Jake Ehrenreich, 55, has appeared on Broadway in "Dancin", "Barnum" and "They're Playing Our Song." He starred for Joseph Papp at the Public Theater in the title role "Jonah," and performed Yiddish music in two Off-Broadway productions, "Songs of Paradise" and "The Golden Land". He toured internationally as Ringo in "Beatlemania," and performed with such diverse artists as Richie Havens, Greg Allman, Tito Puente and many others.
J.R.'s Comedy Club
The Friends of Castaic Lake hold a pride in the lake day on the second Saturday of each month, which is this Saturday, Jan. 14. This is a great way to get out and do something positive for our community. The group meets at the boat ramp at Castaic Lagoon at 9 a.m. and they will pick up trash until 11 a.m. Gloves, trash bags and trash pickers are provided; all you need to bring is a desire to make one of L.A. County's best parks even better.
Why not usher in 2012 with a peaceful experience outdoors? There are some choices available to you this weekend. Every Saturday, the Placerita Canyon Nature center offers a Family Nature Walk at 11 a.m. and a Native Live Animal Presentation at 1 p.m. There is no charge for these programs and they are fun for the whole family.
The following is Part II of a two-part series.
By Jim Walker
If you are like me, and hadn't ventured over to Gameday Sports Grille & Bar until recently, know that it's waiting for you Super Bowl Sunday - but you'd better hurry and reserve your seat.
When you get to eat your way across the Santa Clarita Valley as part of your job, you end up with far too many "favorites" to list at year's end. In fact, I'd say pretty much every restaurant I visited this past year was a favorite. But, with the heavy hand of space limitation squeezing my neck, I can only offer you four of my adventures here, along with the days those stories first ran.
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Whether you need some cool family togetherness, or just a morning wakeup on Jan. 1, The Santa Clarita Aquiatics Center has just the thing, with its sixth annual Glacier Slide Polar Bear Swim. The Polar Bear Swim will splash off at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, with the Aquatics Center doors opening at 8:45 a.m. Take a chilly ride down the waterslide. Enjoy coffee and hot chocolate after the plunge. There will be a commemorative gift for anyone who participates. The event is free to the public and spectators are welcome. Advance registration is encouraged.
I didn't need any more reason to be super-pumped for "The Dark Knight Rises," the third and final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy due July 20 of 2012.
If you somehow have it all together for Christmas when you read this, everything done that needs to be, know that Saturday, Dec. 24, the Placerita Canyon Nature Center offers you a serene respite from all the holiday buzz. The Nature Center will be open, with business as usual, including a Family Nature Walk at 11 a.m. and a Native Live Animal Presentation at 1 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil will return to the Santa Monica Pier with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top touring show OVO, which opens Friday, Jan. 20 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top).
By Jim Walker
The following is Part 1 of a two-part series.