Monday, June 19, 2017

Los Angeles Summer Concerts Part 3

350 W McPherrin Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
  • June 11th, July 4th, August 13th
  • Beginning at 6:00 PM

Downtown Stage Saturday Concert Series
Pershing Square Summer Concerts
532 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • July 8th to August 27th
  • Beginning at 7:00 PM
Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series
Burton Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • July and August
  • Beginning from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursdays and Saturdays
Tiny Porch Concerts
Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
  • May through September
  • June 11, July 9th, August 20 and September 9
Weekend Concerts at Fisherman's Village
13755 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA
  • Throughout June
  • Beginning from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sundays
Concerts in the Park
Chumash Park
5550 Medea Valley Dr
Agoura Hills, CA
  • June 18, July 9, July 16, August 6 and August 20
  • Beginning at 6:00 PM
Summer Music Series
The Point at Rosecrans and Sepulveda
850 S. Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
  • July and August
  • Beginning from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Grand Performances
California Plaza
300-350 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • July 30th, August 6, August 13th and August 20th
  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Some start at 12:00 PM and others at 8:00 PM
Garden Concerts for Kids
The Getty Center
Getty Center Dr and Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
  • Month of August 
  • Every Saturday and Sunday

Monday, June 12, 2017

Los Angeles Summer Concerts Part 2




Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
85 E Holly St
Pasadena, CA 91103
  • June 29th to September 3rd
  • Check website for a complete schedule
50 Free Concerts
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
MacArthur Park
W. 6th St and S Park View St
Los Angeles, CA
  • June 17th to September 10th
  • Check Website for complete schedule of concerts

Jazz at LACMA Series, Latin Sounds, and Sundays Live
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Jazz concerts begin May 5th Friday nights at 6:00 PM
  • Latin Sounds held each Saturday Afternoon at 5:00 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Sunday Live is weekly chamber music series held each Sunday at 6:00 PM
Pasadena POPS
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
  • June 17th, July 15th, July 29th, August 19th and September 9th
  • Concerts start at 7:30 PM
  • Tickets are available online
El Segundo Summer Concerts in the Park
Library Park
600 Block of Main St
El Segundo, CA
  • June 18th, July 9th, July 23rd and August 6th
  • Concerts start at 4:00 PM
Friday Night Music
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • May 26th to September 1st
  • Friday Night Music Series
  • Starts at 7:00 PM
Hermosa Beach Summer Concerts
South Side of the Hermosa Beach Pier
Hermosa Beach, CA
  • All of August
  • Sunday Evenings at 5:00 PM
Family Fundays
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon
Topanga, CA
  • July 16th to September 24th
  • On Selected Sundays at 10:30 AM

Recall Alert: Graco Is Recalling More than 25,000 Car Seats

Graco Is Recalling More than 25,000 Car Seats


The company has issued a recall for 25,494 Graco My Ride 65 convertible child car seats because of a risk of injury to children using them.

If you have a Graco car seat, you'll want to hear this news: The company has issued a recall for its Graco My Ride 65 line of convertible car seats, which includes eight models and 25,494 total units.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is that the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain a child in the event of a crash. Therefore, the seats do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The affected Graco models include: 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. All were manufactured between May and August 2014 and have a webbing code tag of 2014/06. (Check the tag sewn onto the straps on the back of the seat.)
If you own one of these recalled seats, contact Graco consumer services at 1-800-345-4109 to order a free replacement kit. If you have further questions about the recall, you can call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Although this recall includes a large number of popular car seats, there is some good news: No injuries have been reported due to the defect.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Recall Alert: Hobby Lobby Light-Up Spinners

Hobby Lobby Light-Up Spinners

Because of a choking risk with the batteries, the company has recalled two holiday-themed light-up spinners. Get the details here.

Hobby Lobby Spinner Recall

Hobby Lobby has recalled two holiday battery-powered, light-up spinner toys due to a choking and ingestion hazard. The Easter and 4th of July toys have a detachable battery cover; children could remove the cover and swallow the batteries inside, or even choke on the small parts.
If you might have one at home, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says you should take it away from kids immediately.
According to the CPSC recall report, the Easter-themed toys were sold in blue with a pink bunny on the dome and yellow with a yellow-and-orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th spinners are red with white stars painted on the blue dome. “Hobby Lobby” and item number 9130033 or 9130082 is printed on the spinner handle.
The company has received one report of a toddler who swallowed the battery, but luckily, the child wasn't seriously harmed.
Customers could have purchased the recalled toys between February 2017 and April 2017 at Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores. You can return the light-up spinners to a Hobby Lobby or Mardel store for a refund (with receipt) or store credit (without receipt).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Los Angeles Summer Concerts

Summer Family Concerts in LA

Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • July 2nd to September 3rd
  • Concerts begin 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Evenings
Warner Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA
  • June 11th to August 20th
  • Concerts begin 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Evenings
Ford Theatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd E.
Hollywood, CA 90068
  • July to August
  • For Children ages 4 to 12
  • Admission $5 for adults, with children attending free
  • Saturday Mornings
Redondo Beach Pier
100 Fisherman's Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • July 1st to September 7th
  • Concerts begin 6:00 PM
  • Thursday and Saturday Evenings
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • July 6th to August 17th
  • Concerts begin 6:30 PM
    • food and drinks are available for purchase before concerts
  • Thursday Evenings
  • Reservations are recommended
Beverly Canon Gardens
241 N. Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA
  • June 8th to August 31st
  • Two Concerts
    • 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM
  • Thursday Evenings
All over Southern California
  • June 17 to September 23
  • Location and time please see link
    • Some locations include 
      • Hammer Museum in Westwood
      • One Colorado in Pasadena
      • Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
  •         June 22 to August 17 (except for July 6)
  •         Concerts begin at 7:00 PM
  •        Thursday Evenings

Recall Alert: Child Safety Gates Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

Child Safety Gates Recalled for Strangulation Hazard


Madison Mill is recalling its foldaway expandable baby gates because they are ineffective and pose a strangulation danger for young children.

Baby Gate Recall

Madison Mill is recalling two versions of its foldaway expandable safety gates for two dangerous reasons. The gates put kids at risk of being strangled and don't block off gated areas successfully.
There’s potential for a child’s neck to be trapped in the top of the gate, leading to strangulation. Kids can also crawl under the gate and access whatever parents had been trying to block off, whether it’s a bathroom or a staircase.
The recall affects two products: Madison Mill 23 Foldaway Gate (which expands to 3 feet) and Madison Mill Foldaway 25 Gate (which expands to 5 feet).
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, parents and caregivers should stop using the gates immediately.
The folding gates could have been purchased at Do It Best stores and other independent hardware stores between January 2013 and May 2017. You can contact Madison Mill at 877-220-4705 or get more information from the company’s recall posting.