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Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs and be Healthier with Food

Grow Your Own Fresh Herbs and be Healthier with Food

Do you like to consume organic food?  People are becoming more aware of what they eat, so it could be a very good idea to start an organic indoor garden of your own so you can be sure that your eating vegetables that are free of unhealthy chemicals.  One of the best things with organic indoor gardening is it doesn’t need a lot of space to grow a good crop of vegetables.  A small balcony or an accessible rooftop is all you need to get started with organic indoor gardening.  Even if you live somewhere that doesn’t have anything like a balcony or flat rooftop, you can still indulge in organic indoor gardening.

Kitchens by Design

Kitchens by Design

Homeowners who think it will cost them less to remodel their kitchens without the help of a professional kitchen designer should realize that it is far less costly to anticipate and incorporate design elements in the planning stage than to correct mistakes, oversights and misjudged needs once the work has begun or has been completed. 

The Good Life is Actually Shared Outside

The Good Life is Actually Shared Outside

The nights will begin to get longer, cool breezes drift though the air and the leaves will be orange soon, but you won’t find anyone inside.  The impact of the outdoor room has become so strong it’s turning into the home’s most used room.  Outdoor living has increased in popularity and has expanded way past the patio table and chairs of yester-year.  We are now enjoying a resort-at-home trend with exterior plasma screen televisions and large movie screens, sofas and lounge chairs, chandeliers and full operational kitchens.  Santa Clarita enjoys a warmer climate and with homeowners developing their home into weekend retreats we are finding the outdoor furniture manufacturers are developing lines that offer the same design quality found in indoor furniture.

Let the Fall Air In

Let the Fall Air In

With the cool nights approaching, as we get closer to fall, it is time to turn off those air conditioners and let in the fresh cool air.  Living in Southern California we are spoiled with the perfect cool fall nights, why not take advantage of the weather and let the fresh air into your home.  The perfect way to do that is with Wizard Retractable Screens.  They provide the best way of opening up your house doors and windows without letting the unwanted bugs in.  Ventilate your home while saving on energy costs.  The average energy savings when the screens are used to their potential are instantaneous, they pay for themselves.  Not only will you be saving on energy costs, but you will also be part of green living.  With the recent rush of going green, you too can help out by turning off those air conditioners and using the natural cool air to provide comfort in your home.

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

It was another beautiful sunny day in the Santa Clarita Valley and despite the warmer weather, the community came together to celebrate and enjoy an afternoon of art: the unveiling of three historic wall murals in Old Town Newhall.  The wall mural project is part of the City’s enhancement program of the arts and theater.  “The City of Santa Clarita is thrilled to showcase these magnificent canvases of art depicting the beauty and historic points of interest of Newhall.  The murals will serve to visually simulate the environment of the Newhall Arts and Theatre District while developing new attractions that are representative of Newhall’s history and character,” commented Mayor Marsha McLean.  The paintings are a beautiful addition, adding more culture and history to the already historic Old Town district.

VIA Regional Executive Summit Addresses Tri-County Concerns

VIA Regional Executive Summit Addresses Tri-County Concerns

The Valley Industrial Association hosts the second annual Regional Executive Summit offering executives a forum for developing solutions to critical issues facing Southern California-based industries. C-suite executives from the tri-county area of Los Angeles, Ventura and Kern counties will convene on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Valencia to discuss issues and address concerns common to businesses operating in the three county area.

Win The Magazine of Santa Clarita Photo Contest

Win The Magazine of Santa Clarita Photo Contest

Think you’ve got an inspiring picture in your photo album or in jpg-format on your computer desktop?  Is it so amazingly cool that you’d like to see it published for all of the Santa Clarita Valley to admire and adore?  Is it award-winning?  Let the editors of The Magazine of Santa Clarita be the judge.  Each month we will accept entries.  All you need to do is send them by computer only to editorial@santaclaritamagazine.com with:

Hart District Students Score above County and State Ratings

Hart District Students Score above County and State Ratings

When asked why they moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, many local residents cite the quality of education, safe schools and high test results.  Students in the Hart School District have done very well compared to students in Los Angeles County and the state of California, according to results of last spring’s testing cycle reported by the California Department of Education.

Let’s Help Rid the Santa Clarita Valley of All Water Softeners

Let’s Help Rid the Santa Clarita Valley of All Water Softeners

There are still a lot of homes in the Santa Clarita valley which have water softeners creating a waste called chloride.  Chloride is discharged into our sewer system from these softeners.  This waste cannot be treated by our wastewater plants and thus is released into the Santa Clara River, causing harm to the ground water, crops, and the river. 

Ask the Designer

Ask the Designer

Dear Designer,
My name is Jeff and I live in Valencia.  I have a condo that I bought a few years ago and it’s time for a remodel.  The building itself was built in the mid-’80s and my unit was really never touched since then, well, it was painted when I bought it and I changed the carpeting.  It needs new fixtures, hardware, doors and the kitchen and bathrooms need a major update.  Once the remodel/facelift is done, I also would like to get new furniture.
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Rock Solid Landscaping Relies on Focal Points

Rock Solid Landscaping Relies on Focal Points

The artwork of Infinity Arts Studio provides striking focal points for your home, office courtyard or garden – a necessity in any landscape design. Not only are many of our pieces functional, including our full line of rock and metal furniture, gates, fountains and sconces, but they are also beautiful, artistic and completely compatible with the natural environment.

Decorative Ceramic Tiles

Decorative Ceramic Tiles

If you want to beautify your home or workplace, ceramic tiles are one of the best options.  In other words, it is suitable for all types of applications, ranging from residential to commercial purposes.  Ceramic tiles are perhaps the most durable flooring option now available on the market.  A ceramic tile is simply a mixture of natural clays that have been molded and fired at high temperatures.  Sometimes, it is made out of such recycled materials as auto windshields, old florescent bulbs, and ground glass.

Getting to know Pentair’s IntelliFlo VF-3050 Variable Drive Pump

Getting to know Pentair’s IntelliFlo VF-3050 Variable Drive Pump

Traditional pool pumps have offered a limited number of single-speed or two-speed designs.  Their motor speeds are set and unchangeable.  These set speeds are almost always higher than required, thereby overpowering the jobs they are assigned to do and wasting energy.  What’s more, other pumps rely on induction motor technology, which is far less efficient. 

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The Goddess Within

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McNamara Law Firm

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