Archives for April 25, 2019

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Oreo, April 25th Pet of the Week!

This little cookie is named Oreo. He’s only 7 months old and friendly as can be. Oreo was brought to the shelter after he was hit by a car. He sustained a pelvic fracture but is healing nicely under the care of our shelter staff. You do know that broken cookies are as sweet as “whole” ones, so meet Oreo at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A623484.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

Power to the Bump Baby Expo Debuts in Long Beach April 27, 2019

FREE mini yoga sessions will be offered at the Power to The Bump Baby Expo 
courtesy of Yoga Instructor Elizabeth Clarke. Photo credit: Grace and Gratitude Life.

Mommy 4D Ultrasound is thrilled to present the first-ever Power to the Bump Baby Expo in Long Beach on April 27, 2019 from 11am – 5pm at the Expo Arts Center. Indulge in a one-stop-shop parenting wonderland with unique activities, seminars, and events including: the Mom’osa and Chill Lounge, Kids Zone, mommy makeovers, learn of top parenting products & services, car seat safety, baby + parent fitness classes, connect with healthcare professionals, and much more! To learn more and purchase tickets today visit

“We are so excited to offer an event dedicated to supporting parents, babies, and families – whether they are expecting, new parents, or already have youngsters that are growing quickly,” said Katrina Stevenson, Power to the Bump Baby Expo Co-founder and Mommy 4D Ultrasound Founder.

Stevenson adds, “We created Power to the Bump so expecting parents, new parents, grandparents, and families with small children can connect with businesses, organizations and healthcare professionals that could offer necessary resources and information. We hope that Power to the Bump will help attendees with tips on their pregnancy journey, parenting, child safety, fitness, healthy lifestyles, and more.”

Among the event’s jam-packed itinerary, attendees are invited to partake in FREE ultrasounds courtesy of Mommy 4D Ultrasound, Kids Zone courtesy of Exum Law Firm, mommy make-overs by professional makeup artists, snacks and refreshments courtesy of Al-Matt Incorporation / Lindsay Hughes, and much more. UC Irvine will offer five stations at the expo including a booth for diabetes awareness, a lactation demonstration, hand sanitation, kick counts and blood pressure.

Leading the way in empowering parents, family healthy and embracing the baby bump, Power to the Bump Baby Expo will offer a variety of seminars, activates, and workshops showcasing the best baby, toddler, and essential parenting products and services. For more information, a full list of activations, exhibitors and workshops, and to purchase your tickets today visit

Event: Power to the Bump Baby Expo
Date: Saturday April 27, 2019
Time: 11am-5pm
Venue: Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807


About Power to The Baby Bump Expo
Power to The Baby Bump Expo is a premier event that will exhibit the best baby, toddler, and essential parenting products and services for growing families. Organized by Katrina Stevenson, a medical diagnostic sonographer at Centinela Hospital and owner of Mommy 4D Ultrasound; Arielle Stevenson, a Mother, U.C. Berkeley graduate and co-owner of Lil Whiby, Mommy 4D marketing and branding; and Jonte Grant, UC Berkeley graduate and co-owner of Lil Whiby, Mommy 4D and Power to the Bump, to empower families and parents to be.

Los Angeles Zoo and Aquarium of the Pacific Announce Family-Friendly Events to Support the Environment

For the past 20 years, members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have celebrated our planet with annual Party for The Planet® events. This year, with support from the Disney Conservation Fund, members will be helping their communities “spring into action” with opportunities for families to volunteer to improve our planet from Earth Day (April 22) to World Oceans Day (June 8), including a weekend festival, trash clean-up, bioblitzes, habitat restoration, and native planting activities.  April 27 and 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: Earth Day Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific. Activities include: E-waste recycling, tips to protect the planet, and an opportunity to learn how to be a community scientist by documenting organisms spotted during Explorer Time: Harbor Critters shows in the Marine Life Theater. April 27 and 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: City Nature Challenge and Spring Fling at L.A. Zoo. This event highlights conservation and sustainable living in celebration of Earth Day. Activities include: recording biodiversity using iNaturalist, live entertainment, crafts, special animal feedings, an Earth Expo, educational activities, photo ops, and more. April 28, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Los Cerritos Wetlands BioBlitz. Become a community scientist with the Aquarium using iNaturalist to record animal and plant biodiversity in our wetlands, home to endangered species. May 4, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.: Griffith Park Restoration. At 4,310 acres, Griffith Park is four times the size of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and nearly five times the size of New York’s Central Park. Participants will be restoring trails and habitat—from trash removal to planting native plants. Advance registration required. Space limited. June 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration. Join Aquarium staff and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority in restoring this vital habitat at the mouth of the San Gabriel River. June 4 or 5, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.: During this one-day adventure on Santa Cruz Island with the L.A. Zoo, participants will help conservation organization Channel Island Restoration restore crucial island habitat. Suitable for ages 13 and older. Advance registration and deposit required. Space limited. June 8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: Party for the Planet will wrap up with a World Ocean Day Celebration at the Aquarium highlighting ocean conservation and inspiring us all to work toward a better future for our planet. In total, over 120 AZA members will be hosting Spring Into Action events during the 48 days.  “AZA-accredited facilities are experts at connecting families to nature. Party for the Planet™ offers families the perfect opportunity to visit their local AZA-accredited facility, celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity, and learn how they can take action to make a difference,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “AZA-accredited facilities are working to help save species worldwide, and inspire the next generation of conservations to action. We are so grateful to the Disney Conservation Fund for helping AZA members make an even bigger impact this year with their grant support. The events our members have planned are inspiring and impactful, and I encourage families everywhere to find their local event and get involved!” 

For more information about Aquarium of the Pacific events, visit For more information about L.A. Zoo events, visit Some Griffith Park and Santa Cruz Island events require advance registration and space is limited. For more information about Party for the Planet, visit
In addition to events happening in Los Angeles, signature events will also happen in five other cities across the country: Brevard, Fla., Chicago, Ill., New York City, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., and San Francisco, Calif.  
Credit: The L.A. Zoo and The Aquarium of the Pacific.