In 1997, in a Santa Clarita living room, a group of dedicated and committed Christians from Bethlehem Lutheran Church set out to do what many before them had done since the time of Christ: start a new satellite sister congregation.
One of the great things about the holiday season is that most people, no matter their circumstances, tend to step back a little bit and realize they should be thankful for many things in their lives.
It's here! While we've been treated to advertisements, store promotions, and an occasional seasonal song since before Halloween, there is no doubt that the Christmas season has finally landed.
If you hear the words manic, depression or Bipolar what image does your mind conjure up?
My friend Julia called the other day. She's an energetic woman who served with me on a youth sports board a few years back. Julia was looking for a good visit and we agreed to meet later in the week – she said she could drop by the Corner Bakery on her walk to the post office . . . after her tennis date at the "Y."
Earlier this year, Valencia Television - a production of Valencia High School - attended the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City, which took place in the AMC Theaters in Times Square.
Pleasantview Industries, a local non-profit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities, held its 14th Annual Recognition Banquet at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
Amanda Sweigart, a 2001 graduate of Saugus High School was just honored as a Distinguished Mentor Teacher from the Santa Barbara County Education Office for 2013-2014.
It's not that easy to work in a retail store because you come across so many customer situations. Some days can be good and others can drag on making you feel tired, and at some point – lazy. I am sure we have all experienced those days more than once.
As we go about our lives here in the beautiful Santa Clarita Valley we sometimes take for granted, or even forget altogether, that there are young people achieving their goals and growing into gifted performers right before our very eyes.
One of my favorite books is "Unbroken," written by the same author who wrote "Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand. The book is the story of Louie Zamperini, who ran at the age of 19 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics along side of Jessie Owens and Jackie Robinson.
It was just after 7:30 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles. I came down for a friend's film shoot but I was early so I walked down the block to the Carl's Jr./KFC on Broadway and 7th St. to get some breakfast.
Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It's eating away at Black Friday shopping.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Cammalleri has done his best to keep his Calgary Flames teammates going in the right direction despite a youthful roster and a host of injuries.
SANTA CLARITA - Organizers of the Winter Magic & Lighted Boat Parade scheduled at Castaic Lake on Saturday have canceled the event, citing "pending weather conditions."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.
Since the beginning of cityhood in 1987, the city of Santa Clarita has been spending significant time and money addressing blight with the goal of beautifying our city.
Congress will soon have to, again, discuss and debate the federal budget and debt ceiling - national crises which they "kicked down the road" instead of solving in September.
At-large voting has all of us voting on all Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
Instead of lambasting the ACA, why not put that energy and time into trying
The ardent zeal of the pitiful mind set constantly at fever pitch to maintain the imbecilic quest to paint Americans as racists pushes the boundary of sanity versus psychosis.
Just when I thought maybe it was time to settle down over Common Core, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan renewed the fire of discontent on both ends of the political spectrum with the following: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback (against Common Core) is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary."
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.