Last week, I commented on the Financial Times' glossy weekend magazine devoted to conspicuous spending for the economically elite - and those who want to be. We contrasted "buying pricey stuff" with supporting the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter.
Jan. 17 brought a 46-year-old man to the emergency room of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Gather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. They're fast and easy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love.
With all of the desperate problems facing the state of California, the state Senate determined last week that a high priority for our citizens is a mandate that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies.
Rioux Park walking group
Americans have been living through what many financial experts consider the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Many have struggled with home mortgages amid layoffs and downsizings, while others regret some of their past financial choices.
One of the best qualities you can have is to be teachable. Learn to listen to others.
The local community is invited to Rosedell Elementary School's production of "Annie."
Vino 100 is hosting an in-store wine-tasting event, featuring Petra Santa Winery, as part of the store's Meet the Winemaker Series. Petra Santa Winery is from the Cienega Valley, located in California's Central Coast, on a 455-acre estate that is situated 25 miles from inland from Monterey Bay.
Mitchell Community School has been selected by California Business for Education Excellence as one of 1,221 public schools in California to be named a 2010 Honor Roll school.
Screamin Daily Deals recently presented Sierra Vista Junior High School with a $3,000 check as part of its School Rewards Program. The check was from parents signing up for Screamin Daily Deals and a bonus for having an 80 percent or greater participation rate. Each time a parent purchases one of the website's deals, the school will receive 10 percent of the proceeds. Checks are sent to schools quarterly.
Members of the Career & College Club, or CCC, at La Mesa Junior High School presented their final projects to eighth-grade students recently. The topics included "A-G" requirements, college systems and financial aid.
Southern California jazz-lovers and students of jazz spent a day filled with music performed by West Ranch High School students and others, ranging from junior high through university levels, as Jazz Appreciation Month was observed April 16 at the school.
Have you ever had someone teach you all about jazz elements?
The city of Santa Clarita is introducing new tracking technology to help locate missing people with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's, dementia or autism.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
There's darkness in my neighborhood and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed. I don't understand it, but Wiley Canyon Road from Lyons Avenue to Old Orchard is dark, dark, dark. Except for light at intersection, the street is cloaked in black at night.
Cam Noltemeyer of SCOPE says the Disney Golden Oak Ranch expansion will "compound traffic problems in the area."
The column in the Jan. 8 issue of the paper (Gary Horton, "There goes retirement security") must have been written by "Horton Hears a Who."
Sunday was a warm night for "Frozen" co-director and former CalArts student Chris Buck, who took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.