International Vulture Awareness
Aug31

International Vulture Awareness

The L.A. Zoo will celebrate INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY with special activities on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can learn about these magnificent, charismatic, and often misunderstood birds and the challenges they face in the wild at education and discovery stations, keeper walkabouts, special entertainment, and more. Kid-friendly activities include a “Color Me Condor” and “Vulture Necktie” craft...

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Get Up-Close and (Somewhat) Personal with Leopard Sharks
Aug14

Get Up-Close and (Somewhat) Personal with Leopard Sharks

Every year, thousands of leopard sharks swarm the La Jolla waters in the largest annual leopard shark aggregation in the world. And, while the word ‘shark’ may elicit some form of panic, there’s no need worry. In fact, leopard sharks are known as the “friendly sharks” of the ocean. Their calm demeanor and beautiful spotted backs make them an intriguing site to witness whether you’re swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or diving. Biologists...

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Camping With Your Kiddos
Aug10

Camping With Your Kiddos

By Maria del Cisne Vital   Camping is a great way to teach your kids the importance of the outdoors and to spend some quality time together. Ditch the technology, take in your surroundings, and become one with nature at these kid-friendly SoCal camping spots:   Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park One of two camping sites that can be reserved at Joshua Tree, Black Rock is a great place for family camping...

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Our Twist on “Dog Days of Summer”
Aug08

Our Twist on “Dog Days of Summer”

By Maria del Cisne Vital   A lot of activities this summer may be fun, but think about what your dog is doing all alone back at home… Now that you have that sad image in your head, don’t feel bad because there are so many places you can bring your pup for a great time that will leave both of you with smiles on your faces! SoCal has dog-friendly parks and beaches that are bound to make your dog bark with joy while basking in the...

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What’s New on Catalina Island
Aug02

What’s New on Catalina Island

Consistently named one of the best island getaways by media outlets nationwide, Catalina Island, located just 22 miles off the Southern California coast, is a unique blend of laid back vibe, rich and historic past, features water and land activities to suit any taste and modern-day amenities and services for every budget. The island is constantly evolving to offer visitors the best experience, whether it’s to relax and rejuvenate or...

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The Best Hikes in Los Angeles
Jul27

The Best Hikes in Los Angeles

By Benny Haddad   As spring moves into summer, hiking season gears up into full swing. People come from around to enjoy our famed Mediterranean climate, and what better way to decompress and enjoy the sun than to hit the trails. Surrounding the bustling Los Angeles metropolitan area are a plethora of canyons, woodlands, and tall peaks with stunning vistas, and following this winter’s El Niño rains, they promise to be extra lush....

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