t's a day to explore the Sawdust Summer Art Festival; visit about L.A's Urban Nature Fest; play with this Summer's HOTTEST toys and MORE on the Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" list. Enjoy!
The NEW Jaguar Habitat
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Learn something this Summer about jaguars at the Los Angeles Zoo’s new habitat for the Zoo's three jaguars, offering guests the opportunity to see jaguars as never before and marking the momentous completion of the $180 million Master Plan Phase 1 that has transformed the Zoo, placing it at the vanguard of animal care and conservation.
The 7,100 square-foot jaguar habitat, built on a hillside on Rainforest of the Americas' northwest end, features a waterfall and pool in which the animals can swim, deadwood trees on which they can climb, and abundant landscaping through which they can wander, such as tall grasses, shrubs, ficus trees and banana plants. A sophisticated 1,800 square-foot animal holding facility includes six "bedrooms" and "day room" to provide off-exhibit options for the male jaguar, Kaloa, while the male/female pair, Stewie and Johar, mark their home ranges in the main exhibit space and vice versa. This facilitates the jaguars’ natural behavior, as they are solitary creatures except for courting pairs or mothers and babies.
The exhibit also offers upgraded Zoo visitor experiences by optimizing viewing, with two glass areas allowing opportunities to see these magnificent animals up-close, and engaging interpretive graphics, all designed to inspire appreciation for preservation of one of the iconic animals of the rainforest environment.
To celebrate the opening, the Zoo presents a larger-than-life, three-dimensional street painting by celebrated chalk artist Ever Galvez depicting jaguars that provides visitors a one-of-a-kind, interactive photo op available.
Jaguars, the third largest of the cat species and largest in the Americas with the male averaging between 125 and 250 pounds, hold great religious and cultural importance in many cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Jaguars live in rainforests, swamps, grasslands, scrublands, deserts and lowland semi-deciduous forests. Since 1900, jaguars, which are "near threatened," have disappeared from much of their range due to persecution by livestock ranchers, degradation of habitat, and human hunting of jaguar prey. They once roamed from the southern tip of the latter continent north to the region surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border.
Today the largest population of jaguars inhabits Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Jaguars are also found in Mexico, Guatemala, and Argentina, while rare in the rest of Central and South America. Historically, jaguars were found in the southwestern United States, but are now thought to be extinct in that area.
L.A. Urban Nature Fest
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Walk on L.A.’s wild side at the all new L.A. Urban Nature Fest at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. We can learn about wildflowers, nature photography, butterflies, local archaeology, bioblitz, and more. What’s bioblitz? It’s an event where people try to document as many plants and animals as possible in a particular location over a set amount of time, to get a biodiversity snapshot.
The Rolling Stones
Live at the Marquee
Exhibition & Sale
Photographs by Alec Byrne
The Perfect Exposure Gallery
3513 West 6th Street
213 381 1136
We have an opportunity to see this exhibition and actually bid on never before seen photos of the Rolling Stones' 1971 club show Live at the Marquee, taken by legendary British rock photographer Alec Byrne.
The exhibition, at The Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, happens in conjunction with the release of the Stones’ “The Marquee Club - Live in 1971” DVD.
Sawdust Art Festival’s 49th Annual Summer Show
935 Laguna Canyon Road
949 494 3030
The 49th annual Sawdust Art and Craft Festival in Laguna Beach is open featuring a collection of fine art by more than 200 hundred distinguished artists. We can meet the artists, watch demonstrations, and enjoy daily workshops as well as live music Thursday through Sunday.
Hot Summer Toys 2015
Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy
Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy, from TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE, is releasing its’ list of the best new Summer toys. Popular items are low tech to high tech as well as toys inspired by the movies Minions and Jurassic World.
To see the complete list of Summer Toys 2015, visit the website www.TTPM.com
Pacific Park’s Custom Airstream Route 66 Gift Store
It’s certainly time to play in Santa Monica at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica pier. While you’re there, check out the new custom Airstream Route 66 gift store. The shiny, polished aluminum, 16-foot custom Airstream is fitted and filled with Route 66 memorabilia.
There are more than 200 novelty to collector items for purchase ranging from $2 to $200 that includes uniquely designed Route 66 T-shirts, handbags and shot glasses to clocks, artwork and coffee table books.
Next to the the Airstream is a custom designed point-of-sale counter that resembles the tail end of an Airstrream complete with riveted aluminum, custom taillights and chrome trim.
The custom Airstream Route 66 gift store pays homage to its historic Route 66 legacy with highly recognizable metal die cut symbols on its gift shop door. The icons best represent the cities located on the more than 2,200 mile highway including the Chicago Theatre Sign, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, an Oil Well Derrick, a Saguaro Cactus and the Santa Monica Pier Arch, among others.
10 Coolest 2015 Cars Under $18,000
Kelley Blue Book
195 Technology Drive
There are ten cars Kelley Blue Book editors recommend for people car buyers on a budget. They’re the “10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000 OF 2015.”
Cool and affordable can coexist in a new car, as detailed in this year’s list of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000,” hand-selected by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.
The redesigned Mazda3 is No. 1 once again for 2015, and it notably has been featured on KBB.com’s annual affordable “cool cars” list every year of the vehicle’s 12-year existence.
To see KBB.com’s complete editorial commentary for the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2015,” including notable tech and style features, pricing information, vehicle photography and more, please visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/coolest-cars-under-18000-2015/
Valley Relics Museum
21630 Marilla Street
Learn something this Summer about the history of the San Fernando Valley at the VALLEY RELICS MUSEUM in Chatsworth. Artifacts collector Tommy Gelinas boasts a vast collection of historical Valley artifacts including rare documents, photographs, vintage neon signs, post cards, year books, negatives, clothing, books, art, automobiles and bicycles from the Valley’s past.
Valley Relics is a non profit organization 501(c)3 with an endeavor to preserve and protect local history and it artifacts while educating the public of the rich history of The San Fernando Valley. Why are those gigantic Emmy Awards in the museum? Visit to find out! Fascinating!
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