It's often said that dogs are man's best friend. Duke, a 5-year-old boxer and service dog, is much more than that to his owner, Doris Moffitt, 65, of Frazier Park.
The Brittany Foundation, a nonprofit humane organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless dogs, has several dogs for adoption. Please consider any of these special sweethearts when looking for a pet.
The Knights of Columbus, Santa Clarita Assembly 2421, recently attended the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Cybercafé Computers that were installed at the Sepulveda Department of Veteran's Affairs in North Hills.
Merry Christmas to everyone in SCV Scene land! I hope you find just what you want under your Christmas tree this year. I've love this chilly weather. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit! It reminds me of Christmas past, growing up in the Pacific Northwest when you couldn't leave the house at Christmas without a jacket, mittens, a scarf and a hat! I love that I'm able to wear my beautiful cashmere scarf ...
Third Thursdays The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: 661-250-3787 or www.sensesonmain.com. Through Dec. 25 Annual collection drive for care packages for the troops in Afghanistan. Need: Granola bars, beef jerky, white and black cotton sport socks, canned ravioli with pop tops, three-blade razors, international phone cards ...
Stephen Hemmert is looking for someone he can settle down with for the rest of his life. After being married for 16 years, followed by an exclusive relationship of five years, Hemmert re-entered a dating scene that was very different then the one with which he was familiar. "From about age 29 to age 50 I was only with two women," he said. "I joke that I had been kept in 'captivity' for so long ...
It was a touching scene in Val Verde when AMS Fulfillment employees caravanned into town with boxes of gifts to pass out to families.
Santa arrives in just nine days! Make sure you track Santa's progress throughout the world on the special NORAD webpage devoted to Santa's seasonal journey. Visit www. www.noradsanta.org.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, professional violinist David Ewart, 55, has emerged from the disastrous 2005 fire that claimed his home, his 1781 Januarius Gagliano violin and all his possessions, including several valuable violin bows.
Dates to Watch Third Thursdays The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: 661-250-3787 or www.sensesonmain.com. Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7-11 p.m. The December "Winter Folly" theme will include festive décor, live music, food trucks, specialty drinks, and event promotions from local shops and restaurants perfectly suited ...
What would possess a person to take a homeless pit bull across America not just once, but twice? For Michelle Sathe, it was the opportunity to write "Pit Stops 2: Adventures with Kara" and tell the story of a pregnant stray from a high-kill Los Angeles County animal shelter.
If you are looking for a new furry friend this holiday season, please consider adopting from your local animal shelter.
Third Thursdays The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: 661-250-3787 or www.sensesonmain.com. Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7-11 p.m. The December "Winter Folly" theme will include festive décor, live music, food trucks, specialty drinks, and event promotions from local shops and restaurants perfectly suited for the holiday season. ...
The odds of meeting a teen who wrote a cookbook at age 17, and raised the money himself to self-publish his book are most likely not very high.
Nikki Noland and Ashley Rens will celebrate a unique birthday on Dec. 12, 2012. They will each turn 12 years old on 12/12/12. The date has further significance, it is the last of the triple "dates" until 10/10/3010.
It is the secret that all quilters share said Glenna Beaver of Valencia, a quilter for 30 years: "She who dies with the largest stash wins."
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in the Santa Clarita Valley. I am always impressed at the number of fabulous fathers that live in the SCV!
Mother's Day is behind us but Father's Day is only a week away! Don't forget dad! It's time to do something special for your dad this year, ditch the tie and think of something fun. Buy him a jersey from his favorite sports team, a "steak and potatoes" dinner or give him a break from "honey do" chores. Be creative!
If you looked carefully at the crowd at the 42nd annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction you could spot Janis Joplin, Sonny and Cher, Jimi Hendrix (possibly twins?), Paul Stanley of Kiss (wait, was that Paula Stanley instead?), Bob Marley, Bret Michaels and Billy from ZZ Top.
The 34th annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The Queen's Social will be held at 5 p.m. with the pageant starting at 6 p.m.
I am hoping that all the "heat freaks" living in the Santa Clarita Valley have gotten their fill from our recent heat wave to hold them for a while. I am simply not ready for it to be truly "summer in the SCV' just yet! Where's my June gloom?
Did you know there are more than nine reasons you might be healthier when sharing your life with cats and dogs, or that for $9 you can become part of a nationwide life-saving movement?
The weather looks to be more reasonable this week, but with a slight warming trend that might make Saturday's Boys & Girls Club Benefit Auction a tad on the warmish side. Here's hoping the evenings stay cool!
The Sand Canyon estate home of Richard and Marian Sandnes welcomed sponsors and VIP guests on Wednesday to the annual Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Auction Preview party.
SueAnn O'Connor of Valencia has had a lot of dogs in her life, but never one quite like Lulu.
Packed with wall-to-wall photos and paintings, Tom Rogers says his house "is a museum."
The Chorale wishes you "Bon Apetit!" at this concert featuring a menu of songs about food. Let's begin the feast with "The Seasonings" by P.D.Q. Bach, the forgotten child of the maestro discovered by Professor Peter Schickele: "By the Leeks of Babylon, E-i, e-i-o!"
ack by very popular demand, Soroptomist International of Santa Clarita Valley will host the Second annual "Gentlemen for A Cause" fundraiser on June 8 at the Westridge Clubhouse in Valencia.
Having just returned from a little visit out of town I have to say that I actually enjoyed my time in the air on Virgin America airlines.