Covid Coping: Birdwatching

It’s been so quiet during the pandemic that I wake up to birdsong and am comforted by the busy sounds all day long. At my home office desk, I can turn and see hummingbirds and towhees flitting into the bushes …

4.25.20
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Wide Open School

New curated site for content
4.15.20

2020 Goals: The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked …

3.23.20

The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked the first 11 miles, and our goal is to do the whole route before the year is over.
2.29.20

Badamaash

Ever wonder where to eat before a Laker game when you head downtown? Try Badmaash, an Indian joint across from the courthouse (with a second outlet on Fairfax).

We had terrific service, tried dishes we hadn’t heard of before, …

1.23.20

Want to Raise News Literate Kids? Start by Touring the LA Times Printing Press

Teaching kids how to discern between fake news and rigorous journalism has become a key parenting staple in the digital age. Jump start the process this summer, in time for the upcoming election season, by touring the presses of the LA Times.
7.19.18

Anya Kamenetz: On Education and Parenting in the Digital Age

Anya Kamenetz writes about education for NPR and has her finger on the pulse of how technology is impacting the classroom. As the mother of two young girls, she’s also immersed in the practical, imperfect struggle of raising kids in …

4.10.18

Media Landscape 2018 (+ 2 new Century City activities)

Media Trends 2018

I’ve spent the last two days at the Digital Entertainment World conference in Marina del Rey, and caught up on the state of media and technology right now. Here are a few headlines: Cord cutting is on …

2.7.18

Tips on Trips and Camps: Summer Fair February 4, 2018

Let Tips on Trips and Camps match your child's needs with an age-appropriate experience by attending the 2018 Summer Opportunities Fair on Sunday, February 4, where you will learn about overnight camps and teen programs and meet their directors and representatives.
1.30.18