If the nicest restaurant you've been to in the last six months served ketchup in packets, it's time for a change. And even if you know the joys of cloth napkins first hand, you're still looking for a deal, right? Attention bargain shoppers: Trade your bland drive-thru fare this month for the finest House Specials from over 30 SCV eateries - all in one spot.
No one would confuse Pardee's VP of community development, Jim Bizzelle, for Santa - which is not to say that Jim can't get his jolly on. Bizzelle, along with Director of Land Development Tom Mitchell and Susie Sheeler, played the vital roles of Santa's Helpers at Carousel Ranch's Santa Day.
Surely you have come across the "make your own mug" kit... You know - the $9.99 "craft" set that includes a plain white coffee mug and a few crummy permanent markers? We both know that your kids deserve better.
This Valentine's Day, turn their greatest works of art into gifts that will actually be appreciated - for both style and substance. They'll be worth their weight in sentimental value.
Full disclosure: I "heart" Bob Kellar. He's got that cute "cowboy who drinks chardonnay" thing going for him, and he used to be a cop. Bob Kellar with a gun? Now that's hot. (I'll wait for you to complete your brain scrubbing before we move on.)
MB2 raceway will host a "Day of Racing" fundraiser on November 22 with the goal of providing much-needed assistance to the survivors of the recent Sylmar fires.
Monday, November 24
Valencia Country Club Hosts Tournament for Birdies for the Brave
If you've been waiting for an opportunity to mock the perpetual fashion "don't" that is Valencia Country Club's Craig Cliver, now is your appropriate opportunity.
photography by Ted Dayton
The sweet aroma of freshly baked cinnamon buns, fragrant winter pine and the familiarity of family and friends evokes inviting memories of annual Christmas gatherings. Where novelty typically cores the quintessential hub of our hectic lives, there is something reassuring about the notion that some things are meant to last.
Publishers' Note: While the title of this piece may seem mildly alarmist, we at Inside SCV Magazine really do believe that the issue discussed here is of major importance to our community. Thank you for taking the time to read it - and thank you in advance for helping keep Santa Clarita strong.
Don't miss the boat; Santa Clarita's biggest New Year's Eve extravaganza - LETMESAIL's Bon Voyage Ball - was a sell out last year. And with good reason...
To ring in 2009, guests will again enjoy delicious food, including hand-passed hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner and a scrumptious dessert bar. Swinging music provided by the Bump City Band will encourage party goers to dance all night long.
Like the life-boat loading rules of the Titanic, we will chat about the famous people first (Sorry, Tom Hough. You're well liked enough, but you've got about 22 more letters to climb until you make it to the D list.).
Saturday, November 29
Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano" is a musical journey through American history. Go back in time via the ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century, the swinging sophistication of the '20s and '30s and the innocent optimism of the 1950s. "White Christmas," "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "There's no Business like Show Business" are just a few of the popular tunes you'll be humming after the show.
October was a month filled with atta-boys/girls and lots of back patting (sometimes flexibly achieved by folks who were both the patter and patee). Nothing new there. However, in a strange twist, most, if not all of it, was more than deserved. Here's the round up...
Most of us are worried about our financial futures. In part, it's because we didn't major in economics. But it goes beyond understanding spread sheets. In truth, there are real lifestyle and personality issues that play a role in how much - or how little - we have in our bank account. Here's what local experts have to say about the traits of the financially independent.
Featuring information on some of the best places in town, in categories like American, Asian, Fresh Eats and Mexican Cuisines, Catering & Events, Wine Bars and Desserts!
For Santa Clarita residents, it has been a busy month.
Let's start with what we only can guess was a major swoon-fest by 30-year-old women who should, let's be honest, have gotten over their crushes by now. Seriously. Former star of "Saved by the Bell" and current hottie Mark-Paul Gosselaar recently previewed "Raising the Bar," TNT's new legal drama, with some pals (including Chris Schauble of "Today in L.A.") at All Corked Up.
Booth sales are well under way for the 24th-annual Home & Business Expo, hosted by the SCV Chamber of Commerce. Expo is set to begin Friday, October 10 and continue through to Sunday, October 12. Expo is held at College of the Canyons, at the corner of Rockwell Canyon and Valencia Boulevard.
This year's Heart of the West auction is peppered with more than one spicy way to go beyond the confines of the 5 and 14 freeways. Of course, there are lots of cool ways to make your everyday living space resort-worthy, too. Here are just some of the dozens of live auction items up for bid - and each dollar raised directly benefits the beloved equestrian therapy program, Carousel Ranch.
Save the Date!
Thursday, October 2 to Sunday, October 5 Loose Goose Wine Festival The fourth edition of the Loose Goose Wine Festival is nearly here, with up to 100 different wineries expected to participate. Experiences include pre-event wine pairing dinners at Salt Creek Grille and Mojito, a lively wine- and cigar-themed golf tournament at Robinson Ranch and the glamorous Golden Goose Gala (the ultra-secret location is revealed to ticket holders the day of the event). Each set the stage for the amazing Main Festival Weekend at Valencia Bridgeport Park.
Domestic violence is never funny. However, sometimes what people chose to wear at the Domestic Violence Center's second annual golf tournament was.
This year's Boys & Girls Club Auction drew hundreds to the temporarily-baseball-themed Mann Biomedical Park for a night of heavy bidding (not be confused with "imbibing," though there was plenty of that, too).