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Now THAT'S a Bat Mitzvah! What, your mom didn't plan a party for 350 at The Plaza in Beverly Hills to mark your passage into womanhood, you say? Too bad your mom isn't Shelley Hann. Well, let us help you live vicariously through the well-mannered Miss Ashley Hann for a moment. Her Bat Mitzvah party included stretch Hummer limos for her friends and a party to rival any luxe affair this side of Rio.
'Twas the month before Christmas and all through the city, talk of trees buzzed about: "Oh, how pretty!" The Boys and Girls Club of the SCV will, for the third time, host their annual Festival of Trees (poor twists on classic holiday poems not included) on November 18 through November 20.
For Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students, the Central Coast is like a nest. You get spoiled enjoying the area's amenities, but sooner or later, you are forced to fly away and settle elsewhere. And it's only then you realize just how great you had it.
In charge of the office party? Desperate to avoid the kitchen for your own festivities? Whether you plan on supplementing your own spread with some outside help or just want to show up and have someone else do all the work, we've started the process for you by compiling all the needed info. Happy eating!
Don't have time to cook? Tired of spending hard-earned cash on expensive meals out? Think that fast food is making you a little too thick around the middle? You aren't alone, and enterprising companies have started to take notice. In Santa Clarita, a new business called Dream Dinners hopes to make the process of feeding your family easier, healthier, and less expensive.
With influences from the kitchens of Latin America, Italy, and Spain, the ingredients that comprise Argentine cuisine make for a dynamic and interesting gastronomic palate. At South Point Argentine Grill in Valencia, this melting pot of cultures and flavors is evident on South Point's vast and eclectic menu.
Estimates show that the average American produces about 1,600 pounds of trash a year. Using that figure, the city of Santa Clarita alone disposes over 300,000 tons of trash annually. All that waste is buried in landfills located near city limits and those landfills are getting full.
The Seventh Annual Crawford/Fleming Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Invitational will take place on Monday, October 24 at the Valencia Country Club. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
One small step into ConsignerDesigner is a giant leap into a world where earthly goods meet heavenly prices. In this hybrid universe, dark wood antiques sit alongside contemporary canvas couches, offering buyers a wide selection of upscale home furnishings and accessories. With a steady supply of armoires, bedroom sets, dining tables and overstuffed chairs, anyone who isn't tempted must be on another planet.
Yes, that's Mayor Cameron Smyth so adeptly balancing on a fitness ball. When he's not touting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, Smyth's playing papa with son Gavin, who's soon to have more kid company. Yup, Cameron and his wife Lena are expecting their second child next year.
October is both Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do your part and show support with the help of local nonprofits, businesses and individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of women.
Harvest time is just around the corner. Why not kick off the season with the Loose Goose Wine Festival's inaugural debut? The fest runs through various locations in the Santa Clarita Valley from October 13 to October 16.
Tucked away on a hill, overlooking the expansive valley below, lies a true jewel of local history. Famed silent movie actor William S. Hart moved into his home in present day-Hart Park in the heart of Newhall on Thanksgiving Day in 1927. The 10,000 square foot mansion included 22 rooms that were filled with 1920s modern appliances, and was occupied by Hart, his spinster sister, two servants, and the occasional guests.
At the crucial age of 22, when most young 20-somethings are just breaking through the seal of independence, Devin Bronson's guitar skills have awarded him the attitude of a professional, the wit of a quick-tongued comedian, the cell phone roster of a Hollywood manager and the marked-up passport of a world traveler.
While a school calendar gives many families a familiar routine, "back to school" means meals are often put on the back burner. When the kids get hungry, driving through a fast food restaurant fits right into the busy schedule SCV parents are famous for. Unfortunately, as the lines at the drive-thru grow, so do the waistlines of many young children.
Along a whispery drive down the 14 North, through Vasquez rocks and past the aqueduct, rests a budding saloon and restaurant disguised as an old railroad station with a permanent train in the back to boot. From the looks of it, Vincent Hill Station has a hidden past that beckons patrons to come experience its flare and contemporary French cuisine.
Yes, that is Santa Clarita's own Dr. Mike Golpa schmoozing with Mrs. USA. Seems that the prestigious doctor has been selected as a judge for the 2006 Mrs. U.S. Globe Pageant. The event is sponsored by the international WIN (Women In Need) Foundation, which promotes health and well-being for women facing emotional/physical abuse. Pageant delegates use their travels and titles to increase awareness of the issue. Dr. Golpa is a frequent supporter of women's and children's organizations.
Surviving breast cancer is one of the most powerful triumphs a person can endure, especially when the National Cancer Institute estimates that, based on current rates (2002), 13.2 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. While it is more threatening for women, men are not at all immune to the cellular abnormality.
Last year, Soroptimist's Bras for a Cause event raised more than eyebrows; over $20,000 was raised for breast cancer treatment and support. Since the event, $10,000 has been given to Santa Clarita's local breast imaging center to improve its detection technology, and another $5,000 has been used to provide mammograms to women who otherwise could not afford the life-saving procedure. Funds are also used to provide financial support to women with breast cancer, including financial help with childcare, rent, groceries and more.
After hearing complaint after complaint about having nothing to do in the Santa Clarita Valley (not including soccer practice, of course!), we rounded up the troops to present this Entertainment Guide for your past-time pleasure. Now quit whining and get out there.
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