Children and animals walk hand in hand. American Indians often venerated their kinship with animals with totems. Kids don't need wooden carvings; they simply treasure their furry comrades (or feathered in this case).
September the first, 1939 is my own day that will forever live in infamy. I was 12 years old. Thousands of London school children had boarded trains in a mass exodus. It would be a weekend in the country – or so we had been told. Alas, the whole world soon knew that two days later we were at war and there was no returning to our homes for the foreseeable future.
The first ever Barking Picnic hosted by the Barking Flowers of the Mountain Communities was pawtastic. On Saturday, March 22 over 100 people attended the picnic in Frazier Park. The Barking Flowers hosted this event to raise awareness and funds for the Dogs on Deployment program (a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments).
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Set aside as a national holiday to honor the men and women who died while serving their country in the military, Memorial Day 2014 is just around the corner.
Every child deserves a good mother – but not every child gets one. Abandoned, abused, aborted; that is the lot of many children. A card to honor this type of mother would never sell. Yet there are many of these mothers in the world.
One of the neat things about living in Santa Clarita is that you don't have to go far to take advantage of the arts. The Go Jazz big band will be performing "A Jazz Prelude to Summer."
l. The annual tournament of the Pessimistic Golfers Club scheduled for next month will probably be postponed or perhaps completely canceled.
Like many of us here in Santa Clarita, Phil Lantis was born and educated somewhere else. A farm in a small Oregon town was his home, and he studied film at State University of New York in Purchase, which, according to census data, has just over 27,000 people. That makes Santa Clarita a metropolis by comparison, but Lantis's small town background is a good fit for staging art and events in this growing community.
Congratulations to the Placerita Ballroom team! The team of 19 students competed at the High Desert Dance Classic on March 15 at the Antelope Valley College. The ballroom team consists of the following students:
Mom passed away on Feb 22, 2013.
Recently, as my wife and I were walking along one of our lovely paseos we came upon a boys baseball team practicing in the park.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, hosted a special luncheon June 14 in honor of 10 local, academy-bound students.
A Santa Clarita resident turned 100 years old July 14.
What fears have you faced? What has paid off, or even set you back? What did you walk away with after looking fear in the face?
Part of the joy of being a community paper is sharing in the meaningful moments of our readers that don't make national news – but those moments are newsworthy to you.
Chipped Teeth Choices
Former Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry married Santa Clarita dentist Dr. Mori Rouhani on Saturday, June 28 in a beautiful home ceremony.
When Max's photo (today's Seen Around SCV) came in this week, I almost dropped my coffee cup. It was SO cute.
Augie Altes, a Valencia resident and second-grader at Emblem Academy, won first place in California for the National PTA Reflections competition.
A group of local high school baseball players got together to celebrate the time and memories created on the fields together since 2005.