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Laurie Ender: Marathon offers something for everyone

Our city is committed to offering a wide variety of healthful programs and events in our community. A perennial favorite is the annual Santa Clarita Marathon, which returns Nov. 6 for a 16th year.

October 29, 2011 | By Laurie Ender | Local Columns


Jim Walker: On Charlie Brown, pain, humor

At various times in my life, friends and family have dubbed me "Eeyore" or the "Tasmanian Devil" - both of which were quite appropriate appellations when given, as these cartoon characters represent the opposite extremes of my personality.

October 28, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Vote Yes on Measure E to upgrade Newhall district

Election Day is Nov. 8, which is coming up fast. These interim elections traditionally have a low voter turnout, which is sad, as there are some important issues that voters should be weighing in on.

October 24, 2011 | Dave Bossert | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is a hit at COC

I had the best time at the opening night of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.

October 23, 2011 | Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Bob Kellar: Free flu shots offered at annual clinic

During the colder months of the year, many people are concerned about catching the flu. One of the best ways to prevent a bad case of the flu is to get an annual flu shot.

October 22, 2011 | By Bob Kellar | Local Columns


Jim Walker: Speaking of awkward social moments

Judging by the reaction to last week's column on the bro handshake, there are, apparently, a lot of you out there who struggle with these kinds of interpersonal interactions as much as I do.

October 21, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: There’s still time for The Wine Affair

I think everyone will agree it is a busy, busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, it is a really busy month.

October 16, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Laurene Weste: City’s $25M capital projects looking good

This year, the Santa Clarita City Council allocated $25 million for capital improvement projects that add value to the community, including landscaping, traffic improvements and public art.

October 15, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Jim Walker: To bro or not to bro, that is the question

I run with a younger crowd these days. And by younger, I mean guys in their late 30s and 40s.

October 14, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: Sunset in the Vineyard wine fundraiser

One of my all-time favorite events, "Sunset in the Vineyard," will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at the home and Compa Vineyard of Jeannie, Chris and Tim Carpenter.

October 09, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Frank Ferry: State of the City luncheon to open ‘New Chapter’

Please join me and the Santa Clarita City Council for the annual State of the City luncheon on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia.

October 08, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Local Columns


Jim Walker: Attitude, gratitude and other mind games

They say the average adult takes 12 to 20 breaths per minute at rest. That's more than 6 million to 10 million breaths each year - and, for the most part, we don't notice or appreciate any of those breaths.

October 07, 2011 | By Jim Walker Don't Take Me Seriously | Local Columns


Michele E. Buttelman: Circle of Hope presents annual afternoon tea

Interesting weather we're having! Don't let the rain keep you away from Bras for a Cause at the Tournament Players Club today. The event, hosted by Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley will run noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, art gallery and silent auction with lingerie art representing various themes at Oaks Grille, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Tickets cost $65. Info: www.siscv.com.

October 02, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Marsha McLean: Walk with City Council on Nov. 6

History tells us that President Harry S. Truman loved walking. In fact, according to walking.org, he claimed that walking a brisk two miles each day before breakfast was a key contributor to his long life.

October 01, 2011 | By Marsha McLean Mayor of Santa Clarita | Local Columns


Jim Walker: Health, harmony and iPhone apps

My friends, it is really very frustrating and humbling to realize we are all totally at the mercy of our blood chemistry.

September 30, 2011 | By Jim Walker | Local Columns


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