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.
A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.
I received correspondence from Scott Wilk recently saying why he didn't support SB 27, which requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names, addresses and employers of donors of $1,000 or more when their funds are used to make contributions or expenditures of more than $50,000 in any one year, or more than $100,000 over four years.
A year after being bounced early in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Master's College made sure everyone knew they had moved on and that this was a different season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrei Markov scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night for their sixth victory in eight games.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
One of the Santa Clarita Valley's senior living communities, Summerhill Villa, has been sold, according to an executive with realty firm CBRE's Senior Housing Services Group.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station requested the public's assistance Wednesday in locating a custom wheelchair stolen in a residential burglary on Feb. 24.
On Monday, February 24, 2014, a report was made at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station regarding a residential burglary. This burglary incident occurred on the 27900 block of Tyler Lane in the Canyon Country area in the City of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station deputies have requested the public's assistance in locating a wheelchair stolen in Canyon Country residential burglar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a swing through the Silicon Valley where he met with high-tech leaders and signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
PARIS (AP) - Pro-Russian citizens in Ukraine's Crimea region must be willing to replace armed forces with international observers if the new government allows a vote for more autonomy, Ukraine's foreign minister said Wednesday ahead of a possible meeting with Moscow's top diplomat.