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The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento is considered the best railroad museum in North America. Photo California State Railroad Museum.

Vacation in Sacramento 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Sacramento is more than just the state capitol of California, it is a diverse region with attractions ranging from the Gold

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” which opens June 2, may be among the top grossing films of the summer. Courtesy Sony Pictures.

Summer Movie Entertainment 

By Michele E. Buttelman  The effects of the current Writers Guild of America strike won’t be felt in the movie theaters, or on television, this

If your guest room hasn’t been turned into a home office, storage room or home gym, it may still need updating before summer guests arrive. Photo James DeMears Pixabay.

Is Your Home Ready for Summer? 

By Michele E. Buttelman  With the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions residents of the Santa Clarita Valley could find themselves, and their homes, as popular

Memorial Day BBQ

Though summer officially starts in June, for many, Memorial Day is the annual first chance to get together with friends for a warm weather cookout.

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

Cheesecake fans have ancient Greeks to thank for this beloved dessert.

Mother’s Day Desserts

MACKENZIE FILSON  We love our moms and we don’t know about you, our moms really love dessert. And when you really think about it, dessert

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

Dinner and Dessert in the SCV

Or just a memorable dessert By Jim Walker Sometimes, you want to go out for a great dinner, followed by a dessert that goes beyond

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 SCV’s Most Romantic Restaurants 

Where to celebrate that special evening  By Jim Walker  If you’re still trying to make up for a blown Valentine’s Day, or have a relationship-celebratory

The city of Santa Clarita will host the annual Neighborhood Cleanup on April 29. Register at 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