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Newhall Aquarium offers hands-on learning encounters with marine life. Signal file photo.

SCV Summer Family Fun

By Michele E. Buttelman  It’s summer in the Santa Clarita Valley. The kids are out of school and it’s time to make some family memories.

A Jeff Koons sculpture at the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, California, April 19, 2016.

Museums, Art and Culture

By Michele E. Buttelman  Summer is a great time to visit museums, admire art, learn the history of where you live or take in a

The Sierra Club offers voluntourism opportunities throughout California and the United States. Experience the High Sierra while helping with trail maintenance in the John Muir Wilderness.

Vacations That Give Back

By Michele E. Buttelman  Travel with a purpose, or “voluntourism,” is the latest popular vacation trend. International travel that focuses on “good works” has been

New drought restrictions in the Santa Clarita Valley discourage this type of inefficient and wasteful watering. Plants prefer being watered at root level. Avoid getting leaves wet as it can cause sunscald.

Water Wise Summer Gardening

By Michele E. Buttelman   The drought is back and new water restrictions threaten to put the “heat” on your summer garden. How can you help

The Local Group Astronomy Club arrives early to set up telescopes for night viewing at Chuchupate in Lockwood Valley.

School’s Out Family Fun

By Michele E. Buttelman  It seems like only yesterday that children were at home taking classes on a computer at the kitchen table and the

Photo courtesy of Aprill Benthamian.

The Number one Summer Diet

Cinch your waistline with this eating plan that incorporates all of your favorite healthy eats—plus wine!  By Aprill Benthamian  Contributing Writer, Not This, But That 

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History of Memorial Day: Red Poppies

By Leon Worster  In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:  We cherish too, the Poppy red

Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

California Surfing Road Trip

By Michele E. Buttelman  Nothing speaks to the soul of a true Californian than the beach and the surfing culture it has spawned. From La

Organic gardens can provide healthy, safe produce without chemicals or pesticides.

Join the Organic Gardening Movement

By Michele E. Buttelman  Is veggie gardening in the Santa Clarita Valley challenging? It can be, but it’s also rewarding. Despite droughts and blazing temperatures

A watermelon costume contest is one of the fun events at the annual California Watermelon Festival.

California Fun in the Sun

By Michele E. Buttelman  The sun is shining and events, festivals and fairs in California are back on the calendar. It’s time to plan for

Photo courtesy City of Santa Clarita.

Biking Santa Clarita

Miles and miles of routes for every level of rider  By Jim Walker  Santa Clarita is most definitely a bike-friendly city, and this was by