Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Adventure

Sequoia National Park SkyviewWith a big birthday in site, it occurred to me that being with trees that are over 2000 years old might provide some much needed perspective. When the chance to ferret away a kid who had been in college all …

6.29.16

“Mamba Out”

Kobe wrapped at StaplesWednesday’s Kobe-finale was one for the record books. 4/13 proved to be a big night for basketball fans, most of whom had a hard time deciding whether to watch Steph Curry or Kobe Bryant play important games. We loved the …

4.15.16

Spring Break Recommendation: Getting Excited About Science

The Impossible Science Lab is located in the newly opened Discovery Cube LA, which promotes the wonders of science. This particular exhibit couldn’t do it better, but it is open only through March 26, making it a perfect spring break activity.
3.21.16

Thanks to the Presidents for our Parks

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks program by watching an excellent new 3D /IMAX film on view at the California Science Center.
2.17.16

Pulling into Union Station for Architecture Appreciation

For thirty-five years the Conservancy has offered fascinating walking tours of Downtown L.A., introducing countless Angelenos to the rich history and culture that the area’s architecture has to offer. This year they are marking the 35th anniversary of their walking tour program with special programs, including new youth and family tours of the marvelous Union Station.
11.6.15

LA Blasts Off: Journey to Space at the California Science Center

The California Science Center is hosting the travelling exhibition and 3-D film Journey to Space, which explore what it is like to live and work in space today, and what the future of space exploration holds. Since a visit to the Science Center also offers the opportunity to stand before the mighty Space Shuttle Endeavor, the museum is presently offering a high-impact trio of experiences for space enthusiasts, including several moments along the way where the local SoCal connection is noted.
11.3.15

Crystal Cove Getaway

Looking for a great Labor Day getaway - one that doesn't require a lot of advance planning? Take an hour-long drive down the coast and relax at Crystal Cove. One woman fought to keep this beach open to the public and you can pay homage by playing in tide pools, drinking a date shake, and watching the sunset on an unspoiled spot along our spectacular coastline.
9.4.15

Orange County Great Park: Exploring a Park in Progress

Orange County Great Park bills itself as the “first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.” Currently, the Great Park consists of 88 acres, and amenities include the Great Park Balloon, the Carousel, the Visitors Center, the Historic Hangar 244, Palm Court and the Farm + Food Lab. Once completed, this Irvine-area attraction will span approximately 1,300 acres.
8.26.15

The Women’s (World) Cup Runneth Over

25.4 million people watched the finals last Sunday, more than any other soccer game in history - men's or women's. The throngs of young girls who have been caught up in the drama of this World Cup is the most endearing piece of the 2015's story. We always extoll the virtues of sports for both boys and girls, but to witness the comeraderie, dedication, and talent of this team has been profound. When you go looking for role models, look no further than these fine examples.
7.7.15