When it comes to stamping out hunger, some people in orange county are saying "yes we can!" KTLA's Gayle Anderson takes a look at "Can-struction" project, plus other events happening this weekend across Southern California.
Breezehouse Open House
Shuttle Service Provided To/From Open House
Hyatt Westlake Village
880 South Westlake Boulevard
Catch a breeze this hot weekend at the awarding winning Blu Homes Breezehouse, the first-ever Real Simple and This Old House “2014 Dream Home of the Year.”
It’s packed with luxurious features, soaring ceilings, and more in a home that’s prefabricated, built in a factory and designed to fold so it can be delivered to the location of your choice.
CANstruction OC 2014
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
This is a different kind of construction. It’s CANstruction Orange County, a “food raiser” for the Orange County Food Bank. Local architects and designers have created structures using cans goods that will be donated to the food bank.
In conjunction with the unusual artwork, there’s Festival of Children. Bring a can good for the Orange County Food Bank to the festival for a special surprise.
CANSTRUCTION OC is on display now through the end of the month.
Time is running out to enjoy the Los Angeles County Fair, described as one of the largest county fairs in the country. There’s fair fun, fair rides, and fair food, but the most welcome sight for fair goers this year might be the 8,000 square feet of new shading, hundreds of new umbrella tables, 200 yards of overhead water misters, plus extra air conditioning units blasting cool air on indoor exhibits.
The nonprofit county fair has invested about $500,000 to make sure visitors can find some respite when the mercury rises to that OMG level.
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Championships
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour wraps up its’ season in Huntington Beach. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and 2012 Olympic silver medalist April Ross will look to cap a perfect season with their seventh win in as many tournaments.
With an increased purse of $200,000 on the line, players will be competing for one last shot at glory in Surf City.
7th Annual Liver Life Walk @ 8a.m.
American Liver Foundation
Ocean View Park
2701 Barnard Way
The 7th Annual Liver Life Walk is raising awareness for what organizers describe as a fight against one of America's fastest growing public health concerns -- liver disease. American Liver Foundation says liver disease affects close to 30% of all adults in the US. The foundation says the best prevention and treatment for liver disease is regular exercise and the implementation of an overall healthy lifestyle.
The Pasadena Greek Festival at Santa Anita Park offers one last chance to celebrate the end of summer. Take a trip with festival organizers as they transport you to Greece for a weekend.
Enjoy food, wine, spirits, music and dancing! Visit the Hellenic Theater for culinary and cultural presentations.
Blue Moon Diamond
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Take a look at this! It’s the 12-carat "Blue Moon Diamond," one of the world's newest and rarest gems. The stone, on loan from Cora International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of white and fancy colored diamonds, is on view in a special Gem Vault exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The Blue Moon Diamond has been categorized as an extremely significant find – and one of the newest and rarest stones currently worldwide – due to its unique color, clarity, and size. Cut from a 29.6-carat rough, the internally flawless gem is fashioned in a cushion-cut shape at 12 carats.
Sunday @ 8am
Red Bull Global Rallycross
Port of Los Angeles
3011 Miner Street
After making its debut at the Port of Los Angeles in April, Red Bull Global Rallycross returns to the San Pedro waterfront for its seventh event of the 2014 season.
With the roots of rallycross in America firmly entrenched in southern California, a victory in LA would be a hometown triumph for many of the series’ stars.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.