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‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday April 6

KTLA5 reporter Gayle Anderson gives us a preview of some events taking place around Los Angeles this weekend.

Saturday @ 7:30a.m.
April is National Minority Health Month
World Health Day L.A.
Los Angeles Expo Center
Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles
323 865 0419
www.worldhealthdayLA.org 

April is National Minority Health Month. There’s an opportunity to examine YOUR health Saturday at WORLD HEALTH DAY L.A.  Everyone is welcome to take advantage of free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, and more. In addition to all of that, there are physical activities for all children at World Health Day L.A.

Find the fun and health information, beginning 7:30 Saturday morning at Los Angeles Expo Center on Bill Robertson Lane in Los Angeles, that’s near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. For more information, call 1-323-865-0419 and visit the website: worldhealthdayLA.org

Saturday @ Noon
Victoria Children’s Books & Tea
Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House & Medical Museum
120 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana
714 547 9645
www.SantaAnaHistory.com

 

There’s a spring celebration of the best vintage children’s literature at the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House in Santa Ana. Tour the Queen Ann Victorian House, read the classics from  Beatrix Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle and more AND  enjoy a cup of tea with delicious sweets. Also, there’s a gift shop if you want to buy a souvenir of your literature adventure.

 

Saturday @ 10 a.m.
Hollywood Legends Auction
Julien’s Auctions Gallery
9565 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Beverly Hills
310-836-1818
www.juliensauctions.com 

 Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment celebrity memorabilia auction house, has more than eight-hundred items on the auction block. Available? William Shatner’s laser rifle from the second pilot episode of Star Trek. Estimated value? Forty-to-60-thousand dollars. The only surviving vehicle from the Green Hornet production to the Munchkin’s hats used in “Wizard of Oz.”

And, get this, the bra Marilyn Monroe wore as a flapper in the movie “Some Like It Hot”?, oh it’s going on the auction block. Estimated value? More than eight-thousand-dollars.

Saturday @ 8am
13th Annual Goodguys Del Mar Nationals
Del Mar Fairgrounds 
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar
925 838 9876
www.good-guys.com

 These are four wheel collectibles. The hot rods at the 13th Annual Goodguys Del Mar Nationals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. There’s an indoor car show of more than 2,500 vintage hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks. There are vendor exhibits. There is live entertainment and children’s entertainment. And, there’s something called  Goodguys AutoCross, which gives – registered —  participants the opportunity to put their street rod, truck or street machine through the paces to test their driving skills and see how their car handles in a performance situation.

 Saturday @ Noon
Santa Anita Derby
Santa Anita Park
285 West  Huntington Drive
Arcadia
626-574-7223
www.santaanita.com

 

The Santa Anita Derby is Saturday in Arcadia. This horse racing event is the west coast prelude to the famous Kentucky Derby. Last year’s winner, “ I’ll Have Another” went on to win the Kentucky Derby!

 

Saturday @ 10 a.m.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
Irwindale
626 969 4750
www.renfair.com

  

This is the opening weekend of the ORIGINAL Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
The Queen and her Royal Court return for the 51st season of jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and the court are ready to meet and greet hipster, history buffs, fantasy lovers and families.

 

Saturday @ 10am
10th Anniversary Theodore Payne Native Plant & Garden Tour
42 Gardens
818 768 1802
www.theodorepayne.org

 

This is a spring tradition! The Theodore Payne Native Plant and Garden Tour. This year’s two-day self-guided tour features 42 stunning gardens across the greater Los Angeles area, including two public demonstration gardens and several mature landscapes that were on the original tour ten years ago.

Saturday @ 2p.m.
Dining with the Dogs
Ventura County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue K-9 Team
Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit
National Police Dog Foundation
Camarillo Ranch House
201 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo
805 389 8182
www.nationalpolicedogfoundation.org 

We are invited to meet some outstanding dogs serving our community! The Ventura County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue K-9 Team, along with the Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and the National Police Dog Foundation are hosting “Dining with the Dogs” at the historic Camarillo Ranch House.  We have a unique opportunity to meet the dogs, their handlers, we learn more about their abilities and the work they do, including patrol, narcotics detection and explosives detection, suspect trailing, and finding missing persons and crime victims. The benefit will support police and their search & rescue dogs, because some of the dogs are personally owned and handled by volunteers. Maintaining a service dog’s training, veterinary care, and equipment, is funded primarily by donations.

 

Saturday @ 11am
Spring Break at Pacific Park
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica
310 260 8744
www.pacpark.com 

It’s Spring Break weekend at Pacific Park on the Pier in Santa Monica. Check out the recently refurbished 1938 Inkie’s Scrambler, the 12 car fast paced swirling ride that takes guests on a series of more than eleven revolutions per minute. The restored ride sports a shiny new chrome finish, period decals, and detailed lighting.

 

Saturday @ 11 a.m.
World’s Coolest Ferris Wheel
Travel + Leisure Magazine
Pacific Park’s Ferris Wheel
Santa Monica Pier
310 260 8744
www.pacpark.com 

It’s a local landmark! The Pacific Park Ferris Wheel, the world’s only solar powered ferris wheel.
Travel + Leisure magazine has selected the Santa Monica icon as one of the “World’s Coolest Ferris Wheels.”
The energy efficient ferris wheel joins famous ferris wheels in New York, Tokyo, Vienna, London, Paris, and Las Vegas for it coolness.

 

Saturday @ 8am
Walk for Kids 2013
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
Los Angeles
Orange County
Pasadena
Loma Linda
Long Beach 

Walk for Kids! It’s good exercise and the 5K event raises funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Walk for Kids will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ontario, and Long Beach and on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Bakersfield. All of the 5K walks begin at 8am. 

 
Saturday @ 1p.m.
2013 West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Classic Tournament
Balboa Sports Center
5651 Balboa Boulevard
Encino
818 429 4435
www.usta.com

 

We’ve seen the competition at the Paralympic games. Now, we can we the competition up close and personal at the 2013 West Coast Wheelchair Tennis Classic Tournament in Encino at the Balboa Park Sports Center.

FREE!
Safety Seat Checkup Day
Saturday, April 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
www.carseat.org
Please 310 222 6860 make an appointment.

Today is Safety Seat Checkup Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum. To get your child’s car seat checked and to be sure you’ve installed it properly, FOR FREE, make an appointment with SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. Call 1-800-745-SAFE. If you don’t call first, you might have to wait a while.

Free!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA
www.usac.ucla.edu/vita
ftb.ca.gov/individuals/vita

Becerra.house.gov

And, it’s that time of year…tax time! FREE help is available to you courtesy the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, better known as VITA.  Tax preparation is FREE to folks who don’t make much money and the elderly. To find a VITA service center near you, take a look at the VITA websites.

 Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
1-323-460-5732
Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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