Preparing for the SoCal Rainy Season

Traditionally, February is the rainiest month in the San Fernando Valley. That means you need to be prepared. Rain: What's the big deal? To people from other parts of the country, rain is just rain. It can be a nuisance or a blessing, but, in general, it's usually not [...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Haven't made plans for Valentine's Day yet? Even though it's tomorrow, there's still time to enjoy the day at the last minute and on a budget. Plus, these ideas include alternatives to the usual romance-themed activities and can include your family and friends rather than just one Valentine. • [...]

Upcoming Events – February 2019, Part 1

Here’s your guide to what’s happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Feb. 8-10 and 15-17. Fri February 8th HOLLYWOOD:  SoulfulofNoise Ladies Night -- Lucky Strike Hollywood - SoulfulofNoise is a diverse Live Music Experience featuring the best independent artists in Southern California. Includes sock drive for the My Friends [...]

Ernest Batchelder: Man of Many Tiles

Close-up of the tiles on the chimney of Batchelder House. Pasadena artist and educator Ernest Batchelder was the tilemaker of the early 20th century. He founded the Batchelder Tile Company in Pasadena in 1909 and designed beautiful, unique terra cotta tiles. He was "a leading designer of the American [...]

Local SFV Charter School Application Deadlines

Deadlines are approaching for San Fernando Valley charter school applications for non-residents. See below for enrollment lottery deadlines. (Please note this is only a partial list, NOT a complete one.) Visit the following link to see the full charter schools directory for Los Angeles Unified School District: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/1827 • [...]

Why Los Angeles Is a Great Place For Seniors

Guest blogger:Barbara Thompson,Senior Care AdvocateSeniorHomes.com Whether you're new to the City of Angels or looking to downsize from an existing home in Los Angeles, the metro area has a lot to offer seniors in retirement. No town knows how to party quite like L.A., and the celebration doesn't end [...]

Upcoming Events – January 2019, Part 1

Happy New Year! Here's your guide to what's happening in SFV during the next two weekends, Jan. 11-13 and 18-20. The best part? They're all FREE! Fri January 11th NORTHRIDGE: Huge Kids Sale - Valley Kids Consignment - While it's FREE to attend, you'll want to bring your wallet [...]

Top 3 Residential Christmas Light Displays in SFV

Photo by Laura Musikanski. 'Tis the season for the Clark Griswold in all of us to come out. So after you finish watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the twenty-fifth time, go check out these light displays that would make even Cousin Eddie proud. Candy Cane Lane - Woodland Hills - [...]

Best Trick or Treat Neighborhoods Around LA

Put your kiddos in costumes and prepare for a unique Trick or Treat experience in the best LA neighborhoods in San Fernando Valley. From Pasadena to Downtown LA to Santa Monica and beyond, here are the most visited neighborhoods: Toluca Lake Toluca Lake is legendary for trick or treating. [...]

The Best Pumpkin Patches | LA 2018

Taking the kids out to a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect specimen to make a Jack O'Lantern is a Halloween tradition for many families in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. So, with that in mind, we picked the best pumpkin patches around Los Angeles for the month [...]

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