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Painting course at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center proves to be hit among local seniors

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.

July 18, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Inspired by the world around her

From wine and chocolate to music and dance, the world is a muse for artist Evie Cook.

July 17, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Long and winding road comes to end

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?

July 17, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Microchips a big help for lost pets

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.

July 16, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Good eats for strong beats

Grilling, rather than frying. Adding more fresh produce to your diet. Cutting back on salt.

July 11, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Triumphing over spinal cord injury

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.

July 08, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


Ensuring safe travel for seniors

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.

July 04, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Newhall couple covers all the bases

Wrigley Field. Fenway Park. Yankee Stadium. More than 30 stadiums in all.

July 03, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Friends of a different feather

Looking for a fun, fairly low-maintenance pet? Consider adding a fine, feathered friend to your family.

July 02, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Young and old celebrate vets

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.

June 27, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Looking to the future of animal rescue

Whitney Houston once sang, "I believe that children are our future. … Teach them well, and let them lead the way."

June 26, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Saving the bullies in Baltimore

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.

June 19, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Praise for a pooch protector

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.

June 18, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Staying mobile with osteoporosis

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.

June 13, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


It’s no puzzle to find family fun

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.

June 10, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


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