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LMU Pitcher Makes School History

This week Team Living90045 welcomes a guest post from Catherine Galanti. Would you like to write for us? More info here. History was made on Saturday as LMU pitcher Cory Abbott retired 27 consecutive batters to record the first perfect game in school history. In the final game versus conference rival Brigham Young University (BYU), […]

It’s Baseball Season At LMU

This week Team Living90045 welcomes a guest post from Catherine Galanti. Would you like to write for us? More info here. Major League Baseball is almost here. The teams have reported to spring training, and it’s only a matter of weeks before Opening Day. Here in LA, we’re pretty lucky to have two MLB teams. […]

LAX Northside Plan Wins Approval

Much needed open space & recreation facilities or placeholder for future expansion? Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilmember Mike Bonin, airport officials, and community representatives on June 14, celebrated City Council approval of the LAX Northside Plan Update, a comprehensive planning blueprint for 340 acres of vacant property located between Los Angeles International Airport […]

Little Free Libraries In Westchester

I shared a photo of a Little Free Library in Kentwood on Facebook this week and learned that lots of other families are as excited about them as I am. Have you heard about Little Free Libraries? I learned about them last year when parents built three of them for my daughter’s K-8 campus. What […]

Gimme a Break: Super Spring Break Camps

Red Tricycle has come up with the ultimate list of Los Angeles kids spring break camps – “great ways of giving parents and wee ones alike a well deserved (and super-fun) break.” For their very comprehensive list, head over to What are you doing with your wee ones over break?

4 Reasons to Let Your Kids Eat Junk this Halloween

We’ve certainly seen at our house time and time again that if we don’t make a big “no” deal out of things, our daughter has a lot less interest in them. She’s 11 now and every year without fail, we put her candy in the cupboard right away. She knows she can ask for it, […]

Lululemon’s Warehouse Sale Is So Crazy It Has Its Own Twitter Feed

Calling all yoga moms and anybody else committed to stylish comfort! Lululemon is having its annual warehouse sale and it’s so big, the event is happening at the Convention Center. The company has also set up a dedicated twitter feed. The feed is being used to provide updates, including parking updates, and to answer customer questions. All […]

Tender Greens Sails Into The Marina

Three things caught my attention when I saw Richard Foss‘ restaurant review of the new Tender Greens location in the Marina  – fast, cheap and good, all prominently placed in the headline. Read a little deeper and you will – as I did – also discover gourmet and organic. What’s not to love? For the […]

Westchester 14-year-olds take home first Babe Ruth World Series crown

The Westchester 14 and under Babe Ruth baseball team captured its first World Series Championship in its 57-year history with an 8-0 shutout of a team from Oregon Aug. 24 at Moses Lake, Wash. Westchester, which won each of its World Series games by four or more runs, was riding a 10-game winning streak heading […]

24 Ways to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

To ensure your child gets nutrient dense foods, there is no question that you will need start packing a healthy school lunch. Bacon, anybody? To find out why saturated fats are your secret weapon for sustained energy and brain power during the school day, paddle on over to

Making Fruits & Veg Fun For Your Kids

If getting your kids to eat their fruits and veggies has become a daily chore, maybe it’s time to switch up your approach. For 12 healthy and yummy smoothies, head over to Bonus – all you need is a blender. Drop a note below and let us know which one is your favorite.

Both Westchester Teams Advance To Babe Ruth World Series Finals

In a 7-0 drubbing, Westchester beat the team from Saginaw Valley, MI yesterday to advance to the finals today in the 2013 Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 World Series. See the game stats here. Today’s championship game gets underway at 1 p.m. local time (10 a.m. our time). Westchester plays the team from host city, Greater Loudoun, […]

Jet to Jetty TOMORROW

Saturday, Aug. 24 marks the 29th running of the Jet to Jetty 5K/10K run/walk for mental health. The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation is once again sponsoring the event, which benefits Airport Marina Counseling Service. There will be a 5K walk/run a 10K run, 10-mile and 20-mile family bike rides and a kids’ fun run. For […]

Jet to Jetty Race set for August 24

From The Hometown News: This year’s Jet to Jetty will mark the 29th year of the 5K/10K run/walk for mental health. The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation (DFCF) is once again the name sponsor for the event that benefits Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS). The Jet to Jetty will take place on Dockweiler Beach in Playa […]

Explore The Ballona Wetlands Tomorrow!

Drop by for an Open House of the Ballona Wetlands. Walk the trail, see new sights, and deepen your understanding of the wetlands with hands-on activities led by MRCA Junior Ranger graduates.  These local high school students have recently completed a 10 week course on the wetlands and are eager to share their knowledge. Saturday, […]

Westchester Babe Ruth Teams Advance to Pacific Regional Championship

Westside Baseball’s Westchester Babe Ruth’s 15U and 14U teams won their respective State Championships this past week, and each now advance to the Pacific Southwest Regional Championships in Arizona this weekend. Westchester Babe Ruth encompasses players from Culver City, Westchester, Hawthorne, Ladera, Inglewood, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, and various areas in Los Angeles. […]

Why I Don’t Give My Kids a Multivitamin

While my kids don’t eat a perfect diet, I don’t give my kids multivitamins to be their nutritional saving grace either. Why? For an interesting perspective from a respected health practitioner in 90066, head over to Having watched my own daughter gravitate naturally to some of the choices Emily describes in her post, I tend […]

Kids Bowl Free This Summer in 90045

Kids bowl free at 90045’s local bowling alley. No coupons or vouchers required. An adult can pick up a summer pass for $34.95 and bring up to three non-kid guests. AMF El Dorado Lanes 8731 Lincoln Blvd. Westchester, CA 90045 310.670.0688   Get the details here. Who’s up for a game??

Hit the Surf: 8 Kid-Friendly Beaches

There’s nothing like a sunny Southern California day at the beach, but making the trek west with your little ones can sometimes be a daunting prospect. Find the full story on

Westside Summer Guide

The Westside Summer Guide is out! See the full issue over at the