Archives for March 14, 2017

Dance Under The Sea Stars At The Aquarium Of The Pacific Latin-Themed Night Giveaway Opportunity!

Noche De Estrellas

                        Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes,

                       Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price!


         Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed Late Night on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Aquarium will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) event will feature Aztec dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and environmental activities—all offered in both English and Spanish. The event will also feature special programming highlighting the world’s smallest and most critically endangered whale, the vaquita—only 30 remain. Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks and rays to horseshoe crabs. Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night for the discounted price of $14.95 per person during this all-ages event.


WHEN:           Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

                        6:30 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol

6:45 p.m. Bilingual dive show

7:00 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming and dance)

7:30 p.m. Vaquita short film

7:45 p.m. Sonsoles (band)

9:15 p.m. Mayaztek (band)

Booths: Los Angeles Zoo, Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, Friends of the Los Angeles River, radio stations, vaquita game and crafts, and more


WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


COST:            $14.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and kids under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately).


AGES:            All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)


INFO:              562-590-3100 or


We have teamed up with the Aquarium of the Pacific for a Ticket Giveaway: Family 4-pack valid March 24!

 To enter simply leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 21st, 2017 at noon PST! One winner will randomly be selected via 



AQUARIUM:        The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. Home to more than 11,000 animals, the Aquarium also offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with special benefits.

Photo: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The South Bay Business Women’s Association (SBBWA) Announces the Keynote Speakers for its Conference “Women of Impact & Influence”

SBBWA is proud to announce the two keynote speakers for its Conference: Jen Bricker and Tieko Nejon. This inspirational event centers on awarding scholarships to deserving South Bay women to pursue business degrees. The Conference will take place on Friday, May 5 at the Torrance Marriott. The day includes dynamic keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, an inspirational panel, a lovely lunch, plus a networking reception for guests to connect with other businesswomen.


Jen Bricker was born without legs and abandoned by her parents. Fortunately, her adoptive parents encouraged her to follow her dreams of becoming a gymnast like her idol Dominique Moceanu. Later, in a twist of fate, Jen discovered that Dominque is her biological sister.


The second keynote speaker is the founder of Tieko Nejon, a boutique Brand Strategy Firm. Tieko believes she was born an entrepreneur even though her upbringing did not hint at this as even the slightest possibility. She grew up in a neighborhood laden with gun-violence and drugs. She had a single mother, and her estranged father was a drug addict. The odds were clearly stacked against her, but she knew that she had the choice to rewrite her story.


There will also be a fascinating panel titled “Trailblazers & Trendsetters,” featuring local millennial entrepreneurs. For the breakout sessions, Karen Logan of Renaissance Works will instruct on building an engaged and effective team. And, Keirsten Quest of Max Potentials will discuss Business Growth Secrets.



SBBWA President Janice Gallardo Walters notes: “It has been a unique pleasure watching the Conference empower local students in increasingly profound levels for the last three years. The highlight of our Conference—even more compelling than the inspiring speakers we engage—is the awarding of the scholarships to South Bay women, each of whom brings a range of skills and aspirations that capture our imagination. I invite you to be a part of an event that creates positive impact on an immediate and local level.”


Event: 2017 South Bay Women’s Conference: “Women of Impact & Influence”


Date: Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30am – 4:00pm


Location: The Torrance Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503
Tickets/Info:  $135 at


Photo above: from the 2016 event. Credit: SBBWA.



SBBWA is a local nonprofit organization comprised of businesswomen who share a desire to give back to the community. Its main focus is to raise money for the purpose of awarding educational scholarships to deserving women pursuing degrees in order to better their lives. The organization is always welcoming new, purpose-driven and service-minded female members. Monthly dinner meetings are the first Wednesday of every month, and mixers are the fourth Tuesday of every month. To learn more about this organization, visit

Meet the new penguin—Admiral Fancy Pants—starting March 15 at the Aquarium of the Pacific


Photo credit: Robin Riggs
Pictures: Admiral Fancy Pants, the newest Magellanic Penguin at the 
Aquarium of the Pacific.

Admiral Fancy Pants, a two-year-old male Magellanic Penguin, will make his public debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Wednesday, March 15.


The public will be able to view the Admiral’s debut on its live webcam and can visit when the Aquarium opens starting at 9:00 a.m. that day. The Penguin Cam is courtesy of, the philanthropic multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation.


Admiral Fancy Pants arrived at the Aquarium as part of a national conservation effort by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA administers a Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Magellanic Penguins that includes breeding efforts. It is hoped that the Admiral finds a mate in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. As the Aquarium welcomes the Admiral, they said goodbye to Newsome the penguin, who went on to find a potential mate at another AZA-accredited home. As the Aquarium’s colony continues to grow, staff members anticipate more such sharing to occur in the future in support of SSP conservation efforts. Magellanic Penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Live Webcam:8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. webcam (available at

Public:9:00 a.m. Aquarium opens


WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.


Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.