The band is playing, people are cheering and Julia Jay of Valencia is clapping along at her 100th birthday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. Dressed in a snappy red suit, Jay, who turned the century mark on Oct. 16, blew out her candles with ease and seemed genuinely surprised at all the fuss.
Wish lists for pet rescues are lengthy: Soft, warm beds for the kennels. Food, treats, and toys. Collars and leashes. Funds to keep the doors open.
As a child, Diane Israel's home life was unmanageable - clinically depressed mother, mentally disabled brother and a domineering father who pushed her to the emotional brink.
Party like a rock star? How about dress like a rock star - and help talented bands find their way to the spotlight at the same time.
Honestly, pizza doesn't really ring my chimes. Dough, tomato sauce, cheese...yawn. Usually, I just eat the cheesy, saucy part and leave the soppy crust behind.
From pit bulls to poodle skirts, no topic is too hot for the participants of "Live, Laugh, Love," a weekly group that meets at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
They move as if one, a half dozen actors from a silent, slow-motion kung fu movie. Arms unfurl into graceful characters, while legs pivot the torso to the next scene.
In the mood for something Latin, but not quite sure what? Mexican, Cuban, Peruvian? Any of those caliente cravings can be satisfied at La Rumba Latin Mix in Saugus.
At 41, Kim Smith had it all - loving family, flourishing career, and a body so fine, she was a regular model in "Shape" magazine.
It was just about lunchtime when the impromptu dance broke out.
Bonnie and Clyde were lucky to make a getaway. Instead of being gunned down by cops, the brother and sister miniature pinscher-Manchester terrier mixes were waiting on death row at the Baldwin Park shelter before being rescued by New Leash on Life.
In a valley of franchised fast food, authentic ethnic joints like Grill Kabob often get overlooked.
The stairs were becoming a problem for Jennifer Duke and her husband Errol Adams. Too steep for her multiple sclerosis, the shaky railing unsafe for his cognitive disability.
Though he looks more like a '50s auto mechanic than a modern-day punk rocker, Mike Ness still has the chops and the heart to keep fans young and old clamoring for more.
Most workouts don't advocate just hanging around.
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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