If Paris is the city of lovers, then the second annual "Have a Heart" Sweetheart Gala could not have found a more perfect theme. Love was in the air and Eiffel Tower arrangements graced the tables at the Hyatt Valencia's Grand Ballroom on Feb. 13 as more than 150 guests celebrated Valentine's Day at the lavish gala.
It's been wet, wild and cold this week. It's lovely weather for growing things. I noticed that patches scorched by the Sayre Fire are starting to sprout some beautiful emerald shoots.
The Santa Clarita Valley might not have the lounge at the Mark IV restaurant in Moscow, Idaho where I was engaged on a long ago Valentine's Day night, but there are many romantic places in the SCV where the question can be "popped."
The 2008-2009 Reprise Theatre Company season continues with the classic international hit "Man of La Mancha," starring Brent Spiner as Cervantes/Quixote.
It was only the second competition of the season, but the Saugus High Dance Team came away with 15 trophies for both solo and team dances from the Aliso Niguel Classic held Jan. 24 in Aliso Viejo.
Happy birthday to us
Mary Gregory, of Mary's Schoolhouse, was recently installed as the new president of the Family Day Care Association of the Santa Clarita Valley, at the organization's annual installation and awards ceremony.
Cheers for the SCV Chamber
The star of "Phantom of the Opera" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood is not the cast of the national touring production parked in the venerable theater for a limited run through Feb. 21, but the theater itself.
Whenever "Phantom of the Opera" comes to Los Angeles it can be considered a major theatrical event.
Veteran photojournalist and former Signal chief photographer Dan Watson has returned to the Santa Clarita Valley's only local newspaper to head up the photo department.
It's the last Sunday of January. As much as I hate to admit it, I must be getting up there, because the months seem to rush by quicker and quicker.
Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses
After two years as president of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association Sandy Fisher of Saugus recently passed the gavel of leadership to Laurie Morgan.
I love "Hell's Kitchen." I shouldn't - but I do. I have enough "guilty pleasures" tucked away in my closet that it's getting very crowded in there. But when it comes to television my guiltiest pleasure is "Hell's Kitchen."