Restaurants: Go French in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG You don’t have to be French to celebrate Bastille Day on  July 14.  Think of it as another reason to relish independence and experience one of the many multi-cultural restaurants in the San Fernando Valley.   From casual bistro … [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...]

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...]

Freebies and Deals for Tax Day and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Today is tax day, so hopefully you've gotten your taxes done or have filed an extension.  If not, you can still get a deal! Some businesses in the 818 (and all over L.A.) are marking tax day and other days in April with … [Read more...]

Val Kilmer is Mark Twain at the Valley Performing Arts Center

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BY LUCY POLLAK   Actor Val Kilmer, who grew in Chatsworth, will be back on his home turf on Saturday, April 6 when he performs his one-man show, Citizen Twain, at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. Val Kilmer, famous … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Dozen Leftover Egg Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY While exploring the history of the symbol of the Easter egg I also realized that it is represented in many other faiths. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Hunts in and Around the San Fernando Valley 2013

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Spring Fling at the L.A. Zoo

BY KAREN YOUNG Big Bunny’s Spring Fling This annual event features a slew of fun activities—pet a fuzzy bunny, plant your own carrot, have your face painted, make a be-a-bunny craft, have your photo taken with Big Bunny (for a nominal … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Pink Peeps Bunny

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Easter is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spring. The beauty in the warmer days and the symbolism of rebirth and renewal can be powerful. It is also just plain fun. Any holiday surrounded by chocolate is a great holiday to … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Fresh Books for Spring

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BY JO PERRY New books and classic stories bloom this month for young and emerging readers. Chicks! by Sandra Horning with detailed illustrations by Jon Goodel is a satisfying look at the life-cycle of the chicken for emerging readers.  … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Tomatoes, Cheese, a Bunny, Fancy Eggs, Museum Discounts and More Movie Deals

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Tomatomania!  It's happening today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tapia Brothers Farm Stand.  Tomatomania! is an heirloom tomato seedling sale featuring almost 300 tomato varieties. Wear your Tomatomania! … [Read more...]