Books & Woofs

by Martha Michael There is a group of Santa Clarita residents who believe reading is fundogmental. Several times a month, local children and their parents line up at a designated library to take a turn reading to friendly canines who are Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Known as R.E.A.D., the goal of the program is to […] Read more

Things to Do

April 28 Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Twilight Tours The first EFBC Twilight Tour of the year is open to visitors on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Guests will arrive during evening hours to see the behavior of wild cats in the night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound’s Twilight Tour, the […] Read more

How to Coexist with Native Wildlife

It’s spring, so it’s a good time of year for some tips on what you can do if you come across a baby in its natural habitat. What should you do if you find an orphaned or injured animal? With good intentions, people sometimes attempt to rescue baby animals. Sadly, a lack of training in the […] Read more

Get in the Saddle to Help Family

The public is invited to take part in a Fundraiser Ride scheduled for May 12, 2018 to benefit the Grasso family, who are active at Oak Creek Corral in Canyon Country. Craig Grasso, husband to Jodi and father-of-five, has been battling cancer since 2011. “This week the doctors told him they are out of options,” […] Read more

No Swan Song for Bird Bungalow

Bird Watching: Where are they Now? By Martha Michael If you remember stepping into The Bird Bungalow on Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, you would probably recognize the lively chatter from a host of colorful guests. Kelly Nilges, who owned the store, still gets to hear it. In 2013 the brick-and-mortar storefront closed, but […] Read more

Olate Dogs

by Martha Michael If you’re amazed when people can get their dogs to simply sit, lie down and roll over, you’ve got a treat ahead of you at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. The winning participants from Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent,” the Olate Dogs, will take the stage on May […] Read more

Medical Marijuana for Post-Prop 64 Pets

by Martha Michael With the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016, many assume that the sale and use of marijuana is completely without restraints. That’s really not the case, but when it comes to medical marijuana for pets, its use is becoming broader, and more acceptable, than before January 1, 2018. “Basically, it’s more […] Read more

Help! My dog…. Q & A With Dog Trainer Mark Tipton

Q: My dog jumps on everyone. How do I get him to stop? A: Dogs jump to seek attention. Teach your dog something you DO want him to do, instead of an undesired behavior. Substitute the behavior by giving him something to do instead when he greets people. Q: Help! I’m having barking problems with […] Read more