Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Happy Saturday! What are you up to? There are MANY choices on the Saturday "GAYLE ON THE GO" list.

Take a look! Find something for YOU! :-)

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This Weekend!
Tomatomania: The World’s Largest (and most fun) Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge
http://www.tomatomania.com/descanso

Select some unique tomato seedlings and explore the beauty of Descanso Gardens at Tomatomania: The World’s Largest -- and most fun -- heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale.

All of this, and a tomato lunch menu, happens at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.

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Free!
Growing Perfect Tomatoes @ 9a.m.
Armstrong Garden Centers
http://www.armstronggarden.com
http://www.armstronggrowers.com

Armstrong Garden Centers also has tomatoes on its radar. There are free tomato growing classes for beginning gardeners, where Armstrong officials promise we’ll learn everything we need to know about growing juicy, delicious tomatoes.

To find a class near you, check the websites:
http://www.armstronggarden.com or http://www.armstronggrowers.com

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad
760 431 0352
http://www.theflowerfields.com

The color at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is unbelievable. Mother Nature is responsible for the 50 acres of extra ordinary chromaticity in full bloom now until May 8th.

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This Weekend!
Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour @ 10 a.m.
41 of the Region’s Most Beautiful Private & Public Landscapes
http://www.nativeplantgardentour.org

While we’re on the subject of Mother Nature and color, don’t forget this weekend’s Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour, a two-day self-guided journey through 41 of the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, teaching us we can STILL have a glorious garden in a drought without using a lot of water.

About the Garden Tour:
The gardens on this tour contain at least 50% native plants. Each garden is a labor of love, a place created in harmony with southern California’s climate, soil, natural vegetation and native wildlife. The gardens are divided into two groups: one open Saturday and the other open Sunday. At each location, you’ll meet garden owners, designers and docents. Use the descriptions and icons on this site to plan your personalized excursion, choosing 4-7 gardens to visit each day at a leisurely pace.

Garden Tour Etiquette:
Show this tour guide to gain entry to each garden
Stay on marked walkways and paths, respect property and gardens
Do not damage plants or take cuttings
No pets allowed
No smoking
Children are welcome; they must be supervised at all times
Visit only on open days and during tour hours
When parking, please be sensitive to garden neighbors

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UniverSoul Circus
StubHub Center
18400 Avalon Boulevard
Carson
http://www.universoulcircus.com

The circus is in town. It’s the UniverSOUL Circus, featuring ten international performers from China to Africa to Latin America.

The UniverSOUL Circus is in Carson at the Stub Hub Center now through Sunday, April 17th.

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Now through Sunday, April 17th
Wattles Mansion Showcase House, Starting @ 10a.m.
1824 North Curson Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90046
(818) 508-5200
wattlesmansionshowcase.ticketleap.com/hollywood100

This is an historic landmark. The Wattles Mansion and Gardens. For the first time, the City of Los Angeles is permitting a designer showcase. The theme is ‘Hollywood, The First 100 Years’. Designers are using past movies or Hollywood stars as inspiration for the rooms they have designed.

Wattles Mansion is a 1908 Mission Revival built by the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (Rose Bowl, Huntington Library & Ambassador Hotel). The house has been recognized as “the only remaining intact example of the once plentiful Hollywood estates from the period preceding the film industry”. Gurdon Wattles, originally from Omaha Nebraska, was responsible for bankrolling much of early Hollywood and the movie studios.

We can tour the one-of-a-kind property now through April 17th. Check the website for tour times and ticket information.

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Save the Gardens @ 9:30am
Historic Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
18127 South Alameda Street
Rancho Dominguez
(310) 603-0088
http://www.dominguezrancho.org

We can help preserve the historic gardens at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. The property needs volunteers to clear debris; prune overgrown vegetation; and help construct a children’s garden, schedule to open the beginning of May.

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10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Low Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinic, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Plummer Park (in Fiesta Hall)
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood
(323) 730-5300
http://www.spcaLA.com

There’s a low cost vaccine and microchip clinic is happening at Plummer’s Park in West Hollywood. From 10am until 1pm, spcaLA veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians are administering Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP, FRVCP shots and more for dogs and cats.

Pricing:
• $5 rabies cats/dogs
• $10 Bordetella (kennel cough)
• $15 DHPP (distemper, Adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvo) dogs
• $5 FRVCP cats (upper respiratory, calicivirus, viral infections)
• $15 Leukemia cats (FELV)
• $25 deworming cats/dogs
• $25 microchips cats/dogs

Please note: One person per pet. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Owner must bring vaccination records. Pet vaccinations are quick and painless, but take a few days to a few weeks to become effective.

And, while filling out your tax forms this season, don’t forget to check off animal homelessness and cruelty by making a contribution to the Prevention of Animal Homelessness & Cruelty Fund.

The Prevention of Animal Homelessness & Cruelty Fund made its debut on several 2015 California Income Tax Returns (540, 540 2EZ, 540 NR, and 541, Schedule C). As one of the 19 voluntary contribution funds available to taxpayers, the Prevention of Animal Homelessness & Cruelty Fund will provide grants to animal control agencies, SPCAs, and humane societies for programs that prevent and eliminate dog and cat homelessness as well as the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of animal cruelty and neglect.

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Autism Speaks Walk Los Angeles @ 8 a.m.
5K Walk & Autism Resource Fair
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena
http://www.autismspeakswalk.org
http://www.rosebowlstadium.com

Saturday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, the perfect day to participate in the 14th annual Autism Speaks Walk Los Angeles at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The walk is crucial to fund raise for vital research, programs, and services for those impacted by autism.

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Free!
Autism Resource Conference for Families @ 8am
Grace Black Auditorium
3130 Tyler Avenue
El Monte
626 580 2001
http://www.facebook.com/CityofElMonte

Also, there is free Autism Resource Fair and Conference in El Monte. Several autism regional experts as well as inspiring speakers will share the impact autism has had on their lives and the steps they are taking to overcome their challenges.

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Vets 4 Veterans @ 8 a.m.
Operation Restart 10K / 5K Run & Mini Patriot Mile
Antelope Valley Mall
1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard
Palmdale
http://www.avvets4veterans.org

Local veterans will benefit from the proceeds of today’s Vets 4 Veterans Operation Restart 10K / 5K Run and Mini-Patriot Mile event.

Event organizers say the course is a fast, flat route that has something for every level of runner or walker.

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Swim with Mike @ 8a.m.
Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund
Uytengsu Aquatics Center
USC Campus
Downtown Los Angeles
213 740 4155
http://www.swimwithmike.org

Let’s get wet and Swim with Mike at the 36th annual pool event supporting the physically challenged athletes scholarship fund.

It’s a day of swimming, splashing, live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction, as well as barbecue.

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Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
2016 FIA Formula E Long Beach ePRIX
Downtown Long Beach
Long Beach
longbeach.fiaformulae.com

And, its Formula E Race Day in Long Beach. The FIA FORMULA E Championship is the sixth of 11 races for the 2015-2016 racing season. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Long Beach ePrix pre-race ceremonies begin at 3:30 p.m.

Now in its second season, the LONG BEACH ePRIX is the world’s first fully electric racing series featuring single-seater, open-wheel cars. Nine two-car teams compete in the championship, with involvement from key figures such as Michael Andretti, Sir Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their drivers include ex-Formula 1 pilots Nick Heidfeld, Bruno Senna, Sebastien Buemi and defending Long Beach and series champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. Piquet Jr. won the inaugural LONG BEACH ePRIX, nearly 35 years to the day of his father Nelson’s win in the 1980 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, on his way to becoming the series’ first overall champion.

The track uses a modified configuration of the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. At 1.32 miles and featuring seven turns, the FORMULA E cars will use the same iconic start/finish line on Shoreline Drive adjacent to the Marina before heading off in a clockwise direction past the Rainbow Lagoon. They will then turn right onto South Pine Avenue before re-joining with the more familiar track configuration. The cars will then pass around the grounds of the Convention Center before a final right-hand hairpin brings them back across the start/finish line to complete the lap.

In season one, all the cars were identical. For season two, the chassis are all the same Dallara-built monocoques that were used in season one. However, the rules regarding the powertrain were opened up. This means the manufacturers are free to design and build their own motor, gearbox and invertors. They can also produce their own rear suspension and are free to choose their own wheel supplier. Although the cars may all look identical, the differing powertrain solutions mean that the rival cars now sound different from one another.

These $500,000+ e-cars have 270 horsepower and can go from 0-62 in 3 seconds. In addition, the cars’ lithium ion batteries are fully charged in 50 minutes by glycerin-powered generators. No electricity is used to charge these vehicles. The e-cars are also specifically designed with high ride height sensitivity in mind and a wide range of suspension set up possibilities to tackle the streets of Los Angeles.

Practice, qualifying and the race will all take place over the course of one day to minimize the disruption to the city of Long Beach.

Also, the Long Beach ePrix will offer an eVillage, which is FREE to all race attendees. The eVillage features displays of alternative energy vehicles and a wide variety of renewable energy sources, information about water and energy conservation and green building materials. In addition, special interactive activities for fans, including race simulators, BMX biking demonstrations and much more will be showcased in the eVillage. The eVillage is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Celebrate Saturday. Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.

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Gayle, Gayle on the Go, Anderson
KTLA 5 News
5800 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-460-5732
Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com
Twitter: @ktlagayle
Facebook: Facebook.com/Gayle Anderson
Instagram: @ktlagayle

So, what’s going on in your world? Let me know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is EVERY Tuesday 5pm.

And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar. Here’s the link: https://ktla.com/community

Have a GREAT weekend!
Gayle :-)

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