Tag: LA Family

03
Sep

LA Family Friendly Events This Weekend 9/4/15 – 9/7/15

LA family friendly events

There are always plenty of LA family friendly events going on, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite LA family friendly events to make your life easier!

Friday 9/4

LA County Fair
Noon – Midnight
Fairplex
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA
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Mysterious Egypt
Starting at 1 p.m.
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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Sing-A-Long At Zimmer Children’s Museum
11 a.m.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Click here for more details

 

70’s Themed Summer Family Lounge
All day
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Click here for more details

 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Mets + Friday Night Fireworks
7 p.m.
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for more details

 

Saturday 9/5

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
8 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl
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Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band
Midday – 2 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Disney’s “Frozen” Sing-a-long
All Day
The El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Click here for more details

Dig It! An Archaeology Adventure
10 a.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Click here for more details

“Nature Gardens Exploration” & “Dinosaur Encounters” at the Natural History Museum
11 a.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Click here for more details

Sunday 9/6

American Indian Games
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Family Art Studio: Bang, Scrape, Strum!
All Day
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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National Read a Book Day at Zimmer Children’s Museum
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Monday 9/7

Boone Children’s Gallery
11 a.m.
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

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“Humpback Whales,” in 3D IMAX
The El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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“Meet A Live Animal” at the Natural History Museum
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Click here for more details

Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other LA family friendly events coming up!

28
Aug

Cheviot Hills News: Stranger Than Fiction

cheviot hills news

It’s not every day you’re walking through the market and are confronted by a Cheviot Hills news headline so salacious you almost have to do a double take. But that’s exactly what happened to me when I was at the market down on National, picking up ice for my son’s birthday party and saw the magazine Closer (never heard of it before) with a big picture of actor Lorenzo Lamas and a headline that screamed in bold letters: “MY WIFE GAVE BIRTH TO MY GRANDSON!” I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I had to buy the magazine so I could understand how in the world this was humanly possible. To tell you the truth, if it were any random actor I might not actually have cared too much, however, Lorenzo Lamas’ involvement piqued my interest considering his family is part of Cheviot Hills’ history.

Lamas’ mother is noted actress Arlene Dahl. She was one of MGM’s most celebrated leading ladies in the 1940’s and ‘50’s. Before she had Lorenzo, she was married to another actor, Lex Barker and together they made their home on Glenbarr Avenue in Cheviot Hills. These famous icons of another era also happened to live next door to my father-in-law and his family. Once in a while a relative would share an anecdote related to how beautiful Arlene Dahl was in person or how they would sometimes hear music coming from one of her glamorously star-studded parties. It’s possible I was just bored by being at the market that day, but seeing a headline that involved my father-in-law’s former Cheviot Hills’ neighbor’s son did spark my interest.

I read the article and, as strange as it sounds, it turned out that the story was in fact true. According to an interview he gave to the magazine, Lorenzo Lamas’ fifth wife Shawna served as a surrogate for his daughter, Shayne. Shayne was unable to have children so Shawna, an aspiring actress, stepped up to carry the baby as the ultimate gift to her new daughter and son-in-law. Lamas told the magazine that it was a win-win situation since he had no desire to add to the six children he already had, yet his new wife Shawna wanted to experience pregnancy.

And now, after a July 4th delivery, their grand baby is living with Lamas’ daughter and her husband and everyone is due to live happily ever-after. As far as Lorenzo Lamas is concerned, he no longer has relatives in Cheviot Hills, however you may spot him flying above his old house on Glenbarr since he currently works as a helicopter pilot when he’s in between acting jobs.

And the moral of the story is: sometimes you can judge a ‘book’ (or tabloid magazine) by its cover, truth is often stranger than fiction and when it comes to the type of market I like… let’s just agree it’s real estate. I have no desire to return to a grocery store any time soon!

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27
Aug

Family Friendly Events In LA This Weekend – 8/28/15 – 8/30/15

family friendly events in LA

There are always plenty of family friendly events in LA, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite family friendly events in LA to make your life easier!

Friday 8/28

Dig It! An Archaeology Adventure
12 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Click here for more details

Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks
7 p.m.
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for more details

Saturday 8/29

Santa Monica Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m.
Santa Monica Pier
Click here for more details

Erica Silverman Reading & Book Signing
10:30 a.m.
Children’s Book World
10580 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90064
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Family Art Studio: Harvest Moon Lanterns!
10 a.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Kiki’s Delivery Service: Anime Screening
3 p.m.
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA  90403
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Twilight At the Zoo
5:30 p.m.
LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Sunday 8/30

íFestival! Closing Celebration
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Disney’s “Frozen” Sing-a-long
All Day
The El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Click here for more details

Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other family friendly events in LA coming up!

21
Aug

Cheviot Hills & Beverlywood Home Values Continue To Rise!

Cheviot Hills & Beverlywood home values continue to rise, as seen in the below recently released Market Climate Map from the MLS. As you can see below, the median sale price for westside areas such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Culver City, Palms Mar Vista, Beverlywood and Cheviot Hills continues to steadily increase. These figures indicate that home values are at an all time high since the recession, making it a great time to consider selling in west Los Angeles. Cheviot Hills & Beverlywood home values

Cheviot Hills & Beverlywood home values 2

I hope you enjoyed this blog, if you would like to keep up to date on the Los Angeles real estate market, make sure to like our Facebook page.

If you would like to know how much your home is worth in the current market, or if you have a real estate question, feel free to contact me.

 

20
Aug

Family Fun Events in LA This Weekend 8/21/15 -8/23/15

Family Fun Events in LAThere are always plenty of family fun events in LA, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite family fun events in LA to make your life easier!

Friday 8/21

Disney Studio’s Shorts Collection: Paper Airplanes & Wind Tunnel
10 a.m.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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My Neighbor Totoro / The Cat Returns Screenings
7:30 p.m.
The Egyptian Theater

6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA, 90028
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Natural History Museum’s FREE Summer Garden Party
5 – 9 p.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Click here for more details

70’s Themed Summer Family Lounge
All day
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Click here for more details

Saturday 8/22

Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along
4 p.m.
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
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FREE KCRW Summer Nights: Chinatown
5 p.m.
Chinatown Central Plaza
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Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Screening: The Karate Kid
5:30 p.m.
La Cienega Park
325 South La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Free Public Star Party at Griffith Observatory
2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
2800 East Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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“Meet A Live Animal” at the Natural History Museum
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Click here for more details

Dig It! An Archaeology Adventure
10 a.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Click here for more details

Free Kids Craft Class “Make it & Take it”
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Click here for more details

Sunday 8/23

“Nature Gardens Exploration” & “Dinosaur Encounters” at the Natural History Museum
11 a.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Family Art Studio: Skirball Succulent Society
All Day
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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SuperHero – Princess Academy: The Musical
2 p.m.
CAC Studios
3110 Pennsylvania Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404
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Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other family fun events in LA coming up!

13
Aug

Family Fun Events in LA This Weekend 8/14/15 – 8/16/15

fun events in LA

There are always plenty of family fun events in LA, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite family fun events in LA to make your life easier!

Friday 8/14

American Idol Auditions, Presented by bBooth

10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

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“Meet A Live Animal” at the Natural History Museum

3 – 3:30 p.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Click here for more details

 

Dodgers vs. Mets + Friday Night Fireworks

7 p.m.
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click here for more details

 

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Screening: Three Amigos

5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Click here for more details

 

 

Saturday 8/15

Disney’s D23 Expo 2015

All Weekend
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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“Nature Gardens Exploration” & “Dinosaur Encounters” at the Natural History Museum

11 a.m.
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Click here for more details

 

Dig It! An Archaeology Adventure

10 a.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Click here for more details

 

Free Kids Craft Class “Make it & Take it”

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Click here for more details

 

Back to School Bash

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
11737 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Free Movie Night: Back to The Future Part II

8 p.m.
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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Once Upon A Canyon Night Presents: Kids’ Night Out!

7:30 p.m.
Coldwater Canyon Park

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Sunday 8/16

Family Art Studio: Skirball Succulent Society

All Day
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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Family Flicks Film Series: The Secret Garden

11 a.m.
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Sleeping Beauty: The Musical

2 p.m.
The Little Theater
12420 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90025

Click here for more details

 

SuperHero – Princess Academy: The Musical

2 p.m.
CAC Studios
3110 Pennsylvania Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404

Click here for more details

Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other family fun events in LA coming up!

13
Aug

How To Make Your Dream Home A Reality – Tip #3

How to make your dream home a reality

We’ve been addressing the steps on how to make your dream home a reality. First, a concise list of ‘wants’ versus ‘needs.’ Next, a decision about style to help narrow down your search. Today’s tip on how to find your dream home: location!

Home is where the heart is:

Your dream home exists; now it’s just a question of finding it.  Think about your ideal location for a home and then begin there to find it. This may seem either obvious or unattainable but it’s really not. You may think your ideal neighborhood is that which has multi-million dollar properties or boasts neighbors that belong on red carpets. But take a second to consider other criteria other than status or hyped up popularity. Think about where you work or where your kids’ schools are. Commuting can be really rough on your quality of life and often these high profile neighborhoods are further from your daily destination than you’d like. There are so many hidden areas tucked within large cities that you may never have even heard of before. So, before you start your search, take some time to reevaluate where you want to be and possibly educate yourself on areas you’re currently unfamiliar with. Your dream house is out there~ now it’s up to you to find it!

Want more tips? Read the rest of the tips on how to make your dream home a reality here!

10
Aug

How to make your dream home a reality – Tip #1

make your dream home

Most of us at one point or another have imagined our ‘dream’ home. We close our eyes and whatever images we have of what would be our residential paradise pops into our minds. Then reality sets in and a little annoying thing called, ‘budget’.  But with a little compromise and flexibility, you can make your dream home a reality in ten easy steps.

Wants vs. Needs:

Remember Veruca Salt’s famous line from the movie, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?” She sang: ‘Don’t care how, I want it NOW!!!’ It’s easy to get caught up in the ‘wants’ when considering what house to buy. Sure, I may want to have an indoor bowling alley. A moat and trap door may be cool, too. But do I really NEED these things? For most of us, it’s important to sit down before starting the home hunt and really prioritize and recognize the difference between wants vs. needs. This is different for every person and family. A gift-wrapping room may seem frivolous and unnecessary to Joe, but if John has a business that requires packaging and shipping, maybe a separate room for that is a major need. I recommend you start the house search by creating a list of wants vs. needs with special attention paid to the needs column. Wants are great, of course, but as a bonus once all the needs have been met.

Want more tips? Read the rest of the tips on how to make your dream home a reality here!

06
Aug

Family Fun Events in LA This Weekend 8/7/15 – 8/9/15

events in LA

There are always plenty of family fun events in LA, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite family fun events in LA to make your life easier!

Friday 8/7

 

ESPNLA 710 All-Star Celebrity Game

5:30 p.m.

Nokia Plaza

L.A. LIVE

800 W. Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Click here for more details

 

FREE Westfield Summertime Cinema: UP

6:30 p.m.

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Click here for more details

 

Natural History Museum’s FREE Summer Garden Party

5 – 9 p.m.

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Click here for more details

 

70’s Themed Summer Family Lounge

All day

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Click here for more details

 

Saturday 8/8

 

LA Zoo: World Elephant Day Celebration

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Click here for more details

 

30th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts

12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Paramount Studios

5555 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA  90028

Click here for more details

 

Ringling Brother’s B&B Circus

7 p.m.

Honda Center

2695 E Katella Ave

Anaheim, CA 92806

Click here for more details

 

Dig It! An Archaeology Adventure

10 a.m.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Click here for more details

Sunday 8/9

 

LA Kids Fashion Fair at The Grove

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Grove

189 The Grove Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Click here for more details

 

Family Art Studio: Wearable Art

All Day

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Click here for more details

 

Sleeping Beauty: The Musical

2 p.m.

The Little Theater

12420 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90025

Click here for more details

 

SuperHero – Princess Academy: The Musical

2 p.m.

CAC Studios

3110 Pennsylvania Ave.

Santa Monica, CA  90404

Click here for more details

Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other family fun events in LA coming up!

23
Jul

Family Fun Events in LA This Weekend 7/24/15 – 7/26/15

Family Fun Events in LA This Weekend

There are always plenty of family fun events in LA, the problem is finding them all before it’s too late! Luckily for you, every week we post our favorite family fun events in LA to make your life easier!

Friday 7/24

 

Ringling Brother’s B&B Circus

7:30 p.m.

Honda Center

2695 E Katella Ave

Anaheim, CA 92806

Click here for more details

 

Natural History Museum’s FREE Summer Garden Party

5 – 9 p.m.

Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Click here for more details

 

FREE Westfield Summertime Cinema: Big Hero 6

6 p.m.

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230

Click here for more details

 

Kids Bowl Free

Pinz

12655 Ventura Blvd

Studio City, CA, 91604

Click here for more details

 

Saturday 7/25

 

Free Public Star Party at Griffith Observatory

2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

2800 East Observatory Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Click here for more details

 

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

3 p.m.

LA Coliseum

3939 S. Figueroa St,

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Click here for more details

 

Street Food Cinema: The Neverending Story

5:30 p.m.

Daniel Webster Field

11330 Graham Place

Los Angeles, CA  90064
Click here for more details

 

A Faery Hunt Party Time at Griffith Park!

10:30am to 1:00pm

Griffith Park

Fern Dell

2333 Fern Dell Place,

Los Angeles, 90068

Click here for more details

 

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Click here for more details

 

Sunday 7/26

 

The Party Animals: Free Concert

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St.

Los Angeles, 90057

Click here for more details

Are we missing anything? Send us an email if you know of any other family fun events in LA coming up!