Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Valley Relics Museum

In 2013, San Fernando Valley local Tommy Gelinas founded The Valley Relics Museum, with the intention of preserving and sharing the valley’s rich history. The museum, originally located in Chatsworth, houses over 20,000 items dating back to the 1800s. Some of their prominent collections include signage from old businesses in and around the valley as well as pinball machines and arcade games from the now closed Family Fun Arcade in Granada Hills. It also includes a collection of valley-made BMX bikes from the 1960s and 1970s.

Now located near the Van Nuys airport near the corner of Balboa and Stagg, the Valley Relics museum only showcases about 45% of their collection at any given time. They have also added a gift shop with San Fernando Valley themed shirts, bags, mugs, and other items. Admission to the museum is $10 per adult. Seniors are $8 and children under ten get in for free.

For more information, visit their website at

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Events around the 818

It’s that time of the year again when hearts, flowers, and chocolates seem to follow you everywhere you go. If dinner and a movie isn’t quite what you have in mind and you don’t really want to take that drive outside of the valley, you can check out some of these events happening in your very own neighborhood.

Wine& Design: Wine & Design in Burbank is holding a Date Night event entitled, “This Heart’s for You”. You and your significant other get to paint a masterpiece together. Event will be on February 14 at 7pm. The event is 21+. They serve wine and beer and encourage you to bring your own snacks. For more information, visit their website at

Duff’s Cakemix: Decorate a cake at Duff’s Cakemix in Tarzana. One ticket includes TWO guests to share one cake kit (6″ round cake). Snacks and sweets are provided along with games and a raffle. Open to all ages (ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Visit them on Facebook @DuffsCakemix. Event starts at 7pm.

Geeky Teas and Games: Come join in the fun! Geeky Teas in Games is hosting Couples Game Night (your date plays free) from 2pm – 10pm on Valentine’s Day. Visit them on Facebook @geekyteas for more details.

Bamboo Bistro: For Valentine’s Day, Bamboo Bistro, a Filipino dine-in restaurant in Panorama City, is serving up delicious Filipino food while San Fernando Valley locals serenade you with classic love songs sure to pull at your heart strings. The event starts at 7:30pm. Bamboo Bistro is located at 8615 Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City 91402.

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant: Nothing says “I love you” like a special dinner with your loved ones. The 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant is dishing out a delicious limited menu for Thursday. Make your reservation now. For more details, visit

Villa Terraza: You’re cordially invited to a celebration of love and friendship at Villa Terraza in Shadown Hills. The Italian restaurant is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe dinner menu, including a glass their house wine. Call in to make reservations at 818.875.4051. Check out their website for more information

The Odyssey Restaurant: Valentine’s Day at the Odyssey Restaurant gives you romantic experiences to choose from: a Valentine’s Day Gala from 7pm-12AM featuring a grand dinner buffet, dj, and some photo booth fun; Or a romantic three course dinner menu at their private dinning room.

Softcream Café (re)Opens, Expands its menu

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with some Dole Whip but not wanting to drive to Disneyland nor pay for a ticket to the happiest place on earth? Well, look no further 818-ers! The Softcream Café has you covered!

Under new management, the Softcream Café reopened its doors last week, expanding their menu and remodeling their space to accommodate more customers. While still offering their flagship product, soft serve ice on whimsically designed sugar cones, their menu now includes paninis, coffee and espresso beverages, fresh juice, and a wide variety of pastries to choose from. Vanilla bean, Dole Whip, taro, Dutch chocolate, matcha, and banana are now the main flavors of their softserve. Additional toppings are available upon request.

All menu items are priced between $1.50 to $8. Softcream Café is open Monday through Saturday from 8am-9pm and on Sundays from 10am-9pm. It is located at 9717 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324, in the same shopping complex as Kabuki Sushi and Kogiya Korean BBQ.

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