Take a ride in a Mammoth Mountain snowcat for one of the most unique excursions in the Eastern Sierra. Visit one of Mammoth’s most scenic spots, Minaret Vista.

Family Fun Winter Adventures

By Michele E. Buttelman  If the recent 80-degree holiday weather made you long for cooler winter family fun, it’s time to plan a trip to

Heavenly features 34 miles of groomed trails covering 4,800 skiable acres, making it the largest ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area.

Winter Ski-tastic

By Michele E. Buttelman  Weather forecasts are encouraging for an improved winter snowpack this season, which means that California ski areas may expect new dustings

Raise your voice and your spirit in this annual holiday tradition at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles that offers fun, cheer and a whole lot of music for the entire family.

Ring in the New Year 2023

By Michele E. Buttelman  The New Year is almost here. Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in SoCal style. This year New Year’s

Give Something Different this Year

An experience they’ll always remember  By Jim Walker  Recent psychological research indicates that experiences bring more happiness than possessions do. And so, following that thinking,

Julefest in Solvang features thousands of lights illuminating the Dutch village and hundreds of small Christmas trees outside of local businesses.

California Christmas Towns

By Michele E. Buttelman One moment you’re basking in the sun, frolicking at pool parties and gasping at the cost of your summer air conditioning

Tiffany Dumas takes a photo of her family during the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Barnyard Lights Your at William S. Hart Regional Park on Saturday, 121821.

Holiday Fun!

By Michele E. Buttelman  It seems as if there aren’t enough days left in the rest of the year to enjoy all the holiday fun

The Thanksgiving Table

By Michele E. Buttelman   Your Thanksgiving table might look slightly different this year. The cost of a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner has increased significantly from

The Festival Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet runs Dec. 10-24 at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine.

Holiday Entertainment

By Michele E Buttelman  It’s never too early to plan your holiday entertainment activities. Tickets to many events are often sold out if you wait

Plan B Wine Cellars is a high-end craft winery specializing is red varietals.

Ventura County Wine Trail

By Michele E. Buttelman  According to the Beverage Trade Network California is the largest wine producing region in the United States with more than 1,200

The logo for the CalArts 50th Anniversary.

CalArts at 50

By Michele E. Buttelman  In 1961 legendary animator Walt Disney and his brother, Roy O. Disney, guided the merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of

A Caldron Full of Fun

Exhuming last-minute Halloween activities in the SCV  By Jim Walker  As we enter the last days before Halloween, you might wonder if there is some

Sales Manager Beth Culhane displays popular Halloween horror masks and accessories and costumes on display at A Chrous Line, Dancewear & Costumes in Valencia on Tuesday, 100521.

2022’s most popular Halloween Costumes

New research has revealed this year’s most Googled Halloween costumes in every state.   The research conducted by fashion experts Boohoo analyzed Google Trends data to

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest will feature a new scare zone, CarnivHELL. Step right up and enter, if you dare, into this once-thriving circus that's been taken over by a carnivorous band of carnies.

Halloween Thrills and Chills

By Michele E. Buttelman   Boo! It’s time for Halloween fun. Put up the spooky spider decorations and cover everything with cobwebs. Then head out and

Make Family Birthdays Fun Again

By Michele E. Buttelman  Now that social gatherings have returned to family calendars there are  many opportunities to make family birthday celebrations fun and unique

A 2004 photo of the historic “Oak of the Golden Dream,” the site of California’s original gold discovery in 1842.

SCV’s Top Family Hotspots

By Michele E. Buttelman  It’s October and everyone is comfortably settled back into their routines of school and work. However, don’t forget to play, as

J. Cazaurang is the name of the first owner of this historic 120-year-old building in Pasadena featured on the Pasadena Ghost Walk. The two-story brick building began life as a hay and grain warehouse.

Haunted California: Ghost Walks

By Michele E. Buttelman  ‘Tis the season for all things that go “bump in the night.” When October arrives it’s natural to start thinking of