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Touch a Truck Thousand Oaks

  • May 26, 2016

Touch-a-truck events are becoming the spring and summer thing to do. Some are fundraisers for public schools or charity organizations and some are just free community events. The Touch-a-Truck day in Thousand Oaks is our favorite of all the ones on offer…

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Buena Park: A Kid’s Dream Destination

  • May 18, 2016

There isn't always time or money to take elaborate vacations out of town, but that's where staycations come in handy.  We are so lucky to live in Southern California where there is an abundance to do locally no matter the…

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Fire Service Recognition Day Open House 2018

  • May 9, 2016

There are several important events in the year according to my son. Christmas and Easter are two, but right up there with national holidays are the open house days for the sanitation department and the fire stations! The second Saturday…

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A Perfect Weekend: Things to Do in Huntington Beach

  • May 2, 2016

When most people think of Southern California, the image that comes to mind is of golden sand beaches running for miles, beautiful sunsets and surfers galore. This is exactly what is waiting to greet you in Huntington Beach! From relaxing…

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What To Do in Wrightwood (Near Mt. High)

  • January 21, 2016

You managed to pack up the car, bundle up the kids and hit the road for snow tubing at Mountain High. Whew! Congrats. Oh but wait, now you have arrived only to discover that it's either sold out for the day…

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Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

  • December 21, 2015

Visiting Southern California and wondering if it's really worth your time to stop in Los Angeles? We say yes! There are a ton of things to do in Los Angeles with kids, not just amusement parks. It's a huge city…

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Urban Camping in Los Angeles with the MRCA

  • November 30, 2015

One of the beauties of living in a large metropolis like Los Angeles is having access to everything from cultural events, museums, nightlife, and of course the amazing nature opportunities. Unknown to many outside of the city, but Los Angeles is…

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Go Outdoors with LA Walks

  • November 2, 2015

Every month Charles Fleming, the author of the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles and Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles hosts a walk somewhere in Los Angeles. Some walks are…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Los Angeles

  • October 21, 2015

A struggle many parents have when living in a large metropolis is getting their kids outdoors more than just at the local playground. We are so blessed in Los Angeles to have beautiful weather most of the year and an…

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Family Date Night at the Hollywood Bowl

  • September 9, 2015

Looking for a fun family date night? Look no further than the Hollywood Bowl. We finally made a visit to this iconic Los Angeles venue only to realize what a great date night this is for the entire family. We…

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E.T. at the Hollywood Bowl

  • August 28, 2015

Every year the same thing happens. All summer long, my social media fills up with photos of awesome open air concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Like clockwork, every year I am filled with regret on missing another "once in a…

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Inspire Your Inner Artist at Watts Towers

  • July 30, 2015

Looking for something new to do? A micro-adventure? Or perhaps you need some artistic inspiration? Head down to one of LA's finest cultural gems, Watts Towers, for a visual treat. From the massive spiral towers resembling Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to…

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Camping at Malibu Creek State Park

  • July 22, 2015

Malibu Creek State Park is a favorite weekend destination for hikers and bicyclists throughout the Los Angeles area. It also happens to be the closest campground to downtown LA, which makes its a great camping destination for families looking for an…

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Hollywood Bowl’s Summer Sounds 2015

  • July 13, 2015

Mr K is in town! Summer has truly arrived. Or so my son believes. Yep, it's time for Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl. (Not sure what I am going on about? Check out our rundown from last year.) And…

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