This Weekend: Holiday Happenings with Santa, Gladiators, Shopping, Theater and More

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 BY KAREN YOUNG FROM THE MDF HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FILES: THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON CLICK BELOW: The MDF Guide to Festive Holiday Lights and Boat Parades The MDF Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating Across Los Angeles Shop Local: The MDF … [Read more...]

The My Daily Find Holiday Guide to Festive Lights and Boat Parades 2012

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Griffith Park DWP Festival of Lights is not happening again this year.  According to the DWP website, " it is taking a holiday, as a major water infrastructure project is under construction on Crystal Springs Drive." … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Winter Celebrations, Unique LA Shopping, Giving Back, Auto Fun and Theater for the Holidays

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Snow in Studio City this Sunday.  Photo: Courtesy Studio City Residents Association

BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT! FRIDAY Downtown Burbank Holiday Cheer:   Downtown Burbank kicks off a month-long celebration filled with free seasonal events from December 1 through January 1, 2013. It all begins with the Mayor's Tree Lighting … [Read more...]

Outdoor Ice Skating across Los Angeles 2012

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BY KAREN YOUNG Who said there is no winter in Los Angeles? Grab your mittens, hats, scarves and wooly socks, and head on out to one of these outdoor ice rinks. From Downtown to Westwood, Culver City, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks and the Valley, … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Small Biz Saturday, Shopping Deals, American Idol’s Phillip Phillips and More What To Do

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BY KAREN YOUNG MY DAILY FIND FAVES OFFERING SPECIAL SALES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND THANKSGIVING WEEKEND     Sy Devore: This legendary Studio City store named after the man who was the “tailor to the stars” … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Twilight Treats, Holiday Kick-Off, Ceramics Sale, Go Green, Flea Market Finds, Volunteerism

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Celebrate "Twilight" at Big Sugar today; Holiday celebration at Westfield Topanga.

BY KAREN YOUNG   THROUGH JANUARY 1 HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: THE BIG SUNDAY HOLIDAY LIST: This community service organization has nearly 125 different ways for you to help this year ranging from providing Thanksgiving dinner … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   ALL WEEKEND WOODLAND HILLS ICE: This outdoor ice rink next to Westfield Topanga is open for the season through January 27. It features over 7000 square feet of real ice, offering daily recreational ice skating … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening in San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG SATURDAY AND SUNDAY     AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS MARKETPLACE AT THE AUTRY: More than 185 Native American artists will be on display atthe Autry’s annual Marketplace. Featuring the finest in contemporary and … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Spook-tacular Spirits for Halloween

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Spooky cocktails.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY While the kids are off trick or treating collecting lots of sweets here are some “ spooktacular spirits” for the adults from the mixologists at Total Wine & More.  In addition to the ingredients in the recipes below, … [Read more...]

Halloween 2012: Free Yard Haunts in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG These spooky haunts are created in the yards of private homes and run through Halloween night — and they’re free (donations appreciated)—but make sure you check the individual dates as they differ. Also, don’t forget to … [Read more...]