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, VA, who squeaked by Brazoswood, TX to make it to the finals.

Meanwhile, our 14 year old team blew rival Bryant, Arkansas out of the water last night in Moses Lake, WA, winning 8-3. See the stats and play by play details here.

The 14 year olds play Tualatin Hills, OR today in Moses Lake at 1 pm.

Best of luck to both teams!!!


The 14 year olds blew the Oregon team out of the water 8-0.

The 13-15 year old team placed second in their tournament, losing to host team Greater Loudon.

A big fat congratulations for a job well-done, boys!!

Jet to Jetty TOMORROW

jet to jettySaturday, 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 all the deets, including information on the expo, jog on over to

See you tomorrow at Dockweiler?

Jet to Jetty Race set for August 24

jet to jettyFrom 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 del Rey on Saturday, August 24. Attendees can participate in a 5K walk/run; a 10K run; a family bike ride and/or the “Kid’s Fun Run.” This year, for the first time, there will be a USA Track and Field Road Mile challenge run.

“This year’s edition of the Jet to Jetty has something for everyone and we encourage broad community participation,” said DFCF’s President Karen Dial. “It’s a great community event that supports a critical community service.”

Before and after the event, there will be an expo featuring vendors offering healthy foods and drinks, chiropractic services and running gear, as well as free after-race snacks. Teams are encouraged to have fun and dress in costumes or themes. Prizes will be awarded for fastest team, team with the most participants and best individual costume. All participants receive a race t-shirt, and awards are given to the top three finishers in 15 age categories as well as to the overall first place male and female finisher in both the 5K and 10K.

For all the details, jog on over to

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, July 27th | 1 pm

Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve – Fiji Gateway across the street from 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA. Parking is in the dirt lot.

See the full story on

See you at the wetlands??

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.

For the play by play, slide over to

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 to agree with her points. I definitely haven’t been paying attention to the extra additives in the vitamins. What about you? What’s your experience been? Leave a comment below.

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

Get the details here.

Who’s up for a game??