Gary McGrath, a Grammy award-winning performer, who cut his musical teeth on the Texas Boys' Choir, is joining forces with The Little School of Music to bring a youth choir to the Santa Clarita Valley.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley are looking for local organizations to participate in the fourth annual Day for Kids to be held 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. There is no fee.
Editor's note: Andrew Pfeffer, of Saugus, and his daughter Katie Pfeffer, 19, embarked on a journey of discovery and to conquer new heights to Gannet Peak in Wyoming during the last week of July. The following is Andrew Pfeffer's account of their experience.
July 25-28: the hike
Showing off their skills and following their dreams is all in a day's practice for local team members of the Los Angeles Ice Theater.
"My name is Emily and in seven years, I will be an alcoholic. I'll start drinking in the eighth grade. But my parents won't really notice because I'll do OK in school and everything will be OK. But everything won't be OK. Kids who drink before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol problems when they are adults."
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Santa Clarita Valley residents Susan Bibicoff and Lori Gardner are adding even more value to the family album.
Four "awesome adoptables" from the Brittany Foundation will prance the red carpet during the premiere of Walt Disney's "G-Force" at Edwards Theatre in Valencia's Town Center on July 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Back-to-school shopping can be an exhausting and expensive experience and many parents start off on the wrong foot before they even get to the store.
It was 1982, an "El Nino" year of record with surf and soaking rain.
The three boys bowed to their instructors and reached out to receive the symbol of their accomplishments - the coveted top-level white belt representing the highest achievement for their age group. Parents seated nearby took photos and videos of the momentous occasion.
Mitch Aronson, of Saugus, walked into a classroom at the Newhall Area California Highway Patrol Station with his 16-year-old daughter, Georgie. Lisa Caver with her 20-year-old son walked in shorty afterward and sat up toward the front.
Whitney first felt the pain of isolation when her family moved to the Santa Clarita Valley. Everyone else in the family was enthusiastic about the move, but not Whitney. Always the introvert, she wasn't as outgoing as her older brother, who easily consumed all of the attention. Neither did she feel as smart as her younger sister, who she describes as a weekly academic-award winner.
When Kris Ghassimi was 17, she almost drowned after a boating accident. As a parent, she vowed never to put her daughter in the same position.
Joanne and Tony throw the best keg parties in town. The beer flows and a designated teen collects car keys at the door. Teens mill around, shouting over the pounding music, hugging and "high-fiving" Joanne and Tony. They are so popular, they could have been voted Prom King and Queen.
Gone are the days when people sat around a radio, curled up in their pajamas in the family living room to partake in a new adventure. For students at Old Orchard Elementary School in Valencia, this classic experience was not lost on them.