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CanstructionLA presented by Goya Foods
Farmers & Merchants Bank Building
401 South Main Street- Downtown Los Angeles
(213) 924-8661

Our parents tell us not to play with our food, but we can make an exception for CANSTRUCTION LA. You can describe this as a “foodraiser” for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Architects, designers, builders, and engineers donate their time and talent to create large scale structures made entirely of canned foods. All money  raised, as well as all cans used for the structures, are donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Last year, CANSTRUCTION LA contributed 27,249 pounds of food and $15,799.00


5th Annual Glendale Invitational Power Soccer Tournament
Glendale Community College
Verdugo Gym
1500 North Verdugo Road- Glendale
(562) 449-8664

Power Soccer takes over the Verdugo Gym at Glendale Community College. The Rough Riders and the Vaqueros are competing to prepare for this summer’s championships in Massachusetts and Indiana.


How-To Low Water Garden
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive- La Canada Flintridge
(818) 949-4200

Descanso Gardens has opened a new drought tolerant garden, featuring eye popping foliage and flowers that thrive year round in Southern California. The new garden teaches visitors low water landscaping can be lush and beautiful.


Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society Annual Iris Society Show
American Iris Society
Antelope Valley College, TE3 Building
3041 West Avenue K- Lancaster

Learn that this beautiful flower is drought tolerant at the annual Hi Desert Iris & Daylily Society Annual Iris Society Show in Lancaster. American Iris Society members report the drought tolerant iris can bloom without a lot of water twice a year; Spring and Fall.


California Native & Drought Tolerant Plant Classes
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants
10459 Tuxford Street- Sun Valley
(818) 768-1802

We can learn more about drought tolerant gardening at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants in Sun Valley. The non-profit organization not only sells a variety of water sipping plants and trees, the staff also offers a variety of classes. Check the website early and often since the governor’s recent mandatory water restrictions have made this kind of gardening a popular topic.


Meet our Babies!
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive- Los Angeles
(323) 644-4200

This spring, L.A. Zoo guests are invited to enjoy an unusual opportunity to “MEET OUR BABIES,” including the soon-to-be-named baby kangaroo as well as Rosie, the near-legendary baby hippo, a baby giraffe, five baby chimpanzees, two baby otters, a baby howler monkey, baby koala, baby pronghorn, baby sifaka, and even baby piranha.  An Activity Guide with a special map is available at the Zoo’s entrance to help visitors locate all the heart-melting young ones while learning more about these animals and the zoo’s breeding programs that are so vital to saving endangered and vulnerable species by serving as a hedge against extinction in the wild.

To enter the #NameOurRoo contest, visit the L.A. Zoo between now and April 26, take a picture of the Western gray kangaroo baby or any part of the exhibit, post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NameOurRoo and your proposed name, or upload your photo and proposed name at (“Entry”). Then share your entry with friends via a special link provided and encourage them to vote for your proposed name.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a GoPro HERO4 Camera ($399 value) and a Family Deluxe Membership to the Zoo ($165 value), while two runners up each receive a Family Membership ($126 value).  More details and the official rules are available at .

As an added bonus this spring, every day through June 30 visitors to the L.A. Zoo receive a Shut-terfly promo card good for a free, easy-to-make 8×10″ hard cover photo book to use to capture their adventures.  The promo card, courtesy of Shutterfly, is available at the admissions window when purchasing tickets or at the membership entrance.  Limit one per household.


Meet our Babies!
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way- Long Beach
(562) 590-3100

Also, we can see how parents in the animal world care for their young at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. There are baby sharks as well as baby penguins for a discount. Both the aquarium and the zoo are offering visitors the chance to visit both places with a discounted combo ticket, which can be purchased online or at either attraction and used on different days.


Goodguys Meguiars 15th Del Mar Nationals
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard- Del Mar

A different kind of horse power happening in Del Mar at the Goodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals. Check out more than two thousand hot rods, customs, classic, and muscle cars as well as trucks.


Formula Drift
Downtown Long Beach

Racing, sideways, is happening on the streets of downtown Long Beach this weekend. This is Formula Drift. This style of racing is not just about speed, it’s about execution and style in this combination of racing and extreme sports.


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