Home Instead organizes secret Santa for seniors

Home Instead is running its “Be a Santa to a Senior” program for the 15th year. Partnering with businesses in Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, Home Instead has set up trees filled with with paper ornaments with the names of seniors and items that they need or would like to receive for Christmas.

Oakmont of Valencia to host dementia workshop

This December, Oakmont of Valencia will host a workshop for those caring for dementia patients that will hopefully give them a better understanding of life with the disease.

Showers hit SCV

In case you missed it, the Santa Clarita Valley was treated to a bit of rain Wednesday, which is expected to clear up by the weekend, according to weather officials.

Retrial set for man accused in fatal crash in Gorman

The retrial for a man accused of killing six people in a fiery late-night crash on Interstate 5 is scheduled for next year, officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Valencia High School Jazz to hold benefit concert for Saugus families

The “Songs for Saugus: A Night of Jazz” concert will be held at Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The concert was initially meant to raise funds for the jazz programs at Valencia High School, but the music program then decided to give those funds to help the families affected by the Saugus shooting cover their medical bills and otherwise recover.

Curds, rinds and more mozzarella

Corry De Robertis, who’s billed as “That Cheesemaker Guy,” is a local hobbyist cheesemaker who, for the past year, has taught monthly cheesemaking classes out of his home with the assistance of his wife, Carol, which are offered on Facebook.

A renovation of history in the making

On Wednesday, work began on reshingling the roofs of the historic buildings at the Heritage Junction in Hart Park. Previously, the roofs had wooden shingles, which are being replaced with metal shingles custom-painted to closely resemble the original wood aesthetic.

Operation School Bell provides new clothes for students

Each year, the Assistance League hosts Operation School Bell program, in which children with financial need are selected by their teachers to go on a back to school shopping trip sponsored by the Assistance League.

Canyon High School Theater celebrates first musical competition win in four years

While Wednesday is usually the dreaded “hump day” of the week, this Wednesday was especially sweet for the Canyon High School drama program, which celebrated awards students earned over the weekend at the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, or DTASC, competition, with cupcakes and sparkling juice in champagne glasses.

Tick Fire containment increased to 65 percent

Containment of the devastating Tick Fire has increased to 65% since Saturday night, according to an incident update release from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

SCV karate studios offer a number of options

While it takes years to harness the kind of technique and power seen on television and the movies, the Santa Clarita Valley offers several options for those hoping to get some exercise and learn martial arts.