From wine and chocolate to music and dance, the world is a muse for artist Evie Cook.
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.
Kevin Mather loved to ride his bike. On July 3, 2009, the Valencia resident pedaled along Sierra Highway with a dozen buddies on a beautiful Southern California morning.
It's summer, the season of travel. Whether you're heading out on a plane, train or automobile, there are special considerations seniors should make to ensure the safest possible trip, according to Dr. Michael Garcia, endocrinologist and staff physician at Valencia's Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Wrigley Field. Fenway Park. Yankee Stadium. More than 30 stadiums in all.
Looking for a fun, fairly low-maintenance pet? Consider adding a fine, feathered friend to your family.
Attendees of all ages received a living history lesson during the veterans celebration held at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall on Saturday.
Whitney Houston once sang, "I believe that children are our future. … Teach them well, and let them lead the way."
Editor's note: Assistant features editor Michelle Sathe is on a book tour of the United States with her recently published book "Pit Stops." Her canine companion, a rescued pit bull mix, will be available for adoption June 26 when Sathe returns to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two or three days a week, you'll find Clare Storey at Castaic Animal Shelter. A volunteer for three years, Storey will check in with staff, then go off to the kennels to see which animals are new at the shelter, and introduce herself. It could be a week-old kitten that needs socialization or a starved dog that needs fattening up. Last week, it was a horse that needed its hooves done. Storey held the horse while the vet went to work.
If you're one of the millions of senior Americans with osteoporosis, you may already know that bone loss associated with the disease can lead to more serious conditions, such as bone fractures.
Unlike most kids her age, Ashley Green, 11, of Valencia, is not fond of video games. She prefers to play with physical toys, ones that challenge her mind.
Five years ago, Howard Charnaw, 69, of Agua Dulce was overweight, suffered from arthritis and, in his own words, was "one step away from a wheelchair."
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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