Los Angeles – South Bay

Welcome to Los Angeles – South Bay!

I am Cathy Alessandra, Founding Publisher of What’s Up For Kids
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The South Bay area of Los Angeles includes the cities of Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, San Pedro and the other surrounding areas.  The south bay is the original home of What’s Up For Kids, and I am the Founding Publisher.  (To read more about me and how What’s Up For Kids began, go to www.CathyAlessandra.com!)

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What’s Up in the South Bay – Blog

Be a Part of the Nutcracker, Something Special for Beginning Dancers

2014-09-17 07:00:23 cindyd
Pacific Dance CenterThe Nutcracker is a beloved holiday classic for many families. Pacific Dance Center in Redondo Beach, has created a unique opportunity for children aged 8-11 to experience The Nutcracker in a whole new way – to actually join the production – even if they have never danced before! Artistic Director, Linden McPherson has recreated the angel scene to include children with limited or no dance training. It is her hope to open the world of dance to those who might not otherwise have had the chance before. “So often, if children have not been taking lessons at a studio by this age, many doors start to close on them – Here at Pacific Dance Center, we are trying to reopen those doors.” Participating in Pacific Dance Center’s spectacular production of The Nutcracker is a delightful experience that will create treasured memories for a lifetime.
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Good News for Busy Moms, the Wet-Nap® is Back!

2014-08-12 07:00:40 cathya
Wet Nap, Make up remover, road trip, clean hands, kidsWet-Nap® began with the vision of Nice-Pak Products, Inc. founder, Arthur Julius, who created the very first Wet-Nap® cloth in his 2500-square-foot loft in lower Manhattan in 1957 using a converted soup portioning machine. Julius believed that wet wipes were the optimal delivery system for cleaning and hygiene – far superior to the normal towel and soap method – and that there was a real need to clean hands before and after eating in restaurants. This belief drove him to introduce Wet-Nap® at the National Restaurant Show in 1960, and in 1963 start selling Wet-Nap® products to Colonel Sanders for use in his KFC restaurants.
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Gourmet and Healthy Oatmeal: MODERN OATS

2014-06-26 07:00:37 cindyd

Modern Oats, Whole foods, Gluten FreeIt’s super food, super fast, and it’s bringing mod to mornings. Innovative Beverage Concepts Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of MODERN OATS, an all-natural, gluten-free oatmeal option for today’s discerning consumer. The convenient new grab-and-go oatmeal cups are packed with whole rolled oats and healthful blends of superfruits, nuts and seeds, while the packaging boasts a colorful, contemporary look that pops on the shelf. The products are available are now available at Whole Foods throughout Southern California and anytime at www.ModernOats.com.

My family tried the Mango Blackberry flavor and we all gave it a thumbs up.  I enjoy oatmeal for breakfast and this was certainly better than my usual little packet, it had a hearty texture with the nuts and seeds, and was not too sweet.  This would be great when you do not have time to grab breakfast before heading to the office, or for a healthy snack.

“Oatmeal is a hot item right now, but there was nothing on the market that spoke to the modern consumer – everything pointed to frumpy and old-fashioned,” said Richard Principale, president and chief executive officer for Innovative Beverage Concepts, a leading coffee house food and beverage brand. “People care about the packaging in their hand both at home and especially when they eat on the run. We wanted to develop a product that not only tasted delicious and met the dietary and environmental values of today’s conscious eaters, but that also appealed to their personal style and tastes.”

Modern Oats, Gluten Free, Whole FoodsMODERN OATS are non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project and crafted with the most nutrient-rich, protein-rich, certified gluten-free whole rolled oats. The oats are naturally grown and harvested in small farms throughout North America’s upper Midwest. The oats are also minimally processed and are the highest quality available on the market, which makes for a hearty grain texture in the bowl as opposed to a paste-like mush.

Once harvested, the oats are steamed and sized, then paired with a carefully selected blend of flavorful and antioxidant-rich superfruits, along with nuts and seeds rich in omega-3; the recipes are lightly sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. MODERN OATS is available in six gourmet flavors: Apple Walnut; 5 Berry; Goji Blueberry; Mango Blackberry; Chocolate Cherry, and Nuts & Seeds. All flavors are sodium and cholesterol-free and provide an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein.

MODERN OATS are packaged in portable, recyclable 2.6-ounce cups and provide the ultimate in convenience. Just add hot water, wait three minutes, stir and enjoy! MODERN OATS makes for a quick and healthy breakfast at home, while maneuvering the commute, hitting the course, hiking the trail, or getting in an energy-sustaining snack at the office. It is also vegan, Kosher – Parve and Halal certified to appeal to a variety of diets.

About Modern Oats, Inc.
Launched in 2013, MODERN OATS is changing consumers’ perception of “old fashioned” oatmeal by providing a contemporary lineup of gourmet oatmeal cups suitable for at-home or on the move. MODERN OATS is all-natural, non-GMO certified, gluten-free and packed with the finest organic ingredients including whole rolled oats, antioxidant-rich superfruits and omega-3-rich nuts and seeds. MODERN OATS is a brand of Innovative Beverage Concepts, Inc. based in Irvine, Cali. For more information, please visit www.modernoats.com.


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