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

Getaway to Balboa Island

Kick off summer with a stroll (or a scooter) in the small coastal town of Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Ever since my family vacationed here when I was in high school, I’ve been in love with the little island full of personality. Here’s a look at what makes Balboa special – all 2.6 miles of it.
6.30.15

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

The Bowtie Project, Clockshop LA, and the Transformation of the LA River

It's our belief that in the next 20 years, the face of the LA River will be completely transformed, providing park and art spaces for the the public, and revitalizing the neighborhoods of an estimated one million residents that live along

5.1.15

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, …

5.1.15

Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit at the Reagan Library until May 1, 2015

reaganautoThe Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, in partnership with The Peterson Automotive Museum, is hosting a spectacular car exhibit that is only running for two more weeks.  The cars on display are the ones that dreams (and some movies) …

4.30.15

The Science of Hockey and More at the Discovery Cube: Orange County

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The LA Kings just missed the Stanley Cup playoffs and the disappointment was beginning to set in… We thought a trip to the Discovery Cube’s new Science of Hockey exhibit might snap us out of our mood. What we didn’t …

4.18.15