New Rec and Parks Operations Center Manages Housing for Thousands During Pandemic

When Rec and Parks opened its Dept. Operations Center (DOC) in January, it could not have known that a pandemic was about to envelop the world. But sometimes the timing is fortunate...

Banning Residence Museum to host historical lecture on vintage technique.

Friends of Banning Museum invites the community attend its next “Keeping History Alive” lecture at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” St. in Wilmington...

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to host annual Whale Fiesta in January.

This fun-filled family event, co-sponsored by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, celebrates marine mammals...

Ranger Capt. Albert Torres passed away Oct. 12 after protecting City from fire.

City flags flew at half-staff Oct. 17 to note the death of Park Ranger Capt. Albert Torres, Rec and Parks, Club Member, who died Oct. 12...

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to host Halloween family frightfest.

The 14th annual Sea Scare, San Pedro’s frighteningly fun family Halloween party, is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening carries a bioluminescence theme...

Cabrillo Aquarium hosts annual family festival.

Fans can celebrate the bounty of the sea with fun-in-the-sun games at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Autumn Sea Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Children of all ages will enjoy ocean-related activities throughout the day, including face-painting, origami lessons and gyotaku...

Lotus Festival pays tribute to Thailand.

The Lotus Festival, one of the signature cultural celebrations in the City, took place July 13-14 in Echo Park.Dates coincided with the blooming of the lotus flower. Admission was free...

Banning Residence Museum to host 11th annual food/concert fundraiser.

Friends of Banning Museum plans to celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Port” Phineas Banning with a special evening of Mexican food, music and dancing. The evening is set for 5 – 8 p.m. Aug. 17...

Shakespeare’s Finale

Shakespeare by the Sea free program concludes its 22nd season. LA’s Shakespeare by the Sea theatre troupe, funded partially by Rec and Parks, Cultural Affairs and the City Council, concludes its 22nd season in locations...

The City’s own Castle Park mini-golf center keeps family fun affordable.

He deployed into the Battle of the Bulge sweeping for mines, building bridges and fixing countless roads for the advancing Allied troops. Here’s his story...