Did you know that last year the city of Santa Clarita issued more than 3,400 construction permits, ranging from multimillion-dollar shopping centers and office buildings to small homeowner projects, such as patio covers and water heater replacements?
Anyone who has ever worked on a car engine has cranked at least one bolt, one turn too many. You get it nice and tight, just right, actually, but some defect in your psyche insists, "Give it one more turn, just to be sure."
All the excitement of a royal fashion show arrives close to home for Santa Clarita Valley residents Oct. 23 as the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild presents its 27th annual Fashion Show at the Sheraton Universal Hotel with featured designer Lourdes Chavez. Chavez is famed for her elegant and sophisticated creations often worn by Hollywood's most famous stars.
We live in a world transformed by social technologies. The growth of social media, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, have changed the way people communicate, learn about news, share information and connect with friends.
Each of us has an innate need to be known by others, and others have an innate need to label us. It just helps organize the world.
Everyone remembers where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. I was working out in Central Park in a Fitness Edge Boot Camp class led by the amazing Cheryl Broughton.
So, OK, last week, I bemoaned the demise of the summer as an end to good times, and as a metaphor for lost youth. And while I still stand by all that … well, you know, I got over it. I cleaned out the emotional garbage and moved on.
Judging from the traffic on Friday afternoon, it's hard to imagine that anyone is left in the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend. I hope everyone has a safe long weekend. Next up, Thanksgiving.
Every parent worries about the well-being of his or her children, especially when it comes to teenagers.
At this time last year, I took on the whole "labor" aspect of Labor Day - as in the fallacy that anyone really needs to work for a living.
I've heard lots of comments about the Santa Clarita Valley's "cool" summer. I'm guessing we've put that concept behind us with the recent plague of 100-plus days. Here's looking forward to November and the beginning of winter.
Working in direct partnership with the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles, I formed the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Juvenile Intervention Team, or J-Team, in July 2010.
Did you ever have one of those days when you wrote or typed a very familiar word and it just looked alien?
The 15th annual Heart of the West presented by Princess Cruises Community Foundation will be held 6 p.m. Saturday. Mosey over to the Agua Dulce Airport to support the children of Carousel Ranch. Dinner by Salt Creek Grille, live and silent auctions, dancing under the stars by SOS Entertainment, spirits from Vincent Hill Station and a demonstration by the kids of Carousel Ranch. Tickets: $85 each. VIP tickets $175. For information and reservations contact Heather Edwards, (661) 268-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carouselranch.org.
Ever wonder what the community will look like 50 years from now? No one knows for sure, but in 50 years, Santa Clarita residents of the future will have a glimpse of local life in 2011.