We visited the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles this past weekend. I was excited about my girls seeing the traditional exhibits that the museum has to offer.
Even more excited when we saw the new dinosaur area (it’s been awhile since my last visit) with the interactive displays that my 4 year loved tinkering with.
But then, we reached the nature gardens labs. WOW, I fell in love with this area of the museum. There are several different garden areas: The Pond, The Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden, The Get Dirty Zone and the Pollinator Garden.
I snapped so many pictures of the garden, my phone had lost it’s power by the time we reached the nature lab so I was only able to take a few pictures. If you’ve never been to the Garden & Nature Lab, I encourage you to visit. It is spectacular! The gardens are gorgeous and the edible garden (my favorite) is beautiful. You are encouraged to pick and eat the fruit and veggies. The Nature Lab is incredible. They have so many interactive displays, microscopes, and a living rat community simulating a sewer system. It’s bright and alive and full of learning opportunities.
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This Friday, July 25th, ABC7, Vons, ESPN LA 710, and Southern California regional food banks are partnering up for the 3rd Annual Feed SoCal campaign to provide food to the hungry in our communities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Go to your local VONS or Pavilions and purchase a pre-filled $5 bag of food, or purchase your own non perishable food items, and leave them in the Feed SoCal box.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT THIS CALL TO ACTION: Host a food drive in your facility to allow us to collect food for our hungry friends, Place a poster in your store to create awareness, Provide an item, snack or coupon on the day of the event and have an opportunity for a ”Shout Out” during the on-air pieces
HOW TO SIGN UP: Contact Karen Jensen at 805-983-7100 X 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The initiative will take place during the month of July and will include the following food banks in Southern California: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County, Second Harvest Food Bank Inland Empire and FOOD Share Ventura County.
During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences food insecurity. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank serves one million people in Los Angeles County each year, but another 700,000 people need the help. Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County helps feed more than 240,000 individuals each month, while the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Inland Empire serves more than 350,000 people each month. FOOD Share Ventura County provides food year-round to more than 74,500 children, adults, seniors and families each month.
As part of the hunger initiative, ABC7, with our regional food bank partners, will be hosting Stuff a Truck events. The Stuff a Truck events will be hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News Talent from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. These food drives will give ABC7 viewers an opportunity to participate by donating non-perishable food items, which will be shared with various food banks.
Join us! – Stuff a Truck Events
Friday, July 25 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Orange County – Alysha Del Valle at Vons at 185 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 92627
Inland Empire – Garth Kemp at Mathis Brothers at 4105 Inland Empire Blvd., Ontario, 91764
Additional donations can be made by viewers by visiting abc7.com to donate to the food bank of their choice or by sending check/cash donation to ABC7’s P.O. Box.
For more information on how to donate or become a sponsor, call Teresa Samaniego (818) 863-7221.
Information and image from http://www.madd.org/blog
During the summer months, families often take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. While these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy.
A new infographic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council shows how even if the drunk driving crash doesn’t kill or seriously injure you, the consequences will still ruin your life.