Upcoming Events in SFV – August 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, Aug. 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18. Fri Aug 9th LOS ANGELES: Afro Carnival Weekend - Friday through Sunday - The premier event for the unification of the diaspora through music. On the [...]

7 tips and tricks for flea market finds

If you're a flea market fiend, you already know plenty of ways to find the best items and the best deals. But for those of us who aren't as well-versed, here are some tips from the pros. I'm also including some San Fernando Valley flea markets to check out [...]

Upcoming Events in SFV – July 2019, Part 2/August 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, July 26, 27, 28 and Aug. 2, 3, 4.  Fri July 26th HOLLYWOOD: Beasts from the Sea! - ZJU Theatre - Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through Aug. 3; 8 - 11 pm. Zombie Joe’s [...]

Red Cross needs blood donors

The American Red Cross recently issued an emergency call for eligible people to donate blood. Individuals of any blood type are requested to come one of their locations to help out. According to the San Fernando Sun, "about 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community [...]

Beat this heat at a splash pad

It's splash pad time. The temps are high but the kids still want to go outside. Unless you have a pool at home, it's time to pack up the swimsuits and sunscreen and head to the nearest splash pad. Here's a list of places you can go to cool [...]

Upcoming Events in SFV – July 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in the San Fernando Valley during the next two weekends, July 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21.  Fri July 12th LOS ANGELES: Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits – La Brea Tar Pits and Museum - From 5 to 8 pm. Friday [...]

Still have fireworks? Don’t get burned this weekend!

Did you know fireworks are illegal where you are? According to 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, "fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities." And even though the official day may be over, we still have the unofficial July [...]

Where to watch fireworks in the San Fernando Valley on July 4

What would the 4th of July be without fireworks? Good thing we don't have to find out! While there are locations with admission fees, the ones below are FREE to attend. Please note that you may need to pay for parking, though. If you want to watch a bunch [...]

Free Things to Do in LA this Summer 2019

If you read my Upcoming Events posts, you know there are a lot of fun and FREE things to do in LA and the SFV. In case you want to make plans way ahead, here are some links you'll want to bookmark. The big cheat sheet of free & [...]

Bigotry Ban Passes in LA

Los Angeles City Hall In April, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the civil and human rights ordinance. This means that discrimination and other forms of bigotry will be prohibited. The vote for the ordinance was 12-0. There will also be a commission to investigate violations of residents' [...]

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