Celebrity Sightings – October 2018

  “Name that actor…” was the FB posting from Agustin Prieto Castillo when he ran into acting icon Martin Sheen. Lucky resident Tom Lland got more than just some delicious coffee when he ran into Starbucks and was able to snap a picture with actress/comedian...
Tell Me Something Good – October 2018

Tell Me Something Good – October 2018

Join in sharing good news, positive actions and accomplishments of the wonderful residents of our community. What was inspired by a local radio station bit, has turned into month after month of highlighting so truly fantastic individuals and groups. We hope you...
Holiday Recipe Contest

Holiday Recipe Contest

 I have been cooking since I was maybe seven or eight years old. It started with breakfast at my Grandma Rosie’s Cooking School. Each Summer a grandchild was given the opportunity to learn to cook at grandma’s house. It was two weeks of specialized cooking for kids....
Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

 All hallows eve brings out the cutest, and sometimes the creepiest costumes imaginable… I, for one, love the cute costumes the best now that I am a momma. Last year, my daughter was a kitty cat witch at school/unicorn at home and my son was my absolute favorite...

Celebrity Sightings – October 2018

Santa Clarita has no shortage of actors, producers, entertainers and child prodigy’s. Known as Hollywood’s backlot, we can see how so many residents are able to snap quick pictures with them. Cheers to another edition of celebrity sightings… Santa Clarita...
Tell Me Something Good – September 2018

Tell Me Something Good – September 2018

 Okay Santa Clarita, I think we can all agree that everyone is happy about school being back in session. The traffic, not so much. But I am even more excited because my first born just started Kindergarten. If you really read this Magazine article for article you will...

Celebrity Sightings – September 2018

 We are so close in proximity to Los Angeles, aka La La Land, that Hollywood refers to Santa Clarita as their own personal backlot. And sometimes it can feel like that too. It was just last month that SCV Resident Carla Espinoza was running into our local Walmart and...
Seizing Kelsey

Seizing Kelsey

What do you do when doctors don’t know what’s wrong with your child? More importantly, what wouldn’t you do? As a mother of two, I immediately ran wild in thoughts… I can only imagine how the Kling family felt. Ammon and Priscilla Kling, parents to Kelsey and...

Celebrity Sightings – August 2018

They light up the screen, and take us away from the world for 30 minutes, an hour or sometimes more than two… So, who am I talking about? Well actors of course… sometimes they are referred to as celebrities, but by profession, they are actors, and our town...
Tell Me Something Good – July 2018

Tell Me Something Good – July 2018

Join in sharing good news, positive actions and accomplishments of the wonderful residents of our community. What was inspired by a local radio station bit, has turned into month after month of highlighting so truly fantastic individuals and groups. We hope you...

Celebrity Sightings – July 2018

I was introduced to our first celebrity sighting through the television show Orange is the New Black (2013). After watching the iconic Candis Cayne on Dirty, Sexy, Money back in 2007, I was beyond excited to see transgender actress/activist Laverne Cox grace the...

Tranquility and Bliss at Spa Privé

 Spa Privé is nestled conveniently in the gorgeous Victorian buildings off Lyons Avenue on the corner of Chestnut. Here you will find an oasis of relaxation courtesy of aesthetician/owner. To say that caring for others comes natural to Deena is an understatement—she...

The CleverMade Cooler

The company says, “Never let your guests get thirsty by keeping cold drinks on hand all night! With the Snapbasket cooler holding 50 cans plus ice, and keeping it cold for 36 hours, your guests will never be disappointed.” Let me tell you first hand, they are right!...
Nominate SCV’s Favorite Teacher!

Nominate SCV’s Favorite Teacher!

 I was researching quotes that inspire and I came across this: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William A. Ward As a parent, I connect deeply with this statement. It is something...

Unique Gifts for Dad at Ma Maison

 As I was perusing through Denise Myer’s thoughtfully decorated boutique last month for my mom, I found the most amazing space… it was a mix of cool tattoo inspired art, flasks, whiskey tumblers, and quotes on bottles, pint glasses and more. All of the kinds of...

Celebrity Sightings – June 2018

 You know, it’s not often that you run into a complete and total legend… and that is what happened to SCV residents Dan and Lori Sterkel when the pair met none other than “Mr. Las Vegas” himself, Wayne Newton. Carson Wayne Newton is one of the best-known...

Celebrating Our Mothers 2018

 Each year we request photos for our Mother’s Day photo contest, and the one thing that I look forward to is the story. Why do these women mean so much to these children, friends or family? The reasons never cease to amaze me, as well as inspire me on my own journey...
Tell Me Something Good – January 2018

Tell Me Something Good – January 2018

 The first of the year brings new adventures, new opportunities and new beginnings for us all. How are you starting out the new year? As I search for the good around town, I am always grateful and happy for the fact that we live in one of the most supportive cities in...
Tell Me Something Good – December 2017

Tell Me Something Good – December 2017

 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and mind you when I write this column, it’s about six weeks prior because of production. We have barely opened the door to November, but the weather is finally catching up with the season and I think we are all...
Tell Me Something Good – November 2017

Tell Me Something Good – November 2017

You know it seems as of late, it’s been a bit tougher to find good news out there. So, as we begin our anniversary edition of Tell Me Something Good, I am on the hunt to share some positive news with our readers. Just one year ago we premiered this column, which was...
Honoring Those Who Serve

Honoring Those Who Serve

 Our November photo contest results are always a favorite of our readers. Santa Clarita is a huge supporter of our Military, as well as a place that numerous active duty and veteran families call home. I am fortunate to have grown up with a family of service. My...

Tell Me Something Good – October 2017

 Each month I am able to connect with our community through this wonderful column in which I share positive accomplishments, great news and inspiring stories of courageous acts. It has been an amazing six months of sharing the positivity that goes around our City, and...
Tell Me Something Good – September 2017

Tell Me Something Good – September 2017

I feel very fortunate each month to write a column that’s sole purpose is to spread positive news, and share the accomplishments of the fantastic residents in our City. I am able to hop onto social media and with a quick scroll I can find one to two bits of great news...

Ignition Fitness Beach Day in Carpentaria

 You will normally catch them riding trikes down Newhall Ranch Road to Home Depot, but Saturday, August 12 the Ignition Fitness family took the fun up the coast to Carpentaria to enjoy the cooler temperatures and family-friendly beaches. The kids played in the sand...
Tell Me Something Good – August 2017

Tell Me Something Good – August 2017

 I feel very fortunate each month to write a column that’s sole purpose is to spread positive news, and share the accomplishments of the fantastic residents in our City. I am able to hop onto social media and with a quick scroll I can find one or two bits of great...

Celebrity Sightings – August 2017

Who doesn’t want to visit France in the Spring? Santa Clarita resident was happy to snap a photo with American actress Kristen Stewart before they attended the Cannes Film Festival. Most know Stewart for her popular role as Bella Thorne in the Twilight Saga of movies...
Tell Me Something Good – March 2017

Tell Me Something Good – March 2017

Springtime is here – the flowers are blooming, and the bees are buzzing… A true optimist, I love sharing the positive news around town.  We wanted to take another moment to share the good and highlight the great things that are happening in Santa Clarita....

Circle of Hope’s Afternoon Tea

Circle of Hope survivors and supporters enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with about 270 old friends and new acquaintances as they wandered in the lovely ballroom and patios of Robinson Ranch Golf Course.  We enjoyed the music of Lance Allyn and entertainment, bid on...

“Mom Strong”

 My entire life I have been a plus size girl, spending most of my life wearing a size 18 and classified morbidly obese.  After the birth of my son Benjamin, I was at my heaviest weight of 162 pounds and flooded with emotions I had no experience with or tools to...