Antiques in the SCV 

What are you looking for?  By Jim Walker  Antique, vintage, retro, collectable: The meanings of these terms are debatable and overlapping, and cover just about

One of the most picturesque spots for Mother’s Day brunch is Le Chene French Cuisine on Sierra Highway. Photo Le Chene.

Make it a Memorable Mother’s Day 

By Michele E. Buttelman  In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This year’s celebration

Professional musician Lance Allyn plays frequently in the SCV and at Salt Creek Grille. Courtesy photo.

Santa Clarita Entertains 

By Michele E. Buttelman  The loss of the Canyon Club at Valencia Town Center struck a blow to entertainment options available to Santa Clarita Valley

The city of Santa Clarita will host the annual Neighborhood Cleanup on April 29. Register at greensantaclarita.com to participate. Photo city of Santa Clarita.

Celebrate Earth Day April 22 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Every year it seems Earth Day events become larger and more important. Once a fringe, “tree-hugger” celebration, Earth Day has become

The California Wine Festival – Carlsbad is a two-day event which includes a Friday Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting and Saturday Beachside Wine Festival. Photo Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa.

California Beer and Wine Festivals 

By Michele E. Buttelman  May and June abound with California wine and beer festivals. There is a festival for everyone including those looking for high

Asilomar designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987 for the significant role it played in work of the YWCA and as an outstanding example of master architect Julia Morgan’s work. Born in San Francisco, Morgan was the first female architect to be licensed in California. Photo California State Parks.

California State Parks are Home to History

By Michele E. Buttelman  California State Parks are the home of 29 National Historic Landmarks, significant historic places designated by the United States Secretary of

Pub Trivia in the SCV 

Big fun, getting bigger  By Jim Walker  Whether you visit your local pub specifically because it’s trivia night, or take your deep conversations elsewhere on

Aerial view of Palomar Observatory atop Palomar Mountain near San Diego. Photo Palomar/Caltech.

Take Time to Go Out of This World 

By Michele E. Buttelman   From sci-fi to fantasy to real life science Southern California has numerous destinations for your inner “geek” to explore. There is

This Queen Anne style Victorian was the birthplace and boyhood home of author John Steinbeck.

California’s Literary Locations 

By Michele E. Buttelman   California may be most famous as the home of Hollywood and thousands of films and television shows, but it all starts

How to Attend Live Shows

A Day trip to Los Angeles is not complete without a bit of Hollywood show business on your itinerary. Luckily, there are multiple opportunities to

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is making its return in April after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival 

By Michele E. Buttelman  After three years of no cowboy peach cobbler, no cowboy trick roping, no cowboy gunslingers or cowboy crooners, the Santa Clarita

The popular Southern California day spa Glen Ivy offers daily classes, private cabanas and 19 pools which include thermal mineral baths, a hot and cold plunge, Saline Pool and lap pool.

Soaking Up a Spa Vacation 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Hey baby, it’s been cold outside!  This winter’s numerous cold snaps in the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied by snow, hail, rain

A carpet of yellow flowers cover the valley floor in Death Valley with mountains in the background. The wildflower "superbloom" of 2016 was a rare event for Death Valley that occurs only when conditions are perfect.

Wild About Wildflowers 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Wildflower season in Southern California is here. It normally starts mid-February and lasts through April. Because of the recent heavy rains

The California Strawberry Festival, May 20-21, is a celebration off all things strawberry, including strawberry funnel cakes.

Fabulously Fun Festivals

By Michele E. Buttelman   With each passing month since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of some of our favorite festivals and attractions more and