Now on Display: L.A.’s on the Menu at the Central Library

Whether you are scanning a chalkboard on the side of a food truck or paging through an elaborate bill of fare at an elegant sit-down restaurant, you probably read a menu simply to figure out what you want to eat. …

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Gleaning for Good

Our local farmers market offer a veritable cornucopia of California’s finest fruits and vegetables, but do you ever wonder what happens to the copious amounts of fresh produce that don’t sell by day’s end? Do you lament the trees in …

5.22.15

PV Peninsula with Kids: Abalone Cove & The Wayfarer Chapel

 

Abalone Cove PV

On an overcast Saturday morning, we headed out to go spelunking at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. We wanted to explore the tide pools and go for a kid-friendly hike. After a sleepy drive down Pacific …

5.12.15

Art and Kids in May (and beyond)

With K.A.M.P. and the Venice Art Walk on the horizon, families have a chance to expose kids to the artistic process and actually meet artists at work. Getting to know the person that creates a unique work is not only fun, but

5.7.15

Exploring Abbot Kinney with Kids


Venice CanalsEach beach city in Southern California has its own personality, but Venice has cornered the market on cool.  And when you have teens and tweens, the cool factor just might be the difference between a lame outing and one that’s …

5.7.15

Art Walks

With a dynamic creative community of artists, galleries, collectors, and museums that has reached a critical mass, Los Angeles is by any measure one of the world’s most important cities for contemporary art. Engaging children (and some adults) in the …

5.4.15

The 24th Street Garden Classroom & Summer Seedlings Camp

24th Street SchoolThe 24th Street Garden Classroom is located at 24th Street Elementary School, in the West Adams neighborhood. Spanning nearly 1.5 acres, the Garden includes an orchard with more than fifty-five fruit trees, habitat gardens, Native California gardens, sixteen vegetable production beds, shaded …

5.1.15

Dodger Blue: Becoming a Fan

Honestly, I was never a baseball fan until my nine-year old son dragged me into the sport  – and I mean, kicking and screaming. I learned to love Little League because he was out there playing, but going to a …

5.1.15

Things to Do With Kids in LA: Explore Leimert Park Plaza

Filmmaker John Singleton once described his neighborhood, Leimert Park, as “the black Greenwich Village,” an apt characterization of a place that is the heart of Los Angeles’ contemporary African American arts and culture scene. Located between USC and Baldwin Hills, …

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