What would you say to David Koresh (the leader of the Davidian Cult who led his followers to a fiery death in Waco), if you had the chance? To Billy Carter, the beer-drinking brother of President Jimmy Carter?
Imagine that the most wonderful day of your life suddenly takes a left turn - and the child you hoped and prayed would be perfect - isn't. For families with children born with Down's Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and a host of other developmental, mental and physical disabilities, life can become very difficult.
In the small, nondescript brown building tucked well off a Glendale street is a treasure trove of Los Angeles history. Perhaps the greatest collection of photographic news images in private hands lies within the walls of the Watson Family Photographic Archive. The history of 20th century Los Angeles in still images resides in file cabinets and three-ring binders.
When John and Michelle Dow decided to remodel the kitchen of their Newhall home they thought back fondly on their travels through Europe.
In the penthouse of a Santa Monica oceanside condo Fay Huebsch welcomed family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. Huebsch was born on Aug. 8, 1908 in Chicago, Ill. Her 100th birthday party also brought together four generations of women to celebrate the centennial of the family matriarch.
The thriving nonprofit community in the Santa Clarita Valley has a new friend - HandsOn Santa Clarita (formerly the Volunteer Resource Center of SCV).
The Zonta Club of the SCV will honor a familiar face around the Santa Clarita Valley at its annual tribute dinner - Newhall's Duane Harte. The fundraising Celebrity Tribute dinner, scheduled for Friday evening, Nov. 7, at the Odyssey Restaurant in Mission Hills will honor Harte - an Un-Zon (the husband of a Zonta member) and 2003 SCV Man of the Year.
Anxiety. Elation. Angst. Homework. Report cards. PTA membership drives, science projects, tears of rejection or frustration, smiles of success. Back to routine, back to traffic jams. The cycle starts all over again this week as elementary school districts around the Santa Clarita Valley throw open their doors for another school year. With kids heading back to school during the "dog days" of August, it's important for them to stay cool and well hydrated - they ...
One of our favorite folks in the SCV, Duane Harte has been named the 2008 Zonta Club of SCV Tribute honoree. The event will be held Nov. 7 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Mission Hills (a refreshing change from the Hyatt). Duane is an Un-Zon (the husband of a Zonta member) and the 2003 SCV Man of the Year. I'm sure the evening's tributes will feature Harte's 23 years of service with the U.S. Naval ...
As summer reaches it zenith families spend more time outdoors - enjoying water play, barbecues, picnics, sports and other family activities. However, with the outdoor fun comes a risk of exposure to West Nile Virus - a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
Castaic resident Kelly Hackney's art recently celebrated a "coming out" party at Vino 100 in Saugus. Guests enjoyed wine and light hors d'oeuvres as they viewed a sampling of Hackney's fine art.
Blues music, cigars and great food - what could be more appropriate for a hot August night? "Hot August Nights" - a fundraiser to be held Aug. 16 at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia - will offer both fun and fundraising to benefit The Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes. This summer, The Painted Turtle Camp has welcomed 850 children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses to summer camp sessions that began in June. The ...
Known throughout the Santa Clarita Valley as one of the SCV's "classiest guys" Ed Bolden, exemplifies the life of an active senior.
When Mohan Sikand was 6 years old, he decided he wanted to live in the United States - San Francisco to be precise.
Welcome to August! One month closer to summer being over and temperature sanity returning! I'm really done with the "heat waves."
It is the secret that all quilters share said Glenna Beaver of Valencia, a quilter for 30 years: "She who dies with the largest stash wins."
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in the Santa Clarita Valley. I am always impressed at the number of fabulous fathers that live in the SCV!
The second annual Gentlemen for a Cause brought out nearly 100 attendees to bid on services and a few dates with 20 men to benefit Bridge to Home.
The 2012 Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant royalty will be hanging up their crowns Saturday evening at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, after a new royal court is installed during the 34th annual Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant.
When Emily Bush, 25, traveled to the "lost coast of New Zealand" for the action-adventure competition program "72 Hours," she wore a wrist full of bracelets she hoped would bring her luck.
Mother's Day is behind us but Father's Day is only a week away! Don't forget dad! It's time to do something special for your dad this year, ditch the tie and think of something fun. Buy him a jersey from his favorite sports team, a "steak and potatoes" dinner or give him a break from "honey do" chores. Be creative!
If you looked carefully at the crowd at the 42nd annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction you could spot Janis Joplin, Sonny and Cher, Jimi Hendrix (possibly twins?), Paul Stanley of Kiss (wait, was that Paula Stanley instead?), Bob Marley, Bret Michaels and Billy from ZZ Top.
The 34th annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The Queen's Social will be held at 5 p.m. with the pageant starting at 6 p.m.
More than 30 chili chefs brought the sweet and spicy to the Embassy Suites in Valencia recently for the inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Real Estate Community Charity Chili Cook-Off.
I am hoping that all the "heat freaks" living in the Santa Clarita Valley have gotten their fill from our recent heat wave to hold them for a while. I am simply not ready for it to be truly "summer in the SCV' just yet! Where's my June gloom?
A dramatic demonstration by exhibition shooter Tim Bradley captivated attendees of the fifth annual "How the West Was Won" trap shoot with Bradley's dead-eye shooting skill.
The weather looks to be more reasonable this week, but with a slight warming trend that might make Saturday's Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction a tad on the warmish side. Here's hoping the evenings stay cool!
The Sand Canyon estate home of Richard and Marian Sandnes welcomed sponsors and VIP guests on Wednesday to the annual Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Auction Preview party.
Dozens of students from the Newhall facility of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley sat quietly on the floor of the game room as Tom Vice, president of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, spoke about the work done by the aerospace company.
White Ribbon Week in the Santa Clarita Valley kicked off Monday at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch.