Dating violence is not as rare as you may think. It's the stuff television movies are made about. It's also the stuff boys and girls who are dating share with me in counseling sessions, as they share there experiences with dating and dating violence. And it's also the stuff teens are afraid to tell their parents about. It's difficult enough for parents and teens to talk about dating.
The Brittany Foundation is a nonprofit humane organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of homeless dogs:
Shock, anxiety, fear, doubt, worry, confusion - these are just a few of the normal and natural feelings after the loss of a job, layoff or end of a career. Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program of Santa Clarita, said the purest definition of grief is any change in a familiar pattern or behavior, certainly true after the loss of an income stream.
There are many activities that enhance a child's total learning experience outside of school. Fortunately, the Santa Clarita Valley has many opportunities to choose among many high-quality programs, practically one for every interest or talent.
The Hart High School Show Choirs will host an evening of musical entertainment on Aug. 30 to benefit the groups appearances for the 2008-09 school year.
Imagine that the most wonderful day of your life suddenly takes a left turn - and the child you hoped and prayed would be perfect - isn't. For families with children born with Down's Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and a host of other developmental, mental and physical disabilities, life can become very difficult.
In the penthouse of a Santa Monica oceanside condo Fay Huebsch welcomed family and friends to celebrate a special birthday. Huebsch was born on Aug. 8, 1908 in Chicago, Ill. Her 100th birthday party also brought together four generations of women to celebrate the centennial of the family matriarch.
What a little lovebug Lola is! When she was picked up from the isolation section of the shelter, Lola seemed very sad and depressed. The fly strike scars on the backs of her ears tell us she was left outside and most likely neglected. She pretty much melted in our arms when we held her as if she was relieved to be with people who could give her any kind of affection.
I cannot believe that in less than a week the kids will be back in school and it's still August. Life will then settle back to "normal."
Los Angeles disasters strike at any time, don't get caught unprepared. The Santa Clarita Valley was recently rattled by the Chino Hills earthquake. When a disaster strikes a community, essential services are often unavailable and precautions should be taken for the entire family including the safety of pets.
Roxy, a female Jack Russell/Wire Haired Terrier mix, was rescued from the shelter after being hit by a car.
As summer reaches it zenith families spend more time outdoors - enjoying water play, barbecues, picnics, sports and other family activities. However, with the outdoor fun comes a risk of exposure to West Nile Virus - a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
School is only a couple of weeks away, but that does not mean it's too late for kids to squeeze in some final summer reading.
The Saugus High School Choir Department will present Saugus alumni in "Paper Moon," a benefit concert to raise money for the YWCA'S battered women's shelter in Compton.