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.
Eric Merrell, plein air oil artist, will demonstrate oil painting at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association.
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. Sunday, Jan. 13 Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society free pruning, planting, and rose care seminar will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. The ...
Tim Traurig has faced many frightening situations as a fire fighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Brrr! It's been chilly in the Santa Clarita Valley this past week. Except for a brief warm spell that lasted only hours on Tuesday it's been exceptionally chilly for our normally balmy valley! Last night the weather report predicted a bone-chilling low of 28! It would be nice to get a little snow, but only enough to watch it fall, then it can melt!
If your cat could make New Year's resolutions, losing weight might be at the top of the list. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54 percent of American cats are overweight or obese.
Pakira Hey there. My name is Pakira. I am only a-year-and-half old. Other cats are cool, but I like to run the show 'cause I can. Seriously, I can't understand why I've been at the shelter for about 4 months now. Adopt me and you'll get a good boy who's a lot of fun to be with. You can even pet me anytime you want (I like it!). Joe Joe Hi. My name's Joe Joe ...
The United States Department of Health and Human Services recently honored Children's Hospital Los Angeles for its commitment to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. The hospital received the Silver Medal of Honor which acknowledged the hospital's standard of excellence in achieving a donation conversion rate of 75 percent or greater for the past two years.
Welcome 2013! The Santa Clarita Valley is just getting back to work after a wonderful holiday season. However, some schools don't return to the classroom until Jan. 14. I had a lovely holiday which I spent with family in Washington state.
Jacob T. Anderson
St. Stephen's Episcopal church will hold the fifth annual Pysanky making class 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 in Spurling Hall.
It seems like spring in the Santa Clarita Valley! The calendar officially still says winter, but this past week has been very "spring-like." There was some awesome kite-flying weather with the sunshine and the wind (a little too much wind on some days!) and it was easy to ditch the heavy jackets in favor of short sleeves and shorts.
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Who's behind that mask? That was the theme Feb. 8 when the Canyon Theatre Guild hosted the Queen of Hearts Masquerade Ball, a new take on its annual "Night of a Thousand Stars" fundraiser.
Love was in the air Feb. 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia as nearly 200 guests gathered to raise funds for cardiac care services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.