Harold and Jacqulyn Petersen, of Valencia, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2001 and enthusiastically jumped into SCV life.
It's been a grand two weeks back as features editor of The Signal and I've loved every minute of it. Thanks to all for your good wishes and kind comments about my new column "glamour" mug shot.
Craig Duswalt, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, looks like the clean-cut "boy next door." He has lived the quiet Santa Clarita Valley suburban life of a model dad, professional marketing expert and theater impresario since 1996. Married to wife Natasha, the couple have three boys, Tyler, 8, Ryan, 6 and Hayden, 4.
Spotted on a city shelter Web site by one of the devoted, hard-working board members of New Leash on Life, she couldn't believe Sprocket was scheduled to be euthanized due to having easily treatable demodectic mange. Immediately a volunteer from New Leash on Life was dispatched to South L.A. to rescue little Sprocket.
Chicken Parmigiana, sausage and peppers, meatballs and pasta - Frankie's New York Italian Restaurant, in the new Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center in Valencia, rolled out a tasty red carpet for members of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce on July 16.
The Saugus High School Choir Department will present Saugus alumni in "Paper Moon," a benefit concert to raise money for the YWCA'S battered women's shelter in Compton.
It was a evening of looking back - and looking forward on July 21 for the foundation board of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.
Jerry Lench finds dimes in the strangest places. People stop him in the hallway at the Fountain Glen senior complex in Valencia to hand him dimes, or they leave dimes on his balcony - only dimes. Lench, 82, isn't a coin collector, or looking for a handout. He attracts the shiny, numismatic portraits of Franklin Roosevelt because of his appearances at quarterly concerts singing his signature song, "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"
It is truly summer in the SCV, hot, hotter and hottest! As my good friend Richard Green tells everyone, "The blast furnace that is the SCV summer is not a good time for planting trees, or much of anything else!" Can you believe that school starts for most SCV kids in less than a month?
I've always considered the Fourth of July to be the demarcation line for the year. Half the year is gone, just half the year remains. I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer of fun. Time to relax, enjoy and take a break!
It's been a crazy June! Where was the gloom? Well, we are past the summer solstice (June 21) with the longest day of the year - now each day will start to get shorter until winter solstice (Dec. 21).
Have you hugged your father today? Did you call? Send a card? Write a note? Today's the day to honor the many dandy dads in the SCV. My dad taught me to drive, taught me which wild plants that were safe to eat, taught me to think for myself, taught me how to ride a horse and taught me about honor. I miss him.
Where's the June gloom? It seems to me that the weather for the SCV Boys & Girls Club Auction is historically "warm!" A Night on the Diamond for Boys & Girls Club
May is gone and June has arrived, bringing graduations, Father's Day and the countdown to Fourth of July. I have a wedding anniversary this month, too. It's hard for me to comprehend that I've been married 30-plus years! Kudos to good citizens Poole and Shaffery
I'm glad those few days of scorching weather are behind us! However, I know that August will bring those triple digits back in full force, but until then, I'm enjoying this rainy, cool weather. Ahhh!
Seventeen Santa Clarita Valley volunteers were introduced to the community on Tuesday, as candidates for 2013 SCV Man and Woman of the Year.
Kurt Bryant spends his life in front of a camera, but you won't recognize his face.
It's a beautiful weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley! Spring is the best season. I can't wait for the yuccas to begin blooming and for the hills to turn that pretty green. I'm seeing a few wildflowers popping up along the side of the roads, too!
The 46th annual Xi Nu Zeta Lasagna Dinner attracted a sold out crowd of 200 guests on Feb. 23 to feast on homemade lasagna for charity.
Horton heard a Who and the Cat in the Hat came back throughout Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools Friday as Read Across America arrived a day early to celebrate the act, the art, and the enjoyment of reading.
When Six Flags Magic Mountain opens its latest roller coaster, now under construction at the Valencia theme park, it will once again change the Santa Clarita Valley skyline, a Six Flags spokesman said Wednesday during a "hard hat" tour of the coaster site.
Who has money on "Argo to win it all at tonight's 85th annual Academy Awards? This is the first year I've not seen a majority of the Oscar contenders. I am hoping to watch a few on pay-per-few and DVD before the Awards begin tomorrow evening.
It may be a friendly competition for charity, but it's a competition nevertheless.
Ken Pulskamp, retired Santa Clarita city manager, has been selected to be "served up" at the 15th annual Santa Clarita Elks Charity Roast on March 23.
Santa Clarita Valley fashion icon Margo Hudson has a new mission in life: clothes for a cause.
Who's behind that mask? That was the theme Feb. 8 when the Canyon Theatre Guild hosted the Queen of Hearts Masquerade Ball, a new take on its annual "Night of a Thousand Stars" fundraiser.
Love was in the air Feb. 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia as nearly 200 guests gathered to raise funds for cardiac care services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.