This spring, at a time that typically signifies the end of flu season, swine flu is dominating international headlines and causing widespread concern within the Santa Clarita Valley.
Bernie and Dorothy Katz of Newhall danced as if newlyweds, giggling and holding one another tight when not demonstrating their finely honed moves on the floor.
Trying to save a few bucks when her kids were young, Valencia's Lorelai Dunbar not only sewed their clothes, she made them big - sometimes real big to accommodate their growing bodies and her small budget.
When Kris Ghassimi was 17, she almost drowned after a boating accident. As a parent, she vowed never to put her daughter in the same position.
Five days a week, four hours a day, volunteer Cecil Bernstein sits in "her" chair in the front lobby of Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, passing out information, signing up participants for health screenings, soliciting donations, and welcoming visitors.
The nation's top dog has deeply disappointed the homeless dogs of America and their supporters.
The Brittany Foundation, a non-profit humane organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless dogs, has several dogs for adoption:
The approach of swimsuit season used to terrify me, until I discovered tankinis. Nowadays, panic strikes my heart at the thought of revealing my feet in the strappy sandals of spring.
The members of the Assistance League of Santa Clarita are taking steps in the right direction to help local children.
Every Easter, Olga Kaczmar puts all her eggs in one basket. These are no ordinary eggs, however. They are works of art decorated in a traditional Ukrainian technique known as pysanky, where intricate patterns are etched in layers of dyes and wax and given to friends and family on Easter. When expertly done, the colorful, prism-like effects on the finished product can often be as dazzling as a Faberge egg. "Artists and crafty people really ...
What should be a joyous time in an expectant mother's life can be quite the opposite when their spouse is in the military. A solo delivery and not sharing the miracle of childbirth are just two hardships some women often experience.
Meals with Jennie Chester Moran are raw affairs. Literally. At a cooking class held March 25, the owner of "Jen's Raw Truth" showed students how to make everything from soup to brownies without the use of a stove or oven. Instead, Chester Moran used her trusty Vitamix and dehydrator to avoid raising temperatures above 115 degrees, the point at which many raw diet proponents believe food's inherent nutritional properties are destroyed. The results were decidedly ...
When Al met Ann in 1948, it wasn't exactly love at first sight, but it was close. The two were working at Bendex, an aviation company in North Hollywood; he in the parts department, she in the assembly line. A co-worker set them up. "She said, 'There's the cutest guy with the most beautiful blue eyes. Would you meet him?'" Ann recalled. "He wanted a date that evening, but I made him wait until we ...
Homeowners associations, or HOAs, act as the rule-setters for neighborhoods across the Santa Clarita Valley. If SCV Off The Grid has its way, HOAs will also become the trendsetters in the environmental movement by using their considerable clout and finances to help homeowners go green.
As a former professional baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays, Dan Trujillo of Saugus was used to striking out once in a while. He didn't expect to get struck down with a heart problem in the prime of his life.
SueAnn O'Connor of Valencia has had a lot of dogs in her life, but never one quite like Lulu.
Maverick has spent several months at Advanced Care Animal Care Center in Canyon Country, but the senior cat is far from sick. He's looking for a new home and veterinarian/owner Amanda Gillen felt her office was a good place to start.
Blooming flowers and blossoming plants signal the start of spring across the Santa Clarita Valley. The season has been known to trigger environmental allergies not just in people, but for their pets, as well.
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