With the Thanksgiving holiday now over, Santa Clarita Valley residents began preparing for the Christmas holiday. Several local churches started preparing months ago as they began planning and rehearsing for Christmas concerts.
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Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger was born in Bamburg, Germany, in 1958. The son of a highly decorated Nazi officer spoke about his life of family, secrets, curiosity and eventual conversion to Judaism to attendees of the Ghosts of the Third Reich lecture at Chabad of SCV on Oct. 21.
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The Village Church hosted the first Project J: Rocktoberfest, a festival attended by nearly 500 local residents and teens Sunday.
Friendly Valley Church
A small group of people gathered in the local Barnes & Noble bookstore conference room Tuesday night for a meeting of faiths. Over the past few months, the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council has offered meetings like this in a discussion series titled "Know Your Neighbor."
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Two-and-a-half weeks until the election and the community is buzzing with political questions and partisan affiliations. Two local churches are addressing religion and politics, two topics that many people feel should never intersect.
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As Santa Clarita residents gear up for the upcoming Halloween holiday, many local churches prep for similar festivities that offer families an alternative way to celebrate.
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Pancakes, live music and more than 20 local and national nonprofit, service-oriented organizations will attend the annual Fall Fest/Make a Difference Day this Sunday held at North Park Community Church.
Layoffs, illness and foreclosure have affected many lives throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Many residents found assistance from the Church Welfare Program, which is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known more commonly as the Mormon church.
The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.
Last Saturday, Santa Clarita United Methodist hosted a special community event for women. The Go Red for Women event was held to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Next Friday, thousands of Santa Clarita area students and residents will give and receive Valentine's. Many exchange small gifts, flowers or rosy colored cards.
As A.L. Gil slowly made his way to the center of the sanctuary, most may have expected a gentle message delivered by the 78 year old silver haired minister.
A former pastor's attempt to "try on atheism" for a year has generated a lot of scorn, and some backhanded praise, among believers and nonbelievers.
By most standards, Kayla Tinucci, 17, was an average high school student. She attends Canyon High and is involved in several extra curricular clubs, including the National Honors Society and the Key Club. Planning for the future and college were her top priorities, that is until a few years ago.