Bouncing up and down and chattering, 2-year-old Fiona wielded her popsicle like a staff and climbed atop her mother's lap until she felt tall enough to command the attention of the room.
For the last three years, Doug Meek dropped everything to care for his ill and immobile wife, never allowing the notion her disease could kill her.
What fears have you faced? What has paid off, or even set you back? What did you walk away with after looking fear in the face?
On the first taping of his new gig, Valencia resident and producer Dave Berg stood aside the stage of "The Tonight Show," wringing his hands.
Years ago, I stood deadly still at the bottom of an escalator at LAX, strapped into my backpack and clutching a suitcase. I couldn't move. It was the first time I was truly scared to try something.
For 93-year-old veteran Alex Varga, World War II is now a collection of stories: the rains of enemy fire, the stifling presence of death and one momentous call to heroism.
Enveloped by the tall pines and rocky peaks of Yosemite National Park, the Marquez boys explored the open fields and bright wildflowers as their parents watched on – this is where the Santa Clarita family came to escape.
On the Fourth of July in Santa Clarita, don't pay attention to the noisy firecrackers, the funny hats or the sailing Stars and Stripes - they'll be there next year.
Stepping off a red carpet and into the building, guests were greeted by Romanesque volunteers fanning the walkway with palm fronds.
About 20 years ago, Santa Clarita residents John Kiraly and Krysta Hendrix-Davis met at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, a special preschool for children with hearing loss.
Wearing a suit complete with coattails and a cummerbund, eighth-grader Robby Good took a breath before he lowered his baton, sweeping two hands through the quiet auditorium at the Placerita Junior High Spring Concert. The soft, curious tones of flutes and strings flitted across the orchestra - 65 young musicians uniformed in black formal wear.
Santa Clarita resident Kayla Tinucci has had thousands of shoes in her lifetime: pink ones, black ones, green ones, trendy ones. The list goes on.
Thousands of viewers watched April 25 as KTLA Early Edition news anchor and Stevenson Ranch resident Chris Schauble wept into the shoulder of his birth mother, her hand gently hovering over his head as she whispered in his ear.
Enveloped in a crowd of more than 1,000 runners, recovering quadriplegic Aaron Baker, 35, sat in his wheelchair at the starting line of the Wings for Life World Run in Santa Clarita last Sunday.
Cross-legged and barefoot, 13 CalArts students sat on the floor, poised in front their instruments with their hands at the ready.
A decorator wove ribbons and sprigs of pine together across the mantle, draping them in small twinkly lights. Natural materials adorned the Christmas tree, bringing a trendy, yet refined, rustic look to the holiday scene. Accents of burlap, birch branch and bird feathers tied the design together.
Holiday season is busy season in features. Around this time, changes in the air and little lights on roofs start reminding people of the sentiment of the season. And they reach out to share their stories.
It was a night of honor bigger than the Santa Clarita Valley as Zonta Club paid tribute to two local past presidents of international clubs at its 30th annual Celebrity Tribute Dinner.
As 17-year-old Belicia Cespedes walked up to her door, about 30 of her family and friends readied for the surprise, falling into position in the kitchen.
From her shimmery blush-toned eye shadow to her pink rubber soles, Mindy Burgess wears her passion every place she can fit it - and it doesn't fit on her sleeve.
When Wendy Thrush was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to decide how much she would let the disease into her life.
Wine was poured and grapes were stomped - all in the name of a good cause - at Reyes Winery's fifth annual Harvest Festival to benefit the Wish Education Foundation in Agua Dulce on Sept. 6.
Lexus of Valencia has increased sales by 130 percent from January 2012 to January 2013, in part to new management and a focus on the fundamentals.
Auto sales are frequently a driving force in any local economy, and Santa Clarita is no exception.
At Galpin Santa Clarita, more than 81 percent of employees, including the entire upper management team, are local residents.
In an industry muddled with "opportunists" and "complexities," a pair of Freds at American Family Funding strives to provide clarity, community and trust.
In 1987, Neal Weichel and his wife bought their first property – a condo in Santa Clarita. Since move in day, Weichel has raised a family, put his stamp on the local real estate market and tapped into what he feels is the pulse of the community.
When Brent Griffiths opened his first store on Lyons Avenue in 1979, Santa Clarita was just starting to take shape. Master plans were still just plans, and large-scale advertising campaigns were reserved for corporate budgets.
Despite the continuing trend of filming heading for other states, owner Monica Harrison of L.A. Film Locations is expanding her list of clients, bringing significant revenue and opportunity to local property owners, businesses and families.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opened its first Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in mid-February, assisting the post-surgical transition home through education and supervised exercise.