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Farm Tour

March 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

It’s the first Farm Tour of the 2015 Season in Southern California! Pack a picnic and come meet your farmer – get your Farm News from Thaddeus or one of their farm crew in person. You’re invited to stroll the orchards, make arts & crafts, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies from their market stand, and more.

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Don’t forget to bring your camera, a picnic blanket and lunch, sunscreen, water and suitable shoes for walking on their farmland.

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WHAT: Farm Tour
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1698 South Sespe Street | Bardsdale, Ca

DETAILS: 

  • $5 / per person 
  • Free for Kids age 12 and under
  • No RSVP is necessary

CONTACT INFO: (800) 796-6009

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The Graffiti Run

March 2, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Graffiti Run will be the most colorful day of your life. Bold statement, we know (especially if you lived through the 70′s or ever owned a hyper-color t-shirt), but just hear us out. First off, they use the term “run” loosely at the Graffiti Run. Their 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness.

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Secondly, the no-six-pack-required course means the Graffiti fun Run is for EVERYONE (unless you hate color or smiling, then you are not invited). You will see green grand-parents next to pink college students. Yellow marathon runners alongside blue children. Orange moms next to purple unicorns. They only have two rules: you must get absolutely drenched in color and have an amazing time.

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WHAT: The Graffiti Run
WHEN: March 15, 2015
WHERE: Los Angeles Fairplex | 1101 W McKinley Avenue | Pomona, CA 91768

CONTACT INFO: (800) 517-2990 | support@thegraffitirun.com

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Santa Anita Park presents Seabiscuit in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Seabiscuit’s 1940 Santa Anita Handicap win! Rediscover Santa Anita Park and stay after the races for this special event in the iconic Santa Anita Paddock! See the true story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of the nation.

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Catch the Thoroughbred racing classic starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy and hall of fame jockey, Gary Stevens from a 60-foot screen and enjoy delicious food from food & dessert trucks as we get hyped up for Big ‘Cap Day on March 7th!

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WHAT: Seabiscuit Screeining At The Santa Anita Park
WHEN: February 28, 2015 | Food Trucks 5:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
WHERE: 285 W Huntington Drive | Arcadia, CA 91007

DETAIILS: 

  • FREE ($10 admission for movie-goers arriving after 5 pm) 

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The Shops At Dos Lagos

February 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Shops at Dos Lagos is located on the historical site of the Temescal Tin Mines and the Butterfield Stage Coach Route. The community continues to be attracted to the center for the elegant and attentive retail experience provided.

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With an upscale mix of stores, restaurants, and services, The Shops at Dos Lagos provides an environment of leisure, style, and entertainment. The center features a pedestrian-friendly Main Street, store-front parking, a Plaza with seating, and other unique amenities.

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The Shops at Dos Lagos overlooks two scenic lakes perfect for taking in the beauty of the surrounding Temescal Canyon while taking a walk through our bamboo bridge or dining at one of the premier restaurants.

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The bridge casts curvy shadows in the morning and evening light at The Shops at Dos Lagos. The bridge spans the twin lakes there and connects with a walking path.

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Whether you’re looking to shop, dine, see a movie, enjoy a concert in the outdoor amphitheater, stroll around the lakes, or hang out in the plaza, The Shops at Dos Lagos offers a unique ambience designed to be the gathering place for the community.

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WHAT: The Shops At Dos Lagos
WHEN: Check here
WHERE: 2780 Cabot Drive | Corona, CA 92883

CONTACT INFO: (951) 277-7601

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Victoria Beach Tower

February 18, 2015 — Leave a comment

Victoria Beach is one of Orange County’s more secluded public areas, the tiny beach is guarded by rocky cliffs on both ends and is only accessible by a narrow concrete stairway down a steep slope. Above the beach, lush hillsides are dotted with large houses on stilts where the county’s wealthiest residents reside. Beyond the beach’s north end is a small cove, best explored at low tide, which harbors a storybook mystery known to some locals as the Pirate Tower.

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The 60 foot rocket-like structure seems to have been carved out of the cliff by massive waves hundreds of years ago. Ocean breezes moan through small portals covered by rusting metal grates on the tower’s sides and a large door at the structure’s base, also covered in rust, reveals a wooden spiral staircase twisting to the ledge above.

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According to a report written by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, both the house and tower were built in 1926 for the family of William E. Brown, a state senator representing California’s 37th district, and a frequent Christian Science lecturer. As it turns out, the tower is nothing more than a fancy staircase for the homeowner above. But the backstory is interesting nonetheless.

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The tower is located below Victoria Drive off the South Coast Highway at Victoria Beach.

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To gain access to the tower take Dumond Drive down to the beach and turn right and walk along the cliff. Access may be limited depending on the tide.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: Victoria Beach Tower
WHEN: Sunup to sundown 
WHERE: Laguna Beach, CA

SOCIAL MEDIA: Yelp

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Give Me Shelter

February 16, 2015 — Leave a comment
Give Me Shelter is a film to raise awareness for the most important animal welfare issues around the world. This award-winning documentary created and produced by Katie Cleary and directed by Kristin Rizzo sheds light on the work that many different individuals and animal welfare organizations do in a way that has never been done before.
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The movie exposing the stark reality of such crucial issues facing our world today such as; the underground black market trade of endangered species, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, the fur industry, circuses, seal clubbing, horse slaughter, the palm oil industry, shark finning, the pet industry and so on. Give Me Shelter is about the people who dedicate their lives every day to help raise awareness for these important issues and who also rescue, rehabilitate, and care for these animals while facing their own struggles to support their passion for animals. Give Me Shelter has the capability of changing the lives of a vast array of species around the world whose issues otherwise would not be exposed so we can live in peace with all of God’s creatures.

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Watch the trailer here.

WHAT: Give Me Shelter
WHEN: February 24, 2015
WHERE: VOD, Amazon, and  iTunes

DETAILS: 

  • The film is being distributed by Virgil Films who has also distributed Forks Over Knives, Supersize Me and The Last Lions.

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Bungalow Heaven

February 11, 2015 — Leave a comment

Bungalow Heaven is a quiet, leafy, close-knit neighborhood of historic, early 20th century bungalow homes, many built during the Arts & Crafts period. The Landmark District, the first of its kind in Pasadena, was created in 1989 to preserve the historic significance of these homes. Recently, Bungalow Heaven has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as one of the “10 great places in America” by the APA.

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The homes were primarily constructed in the early 1900’s in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement placed a strong emphasis on individual craftsmanship and attention to detail. The style is perhaps best represented by Pasadena’s Gamble House, butBungalow Heaven represents the style in a manner consistent with the common Pasadena residents daily experience.

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Every April Bungalow Heaven is filled with visitors who pay homage to what makes the neighborhood historic, the homes. The Home Tour is a celebration of the people that lived here before and the artistry of the architecture of a time gone by. In an era where the old is torn down for newer flashier things, it’s good to know that there is still a place where people can come and honor the past.

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The current residents of the neighborhood were so proud of their homes that they wanted to get the government involved; they had the area designated as a Landmark District by the city in 1989, which helped impose restrictions on the kind of alterations that homeowners could perform. They convinced the U.S. Department of the Interior to include the area in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The residents also help run the Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour, which provides an opportunity to tour the interiors of selected homes. The Tour is a great idea since it is otherwise not socially acceptable to walk through strangers homes.

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The Tour features the homes along North Chester Ave. and North Michigan Ave. between East Mountain Street and East Orange Boulevard. The homes have many distinctive features. The Craftsman Bungalow exteriors are characterized by their one-and-a-half-story height, slanted roof,  wide front porch, and sleeping porch. The interiors often contain built-in cabinets and seats, a California basement, and an emphasis on all things horizontal. Many of the homes along Michigan Ave. feature arroyo stones within their fireplaces and along the front porch and intricate windows within the wide front doors. These characteristics were particularly prominent in the “Living History Home” featured on the Tour. The Living History Home Tour takes you through the lives of character actors portraying the realty issues in the 1970’s.

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WHAT: Bungalow Heaven
WHEN: Contact for details 
WHERE: Pasadena, CA 91102

CONTACT INFO: (626) 585-2172 | bhna@bungalowheaven.org

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