By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 6:01 am There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week, and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS World Elephant Day at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Learn about African and Asian elephants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. Behind-the-scenes barn tours, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free activities with paid admission $21 ages 13-61; $18 ages 62 and older; $16 ages 2-12. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. www.lazoo.org Nisei Week Japanese Festival: Cultural activities, entertainment and exhibits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 18-19. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. bit.ly/1RcUaCC Ventura County Fair: Event includes large and small livestock center, carnival games and rides, concerts and exhibits, 11 … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Aug. 10-17
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By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 3, 2018 at 6:02 am There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week, and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS Ventura County Fair: Event includes large and small livestock center, carnival games and rides, concerts and exhibits, 11 a.m.-midnight. Aug. 3-4; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 5; 11 a.m.-midnight Aug. 6-12 (exhibits close, 10 p.m.). Grandstand performances: Plain White Ts, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3; LeAnn Rimes, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4; Ulices Chaidez, Alfredo Olivas and Lorenzo de Monteclaro, 3 p.m. Aug. 5; check website for other grandstand and other stage performers. Professional cowboy rodeo, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11-12. Admission $12 ages 13-64; $9 ages 65 and older and children; extra for carnival tickets/wristband. Parking $10; check website for shuttle parking. Ventura … [Read more...] about Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Aug. 3-10
Bark Out Loud cafe/boutique will celebrate its third birthday with a party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Along with free refreshments including floats for the four-leggers, there will be samples and door prizes. The first 50 dogs will receive a goody bag. 1601 E. Debbie Lane, Suite 1111, in Mansfield. Free. 817-453-7989. webarkoutloud.com. Also on the schedule•The Rockin' the River concert/tubing series at Panther Island Pavilion will continue Saturday with a day of music headlined by Dalton Domino. Gates open at 1 p.m., and the bands start at 2:15. Note: Things will end with fireworks at 9:25, so we recommend leaving before then. 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth, on the south side of the Trinity River. Free. rockintheriverfw.com.•Meet and greets (dogs welcome at all): It's Petco's National Adoption Weekend, when you can meet local shelter pets and receive discounts if you adopt. ... DFW's FurGotten Friends outside the Whole Foods on Preston from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ... … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: Sipping, swimming and more things to do with your pooch
Homegrown Hounds will host a Camp Furever Home party from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St. Along with live music, beer from Four Corners, tequila snow cones, sushi balls and their Snackin' Waggin' doggy food truck, there will be a costume competition at 3, an obstacle course and other field day-esque activities for you to compete in with your dog from 4 to 6 and a pie-eating contest at 6:30. You can also meet adoptable dogs and get your tag and/or microchip up to date for a donation. They will also have a silent auction and a raffle. Get tickets, $5 to $55, at savedogz.com. Also on the schedule•Bedford's annual Dog Days of Summer, a series of canine-related events, is continuing with a Flick With Fido screening at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Bark Park, 3200 Meadow Park Drive. This year's movie is Disney's Bolt, and there will be free dinner from In-N-Out Burger and popcorn from What's Poppin Texas. Organizers recommend bringing lawn chairs. … [Read more...] about Dog About Town: A camp-inspired party and more things to do
Updated 7:31 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 America hasn't stopped shopping, but it does shop differently than it used to. As online retail has gotten more popular, it's taking a bite out of sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Many traditional retailers have risen to the challenge with their own online presence, but what happens all those old mall locations? Usually, companies respond by shutting down stores or shrinking their square footage. And while this can be good for stores — focusing their cash on online operations or more successful retail locations — it's not always good for shoppers. Losing a big department store doesn't just mean one less local shopping option; a store closure can lead to a retail chain reaction. A large anchor store leaving a mall means there's less foot traffic for other stores, potentially leading to more closures... and eventually an empty mall. This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. While … [Read more...] about Is Your Local Macy’s, Sears, or Kmart Closing?