The Eagles' lyric, "Take it to the limit one more time," from the song, "Take it to the Limit" (surprise) is pretty much the mission statement many people live by.
On Thursday and Friday we caught a break from the super-heat-wave, with weather that made the SCV feel like Cabo San Lucas. But even so, this recent hot spell has been a wakeup call to many local residents who have suddenly realized that their air-conditioning systems are not operating at peak efficiency - or not operating at all.
Food trucks seem to be everywhere these days … surrounded by eager customers, who are drawn in by the heavenly aromas wafting from the trucks' cooking vents. In fact, if you attend an outdoor event and there are no food trucks on hand, you wonder who blew it.
Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival presents 'Macbeth' Towsley Canyon Park, 24335 The Old Road, Newhall, CA 91321 Phone: 661-799-3378 Website: www.scshakespearefest.org Facebook: facebook.com/scshakespearefest Friday, July 13: "The Tragedy of Macbeth," presented outdoors at Towsley Canyon Park. A special preview performance will be held on July 13, with the $25 ticket including dinner by Outback Steakhouse, beverages, dessert and coffee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Pre-show begins at 7:30 p.m. ...
There was another "high-speed" police chase on television this week. But, don't worry, I'm not going to rework that topic.
You have a gardener who comes by twice a month, and an automatic sprinkler system, so you figure your home's landscaping requires no attention from you. But then you take a week's vacation - and, upon your return, find your front lawn has turned brown and the mud from a six-inch-deep trench in your planter is now spread out over your driveway.
The summer heat is on, and with it comes the overwhelming desire to cool off with a frozen sweet treat. And whether your tastes lean toward ice cream or frozen yogurt, or both, the SCV is home to more than enough establishments of icy desserts to satisfy your cravings. While space prevents us from listing their menus, here is all you need to know to get started on a summer of sweet delights.
J.R.'s Comedy Club 27630 The Old Road, Valencia, CA 91355 Phone: (661) 259-2291 Website: www.comedyinvalencia.com Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m.: Don McMillan Repertory East Playhouse 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321 Phone: (661) 288-0000 www.repeastplayhouse.org Friday, July 13, 8 p.m.: "The Laramie Project" opens Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.: "The Laramie Project" Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m.: "The Laramie Project" Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival presents 'Macbeth' 24335 ...
In recent weeks, several friends of mine have "celebrated" big birthdays – you know, the scary kind, with a zero as the second digit in the age, and where the birthday parties are "accessorized" by black balloons … and where grown men cry.
If the finish on your kitchen faucet and related hardware is more akin to corrosion than chrome, or if your bathroom plumbing fixtures were put in when disco was the dance craze, it's well past time to change these out. And if you are doing kitchen or bathroom remodeling on a larger scale, the plumbing fixtures might just be the focal point from which you begin.
This year the Fourth of July comes on a Wednesday, which might make weekend going-away plans a little harder to organize. But you have the day off, right? Well, never fear, a Wednesday Independence Day in the SCV offers plenty to do for the whole family, from early in the morning until well after dark.
My friends, nothing stops office production like television coverage of a high speed police chase- as presented from the news helicopter following the fugitive's car. People gather around the TV set in fascination because, even though such chases don't always end in horrific crashes, this is the closest thing we voyeurs can find to "watching a train wreck" in progress.
While many of your favorite restaurants, wine bars and pubs will continue to host great live music throughout the summer, there are outdoor concerts aplenty coming up. The styles of music are many and varied, and the best part is the concerts are all free. Music in the Park Series
I think last year at this time I bemoaned the fact that the longest day of the year (which in 2012 was two days ago, amigos) begins the summer.
The ants are antsy, the bees are busy, the gophers are going, the rats are racing, the mice are munching and the spiders ... well, they've been multiplying all winter. And the bigger animals, such as skunks, possums and raccoons, are out on the prowl.