We're edging up on the middle of September - already! Wasn't it just yesterday that SCV children were heading back to school? Yet, here it is, its been nearly a month! Welcome Ian Lamont
The recent wildfires in Santa Barbara and Sylmar remind us how vulnerable we are at this time of year.
Guests dressed in their finest "biker" attire of leather and denim mixed with those dressed in "business" clothes to honor Santa Clarita Valley businessman and super volunteer Duante Harte. The 24th Annual Celebrity Tribute Evening was held Nov. 7 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
Juan Bonavera, DVM, of Canyon Country Animal Hospital, died unexpectedly at his home last weekend. He was a veterinarian who cared deeply for his patients and was a hero to many in the Santa Clarita Valley.
There were heroes to be found at the 15th annual Evening Under the Stars held Sept. 6 to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer. Heroes bald from chemotherapy, heroes who needed help walking and heroes demonstrating quiet bravery came forward to accept their Hoefflin "Shining Star" trophies.
Light poles decorated like candy canes, flying reindeer, cotton batting as snow, lights and lights and lights ... there is nothing more glorious in the Santa Clarita Valley than the holidays. I've been fortunate to be a part of The Signal's Holiday Light Tour since 1999 and I've enjoyed every moment. It is wonderful to see how much time and effort people put into decorating their homes for the holidays and how much joy it brings to the rest of the SCV.
Shock, anxiety, fear, doubt, worry, confusion - these are just a few of the normal and natural feelings after the loss of a job, layoff or end of a career. Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program of Santa Clarita, said the purest definition of grief is any change in a familiar pattern or behavior, certainly true after the loss of an income stream.
The Valencia Country Club Ladies Golf Association is getting ready to hit the links in support of "Rally for the Cure," a breast cancer awareness campaign and the nation's largest grassroots women's golf program. More than 1.4 million people have participated in Rally for the Cure events since its inception in 1996.
Residents of Sunset Heights in Santa Clarita recently held their annual neighborhood block party, but this year they added a special event.
One of the most rewarding duties of being named SCV Man and Woman of the Year is the chance to bestow cash donations on favorite charities.
In the heart of "old" Newhall, a stately home on a street shaded with towering, old trees harbors a surprising backyard secret. Rows and rows of grape vines - a private vineyard of Syrah and Grenache and Mouvedra grapes. Neighbors and family members Chris and Jeannie Carpenter and Tim Carpenter, partners in Compa Vineyard, invite residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to "Sunset in the Vineyard" from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets are ...
I know, I know... it was a shock to the season to walk into several retail stores around town the day after Halloween and see Christmas trees in full bulb-blazing glory. I'm not trying to give you sleepless nights, but Christmas is merely 46 days away!
The Santa Clarita Symphony celebrates its five-year anniversary with a black-tie gala tonight, featuring a rare and intimate classical/jazz performance by piano virtuoso Bryan Pezzone - and friends.
Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, has been at the helm for more than half of the Club's existence.
It started as a directive from Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter Pitchess. In 1968 the Santa Clarita Valley was more small town than sophisticated suburb, with few recreational opportunities for the growing population of latch-key children.
The 25th annual Taste of the Town to benefit the Child & Family Center of Santa Clarita will offer a record number of food and beverage vendors and a new way to contribute to charity.
Former Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp seemed to enjoy his time in the roastee chair during the 15th annual Santa Clarita Elks Roast.
The Newhall Library was the inspired choice of location for an inaugural wine tasting benefit for the William S. Hart Education Foundation.
I've just returned from my retreat on Whidbey Island, Wash. It was a lovely week which I spent visiting with friends, drinking salted caramel hot coco at the Local Grown coffee shop and taking in a great community theater production of "The Full Monty." I also had a fantastic seafood dinner of salmon, fresh Dungeness crab and fresh crab cakes. It really doesn't get any better than that!
It's the simple things that we take for granted that Maureen Wright, R.N. thinks about in relation to her visits to Africa.
It seems that spring has sprung! I've enjoyed watching the trees and flowers bloom throughout the Santa Clarita Valley in recent weeks. The hills are even green. I know it won't last, but it is lovely for the moment. I am looking forward to the yuccas that bloom in May, my favorite time of year.
Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School recently honored two women during its annual fundraising benefit dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
I hope all the Easter eggs have been found and the Easter ham or lamb is cooking in the oven. Did you already bite the ears off your chocolate Easter bunny? My favorite has always been the marshmallow eggs.
It was a lovely brunch yesterday morning at the Robinson Ranch Clubhouse in Sand Canyon to celebrate the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Women in Service event.
The 32 kindergartners in Marrilee Bingham's class at Peachland Elementary School in Newhall can now add "author" to their list of accomplishments.
Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita recently hosted a "Day of Service", on behalf of Mending Kids International, was a lot of fun and very rewarding.
It was a St. Patrick's Day full of "Mischief and Malarkey" at the annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley fashion show.
The "Hearts for Heroes" Builder's Ball was an emotional evening that honored veterans of the United States military and supporters of the Habitat for Heroes campaign.
Divorce is a painful subject for millions of American men and women. However, there is truth to the saying "time heals all wounds" and once the anger and the pain subside there is life on the other side of divorce.
Eighty-five years ago, the second worst disaster in California history occurred just minutes from downtown Santa Clarita.