Editor's note: Signal Feature writer Michelle Sathe will be taking a seven-week sabbatical to promote homeless dog adoptions. She is taking a rescued pit bull, Loren, along with her as a companion and mascot during their cross-country trip. The Signal will be following Sathe's and Loren's trip every Sunday with a column on their latest adventures. This is the duo's first column from the road.
On our first full travel day we made it to the Grand Canyon. We arrived around 7 p.m. and met Stefanie, a former Brittany Foundation volunteer who lives in Utah ...
Editor's note: Signal Feature writer Michelle Sathe will be taking a seven-week sabbatical to promote homeless dog adoptions. She is taking a rescued pit bull, Loren, along with her as a companion and mascot during their cross-country trip. The Signal will be following Michelle and Loren's trip every Sunday with a column on their latest adventures.
Turning 40 can make people do wild things. Switch careers. Move to another state. Buy a Harley. For me, the milestone is an opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime and spread a message near and dear to my heart - increasing ...
Over a half-century ago, Millie Ballace worked at MGM and 20th Century Fox as a backup musician in the orchestra. She hadn't touched her violin much since that time, until picking it up at the Cowboy Festival a few years ago.
"It was hard for me at first, playing along with others," Ballace said. "But then I started practicing every day. I thought it would be great to start an orchestra again."
She's jumped off buildings, crashed cars and survived the Titanic. And yes, she's a mother, too. Canyon Country stuntwoman and life coach Terri Cadiente has thrived on the physical challenges she faced on television and film sets, often doubling for actresses like Pamela Anderson and Ashley Judd.
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.
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.