Today I was once again struck by how great this country is that we live in. There have been a few times in my life that I can distinctly remember having this feeling, and today was one of those days.
On Oct. 30, Lance Corporal Justin Jordan, a 2013 Valencia High School graduate, completed his USMC military occupational specialty training.
Pleasantview Industries recently honored its program participants at its 15th annual Recognition Banquet held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
When someone says boys have an appendage that girls don't, they usually aren't talking about what I, as a little kid, visualized: a bicycle.
Russian-born pianist and composer Oksana Kolesnikova, owner/founder of Beverly Hills-based Oksana School of Music, announces her school will soon service Valencia and surrounding areas.
Most residents reading this column successfully made it through their teenage years. My guess is that as you think back on those times, there are a few decisions you wish you could "do over." The idea of being able to learn from the mistakes made during adolescence and leave them in the past was the foundation for the Santa Clarita Community Court Diversion Program's Teen Court, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
What are your memories of the '94 earthquake? How did it bring people together? How did you live in its wake of devastation? What was lost? Were you a first responder? Did you implement changes to make our city safer? What does it mean to you now?
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The year was 1958. Christmas was just around the corner. I was 17, a senior in high school and vice president of my class.
"Mom, look at this one!" my three young children insisted, as they held up yet another gift from under the Christmas tree. They couldn't understand my lack of interest.
In the dream I had for years and years, my children and my mom were drowning. I could only save one of them, and I chose to die, too. It was love without preference.
When I became pregnant with my first child, I was married and working. I enjoyed going to work.
"A Bright Picture" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a calm rural landscape and beautiful tree. Gordon is a contemporary impressionist artist who uses watercolor and mixed media to represent beautiful natural scenes. She is also a board member and past president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association.
Local photographer Jimmy Iniguez captures the glow of a rainy day over Six Flags Magic Mountain.
James Brown gyrated his classic song to fame in 1966 with the lyrics: "This is a man's world, this is a man's world.
A spirit of camaraderie filled the room and defined the runway as local men and women, many hand-in-hand, shared the spotlight at the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Fashion Show & Boutique last Sunday.
Most people don't consider why they walk every day. It's second nature, taken for granted. But I walk because I was born with a neuromuscular disease, called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a progressive nerve disease that affects all muscles in the entire body and robs people of their physical strength.
On February 7 and 8, Santa Clarita seventh-grade Rio Norte student and Santa Clarita resident Noah Veluzat took his basketball talents to the West Coast Elite Jr. All American camp in Southern California.
We've seen articles about the plight of desert dogs, but what about desert cats? True, they aren't as visible as desert dogs - and for very good reason.
No two families are the same. It's truer than ever, and I think it's beautiful. The rewards and challenges of raising a family can be inspiring, fun or serve as a real-life lesson for other readers.
Some seniors we know have the blues
Editor's note: This is the first in a weekly series of family stories, legacies and love. Look for a different family highlighted each week, and we look forward to hearing your own family story.
Payforward.com, the Valencia-based social financial platform, announced today its commitment to Mountainview Elementary School's Science Camp program. Armando Rand, president of PayForward and a parent at Mountainview, was delighted to make the announcement.
Students and faculty at Sulphur Springs School sure do know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! All gathered to participate in the Leprechaun Leap physical education event on March 17.
It was six years ago when I wrote my first song. Called Heart Song, it's about a child who is longing to be adopted and have someone to love them, and I wrote it because of my own adoption at a young age.
Newhall Community CThirteen outstanding community volunteers have been nominated by local nonprofit organizations to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.