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Before savoring a single bite of Xevichez's truly-exceptional sushi offerings, my husband and I already knew we were "home."
You're out running errands - or out on the town. You're hungry and would love nothing more than sinking into a favorite restaurant booth with good service and even better friends. The only hesitation: Your newfound dietary lifestyle may be boosting your energy, but it's cramping your social style.
The Oaks Grille at TPC Valencia has something to celebrate - or, more accurately, someone. New Executive Chef Peyton Poulsen, a mainstay at the fine-dining restaurant since his days as a busser (He did a stint in 2007 before attending culinary school.), has cultivated a kitchen community that is dedicated to from-scratch cuisine.
Sabor Cocina Mexicana is the SCV equivalent of a "stay-cation." You only have to travel to the Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia to escape to an authentic, luxurious Mexican restaurant that feels distinctively south of the border - with a twist.
The patio at Marston's Restaurant in the Bridgeport Marketplace is my happy place. This is where I meet with friends, sip wine with my hubby and even down an iced tea solo in between client meetings. I always love it there - but spring afternoons and summer nights are my favorite times to enjoy Chef Jim's culinary creations.
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Cheers to the best handcrafted Bloody Mary in town!
The celebration is on! Where to go for Christmas and New Year's.
The season's most wonderful flavors.
Doing it all yourself is so 2009; today's smart party planner knows that the key to a successful event - or even just a great night out - is outsourcing. Our Ultimate Guide lets you pick your pleasure. It's the quintessential "your place or mine?," filled with private-event banquet spaces, take-out catering options, fine-dining deliciousness and so much more.
Organic meal delivery, Sabor's new seasonal menu and more.
Pour another one! You'll want to drink these seasonal specials right up.
START YOUR ENGINES
5 reasons we can't stop pining over the Chrysler Pacifica.
New Year's Resolutions are for people who need to fix things. While waking up earlier, giving up fast food and being kinder to your in-laws may all be important contributions to your quality of life, sometimes all you really need is the right addition. Get inside the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and you're instantly navigating your way to self-improvement.
I never wanted to need a minivan. But then I became a dad and, by default, a chauffer to all these little people who have soccer practice, scout camping trips, sleepover parties... Suddenly, despite what I wanted (A Harley.) I needed a minivan.
Let's face it. Transportation is a necessity for an active lifestyle when you live in sprawling Southern California. Even if you don't leave the Santa Clarita Valley on a regular basis, the need for personal transportation cannot be overstated. For many local residents who need a new set of wheels, or who need to service the ones they already have, all roads lead to an area of Valencia widely known for a vast range of vehicles: the Valencia Auto Center.
As I climb into my car in Canyon Country and program the nav to get me to Van Nuys Boulevard, I do a double take after glancing at my estimated time of arrival. At this point in the day, it's faster to get to the car dealership I'm headed to in the Valley than it is to get to the other side of town. Nice.
What a ride! You'll want each one in your driveway.
ENTERTAINMENT
The sweetest dessert you'll treat yourself to this month comes with a tasty reward for local equestrian therapy program Carousel Ranch.
Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, a new spectacular that glows in the dark coming to Westfield Valencia Town Center Wednesday, November 2 to Monday, November 7
Giddy up to the 20th Annual Heart of the West and show your support for kids' equestrian therapy!
The Painted Turtle's North Los Angeles County Regional Advisory Board will host its 11th annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at The Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes.
For one night only, comedienne Wendy Liebman, Brian Monarch, Greg Fitzsimmons and Drew Lynch will grace the stage for the comedy special, Comics For The Cause, held at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on August 17, 2016.
Presented by the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, Carousel Ranch's annual fundraiser, Heart of the West's 20th Anniversary, is gearing up to be the best yet!
GET OUT OF TOWN
Like a relationship, Downtown L.A. delivers highs, lows and surprises. And, as with someone special, the more time you give them, the better things get.
After the holidays, I find that I need to get out and move. A big hike. A long bike ride. It's not about starting big on the perennial "be more active" resolution. My aim is to simply chip away some of the physical and mental rust that accumulate during the stretch of sedentary indulgence between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Fall in Santa Clarita can be elusive (Still hot, but now windy.). Though barely detectable, it's enough to stir in me a restlessness that demands one final trip to the Sierras before winter snows blow in and shut down the canyons, trails and lakes.
As plans go, this one seemed foolproof. My brother-in-law Javier put out the call to head for Mt. Pinos on a Friday night to catch the Perseid meteor shower. He'd gone up last summer and it proved to be the perfect star-gazing destination. Dark and uncrowded, the parking lot offered a quiet place to lay out a blanket and take in the amazing show exploding across the night sky.
Start with a beachside location, add a heaping cup of sunshine, fold in good friends, season liberally with interesting food and finish with a splash of tequila. That's the recipe for an indulgent afternoon in Laguna Beach touring the town, learning its history and, best of all, sampling its food and drink.
To say the world moves fast at 90 miles per hour is redundant. But as I pointed the Porsche Cayman GTS toward the first turn of the race course at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, two upright cones told me I had a lot to do, and not much time to do it.
MOVIE TIMES
This section has the movie times for the local Santa Clarita movie theaters; Edwards Valencia Grand Palace 12 and Edwards Canyon Country 10. Today's showings include Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (2017), Split (2017), xXx: The Return of Xander Cage An IMAX 3D Experience, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage 3D, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Monster Trucks 3D. Plus many more, click the link to see all of the movie times.
The help you need to keep your New Year's goals going.
Confession: I have a Pinterest board dedicated to healthy cooking - but I've never actually made anything I've "pinned." That's why I was more than intrigued when I learned about Plate Therapy, an SCV-based fresh-meal delivery service that specializes in Paleo- and Whole 30-friendly foods that taste as incredible as they look. I've tried meal delivery before, with mild success. But I was never able to find the perfect balance of organic quality, peak freshness, accessible price, convenience and - the most important - flavor. That is, until I tried Plate Therapy.
Make your Next Bash One for the Record Books
Embrace the holiday spirit with these two festive classics.
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