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.
Chosen "most humorous" in his high school yearbook, Paul Ogata has certainly lived up to the prophecy. The Valencia comedian won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 2007 and has been featured on television's "Late Late Show," as well as regular stints on Comedy Central.
If we are what we eat, what does that say about the health of the average American pet? With increased rates of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and many other ailments that similarly affect humans, Fido and Fluffy's diet is becoming of paramount concern to their owners.
The hands that clutch the blankets are new and frail. The hands that knit them are weathered and experienced. Though they never touch, both are kept warm by a new knitting project at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Three decades in the business hasn't dampened restaurateur Joe Comella's passion for good food and good times.
Ken Wiseman is issuing a challenge to fellow locals - 12 hikes in 12 weeks. "It's healthy, it's fun and it beats a treadmill," Wismeman said. It will also help a good cause. Wiseman will lead the SCV Search and Rescue Team Trail Challenge, which begins Sunday and costs a tax-deductible $50 for the 12-week program. Corporate sponsors such as B & B Manufacturing and AMS Fulfillment, pay a rate of $250, plus $50 for ...
It was 1976 and like much of the nation, Chris Nehls was captivated by "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," a made-for-TV movie starring John Travolta.
How does a 19th century Norwegian play coincide with 21st century America? In Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman," a family is crushed when the patriarch, a bank manager, illegally speculates with his customer's money. The repercussions are all too familiar. "He lives the rest of his live focused on what could have been, while his wife, sister-in-law, and son each find their own ways of dealing with the scandal. This play was chosen last spring, ...
Need to lose weight? Get fit? Stay social? Reduce your anxiety? Chris Morley has a one-stop solution for you - walk it off!
Portraying the young version of an evil genius is all in a day's work for 13-year-old Sterling Beaumon. The Canyon Country resident has been acting, singing, dancing, and skating his way into stardom since scoring a Hollywood agent at 3 with a rousing rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."
With unemployment on the rise and stocks on the decline, families across America are cutting back on their monthly budgets. While many are choosing to cut back on "luxuries" such as entertainment, food is usually right at the top of the necessities list.
When the going gets tough, the tough get baking. At least that's the philosophy of Nancy Olmos, owner of Clarice's Cake & Candy Supplies. Olmos teaches four or more hands-on baking classes per month at her Newhall location, the Santa Clarita Valley's only independent baking supply store, which carries everything from edible "spray" paints to Elmo-shaped baking pans.