THIS WEEKEND: How to Spend Your Time Through Presidents Day Weekend

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BY KAREN YOUNG          TONIGHT! Dining and Dancing Extravaganza:  The  Sportsmen's Lodge  has something very special for the day after Valentine's Day — a musical  extravaganza with dinner, dancing … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Spend it San Fernando Valley-Centric

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BY KAREN YOUNG       (PLACE THE CURSOR ON THE PHOTO AND SCROLL TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT) Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend: Harrisons in Tarzana has absolutely beautiful diamond necklaces (see above photo) in stock for … [Read more...]

The Wine Find: The Demise of Two Buck Chuck — and Upcoming Wine Events

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BY BARBARA BARRIELLE As most of you know already, Trader Joe’s pulled an overnight price hike on their (can we say) legendary $1.99 Charles Shaw brand wine.  Now at $2.49 (really TJs, a 25% increase?) I say why bother.  In fact, except for … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening Around Town

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BY KAREN YOUNG       Super Bowl Sunday:  If you're planning to watch the game , but want to get out of the house, check out these sports bars and gastropubs across the 818. Menopause the Musical at the El … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening This Weekend and Some Special Events Running Through February

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BY KAREN YOUNG Ladies Night Out in Burbank: Tonight is the night  (and the last Friday of every month), in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. Get your friends together from 6 to 9 p.m. for a store-to-store party filled with super sales, wine … [Read more...]

THE WINE FIND: Tasting Events All Around Los Angeles

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BY  BARBARA BARRIELLE Local Wine News to Note:   The San Fernando Valley's  own Shawn Halahmy and his Shai Cellars 2009 Adome just scored 92 points in Wine Spectator—an amazing wine at a stellar price. ($30).  65% Syrah  and 35% Cab. … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What to Do All Over L.A. — MLK Jr. Day, Sales, Photo L.A., National Day of Service, Wine Tasting, Art and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG National Day of Service: President Obama started the National Day of Service four years ago to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. with the belief that service should be part of everyone's life. Be a part of … [Read more...]

This Weekend: No Pants Metro Ride, Dodgers in the 818, Accessory Sale, Stargazing, Comedy, Art, History and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Harrisons Jewelry and Gifts Storewide Sale: Everything in this Tarzana store is 20% off through Saturday.  Stop by and peruse a beautiful and unique selection of jewelry and home accessories.  Winter Stargazing: … [Read more...]

Embrace Your Inner Renaissance Self With Classes for the New Year

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BY KAREN YOUNG It's the beginning of the new year and the perfect time to learn something new.  Of course there's yoga, pilates and fitness studios galore at every corner, but here's a handful of alternate ideas for classes located in the 818 … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening Around Town for All Ages

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BY KAREN YOUNG Kingfisher Road: This ultra-cute gift shop on Topanga, south of Ventura in Woodland Hills, has got most everything marked down for their annual super sale to get ready for new inventory. Get 50% off on Friday, 60% on Saturday … [Read more...]