This year, the Amgen Tour of California once again raced through Santa Clarita's streets, electrifying the thousands of race fans who joined the estimated more than 2 million spectators who viewed the event this year. Town Center Drive, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, was lined with fans as riders, including Lance Armstrong, prepared to battle their way from Santa Clarita to Pasadena in Stage 7 of the race.
The turbulent adolescent years are an especially trying time for students, yet we parents often fall into the trap of expecting children to respond to reason and logic as though the kids are younger versions of ourselves. Have you ever caught yourself saying to them, "What were you thinking?" after a particularly illogical action? We forget that they are undergoing tremendous changes physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
As community members, we value the safety of our city and understand that it takes a great deal of collaboration to make Santa Clarita a great place to live, work and play. Our world today is riddled with crime, gangs and individuals who see our possessions, lifestyle and even children as a means to their gain. The city works hard to keep this kind of criminal activity off our streets and away from our community, and the City/Sheriff Anti-Gang Task Force proved this in its 2008 yearly report.
It was January 1966 and 2nd Lt. Larry Arnold, one of my USAF pilot training classmates, had just lifted off from our base in Texas for his initial solo in a twin-engine jet, when he was confronted by one of a pilot's worst nightmares - a cockpit warning light indicating a fire in the right engine.
R.J. Johnson tested the waters of the NASCAR Camping World Series in January at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. He tried to qualify for the Toyota All-Star Showdown in a car owned by Bob Farmer, who owns a stable of race cars based in Castaic.
The National Association of REALTORS awarded Leah Pollack, of Valencia's Elite Professionals Real Estate Services, Inc. with its "Green Designation," the only green real estate professional designation recognized by the association.
Many people don't give too much thought when choosing someone to be the beneficiary of a life-insurance policy.
The Golden Valley High School Baseball Dugout Club is hosting a fund-raising Casino Night Saturday.
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The Golden Valley High School Jazz Band hosts "The Winter Blues" tonight, Feb. 26, starting at 7:00 p.m.
The Golden Valley High School Baseball Dugout Club hosts a Casino Night Saturday, Feb. 28.
In a continuing effort to help address traffic issues in the Saugus neighborhood adjacent to Benz Road, the City of Santa Clarita has installed traffic humps along Alaminos and Benz Road.
Parents looking for assistance in raising their teens are invited to attend the first Hart Parent Academy, scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Hart Auditorium.
Parents of students in the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District have another opportunity to learn about the voluntary drug testing program which will be initiated in a pilot program in all Hart District schools this spring.
The College of the Canyons Foundation will host its 2009 SCV Wine Classic at the California Institute of the Arts May 30. The event will benefit the Santa Clarita Student Orchestra and give guests the opportunity to buy wines and gourmet cuisine.
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.