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British Polo Day

May 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

On the heels of its success last year, British Polo Day – as the only international polo network of its kind – British presented by Land Rover and leading travel specialist Abercrombie & Kent, returns to the USA to ‘swing their mallets’ for British luxury heritage. Hosted by the President of the Will Rogers Polo Club, Andrew Bossom; Lord Frederick Windsor; and his wife, actress and writer Sophie Winkleman, guests and VIPs will be treated to a day of fast-paced polo. As part of an ongoing commitment to philanthropy, BPD USA is supporting local Los Angeles charity, Homeboy Industries alongside The UK Stem Cell Foundation.

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Founded in 2009 by Edward Olver and his friend Tom Hudson, Polo Day Global Series has grown ​to encapsulate a network of 10 annual events, spanning the globe from Abu Dhabi to Australia, Mexico to Morocco (which Sir Richard Branson was recently involved with). With last year’s inaugural British Polo Day USA seeing the likes of The Duke of Argyll, David Walton, Elon Musk, Talulah Riley and Cassian Elwes come together to raise impressive funds for charity, this year’s event is set to raise the bar ever-higher. Nakoa Decoite, ‘big wave’ surfer, polo player and Royal Salute Ambassador will be among those celebrating the fundraising event of the season.

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WHAT: British Polo Day
WHEN: May 30, 2015
WHERE: Will Rogers State Historic Park | 1501 Will Rogers Park Road | Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

CONTACT INFO: info@britishpoloday.com

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Take A Hike Day

November 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

There is no better time to celebrate the brisk beauty that is late autumn than on Take a Hike Day. On November 17th, as the last of the deep red and orange leaves finally relinquish their grasp on their branches and fall crunchily to the forest floor, it’s time to take a hike and take advantage of all Mother Nature has to offer. Not only is hiking a great way to discover local scenery, there are also many health benefits – both physical and psychological – linked to hiking.

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Depending on the difficulty of the hiking trail you choose to take, and the weight of your backpack, an hour of hiking can easily burn 500 calories. The usually grassy terrain of hiking trails is known to be easier on joints than the hard concrete of an indoor track, reducing your risk of a stress injury while exercising.

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Hiking has been linked to decreasing the symptoms of depression. Removing yourself from the pressures of a busy life and the constant distractions produced by technology will allow you to reconnect with yourself, resulting in increased moods and a sense of well-being.

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Whether you choose to spend your time in self-reflection, or take the family out for an adventure in the forest, don’t forget to take a hike on this November 17th and enjoy the great outdoors! Stay safe out there!

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Hiking suggestions:

WHAT: Take A Hike Day
WHEN: November 17, 2014 
WHERE: You choose!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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The Wisdom Tree

November 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Visit the Wisdom Tree at Griffith Park for a short hike with epic views. Watch the sun set, the city lights come up, and the moon and stars come out. The summit boasts a 360 degree view and single tree visible from the surrounding trails and peaks.

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To get to the trailhead and avoid the maze of Hollywood Hills roads take Lake Hollywood Drive from Barham Blvd. Follow this road through the neighborhood until you see Wonder View Drive heading east. You can’t park on Wonder View, but there’s plenty of free parking on Lake Hollywood. No passes or permits needed (although there’s no parking between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am every night).

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Park along Lake Hollywood Drive and begin your hike heading east up Wonder View Drive. The road ends at a gate and then you’ll continue a short distance on a dirt road.

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You’ll pass a water tower to the left and a power line tower straight ahead. Wonder View Drive continues and a single-track trail splits off to the right. Head up this trail.

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You’ll see a prominent, newly-placed plaque commemorating the land’s protection and listing off some of the donors who chipped in to save it. The trail begins here and really doesn’t waste any time in starting its climb.

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The trail is easy to follow but there are several rugged areas with pretty steep drop-offs. The dirt is your usual, loose San Gabriel slick, so take your time on the descent to prevent slips.

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You’ll ascend almost the entire gain of the trail before you even hit the first mile mark – it’s about 743 feet of gain in 0.78 miles. But while you’re hiking up you’ll have amazing views of Griffith Park.

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If it’s clear, you’ll also be able to see downtown Los Angeles and the Griffith Park Observatory sneaking out from behind the front range.

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As you approach the top of the ridge, the trail splits and makes a sharp turn to the east on a ridge towards the Cahuenga Peak and a sharp turn to the west towards the Wisdom Tree.

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There’s a short spur trail that will take you to the ledge, where you’ll find shade, amazing views, and a fun geocaching with messages.

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Don’t miss an epic sunset at the Wisdom Tree!

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WHAT: The Wisdom Tree
WHEN: Monday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 10:00 pm 
WHERE: Lake Hollywood Drive at Griffith Park

CONTACT INFO: (323) 913-4688

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram

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Haunted Hollywood Sports

September 29, 2014 — Leave a comment

Haunted Hollywood Sports is a terrifying Halloween event in Southern California-based at Hollywood Sports Park, located in the city of Bellflower. Continuing its reign for its third year, offering extended interactive mazes, adrenaline pumping interactive killhouses where you shoot the monsters, terrifying scarezones, and many other sideshows and side attractions.

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You shoot, they don’t. Haunted Hollywood Sports has two Killhouses and one Shoothouse for 2014; the famous nerve-wrecking “Zombie Killhouse”, the cajun themed “Voodoo Killhouse” and the all new “Last Stand Shoothouse”. What makes a Killhouse different from a regular walk-through maze is that, instead of simply walking through, defenseless against the terrors throughout, they immerse you into a storyline, arm you with a loaded Airsoft/Paintball gun that you can use to defend yourself against any of the monsters roaming each Killhouse. That’s right, for just a small additional fee per play, we give you the chance to actually shoot the attacking monsters. These Killhouses are extremely intense, can get physical, and not for the weak of heart. And no, the monsters wont be able to shoot back.

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Wait, so what is this Shoothouse? A shoothouse is a mix between their signature Killhouses mixed with a shooting gallery…or for a better description, a real-life zombie defense scenario where you must defend your safehouse from the onslaught of zombies!

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WHAT: Haunted Hollywood Sports 
WHEN:
Every Friday and Saturday of October including Sunday October 26th and Saturday November 1st for Day of the Dead
WHERE: 
9030 Somerset Blvd. | Bellflower, CA 90706

DETAILS:

  • General Admission is $29
  • Ticket Box opens at 7:30 pm and gates open at 8:00pm and close midnight 

CONTACT INFO: (562) 867-9600

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | TwitterInstagram | YouTube | Yelp

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US Sumo Open

September 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

This year, the US Sumo Open will take place at the famous Walter Pyramid, a venue where all 6,000 seats have a great view of the action! The caliber of sumo this year will be quite high, in all weight classes, for both men and women. If you ever want to see live sumo, this is your chance to watch 100+ matches in one afternoon in a state-of-the-art facility, with the highest level of international competition.

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The 14th annual US Sumo Open is the largest annual sumo tournament on the PLANET (outside of Japan). Wrestlers from 13 countries will be participating including 4-time World Sumo Champion Byamba who has got gold at the US Sumo for seven years in a row, with a cumulative record of 68 wins, 1 loss. Can he keep the streak alive?! Special guest “Yama” (heaviest Japanese human being in HISTORY) will be present!

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: US Sumo Open 
WHEN:
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm (doors open 12:00 noon)
WHERE:
Water Pyramid at California State University Long Beach | 1250 North Bellflower Blvd. | Long Beach, CA 90840

DETAILS:

  • Tickets start at $25
  • Parking is only $5 per vehicle for the entire day
  • The 2014 US Sumo Open will be broadcast as a two-hour special on national TV

CONTACT INFO: (310) 288-3641 | info@usasumo.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | YouTube

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Reach for the sky and climb nearly 75 flights to the top of the West Coast’s tallest building during the 21st Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles! Each step you take benefits impactful programs at the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA for children, teens, families, and seniors living in LA’s most under-resourced neighborhoods and helps raise vital funds.

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Climb up for a thrilling vertical race or step at your own pace. Just like the mission of Y programs, you will focus your energy upwards and feel a huge sense of accomplishment! Plus, you, friends, and family are sure to enjoy a great day filled with climbing, music, food, firefighters, and fun at the Race Expo.

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During this incredible annual event, participants from around the country race up 1,500 steps to the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown LA in support ofKetchum-Downtown YMCA’s community programs.

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Four-person teams combine their strength to conquer the tallest building West of the Mississippi, followed by public safety personnel in full uniform and the individual category as well.

Stair climbs are growing in popularity in Los Angeles as fundraisers

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During and after the race, participants, friends, family, and downtown employees gather for the Race Expo celebration and awards ceremony on Hope Street and Hope Place.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: YMCA Stair Climb For Los Angeles
WHEN:
September 19, 2014 
WHERE: 
US Bank Tower | 633 West 5th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90071

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: stairclimb@ymcala.org or (213) 639-7453

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | TwitterYelp

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Mountain High’s 2014/15 Season Pass Sale begins August 30th with prices starting at just $249. That’s up to 64% off! Plus if you purchase by September 8th, you’ll receive more than $200 in FREE benefits including a Buddy Ticket ($69 value), specials on 686 Outerwear, $25 Off Magic Mountain, a Sport Chalet Mystery Card, $10 Off Pacific Park, $10 Off K1 Speedway, and a season pass to Fiesta Village. You’ll also be entered to win a 2015/16 Season Pass, a Ski & Stay package to Stevens Pass/Leavenworth, outerwear from 686, a Go Pro Hero 3, and a VIP Parking space!

Enter the Mountain High Season Pass giveaway by emailing info@xplorela.com with your name, address, email, and phone. The winner will be chosen at random from the first ten people to enter. The contest ends September 8, 2014.

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Did you know that just 90 minutes away from sunny Los Angeles a snowy ski resort lies nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains? Mountain High, which is actually three resorts in one, has a wide variety of lifts and trails to appeal to all sorts of ability levels. If you are looking for a California ski resort with skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing, Mountain High resort is ideal.

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Each resort is complete with ticket windows, rental departments, sport shops, restaurants, and more. No matter where you start, your single Mountain High ticket is good at all three areas and traveling from resort to resort is easy with their free shuttle service. Shuttles load in front of the ticket windows every five to ten minutes, seven days a week.

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WHAT: Mountain High Winter Resort 
WHEN:
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WHERE: 
24510 California 2 | Wrightwood, CA 92397

CONTACT INFO: (888) 754-7878

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramVimeo

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