payment
Don't eat or drink anything 2 hours before your session
Full 24-hour cancellation required to avoid being charged the full session fee. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Herbal cleanse programs available


 I made an appointment for my very first colon hydrotherapy with Cindy, not really knowing what I was getting into and feeling a little unsure of the process. I knew I needed help and I hadn't been feeling very well for a couple of months. My experience with Cindy could not have been better!  First of all Cindy is calm, sweet, bright and cheerful and quite the "picture of health" herself, all of which put me immediately at ease.  I have found that Cindy has a very gentle but most  effective touch as she massages and touches upon acupressure points while administering colon hydrotherapy.  She has guided me through the use of the incredible herbal products that assist the cleansing process greatly , especially when used in combination with Cindy's colonic therapy. Her calm nature and vast knowledge of her field have helped me on the road to recovering my health and I would highly recommend Cindy to anyone is search of better health and lifestyle.

I was nervous and shy about getting my first colonic, and Cindy instantly and throughout the process made me feel not only safe and comfortable, but really enthusiastic about the healing that happens when you rid your body of old toxins.  I did three colonics in three weeks, as well as taking herbs and cleansing supplements to get the most from the experience, and the results were amazing.  I have more energy, my skin  is clear, my eyes are bright and sparkly, and I feel great.  Part of that is the process, and part is Cindy's genuine care and support of her clients.  It was one of the best things I've done for myself.

I was slightly apprehensive about having a colonic, or to be perfectly honest, I was terrified.  Not knowing what to expect was intimidating and my imagination was running wild with fear. Thanks to Cindy's expertise and gentle, compassionate manner, the colonic went very well and was a very comfortable procedure. Afterwards, my bloating and excess gas subsided and I felt much better. I would definitely recommend the procedure to anyone who wants  to feel better.

 Initially, I decided to try a colonic as I had heard that it might help with my eczema since it clears to the body of toxins.  Finding a good colon hydrotherapist was another thing. Fortunately, I was referred to Cindy's website an after reading about the process of colonics and after finding out more about Cindy, I was confident I had found the right person.  Cindy was even more than I had hoped for.  She is so kind, knowledgeable, and was patient to explain every step during the session.  Besides being an amazing colon hydrotherapist, she is always willing to explain foods you should eat to feel healthier and more energetic.  My eczema is now under control thanks to the colonic sessions and I greatly appreciate everything Cindy has done for me. So if you are thinking about getting a colonic, Cindy is the BEST!

Vitality Flow Colon Hydrotherapy
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Venice, Mar Vista, Culver City, Palos Verdes, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Hollywood and Hollywood Hills, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.