It’s a Saturday to be outdoors! From hot air balloon rides to a LAPD and celebrity golf tournament there is soemthing for every type of adventurer. Gayle Anderson has the details in today’s ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.
World No Tobacco Day
Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Smokers trying to kick the habit can get some help today. This is WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY. The goal? To quit smoking for one day. The World Health Organization reports tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death worldwide.
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program
Time is running out for residents living within the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s jurisdiction to register for the 2014 Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program.
SCAQMD residents have an opportunity to help clean the air by exchanging an old, operable gasoline-powered lawn mower and purchasing, at a discounted rate, a new electric lawnmower. This year, you have five models to choose from, with your cost being from $100 to $250 depending on the model you choose. Pre-registration is required There will be four exchange locations scheduled. Visit the website http://www.aqmd.gov registration and location information.
Riverside residents can get their hands on one of these non-polluting electric lawnmowers, Saturday, June 14th. Folks living in the Anaheim area, Saturday, June 28th. But, again, you must register FIRST at the website: www.aqmd.gov
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is up and away with dawn hot air balloon launches, free tethered rides in the morning, wine tasting from Temecula’s premium wineries, food pairings, chef demonstrations, concerts on two stages and more.
Los Angeles Police Family Fun Day & Celebrity Golf Tournament
Brookside Golf Club
1133 Rosemont Avenue
213 847 4239
Actor Dennis Quaid hosts the Los Angeles Police Family Fun Day and Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Los Angeles Police Memorial Fund, which provides grants for widows and orphans of officers killed in the line of duty.
Since its’ inception, the Memorial Foundation has provided more than $8 million in financial grants.
Its resources have been depleted due to the unusually high number of Los Angeles Police officers who have recently lost their lives.
Now through Labor Day
Blue Star Museums
Free Admission for the Military
The Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art; Little Tokyo’s Japanese American National Museum; and the westside’s Museum of Tolerance are among more than two-thousand museums across the country designated BLUE STAR MUSEUMS. That means admission is FREE for the nation’s active duty military personnel – including the National Guard and the Reserve as well as their families.
To learn the various forms of identification accepted and for a complete list of participating museums, take a look at the website : http://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.
Community Water Safety Festival @ 10am
Make A Splash
Belmont Plaza Outdoor and Beach
4320 Olympic Plaza
If your youngsters can not swim, might want to make it family day at the Community Water Safety Festival in Long Beach. The event is sponsored by Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. It’s mission is to educate parents, communities and civic leaders about the importance of learning to swim.
The Center for Disease Control reports approximately 10-people drown every day in the U.S. and at least one in five fatal drowning victims are children younger than 14.
The C-D-C reports 70-percent of African American children, 60 percent of Latino children and 40 percent of Caucasian children have little to no swimming abilities. African American children drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers.
County: Portraits of an American Sound
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
213 403 3000
Country: Portraits of an American Sound is a new exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. See images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music – as well as – country albums, film posters, as well as rare archival artifacts — for free!
The work of the featured photographers spans post-World War II America to the new century. In addition to more than one-hundred 110 prints, the exhibit also features an original half-hour documentary commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by Arclight Productions.
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Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.
This segment aired on the KTLA Morning News on Saturday, May 31 2014