There's no better way to celebrate life than with a glass of wine - and I'm not alone in my enjoyment of the fruit of the vine. The Santa Clarita Valley boasts nearly half a dozen wine bars and wine tasting locations.
It is winter ... and the vines are sleeping in DiMaggio Washington's Acton vineyard. The 550 vines in his one-acre vineyard need their rest because spring will soon arrive and the plants will be expected to begin the hard work of growing the grapes for Washington's private label Rancho Santiago Estates wine.
January is already halfway in the history books, but before we leave the holidays of 2008 behind completely, I would like to share a message I received from Ivan Price, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation.
The fine line of writing a book review is to entice the reader into wanting to read the book without giving away too much of the book's storyline.
It was an ideal fundraiser for families with small children, an evening out at Scooter's Jungle in Valencia where kids could be kids and parents could visit - or play along.
Leapin' Lizards! America's most beloved musical, "Annie," is back in 30th anniversary tour running for eight performances Jan. 13-18 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
It may not have had the glitz or glamour of Cannes or Sundance, but the fourth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival offered SCV residents the chance to view the works of emerging filmmakers in the comfortable setting of the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.
Taking the "uncomfortable" roastee chair at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge in Canyon Country on Saturday, Jan. 24, will be Carl Goldman of KHTS AM 1220.
If you taped that SCV events calendar to your refrigerator last week there's a couple of dates that need to be changed. The annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit the SCV Senior Center will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21. The intriguing "Night at the Coconut Grove" celebration for Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley has been moved to March 10, 2010.
Film Fest at The REP
For those who adore the craft of acting as I do "How Cissy Grew" now playing at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo is an astonishing piece of theater. A character study drawn almost in pen and ink this powerful one act resonates - leaving the audience to ponder the implications of "nature versus nurture" long after exiting the theater.
Welcome to Pacific Standard Time! I hope everyone remembered to "fall back" last night.
There was "Fashion... and All That Jazz" at the 24th annual Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Fashion Show held Oct. 26 at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City.
Happy New Year and here's hoping for a fine 2009.
Purple balloon sculptures of grapes on the vine waved gently in the breeze and "marked" the spot of participating locations for the inaugural "The Wine Affair ... Sip, Stroll and Savor the Sounds" held Oct. 19 on Town Center Drive in Valencia.
Do you know what you're going to be for Halloween? Halloween arrives on Friday with costumes, treats and spooky fun. However, the "ghoulish" season will soon be over and instead of pumpkins we'll be carving a turkey and decorating the tree. Where did the time go?
Last chance for Ghoul Mines