Local Valentine’s Day Options on a Budget

photo courtesy of NIthi Anand@flickr.com Valentine's Day is almost here and it's the day most of us celebrate that special love we have in our lives. Whether you choose to spend this day with your other half, a first date, or with the friends you love...you can [...]

Giving Locally: Ideas for Donating to Non-profits in the San Fernando Valley

photo courtesy of Premier of Ontario Photography @ flickr.com So…after my last post about the “adopt-a-family” programs in the San Fernando Valley, I was asked by a few of you if there are any local non-profits that could use our help for the holidays?? Look no [...]

Where To Give Back in the SFV

photo courtesy of Daniel Go @ flickr.com It's the season of giving and there are many programs here in the San Fernando Valley to spread that holiday cheer. As you may know very well, there are many families that struggle to provide their family with a nice holiday [...]

Ways To Get Involved In Local Politics

San Fernando Valley pic courtesy of hector sanchez @flickr What a week! Just a few days ago, most of us exercised our right to vote in this beautiful country. This election has brought so much attention to the political system and so many strong opinions and [...]

Vote! Local Ballot Measures to Affect Housing

pic courtesy of Memphis CVB @ Flickr As you very well know by all the media, social media, and discussions happening about who’s voting for who…it’s election time! It’s often difficult to keep up with all the local measures that affect our communities. To help you [...]

Recipe of the Day: Vegetarian Ruben Burger!

Spring is a time of new beginnings and growth.  What better way to have a fresh start, than to make it a healthy start!  Enjoy this new twist on an old favorite:  The Vegetarian Ruben Burger! You will find this burger to be a great centerpiece for any BBQ [...]

Upcoming Events | February 2016 Part 2

Finish February strong with some fun and affordable activities here in un-seasonably sunny So-Cal!  Whether you head out with the fam, your furry friends or the one you love, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your un-wintery weekends! Fri Feb 19th DTLA - [...]

National Cheesecake Day

There are few things in life more decadent than cheesecake.  The smooth creaminess melting in your mouth.  Heaven.  So much so that National Cheesecake Day, 7/30/14 should really be a national holiday.  Luckily my dear friend Sarah Patrick at Sarah's Sweet Treats in Encino is a champion baker and [...]

Shake Rattle and Roll: Earthquake Tips

Earlier this week quite a few of us Valley folk--and Angelenos from all over--had the joy of mother nature gently reminding us she's still a force to be reckoned with.    For those in the Valley, we particularly felt the 4.7 earthquake whose epicenter was at Muholland and Sepulveda.  And [...]

Infographic: Home Improvements that Pay

Thinking of doing some remodeling this summer but not sure where to begin that long list you have planned?  Start here to see what will pay you back in the long run. Most people know the rule of thumb when remodeling is "kitchens and baths add most value".  But [...]

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