April 24, 2019
  • 8:00 am Henry Mayo officials, nurses agree on new contract to avoid strike
  • 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

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 […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]


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.

A box is stuffed with assorted donuts.

In a world where freedom from gluten is a choice and butter can be substituted with coconut extract, the donut has lost much of its stock as the working person’s treat. Locally-sourced, herbaceous gelato and Postmated cake pops have seemingly pushed the simple pleasures of a fresh-baked glazed out of the collective diet, and for […]