July 3, 2011 |
JULY 1: Backstreet's back, all right! Nineties pop sensations New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are playing the Staples Center tonight. This could be an interesting ticket — for so many reasons. Link: http://www.staplescenter.com/wide.php?page=event_detail&event_id=2064 2: June gloom is over. It's time to track down a friend with a pool and start the swimming season off right. Need inspiration? Here are a few of our favorite stylish pools for summer. Link: http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-summerpoollosangeles-pictures,0,2416266.photogallery 3: It's a burger weekend.
HOME & GARDEN
June 18, 2011 |
As I write, it's three days till summer vacation, but who's counting? Everybody's counting, that's who. The teachers, the crossing guard, even me. Three days. An eternity. Since when did the school year run till almost July? "Hey, Huckleberry," I say. "What, Dad?" "Three more days," I tell him. "I know," says the little guy. "I knoooooooooooow. " It's been such a long year for him that he's taken to calling his pretty young teacher "Mom," which didn't exactly thrill her, or his actual mother, who does virtually everything for him except breathe.
June 3, 2011 |
If you're going to read a book underwater, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" might be the perfect selection. That's what's happening Saturday at the Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium when a diver will plunge to the bottom of the 200,000-gallon aquarium to read the Dr. Seuss classic. And it won't sound like a bunch of glub, glub, glubs. Aquarium spokeswoman Crystal Kranz explains that the diver wears a two-way communication mask that allows visitors to hear the story -- and ask questions from the other side of the glass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2011 |
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a burst of energy to the city he loved. He was 89. Schaefer, who had recently been treated for pneumonia, died at a retirement home in Catonsville, Md. In four terms as mayor and two as governor, Schaefer was a champion of big projects that transformed Baltimore: the Harborplace retail and restaurant complex, Oriole Park baseball stadium at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, a convention center and a light rail.
March 10, 2011
The theme of this 18-and-over event is "science fair," but there's nothing nerdy about the after-hours celebration at Night Dive. Guests can unleash their inner mad scientist and enjoy live music from We Barbarians, Eugene & the 1914 and the Commotions, not to mention DJs, lectures on subjects such as octopuses and algal blooms and a special art exhibit from sculptor Bruce Gray. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 7-11 p.m. Fri. $12.95. (562) 951-1630. http://www.
March 7, 2011 |
The Georgia Aquarium , still a relative newcomer to the aquarium scene, will open its $110-million, 84,000-square-foot AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery next month, which includes an auditorium that seats about 1,800 people. The centerpiece of the gallery is the theatrical show in which up to nine (the number varies) Atlantic bottlenose dolphins perform. The lobby entrance to the dolphin gallery features a 25-foot-long underwater viewing window with three sections of interactive display options to educate guests about dolphins and dolphin conservation.
December 30, 2010
FAMILY Ring in 2011 by sleeping with the fishes at this family event from sundown to sunup at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Activities include touch time in the Shark Lagoon, fish feeding, a gallery exploration and a pizza party to watch the fireworks on the Queen Mary. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 5 p.m. Fri. $70. (562) 951-1630. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org.