LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Exploring L.A. through a Latino lens. Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez investigates the bodacious berry just in time for all the strawberry festivals, and discovers a spot in Venice known as a Cali-Mex smokehouse. Our Danny Romero takes us out for gluten-free tacos. Patricia also hits up one of the best-kept secrets in L.A. known as First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. And last, we are workin' off all those calories with Jovana Lara and kids from King Magnet High School who get to work out with a well-known trainer every week!
A Taste of the California Strawberry Festival
The annual California Strawberry Festival is a source of pride for Ventura County and the Oxnard community. Before this year's festival on May 16 & 17, Vista LA's Patricia Lopez chatted with some of the creative geniuses behind the big event.
FOOD Share is a beneficiary of the festival and critical member of the community, providing food and support to the hungry of Ventura County.
Tierra Sur Restaurant at Herzog Wine Cellars provides food demonstrations at the California Strawberry Festival.
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
On the first Friday of the month, February to June, the Natural History Museum stays open late and adults come out to play. Music, food and science come together at the popular "First Fridays" at the museum.
Cali-Mex is Smokin' Hot
Classic cars and stacks of wood are all visual signs that what's happening on the inside of "Clutch" in Venice must be good! So our Patricia Lopez had to stop by to check out this new Cali-Mex smokehouse by L.A. restaurant veteran Oscar Hermosillo. She had their grilled oysters appetizer and a black cod plate - she confirmed - so worth stopping by this place!
427 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Vista L.A.'s Danny Romero has celiac disease so he eats a gluten-free diet and he's always looking for places that meet his nutritional needs. One of his favorite spots to eat is Hugo's Tacos in Studio City, which is a 90 percent gluten-free taco stand.
Do not skip an L.A. classic at Mr. Churro, where they are stuffed with delicious flavors!
E-12 Olvera St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ride to Total Fitness
Urban Fitness 911 is a total wellness program for local high school students founded by Veronica Everett-Boyce. The nine-month program selects 45 under-served teenagers to help them physically, academically and mentally.
Urban Fitness 911 services include tutoring and workout classes, like taking the students to exercise at SoulCycle Studio in West Hollywood. Another component is life counseling to help them successfully deal with adversities. These students also get the opportunity to meet celebrity fitness experts, such as Angela Davis, who is a well-known fitness instructor to many A-list celebrities. Angela was on the USA Track and Field team and is a 5-time All-American athlete.
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