My mother was nicknamed "Gracie" because her crazy antics and her somewhat unusual reasoning resembled that of Gracie Allen of the famous comedy team Burns and Allen.
The city of Santa Clarita is home to three thriving Santa Clarita Public Library branches: the Valencia Library, Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library and the Old Town Newhall Library. Now, the city is calling on residents to help write the next chapter of the Santa Clarita Public Library, The Saugus Library Center.
I see blue skies and stately trees
Jack's Angels Foundation presents its third annual "Art for Jack" Music and Art Festival for Children on Sunday May 3 at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School multipurpose room in Canyon Country from 1-5 p.m.
Getting a little more love than usual, John Ragsdale captured this heart in the sky after his morning swim.
"So These Are Poppies" by local artist Norma Warden depicts two young girls discovering a beautiful native flower. Warden, a Castaic resident, has been an avid photographer for more than 20 years. She is the current president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, a nonprofit organization that has been making visual art visible in Santa Clarita for 25 years.
Jean Kingery, co-founder of proVISION ASIA in Bangalore, India, asked her former colleague and award-winning author, radio host and international advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada: "What is the best school for students with special needs?" She replied, "The Imago Dei School at Trinity Classical Academy, without question."
Living in the Santa Clarita Valley allows my husband and me to do what we love – but we didn't always know if we would get here.
At a time when bell bottom pants and flowered mini-skirts are coming back as strong fashion trends, disco music can't be far behind!
No one ever wants to believe that a major emergency will happen to them or their loved ones. Emergencies can be terrifying to even think about, but the truth is, being prepared before an emergency strikes can be the difference between life and death. It also greatly impacts how quickly an entire community can recover.
"What's your favorite song?" is a common question, one that seems to command a firm response. Everyone always has a favorite song. Eventually, so did I.
Local photographer Jimmy Iniquez captures this sunset shot of the junction at Highway 126 and Interstate 5, making even freeways look pretty.
When I turned five and entered the big, wide world of kindergarten in a small public school, I suddenly realized I was "different" than everyone else. My introduction to the new school in upstate New York where my parents had moved to from the San Fernando Valley was a loud "Oh look! A 'Chinee' girl!"
"Love of Roses" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a watercolor renditionof teh beautiful rose. 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.
A short and skinny girl stands in front of a class of third graders. She reads before them as her teacher asked her to do. That ambitious 7-year-old girl had just learned to read and is already a prodigy, setting an example for other pupils. As a reward for being an excellent reader, Naomi's teacher gives her a choice between a color pencil and an oil crayon. She chooses the crayon, a yellow crayon.
Laura my friend is sitting at home,
She was pretty but she was with some other guy
A decade and a half ago a creative writing class formed at the Senior Center in Newhall. Six senior writers made up that group and ...
Over the Memorial Day weekend we awoke to some seriously anxious clucking outside our living room. When we looked out through the glass door, we ...
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Spencer Petzold, son of Steve and Thane Petzold of Saugus graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May ...
Titanic expert and author Bill Blowers announces the publication of his novel "Dangerous Betrayal, The Vendetta That Sank Titanic."
Once upon a time I was asked to write a monologue in preparation for a very important network meeting in New York. At the time ...
Seventeen year old Girl Scout Abigail Norris is helping to spice up the dinner table for underprivileged families receiving aid from the "Help the Children ...
Are you taking a vacation this summer? Or are you perhaps staying home and doing local things? Write to us and share your stories. What ...
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future," – Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Megan Olsen and Kenneth Smith were married on 6/20/2015 at Surfer Knoll Beach in Ventura. The weather was absolutely perfect with plenty of ...
"Fifty-seven years in this business, you learn a few things. You know what words are funny and which words are not funny. Alka Seltzer is ...
As the original editor of Our Community, I'd like to introduce you to the new section Editor Eva Piccolo.
I had a brother who lived in Sarasota, Fl. For the past four years he was battling breast cancer. He was 50 when he passed.