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Out and About (May 18, 2012)

Here are some editor-selected events you can enjoy within a two-hour drive of the Santa Clarita Valley.

California Strawberry Festival

May 18, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Jim Walker: Misplaced calls and crises of conscience

A few months ago, I got a couple calls to my cellphone from a "restricted" number. These calls were several weeks apart, and I let both go directly to messages. Both messages turned out to be from a certain local business, and both were intended for "Benjamin," who I am not.

May 18, 2012 | By Jim Walker | Local Columns


New technology saves time, energy

If your clothes washer has begun to walk across the laundry room during its spin cycles, and your dryer "dries" about as well as a moist ocean breeze, it might be time for some new appliances. And, assuming you've been out of the washer/dryer game for a few years, you will be amazed at all the convenient and energy-saving features that are now available. With the help of Lowe's and some added insights from Kyle Kennedy, appliance specialist at our Saugus Lowe's, here is the news:

May 12, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Memorial Garden Tour

The seventh annual Memorial Garden Tour will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

May 05, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Escape Events Calendar (May 4, 2012)

By Jim Walker

May 04, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town returns to Valenica this Sunday, May 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and with the mild weather predicted, this will be a perfect way to join your friends at one of the SCV's signature events.

May 04, 2012 | Jim Walker | Escape Cover Story


Jim Walker: ‘Meat glue’ just might be our undoing

Just when we've dodged the pink-slime attack, they are at it again, my friends. Now, we have to be concerned about "meat glue."

May 04, 2012 | By Jim Walker | Columnists


Can you really tile by yourself?

So, you think it's about time you took out your green shag carpet and put in some elegant and contemporary-looking floor tile. You know all the advantages tile offers - cool in summer, ultra-durable and super-easy to clean - but your budget is fairly small.

April 28, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Out and About (April 27, 2012)

Here are some editor-selected events you can enjoy within a two-hour drive of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Santa Barbara area

April 27, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Golf in the SCV

You can see them from the freeway and also from surface streets, as their green expanses wind among housing tracts and trees. They are the golf courses, public and private, that are a major attraction in the SCV for insiders and outsiders. Golf is big here, and beautiful, challenging facilities await you. You can play 18 or nine, use a driving range or practice your putting, then cool off at the clubhouse. Here are the big for courses in the SCV:

Robinson Ranch

April 27, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Escape Cover Story


Escape Events Calendar (April 27, 2012)

By Jim Walker

April 27, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Jim Walker: Idioms that make our animal friends ‘go wild’

When I find myself facing a column deadline in an unusually short week, as mine is this week, I usually take the easiest route available - and, of late, that has had me mining the wealth of idioms floating around in the weird word world.

April 27, 2012 | By Jim Walker | Columnists


Do your part, garden organically

So you've decided to do your part for the environment, as well as your own health, and this year your backyard garden is going to be "organic." But what exactly does that mean, and how do you accomplish it?

April 21, 2012 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Whether you dress up in a period costume and walk about with an ale in your fist and a bad English accent on your lips, or you go in 2012 shorts, T-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, the color, pageantry and fun of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire will provide you with a day like no other - transporting you back to Elizabethan England (or a reasonable facsimile). You will enjoy jousts, processions, comedy, dance, delightful food and, if inclined, a variety of spirited drinks. It's all good tymes, suitable for the entire family.

Entertainment

April 20, 2012 | By JIm Walker Escape Editor | Escape Cover Story


Out and About calendar (April 20, 2012)

Here are some editor-selected events you can enjoy within a two-hour drive of the Santa Clarita Valley.

Festivals and Shows

April 20, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


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