April 20, 2019
  • 9:00 am Official update: Rep. Katie Hill raised over $600,000 in first quarter
  • 10:14 am Cartoon: Santa Clarita vs. Los Angeles
  • 7:30 am No agreement reached between Henry Mayo and nurses union
  • 10:00 am Suzette Martinez Valladares: Republican strategist, candidate for Congress
  • 7:00 am Rep. Katie Hill raises over $560,000 in first fundraising quarter

Earlier this month, the 7th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-Off announced that musician and The Voice contestant Karli Webster, local chef Leslie Kaz, celebrity veterinarian Karen “Doc” Halligan and The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer’s own Food Critic (me) have been selected as judges for the event on March 21. In a change of venue from […]

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Photo courtesy of Comedy Mashup.

On the first Friday of every month for nearly three years, comedians from Santa Clarita and the wider Los Angeles area assemble for the Comedy Mashup showcase at The Main (formerly the Rep House) in Newhall.

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A plate of Cathy's Deli Duck Confit Eggs Benedict sits ready to be served. Photo courtesy of Cathy's Deli

Best known for its elaborately flavored coffee creamers and toothsome seasonal jams, Cathy’s Deli has grown under Eric Tovar-Plummer’s stewardship into one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s most distinctive eateries.

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I find myself craving soup more than any other dish, regardless of the season. I’m not just talking about a chilly gazpacho in 110-degree heat, either: even during a Santa Clarita summer, nothing seems to hit the spot for me like a giant bowl of liquid goodness. But on those days when I order soup […]

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The Old Town Junction's New York Steak dish is garnished with carrots and mushrooms. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

On a sparkly Monday evening just before Christmas, colorful lights deck Newhall’s Main Street and the blocks-long row of restaurants that fill it. It is on this blossoming boulevard that Santa Clarita’s latest contender for your dining dollar has chosen to stage its home base. The Old Town Junction appears on the corner of Market […]

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It can take a hot minute for even the best-financed and most fastidiously managed restaurant to find its footing after opening. That much was in stark evidence last Friday, barely three days after Tomato Joe’s opened its first vegan-friendly Pizza & Taps location in Canyon Country.

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Photo courtesy of Piccola Trattoria.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, our eating options continue to proliferate nearly as fast as the new housing developments; and our own food journalism grows along with it.

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Try to remember, if you can, what an average night out on the town looked like in Santa Clarita ten years ago.

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Photo by Elias Tahan courtesy of 98 Degrees.

If you can forget bopping along to the end credits of Mulan, over which the massive hit “True to Your Heart” first played, then your heart has probably grown cold.

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Photo courtesy of Abby Leishman. Lincoln Hoppe, The Society's co-director, is pictured on the right in orange.

On a balmy night this past September, the comedy troupe known as The Society found itself facing off against half a dozen drunken hecklers. Kirby Heyborne, the co-director and co-founder, opened with his customary introduction, but was cut off when an audience member yelled “Wooo!” partway through. Never one to lose the moment, Heyborne deadpanned […]

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