Guests dressed in their finest "biker" attire of leather and denim mixed with those dressed in "business" clothes to honor Santa Clarita Valley businessman and super volunteer Duante Harte. The 24th Annual Celebrity Tribute Evening was held Nov. 7 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
Juan Bonavera, DVM, of Canyon Country Animal Hospital, died unexpectedly at his home last weekend. He was a veterinarian who cared deeply for his patients and was a hero to many in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Fred and Mary Jo Haendle of Newhall are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The grand celebration was held in July when all of their children, grandchildren, as well as many friends and other family joined them on a cruise in the Mexican Riviera. The couple were married in Granada Hills on Nov. 16, 1958.
The crowded parking lot at the Hyatt Valencia told much of the story. There one could spot a brand new Porsche Turbo, many Lexus sedans, a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari parked next to several "soccer mom" vans; a "Surf Baby" license plate on a Toyota Corolla and many cars bearing Valencia Dance Team stickers.
There were heroes to be found at the 15th annual Evening Under the Stars held Sept. 6 to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer. Heroes bald from chemotherapy, heroes who needed help walking and heroes demonstrating quiet bravery came forward to accept their Hoefflin "Shining Star" trophies.
In the heart of "old" Newhall, a stately home on a street shaded with towering, old trees harbors a surprising backyard secret. Rows and rows of grape vines - a private vineyard of Syrah and Grenache and Mouvedra grapes. Neighbors and family members Chris and Jeannie Carpenter and Tim Carpenter, partners in Compa Vineyard, invite residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to "Sunset in the Vineyard" from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.
Torrey, a rare standard parti poodle, and Gunner, her standard poodle playmate, enjoyed the summer sun running around and playing their own doggie version of tag in the backyard of a Canyon Country home.
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The Santa Clarita Symphony celebrates its five-year anniversary with a black-tie gala tonight, featuring a rare and intimate classical/jazz performance by piano virtuoso Bryan Pezzone - and friends.
Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club, has been at the helm for more than half of the Club's existence.
It started as a directive from Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter Pitchess. In 1968 the Santa Clarita Valley was more small town than sophisticated suburb, with few recreational opportunities for the growing population of latch-key children.
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Behind the slated white boards of the large riding arena guests to the 12th annual Heart of the West Dinner, Auction and Casino Night, watched as what supporters call "miracles on horseback" were performed by five of the clients assisted by Carousel Therapeutic Riding Ranch.
Two California Institute of the Arts graduates will wait in anticipation tonight for the most-sought-after envelope in show business.
Vicki Cespedes sat in a leather chair in her family's living room in Canyon Country, her four daughters perched in a circle around her.
Smooth winds blew across the highest hilltop garden in Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on a clear Tuesday morning.
Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, holding your child for the first time can make a believer out of anyone.
Part molecular biologist and part stand-up comedian, Mark Phillips might seem like a funny choice to lead teens to discover philosophical truths in theological discussion.
As Violet, 5, and Ian, 3, sit on the floor of the Smiths' Saugus home, dragging their hands across tubs of toys, they seem like any other brother-and-sister tandem.
Every Sunday, The Signal publishes community announcements sent in by readers.
Glass artist Jack Storms stood hunched over his work, applying a roughly 15-pound block of crystal to a grinding pad.
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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