These are some of our Contributing Writers!!
My name is Aime Katambwe, Esq. I am an attorney in Valencia focusing on immigration and nationality law I am a partner at WorldEsquire Law Firm, LLP and we focus on Employment Discrimination, Patent Law, Trademark and Copyrights, Real Estate, Business Law, Construction, Contracts, Personal Injury and Immigration. We have 3 offices, one of which has been located here in Valencia since 2000. Our main office is in Pasadena and we have yet another office in the City of Industry.
Dr.Barry Levine has been in private practice, as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationship psychotherapy, at the same location for over 26 years, helping people to prepare for and enhance relationships.
Brian Whiteley – Co-Owner of Balance Point Spa, Brian is an amazing massage therapist who combines various modalities to provide the best massage for you. He teaches at Touch Therapy Institute, and specializes in sports and other therapeutic approaches.
Cari Karratti – Cari is an expert esthetician at Balance Point Spa in Canyon Country. She specializes in customizing every facial to your specific skin type and needs. She has been published in the Signal.
Dell Goodrick is a cosmetic and restorative dentist that offers whitening, sedation, implants and facial esthetics in a uniquely soothing forest stream office environment.
Diane Ghilardi, RDA joined the Miller Studio for Dental Artistry team in December 2005, and has been in the dental field for 28 years. She is the Office Manager and Patient Coordinator, with knowledge in front office management, chairside assisting, and BriteSmile. Diane maintains her status as a Registered Dental Assistant and attends continuing education opportunities to keep abreast of current changes in dentistry. She also attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Diane is a clinical trainer for the BriteSmile Corporation, teaching others how to perform the procedure and enhance patient care. Although approached to become a dental consultant, her passion is in the dental office, where she can interact with patient care.
Diane Trautman has been an education advocate for over 12 years, serving in leadership positions with the PTA and on the elementary Site Council, Parent Advisory Committee, and the Hart District Boundary Committee. She currently serves as a City of Santa Clarita Planning Commissioner.
Dr. Frank Panoussi is board certified chiropractic physician by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is a highly experienced chiropractic physician and has been practicing chiropractic for over 10 years in Southern California. He has two office locations: Stevenson Ranch & Palmdale. His offices provide the following services:
- Chiropractic Treatment
Dr. Jeff Bowne is owner of Bowne Chiropractic and Valencia Medical Group, and has been practicing in Valencia for five years. Dr. Bowne is a member of the Board of Regents at Southern California University of Health Sciences and is the team doctor for Hart High Baseball.
The Law Office of Gina G. Macdonald was established in 1994. Her law practice is limited to Wills, Trusts, Conservatorships, Probate, Elder Law and Trust Administration She can be reached at (661) 251-1300.)
"Hale A. Antico (aka Attorney Antico) has been voted Best Bankruptcy Attorney the last two years in a row by readers of a local magazine. He is a bankruptcy lawyer skilled in helping people in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita with debt relief, while being compassionate and really caring about his clients."
James P. Reape received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University in 1982. After practicing law in Encino, California for several years, he founded James P. Reape, A Professional Corporation, in 1992. His practice is currently located in Valencia, California. Mr. Reape has significant trial and settlement experience. His reputation and excellent track record are widely recognized in Southern California. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the California State Bar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Fernando Bar Association. He serves as an Arbitrator for Los Angeles Superior Court and Arbitrator for Los Angeles County Bar Fee Dispute Program. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Reape finds time to help others in many avenues. "I believe it’s important to help others as much as I can," Mr. Reape states. He has served as a volunteer for UNICEF, pro bono attorney for Domestic Violence Clinics, and he donates his time to non-profit groups within his community.
Jay and Charity Jones are Professional Certified Fitness Trainers with over 25 years of combined experience. Specializing in customized fitness training and nutritional coaching. Training sessions can be performed in your home or their Private Fitness Studio! Jones Fitness, (661) 424-0814 or jones-fitness.com
Jay Weiner is the Director of Development and CFO for The Gentle Barn Foundation, home to sixty animals rescued from abuse and host to abused kids, kids recovering from substance abuse, foster kids and children and adults with mental, emotional and physical challenges. Through the interaction with the animals the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills, trust, and kindness. The healing that takes place when the kids get together with the animals is miraculous.The Gentle Barn thrives with your support so come be a part of our gentle family.
Jaylene moved to Southern California in 1998. Her professional background is
a art educator. Jaylene is a designer of High End Jewelry. She uses Semi-Precious stones in
her jewelry . She has exhibited in many Art Festivals, Art Galleries, and
Museums in Wisconsin and California.Her designs have been sold across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
She is also a painter and a photographer. She lives in Santa Clarita and is
an active member of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association.
Jaylene is a strong Art Education Activist and is concerned with the need
for the Visual Arts to be part of all children's education.Jaylene's background as an Art Educator provides her with the ability to talk and teach about how Art is part of our daily lives in our visual
environment and visual culture Her interest in designing jewelry with semi-precious stones has involved
studying the History of Beads from different cultures around the world and
she presents lectures on how self adornment using semi-precious stones has
existed for hundreds of years in various cultures around the world.
Jeff Lulla received the USA Gymnastics “Business Leader of the Year” award in 2006. He is a member of the USA Gymnastics (USAG) National Safety Review Board, a National Safety Instructor for USAG, co-author of the USAG Kinder Accreditation for Teachers (KAT) Course, an industry consultant, and for years has been a seminar presenter for the Amateur Athletic Foundation, the US Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs, Australia Gymnastics Federation, Canada B.C. Gymnastics and USA Gymnastics. He also serves on the USAG National Preschool Advisory Panel and has lectured at the USAG Business Owners Conference presenting on recreational gymnastics, technology and marketing. Jeff Lulla earned a B.A. degree in Physical Education from CSUN in 1976, and has over 30 years of teaching and coaching experience. In 1985 Jeff opened the first Fun & Fit Gymnastics Center in Burbank, California and in 1987 opened the second Fun & Fit Gymnastics facility in Santa Clarita, California. Both Fun & Fit Centers also contract with public and private schools and their local city Park and Recreation Departments teaching youth fitness and recreational gymnastics both on and off site. In 1991 Jeff began to license a self-esteem building curriculum developed at Fun & Fit to other gymnastics schools and fitness clubs. Since then, hundreds of gymnastics and youth fitness programs internationally have been licensed to use what is called the "Fun & Fit Gymnastics Program".
Jill Redfern is a RN as well as a Certified Enzyme Nutritionist who addresses women's very special needs. I partner with you and nature to to produce vibrant health in your life.
Joel S. Miller, DMD, MAGD graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1983. Continuing to expand his skills and dental knowledge by completing hundreds of hours of continuing education, he was awarded a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2003. Less than 1% of all dentists in the United States have achieved this honor. He is a preferred dentist of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Miller is certified for standard proficiency laser use.Dr. Miller is active in other professional societies, including the American Dental Association , California Dental Association, San Fernando Valley Dental Society , the Academy of General Dentistry, Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society and is a member of the Peer Review Committee of the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.Dr. Miller has been selected as for inclusion in both The Guide to America's Top Dentists and The Best of the U.S.Dr. Miller has lived in Valencia since 1993 with his two children, and enjoys the community and all that it has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children, and driving his sportscar on the various tracks in Southern California.
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A.Allbright Painting, Inc. was founded in 1987 by President Joshua Abramson. We specialize in Interior / Exterior painting, Faux Finishes and Murals, Wallpaper Installation,Venetian Plaster, and all types of Cabinet Refinishing.
Karen Maleck-Whiteley – Co-Owner of Balance Point Spa, Karen was voted best Hypnotherapist in Santa Clarita. She is works with many techniques to support you in making the changes you desire in your life. She has also been featured in the Signal and Day Spa Magazine.
Lee Duncan is the Administrator at Santa Clarita Christian School in Canyon Country. The school is celebrating its 25th anniversary of offering a college prepatory education that includes academic rigor and character development. Its motto is “Teaching Minds – Training Hearts for God.”
Linda Chenaur Chiropractic Inc. provides successful chiropractic alternatives to medication and dis-ease, including sauna detoxification and holistic wellness. Dr. Chenaur’s expertise has resulted in relief from hormonal imbalances, allergies, IBS, gastric reflux, fibromyalgia, neck and back pain, and headaches. 661-799-0644
Linda Clements-Urick utilizes Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programing and Therapeutic Imagery to facilitate rapid change in the areas of smoking cessation, weight loss, fears/anxieties and self-esteem She has been featured on the Discovery Health Channel and the Fine Living Channel for her work.
Linda Jones, A.M.P. Services include media buying, image, branding, concept and design. Helping a business prosper in a competitive environment is what drives the “Make Things Happen” attitude of A.M.P.
Mason Rashtian -"After 10 years of litigation experience with major law firms, Mason Rashtian chose to open his own practice in Valencia to be close to family and his hometown community. His practice focuses on personal injury and family law."
Patti Finley is an Assistant Director of the Canyon Theatre Guild, Director of Daytime Programs for the Guild, and Artistic Director of the Family Season. As Assistant Director, I handle the publicity for our productions, secure the performance rights for the shows each season, work with our Executive Director to manage the day-to-day activities at the Guild. As Director of Daytime Programs, I select the shows which will be used in our youth workshops, and, in addition to interviewing and hiring our instructors, I instruct two workshops each year. I also serve as administrator of all of our workshops. As Artistic Director of our Family Season, I work with our directors to maintain a high quality in each of the shows in the Family Season.
Peggy Cannistraci is a part of Math Support. Math Support Services has been serving students in the Santa Clarita valley since 1993. In 1997 Math Support became the first single subject private school able to offer transferable mathematics courses. Math Support is fully accredited by WASC as a supplemental education service. Our dedication to helping students achieve their goals and overcome obstacles is unsurpassed.We specialize in supplemental instruction for mathematics: pre-algebra through calculus, chemistry and physics. Students attend one-on-one or small group instruction weekly. Instructors provide a review of prior topics, re teach the current assignment, work on difficult material, pre-teach upcoming topics, provide students with pre-tests matching district curriculum (Developed by Math Support).Math Support provides students with additional opportunities to attend SAT/ PSAT Workshops( with free practice tests), Mock Finals every semester to prepare for cumulative exams, Test Taking and Study Skills Workshop, Roadmap to College Workshop (Free for parents and students of MSS), Geometry Proof Workshops and more.Math Support Services is a school and is able to offer students transferable courses for credit. Our students are 95% successful in our courses! Consistently 78% of our students perform in the A and B range. For more information and eligibility requirements please call our center. Students report improved confidence in mathematics and improved study skills lasting well into the future.
Rachel Cosgrove, owns and operates Results Fitness, located in Santa Clarita. Rachel writes as a fitness expert for Women's Health, Muscle and Fitness Hers and Men's Fitness magazines. She and her team of fitness professionals at Results Fitness consistently achieve fast results with their clients. Learn more at www.results-fitness.com.
Raffy Sustento , DDS is a general and cosmetic dentist, specializing in delivering a beautiful smile in a caring , gentle way.He is located at 23206 Lyons Ave, corner Wayman, Suite 208. Telephone 661 799 9828.
Rebecca A. Robins, CPA, CFP™, Offering Comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Advisory Services. Securities offered through Associated Securities Corp. Insurance licensed with the state of California #0D75745.
Red Alinsod is a surgical sub-specialists for women's health issues such as urinary leakage, fallen bladder/rectum/vagina/uterus, abnormal vaginal bleeding, failed prior surgeries, and vaginal rejuvenation.
Rita Cook has been writing auto and travel columns for the past eight years and currently writes an auto column for The Magazine of Santa Clarita. She has also contributed in the areas of travel, beauty and health and writes for many LA and Dallas-based magazines on a regular basis.
Robert Mansour specializes in Estate Planning which encompasses living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, trust administration, probate, etc. Robert also handles some personal injury matters. Credit cards accepted. Free consultations available.
Sally Kuch, I intended to help clients achieve their fullest potential in their relationship to self and others, by getting to the core issues and healing the underlying pain.
Shaun Marksbury moved on a scholarship to Southern California in 2005 with his wife and three children to finish his BA. He’s anticipating graduation this May from the Master's College magna cum laude, and plans to move on this fall to achieve a MA in Divinity.Those interested in contacting Shaun can visit his site at http://www.markings.bravehost.com/, or by emailing him directly at email@example.com.
Susan Reynolds is a senior partner at NewMarket Careers in Santa Clarita, a coaching and career strategy firm geared toward managerial, executive, and senior level professional careers. Sue comes from a corporate background with Fortune 500 companies, yet has assisted sole-proprietorships as well, working in corporate training, communications, executive speech & resume writing, and organizational consulting. She speaks and writes on the topics of organizational and career development as well as corporate politics.
Tim W. Borruel, M.A., who holds a master's degree in education and several teaching credentials, served as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator for the William S. Hart School District for 10 years prior to creating Sunshine Learning and Daycare Centers more than two decades ago with his wife, Donna. He started Legacy Private Academy in the late 1990s, and moved the school to its current site in 2002. Today, Legacy offers excellence in education to students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Legacy, which will become Legacy Christian Academy in August 2007, will be expanding to 7th grade in 2008 and 8th grade in 2009. Mr. Borruel has focused his career on creating educational programs that combine character education and academic excellence. Mr. Borruel also has a passion for helping families in their pursuit of raising the next generation -- leaving a legacy of excellence for their children.
Timothy J. Shaner, MBA,ChFC,CLU,CFP, president of Capital Consultants, is an investment specialist offering retirement and estate planning nationwide. His offices are located in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys and is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with/and offers securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member NASD SIPC a Registered Investment Advisor.
Tora Brown, Owner of Tora Brown Public Relations, is a leader in the public relations field. With a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration, she has worked with many Entertainment, Corporate, Government and Non-Profit Leaders.
Dr. Chace R. Unruh is a licensed chiropractic physician and a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California and a member of the California Chiropractic Association and AASP, and has a passion for providing the most comprehensive healthcare available.Dr. Unruh is proud to be a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley where he resides with his wife, Cassidy, and their two children. Having graduated with his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Dr. Unruh demonstrates commitment to quality care, education and is actively involved with The Center for Research in Automotive Safety and Health, as well as, The Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Both are highly dedicated to the research and the proliferation of accurate and cutting-edge information and technique for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Unruh is known for his caring demeanor and his dedication to the wellbeing of his patients. With great ambition. Dr. Unruh and the talented team at Unruh Chiropractic, Inc. strive to continue to grow this exceptional practice into the leading multidisciplinary center of the valley.Dr. Chace R. Unruh utilizes different techniques of spinal manipulation that are tailored to address the specific needs of each patient.
Renee Peña, CH & Hypno-Energy Founder. Hypno-Energy is a unique holistic approach in synthesizing hypnosis and energy-based healing therapies to restore the sense of well-being, self empowerment, and life purpose.
Scott Spackey is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life-Coach & California Registered Addiction Specialist & Interventionist.
He specializes in relationships and all areas of self-improvement strategies that are designed to help people realize their greatest potentials, establish their true identity and achieve a lasting and fulfilling sense of purpose and joy in their lives. He also works extensively with addicted persons in all substances, providing private and discreet addiction counseling and interventions.
“I draw from a variety of disciplines that include sociology, psychology, mentoring, management, counseling and even western and eastern philosophy.”
For more information about Scott, visit his website at www.Life-Mind.com or contact him at 661-299-1966 or Scott@Life-Mind.com
Brenda Stoner CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) and owner of Kitchens Etc., a Design & Remodeling firm specializing in complete kitchen projects from concept through completion.
Virgil Vasquez more information to come!
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Articles - This Issue
- Saugus Graduates – “We’re Going Places!”
- ROCK ON with the Boys & Girls Club!
- Tee Off at the SCV Senior Center’s Summer Showdown!
- A Note from The Publishers -June 2013
- An Evening of Fun with the Gentlemen! Soroptimist International of SCV’s 2nd Annual Gentlemen for a Cause
- You Are Making a Difference!
- Around Town
- Hike Santa Clarita Now Offers Blog and “Ask Dr. Norm” Feature
- Logix Federal Credit Union Named as Title Sponsor for Circle of Hope’s 2013 Vine 2 Wine Classic
- COC Summer Session to Provide Class Seats for 18,000 Students