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Super Bowl: Big Sunday on the Tube

Whether you are a fan of football or not, it's hard to avoid getting caught up in the hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl. This thing has grown over the decades until it is a social event that crosses gender and cultural boundaries. A record 97.5 million people watched last year's game!

January 30, 2009 | By Jim Walker Tube Talk | Food and Fun


Big game, big screen

Tick-tock brother - as you read this you only have eight days to get your widescreen television installed in time for your Super Bowl party. That's right. You know you're going to buy it.

January 24, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Escape Editor | Your Home


Theater in the Santa Clarita Valley

Canyon Theatre Guild (CTG)

January 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun


Things to do in and around the Santa Clarita Valley

Family History Fair

January 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun


Escape's SCV music calendar

All Corked Up

January 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun


Escape's Ski Spectacular

While nothing says "skiing" like stepping out your front door into an 80-degree Santa Ana wind, it actually is winter. And, on the hopeful side, there is, maybe, a chance of snow this week in the local mountains.

January 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Escape Cover Story


Better than bareroot

Sure it's gonna get cold again, but this recent warm spell probably has you thinking about tuning up your landscaping. It's not such a bad idea, either. Planting now gives things like trees and shrubs plenty of time to get established before the crazy-hot days of summer arrive. And if this line of thinking has taken hold of you, you're probably eyeing those plants-in-a-bag that are popping up at your local nursery. "Bare roots" they are called, and you can probably get a great price on them. But, as Richard Green of Green Landscape Nursery in Saugus ...

January 17, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


Escape’s 2009 Entertainment Guide

Happy New Year, and yeah, gas prices are inching up again. What's the solution? Stay close to home for your entertainment. Quality theater, music, art and other frostings-on-the-cake-of-life are right at your doorstep. Most of these offerings are cheaper than "over the hill" and many are free.

January 17, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Escape Editor | Escape Cover Story


Kyoto Sushi: Where the good times 'roll'

Do you like hand rolls or cut rolls? How about California, rainbow, dynamite or crazy rolls?

January 16, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Escape Editor | Food and Fun


Bust your clutter in 2009

Does your daughter make you close the garage door every time she is expecting company? Does she close all the bedroom doors before that company comes inside? Is your "filing" room or office both a fire and health hazard? Did you nearly sprain your ankle stepping on shoes overflowing from your closet? Has every horizontal space in your home become "temporary" storage for everything from old magazines to leftover screws?

January 10, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


Sweeping the chimineas

Chiminea - it sounds like a new Latin dance (hey, maybe we can start something) - but the chiminea (chim-ih-ney-ah) has actually been around a long time.

January 03, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


Home-buyer beware

"Don't let this happen to you," said the local man we'll call Mr. Broke.

January 02, 2009 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


Halloween haunts for free or a fee

Here's Escape's roundup of Halloween haunts for 2008.

January 01, 2009 | By Jim Walker Senior Escape Writer | Food and Fun


A winter wonderland — of safety

I know. You shelled out good money for that fresh-cut Christmas tree only a week ago, and you'll be darned if you're going to take it down before Jan. 2.

December 27, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


Protect yourself from paint poison

Ahhh, the smell of fresh paint! I always loved it, didn't you? Taking a snootful of air in a freshly-painted room always seemed new-life-affirming.

December 26, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home


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