This Weekend: What’s Happening Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Dance Downtown: Learn how to dance Gangnam Style and other K-Pop dances on July 12 from 6:30 p.m.-10 the Music Center Plaza. A live DJ will spin top tunes while a dance instructor teaches you how to move. Every … [Read more...]

Worth The Drive (or the Metro): Free Events at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you haven't had a chance to venture downtown, consider taking a short trip by car or Metro this summer.  The restaurant scene is growing daily, while the cultural scene is exploding from Music Center events to the Downtown Art … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food Festivals, Tutoring Freebie, Comedy, Music and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG SPECIAL FREEBIE! FREE Summer Math Tutoring Offer: Sherman Oaks resident and math tutor extraordinaire, Annie Katz, is offering FREE tutoring sessions to only TEN readers that's worth $70.   For this summer … [Read more...]

Fourth of July 2013: The Ultimate Guide to Fireworks Celebrations In and Around San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG It’s always fun to go out to the beaches to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July, but there’s something to be said about staying close to home (like not facing the 405!).  Check  out this list of spectacular firework … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Guide: Outdoor Cinema with Entertainment, Food and Fun

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BY KAREN YOUNG Moviegoing  takes on a whole new vibe at these summer viewing venues that combine a party atmosphere with eating and entertainment. Movies on the Green :   Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills is the locale for this … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Summer Happenings All Over Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Hairspray Dance-Along at Grand Park:  Bring your best poodle skirt, bouffant, and 60's moves (like the “stricken chicken”!) for a screening under the stars of celebrating the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Lots of Fun for All Ages from the San Fernando Valley to Downtown to Santa Monica

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: It's the first Friday in June so that means it's National Doughnut Day (a.k.a. donut). Little known trivia fact — the day actually started in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army to … [Read more...]

Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

Health & Fitness Finds: Fitness Guru Dove Rose-Grennan Talks Juicing

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BY DOVE ROSE-GRENNAN Editor's Note:  We are thrilled to introduce our new columnist, Dove Rose-Grennan (left), who will be curating all the best info about health and fitness. Dove is  the owner and creator of Dove’s Bodies and has been … [Read more...]

Travel: An Excursion to Cambria and Paso Robles Wine Country

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BY  MARY MCGRATH     Itchy to get out of town, it was time to plan another excursion.  I’d heard some great things about Paso Robles, and thought we’d partner with a stop in Cambria to round out the adventure. It was a … [Read more...]