Barbara Larson was getting ready for bed when she felt it, a grape-sized lump near her left breast.
Spaghetti and meatballs are on the menu today, which makes the clients along Jackie Cortes' Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Home Delivered Meals route very happy. "I love spaghetti and noodles," said Ray Acosta, 88, who waited in his garage for Cortes' arrival on a late Thursday morning. "This is often the only meal I get. It helps me. Otherwise, I don't know if I would eat or not." Acosta is one of more than ...
Her son Grant is all grown up and miles away, yet Suzanne Miladin, of Valencia, never stops stepping out in his honor.
Death is inevitable, yet not everyone plans for funeral services. Not only is pre-planning a way to make sure burial wishes are honored, it can take a tremendous load off grieving relatives, noted Rick Payner, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary family service counselor. "When families walk through our doors, a death has occurred, and it's often the worse day of their life," Payner said. "Their heads are spinning and they don't know exactly what ...
With his short-cropped blonde-brown hair and bright blue eyes, it's hard to believe 20-year-old Steven Cummings was a practicing junkie just 27 days before.
Whether she's meeting clients, working side by side with staff or chatting with volunteers, Rachelle Dardeau, the newly appointed Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center executive director, clearly enjoys her job.
It was a simple note on a blue piece of paper. "Thank you to the policeman." Seeing it caused Deputy Joe Trejo of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station to break out in a broad grin. "It's always nice to be appreciated," Trejo said as he accepted dozens of such letters during the Notes of Appreciation event held at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall on Thursday. The project was a joint venture ...
Colorful, peaceful and low-maintenance tropical fish can make for fantastic pets. "Fish are great for kids, to learn the responsibilities of how to care for a pet," said Paula Wattana, owner of Valencia Pet, which carries a large variety of tropical fish, as well as the tanks and hardware necessary for their care. "It's easier than a dog or cat, and being able to sit and relax and watch fish swim is very tranquil." The ...
Now that school's back in session, how do you make the most of that after-school time for your children?
It was hard enough losing her daughter to diabetes. Losing contact with her grandson Cole afterwards was almost equally crushing for Corinne Cobbe.
How did a vegetarian from Canyon Country end up as the butcher for one of the nation's hottest restaurants?
As my dear friend Robert likes to remind me, I have a lot of male chi. My favorite bands are Rage Against the Machine and Social Distortion. Until very recently, I proudly drove a dirty, black four-wheel-drive truck. My makeup routine is the occasional swipe of mascara and, for fitness, I walk my pit bull mixes, Sam and Buster, every morning through the woods where we live, rain, snow or shine. There is no pastel ...
Though Dusty's parents are the ones on vacation, he's not exactly slumming it at 2nd Home Dog Boarding in Acton.
Times are tight for most Americans. In families with children, expenses can really add up. Often the first thing to go from the family budget is dinner outside the home.
There was a tropical flair in the air as the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall celebrated its volunteers with a luau on Aug. 7.
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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