The whimper from the back of the room caught her ear. Tanya Terzian, leader trainer at Petco in Saugus, had just come back from her lunch break and entered the training area. Inside a dog crate was a note and a black and white male pit bull puppy, just four weeks old. "We can't take care of this dog. We hope you can give it a better life," the note read. Terzian knew the young ...
John Dow, of Newhall, is chairman of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission. He is a founding appointee, named by Mayor Bob Kellar to the commission in 2009.
It's been a difficult week in the Santa Clarita Valley. Among our losses: Heather Warrick: I've met Heather and her mother, Nancy Coulter on many occasions. They were two of the more positive, inspirational people I've ever met. Heather courageously, and publicly, fought her battle against cancer for nearly two decades. Whenever I would feel sorry for myself, or bemoan some small ache or pain I would think of Heather and everything she endured for ...
Michael May, of Canyon Country, has an impressive collection of San Francisco 49ers memorabilia.
Living with Children John Rosemond Copyright 2013, John K. Rosemond Q: Our two sons are in the fifth and sixth grades at a private school that just held a father-daughter dance. Now the school has announced that it's putting on a mother-son dance so as not to leave out the boys. I really don't want to attend this. It's just not my thing. One of our boys says he doesn't really want to go. The ...
In today's busy, on-the-go world, having a haven to come home to is a must. And for many people, that sanctuary is the bedroom. In fact, a recent study by Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group found that 90 percent of people surveyed want their master suite to be a tranquil retreat. "Today's bedroom is for more than just sleeping," says Emily Henderson, host of "Secrets from a Stylist" and HGTV's Season 5 "Design ...
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. Fridays ongoing St. Clare's 35th Annual Lenten Fish Fries will be held Fridays Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22. Dinner is served from 4:30 – 8 p.m. Menu: Beer Battered Alaskan Cod, ...
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
Actor Allan Trautman, of Saugus, has a cult following. He may not be mobbed on the street, or at his favorite restaurant, but Trautman has performed in numerous big-budget and hit films including "Babe," "Men in Black" (and "Men in Black II"), "Return of the Living Dead (Parts 1 and 2) and "Cats & Dogs." He has appeared on television in such shows as "Joan of Arcadia," "Unhappily Ever After," "Married ... With Children," "Dinosaurs," ...
I was sad to see the first Sierra Pelona Wine Festival postponed this past weekend. It was the right call due to all the rain we had in the days leading up to Saturday. I just wish they had picked another day, instead of April 20 with conflicts with the Cowboy Festival! I hate having to chose between two things I love, especially when it is Cowboy Festival versus wine!
While the owners are away, the dogs will play. That's the concept behind DogVacay.com, which offers dog owners an alternative to boarding or pet sitting while traveling. "My wife and I have two dogs. We'd always had this problem when we traveled, trying to find a place for them to stay. If we put them in a kennel for a week, it would be north of $1,000 and they'd spend 23 hours in a cage," ...
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. Monday. Jan. 21 The Santa Clarita Artists' Association invites guests to spend an evening with plein air oil artist Eric Merrell, who will offer an oil painting demonstration at the association's meeting Monday, Jan. 21 ...
Have you found yourself singing "Blowin' in the Wind" recently? I don't remember a time in the Santa Clarita Valley where the wind has blown so incessently like it has the past week. I've lived here since 1978 and I think this wind is one for the record books!
Robert Reyes is finding that the busiest time of his life might be "retirement." Reyes, founder and general manager of Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, is a man of many interests including wine, art, family and scuba diving. Add to that list giving back to the community. Reyes Winery will host the inaugeral Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26 to benefit Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. "I took a tour of the ...
More than 60 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers recently attended a celebratory commemorative breakfast at the hospital.
Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita recently hosted a "Day of Service", on behalf of Mending Kids International, was a lot of fun and very rewarding.
It was a St. Patrick's Day full of "Mischief and Malarkey" at the annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley fashion show.
Buster's not moving." Those three words, uttered by my boyfriend on Oct. 27, 2012, changed my life in more in ways than I could ever imagine.
In a popular movie about high school, a girl escorts a new student through the cafeteria and says, "There are the girls who don't eat anything, and there are the girls who eat their feelings."
Editor's note: The Signal will profile each of the nominees for Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year over the next few weeks.
It is one of the Santa Clarita Valley's best kept secrets, said Sherry Klaus, Santa Clarita Master Chorale board chairwoman.
Did you remember to set your clocks forward one hour last night? Yes, it is daylight saving time again. My least favorite time of the year! I would much rather gain an hour of sleep, than lose one!
Kurt Bryant spends his life in front of a camera, but you won't recognize his face.
It's a beautiful weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley! Spring is the best season. I can't wait for the yuccas to begin blooming and for the hills to turn that pretty green. I'm seeing a few wildflowers popping up along the side of the roads, too!
The 46th annual Xi Nu Zeta Lasagna Dinner attracted a sold out crowd of 200 guests on Feb. 23 to feast on homemade lasagna for charity.
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley presents the fifth annual Poker Tournament on Saturday, March 16.
Who has money on "Argo to win it all at tonight's 85th annual Academy Awards? This is the first year I've not seen a majority of the Oscar contenders. I am hoping to watch a few on pay-per-few and DVD before the Awards begin tomorrow evening.
It may be a friendly competition for charity, but it's a competition nevertheless.