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AUGUST 2018 - FREE

ISSUE 04

LMVL SoCal A LIVING MI VIDA LOCA PUBLICATION

FAMILY OUTINGS

PIXAR PIER

9 FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES TO DO THIS MONTH

WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT AT PIXAR PIER

OC FAIR FUN OUR FAVORITE SPOTS TO EAT AND VISITING WITH KIDS


CONTENTS GOOD EATS 08 What to eat at the OC Fair 17 Our favorite horchata recipe

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Kid-friendly things to do at the OC Fair

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Best beach gear for babies

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How to make a school supplies cake

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Back-to-school tips

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How to use the Play Disney App

SPOTLIGHT FOODS AT PIXAR PIER What and where to eat at Pixar Pier / p25

BEST BEACHES FOR YOUNG KIDS SOCAL BEACHES PERFECT FOR LITTLE ONES Day trips to fun beaches. / p12

FEATURES 06

Family-friendly things to do and see this month

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A Guide to Dual-Immersion Schools

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Where to buy and save on school uniforms

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Now Playing: Christopher Robin

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Book Pick of the Month

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Best Back-to-School Apps

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Family-Friendly things to do this month

DAYCATION

ON THE COVER

BEACH GETAWAY

BEST FREE MUSEUMS

Visit the Pacfic Edge Hotel for your next getaway / p24

Best free museums in SoCal / p11

LMVL SoCal is published monthly by Cordova Media Group LLC and available online at LMVLSoCal.com. All rights reserved. Copyright 2018.


EDITOR'S NOTE

Pattie Cordova EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

And just like that, Summer vacation is over. The kids head back to school this month and so we're bringing you our best tips to get the kids (and parents) ready to head back to school as well as fun school supplies that kids everywhere will want to use. But Summer weather is still here, so we're sharing awesome beaches for young kids and cool beach toys. We also bring you more Disneyland fun because as we all know... the Disneyland Resort always has something fun up their sleeves. We hope you're enjoying your Summer, and we wish you and your kids the best school year ever!!! Thank you for visiting and reading our magazine. Happy back-to-schooling!

STAFF WRITERS

Alma Pedroza

Liby Flores

Stephanie Powers LMVLSOCAL.COM | 02


WHERE TO WATCH MOVIES UNDER THE STARS by Alma Pedroza

Warm nights are here again! We rounded up our favorites films to watch under the stars this month.

Los Angeles 2- Hairspray - CSUN Oviatt Library Lawn 3 - Top Gun - Pershing Square 4 - Grease - Valley Cultural Center 7 - Mary Poppins - Granada Beach 9 - Lion King - Alamitos Beach 10 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Pershing Square 11 -  COCO - Valley Cultural Center 16 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle -  CSUN Oviatt Library Lawn 16 - Sister Act - Sunset Triangle Plaza

Most movies start at dusk. Please call to confirm.

17 - Guardians of the Galaxy - Battleship IOWA 17 - Clueless - Persing Square 18 - Black Panther - Valley Cultural Center 21 - The Karate Kid - Granada Beach 25 - La La Land - Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park

Orange County 3 - Karate Kid - Irvine Park 10 - The Secret Life of Pets - Yorba Park 10 - Despicable Me 3 - Lake Forest Sports Park 10 - Coco - Pearson Park Amphitheatre 17 - Lego Ninjago - Pearson Park Amphitheatre 

Inland Empire 3 - Sherlock Gnomes - Red Hill Community Park Amphitheater 4 - Grease - Ontario Town Square 11 - Toy Story - Ontario Town Square 18 - Sing - Ontario Town Square

17 - A League of Their Own - Yorba Park 18 - Back to the Future 2 - Fairhaven Memorial 24 - The Lion King - Lake Forest Sports Park 24 - Coco - Laguna Niguel Park 31 - Raiders of the Lost Ark - Laguna Niguel Park

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FOR ANIMAL LOVERS THE RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE It's a jungle over at Explorium's newest exhibit. Filled with tropical decor, plants, animals and creepy crawlers, the kids are sure to get a kick out of this exhibit. THE GREAT AMERICAN PETTING ZOO Located next to Green Gate, this petting zoo is full of animals that are far from shy. Don't forget to stop by Centennial Farm as well, OC Fair's year-round working farm that features goats, cows, chicks and brand-new piglets that were just born on July 22!

OC FAIR

What to do with kids at the OC Fair by Pattie Cordova LivingMiVidaLoca.com

The 2018 OC Fair is July 13-Aug. 12, open Wednesday-Friday from noon to midnight and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

ALL ALASKAN PIG RACES The races take place nearly every hour every day of the Fair. BIRD BARN Head back to Livestock for Golden West Game Breeders Bird Barn, plus Fur, Fiber and Feathers (Aug. 8-12). EXOTIC BUTTERFLIES EXHIBIT Stop by the Exotic Butterflies Exhibit in Crafters Village. Kids are sure to be amazed by these beauties as they land on cute little noses. (Admission for the butterfly exhibit is separate; $2 for 1 person, $5 for 3 or $6 for 4.)

FOR FOODIES KIDS' EATING CONTESTS There are two options for kids' eating contests, one at 6:30 p.m. every night in the Explorium (signups begin at 6 p.m.) and another at 7 p.m. in OC Promenade. At the latter contest, adults can take a turn after the kids' round! TASTE OF THE FAIR $3 Taste of the Fair Food is offered on Thursdays until 4 p.m., giving fairgoers a chance to try select samples of food from every vendor for just $3 each - and these are the perfect size for the kids as well! It's a great way to try the foods without filling up on too much sugar!

Regular pricing: General admission is $12 WednesdayFriday and $14 Saturday-Sunday. Seniors (60+) and youth (6-12) admission is $7. Parking is $10. For more information on these deals and this year’s OC Fair, visit ocfair.com/deals.

TICKET DEALS Kids get their very own day on Thursdays! All kids ages 12 and younger are free all day on Thursdays - and remember, kids ages 5 and younger are free every day. Plus: parents can buy $35 unlimited ride wristbands on Wednesdays and Thursdays (sold until 5 p.m., valid until 8 p.m.) and Sundays (sold until 1 p.m., valid until 4 p.m.). READ AND RIDE Kids ages 5-11 can read earn three free carnival rides by reading two books and writing a short summary. Use the form at ocfair.com/readandride.


OC FAIR Food Fair Guide by Liby Flores

Unicorn 5lb leg This huge roasted pork leg is a major hit! Pine & Swine New this year at the fair is this delicious large sourdough slice topped with butter, garlic, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, pineapple and ham. [Ten Pound Buns] Fruity Pebbles French Fries Tired of all flamin’ hot Cheetos on everything. Well try this sweet and salty combo. Deep Fried Gansitos Didn't think this childhood classic could get any better? Well... it can.

PB&J with lightly drizzled sriracha funnel cake This spin on a classic will have you amazed at how the combination of sweet, salty, and spicy come together. [Dutchmen’s Funnel Cakes] Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Cheese Poppers These finger foods are one of our favorite. You can’t go wrong with bacon and cheese.

Part of the OC Fair fun is trying all the foods that can only be found at the fair. Here are some of our top fair food faves!


PARENTS CHOICE: DUAL IMMERSION SCHOOLS (SPANISH/ENGLISH)

by Alma Pedroza

Are you looking for a school that offers instruction in both English and Spanish? These are our top picks:

Orange County Educational arts Academy

A public non-profit charter school funded directly from the state based on student attendance and is subject to the same accountability measures as other public schools. Its curriculum and instruction ensures that students become proficient in the new Common Core Standards and expect continued student achievement and growth. Grades: TK-8 Charter School Admissions: Lottery Address: 825 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Phone:(714) 558-2787 Website: oceaa.org

El Sol Academy

El Sol Academy, a dual-immersion charter school founded in 2001 with 110 students, now enrolls nearly 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade. Despite continuous adjustments to the educational landscape, El Sol Academy continues to grow in both size and achievement with high expectations for students’ success. Grades: K-8 Charter School Admissions: Lottery Adress: 1010 N. Broadway Street Santa Ana, CA 92702 Phone: 714-543-0023 Website: elsolacademy.net

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Grand View Boulevard

Ralph A. Gates Elementary School

The multi-award winning SVUSD Two Way Language Immersion Program began in 1991 and is designed to provide English speaking and Spanish Speaking students an exciting, enriching, and challenging educational opportunity for 21st century learning. Students will learn to collaborate, communicate and think critically in all academic content areas in both Spanish and English. Grades: TK-6 Admissions: Priority System Public School Address: 23882 Landisview Ave, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Phone: (949) 837-2260 Website: svusd.org/schools/elementary-al/gates

Grand View has been offering a Spanish immersion track in its elementary school, alongside its English-only program, since 1990. Also the only one to offer a 90/10 immersion model). Grades: TK-5 Admissions: Home School preference and permits for non-home school students Public School Address: 3951 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Phone:(310) 390-3618 Website: grandviewelementary.org

Cesar Chavez Academy

This academy offers a variety of curricular opportunities, and the staff is committed to high expectations for all students by providing them with the best possible learning environment. Admissions: Home school or inter-district students Public School Grades: TK-8th Address: 1150 Paseo Grande, Corona, CA 92882 Phone: 951-736-4640 Website: cnusd.k12.ca.us LMVLSOCAL.COM | 10


BEST FREE MUSEUMS by Alma Pedroza DECEMBER 2016

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Both Los Angeles and Orange County have some great museums that are free, fun and educational! The best part is that they are also kid-friendly.

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OLD ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The Old Orange County Courthouse exhibition gallery displays both temporary and permanent exhibits relating to local and regional history. Metered parking available. 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, 92701 2

MARCONI AUTOMATIVE MUSEUMS

This museum houses a collection of high performance street cars and race cars. There is a $5 suggested donation and kids 12 and under are Free. 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, CA 92780 3

INDEPENDENCE HALL AT KNOTT'S BERRY FARM

This museum is housed in a one-of-a-kind replica that also boasts a replica of the Liberty Bell, presidential artifacts and a presentation by the forefathers. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90620

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EXPOSITION PARK

Exposition Park houses two free museums, both are included in one parking fee: the California African American Museum and California Science Center. The Science Center is more kidfocused. Parking: $12, cash only. 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 THE BROAD

This contemporary art museum has two floors with over 2,000 art pieces. The Infinity Mirrored Room is the most popular exhibit (separate ticket needed). 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 THE GETTY CENTER

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The Getty houses paintings, sculptures and decorative art from Europe and America. Outside in the massive gardens you will find sculptures and trails to keep the little ones busy. Parking: $15. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

HAMMER MUSEUM

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This museum offers 20 exhibitions and 300 events annually. They have a couple of hands-on musical exhibits and table tennis perfect for kids. 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

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Inside you'll find a Foucault pendulum, Tesla coil and planetarium show. Stay late to get the best view of Los Angeles. You can use the 12-inch refracting telescope on roof or the less crowed one on the lawn. 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF HOLOCAUST

The Holocust museum has two missions to commemorate and to educate. Limited free parking. 100 S. The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 90036 10

CENTENNIAL FARM AT OC FAIRGROUNDS

This three-acre working farm is home to fruit and vegetable gardens and an array of livestock. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626

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BEST BEACHES FOR YOUNG KIDS

by Alma Pedroza

Little Corona Del Mar This beach is known for having some of the best tide pools. There are two areas, the south tide pool is better since the flat rocks are ideal for tide pools. Little Corona is located south of the main Corona Del Mar entrance at Ocean Blvd and Poppy. There are no stairs making it easy to lug your beach gear. The rock reefs protect it from large waves making it perfect for little swimmers. There are bathrooms and showers. Parking is free in neighborhood. 3100 Ocean Blvd Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 

Aliso Viejo Beach Known to be a family beach since it offers great amenities. This is a long beach with soft sand perfect for building sandcastles. Ample parking near beach or across the street. Easy payment kiosk accept cash and debit card payments. There are plenty of restrooms, snack bar, and a small tide pool. 31131 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Annenberg Community Beach House This community house became property of the city of Santa Monica in 2009 and is great for a summer outing. It has a great view, splash pad, children's play area, gallery, historic pool, and Marion Davies Guest House. The pool is only open during the summer and charges $10 Adult / $4 kids first come. Beach access, playground and splash pad entrance is free. There are lots of parking spots with Pay and Park machines. 415 Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica, CA, 90402 LMVLSOCAL.COM | 12


NEWEST TECH & GEAR OF 2019 WHAT TOFORTHE PACK: YOUR NEXT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RADAR BEST BABY BEACH GEAR A quick guide to must-have essentials for your baby's next beach adventure. 

by Alma Pedroza

Skip-Hop Blanket and Cooler This versatile blanket doubles as a waterproof blanket plus cooler. It is a lightweight 5’x5’ blanket that is great for the beach or park. It unfolds to become a blanket while the insulated cooler keeps drinks cold. Plenty of designs to fit any styles. Amazon, $39.72

Reusable swim diapers These are great for beach, pool, and lake.

They are terry cloth so very soft around babies waist and thighs. The water resistant layer and leg cuffs offer containment while in water. They are machine washable and can be tumble dried. Many print options. Amazon, $11.40

Hooded Beach Towel These are great for babies since they offer

full coverage. They are super absorbent and comfy for babies skin. We love all the fun styles, especially the animal ones. Amazon, $21.39

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Pop Up Beach Pool We love this bblüv Arenä Pop Up Beach Pool

because all you need is to dig a hole in the sand and you have a toddler pool. Great for little ones who might not be ready for waves. It is lightweight, durable and pops open. Also comes with a collapsible bucket for easy fill. Amazon, $24.99

bblüv Näj Evolutive Swim Vest This lightweight swim vest offers parents a way

convenient way to teach kids how to swim. The 8 removable floats can be adjusted to child’s swimming abilities. It is made from neoprene material which stays in place. Made to help child’s natural evolution into swimming. Amazon, $29.99

Sunkitö Anti UV Pop up Sun and Mosquito Play Tent This multi-functional play tent protects baby

from UV sun rays and keeps pesky mosquitos out. It offers a great place to lay baby for nap time while out on adventures. Mosquito net keeps sand and unwanted insects from baby. Comes with carrying bag and pop-opens for easy set-up. Amazon, $49.99

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HORCHATA by Pattie Cordova LivingMiVidaLoca.com

Let's face it... sometimes what a meal needs to take it over the top is a delicious drink to go with it. That's where this Horchata comes in. Make it the night before a family gathering to save you some serious time, or make a huge batch for the week ahead. Whatever you decide... just make sure to serve it nice and cold for the best taste.

INGREDIENTS

1 lb of rice 4 cinnamon sticks Water 1.5 teaspoon of vanilla extract\ 6 oz evaporated milk 7 oz condensed milk 1/2 cup of sugar DIRECTIONS

1. Add rice and cinnamon sticks to large bowl. Fill with water until fully submerged 2. Let sit for two hours 3. Pour rice, cinnamon, and water mixture into blender. Blend for two minutes on medium. 4. Strain rice and cinnamon mixture into large pitcher 5. Add evaporated milk, condensed milk, sugar and vanilla extract 6. Stir and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve

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We’re slowly getting back into school mode, shopping for school supplies, and getting ready for the new school year. This time around, take the list of requested school supplies and turn it into something fun, like a school supplies cake.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES CAKE

by Pattie Cordova DIRECTIONS

SUPPLIES

2 small tissue boxes 6 boxes of colored pencils (12 count) 6 hand sanitizers 1 ream of paper 4 glue sticks 4 school glues 6 boxes of crayons (24 count) 1 pencil organizer 6 binder clips 4 kids scissors 14 pencils 20 markers

Place a small tissue box on top of a ream of paper Carefully line up colored pencils around the tissue box. Add the crayons in front of the colored pencils to keep them from falling down. Place hand sanitizers in between the boxes of crayons. Place the glue sticks in front of the crayon boxes, leaving the front and back boxes without a glue stick. Place the second tissues box on top of the first one. On a flat surface, place the pencil organizer and four school glues on each side. Add two markers in between the glues and wrap with a rubber band. Add four pencils to the new addition – one on each corner. Carefully place on top of the second tissues box and add five pencils into the new layer in the front, and five in the back. Insert the kids scissors into the colored pencils and secure at the top in the rubber band. Wrap a strip of ribbon around each layer, and secure. Add a note to the top layer, clipping it with a binder clip. Finish by adding the remainder binder clips and a small bow to the bottom layer.

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MONTHLY 5: BEST PLACES TO BUY AND SAVE ON UNIFORMS Walmart If you find a lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, Walmart will match it. Additionally, if you recently bought something from Walmart.com and it is now listed at a lower price, they'll help out with that too..

JCPenney Sign up for JCPenney Rewards and earn money on every purchase. Shop during JCPenney Bonus Bucks promos to get $10 JCP Bonus Bucks on a $50 purchase, up to $30 total JCPenney Bonus Bucks.

Children's Place Whether you're shopping in-stores or online, sign up for their mailing list to receive coupons in your inbox. If you're shopping online, search for online codes to get you more savings.

Old Navy Shop online for better savings potential. Search for coupon codes online, and stack up to three codes per purchase to get the most bang for your buck.

Target Target will price match if you buy a qualifying item at Target then find the identical item for less at Target.com, select online competitors, or in Target's or competitor's local print ad.

TIPS TO GET KIDS READY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

1. Learn What Type of Learner Your Child Is There are three types of learning styles auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Knowing which style your child is will be of great benefit throughout the year. This will make you more capable to help them. 2. Get Involved This goes for the child and parent. Get your child involved in sports, clubs, and  after school activities. This has shown to improve GPAs and self confidence. If your child is starting a new school, as a parent make sure to take time to volunteer in class. This will help you know the teacher and administration. 3. Practice the Morning Routine   Do not wait until the night before to get the kids into a school-night schedule. Start setting it one to two weeks before school starts. This will also help lessen some anxiety kids can have about starting school. Practice makes perfect, get to bed early, pick out clothes, and wake-up to make breakfast. 4. Make A Plan Is your child worried about liking his teacher, having someone to sit with, having friends in his classroom, etcetera? Help them problem solve and make a plan for each situation that is making them anxious.   5. Don’t Pass on Your Anxiety Back to school time is really stressful for parents. Getting the supplies, outfits and lunches all figured out again can be overwhelming. Be careful of the contagion effect that your worries can have on your kids. Kids can sense your anxiety and reflect them right back at you.

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BEST APPS FOR STUDENTS

Download these apps for your kids and make back-to-school a breeze! My Homework myHomework syncs across devices so you can easily access your classes and assignments anytime and anywhere. Dictionary.com This #1 dictionary app has 2 million definitions, the ability to save your favorite words, and search for words offline. Quizlet Search millions of study sets or create your own. Use this app to Improve grades by studying with flashcards, games and more

photo credit: Disney

NOW PLAYING: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN In Disney’s heartwarming live action adventure, Christopher Robin, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, is now grown up, living in midcentury London and dealing with the stresses of adulthood. As an efficiency manager at Winslow Luggage, he juggles long hours in the office with his commitments at home and has all but forgotten the endless days of wonder and makebelieve that defined his childhood. But sooner or later your past catches up with you. After canceling plans to go away with his wife, Evelyn, and daughter, Madeline, in order to work through the weekend, he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh and his old friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, remembering the times when doing nothing with a best friend was the very best kind of something. But as Christopher Robin returns to London to address financial problems at the company, some important work papers from his briefcase go missing, and the animals decide that it is up to them to save their friend. Following a chance encounter with Madeline, Christopher’s young daughter, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet leave the forest and take an excursion into the city to hand-deliver the documents to the offices of Winslow Luggage, surprising Christopher Robin. Watch what happens next when it hits theaters on August 3rd.

Newsela Newsela starts with interesting articles about tons of topics—each available at 5 reading levels. Assessments are included with the articles to help readers engage with the content.

BOOK PICK OF THE MONTH

SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL BY ADAM REX It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters. LMVLSOCAL.COM | 20


AUGUST

9 FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO AND SEE THIS MONTH

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La Habra Corn Festival

You’ll be smiling ear-to-ear from this festival’s a fun crop of carnival rides and attractions, game and craft booths, live performances, and the bushels and bushels of corn! Parade: 9:30 am lahabracornfestival.com Segerstrom Center Movie Mondays

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Frog Spot’s Second Saturdays Summer Sessions

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Arrive early for movie related games, activities and trivia. Picnic, wine & alcohol is allowed, or purchase onsite. 5:30pm activities / 8pm movie start scfta.org/MovieMondays Enjoy doing some outdoor yoga, take a guided tour of the L.A. River, and learn about the river-based plant and animals using the INaturalist App. folar.org   Long Beach BBQ Festival

Three-day BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment, a food court (including non-BBQ related items), cantinas, arts and crafts, a children's area, games and a dance floor. longbeachbbqfestival.com Taste of the Town

Taste delicious food from 25+ local restaurants and enjoy beers from select craft breweries all while listening to No Duh, a No Doubt tribute band and the tunes of their house DJ. TasteofPlacentia.com

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Rocking Summer Concert

Event highlights include Island MOM'S Beach House, Taste of Aloha Food Court, "Night of Fire" Torch Lighting. alfredosbeachclub.com/tikifestival.html Full Moon Hike at George F Canyon Nature Preserve

Join one of these guided night walks. RSVP because it's limited to 20 people. Ages 9 and older. $12 per person.pvplc.org Knott’s Berry Farm’s Coaster Campout

Guests get Knotts and Soak City admission for both days – plus you get to camp out at Knotts and get breakfast in the morning. knotts.com/play/events/coastercampout Orange International Street Fair From Australia to Ireland; Japan to Holland, you can explore a world of global cuisines. Shop the arts & crafts vendors and enjoy the live performances. orangestreetfair.org LMVLSOCAL.COM | 23


DAYCATION AT THE PACIFIC EDGE HOTEL

by Pattie Cordova Pacific Edge also offers gorgeous guest rooms (most with stunning panoramic ocean views) and features a whole lot of great amenities including our favorite spot: the private, beachfront Bungalows. These spots are perfect for “daycation” getaways. The Bungalow: What can you expect Along with stunning interior décor, each Bungalow includes a comfortable living room that overlooks the ocean, a VIP Bungalow host, a private bathroom with shower, bar area, valet parking, catered food and beverages, and a private deck area. It’s truly an experience that everyone needs to have at least once. Each Bungalow can comfortably house up to ten guests, and they’re great for adults and kids.  Locals can also take advantage of the Bungalow Beach Club. Membership to the The Bungalows: What is included club include: VIP discounted access to Bungalows, 20% discount off guestroom Fully private bungalow with keyed access from bookings, discounted pricing for group 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. room blocks, complimentary valet on each Bungalow VIP Host at your service visit, complimentary WiFi access and Catering from The Deck, Bottle service and more unlimited non-alcoholic beverages in Air conditioning and flat screen televisions Bungalow mini bar. Direct access to the hotel’s private beach Beach Attendant to set up lounge chairs, day 647 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach beds, umbrellas, and beach towels PacificEdgeHotel.com LMVLSOCAL.COM | 24


LET'S TALK DISNEY!

by Stephanie Powers Visiting Pixar Pier soon? This is where you'll want to eat: Lamplight Lounge

- Lobster Nachos: Warm Lobster nachos and house-made tortilla chips with black bean, pico de gallo, chipotle crema, an aged chedder, and Oaxaca cheese $20 - Deviled eggs and toast: creamy egg salad, toasted Almond romesco sauce, dill, manchego crisp and toast $12 - Cheddar Burger: Grilled custom burger blend with tillamook cheddar, roasted plum tomato, red onion, Avocado ranch spread, and toasted amish bun served with malted fries $22

Pixar Pier Food Carts

Angry Dog - Angry dog: Spicy All beef hot dog with small bag of hot fries ($7.99) - Slightly Annoyed dog: Not spicy hot dog served with potatoes ($6.99) Señor Buzz Churros  - Caliente Churro ($4.75) - Cinnamon Super Galaxy Churro ($4.75) Poultry Palace - Chicken Drumstick Box: Chicken Drum sticks and coleslaw ($9.99) - Turkey leg ($11.49) Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums - Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num: warm cookie chip cookie ($6) - The IncrediCookie: Gluten-friendly blackberry jam- filled cookie ($6) - Jack-jack Shortbread cookie: Brittany shortbread cookie Adorable Snowman Frosted treats - Pixar Pier frosty Parfait: Nondairy Lemon Soflt-serve with blue raspberry swirl ($5.99) - It's Snow-Capped lemon! Nondairy lemon Soft-serve dipped in white chocolate ($4.59)


Lamplight Lounge Con't

Desserts -Donuts: Warm fluffly donuts with dipping sauce $9 Non-Alcoholic Beverage -Infinity Fizz: Powerade Mountain berry blast, apple juice and cherry pearls $7 Cocktails - Open ocean with a splash: A frozen cocktail with Bacardi raspberry rum, bols blue curacao, liquid alchemist orgeat (almond), agave nectar, and fresh lime juice $13.75

How to use: Play Disney App

As parents, we prepare for entertaining our kids while waiting in really long lines. Getting food, waiting for the restrooms, and especially waiting to ride the fantastic rides at Disneyland. Now Disney has launched a new app, The Play Disney Parks app. The Play Disney park app is an all age app, it has themed games, Disney trivia, digital achievements, music and so much more. Use it when you are playing on Main Street or waiting in line at your favorite attractions. This is a great way to turn waiting time into play time, Once app is downloaded, guest will have to sign into their Disney account. You'll have the option to pick Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Earn theme achievements by accomplishing a game or venturing to certain Disney attractions. Guest will be able to showcase their in-park experience and Disney fandom while filling their "Playlife" with these special achievements. The Disney Play app also comes with its own Disney music. Guest are able to walk around the parks and have a great time playing the app while listening to some tunes. Apple music in the Play Disney Parks app and accessible before and after visiting the parks so you'll be able to listen to it in your hotel room or on the  drive to the Mickey and Friends parking structure.  The trivia game in the app is such a fun way to learn about Disney and their fun theme parks. Download the app and uncover the fun activities!   LMVLSOCAL.COM | 26


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Lmvl SoCal - Issue 4 (August 2018)  

Where to eat at the OC Fair and fun things to do with the kids while you're there. The best of Pixar Pier carts and Lamplight Lounge. Best b...

Lmvl SoCal - Issue 4 (August 2018)  

Where to eat at the OC Fair and fun things to do with the kids while you're there. The best of Pixar Pier carts and Lamplight Lounge. Best b...

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