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January Events California 2008




  Saturday, January 19, 2008


Featured event: Sea Lions arrive at Pier 39 San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO - Arrival of the Sea Lions Celebration at Pier 39. Anniversary of the Sea Lions' Arrival
Saturday, January 19, 2008, Noon 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sea lions, AKA pinnipeds, annually migrate to the Channel Islands during the summer months to breed, but when January comes along, some of them come back to Pier 39, delighting visitors with cameras in hand. Lots of their favorite foods such as herring  are in abundant supply in the San Francisco Bay during this time, providing food, and a protected home on the K-Dock, which is a “Watchable Wildlife” viewing area by the California Watchable Wildlife Project. The sea lions first showed up at these docks after the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. In conjunction with the way they entertain tourists, they offer educational opportunities, as well.  Marine Mammal Center, a tourist attraction at Pier 39, offers information for the curious, and includes programs for students to explore the Pacific Ocean and local San Francisco environment on the edge of the Monterey Bay, the largest protected offshore marine sanctuary in the United State.


Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Location: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Cost: Free admission. Call: (415) 705.5500.


DAVIS - Itzhak Perlman in concert. Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $27.50 - 79. Location: One Shields Ave., University of California Davis, CA.


GLENDORA - Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band. Concert includes music representative of what you'll find at the annual jazz festival held each September in Monterey, California. Location: Citrus College,  Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $28-30. Location: 1000 West Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA.

IRVINE - Holiday on Ice. Ice skating seasonal rink at Irvine Spectrum shopping mall. Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost: $12/adult; $10/child; $4/skate rental. Location: 71 Fortune Dr., Irvine, CA. Call: (949) 748-8280.

LA JOLLA - Healthy Heart Expo. Over 1,000 people anticipated to attend the Healthy Heart Expo with a goal  to increase the community awareness of cardiovascular disease and methods of prevention. Everyone concerned about heart disease for themselves or loved ones and interested in learning about methods to prevent it. Free Gift Bags - The first 500 attendees will receive a free gift bag which will contain information about heart disease, samples, coupons and many great gift items! Free Health Care Screenings - Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Glucose, BMI. Educational/Motivational Lectures - Learn how to prevent cardiac disease—given by Cardiologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and local celebrities. Visit 25-30 Exhibit Booths - Will provide information on related products or services, give out healthy food samples, coupons, etc. Free Raffle Drawings – Great prizes such as merchandise gift certificates, gift certificates to area restaurants (including Café Pacifica, Donovan’s Steak House and Ladecki Restaurants), gift baskets, cookbooks, and much, much more. It is free to attend. Where: UCSD Faculty Club, Muir Lane, La Jolla, CA. Free Parking. Time: 9:00 – 4:00 pm. Contact: Kate Greathouse, (619) 543-6031, [email protected]

LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice. Seasonal outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square offers winter fun in the California sun. Runs through Jan. 21, 2008. Cost: $6/skate session, plus $2 skate rental. Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013Call: (888) 527-2757.

RIVERSIDE - Dickens Festival Meet and Greet. Mr. Pickwick at the Pub - It is a fun afternoon as Samuel Pickwick, Esq. regales you with tales of his adventures with the Pickwick Club. Location: Barnes & Noble, Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO - Sea Lions Celebration at Pier 39. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Location: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. Cost: Free admission.

SANTA BARBARA - Paper Cut.  Art From Scrap (AFS) Exhibit capitalizes on the remains and excesses of the holiday season. 18 artists (mostly from Santa Barbara) create artwork from reused or recycled paper products, transforming pulp based materials into works of art such as sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking and installation. The event aims to inspire individuals to enact positive cultural and environmental change through art. Runs till Feb. 16, 2008. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 302 East Cota, Santa Barbara, CA. Cost: Donations accepted. Call: (805) 884-0459.

WALNUT CREEK - Walnut Creek on Ice. Ice Skating Holiday Rink Nov. 8 - Jan. 21, 2008
Location: Civic Park-Civic Dr. & N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA. Cost: $11-15/person. Call: (925) 935-7669.


DANA POINT Cruise Photos & Tickets! - Each winter, thousands of California Gray Whales leave the cold Artic Seas and follow the coastline to the warm, calm waters of Southern California and Baja. This 5,000-mile migration brings much of the pod past Dana Point, where pods of Giant Grays can be easily seen and photographed. Dana Wharf Sportfishing – (949) 496-5794; Dana Island Yacht Charters – (949) 248-7400;  Ocean Institute – (949) 496-2274; Aventura Sailing Association – (949) 493-9493;  Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari – (949) 488-2828
| Dana Point Hotels

California gray whale migration from the Arctic to Baja and back. Dolphins, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions and the beautiful Santa Monica Bay coastline on three-hour experience.  (310) 372-2111

SAN DIEGO -  Annual migration of California gray whales to the warm breeding grounds off the coast of Baja California. Glimpse these peaceful "giants of the sea" from Cabrillo National Monument or on special whale-watching cruises. 619-557-5450 or 619-236-1212 | San Diego Hotels |



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