This holiday season, JCI Santa Clarita Valley (SCV Jaycees) aim to help children in need. On Saturday, Dec. 19, the SCV Jaycees will host the 11th Annual "Santa's Helpers" event at Ice Station Valencia at 6 p.m. This year's goal is to assist 200 local families by providing them with toys for the holiday season.
The Canyon Theatre Guild would like to thank all those who volunteered and participated in their Pirate Gala and Festival of the Arts last weekend.
A Canyon Country man is due to appear in Santa Clarita court today after he was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sodomizing a child, authorities said.
Paul Strickland, the only incumbent in the William S. Hart Union High School District election Nov. 3, has received endorsements from Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Senator Tony Strickland, Senator George Runner, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland.
The Castaic Lions Club presents a mountain bike ride and concert for charity from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
For the second night, work on Soledad Canyon Road between Sierra Highway and Miss Grace Road will be done tonight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Only one lane of traffic will remain open during construction.
A retired auto-theft detective and two other men arrested in July for allegedly running an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country are discussing plea negotiations with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, a prosecutor said this week.
Elected officials and College of the Canyons leaders will celebrate the opening of the 110,000-square-foot Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Oftentimes, finding familiar things in unfamiliar places can be a bit unsettling. I was reminded of this last year when my wife and I were watching television in our hotel room outside the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. We were packing our bags for a day-hike when an image of the Halfway House Café, a restaurant we frequent only a couple of miles from our Canyon Country home, appeared on the screen.
Talented women artists, Elite Members of GoGirlsMusic, will entertain on Friday night, Oct. 16, at Antioch Art Connection, 24422 Chestnut St., in Newhall. The show, with family friendly Americana/folk/country/pop/blues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature a half-dozen southland artists, including Trish Lester, Evonne Rivera, Genevieve, Natalie Kaye Arazi, Kat Blackwell and Kelly's Lot. Admission is free and open to the public. The first 50 people in the door will receive a free compilation ...
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of both College of the Canyons and the legendary Woodstock music festival held in 1969, the college's theatre and music departments will present "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," beginning Oct. 16, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
For one night only, Saturday, Oct. 24, Hollywood and Broadway will intersect in an evening of music and theatre featuring the songs of the Rat Pack.
Where the Wild Things Are" reflects so much of a plucky little kid: the flirting up of anger at a parent, the defiant escape into fantasy, the tough talk in a tight situation, the exuberance, and then the fundamental need to return home and be loved and reassured. All of these stages are explored in Maurice Sendak's famous 1963 children's book, which contains only nine sentences. Ah, but what sentences they are when given resonance by his drawings.
Take a vintage train ride to "Ichabog," a private pumpkin patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center, located on Highway 126, just east of Santa Paula. Bring the entire family as you climb onboard for an evening excursion to the lightning-lit location.
Costume contact lenses may be the perfect touch to your Halloween costume but the California Optometric Association (COA) warns that by using them without first visiting an optometrist, you are risking permanent eye damage. Federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetic lenses as medical devices, similar to corrective lenses. However, these lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers.
AngelDogs Foundation (www.angeldogsfoundation.org) will host, "Rock, Walk & Wag;" (www.rockwalkwag.org) a community event to raise public awareness and funds for spay/neuter. The event will take place at Central Park in Saugus, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
Today in the SCV
I love history. I plan to purchase the Blu-Ray of the recent film "Lincoln" and rewatch certain key scenes 100 times in a row, unapologetically.
In Santa Clarita, the arts influence our community's quality of life. Without even realizing it, the arts act as an economic driver - creating and supporting jobs, generating revenue and serving as a cornerstone of the tourism industry.
"Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."
The Jewish holiday of Purim begins this Saturday at sundown. Many Jewish synagogues are celebrating the festive holiday this weekend, which commemorates the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews from Haman.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.