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Posted: December 6, 2008 9:05 p.m.
Updated: December 7, 2008 4:59 a.m.
Don't forget to wish Linda Lambourne, former field representative for Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, a very "Happy Birthday" on Wednesday!

Pet photos with Santa
Pet Assistance Foundation will offer pet photos with Santa to benefit low-cost spay and neutering. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, at the corner of Seco Canyon Road in Saugus. Photo packages start at $10. This fun family tradition has been held in the Santa Clarita Valley for more than 15 years.

Allan Cameron has played Santa to all manner of SCV pets including lizards, ferrets, dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs. Pets and owners can pose together for photos they'll always treasure. All photo proceeds go to animal welfare in the SCV. Santa Clarita Pet Assistance is run completely by local volunteers with no paid staff.

For more information or to donate call (661) 260-3140.

"The Legend of Wunderbar"
Local artist and equestrian Judy Reinsma will sign copies of her new children's fable "The Legend of Wunderbar" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Valencia Sports Saddlery, located at 26046 Bouquet Canyon, between Magic Mountain Parkway and Cinema Drive.

A fantasy tale about a brave horse with antlers who successfully faces many challenges, "The Legend of Wunderbar" emphasizes the power of love, positive values, devotion to family and overcoming a sense of inferiority. Reinsma is a Saugus resident and also provided the many vivid illustrations.

Book info contact: (661) 296-6869. Valencia Sport Saddlery: (661) 255-6713.

Santa Clarita coupon book
Shop more, pay less. Enjoy Santa Clarita restaurants, attractions, car washes and more with the "Enjoy Santa Clarita" coupon book benefiting the Valencia High School marching band. The book is full of special offers, including four free car washes, an oil change and pizza, all with no additional purchase required.

You'll also find page after page of discount coupons for your dining and shopping pleasure, and it's 98 percent local to Santa Clarita merchants and restaurants. Limited time offer: only $20 per book (don't forget to order at least one for yourself!) Coupons valid through December 2009. E-mail or call (661) 299-4000 to place an order.

Trees for Troops
Nancy Roatcap of Nancy's Ranch will play host to a "Trees for Troops" drive spearheaded by the Christmas Spirit Foundation today.

FedEx, a co-sponsor, will drop a trailer at the Magic Mountain Parkway location to be filled with trees donated by area growers and the public over the weekend.

Trees donated at this location will arrive at the Presidio in San Francisco Wednesday. Nancy invites the public to participate by sponsoring a tree for a military family.

A $45 tax-included donation will send a 6- to 7-foot Noble or Fraser fir to the base in San Francisco with a note from the sender attached.

"I have personally pledged 10 trees to the program," Nancy said. "I am hoping the public will also come out and sponsor a tree for a serviceman's family so we can load up the truck with 50 or 60 from the Santa Clarita Valley area."

Info: or contact Nancy Roatcap (661) 433-2803,

Michele E. Buttelman is the features editor of The Signal. She can be reached by e-mail at or by calling (661) 259-1234.


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