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.
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.