Maybe your dream came true. You and I traveled through an atlas that we both read together after War World II. You pointed out to me The United States of America and I was listening to you carefully. I had no idea where this country was. You explained to me that the Americans liberated France from Hitler. You had a lot of respect for those people. I was young and I did not understand yet the impact of our freedom from an ill man.
One regular day on the job, I was sitting on the couch of a Saugus resident's home, watching her two young children show off their new toys. Lit with excitement, they pulled out their best pink bows and fire trucks to impress their mom's new friend. They looked so happy – except for the slight pallor of their skin and tiredness behind their eyes, you never would have guessed they were sick.
The Cole William Larsen Foundation hosted its annual Memorial Garden Tour on May 4, showcasing local gardens to raise money for families of fallen and wounded members of the military.
Valencia residents Carly Elizabeth Jennings and Matthew Wayne McGee are pleased to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Elizabeth (Ellie) Grace Jennings-McGee.
Stepping off a red carpet and into the building, guests were greeted by Romanesque volunteers fanning the walkway with palm fronds.
Among the racks of a boutique in Newhall, shoppers can find a chance to give back to their community.
About seven months ago at Bridgeport Elementary, the kids in Room A8 began a project that would touch the life of a child in need.
He was not large in stature, my Dad. He was the eleventh of twelve children, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1907. His name was Francis Joseph Sahr. He skipped through his academic years only attending six of elementary school and two of commercial. At seventeen, he was foreman of the Pittsburgh Press mailroom. This was to set his future career in the newspaper business. Frank's parents came from Germany, the Saar Valley region. Their last name was Saar but my grandmother thought there were too many "a's" in the name so she took out one and replaced it ...
Many are the times that I've been quoted as saying, Bill Hart was my father's "boyhood hero." Dad learned many of his ethics from watching Bill defeat the bad guys on the silent screen. He developed his "Code of the West" while sitting in a storefront theater in Pennsylvania.
By today's fatherhood standards, my dad got away with murder.
About 20 years ago, Santa Clarita residents John Kiraly and Krysta Hendrix-Davis met at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, a special preschool for children with hearing loss.
California is no stranger to disasters. We're in the midst of a severe drought with elevated wildfire risks and, last month, Napa was rocked by a 6.0 magnitude quake – the largest our state has seen in 25 years.
Wine was poured and grapes were stomped - all in the name of a good cause - at Reyes Winery's fifth annual Harvest Festival to benefit the Wish Education Foundation in Agua Dulce on Sept. 6.
Among many treasures to be found here in the Santa Clarita Valley, perhaps our most hidden gem is the Santa Clarita Ballet Company (SCBC).
Everyone has a story to tell! The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is offering a new Creative Writing class Mondays from 2-3:30 p.m. starting Oct. 6.
Behold the gentle golfer
Ah yes that time is here again
The sky opened up as the plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport. Out of the tunnel came my nephew George and his wife Jan.
Part of the joy of being a community paper is sharing in the meaningful moments of our readers that don't make the national news – but those moments are newsworthy to you.
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Did you ever meet a stranger who touched your life or changed your course? Has anyone ever helped you out in a time of need, simply because they were there to do so?
Artwork by Valley View sixth-grader Ebony, above, and Sulphur Springs sixth-grader Ahro, top, in teacher Tarah Davis' art classes.
Genevieve Hodgson, a longtime resident of Santa Clarita, celebrated her 95th birthday on Aug. 31 with a karaoke party at the Elder Creek board and care in Saugus.
I think most kids today find their parents so revolting that kids will go to any extreme to stay away from their homes.