In the last few years the new fall television season usually kicked off on a fairly rigid schedule, with the major networks each taking a different week to debut their fresh, new programs.
By Jim Walker
This Saturday and Sunday the popular Wings Over Camarillo air show returns to Camarillo Airport, bringing with it a thrilling and educational outing for the whole family. The expanded flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines with more than 80 aircraft, including vintage planes, experimental planes and WW II fighters, bombers, trainers and transports. Ground displays will include a C-130 transport, P-3C Orion, NASA F-18 and the Sonic Boom F-16 Flight Simulator.
The latest incarnation of All Corked Up has transformed the former wine bar into something more - a lot more.
It's August and it's hot. Well, that's no surprise. But if the scorching days are keeping your family housebound, be reminded that there are plenty of cooling activities available in the Santa Clarita Valley, and within an easy drive nearby.
It felt like the balloon hung from a hook in the blue sky - a hook that slowly rose or descended as the temperature of the air inside the balloon changed. There was never any feeling of "danger," even when the balloon basket scraped the tops of lemon trees.
Take heart my friends, the television doldrums are about to be energized. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin on Friday, July 27 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 12. And, as most of us won't be making a trip to London, where the games are being held, the real Olympics for us revolves around the televised events brought to us by NBC.
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.
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.
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.
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
For fans of anime, Japanese animation, it's been a year of dreaming, sketching, sewing and crafting the perfect costume to pay homage to their favorite anime character.
The 2012 - 2013 season at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons has now been revealed and, as described by Adam Philipson, PAC managing director, "This is one of the most diverse and eclectic seasons we have ever hosted at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. I encourage you to explore this year's season, as there is sure to be something of interest for everyone in the family."
Amid one of the most-promising box-office seasons Hollywood has ever served up, three movies stand above the rest. The first weekend in May brought out "The Avengers," the ensemble adventure teaming Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man with such fellow Marvel Comics heroes as Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk. "The Avengers" captured the all-time box office crown for an opening weekend pulling in more than $200 million.