Category Archives: Science

Midsummer Scream Provides a Preview of Halloween Chills July 20 & 31

There is a new Halloween Festival in town, Midsummer Scream, presented by Creepy LA and Theme Park Adventure. This weekend, Long Beach Convention Center features more than 100,000 square feet of vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, home haunt classes, a scavenger … Continue reading

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Take the Train: Pterosaurs at the Natural History Museum

If it’s been decades since you wandered the halls of our Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, as it was for me, now might be a great time to reacquaint yourself.  If you’ve never been there, you’ll find a corner … Continue reading

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Visitors Day Tour at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

If you have any interest in space exploration (and you should!!), I recommend checking out the free public tours at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Located in Pasadena, the robotic space exploration lab is where the Mars Curiosity Rover was created, as well as its … Continue reading

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Fry’s Burbank: 1950s Monster Movies

You are probably already aware that each Fry’s electronics store is built around an elaborate individualized theme. Fry’s, which first opened in Silicon Valley in 1985, started the themes with its second store in Sunnyvale which is now defunct. The store was … Continue reading

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What to Do at the LA Times Festival of Books: SATURDAY

It’s only two more weeks until LA’s greatest free event of the year. The Festival of Books, the largest literary event in the country, will be taking over the USC campus Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. See here … Continue reading

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Freebie Days at the National Parks

One of the quick trips that I like to take out-of-state visitors to see is the Joshua Tree National Park.  It’s about a two-hour drive for Los Angeles and offers a view of California’s topography and botanical variety in one … Continue reading

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“Photographing The Cosmos” at The Annenberg Space for Photography

Calling all space geeks and photography fans: On Saturday, December 12th, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Photographing The Cosmos”, a panel discussion on astrophotography. The event’s speakers will include Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut and current SpaceX Director of Crew … Continue reading

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LA Zoo Lights at Night: A Walking Tour of Oohs and Aahs

Several years ago, the DWP and the Los Angeles Department Of Parks And Recreation, along with individual sponsors like LAX the Hollywood Bowl, decided to set up a Holiday light spectacular. The festival of Lights decorated about a half a mile of Crystal Springs … Continue reading

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Critters and Jitters: Griffith Park’s Boo at the Zoo

Although I can still get up on stage and I can hang out with the punk kids, I avoid crowds unless there is a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Plus, I’m not exactly a family guy … Continue reading

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One Weekend Left! 20 Pointers to Help You Maximize Your Fun at the LA County Fair

Fair time is excitement time. It is shebang time. It’s let’s wear out the kids time. It’s past 6:00p.m. and it’s “let’s get  rowdy here” time. The L.A. County Fair starts small and winds up big. Did I mention that … Continue reading

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