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Easter illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

2021 Easter Gift Guide

With Easter right around the corner, and spring blossoming all around the United States, many people are finding a reason to celebrate. Easter usually means chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs, but this Easter consider these gifts to liven up your loved ones’ baskets.

Sugar Plum Gourmet Easter Egg Hunt Set

Sugar Plum has put together an imaginative set of handsomely decorative metal Easter eggs that have been engineered from the ground-up to turn any Easter egg hunt from “blah” to “oooh-la-la!” faster than that Easter Bunny can come on hoppin’ down the bunny trail. 

Featuring a reusable plastic egg carton and handsomely festive metal eggs that can be refilled over and over again, the Gourmet Easter Egg Hunt Set promises a fashionably fun (and tasty!) time with those you care about most year after year! 

Gourmet Easter Egg Hunt Set – Starting at $34.95

Mommy & Me Easter Manis with Dashing Diva

This year after coloring eggs, add a new Easter activity to the agenda for you and the kiddies – matching manis! Dashing Diva’s fun and colorful collections are sure to keep the festivities going and make them feel just like their mamas! Also not to mention, a great addition to any Easter gift basket (and an easy way to swap out some chocolate).

Whether it’s smiley faces, friendly fruit or Old McDonald’s barnyard friends – MAGIC PICK KIDS nail stickers will have the kids beaming from ear to ear. And we can’t forget about you, mamma! Dashing Diva’s Powder Pastels collection will give you that simple springtime manicure and ability to color coordinate with the kids or if you’re feeling even more festive, check out So Egg-stra or Bunny Hop. \

Dashing Diva Nail Stickers – Starting at $7

Baby Fire Pits

As the weather warms up, more and more people are gathering outdoors. The good news is you don’t need to break the bank to get a new fire pit. Baby Fire Pits offers two sizes of small firepits that are perfect to stay warm and they begin under $100. They come with gorgeous teal detailing that will make a statement in the center of your outdoor table. The fire pit is handcrafted in the USA and made with copper and steel.

Each fire pit is one-of-a-kind, as the color of the patina design varies depending upon the humidity levels in the production of each item. Each fire pit includes one can of TerraFlame gel fuel which is odorless, smokeless, and nontoxic so it can be used indoors and outdoors!

Baby Fire Pits – Starting at $74.99

Alphapals

The newly launched interactive, learning activity, Alphapals, is designed to specifically help keep your house clean and tidy! Each Alphapals set is equipped with 26 plush letters, each with a unique personality and signature embroidered smiley face, that conveniently packs into a comfy bean bag when playtime is over. Alphapals is a perfect tool for your little ones learning the alphabet or practicing spelling and reading. It promotes learning in a fun, interactive way.

Alphapals are available in rainbow and neutral color schemes. They are the perfect fun learning gift for any child this easter. Letters are sold separately as well as in a set! Plus the letters are machine washable.

Alphapals – Starting at $18

Alphapals for 360 Magazine

Kidrobot x The Simpsons

Kidrobot is excited to present The Simpsons Stupid Sexy Flanders 8″ Vinyl Figure. This premium vinyl art figure features Ned Flanders showing off his ski suit and some of his other assets as he joins his neighbor Homer on the slopes. “Feels like I’m wearing nothin’ at all!”

This iconic scene from The Simpsons has burned its place in our hearts and become a beloved meme-worthy moment that will be forever captured in your collection. Kidrobot has a variety of gifts perfect for anyone that loves The Simpsons. From pins to plushes, this website will not disappoint. Pre-order this exclusive vinyl figure right now at Kidrobot.com and find other Simpson exclusives.

Kidrobot x The Simpsons – Starting at $8.99

Reebok’s Pump Omni Zone II “White” Sneakers

In honor of the 30th Anniversary return of Dee Brown’s coveted Pump Omni Zone II “No Look Dunk” earlier in 2021, Reebok is now rereleasing the Pump Omni Zone II “White” sneakers ($140, G57540), dropping May 21 at 10am EST on Reebok’s website, Foot Locker, Finish Line and Champs Sports, among other local retailers.

This past March, for the first time since its initial release in 1991, Reebok revived the iconic Pump Omni Zone II in the true high-cut design adorned by rookie high-flyer Dee Brown as he covered his eyes and soared to a dunk contest. The notable sneaker is now returning with its second original colorway released in ’91: white. The Pump Omni Zone II features the iconic, orange dimpled “Pump” button and a custom-fit air bladder extending downward from a futuristic rubberized tongue. Seated atop a retro multicolor outsole is the classic white/black/orange layered upper built from the ‘90s blacktop. TPU overlays advances the wearer’s quickness, while adding durability and style to the chunky retro design. To learn more, please visit Reebok’s website.

Reebok's  Pump Omni Zone II “White” sneakers via Jason Silva at Reebok for use by 360 Magazine

G-Shock’s New Women’s Collection

The G-SHOCK GMAS2100 collection boasts the distinctive, octagonal bezel of the original men’s GA2100 timepiece in an updated, slimmer case. It also features new complementary metallic color accents on the dial, and a Carbon Core Guard Structure that ensures the watches are trendy on the outside, yet strong on the inside. 

The collection arrives in four colorways including white with silver accents, blush pink with rose gold accents, and black with rose gold accents. The fourth colorway is a limited-edition watch that boasts a hot pink case with rose gold metallic accents. All four watches offer the perfect combination of strength and style, creating the perfect accessory to go from day to night. 

G-SHOCK GMAS2100 collection – Starting at $79

G-SHOCK’s GMWB5000TR-9 Watch

G-SHOCK‘s latest Full Metal GMWB5000 series unveils their newest model, the GMWB5000TR-9 wristwatch. This model features a new titanium material called “Tran Tixxii.” This titanium was developed by both Casio and Nippon Steel Corporation, creating a sustainable watch that has the hardness of approximately twice that of pure titanium. Further, the surface is all-mirrored, and comparable to the look of stainless steel. The watch also features a refined, multi-colored Ion-Plated Band, and a mirror finished bezel.

This new watch is sure to compliment any Easter outfit. The watch’s screw back with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) is sure to make you shine. The case of the watch also gleams with luxury with it’s gold ion-plated (IP) finish. The band links and buttons also have an IP finish in captivation shades of red, blue, light gray, dark gray, and gold. These colors are also incorporated into the watch’s face accents.

One of the most tech-savvy features of G-SHOCK’s GMWB5000TR-9 watch is it’s Bluetooth Connectivity, via thr G-SHOCK Connected app. The app also allows your to customize the watch’s features, including automatic time adjustment, world time, and more. G-SHOCK’s technical innovations are married with practicality, as noticeable in the GMWB5000TR-9’s Tough Solar power system, Multi-band 6 radio wave reception, a STN LCD and a full-auto LED backlight.

Ditch the novelty Easter basket and treat yourself to something you’ll use every day of the year– G-SHOCK’s GMWB5000TR-9 model. The watch will become available mid-May at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and on G-SHOCK’s website.

GMWB5000TR-9 model G-SHOCK watch via Juan Balbuena for use by 360 Magazine

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hits High Point During Winter

Carbon monoxide is winter’s “silent killer.” Unintentional carbon monoxide deaths kill more than 400 Americans each year and sicken many others. It’s a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas undetectable to the human senses, so people don’t realize that they are being poisoned. Tragically in 2020, California lost a number of residents from carbon monoxide poison related to faulty wall heaters and other sources of carbon monoxide. Watch the video https://youtu.be/3BT_hDb4uqE.

Products that are typically involved in poisonings include malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters; engine-powered equipment such as portable generators; fireplaces; and charcoal that is burned in homes and other enclosed areas.

Symptoms can be variable, ranging from headache, fatigue, shortness of breath and dizziness to loss of consciousness and chest pain. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen slowly or swiftly depending on circumstances. In an effort to raise public awareness, California Poison Control offers 10 tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

1. Have all heating equipment installed properly, and have a home or rental’s heating system inspected by a professional prior to turning the heat on when cold weather begins.

2. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in all homes, apartments, mobile homes and workplaces. When a detector goes off, assume that a real danger is present, and get all people and pets out of the structure immediately. Do not re-enter until a heating professional, the gas company or the fire department has declared the area safe.

3. During home renovations, ensure that appliance vents and chimneys are not blocked by tarps or debris. Make sure appliances are in proper working order when renovations are complete.

4. Do not cover the bottom of natural gas or propane ovens with aluminum foil.

5. Never use fuel-burning camping equipment inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent unless it is specifically designed for use in an enclosed space and provides instructions for safe use in such an area.

6. In climates with snow, make sure that chimneys and vents do not become blocked with snowfall.

7. Never operate a portable generator or any other gasoline engine-powered tool either in or near an enclosed space such as a garage, house or other building, or outside of an open window.  Keep the generator as far from the house as possible.

8. Do not use charcoal or hibachi grills indoors to cook with or for heat under any circumstances.

9. Do not attempt to heat your home by turning on the oven or clothes dryer and leaving the door open.

10. Never let a car engine run inside a closed space such as a garage. Drive out promptly after starting the car, and turn the car engine off as soon as you drive into an enclosed space. Never have a garage door closed with a running vehicle inside, even for a few seconds.  

About California Poison Control

CPCS is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information regarding poison prevention. In case of an accidental poisoning, consumers should immediately call the nationwide number from any state1-800-222-1222. Pharmacists, nurses, physician-toxicologists and poison information providers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help.

Weekly tips about safety are available by texting TIPS to 20121 for information in English or text PUNTOS to 20121 for Spanish. Follow CPCS on Facebook and on Twitter @poisoninfo. CPCS is part of the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and is responsible to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Kaelen Felix illustrates wildfire article for 360 MAGAZINE.

Wildfires Rage Across California

By Elle Grant

What should have been a pleasant Labor Day weekend, a last stretch of summer, has quite literally gone up in flames. Multiple wildfires now burn with increasing force across the state and show no signs of stopping. Three fires have consumed California’s attention this holiday weekend, the Creek Fire, the Valley Fire, and the El Dorado Fire.

The El Dorado fire started during a gender-reveal party, reports say. A “smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release. The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to the park’s ridge. It has since grown to past 7,000 acres as of Monday morning. No charges have yet been made in this particular case and the fire is reportedly only 5% contained.

Evacuations have been ordered for the communities across the area. More than 500 personnel have been deployed to the fire, along with 60 engines and four helicopters. Weather in California is expected to remain hot and dry with a relative humidity of 20%, San Bernardino National Forest said in its evening update on the fire. Winds will also continue at three to five miles per hour with gust up to 10 miles per hour, resulting in “active fire behavior throughout the night.” Such weather will continue to fan the wildfire flames and continue its spread. Temperatures during the day were well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, hampering the efforts of firefighters to stop the flames. While communities have been evacuated, currently no known homes or lives have been taken by the fires.

Governor Gavin Newsom of California has declared a state of emergency in response to the situation, specifically in regard to fires in the High Sierras, trapping campers visiting for the long weekend. It took an incredibly arduous rescue operation by military helicopters to evacuate them from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area, authorities said. The lack of cellphone reception in the area made rescue efforts even more difficult. While lives were saved, twenty were injured, with two in serious condition from burns including a fourteen-year-old girl.

Residents across the state are preparing to make evacuations from their homes due to the various fires. “It looks like it’s 8:30 at night,” said Carrie Lightfoot said of the darkness from the fire. Ms. Lightfoot is a resident of Bass Lake, an area significantly threatened by the potential spread of the Creek Fire. “You can taste the smoke,” she said. “You can see red coming up the mountain. It just looks like the end of the world.” Other witnesses relayed similar harrowing visuals, including driving through flames to escape and describing their experiences in evacuation helicopters.

As aforementioned, a state of emergency has been declared in California and the California National Guard have been mobilized. The story on current wildfires raging through California continues to develop.

Masn – Fire

Artist on the rise MASN releases his new track Fire along with the music video via RCA Records. The video is directed by Brendan Vaughn. “Fire” follows MASN’s latest release “Hate Me!”which dropped last month and was featured on Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and Ones To Watch “#NowWatching” playlist. MASN’s debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar is due out August 21st.

19-year-old Eagle Mountain, Utah native MASN exploded onto the scene last year when his hit single “Psycho!” dropped in January 2019. The track exploded online and had garnered over 99M combined audio and video streams worldwide and over 1.5M TikTok videos. Shortly after he released “Val!um” and earlier this year “Psycho!” feat. Trippie Redd which marked MASN’s first release with RCA Records. Earlier this month, German DJs/Producers Topic & B-Case remixed “Psycho!” check it out HERE. MASN’s expansive creative palette distills into a dreamy melting pot of lo-fi beatcraft, indie experimentation, hip-hop fluidity, and lush pop. He amplifies every side of himself within his songs and is looking forward to sharing his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out August 21st.

Update On The Woolsey Fire

By Reid Urban

Cal Fire authorities on Monday updated the number of structures that were set ablaze as a result of the Woolsey Fire. That number now sits at more than 370 structures.

The fire itself has burned more than 91,000 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effects for the cities of Mailbu, Calabasas and Hidden Hills, as well as the communities of West Hills, Monte Nido, Gated Oaks and Topanga. Meanwhile, the evacuation orders have been lifted for both Agoura Hills and Westlake Village.

Structures that have burned include vineyards, historical sites and homes, including residences of many popular celebrities like Gerard Butler, director Scott Derrickson, and musician Miley Cyrus. More than 250,000 people have displaced as a result of the fires. Three firefighters have sustained injuries battling the flames.

Malibu City Councilman Skylar Peak said on Saturday about the fire, “This is the most destructive and devastating fire that I’ve witnessed since the 1993 fires.”

California Governor Jerry Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the ongoing emergency response battling the major fires in both the LA and Ventura Counties, as well as in Butte County where the Camp Fire continues to spread.

Fire Fighters helping Fire Fighters

The International Association of Fire Fighters disaster relief team is on the ground in the Florida Panhandle helping fire fighters affected by Hurricane Michael’s devastation.

These fire fighters are helping other fire fighters by providing generators, supplies and financial help.

Here’s a quick video of this important effort: http://bit.ly/2NOHlUY

TK KRAVITZ × JACQUEES

TK Kravitz “Ocean Ft. Jacquees

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Songwriter, TK Kravitz teamed up with fellow ATLien and R&B sensation, Jacquees for their new music video, “Ocean.”

Ocean” comes right after TK’s smash hit, “Space Ft. Sexton,” which reached the Top 10 on Urban US Radio and garnered over 50 million total streams. After dominating radio and embarking on a US tour with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie this past fall, TK Kravitz is definitely off to a great start in 2018. The seductive and clever “Ocean” perfectly showcases the effortless combination of TK and Jacquees’ incredible vocals.

Look out for TK’s newest EP coming this spring and watch the “Ocean” music video below!

Watch “Ocean Ft. Jacquees” Music Video: http://youtu.be/pllOwLWU3eY

Follow TK Kravitz: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Soundcloud / YouTube

Diplo Fireside Chat

Diplo chats with DJ Reflex and Anthony Valadez about his experience with Cuba and Latin culture, his music influences and new documentary during his Fireside chat on TuneIn at his Los Angeles home – listen here: http://listen.tunein.com/diplo.

YouTube Link of Teaser Video: http://youtu.be/q1MLhoYceiQ

VIDEO HERE

Hellfire in Wine Country 

By Matt Villard

It’s been over a month now since devastating wildfires erupted in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties and burned over 200,000 acres.  That’s over 313 square miles, or nearly the size of San Diego, worth of charred and destroyed land.

The toll on the wine industry was, and still is huge.  23 properties in the 4 counties reported major fire damage.  The full extent of the damage to the vineyards will not be apparent until next year at bud break when vineyard owners will be able to count dead and damaged vines.  All of the wineries suffered, even if they were not directly in the path of the fire, due to power outages, road blocks, personnel being evacuated, etc.  But, the wineries and vineyards will recover.

However, the devastation to the people and communities will take far more time and care.  42 people are dead.  Over 8,000 structures ( including people’s homes) are destroyed.  Over 100,000 people have been displaced.  For most of those who lost their home, they had very little warning and had to leave everything behind.  Their entire lives went up in flames.  I’ve heard stories and seen pictures from friends of mine about how little time there was to evacuate.  One picture stands out in my mind of ash falling around their car and flames on the horizon as they desperately  loaded their young children and dogs into their cars to race away to safety.  This friend was fortunate enough that their home survived.  Many, many others were not as lucky.

There are ways you can help.  There are a plethora of good relief funds and donation sites out there.  A quick internet search will yield many results.  A meta-site I found is http://www.northbayfiredonations.com which has a huge listing of links to other relief funds and donation sites.  Here’s  a gofundme page.  Here’s a link to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate donation page.  Please take the time and see if there’s anything you can do to help.