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The Aquarium of the Pacific has unveiled its new wing known as "Pacific Visions" - an ambitious exhibit space that envisions a sustainable future.

The two-story, 29,000-square-foot wing houses an art gallery, a state-of-the-art theater, and high-tech interactive science exhibits. It aims to help visitors learn about our use and production of food, energy, and water - and how we can surmount the environmental challenges of our time.

“Pacific Visions is unlike any other aquarium expansion project. We are taking a unique, unconventional approach in creating a space where the focus is on the one species that is affecting all others on earth: humans," said Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, president and CEO of the aquarium. "Pacific Visions is a place where…

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A new baby girl has arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific after a long journey from Australia: a scalloped hammerhead shark, the first of its kind at the iconic aquarium in Long Beach.

scalloped-hammerhead-long-beachThe 6-month-old shark, which doesn't have a name yet, is just three feet long right now but may grow up to 10 to 14 feet long and weigh over 300 pounds. It was flown to Southern California in a specially designed 10-foot circular tank.

The scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) is officially an endangered species in the United States, although there are some sub-populations in other parts of the world that are thriving, according to staff aquarist Rachel Munson. The shark came to the Aquarium of the Pacific under permit from Australia.

These sharks are…

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The coolest fun you'll be having in the South Bay this summer (and beyond) might just be indoors, at the newest Dave & Buster's location in Torrance.

The Torrance Dave & Busters features over 41,000 square feet of arcade games, premium sports viewing and a wide array of food and drink offerings. This is the ninth Dave & Buster’s - a restaurant and entertainment chain - to open in Southern California, and the 115th overall.

torrance-dave-and-busters-groupDave & Busters envisions that the Torrance location, which is within the popular Del Amo Fashion Center mall complex, is positioned to become a key player in the South Bay’s local dining and nightlife scenes.

“Southern California has always been an important growth market for us. The South Bay is an incredible area that…

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Beautiful surroundings, abundant nature, and a mystery that needs to be solved: The South Coast Botanic Garden's new Great Pumpkin Hunt offers what might be the perfect fall adventure.

From October 1 through November 30, you and your friends or family can travel through the grounds of South Coast Botanic Garden in search of clues on the Great Pumpkin Hunt to locate a hidden pumpkin patch.

The inspired hunt is designed to be appropriate for all ages, with an adventurous light hike through the garden’s nature trails.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt will be offered daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is included with garden admission ($9 - adults, $6 - students/seniors, $4 - children), although guests are encouraged to purchase advance tickets at

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