It's been nearly two years since Escape last visited Bella Cucina and, in that time, there have been a few changes. Most notably, the large outdoor patio is now shaded and has plastic roll-down windows to block the breeze, yet still allow the beautiful view to be seen. It's the perfect place for a summer sundown dinner or a large party. The patio also has cooling fans, a television and when, things are busy, its own bar.
By Jim Walker
William S. Hart Museum officials have raised the curtain on a free silent-film-era exhibit featuring items that were used in the movies "The Artist" and "Hugo."
Comedian Bobby Collins will perform at J.R.'s Comedy Club in Valencia tonight, Friday, March 9 and tomorrow night, Saturday, March 10.
This column originally ran in the Ventura Star in 2011.
As our 2009 vintage of pinot noir is put to bed, we can now turn our attention to the 2010 vintage we have in barrel.
The Society will appear at The Repertory East Playhouse this Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Prepare Yourself to Laugh! You have to see the show to believe it. Family-friendly improvised music, comedy, scenes, the works. If you've seen "Whose Line is it Anyway" you have an idea of what kind of hilarious, energetic comedy that team improv can be.
On Sunday, March 11, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon. The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California: The failure of the St. Francis Dam, on March 12, 1928, killed more than 450 people, leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock, and changed the way dam safety was addressed forever.
This is Part I of a two-part series.
You come in for the delicious and well-priced food, of course. But you also come in to see your "family." And beyond that, you can take away a little daily inspiration when you need it. The food and the family are a combination that has made Cathy's Delicatessen Restaurant in Newhall a tradition for 12 years (and, actually, long before that, when Cathy's was Danny's). And the spiritual uplift is an additional benefit offered since the Traba family took over the ownership of Cathy's last July.
By Jim Walker
The Mardi Gras Madness 5K and Mini Madness 1K will be held at Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia this Saturday, March 3, at 8 a.m. The event, presented by the Santa Clarita Storm track club, benefits SOAR (Students Off And Running) and will feature KTLA 5 Morning News Co-Anchor Chris Schauble as master of ceremonies.
Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company will dance a repertory program including the West Coast premiere of "On Earth Together" choreographed by Brown and set to the music of Stevie Wonder, "Ebony Magazine: To A Village" and Brown's critically acclaimed "Grace."
By Jim Walker
Sam's Flaming Grill is becoming a bit of a phenomenon in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth local Sam's opening in Newhall this past August, following closely on the heels of the third location, in Valencia, which opened last May. (The other two locations are in Canyon Country and Saugus, opening in 2003 and 2008, respectively.)
I watch a lot of reality television. In fact, I probably watch too much. I know, for example, that if you sign up to run "The Amazing Race" the first thing you need to do is to take lessons driving a manual transmission car.