While to most, this time of year may be the best, most festive time of the year, for a lot of people and families in our city it couldn't be worse. While the holidays mean family, gifts and celebrating our lives and faith, it also can be the most depressing time of the year.
Several years and multiple studies on the efficiency of communication have come and gone since Marshall McLuhan shocked the world by saying what we all knew but were afraid to admit: "The medium is the message."
My normal column provides tools, easy to understand suggestions and advice to those in business, but there are occasions when it is important to stop and take a broader, more personal look at the world of work.
Spread out over a year, the headlines might not seem like much. An intersection realigned here, an old building flattened there. Grading work here, a sidewalk widened there.
Legend has it that Santa curls up by the fireplace after his long Christmas Eve journey, probably snoozing in an easy chair while Mrs. Claus prepares Christmas dinner.
For the last five years, a group of local youngsters gather every Saturday morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter to cook and serve a piping hot breakfast for the community's homeless.
About 600 singers from local churches and schools held an impromptu Christmas concert for Westfield Valencia Town Center shoppers on Sunday.
Nature walks, animal presentation
As parents age, there may come a time when adult children need to step in to assist with financial matters. When and how to offer that help may involve some careful planning. And if parents own a business, the issues may be even more complex.
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For many churches in the Santa Clarita Valley, Christmas isn't all about gifts and toys.
As Christmas 2010 dawns in the Santa Clarita Valley, we have many gifts for which we can be thankful.
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.