Emergencies, such as an earthquake or other natural disasters, can be scary for anyone. For seniors, such a scenario can be particularly nerve-racking.
Baron might not look warm and fuzzy, but say his name and he perks up his head just like a dog.
German Gonzalez, of Canyon Country, is used to the stares. It happens at the grocery store, the mall, at the park, whenever he takes his four young daughters out in public.
Want an easy way to stay fit? Try staying asleep longer. Studies, such as the one in the 2004 Journal of Clinical Endocrinlogy and Metabolism, show that lack of sleep can trigger a reversal of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. Leptin levels communicate to our brains that we are full, and are markedly dependent on sleep duration. Sleep deprivation results in triggering hormones in the nervous system that can lower leptin and leave you feeling hungry. ...
Curiosity doesn't just kill cats. Inquisitive dogs can often be the victim of a fatal snake bite, especially during hot summer months in the Santa Clarita Valley.
"The Absent" might be set in Washington state, but it has the Santa Clarita Valley written all over it.
If Mary "Molly" Hodson, 69, of Valencia, had her way, every American teenager would visit a Third World country. She's starting with her granddaughter Kayla Hodson, 16, a junior at Hart High School.
Writing has always been in Laurie Powers' blood. It just took a familial revelation to realize it.
One of the very few things I miss about living in San Fernando was the plethora of authentic Mexican restaurants that seem to line every block. Sometimes these were hole-in-the walls that had zero ambiance, yet served amazing food. Azul Tequila in Valencia, which opened this April, manages to bring home the incredible tastes of such a place in a beautiful atmosphere. With its dark blue walls, modern black leather booths and twinkly, multi-colored steel ...
It's the summertime refrain parents dread: "I'm bored. There's nothing to do."
Carol Leibowitz, of Newhall, always wanted to paint, but since she couldn't even draw a straight line on paper with a ruler, she felt it wasn't worth pursuing.
From wine and chocolate to music and dance, the world is a muse for artist Evie Cook. She touches on topics that affect everyone in her popular digital painting series called, "The Inspirational Canvas," which is on display at OutWest Marketing in Newhall throughout July. Prints range from $15 to $139 and are available unframed, framed or as gallery-wrapped stretched canvas squares. Cook adds sayings to each piece. Her first effort, titled "Create" is adorned ...
It was time for the part of our trip that I enjoy least: making up the many miles across the Midwest. This required a lot of caffeine and good music. Still, once the first few hundred miles went by and the caffeine buzz wore off, it became a test of will. Watching the GPS, I'd note, OK, we're halfway through, only 250, 200, 150, 100 miles to go. ... I can do that ... can't I?
Vanessa Brookman was driving home after a day of volunteering at The Brittany Foundation rescue shelter in Agua Dulce when she saw them - two dogs running loose on Sierra Highway, precariously close to traffic. It was Memorial Day weekend 2010.
Grilling, rather than frying. Adding more fresh produce to your diet. Cutting back on salt. These are a just a few of the tasty examples seniors can use to combat heart disease and stroke. On July 21, Shannon Camaing, LVN and Facey Medical Group case manager, will present a free workshop on "Senior Nutrition, and How to Reduce Your Risks for Heart Attack and Strokes" at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall. "Heart ...
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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