It’s that time of year when fresh figs are in the market.
Seeing as how there are more than 750 species of figs, you can never get tired of the varied flavorful fig. Figs grow in almost every jungle, every moist habitat in the world as well as dry, sunny areas. They like rocky areas and deep, fresh...
The Community Hiking Club is hosting an art and photo exhibit at King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary. Photos and paintings will be on display at King Gillette Ranch from Sept. 12-21.
Are you an amateur...
Dagger Flat began as a small Native American Tataviam footpath.
The Tataviam Indians spent much of their time living in what is now known as the Pacoima Wash. Back in the days when the Tataviam inhabited the area, the wash was a clear, clean river that ran most of the year. The Tataviam used this footpath...
Wildfires, as we have recently seen, can burn acres of land and grow completely out of control in a matter of minutes.
Fire can be fueled by many things, including weather, dry brush, drought and wind. There are three conditions that must be met for wildfires to burn. First is an ignition source such...
In 1990, I vacationed in Copper Canyon, Mexico, “The Sierra Tarahumara” where the Tarahumara (aka Raramuri) people live.
I was lucky enough to spend three weeks with them, hiking in the area, watching them weave their beautiful baskets, visiting an abandoned church in the depths of the canyon –...
Are you an early riser? If so, you’re in good company. People who get up with the birds are generally smarter than their colleagues, healthier, happier, and get more done. Science doesn’t lie. Early risers are go-getters, and many are geniuses.
A University in Heidelberg discovered that early birds...
You’re probably thinking sharks, lions, tigers, bears and the like, right? Believe it or not, the deadliest animal in the world is the mosquito.
mosquitoes are responsible for a lot of diseases including Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, cikungunya and filariasis. Thousands...
A couple of years ago, I saw a photo on Facebook of a painted rock in Yosemite. The person who posted the photo was also the “artist,” and the photo had gone viral.
This girl seemed to be very proud of her “artwork,” but I was livid. My anger was palpable. How could she possibly have done this...
A huge sinkhole, or possibly a crater, appeared in Siberia two years ago. But since it was in Siberia, nobody found out about it for quite a while. It ultimately took a helicopter pilot’s photos for scientists to become interested.
It seems this happened overnight in an area called Yamal, which in...
Here’s to all you “Hobbit” fans out there.
Hobbits, up to this point, have been known only as fictional, tiny humans who inhabited Middle Earth, like sweet Bilbo Baggins. But now, scientists have found a hobbit-like human ancestor. They may not be as adorable as the hobbits you’re familiar...
The COVID-19 quarantine provided some with time to catch up on their favorite TV series or try a new hobby, but for Valencia resident Jeff Bomberger, it has earned him a ticket to the Catalina Film Festival.
Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
Following a summer hiatus, the Santa Clarita homeless task force met Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count for the first time since its release — and concluded that keeping a separate local count may be the solution to an apparent undercount of local homeless in the countywide tally.
California State University, Northridge’s library is hosting a virtual exploration of women’s journeys in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
College of the Canyons was one of two California community colleges recognized as one of "America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting" by Washington Monthly magazine for its commitment to inspiring students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
Waste Management in Santa Clarita is encouraging community members to practice proper disposal of hazardous household materials in an effort to help prevent heat-related cart and collection truck fires while protecting the environment.
With lights and sirens on, two squads of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies rolled out Thursday afternoon to assist in the fast-growing Bobcat Fire that prompted new evacuations in the Antelope Valley.
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