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.
Someone recently told me she wanted her children to "think for themselves." Not me, I said. If I was still in my active parenting years, I would most definitely want my children to think like I do. That would be, in fact, my primary purpose. I would want them to accept that my values are the right values to hold and I'd want them to eventually make every effort to pass those values on to their children. But then, I don't subscribe to the postmodern notion that all values are equal. I'm not a relativist.
AngelDogs Foundation (www.angeldogsfoundation.org) will host, "Rock, Walk & Wag;" (www.rockwalkwag.org) a community event to raise public awareness and funds for spay/neuter. The event will take place at Central Park in Saugus, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
Rea Nagel will demonstrate mixed media watercolor painting at the Feb.18 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association.
Nicolas A. Diaz
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.
Living with Children
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.
Feb. 15th marks the start of the 35th year of the annual Lenten Fish Fries at St. Clare's Church in Canyon Country.
Through the lens of a camera, Pete Van watched pounds of trash pile up on the floor, as Coke bottles layered upon crumpled family records in a Santa Clarita residence.
The Signal newsroom in Santa Clarita was quiet but for the patter of keyboards and the grit of scanner feedback.
Did you bring a copy of The Signal or a Signal product on your most recent exotic vacation?
Watch out for these local events coming up in April.
Impressionist artist and Canyon Country resident Nancy Eckels will showcase her emotionally charged paintings at Southern California's largest fine arts festival, Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego on April 26 and 27.
Before she became a wife and mother, Santa Clarita resident Carolyn West owned an interior design business – so she understood the importance of a good makeover.
Rich violet light flooded the stage. Music pulsed in cadence with the models' steps as they sauntered, strutted and stomped down the runway.
Canyon Country resident Ethan Dettenmaier is known for his crazy ideas, live radio candor and comical good luck.
Santa Clarita and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will team up Saturday for a free community health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canyon Country Community Center.
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.
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