Category Archives: Science

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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Tiki Oasis Conquers the Space Age with this Weekend’s Event “Yesterday’s Future Today” August 13-16

Tiki Oasis, the long running event built around music, rum and much much more, sets down on our planet from August 13 through August 16 2015 with the theme of Yesterday’s Future, Today. This four-day tribute to the Space Age … Continue reading

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Reptile Super Show Squirms its Way into Your Heart at The Fairplex in Pomona

I would not enter in my list of friends                                                                                           Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.                                                                                         An inadvertent step may crush the snail                                                                                         That crawls at evening in the public path,                                                                                    But he has the humanity,  forewarned,                                                                                        Will tread aside, … Continue reading

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Come See the New Sea Jellies at Aquarium of the Pacific

Isn’t there a song that goes “Jam Up And Jelly Fish?” or is it “Jelly Tight?” Something like that, right? But we all know now that it’s scientifically non-PC to uses the term “jellyfish” rather than the more recent and … Continue reading

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Alan Parsons Talks About His Upcoming LA/San Diego Concert Dates and his Book ‘Art and Science of Sound Recording’

Alan Parsons has always had show business in his blood. Part of it came from his mother, an actress, professional folksinger and harpist. Some of it came from his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as … Continue reading

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Me So Thorny and Other Tales of the California Drought

On April 1, 2015, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order mandating a 25 per cent reduction in water use for all urban water users. Violating the mandate may result in a fine of $500 per day. Xeriscaping is an obvious … Continue reading

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