Shirley Laurino, 55, of Stevenson Ranch is a full-time special education teacher. She's also a calendar pin up.
A bathtub is her canvas, the light her paint. Carrie Gordon of Canyon Country was passing by her bathroom two years ago when she first noticed the amazing geometric shapes cast as shadows on her tub. It was mid-morning and the light was filtering through the blinds as she brushed her teeth.
If the thought of preparing dinner on Dec. 25 puts you in a panic, you're not alone. Many revelers like nothing more than heading out of the house for a delicious holiday meal, served up with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment.
Turning 65 does have its advantages. That's the milestone when seniors can apply for Medicare, the federal health insurance program that covers most U.S. residents 65 and older, as well as those who have received Social Security disability for at least 24 months, have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, or have end-stage renal disease. "When you become 65, you are automatically eligible for Medicare if you paid Social Security tax ...
Every year, millions of catalogs are sent out to entice holiday shoppers to purchase food gifts for their loved ones. Why purchase from companies as far away as New York, Oregon, or Maine when the Santa Clarita Valley offers tantalizing fare made right here?
Lorraine Jackson, 80, had to stop driving seven years ago due to a heart attack. Her sons, both police officers, were too concerned to let Jackson get behind the wheel again.
All Kirby Timmons wanted for Christmas was a well-deserved nap. Instead he got a reminder of what was truly important and the idea for his first book, "The Unopened Stocking," a charming new holiday yarn for dads and families who love them, published by Author House and available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers. The Valencia resident and former television writer originally wrote the story for family and friends. "When I ...
Like most teenage girls, Rachael Odle, 16, of Canyon Country loves to shop. She particularly enjoys shopping for people she's never met.
Dancing. Singing. Origami. Bingo. There's never a dull moment during the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's Adult Day Care program, which opens its doors to seniors and the disabled Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It's a wee bit o' Scotland in the Santa Clarita Valley. McLaren's Shortbread, a deliciously dense, buttery, crumbly concoction, is handcrafted from a family recipe handed down by her husband's mother to Andrea Slominski of Valencia. "We started out giving our shortbread as gifts to neighbors and teachers. They started ordering from us to give out to their friends and family," Slominski said. "Then businesses began to order 20 to 50 boxes for their clients ...
The cuisine may be thousands of years old, but Peruvian tastes are fairly new to the Santa Clarita Valley. Inca Bistro, located in the former California Pasta Works space on Copper Hill Drive, offers a delicious way to sample the sensational spices and savory fare.
The holidays are an exciting time for many families, a festive opportunity to eat, drink, and share gifts with one another.
There's something brewing in Mitch McMullen's world and this time it's not just coffee.
When Dennis Recchia saw his elderly mother struggling to remove the compression hose prescribed as a result of her medical problems his creative mind sprang to action.
Valencia resident Mike Wilson was on the way to semi-retirement when, on the recommendation of his sister, he ate at a Jersey Mike's in Camarillo.