This Sunday marks Earth Day 2012 - the 42nd annual celebration of a 1970 event that was designed to promote environmental awareness and protection. And the question that naturally comes to mind after all that time is: Has Earth Day succeeded in those goals?
So, you're tired of your kitchen, with its 1980s look, cracked tile on the counter and its crowded cabinets. In fact, your master bathroom is no prize, either, having become the kind of place where only mold feels comfortable.
By Jim Walker
So, I put on the TV news the other morning, and the first thing I saw was video clips of brutes smacking women around and stealing their smartphones. And I learned that the FCC and the major wireless carriers in the U.S. have agreed to create a central database of stolen cellphones in an effort to reduce their resale value and, therefore, cut down on the appeal of phone theft.
Are you suffering from aches, pains, tension or stress? Do you wish you could dip your old body in healing waters?
The outfits and attitudes in "Barefoot in the Park" may be from another time (the 1960s) but these things only add to the story's nostalgic charm. And the underlying issues of finding love and making relationships work are as important today as they have always been. When you mix in the brisk pace encouraged by Director Ingrid Boydston, and some very talented actors, the classic play is a delightful walk in the "park" at the Canyon Theatre Guild.
The musical "Anne of Green Gables" opened at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall this weekend, and for yours truly, viewing it on Sunday afternoon, it provided a sweet and charming finish to an exhausting weekend. From the opening ensemble number, where most of the cast members, younger and older, filled the stage with song, to the uplifting finish, I couldn't stop smiling.
By Jim Walker
It's been a very long time since someone invaded my personal space so closely during a conversation that they "got in my face."
There's nothing that says "renewal," "rebirth" and "springtime" like attending an Easter Sunday service - and then stuffing yourself to the ears at a buffet, followed by sleeping the afternoon away. I mean, after the restrictions of Lent, you need to pack on the calories in preparation for the soon-to-come yard work season, right? Herein we offer-up the details on many of the Easter Sunday buffets around town. Some of these are Easter-special and some are the same every Sunday. But it's all good.
By Jim Walker
By now, most of you out there have become aware of the "pink slime" crisis regarding our nation's beef supply, particularly as it relates to school lunches.
The Stewart family - Tony, his wife Monica, and their two daughters, Jamie and Ronnie - has lived in the Old Orchard II development in Valencia since 1991.
Whether you're a train fan or merely looking for something new and interesting to do this weekend, you will find what you're looking for just up the road in Fillmore at Railfest 2012.
"Journey's End" opened at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall last Friday night, and I count myself as fortunate to have been there to experience it. Though it ran a bit long the first time out, I left the theater knowing it had been an evening well-spent because I had been both moved and enlightened during my own journey to a different time and place.