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Air Conditioning/Heating
I would like to recommend Craig Sanford Hearing & Air Conditioning.  We have used them many times for maintenance service calls as well as installing a new system in our home.  My husband is a retired City of L.A. building inspector and had inspected their work, both residential and commercial many times before we moved to Sand Canyon.  He was always very impressed with the quality of their work and their professionalism. Highly recommend! Craig Sanford Heating & Air Conditioning 16205 Lost Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, 661-298-3070 Lic # 527114. Serving Santa Clarita & surrounding areas for 25 years.
(Kathy Bishop)

Air Conditioning/Heating
DH Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning owned by Dale Horton is fantastic!!  He is reasonable, honest, dependable and an all around nice man. His phone number is 661-310-4249.
(Roni Richardson)
Air Conditioning/Heating
Ralph Bauman at Environmental Control Systems for heating and air conditioning service.  251-5416. Excellent maintenance and referred us to Bob Lucas at SC Custom Air, who installed new vent lines to bathrooms and office. Very reasonable and clean work.  Solved a major problem working through a rock ceiling.  251-2510.
(Curt Neely)

Air Conditioning/Heating
This local company was referred to us when our air conditioner went out Wednesday. We called yesterday afternoon at 2pm - they came out by 4pm and our new air conditioner was installed before 8 am this morning - at an extremely fair price! In this heat - a great referral! Rowland Air, Inc., Canyon Country 800-500-9068
(Tim & Laurie Grayem)
Air Conditioning/Heating
We have a wonderful Heating and Air Conditioning Man (Dale Horton) who is polite, prompt, knowledgeable, reasonable and very nice.  His company name is: DH Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Phone 661-310-4249. He is licensed and insured.  
(Roni Richardson)
Air Conditioning/Heating
I have a referral for Air Conditioning/Heating.  This man, Dale Horton, is super!!  He is very knowledgeable and always prompt and courteous.  We have used him several times.  The name of his company is: DH Mechanical Heating, Ventilation and A/C.  Phone is 661-310-4249.
(Roni Richardson)
Air Conditioning/Heating
I am referring an honest, hardworking and licensed person, who is also local.  Jim has completed work on both our home and business.  We are extremely satisfied and recommend him highly. Airestream Heating and Air Conditioning (Jim Hannah).
PH: 661  250 - 8971
(Diane Carlucci)

Air Conditioning/Heating
I would like to add an air conditioner installer and repair service who is just extraordinary.  Fair prices, fast and excellent service.  His name is Ralph Bauman with Environmental Control Systems.  He can be reached at 661.251.5416.
(Bob Stevenson)
Air Conditioning/Heating
We had a new air conditioning/heating system installed last year by Bob Gage of Around the Clock.  He is absolutely Gold Star.  He can be reached at 1-800 434 9277.
(Rick and Elaine Chavez)
Air Conditioning/Heating

Robert Air here in S. C., Bob has always been fair.
(Norm Furr)
Air Conditioning/Heating
Tom Dobbs, A/C Doctor, Canyon Country 661-250-1131 (recommended by Kevin W. Yeam 661-255-9500).  I met Tom is a business networking group over 8 years ago.  Even though I left that group +5 years ago, I still use Tom for all my AC needs.  He is a good guy with reasonable rates and excellent service.
(Yeam Law)
Air Conditioning/Heating
I have a great air conditioner guy.  His name is Tom Dobbs and his company is called AC Doctor.  He lives locally and his number is (661) 250-1131.
(Janie Ferling)
Air Conditioning/Heating
We have found a heating and air conditioning repair company that we really like.  They are called ARS - 800-869-6943.  The Service Technician we use is Bob Morton.  He is extremely knowledgeable, could quickly diagnose the problem, is polite, on time, clean, old school and really knows his stuff.  We also like that he didn't try to hustle us to buy what we don't need.  We're happy and toasty!
(Referred by: Maureen Miller)

Airport Service
In the new referral guide, a recommendation for car service to the airport was requested.  We have used "Cool Ride" for a few years now, and have had excellent service.  Their rates are fair; do not charge taxes for the service as many others do.  Tips can either be included at time of charge, or given directly to the driver - your choice.  We found them to be very reliable.  They track your flights and arrival times.  On the return, they meet you right at your baggage area, no extra charge.  After trying several, we have been very satisfied with Cool Ride.  Their office is local on Lyons, and their number is 661-284-2700.
(Judy Greenberg)
Airport Service
A great car service we have been using for over 8 years: Limousine Connection. Ask for Victor as the driver if you want someone great. 661-257-2777.
(Gina Brockamp)
Airport Service

Cool Rides in Santa Clarita are fabulous - clean cars (town car); great pick-up solution for concerts at the Greek Theater; courteous drivers; cannot say enough good things about them.
(Ellen Fox)
Airport Service

I had some difficulty finding a local outfit to take us to the airport when I used the phone book. Most of the companies were from outside the valley and charged extra for coming up here. I checked with some friends and found someone who is local, experienced, reliable and a nice guy. His name is Carlo DaCunha of Angel Limousine SCV. His number is 661-414-6988.
(Barbara Schulman)

Animal Care (See also “Pet Sitters”)

Animal Care
Pat West 298-9653 Home/478-9648 Cell and Sharon Rendall 298-2161 Home/803-2605 Cell. We will take care of your animals when you can't. We start at $25 per day (increases per animal).  west.pat@att.net and rogerrendall@aol.com.
(Ruthann Levison)

Animal Care
Sharon Rendall & Pat West Canyon residents for 19 yrs will care for your animals (dogs, horses, chickens) when you can't, bring in your mail, newspapers and even water your house plants. They will come twice a day. Stall cleaning is extra. Up to now they have only done it by word of mouth. Call them for prices. Sharon: 298-2161 (cell: 661-803-2605) rogerrendall@aol.com Pat: 298-9653  pwest@socal.rr.com
(Ruthann Levison)
Animal Care
I have been providing a Home Pet Care Service for several neighbors, for years now. I thought it may be a good idea to expand the service to Sand Canyon residents only, and see what develops. Many of us seem to be hindered in our ability to get away, because of the responsibility to our animals. (It's been years since my husband and I went on a vacation.) So, please feel free to give out my name and number for Home Pet Care Service (horses, dogs, chickens, rabbits), to those who are looking for a "Dog Sitter". Joan Waldman ClemistryRanch@aol.com 661-250-4600
(Ruthann Levison)
Animal Care/Pet Sitter
A Mary Poppins for Pets. $35/day. Call Marlee Andrews at "Dogone-It" 661-251-3873 or 805-490-4294.
(Kelly Bennett)

Animals Lost Website
I saw this on the news & it seems to be a great idea.  I thought you might like to have it for your file.  It might be appropriate for the SCHOA newsletter:
Website: www.findtoto.com.

(Carol Hill)  

Animal Rescue & Premier Boarding Facility (small animals)
New Leash On Life: The small animal rescue located here in Sand Canyon sent us this offer:
Feel free to add us to the list of referrals if anyone has questions about dogs, lost one or found one. A few of us have cat experience so we can help with that as well – but it’s a hit and miss if you get someone with experience.  If you do decide to include us in the referrals – would you be so kind to let folks know that although we rescue dogs from the shelters, rehabilitate and train them for adoption, we are also happy to offer our expertise on training, behavior problems, ideas to find homes, and where to get treatment (shot clinics all the way to major surgery). Thanks so much. Stephanie Hoefener Director of Operations 661.255.0097
www.newleash.org

Antique Clock Repair
I just used “Cliff” of Santa Clarita Clock Repair for repairing our antique wall clock. Phone: 661-299-2467. Nice guy. Clean & prompt.
(Joseph Gomez)
Appliance Repair

I'd like to highly recommend Hillside Appliance Repair (661-269-2221. The owner is David Haggai.  He repairs washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, vent hoods and trash compactors.  David's motto is "honest work at reasonable prices" and I am happy to say that he lives by his motto.  He is extremely reasonable, refreshingly honest and licensed.  I've used him several times for different appliances.  Here is an example of David's Honesty.  Once he came to repair my old garage refrigerator that had stopped working.  He could've told me I needed a new motor or other parts, and being an old refrigerator, I would've believed him.  Instead, he told me that a styrofoam popcorn piece had blown into the fan causing it to stop rotating.  Instead of taking advantage of me, he was honest.  And he's very nice!
(Sandi Parris)
Architect
I have a great local architect - Americus (Ed) Piazza.  His number is 299-4560.  He designed my house in Macmillan Ranch and several others in the Canyon.  Mention my name.  You can also come see my house if you want.
(Evelyn Taibi 661-250-0026)
Architect
Ruthann, This is the architect that did our last two houses.  He has also done many, many in Sand Canyon including one of the biggest ones out here.  He is the greatest!  Call Bruce Shindelus at 818.735.9437.

(Renée Dannull)
Architect
I have worked with a GREAT architect, Kevin Haub, and recommend him enthusiastically!   His contact info is: K.H.A. Architecture - Kevin Haub, AIA. kevinhaub@yahoo.com 661-294-7899.
(Judy Belue)
Artist: Custom mural/faux painter and color consultant
Susie Kades has done some wonderful custom painting for us and a neighbor.  She is nice, reasonable and a creative artist.  She can do the standard faux finishes, but she is also wonderful at murals, creative theme ideas and color consulting.  My daughters insisted on hydrangea bedding and Susie came and matched the hydrangeas from the linens in a wonderful border in the girls' room.  She can be reached at 661-295-7114  fauxtogo@earthlink.net.
(Referred by Maureen Miller)
Artist: (Murals & Faux finishes)
Thank you for this very helpful Referral Guide and its many updates.  I have another one for you.  Denise Saylor is a very gifted artist who specializes in murals for your home, big, small, detailed, simple and anywhere in between.  She has done theatrical sets for local plays, scenery panels for photographs and many other projects.  She is local, dependable, reasonably priced and very good at what she does.  Right now she is painting a portrait of my two sons for my husband for Christmas.  Her contact information follows
.  Denise Saylor; Designs by Denise; (661) 251-7911; www.dbdmurals.com
(Ellen Fox)

Attorney
We all hope we never have the need for a personal injury attorney. And even when we do, we thinkwe can handle it with the insurance companies by ourselves. We tried it and smart as we thought we were it was to no avail. We then called in R. Rex Parris Law Firm (Rob Parris is a neighbor). We can't recommend his firm highly enough. They were knowledgeable, professional and got us the settlement we deserved. It seems it's all a big game and the insurance companies don't play unless there is a lawyer (and a good one) involved. A big thumbs up for ROB PARRIS AT R. Rex Parris Law Firm - Office: 661-949-7524
(Mike & Ruthann Levison)

Auto Body Repair
Ruthann recently did damage to her front bumper. We had it repaired at KBP Body Repair on Ruether in Canyon Country. Phone 251-2252 or www.bodyshop661@sbcglobal.net. They were very good, very fast and very reasonable. We recommend them.
(Mike Levison)

Auto Detailing
VIP Mobile Detailing has been taking care of our vehicles for years.  He does a wonderful job and offers reasonable prices to local residents.
http://www.vipmobiledetailing.com. Call Matt at (661) 212-1807.
(Bill Watson)

Auto Repair
SCV Import & Domestic Specialist. Henry Rios, Owner - 251-8353 at 26911 Ruether Ave, Unit A. Our 14 yr old Lexus broke down and needed a very old part. I was referred to Henry who did an excellent job on the problem other shops couldn't fix. He was professional, very knowledgeable, honest & fair and he really cared. Henry really knows his stuff. He found the part, fixed the car, was very reasonably priced and was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him and will continue to use him.
(Mike Levison)
Auto Mechanic
The folks that run Country Auto (on Soledad, across from Home Depot) are honest and do good work. For example, I took my Benz there and he would not work on it because the computer did not respond and he was over his head. A lot of places would have tried anyway and charged a mint. One did, cost me over 1k with no benefit (I finally got the work done by a 30 year Benz pro in the SF valley.) When I have brought other cars to him, the work is timely, professional and reasonable. The result has also been good. Strongly recommend Country Auto. PS there are a lot of rip off artists in CC including mechanics very near to us, like between Sand and Sierra (not mentioning any names)
(Kathleen Russell)
Add Kudos to Adam at Country Auto from me too.  I have taken my cars to him since 1999 when he was an owner/ mechanic at the corner 76 station and have even followed him all the way to the valley and then back to Canyon Country when he opened Country Auto.  Adam is stellar, professional, reliable, honest and fair. 
(Lauren McGuire)
Auto Mechanic
Great Mechanic, Brian is the owner of Engine Dynamics in Newhall, across from Hart Park. He is honest and will explain what you need to do to keep your car road worthy & safe. He was referred to me by a friend. His number is 661-259-4150.
(Laura King)
Auto Mechanic
I have a mechanic, Adam Melikoff who seems to be wonderful and is a neighbor of ours as well. Country Auto 251-3484 Soledad Canyon Road  (across from Home Depot.) Professional and honest!
(Jasmine Foster)
Auto Mechanic
Ned's Car Care - 298 9000. An honest mechanic. Services both domestic and imports. Reasonable and thorough to boot. He's on Sierra Hwy in the vicinity of The Mane Thing, Salvation Army, Moose, Elks, etc.
(Bob Fleck)

Automotive Services
VIP Autosports does window tinting, paintless dent removal, bumper repair, performance add-ons, accessories, wheels and tires, audio and video, etc.
26858 Ruether Ave., Suite #A, Santa Clarita.  Call Matt at (661) 252-2003.
(Bill Watson)

Awards & Trophies
If you are looking for an award, plaque or trophy for your organization or just a great gift for someone who has everything, I highly recommend R & R Awards 661-259-5067. Their address is 23003 Soledad Canyon Rd. (In the center just this side of Bouquet Canyon Road near Chi Chi’s. Lisa LeMay has owned this business for a couple of years now. I cannot tell you how helpful she is and how nice to work with. Creative and great prices.
(Ruthann Levison)

Babysitting
My 16 year old daughter (turns 17 in 2010), Rachael Odle has requested that her name be put on the referral list for babysitting.  She loves kids and is a very responsible young lady.  If anyone wishes to use her services, she can be reached at 661 298-0018.
(Lauren McGuire)
(Editors Note: Rachel is that terrific young lady that did that wonderful fundraising for Seniors & the Boys N Girls Club during the holidays.)

 Babysitter
My daughter is interested in babysitting, she is 16 teen (turns 17 in 2010), and a great kid, and is CPR certified.  I am a sand canyon resident, can you have Liza Bond call my wife and or daughter at 661-857-0772. My daughter's name is Dannay. She is an expert when it comes to babysitting and great references. Thank you,
(Daniel Rodriguez)

Babysitting
My 14 year old daughter Melissa does babysitting phone 661-210-7376. Also can you list my wife in your referral guide for Pet Sitting. She loves animals!  Use home phone above or: Phone: 661-252-9275 Email: mikenaoum@prodigy.net. Thanks!
(Mike Naoum)

 Bakery/Jewish
The nearest and best Jewish bakery to our SC Valley is Viktor Benes's which is located in the Gelson's market at 19500 Plummer near the Northridge mall. That's the street on the northern side of the mall.) It's the same center that houses DSW Shoe warehouse and if you haven't discovered that yet, you're in for a terrific shoe treat.
Dink's Deli over on McBean has good Jewish stuff as well. And the absolute best "apple strudel we ever tasted!  Note – Dink’s Deli opened another location in January 2010 in the new “Patios” in the outdoor section of Westfield Valencia Mall.
Also for fabulous deli corn beef sandwiches & more, the closest and best deli in my opinion is Weiler's, just west on Nordhoff at Balboa. They have a small counter of Jewish baked goods as well.
(Ruthann Levison)
Bakery (Jewish Style)
The closest and best Jewish style bakery (not kosher) is “Delicious Bakery” in Reseda.  It is in the Vons shopping center on the North-West corner of Reseda and Nordoff, in the San Fernando Valley.  In Santa Clarita we NEED a Jewish style delicatessen and bakery.  The ones I have tried are not very good. If anyone knows of one closer, I would love to know.
(Merrilee Glick)
Bartender Service
Unless you use a local caterer it is difficult to find a local bartender. I did. And his service was terrific. Contact Rick Thomas at 661-816-8493 or: rt66catering@yahoo.com
(Ruthann Levison)
Beauty/Esthetician
If you need a facial, permanent make up, electrolysis etc. I highly recommend Kara Franklin of “About Face & Body”. She has a studio in her home in Sand Canyon and I have used her for all of the above treatments. If kids need a facial ... due to acne and break outs she does them too. Her phone number is 661-259-5500.
(Ruthann Levison)
Bee Problems
Steve and I had a bee hive under the house foundation that we fought for about 2 months before calling in the professionals. We called Wilson's Honey & Bee Removal (818 230-2835) and they came out within hours to remove the honey comb.  We were surprised at how large the honey comb grew in just a short time!  I highly recommend Wilson's if others in the Canyon have a bee problem.   
(Linda Lambourne)

Boarding/Breeding/Training/Lessons
For all ages at Phoenix Ranch. Beautiful, Peaceful, Private Setting. Barn, Mare Motel or Shed Rows, Lit Arena, round Pens, Tack Room and miles of trails without pavement or speeders on our private road. Call 661-816-0278 or see www.phoenixranch.biz for more information.
(The Gerritys)

 Cancer Legal Resource Center
I was at a conference recently and learned about this free legal resource for those dealing with cancer issues.  They can help if you or someone you know has cancer related questions pertaining to: Employment, Medical Leave, Reasonable Accommodations, Health Insurance, Access to Healthcare, Government Benefits, Medicare, Medical & Medicaid, Patient Rights, Disability Insurance, Estate Planning, Advanced Healthcare, Directives, Life Insurance, Custody and Guardianship , Conservatorship, Consumer Rights, I also have a brochure if anyone is interested in reading more about it. The Center Legal Resource Center is a joint program of Loyola Law School and the Disability Rights Legal Center. 866-THE-CLRC (866-843-2572) or 213-736-1455 Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm PST http://www.lls.edu/academics/candp/clrc Evelyn Laughlin The Capanalysis Group, LLC 550 S. Hope Street, Suite 1100 Los Angeles, CA  90071-2627 www.capanalysis.com <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\LaughlinE\Application%20Data\Microsoft\Signatures\www.capanalysis.com> 213.892.1925
Carpenter (Finish) & Locksmith
We had several people here trying to fix a broken lock on our door.  No one was able to fix it until Lennar Homes referred Luis Ruvalcaba (cell 818-429-9864). His determination was commendable and he just didn't give up (where others did) until he got the door opened.  He then removed the lock, fixed it, and all is working great.  He also does finish carpentry specializing in crown molding, baseboards and shelving. He's a wonderful young man who is very reasonably priced. Thanks.
(Paula Hoffman)

Carpenter (Finish)
I have used Ray Orloff of Dolphin Carpentry on a number of occasions. He has done Crown Molding, custom Mantels and other projects around the house.
He is very clean, shows up on time and always returns phone calls. Very Professional. His phone is 661-424-1380
(Earl Bayless)

 Carpenter (Finish)
I was assisted by Nicolas of Advanced Design to Finish who graciously donated his time and efforts to install the TV into a fine cabinet when we gifted the fire station. His contribution to this community effort is much appreciated. If anyone needs a good finish carpenter he is a good choice as he is quite capable, and reasonably priced. He can be reached at 661 803-6624.
(Louie Scheckwitz)

 Carpenter (Finish)
I have a finish carpenter to recommend. His name is Roy Orloff, and he goes by the company name of Dolphin Carpentry. He lives in Canyon Country. The quality of his work is excellent, his prices are reasonable and he’s very easy to work with (661) 424-1380.
(Janie Ferling)
Carpenter (Finish)
I have an excellent carpenter who specializes in moldings. He is from New Orleans, so has real craftsmanship, especially in trim and moldings. Have used him for years. Well organized, polite and efficient. Fair pricing too.
Contact Nicolas at Advanced design to finish, 661 803-6624
(Louie Scheckwitz)

 Carpet Cleaning
Carpet cleaning by CBC has kept our carpets clean for 10 years.  294-2221.
(Curt Neely)
Carpet Cleaning
I sent a referral several months ago, but it did not appear in the latest listing.  Therefore, I wanted to re-send to confirm, so that it will be included next time. This is especially important as the service provider is one of our own. He also owns a moving company. I recommend AV TOP Carpet Cleaning.  They did a fantastic job at my home.  Fast, effective and reasonably priced.  Contact (owner) Cletis Quattlebaum at 661-886-2535 who also lives right here in Sand Canyon.
(Kevin Yeam)
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

I tried the carpet service that was referred to above and was very satisfied. Cletis did an excellent job. He was very conscientious and careful and his price was competitive. He and his family have lived in our Crystal Springs neighborhood for 2 years. His number is 661- 886-2535.
(Ruthann Levison)
Carpet Cleaning
Crystal Carpet.  661-799-9634. Marty has been doing on carpets for about 6 years in both of our houses.  He spends a long time getting out stains, and does a great job.  He lives with his family in Stevenson Ranch, long time Santa Clarita resident, and is extremely reliable.  His prices are fair.
(Laura McMillan)
Carpet Cleaning
I highly recommend CBC (Carpet Beauty Care) 251-8877. They have always been absolute professionals and my carpet (white, I might add) is over 10 years old and still looks great!!! I wouldn't let any other company touch my carpet or furniture. Additionally, when I added on I purchased my new carpet from them and the owner, Gordon, installed it...perfectly.
(Taya Poitras)

Carpet Cleaners
CBC carpet (251-8877). My old (12 yr) worn out carpet remains because I just can’t get behind moving everything to get new carpet. They were here last week and the carpet cleaning job is the best I have ever had. I can get at least another year out of it….pets and all….not to mention cat gifts-rats, gophers and rabbits from the dogs.
(Vivian Rebel)
Carpet Cleaners
I have one!   And who would ever think they got me through telemarketing.   One day someone called and said, "Do you need your carpet cleaned?" and I gave a resounding yes!   They show up, do only what you need and are completely fair.   The only thing I didn't like was once they assured me a particlar serviceman would show up and they sent someone else but the other person was just fine. I usually only need certain areas done and they are just terrific. It's called Quality Carpet Cleaning....800-675-7768.
Carpet Cleaners

Certified Carpet Care 661/257-2213. Joseph Martinez or Mike. Good work, great pricing.  

(Kelly Bennett)

Caterer
I have recently used a terrific caterer. He was referred to me from a friend of mine at the City. He does quite a bit of work for the City of Santa Clarita. His food is good, his prices are reasonable and he is a delight to work with. He does all styles of food. Charlie Chong...Catering by Charlie & Associates. Phone: 661-257-4812 or 257-4811.
(Ruthann Levison)

Caterer/Chef (to cook in your home/small dinner parties)
I have a referral for the Referral List.  Sandy Johnson is a creative, delightful chef.  She comes into your home and cooks your dinner, serves it to you and your family with flair, then cleans up the kitchen -- all in 2 to 3 hours.  And the best news, is that she's affordable.   What a great break for anybody who works full-time, is raising small children, or who would like a gourmet meal you don't have to cook yourself!  She's been coming to our home and doing this once a week for several years now.  Sandy is looking to expand her service.  (Sorry, Tuesday night is taken!)  Sandy's e-mail address is sandral64@socal.rr.com. Phone is 661-424-9902.
(Victoria Loveland-Coen)
Caterer/Chef – Small parties
I tried Sandra Johnson for our SCHOA Board December dinner meeting. She was wonderful. I highly recommend her. Sandy’s email: sandraL64@socal.rr.com or phone her: 661-425-9902
(Ruthann Levison)
Caterer
Distinctive Catering 298-9113. Heidi Bontempo (a Canyon resident.) I was very pleased with their services.
(Linda Lambourne)
Caterer
I recommend Michelle Razzano, owner of LA Trends as a wonderful caterer.  Her business is in Canyon Country and I think she is a reasonable and a jewel to work with.  251-7560
(Judy Belue)     

Caterer
An Affaire Extraordinaire you probably received as one of the best caterers ever..Gail McCroskey 661-254-7684. The only thing is she is very busy and booked way ahead.
(Lyn Fairly)

Cell Phone Repair
When the screen broke on my cell phone, my carrier told me it wasn’t repairable and I must buy a new one. Because the phone wasn’t very old, I turned to the internet and found Jet City Devices.  They fix a variety of cell phones and also sell accessories.  I was very pleased with the results and with the rapid turnaround. I was impressed with the company’s ability to handle a minor problem and they proved to be excellent in customer service.   Their Website is: http://www.jetcitydevices.com
(Linda Lambourne)
Cell Phone Service Complaints!
If you are not getting good reception this advice is from an informed neighbor as to how to deal with it. If you wish to file a complaint against your carrier, go to http://www.fcc.gov <http://www.fcc.gov/> . Then scroll down until you fine the “Consumer Section” on the left-hand side.  Listed under the heading is “Filing Complaints.”  Then click on “General Complaints FCC Form 475.”  After you go to the General Complaints web page, click on “Form 475” and then scroll past all of the red text so you can begin your complaint. I believe the phone companies think we will all just give up and go away so they ignore our complaints.  Filing FCC complaints seems harsh, but it will certainly get the carrier’s attention and it is our only recourse.   
(Ruthann Levison)

Cell Phone Service
I am ecstatic to report that we finally have excellent cell phone service in the canyon. Mike & I have changed to T-Mobile. At our home at the south end of the canyon and behind a mountain where there was no service from any providers we now have 4 to 5 bars of service. It seems that new towers have been built along Soledad Canyon Road by T-Mobile. They are now considered to be one of the better providers from various sources.
(Ruthann & Mike Levison)
Child Care
Our grandson goes to a private licensed Child Care provider who has an opening for a 1 1/2 to 3 year old. She has 28 years experience and came very highly recommended. Her hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, She is located on Whispering Leaves across from Friendly Valley (Sierra Highway is the cross street). Her phone is 251-1675. Our daughter and son-in-law feel very lucky to have found "Miss Vicky". I know people are always looking for excellent child care and thought I would pass the information about the opening on. Thank you,
(Shari Gibbs)

Children’s Safety
When you visit this site, you can enter your address and a map will pop up with your house as a small icon of a house. There will be red, blue and green dots surrounding your entire neighborhood.  When you click on these dots a picture of a criminal will appear with his or her home address and the description of the crime he or she has committed. The best thing is that you can show your children these pictures and see how close these people live to your home or school.  This site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted.  This is another tool we can use to help us keep our kids safe. This site does work -- it's an amazing tool! http://www.familywatchdog.us
(Mike Levison)

Chimney Sweep
Just used the chimney sweep that has the signs up along the road. He is Dan Kahn (Chimney Man Dan) and found a problem I had been having with my main fireplace. He was very nice and did a neat job. Since we have no one on the list to be recommended I would like to pass on this name and number. Again Dan Kahn, 661-350-1265.
(Trudi Nash)

Chiropractor
For anyone needing a Chiropractor I highly recommend  Dr. Philip Eddy.  He is located in our Von's mall just down from the Hallmark store.  He has taken care of me and my family for over 20 years.  I have had many injuries, mostly by horse/auto and he has literally saved me.  He is the Canyon High football team doctor. He does sports physicals for many schools and teams.  He is very professional and highly skilled. He stays late if someone needs him and also comes in early. His phone number (661) 252-5192.
(Diane and Marty Adler)

Christmas Lights
Re hanging XMAS lights - Robin Stears (window cleaner). He also puts up XMAS lights. He has now gotten past the initial rush and now has time available (was posted 12/06.)  He just put up our lights two days ago (on one days notice) and did a great job at a very reasonable price:  Stears: 424-9055.
(Bob Stevenson)
Christmas Lights (Put up...take down!)
The best person I know for putting up and taking down Christmas Lights is Darell Lee: 661/297-7013. I highly recommend him and his crew.
(Patty Kelly)

Civil Engineer
I recommend Ed Bolden of Andel Engineering .. 259-1920
(Art Moore  252-7745)
Cleaning Lady (SEE ALSO HOUSE CLEANING)
We have the most wonderful cleaning lady that we have used for over nine years now. She now has a few openings and is looking to fill them. She is very sweet, honest and reliable. My mom and sister use her also and just love her. Her name is Betty and if anyone has any questions they can call me at 645-0657. Thanks,
(Sue Borden)

Clean Up & Hauling Service
Linda and I highly recommend Tony’s Clean Up & Hauling Service. We found him dependable and trustworthy. Tony is a very professional individual with high standards. Phone (661) 946-1419. We would appreciate Tony’s being added to the Referral Guide.
(Steve Lambourne)
Computer
I do have a referral. I have given his name to a couple of friends in the Canyon, and they like him very much.  He is reliable, fast, knows computers and Software, and he is very reasonable.  His name is Ron Beaudette (661) 296-4795.  
I don't usually give referrals, but I know everyone will like him.
(Judy Kehiayan)

Computer
Ralph Wronker 818 640-3522. Best computer guy.  House calls at no extra charge. Been successfully referred to about 10 other people.
(Kevin Yeam)
Computer
I have gotten JENS MOLLER to help me on numerous occasions. He is a certified Microsoft tech and has solved every problem I have had, and even made improvements I didn't know could be made. JENS MOLLER Custom Network Solutions 661 993-7770. Call me for a reference if you'd like to talk.
(Brenda Ofiesh 252-0263)
Computer
PC problems; call Mike at Technicure. 661-309-2004. Mike is fast, fair and very knowledgeable. He worked at PC club setting up new PCs and repairing others.
(Norm Furr)
Computer
I have a computer person who comes to the house, I'd like to recommend him: Nick Joros,   250 4848.  He is also in the neighborhood.
(Jean Coleman)
Computer
We have a local "Geek Squad" a young couple who are very very good at fixing your computer woes, hooking up networks, designing flyers, tutoring, you name it they geek it!! Most folks who have used them are very happy. They have a help desk too. I've have great results and they live in Sand Canyon. They are Latimer Consulting Co.  661-424-9351.
(Lyn Fairly)
Computer
Ralph Wronker, Wronker Room, Canyon Country, cell: 818-640-3522 (recommended by Kevin W. Yeam:  661-255-9500).  Ralph has been my business and personal "computer guy" for about a decade.  His rates are low, he is very knowledgeable, and provides expedited service.  For routine maintenance or curing crashes, Ralph is the call to make.
(Yeam Law)
Concrete Enhancement
For anyone interested in concrete enhancement or restoration, I have the man for you.  Jim Radtke of Applied Designs (who by the way lives in Sand canyon) is polishing and staining my concrete floors in my house and they are going to be magnificent.  If you want a referral, just call me but rather than that, call him at (818)402-2322.  He's amazing.
(Debbie Tos-Colombo)
Concrete Work
I noticed the request for someone who does concrete. Frank Allegra has been licensed since 1977 and does great work. His office phone is 818-362-3986 and his cell is 661-305-9862. I have used him extensively. Excellent! Frank is a canyon resident.
(Dick Werth)

Contractor (General)
We have done extensive remodeling on our home and highly recommend Bob Guillou - 661-373-4606.  He is highly skilled and a perfectionist. He is Professional, friendly with a great sense of humor.  Our remodel took almost two years so he is like family to us. We strongly recommend calling before hiring anyone else.  The best! Our number for further info is 661-251-1148
(Sandi & Rob Parris) 

Contractor: Structural Concrete & Framing Contractor
Brunsell Construction Co.  661-714-2909 Dan Brunsell- Licensed contractor & my son-in-law.  Very good & efficient.
(Gail Berke)

Contractor (General)
I have a new referral please: George J. Welch Construction 661-424-0080). He is a licensed general contractor. He did our office remodel and is an excellent contractor, cabinetwork, etc. He is a local Sand Canyon resident.  Let me now if you need anything else from me.
(Bobbe Higby)
Contractor (General)
We recently did a complete kitchen remodel and had such a good experience and result we wanted to share him with our neighbors. Golan-David Danino (David) of ING Construction 888-855-8714 or cell 310-736-0881. We had so many bids on our kitchen and all the contractors told us what they "would not" or "could not" do. David is a yes man. What ever we wanted in our design he would figure a way to do it. He upgraded to code any plumbing or electrical he came across at no extra charge. He constantly made creative suggestions. The amazing thing is that David was one of the low bidders. If there ever was an issue he had someone out to our home the day we called. The quality of his cabinets is amazing and his attention to detail is tribute to his abilities as a craftsman. He is a complete full service contractor, anything from remodels to foundation up homes. Call him first as his prices are exceptional.
(Tim & Laurie Grayem)

Contractor
A neighbor who does not have email called me raving about a contractor that just put a new roof on her house and barn. She couldn’t say enough good things about Dennis Deans Construction. Both Dennis and his son were a pleasure to work with and did a great job for very reasonable cost. You can reach Dennis at 800-600-2194 or 251-2194 or caljed@aol.com. I have known Dennis for 25 yrs. He has lived just down the street from me all that time (Ruthann’s neighbor)
(Marilyn Keehn)

Contractor (specialty Kitchen & bath remodels)
I have a referral for tile & floor coverings. Kevin McCann (818) 765-4852. He is excellent and priced fairly. He actually does more than just floors as he is also a general. He has done 2 bathrooms for me from A-Z including a complicated whirlpool tub and steam shower. Bathroom and kitchen remodels are his specialty.
(David Pamintuan)

Contractor (General)
Scott Manzo, Manzo Construction lives in the canyon and built John & Jean Coleman's entire house. We became good friends in the process. That's a pretty good recommendation in my book! I imagine he does kitchens or could set you up with someone that does. Phone No.: 251-6172.
(Jean Coleman)
Copper Plumbing
Moran Plumbing (661) 297-1241. Rene at Moran Plumbing is a wonderful plumber.  We replumbed our house and Rene had the best price and crew.  He is quick to respond when called.  He supervised the work and clean up very closely.  He is knowledgeable with all types of plumbing including copper and Kitec.  He has drywall services available so you can get your house back together quickly.  He was also able to help us match existing fixtures with new ones that needed replacing.  If you're considering replacing old pipes, I recommend you give Rene a call for an estimate.  
(Linda Hamilton, Live Oak Springs)

Critter Lost/Found Websites
Don't remember if this has ever been posted, but there are a couple of animal sites you can go to and search for dogs that are reported lost.
You can also add a dog that is found.
www.fidofinder.com <http://www.fidofinder.com> .
www.findfido.com <http://www.findfido.com>
(Stephanie Waite)

Dentist
Dr Mark Poitras is an excellent dentist.  He has two offices one in Friendly Valley and one in Valencia.  His staff makes you feel like family.  The phone # is 661-251-0700.
(Julie Walker)

Dentist
Kamran Azizi and Sherry Yashar. Corner of White’s Canyon and Soledad, are wonderful.  After many trials and few successes, I found the best.  They are young, married (so they cover for each other), and very up on all the latest, including equipment. The office is brand new and very clean.  The staff is friendly.  And, Sherry and Kamran live in our beautiful canyon!
(Merrilee Glick)

Dentist
Mark Poitras is excellent and very gentle. Call and talk to his staff, they can tell you more. You won’t be sorry. 661-251-0700.
(Julie Walker)

Dentist
Referral to yet another dentist...however in Palmdale. Worth the drive since you get state of the art, 2006 technology, high quality dental and cosmetic care for about 20% less than what you pay in Valencia/Santa Clarita. The office, 2 minutes off Avenue N exit off the 14 Freeway.  AV Laser Dr. Robert Haze 661-267-4000.
(Lynn Fairly)
Dentist
Our dentist is Dr. Kogen on Lyons Ave. in Newhall.  We have been using him for several years.  His number is (661) 259 2311.
(Rick & Elaine Chavez)
Dentist
Mark Poitras is a fantastic dentist. He lives and works in this valley and attended Canyon High School. 251-0700
(Cindee Welch)

 Dog Trainer
A most excellent dog trainer....Dany (yes, 1 "n") Canino.  See her website:  www.caninodogtraining.com <http://www.caninodogtraining.com> She is a breeder as well as a registered AKC judge.  I've taken several of her classes.  None better!
(Brenda Ofiesh 252-0263)

Doors & Windows
Recently I had the pleasure of having Action Door and Window in Valencia replace all of my doors and windows.  To say I have been pleased is a gross understatement.  Shaun Anderson and her dream team of professionals (at half the price of Home Depot!) were a joy to witness. They measured, ordered, removed, and installed argon filled, E-rated, good looking Empire Pacific doors and windows which qualify for the Federal Tax Credit and provide the Ranch with an elegant face lift. Action Door and Window: 24854 Avenue Rockefeller Valencia, CA 91355, 661-295-6905
(J.Zink)

Doors
We just had some door work done at the house and were most impressed at the quality of work and the reasonable price. Wanted to pass this on to our canyon neighbors. The company is JB Door King - 661-630-8047.
(Bill and Juliet Bringas)
Door Contractor

Advanced Commercial Door Co. owned by Wesley Furr.  He has done this type of work for nearly 15 years running the most successful branch of a large commercial door company.  Wesley does all kinds of commercial applications such as, roll up security screens, roll up doors, glass and aluminum store front doors and counter roll ups or any commercial application.  He will do 24 hour emergency calls for repair and temporary fixes.  Wesley has his contractor’s license, liability insurance and workers comp insurance.  You have seen one of his doors if you have noticed the front of my motor home garage (15740 Iron Canyon Road).  Wesley installed another one of the doors in the neighborhood, but specializes in commercial. You can reach him at 661-607-4496.  Wesley will travel all around the greater Los Angeles area and Antelope Valley.
(Norm Furr)

Draperies
Here is a guy who does excellent job with drapes and is very reasonably priced to add to your SCHOA list.: Koury's Custom Draperies 805-251-0140 located in Castaic.
(Shari Behring)

Drapery Cleaning
I just had my drapes cleaned (in house) by a great service!!   It is called A-Brite.  The man's name is Jonathoan Gritzner.   He did a great job, was pleasant to deal with, on time, reasonable and TIDY!!!  Phone number is 661-298-5442 or 800-848-1886.
(Margie Rovarino)

Drinking Water Filters
To Penny we have been very happy with Advance Water Systems we have had there under the sink purifier for about 6 years they come out and change the filter and service it every couple of years. I use it for all drinking and cooking 818-710-7873.
Gail
Dry Cleaners

Just another positive comment regarding Sand Canyon Cleaners..Lim Ha and her crew have done our cleaning since we moved here 5 years ago and we would never think of changing!  Not only are the cleaning services above-standard (I have left $20 bills in my pockets and they have always been returned pinned to the item!)...not to mention button care, alterations, spotting, etc.  She (Lim Ha, one of the owners) even offered to meet us at the store after-hours when we forgot to pick up our clothes before an out-of-town trip!  It's difficult to find anyone providing that personalized a service these days!
(Deb Ward)
Dry Cleaners

We switched from one local dry cleaner to Sand Canyon Cleaners, the one in the small strip mall on the northwest corner of Sand Canyon and Soledad (not the one in Vons).  Sand Canyon Cleaners is wonderful!  I always seem to leave the receipt in the other car and these ladies easily find our clothes without having to scan pages in a book.  (Clothes are hung alphabetically - I must not be the only one.) There are always at least two people to help clients and they never smirk on the occasions I present a credit card.  Of course, most importantly, our clothes always look great and the buttons aren't broken.  
(Maureen Miller)
(A friend of mine has also had great luck with alterations for many years at this same dry cleaners.
(Ruthann Levison)

Dry Cleaner
Picks up & delivers. Call 661-250-1542.
(Sheryl Geraci)
Drywall Contractor
I used Artistic Drywall to do my drywall for my kitchen.  They did an excellent job, were always on time, cleaned up their mess and very professional - the number is 661-251-0942.
(Stephanie Waite)
Drywall Contractor
Did our whole house-California Wallboard, located in Lancaster 661 723-0440- Call Mike.
For small jobs call Parra @ 661296-3617.
(Renee Dannull)

 Eggs
Fresh Eggs for sale in the canyon $3/doz. On Lost Canyon Road. Call first so Kim Gibbs may collect and have them clean & ready for you. 252-3175.
(Pam Rupp)

Electrician
Benner Electric 661-400-0007 Known him for years, very efficient & reasonable. License, bonded & insured!

Electrician
We have done extensive remodeling on our home and highly recommend Ed Benner - 661-400-0007.  Ed is highly skilled and a perfectionist. A professional, friendly guy with a great sense of humor.  Our remodel took almost two years so he is like family to us.  We strongly recommend calling him before hiring anyone else.
(Sandi & Rob Parris 661-251-1148)
Electrician
Tracy at PT Electric fixed a number of wiring issues, installed a 220 line for a spa and put in a sub-panel to alleviate overload. Good guy and excellent work.  269-8881.
(Curt Neely)
Electrician
Please add John McCraw’s name to it.  He is a wonderful and licensed electrician and all around good person.  His telephone number is 661-252-9863. His work is professional, reasonable, and timely done. Thanks!
 (J. Zink)
Electrician
I would like to recommend an Electrician. Bill Riley  G.R.C. Electric. 661 291-5671. He has done lot of work for me door with good results. Fast service and great pricing.
(Arnold Salazar)
Electrician
My wonderful friend and neighbor on Gwenalda who is a Electrician, Curtis, HAIRELLS ELECTRIC 255-7300 was here hooking up my electric stove saw the leek and called two wonderful plumbers who do all their own work. See “Plumbers”.
(Gail Cook)
Electrician
Castle Rock Electric, Inc. 661-253-0020. Ben at Castle Rock has performed several electrical jobs for us in the past two years.  This electrical work included things such as circuit breaker replacement, indoor rewiring, outdoor lighting, ceiling fan installation and intercom installation.  He has been quick to respond to our needs and his prices are reasonable.  If you need any electrical work, make sure you try Ben.  He's wonderful!
(Linda Hamilton, Live Oak Springs)
Electrician
G.R.C. Electric.  (Bill) 661 291-5671. I highly recommend G.R.C. Electrical. Bill has done much electrical work for my neighbor home (in-laws) and our home. Bill is very responsive, professional and most of all, fair.
(Arnold Salazar)
Electrician
John McCraw Electric: John grew up in Iron Canyon and for over ten years. John has been a good friend as well as an awesomely talented, prompt, courteous and reasonable (for a licensed electrician) tradesman.  He is always my first call for simple or really complicated jobs like well wiring, arena lighting, etc. He still owns property here in Sand Canyon and is deeply rooted in the community. Ph 252-9863 (corrected number)
(Bob Fleck)
Electrician
Dick Fredrickson 661-298-0087. I have known Dick for approximately 7 or 8 years and use him whenever I need any sort of electrical work done.  He is a full time firefighter and works on the side as an electrician (yes he has all of the certification necessary.)  His standard charge is $40 an hour and as far as I know, he never quotes a flat price for a job but will give a range of time it will take. I have never had any problem with any of his work nor have any of the other people I know who have used him.  He is completely trustworthy - most work he completes when I'm not home.
(Lauren McGuire)

Emergency Vet (After Hours...note new location & phone)
All Creatures Emergency Center (ACEC.) 22722 Lyons #5 (Yellow Victorian Bldg.) Newhall . eekdays: 6 PM-8 AM. Weekends: 24 hours from Friday 6 PM to Monday 8 AM. Phone: 661-291-1121

Website: www.all-creatures-emergency.com

Energy Saving Audits Free
I just had this done to my house today so I can attest that it’s real and no gimmicks. The City of Santa Clarita in partnership with Edison and the Gas Co  are providing free in house audits and providing up to $200 of free energy saving items to each household. The whole event takes about half an hour and they mainly replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. They also gave me a free fluorescent torchiere lamp because I had a halogen one. They also provide low flow faucet aerators, low flow shower heads, an LED night light, and water heater blankets if you have an old one that isn’t self insulating. They did not try to sell me anything and it sure seemed like a free lunch. Make an appointment with Aron or Maria at 800-447-7611.
(Byron Chong)
Entertainment Systems (Home Automation: Sound, TV, Phones etc.)
There is a local (Sand Canyon based) business that I would like to refer. They do a beautiful job installing home automation systems and business phone networks. I recommend them highly. VSP Home Automation - Louie Scheckwitz 661-250-2535.
(Kacia Keegin)
Entertainment/Music
Saturday nights in Santa Clarita can leave a lot to be desired regarding the music scene.  There is a place on Lyons Avenue in Newhall called Rattlesnake Slim's.  A little unusual gem in this valley. They sell western wear, retro memorabilia and great coffee, lattes, teas, espresso, plus sweets for that dessert craving after a great meal...AND...the real plus is the music.  From 5:00-10:30 pm an array of songwriters and musicians, as well as cowboy poets, grace us with their artistic prowess. Rattlesnake Slim's Golden Oak Pavillion 23127 Lyons Ave. 661 877-4165.
(Lisa Esposito)
Equine Massage Therapist
Kyra Smith is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist located here in Canyon Country and she does amazing massage on horses of all types.  I highly recommend her for people who have horses that need some muscle kinks worked out or just to give their horses an extra special rubdown.  She certainly has a gift in communicating with horses through her hands.  She can be reached at 661-313-9114 or kyrasmithequinemassage@yahoo.com.  
(Alyssa Alderman)

Estate Planning
Randall D Armour is an Estate Planning Attorney who is simply Awesome!! He makes estate panning very easy to understand-even the most complex estates.  He is friendly and located in Stevenson Ranch. We used him recently to update our trust. See www.ArmourLaw.com. Or Call 661-259-0003.
(Lyn Fairly)
Facial Extraordinaire!
I just had the best facial of my life...at Balance Point Spa. The esthetician’s name is Cari Karratti. Give yourself a treat! You deserve it. Or tell your kids to get you a gift certificate for a birthday or something.
Same place I get the best massages of my life from Brian!
(Ruthann Levison)
Farmers Market (Old Town Newhall)
If we support it, then it will get bigger & better! So check it out. Thursdays from 4 PM to 8 PM at the corner of San Fernando Road & 6th St.
(Ruthann Levison)

 Fencing

Highly recommended is Alex at ORTEGA FENCING REPAIR. CELL 661-818-8917. He repaired our old redwodd fencing. Also I thought we would have to replace miles of old wrought iron fencing, but alex said not necessary even though he would be happy to do that and make more money. Instead he cut out and replaced the bad spots, repainted and the wrought iron is like new. His work was impeccable and his pricing was very reasonable.

(Mike Levison)

Fencing
We highly recommend John Sloan Fencing. We found his pricing really good and his work to be exceptional. His team was very professional and they did an excellent job installing a large quantity of PVC ranch rail and chain link fencing. They finished the job very quickly. He is a long-time resident of the community and knows his trade. John Sloan Fencing, 661-298-1987 office, 661-510-6255 cell
(Joan Waldman)

 Fencing
Valencia Vinyl Fencing installed a fence on our property.  I give them my highest rating. Not only are they locally owned and operated, but they were 40% and 33% less expensive than the two other bidders (Encino and Thousand Oaks based), despite using the identical vinyl product and English speaking installers.  The sales installation crew was professional, polite, dedicated and hard working, even taking extra time to perfect the installation to a level that even I had not expected.  They have a showroom in the Industrial Center, as well as make house calls.  If you have any need for decks, patios, gazebos, or fencing, please call them or email to valenciavinyl@sbcglobal.net.
(Kevin W. Yeam)
Financial Planning Advisors
Please ask that Debbie let them know I referred. Financial Advisor - Chris Ingram (Excellent and Innovative) 661-255-9555 ext 16.Tax CPA - Bill Friedman - (very experience and creative)  661-222-2988.Estate Planning Attorney - Lisa Golshani (very reputable) 661-362-0770.
(Gina Brockamp)
Financial Planning Advisor
For future referrals I'd like to recommend a wonderful Financial Advisor, his name is Scott Alexander and he lives right here in Placerita Canyon.  His offices are conveniently located in Valencia.  He's been our advisor and planner for years; he's highly educated, conscientious, extremely thorough in his desire to teach the individual everything there is to know about financial planning. He is consistently one of the top fifty in the nation, he is regularly asked to conduct financial seminars around the world and his trustworthiness is exemplary.  All in all he is a financial font of information and guidance. We think the world of him.
(Ken and Gloria Williams)
Financial Planner & Estate Planning
Also, for Debbie who was looking for a Financial Planner and Estate planning.  We have used Ken Marinace of CFS Financial Services for 16 years.  We are very pleased with how he has planned and provided for us.  He is located in Burbank - phone number is 818-846-8092.  He also works with a great Estate planning attorney, Olive Warner who is in Glendale.  Please tell the office that Reg & Jan Fear referred you.  Debbie is welcome to call me - 299-1551 if she wants further info.
(Reg & Jan Fear)
Flooring
Highly recommended by Lynn Parkinson, ASID, Interior Designer for over 30 years: Craftsman Hardwood Floors has been working in the SCV for over 20 years.  They install solid, engineered and pre-finished hardwood flooring.  They do a lot of restoration on old or damaged hardwood floorings by sand and finishing to make your old floors look new.  Phone number is 661-296-6781
(Lynn Parkinson)
Flooring
This is a Sand Canyon Resident who is very good at what he does, so I wish to refer Jay Beynon (Sand Canyon Resident), Owner of Oak Springs Flooring, 661-212-5786. I have known Jay and his family for over ten years. Jay has been doing my floors, carpet and tile work for many years. I wouldn't use anyone else. He is very artistic, has great ideas & always leaves your house neat and clean.
(Gina Brockamp)
Flooring
I'm having my new wood floor installed by Craftsman Floor this week - so far it's beautiful!!  If anyone would like to see the finished product when it's all done, just give me a call.
(Stephanie Waite - 298-0846)

 Fly Spray Installations
I would like to recommend one of our Iron Canyon residents for Fly Spray Installations, fixes, etc.  Rick Chavez at 661-252-5804.  He has lived on Iron Canyon for a very long time and has Paso Fino horses himself. Our fly-spray set-up was old. He completely exchanged it out for us.  For those who don't like to climb ladders, he can do it for you. The fly spray works and it is harmless for humans and horses.
(Diane Wilson)
Garage Doors
We just had new garage doors installed and are very pleased to recommend this company. Burns Garage Door & Openers, Mike Burns 661-297-4545.
(Susan Ostrom)
Garage Door Repairs
We used Mark Lawson of Lift Right Overhead Doors (661) 257-4285 to replace our door springs after one spring broke.  Since our doors were ten years old, we also asked Mark to replaces all the rollers.  Mark is very honest, professional and fair priced.  He actually even charged less than what he quoted over the phone.  He was also helpful in telling what areas of the track need occasional lubrication, which can cause the track to increase resistance and provide symptoms of a tired garage door opener.  [Our neighbor had a local garage door company give her an estimate of $500 for a new door opener motor, when the only thing really required was to lubricate the track.]
(Rick Waugh)
Garage Door Repair
Innovative Garage Doors – Craig 661/510-4365. Fast, responsive and good!

(Kelly Bennett)

 Gardener
I have a fabulous gardener who has always been dependable, honest and has a crew that works until the job is completed. His name is Hugo Rodarte (speaks English) and can be reached on his cell at 805-341-9976.
(Jeanette Schurz)

 Gardener
Aguila Landscaping does the mow, blow and go, but will do plenty of extra trimming when asked. Keeps our sprinkler system working well, too.  252-5641
(Curt Neely)
Gardener
Best Gardener in the world!!!! Ramiro Perez 818-367-8234. Speaks perfect English. Very Reasonable and totally reliable.

(Lydia Singer)

 Gardener
Currently does 4 houses in Robinson Ranch neighborhood. Good service & prices. Call David Ruiz at 818-781-0355.
(Michail Clemente & Kelly Bennett)
Gardener
My gardener. I can't get him on the phone, He's always working so I'd have to give the referral directly to him Mondays. He is great..works with his son, always on time and my garden looks just wonderful..anyone may come and see it. He is older and has been doing this for years and still enjoys it!
(Lynn Fairly 818-601-0182)
Gardening Classes
If you love gardening and want to learn more, I highly recommend the FREE landscape classes provided by the Castaic Lake Water Agency at the CLWA/RioVista Treatment Plant & Gardens.
What: Each class covers a different topic (Pruning, Propagation, Irrigation, Turf, Design, Pests, Plants, Fertilizers etc.) so if you miss one class you can pick it up the following year when it repeats.
When: Monthly: The 3rd Saturday of each month January through November.
Time: 9 AM to 12 NOON
Address: 27234 Bouquet Canyon Rd (enter Central Park and go left up the hill to the plant.)
Phone to Register: 513-1230
For additional information call their main number: 297-1600 or visit www.clwa.org. I took the classes for a couple of years I enjoyed it so much and really learned about gardening. They do these classes for free to help us conserve water by gardening correctly.
(Ruthann Levison)
Gas Prices
Your local gas prices - updated daily
http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&src=Netx <http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?zip=&amp;src=Netx>
(Bill Corbett)
Gate Repairs
Gate repairman: Rick's Gateworks  818 407-0626.
(somehow in my editing I lost the referring name, sorry! Ruthann)

Gate Repairs
For electric gate repairs, we use Bob Boyd.  He specializes in wrought Iron gates and custom work.  Also does telephone entry systems.  Very reliable.  We've used him several times over the past few years.  His numbers are (818) 768 6958 and (661) 269 0101.

(Rick & Elaine Chavez)
Gate Repairs
For gate repair (motor, etc.) we have used John at Gemini Construction and Security Company. (818)767-4000.
(Shari Gibbs)

Generator Info
I received several responses to my “generator information” request so I will pass them on.  The first one listed these two website with good information:http://www.smps.us/home-generators.html http://www.kohlerpower.com/residential/sectionfront.htm?sectionNumber=13561
Generator email...long but interesting.  I’ve cut it down somewhat:
I usually try not to print any negatives, but it is the luck of the draw when you do not have a personal reference for an electrician.
To the lady who enquired about house generators.
We purchased a 25KW generator from Home Depot that runs off of natural gas or propane.  Since we survived the last big quake where the electricity was shut off for about a week, yet the gas line held, I opted for the natural gas. The generator cost a very reasonable amount.  My only error was using the home depot as the contractor. I had difficultly with the workmanship and the timeliness of my interaction with them.  I have a very good electrician who does most of my stuff.  He wanted about $200 more than home depot for the installation so i gave it to Home depot.  Never Again!!. At the end of the four months I would have gladly paid $400 more to get it done. Mean while my electrician mounted six lights in our family room ceiling with the cross beams going the wrong way and got it done without any damage to the ceiling and all the wires hid. He did all that in about four hours.  He would have done the generator job in about a half a day he told me. So the moral of the story is buy the generator from Home Depot and have your own electrician install it.
My electrician if you want to use him is Keith Lepage.  work 818-360-9066,  pager 818-229-0217. Do ask for an estimate up front so you won't be surprised.  He does an excellent job. However he is always busy and you have to keep after him to commit to do your job. The generator works great.  It turns on for ten minutes each week to keep the insides lubricated. When the power fails it takes about 30 seconds to turn on and supply power.  For our computers, Tivo TV recorders etc, we have several uninterruptible power supplies from Best Buy to keep time sensitive items going during the 30 seconds of off time.  The whole system works great.
(Joe Schulman)

Generator Email
We have a Generac generator hooked into out natural gas system.  It starts itself automatically once per week to exercise.  Ours runs 6 circuits: 2 for my fish aquariums and koi pond and the whole house fan, the main large screen TV, the microwave, and the refrigerator.  We can eat, stay cool at night, and be entertained.  It has worked great over the years.  Let me know if you'd like to see it.  
(
Fred Seeley)

 Gift Baskets
Terry Amrhein – Jo’s Country Baskets – excellent gift basket service. I use for all my clients. 661-259-0803 or jo@joscountrybaskets.com. Visit the website for more information.
(Gina Brockamp)

Gift Wrapping/Shopping Services
Will pick up and deliver to your home.  Call for prices. Personal shopping for all your personal and business gifts as well as personal shopping for all your personal and professional clothing. Over 25 years experience. Call Bobbie Mannix - Cell 310-995-0803 or Home  661-251-2162.
(Debbie Tos-Colombo)
Glass Company
After calling 4 local glass companies to replace our cracked fixed sash double paned window, we finally found someone to take on the task.  Brian Permann, of National Glass in Newhall took on the challenge and did a great job replacing the window.  Their number is 661-259-6444.
(Carolyn Champlin)
Glass, Mirrors & Shower Doors
We just replaced a large bathroom mirror and, Rick, owner of B&D Glass was great to work with and had competitive pricing. He came out and double checked my measuring, then installed the mirror in  just a few days.  He was great to work with. 661-251-2133
(Maureen Miller)
Gophers
For Gophers, Ground Squirrels and other little critters, contact Los Angeles County at 661-723-4485. They will come out and for a small fee take care of the problem. I had 1 acre done for $56.83 approx 1 acre, for gophers. You need to call and usually leave a message but call about every couple of days till they call back. They will give you a 2 hour window. Thanks Randy
(Editor: I too have used this service. Excellent!) They are booked til February 2006 however!
(Ruthann Levison)
Gutters
M & M Sheet Metal & Rain Gutters 661-296-3800. This is our 3rd time using them for cleaning & repair work. Reasonable & good job.
(Gail Berke)
Gutters
RE: Request for gutter installation. Advance Placement Roofing Systems (APRS) Alvaro “Al” Garcia, Owner (310) 459-3681. Roofing, gutters, tear-offs. Al is fabulous and his men do the best job ever.  They are clean, respectful, and quick. After doing the entire roof of my friend’s 12,000 square foot house, they cleaned up so well no one knew she had any work done, including washing all the floor to ceiling windows (huge job).  
(Merrilee Glick)

Gutters
Have a referral for the rain gutters.  Call Jim Prentice owner of RainAway.  They did our whole house in a very timely manner and at a very competitive price.  818-377-4458 or 818-891-0124.
(Renee Dannull)

Hair Salon
Priscilla's Salon in Valencia wonderful. 253-1125.
(Gail Cook)
Handyman/Plumber
Reasonable, Reliable & Efficient! Jeff Salter 661-212-7908. He's helped us with two water line to the house issues, replacing a toilet, building a pipe barn; including roofs, ripping out old cabinets & some electric.    
(Kris Zimmerman)
Handyman
I needed a Handyman and contacted Rick Hill (House Doctor) who was on the referral list. He is competent, reliable and talented.  On top of that, he is just a nice, classy man to deal with.   I recommend him without hesitation.   Rick Hill  661 212-1389 Thank you for the referral list.....
(Carol Hill)
He’s great!! A referral from Ruthann Levison also!!!
Handyman
Lonnie Tiano, 433-5644, ltiano@socal.rr.com. Experience with many areas of home maintenance.  Prefers smaller projects as opposed to a larger remodel.  He's a great guy, the kind you can trust do to the job while you are not at home if necessary. Replaced a water heater for us.  Work was beautiful, tidy, thorough. Knowledgeable about codes etc.

(Julianne C. Carlson)
Handyman
The best Handyman ever - feel free to pass on.  The House Doctor - Rick Hill (licensed contractor) 661-424-0016.
(Gina Brockamp)

 Hay For Sale
I received this message today from a friend in Santa Ynez.... “Robert and I have hay for sale, if you know anyone that feeds 3way forage hay (oat, beardless barley, wheat).  It's full of grain, $12.00 bale, $190/ton. Their email address is wanabpga@yahoo.com, she said they can deliver.  If you have any questions, please contact her directly.
(Laura King)
Health
Kim at Valencia Wellness helped with several diet issues.  Knowledgeable about vitamins and holistic products that changed the way we feel for the better. Her number is 255-6217.
(Curt Neely)
Health
I would like to recommend Kim from the Valencia Wellness Center, 23548 Lyons Ave, Newhall 255-6217.  Kim and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They can help with not only our health, but also our pets.  They are a great source when you want to explore health options other than our medical doctors.  I always leave with wonderful new information and have never been disappointed. If you have a concern, just ask.
(Eileen Daniels)

 HEATING/AIRCONDIDIONING…SEE “AIR/CONDITIONING” AND “HVAC”

 Home Automation Systems
Jason Richards – Southwest Systems Plus – Home Theater – Home automation – Structured Wiring, Satellite, Surveillance, outdoor entertainment systems, etc. Did my full entertainment media room. 818-281-9378 or 661-212-0760 or jason@southwestsystemsplus.com.
(Gina Brockamp)
Home Health Care
I have a referral for home health care for seniors (elder care). I used JoEm Home Care Services to help us take care of my mother-in-law. They provide the following services: Elder companionship, daily activities, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, escorts to their medical appointments, meal preparation, medications, insulin injections, help with bathing, etc. They were very professional, skilled and inexpensive. They are very accommodating with time and how they charge. JoEm is located in Encino but works through out the San Fernando Valley, Sta. Clarita, Los Angeles, etc. If anyone is interested, their phone # (818) 642-9619. Email: nformation@Joemhomecare.com.
(Toula Constantinou)

Home Schooling for Preschoolers
I was wondering if you knew of a home schoolteacher for our 2 year old. If you know of anybody can you please give them our phone number  818 262 8343 or 818 266 8759.
(Mari Ballard)
Home Theater Installation
We recently used VSP Home Automation to connect our surround sound speakers.  Louie Scheckwitz, owner and local resident, was very knowledgeable and honest.  We highly recommend him to anyone putting in a home theater system.  In addition to home theater audio and control, he also does phones and security cameras.  He can be reached at 250-2535 . Sandi & Rob Parris)
Editors Note: Ditto....Ruthann & Mike Levison used him for a new phone installation and were very pleased.

Home Theater Installation
Call Dave Santigrossi of DSI.  His phone number is 818-402-5813 and he lives in Stevenson Ranch.  He has done extensive work for me on my surround sound, outdoor speakers, HDTV, and combining all remotes to one.  (I never get the calls at work anymore saying that the TV won’t work!!!!) I have referred Dave to a number of friends in the canyon and everyone has been happy.
(Bill Sloan)
Home Theater Installation
Keep up the good work with the referral guide!!!  I have a good "Home Theatre" installer who did a terrific job at our home....Gerardo Alta now with Unique Security Systems at 800-377-SAFE.
(Shirley Tanner)

Horse Blanket Laundry/Repair
I have another recommendation. Calico Kid Covers. Holly washes and repairs horse blankets.  She also picks up and delivers. 298-9589.
(Jean Coleman)
Horse Boarding
Horse Boarding available in Sand Canyon!!!!! Phoenix Ranch located on the 8th hole of Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Owned and operated by Michael & Nichole Gerrity.  24 Hour care by professional horseman.  See Website @  Phoenixranch.biz for all the information.  
(Michael Gerrity)
Horse Boarding
Big beautiful barn & facility, private & secluded.  Large , lighted sand arena, turnouts, and more to list.  We are next to the trail head with easy access to the designated trails that the SCHOA has put in place for us who live here in this special canyon.  (Thank You)  For more information contact Adella Myers 818-974-7306.
Horse Back Riding Lessons
Oh dear Ruthann, I keep forgetting to thank you for posting my request in search of horse riding lessons.  Adela Meyers (owner of stables---beautiful place mind you) called me as did Melody Miller the woman who teaches lessons from the Meyer's property because of your post.  My daughter is having a grand time, and has been progressing wonderfully under Melody's tutelage, so thanks for having this forum, it sure helped this mother out!
(Joann Allebrand)

Horse Corral Cleaning, Feeding, Vacation Care of Horses, Yard Maintenance and Brush Clearance
I am a 14 year resident of Sand Canyon.  If you are looking for an honest, hard working and reliable person for the care of your Horses; corral cleaning, feeding, taking care of your horses while you are on vacation, I would like to recommend MELVIN HERNANDEZ.  We were fortunate to meet Melvin about 10 years ago and he has been our right hand ever since with the maintenance of our ranch, horses, brush clearance and just about anything that we need to be done.  He has also been a resident of Canyon Country for the last 12 years, is an honest and hardworking family man with whom we have total trust and confidence.  There is nothing that he is not willing to do and we know with confidence that the job will be done right, completed and cleaned up when done. Melvin can be reached on his Cell Phone: 661-600-8332   If you would like to speak to me for additional information, please feel free to call me at: 818-388-8461,
(Freda (aka "Fred") Santoro)
Horse Farrier
Casey Bray has been shoeing my horses for several years. He always does excellent work and his prices are more than fair. Casey has always come out to trim my horses in a timely manner. His phone number is: 803-4333
(Eileen Daniels)
Horse Farrier
There are many good farriers in our area, but sometimes they are so busy you can’t get them quickly. Jim McClure of Jim’s Horseshoeing Service A.F.A. Certified 661-755-4068 was referred to us by Pam Rupp at Cobblestone Ranch. The great thing about Jim is not only is he a good farrier but since he does most of the horses at Pam’s barn he is around often. And he didn’t mind coming to us to just file an old Arab’s bare feet. A good find and we highly recommend him.
(Mike Levison)
Horse Farrier
I can highly recommend a wonderful new farrier in town! Also Corrective/Therapeutic Shoeing. Great service, affordable and reliable. Please give her a try...I'm impressed! She also services mini's. Toni's Farrier Service (661) 713-3961.
Mardi Rivetti

Horse Riding Lessons
Dressage/English Horse Trainer. Catherine O'Brien 818-262-9975 Corner of Lost Canyon & Sand Canyon.
(Gina Brockamp)
Horsemanship Instructor
I've got a new horsemanship trainer, Marian Hackman, who is wonderful, bright, articulate, knowledgeable, hard working, intuitive.  If you're looking for a trainer, Marian does dressage as well as Western. She lives in Acton, but comes to my place for lessons.  She also boards and trains.  Her number is 965-0680. Call me if you'd like to ask questions about her.  252-0263.
(Brenda Ofiesh)

Horsemanship Instructor
We have used 2 Parelli Natural Horsemanship instructors for the last 3 years and they are fantastic for anyone interested. They have now moved to our area and are setting up a training facility on Baker Canyon in Canyon country. Their names are Susan Nelson (2 Star Instructor) and Maurice Thurbuilt (3 star instructor). The differences in our horses and horsemanship is unbelievable!! They will either travel to you or you may come to them on Baker Canyon. The easiest way to get a hold of them is by their cell @ 818 720 5819 or you can contact me @ 661 298 1243 for a reference. Thanks so much for adding them to our list!
(Monique and Alan Butts)

 Horse Training
I have been studying the Parelli Natural Horse*Man*Ship program for a while now and was very, very please to find out that not only do we have one 3-star Licensed Parelli Professional in our neighborhood, we have two!! Maurice Thibault and Susan Nelson are located right on the other side of Sand Canyon by the Vasquez intersection up Baker Canyon Road. I just attended a clinic there this past weekend and it was wonderful. There are only 43 3-Star Licensed Parelli Professionals IN THE WORLD and we have two of them right here. For those of you who do not know about the Parelli Natural Horse*Man*Ship program - it is amazing!!! If you are struggling with you horse, are lacking connection and want to build a relationship with your horse that will amaze you, contact Susan Nelson at 661-252-2118 and visit her website at www.socalsavvy.com <http://www.socalsavvy.com>  or www.parelli.com <http://www.parelli.com> .
(Gina Brockamp)

Horse Trainer
For anyone who may be interested, we have a new trainer to our canyon. Specializing in Classical Dressage and promoting Quadrill, trail rides, cavalletti work, clinics with Natalie Lamping, Matt Sheridan and rated horse shows. The facility offers 16X32 in/outs, to pastures for the horses, as well as hot/cold bathing water, 30m round pen, hot walker, two arenas and dressage court and access to over 480 miles of trials.  It is pretty exciting to have all this right here in Sand Canyon.  Claudia Roberts, owner of Pacific Dressage, can be contacted at Claudia@pacificdressage.com or 818 897-9323.
(Laura King)

 House Cleaning
Hernandez House Cleaning.  Mina and her crews have kept our dog crazy and our house clean for 10 yrs.  250-8413
(Curt Neely)
Housekeeping  
Ernesto and Lorena have been our House Cleaners for the past three years.  They are extremely reliable, thorough and trustworthy. Very reasonably priced.  I highly recommend them. Call (323) 240-2685
(Kit Ehrlich)
Housekeeper
Our housekeeper of 12 years has a few openings for half-day housekeeping. She is completely trustworthy, speaks very good English, is a pleasure to have around, and needs the work to help support her young son. Interested parties may contact her directly. Her information is as follows: Vilma Venegas, 818-407-1423.
(The Clausens)

 Housekeeping/Maid Service
Pamm Maddon, Saugus, 661-297-0435:  Pamm has been my maid for over 15 years.  What more needs to be said.
(Yeam Law)
Housekeeping/Maid Service
For my maid who is young energetic and reliable anyone can call me since there are a variety of non-English speaking folks in her home (including little kids) who speak no English..she does. Her husband does gardening too.
(Lyn Fairly 818-601-0182)

Human Resource Consulting
I have a good friend who is looking to do more Human Resource (Human Capital) consulting work. He has been in the business for over 20 years and lives here in the Canyon. He would love to do more work with the business in our area. Can you send out an email with his contact information: Dan Cude, DKC Consulting, 661-298-2806.
(Debbie Martin)
 
HVAC: Heating/Air Conditioning: See: Air Conditioning/Heating


Identity Theft

I'm sure you have all received emails going round the internet on identity theft with all the do's & don'ts, but I thought here might be a convenient place to put the FOUR numbers we should all call immediately if our wallet is stolen or if we get any idea that our identity is at risk. They are the three credit agencies & Social Security Admin.
These are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet and contents being stolen
1.  EQUIFAX: 1-800-525-6285
2.  EXPERIAN (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.  TRANS UNION: 1-800-680-7289
4.  SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN. (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

 Insulation
Devore Insulation put in an aluminum radiant barrier in the attic that reflects heat in the summer and lowered our A/C costs.  They put in "Green Fiber" insulation to bring the attic up to code as well.  Professional, clean work.  723-9996
(Curt Neely)
Insurance
A friend of mine, Margie Fierro represents Health and Life Insurance along with Disability and Long Term Care. Margie has been in business since 1993 with a clean record. She prides herself in doing business with integrity and honesty. Many times I have heard people comment on how much money Margie has been able to save them, as well as how quickly and efficiently she worked. Her web site is www.fierroinsurance.com <http://www.fierroinsurance.com/>. She lives in Santa Clarita, her phone number is: 296-1186.
(Eileen Daniels)

Interior Designer
I would like to add a name to your referral list.  Lynn Parkinson has lived in our Canyon a long time.  She is a licensed Interior Designer with the designation A.S.I.D. and does excellent work. I've worked with her on my home for the last 20 years.  Her company name is Interior Essence. Her phone number is 661-252-0894.  
(Evelyn Taibi)
Jeweler
Roman Jewelers was on the list last year, but I want to second the recommendation again in 2007.  Steve's store is right next to Vons at Sand Canyon and Soledad and has been there for 6 years. He's patient, friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. He's been in the business since 1974 and worked as a master jeweler for Tiffany’s. He designs many of his own pieces and always works with customers to design anything they wish. His prices are extremely reasonable. BEST OF ALL – he keeps a "wish list." It’s a 4x6 index card file for individual customers.  It can include specific pieces or general types of jewelry you would like, but don't necessarily want to buy for yourself.  Just add items to your list and then anyone can go in and chose just the right gift. Tell him Lauren sent you!  
(Lauren McGuire)
Jeweler
I highly recommend Michael Aaskejian, who is a neighbor of ours on Live Oak Springs.   He has made me unbelievable jewelry is great on repairs and is very honest.   His store is in Glendale but he is worth it.   818-244-4343.   It's called Michael's.   
(Margie Rovarino)
Jeweler
For the jeweler request, see "Ira" at The Gold Rush" in Northridge..at Devonshire and Reseda..been there over 30 years and tell him Lyn Fairly and Joan and Danny Ross and Mike and Sonia And everyone at Pinnacle sent you..Fair and Honest!
(Lyn Fairly)
Jeweler
After having had a bad experience with a jeweler (a 1.75 diamond switched for moisonite) here in Canyon Country I am very cautious about jewelers. I trust Apo Yessian who owns Classic Designs now in the Kohl's center.  He is high quality, very reliable. He was very helpful to me when this fiasco happened.
(Julianne Carlson)
Jeweler
Classic Design Jewelers is owned by the Yessayan family.  They have lovely custom jewelry and are co-located in the Kohl's/Whole Foods shopping center.  Mrs. Yessayan is a fabulous 1st grade teacher at our own Sulphur Springs.
(Maureen Miller)
Jeweler
The best jeweler is right up the block! He owns Roman Jewelers...was a master designer for Tiffany's in NYC and his prices are 1/2 of all those rip off Valencia places! If he doesn't have what you want he can design anything in a very timely manner. Anyone who knows me and knows the jewelry I wear will never have to go past the corner of Sand Cyn/Soledad, right next to Vons. Tell him Lydia sent you! Happy Holidays to all! [His name is Steve]
(Lydia Singer)

Jewelry
Just thought I'd let everyone know of a great jewelry source for those looking for fun and trendy styles.  I've bought necklaces, bracelets and a great antique-y looking watch that I always get compliments on. You can reach Cathy King at 661-607-6638.  
(Mary Ackerson)

 Landscaping
We can say without hesitation that Green Pride Landscaping did an excellent job on our front yard!   People comment all the time on how wonderful the yard looks.   In fact, one of our neighbors is going to have Green Pride Landscaping re-do their yard as a result of how great they did on our yard. The most amazing thing is that the job only took a few days and included lighting.    If anyone wants to drive by and see their work, our address is 26421 Deer Creek Lane – Jesse Commons, the owner, lives next door. Give Jesse a call at:   661-250-0254
(Debbie and Dana Martin)
Landscaping
This is Joseph Gomez on the corner of Warmsprings & Sand Canyon. Our neighborhood noted that our Sulphur Springs School bus stop needed some upgrade. I gathered some parents & determined that we needed some D.G. (decomposed granite) on the floor of the bus stop (s/e corner) of Sand Canyon and Warmsprings which turned to mud during the rainy season. We were clearing the area of leaves and vegetation when Jessie, owner of Green Pride Landscaping Company (he lives in our neighborhood) stopped and wanted to know what we were doing. I told him and asked where we could buy the D.G. Without hesitation he advised me “how much do you want and when do you want it?” We neighbors wish to thank “Jessie” owner of Green Pride 661-250-0254 for helping to make our project such a success. It is a pleasure to have such caring neighbors and I highly recommend Jessie to all in Sand Canyon.
(Joseph Gomez)
Landscape and Hardscape
John Perry, Solid Ground Specialists 816-0072. We are pleased to say this referral was one we found from these very pages. We have just completed a large several month front and back yard project with hardscape and landscape. Solid Ground specialists did a superb job. Owner John Perry was a pleasure to work with. He and his crew were reliable, hard working and stayed on schedule. He was creative and solved several technical problems we did not know how to solve ourselves.  We would highly recommend them. If you would like to see our yard, please call ahead.
(Barbara and Joe Schulman 16050 Comet Way, 251-2875)
Landscaping (and Sprinklers)
Bryan Smith of Smith Landscape and Maintenance. He did a complete water line for the three families on our road, and did a complete makeover of my next door neighbor's landscaping...great job and very responsive...!
(Steve Parks)
Landscape/Hardscape
Really nice work and very very reasonable. Call Vasquez 818-833-0684 (bus) or 818-266-5798 (cell).
(Michael Perrotti)
Landscape/Plants
Richan Landscape for landscape soil prep, lighting. Thorough, knowledgeable, quality plants.
(Steve Sturgeon 251-0848 contact for details)
Landscape & Hardscape

I have been dealing with John Perry from Solid Ground. He has been working at our current home for about 3 months doing hardscape and landscaping. John also did our old house about 12 years ago and I can say we never had a problem with anything he did over a 10 year period. He is very honest and does what he says, if you do not like something he did he corrects it..... I cannot say enough about John... If you would like see his work our address is 15650 Warmsprings Drive. jdperry@thevine.net Business line 661-299-4747.
Cell Phone 661-816-0072
(Randy Ryan)
Locksmith & Finish Carpentry
We had several people here trying to fix a broken lock on our door.  No one was able to fix it until Lennar Homes referred Luis Ruvalcaba (cell 818-429-9864). His determination was commendable and he just didn't give up (where others did) until he got the door opened.  He then removed the lock, fixed it, and all is working great.  He also does finish carpentry specializing in crown molding, baseboards and shelving. He's a wonderful young man who is very reasonably priced. Thanks.
(Paula Hoffman)
Machine Owner/Operator

Backhoe, track loader, skip loader. I've known Mark for about 20 years and he is as honest a man as you are likely to ever meet. He has done numerous jobs for  me and other friends of mine . His phone number is 661-944-4843.  Pat  Mc
(Kathy Golding)
Mail Boxes
Due to the growing number of mail theft in the Sand Canyon neighborhoods, our neighbors (7 homes) have decided to purchase matching locking mailboxes.  The cost runs approx. $255 per mailbox.  We purchased ours from The Mailbox Works.  Their website is www.mailboxworks.com <http://www.mailboxworks.com>.   They are individual mailboxes, not the cluster kind at some shopping centers.  
If you wish to see what the mailboxes actually look like, one has already been installed.  Our cluster of mailboxes is on Valley Ranch next to the wash. I am not in any way telling people they have to purchase a mailbox from this company.  It is a suggestion only and, of course, they are entitled to purchase from whomever they so choose.   
(Sandi Parris, Safety Chairperson)

Masonry (concrete/stone/brick)
We remodeled our pool slightly prior to having it replastered. This included having new river rock fascia extending outward and upward over the pool waterline tiles in addition to replacing some of the coping and have a few new concrete pads poured.  Rito Morisical (818) 581-8186 or (818) 365-0636 of California Masonry was reccommend to us by a pool company.  Just like our recommendation of Reyes pool plastering, Rito was the most honest and dependable masonry person that we received an estimate from.   We were highly concerned about the look of the new work matching the existing ten year old work.  To our delight, the work matches so well (coping, concrete and river rock) that even we can hardly tell that it was ever modified.  The new design/layout looks like it was originally constructed this way.  Rito did a great job in matching the existing pattern that was scratched into our original walkways (something which baffled all the other concrete contractors).
(Rick Waugh)
Mason
Frank Allegra has been licensed since 1977 and does great work. His office phone is 818-362-3986 and his cell is 661-305-9862. I have used him extensively. Excellent! Frank is a canyon resident.
(Dick Werth)
Mason
The most excellent mason is Karl Koller.  German trained.  818 999-4318
(Brenda Ofiesch)

 Massage
Denise Plummer specializes in "In Home" Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage 661-714-6637. Denise comes to your home with a table, relaxing music and the gift of strength and technique in her hands.  For anyone who needs a good massage in the privacy of your own home, Denise is very good. I highly recommend her!
(Lisa Kauppi)

Massage/Facials
My husband gave me the most wonderful anniversary gift....a spa day at Balance Point Spa. I had a facial first by Cari, then a massage by Brian. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Phone: 661-252-0650.
(Ruthann Levison)
Massage
Brian at Balance Point Spa is superb! First timers get 15% discount. Tell him Ruthann sent you. I can’t wait to go again.
(Ruthann Levison)
Massage
Great referral for massages. Diane Stacy is in my business group - Business Connections. I have known her for years and she does not work out of a shop - she comes to your home. If you have ever had a massage - you know that getting in your car and driving home afterwards can be a drag - you feel so good! She is excellent and provides a spa-like experience right in your own home! Diane Stacy - Heavenly Healing Massage 661-803-1952.
(Gina Brockamp)
Massage
Thanks for the referral to Balance Point Spa!  I just returned from a wonderful massage given by Brian.  I have had many massages, and I honestly think this was the best.  There is a 15% discount for first timers.  It's a well-needed addition to Canyon Country....Thank you, Carol
(Carol Hill)
Massage
For a great massage, I can't say enough about the relatively new "Balance Point" spa on Soledad across from the post office.  Great ambiance, professional atmosphere and terrific services.
(Margie Rovarino)
Mortgage Broker
Would you please add my mortgage guy to the referral list.  He has been in business for 12 years and has never had a client go into foreclosure.  He was so helpful to us, he is very knowledgeable and experienced and wants what's best for his clients.  Even if it means telling them to go with someone else, he takes great care of people.  Although, he is approved with over 40 lenders, so he can usually beat anyone out there!  We learned so much from him that we didn't already know, so I wanted to pass his name along.  He calls every quarter (and sometimes more) just to let you know what is going on in the market and to make sure that your loan is still at it's best.  His name is Jeff Eisenberg and he is the owner of Southern Oaks Mortgage 661-964-2600.  He's absolutely awesome!  So if anyone is looking for a loan or to refinance you should give him a call.  My Escrow officer was impressed with him!
(Debbie Ames)

Mosquitos (Dead Bird Issues)
Mosquito season is upon us. Here are some handy numbers if you notice any sick or dead birds or standing water in our roads or the creeks & washes.
For West Nile inquiries: 877-968-2473 or www.westnile.ca.gov <http://www.westnile.ca.gov>. They will pick up and test dead birds within 24 hours. Additional numbers for mosquito control questions & reporting's:  818-364-9589 or City # 274-2532.
(Pat West)

Mountain Lions (Exellent information for anyone closely encountering one of these critters.
Mountain Lion Language
<http://www.sdgfp.info/wildlife/MountainLions/Language.htm>
(Bob Robertson)
Music Recording Studio
Hello I am a Sand Cyn. Resident, and would also like to offer my services to the referral guide. My name is Jeff Barnett I own a  film and broadcast  television (video) production company. and am also the owner of the new Santa Clarita Sound, which is a pro recording studio, if anyone in the area is a singer song writer has a band or just wants to cut a demo CD we will offer deeply discounted rates to our neighbors, the same goes for any type of film or video production work. we are available to cover any event however we do not do weddings or barmitzvas. Feel free to visit our websites for more info
www.santaclaritasound.com. <http://www.santaclaritasound.com/> www.jeffbarnettproductions.com <http://www.jeffbarnettproductions.com/>

Notary
Here is a referral for a Notary: Marla Stark 661.713.5425. Marla lives in Aqua Dolce so she can get to your home or office in the area quickly if needed.
(Randy Ryan)
Oak Tree Permits
If you have a safety hazard situation with an oak tree limb that is putting your house, barn or family at risk call: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, Forestry Division 818-890-5720. They will come out, assess your situation and give you a permit. Then you can have it removed without the hassle of going to the City for a permit.
(Mike Levison)

Painter
A great painter with the specialty of matching and patching, and the best smooth finish (most painters can't do this well). I have used this guy for years. He is not always available. John Iskiyan 661 406-7223.
(Louie Scheckwitz)

Paint and molding
Vinnie at Darrell Amy Painting- 661-296-5399   Have used him 3 times now.  Family business.  Very reliable, clean and best prices.
(Jackie Gonzales)
Painter
VO’S Painting 661-251-5356. Please can we lend support to a service provider included in a previous listing? We used VO's Painting to paint our house after seeing Dave Van Orden featured in an earlier listing and getting a good quote.  His team worked hard and took great attention to the preparatory work.  We were very pleased with the result.
(Tim Howie)
Painter
John Iskiyan painted the garage door, trim, and eaves for a very reasonable price.  Good guy, solid work.  406-7223
(Curt Neely)
Painting Contractor
I thought I had a great painter who did the inside of my home a few years ago, but with all the glowing recommendations for painters on our referral list I thought I should get some additional bids. So I did! I'm sure all of the referrals would have done a good job, but I couldn't believe the vast differences in estimates. Luckily my painter's estimate was quite reasonable. (& far lower than several of the others). What a great job his crew did. Terrific prep-work! Power washed, sanded & they filled holes in my wood & stucco that I couldn't even see, the best paint (primer plus 2 coats) the crew was professional, friendly and good at their work, cleaned up their stuff every day. Dave was timely with his estimate, started and completed on schedule. A top notch job. We highly recommend! V.O's. Painting - Dave Van Ordan, Owner  661-251-5356
(Mike & Ruthann Levison)
Painters
We used this referral from the Levison's on the prior list. And we’re so glad we did. We highly recommend V.O.’S Painting. Work is superb, prices are great. Can’t say enough good things about their work. Call Dave Van Orden 251-5356
(The Ostroms)
Painter
McBride Painting 661-296-4846 - Tarrie McBride - over 30 years experience, very, very nice man and excellent, courteous crew. He has painted for me for the last 7 years. He just did the outside trim of our house and our loooooong patio cover. He is also very reasonably priced.
(Gina Brockamp)
Painters
We have an excellent painter (very neat)...Doug Trim 661-944-2884.
(Ed & Andrea Hale)
Painter
Yes, Dave Van Ordan is an excellent painter. I have used him twice. He was my neighbor in Acton, painted my house there and painted our house here when it was being built.
(Randy Ryan)
Painter
Henry Sammeter - Excellent work, easy to work with & hard to get!
(Steve Sturgeon - call for contact details 251-0848)

Party Favors
If you want GREAT and DIFFERENT party favors for your next party or even for your business, call "It's A Wrap!" for delicious chocolate bars with personalized wrappers.  Debbie will put your picture or your company information on her wrappers which really are a great hit.  I did them for my daughter's 5th Birthday Party and all the Moms loved them!  Not to mention the kids!  And then I did them for a seminar that I conducted and passed them out for my business.  They really are clever AND delicious.  Call Debbie at 310-749-4515 (cell) or email: itsawrap@mindspring.com.
(Jim Radtke)
Paving & Road Repair
Contact Rick Franklin. He is a neighbor here on Iron Canyon and his company repaved our road a few years ago. His business number is 254-1159.
(Rick & Elaine Chavez)

Pest Control
Scott and Jim at Ambassador General Pest Control.  Good guys and great service.  263-2780.
(Curt Neely)

Pest Control
Scott Soto has been doing a fantastic job of maintaining the pest control on our property. He had rid of all types of insects, mice and gofers. He has greatly reduced the rabbit damage (very difficult to do because of our property layout and location).Scott is a local SCV resident and has been in the pest control business for 19 years. Scott is currently employed by Orkin Pest Control. You can contact him directly at, (661) 874-9229.
(Arnold Salazar)
Pest Control
I recommend Our Town Pest Control in Newhall. They do everything - ants, rodents, etc.
(Ellen Fox)
Pest Control
We have used Estate Pest Control owned by Owen. He is an arborist and also has experience for problems from bees in the ground to bugs in your trees, He can take care of it. We have a regular service with him and he is always reliable. 251-0781.
(Gail Cook)
Pest Control/Exterminator
I just wanted to let you know that I called Wayne at Wayne's Rat Proofing and Trapping 818-470-0004...a referral from your list.  We have lived in this home for 5 years and have had numerous pest control experts, roofers and contractors attempt to figure out how rodents were getting into the attic.  Wayne was persistent and found the source!  Hurray!  Thank you so much for your referral list!
(Betty McQueen)

Pest Control
I just hired a man do get rid of rats in my house.  My traps just weren't making a difference. He is quick, knowledgeable, and effective.  He plugs holes, sets traps, comes back regularly to check them, and provides a 6 month guarantee.  Lovely man, too. Wayne's Rodent Proofing & Trapping - 818 470-0004. Augdaug88@yahoo.com
(Brenda Ofiesh)
Pet Food Delivery
Bob Barnett Kritter Korral  661/259-7380. Pet food to your door.  Have used him for years. Usually delivers within 1-2 days of call.

(Kelly Bennett)

Pet Care ….see also animal care

Pet care
I have a young lady that lives with us.  Her name is Erika Weinhold 661-299-1946 or cell 661-904-9119. She loves animals!!!  She loves to give them TLC, feed them, brush them, walk them, talk to them, take them to the vet and care for them while their owners are away.  She takes care of our animals and the neighbors around us.  When she is around our dogs (3 German Shepherds,)  they follow her around. I've known Erika for over 2 years and she has always been reliable and trustworthy!!  She is a full time student at COC.
(Amie Lindvall)
Pet Grooming

Pampered Pets for dog grooming and teeth cleaning.  259-1710.
(Curt Neely)
Pet Grooming
Kelly's Mobile Grooming Service - Kelly Rapoport - 661-992-0305. I have just started using Kelly to groom my cat and dog. My dog is older and I am no longer able to take him to the groomers so her mobile service comes in so handy. She has a self contained grooming trailer that is air conditioned if needed and all she needs is access to electrical. She has a special way with animals as you will see. My cat is afraid of everyone and he has absolutely no problem getting groomed and even shaved down for the summer. As a matter of fact, when she is done with him, he rubs up against her and does figure eights around her legs. This is a first! She is reasonable and very good.
(Gina Brockamp)
Pet Safety Product (prevents drowning)
I wish to share a product that may be of interest to you and the association. It is called "Skamper-Ramp", a water escape ramp for pets and other critters. It is designed for pools. The company's web site is www.skamper-ramp.com <http://www.skamper-ramp.com>,  phone number 1-877-poolpet. I have not personally used the product, but I do know several people who have had their pets and other animals drown in their pool. It is a very sad experience.
(Steve Lambourne)

Pet Sitters (see also “Animal Care”)
Pet Sitter
I’m not sure why I haven’t told the neighborhood before that Chelsea Riggins is a great house and pet sitter.  She works with her mom, Carol, to train Lassie and of course, all of our dogs love her.  In addition, I think the Riggins have owned every animal from llamas to tigers so Chelsea is capable of handling unique animals. Since she was raised in the canyon, Chelsea knows about the problems our area must cope with, so we are very comfortable leaving our home in her care.  Chelsea’s number is 661-713-9617 and I highly recommend her.
(Linda Lambourne)

Pet Sitter  
Lori Naoum 661-252-9275. I use her exclusively!!!
(Gina Brockamp)
Pet Sitter
I know I sent this in last year, but thought it worthy of another mention: They don't get much better than Debbie Rosato of Debbie's Best Pet Sitting.  She takes wonderful care of my crew, has never turned down a last-minute request and does it ALL!  Besides the feeding and poop-scooping, she spends time entertaining the dogs, cleaning and re-filling my numerous hummingbird feeders, watering plants, etc.  She has also come through to cover my stupidity when I went on vacation for 10 days and forgot my cell phone...she overnighted it to me and I had it the next day.  I've always been picky about who I trust with my dogs and Debbie earns the highest marks in my book!
(Deb Ward) 
Pet Sitter
Wanted to give a testimonial for the services of Lori Naoum - Pet Sitting service. I just used her on our last vacation just a week ago and she is FANTASTIC! No only do my pets love her, she spent time with them, took good care of them and went above and beyond by putting my trashcans out on Wednesday (what a treat!). She is very professional and such sweet person and can't wait to use her again when we go away.
(Gina Brockamp)
Pet Sitter
Amanda Hamilton, (661) 298-7177. Amanda is a 15-year-old girl who loves animals.  She has experience in caring for many types of animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, horses, etc.  She lives on Live Oak Springs and is saving money for her first car.  She is available to take great care of your animals when you need a little extra help or if you go out of town.  
Pet Sitter
I highly highly recommend Debbys Best Pet Sitting. Debby lives in the area (91387) and was a vet tech for years. She has taken care of my 2 older dogs that need meds while were are away and if I get in a jam for the day I have called her to have her run by check on them/feed them - medicate them whatever..she is caring, knowledgeable and NICE! Her number is: 661-803-1842.
(Let her know Lyn Fairly referred)
Phone Lines
Ed Bernstein - Communication Planning Resources, Inc. -  661-291-1825. He did my phone lines in my office on Soledad and Lost Cyn (by Dr. Herrings dental office.) He is reasonable and very knowledgeable.
(Gina Brockamp)

Photographer & Photo Restoration
I would like to inform everybody that a photographer that specializes in animal and landscape will be in the canyon shooting some horses and he asked me to let everyone know he will be available to photograph their horses. He also does photo restoration, in case you have some oldies you want fixed. Did wonders on my baby pictures, removed all the gunpowder from the flash. You can contact him at 661-755-3144 Lou Cifelli. His website is desktopcreations-by-lou.com
(Randy Ryan)
Photographer
This is for Gina Brockamp about a photographer for her parent's 50th anniversary.  I use Ann Rotsten Photography in Sylmar.  She is a wonderful photographer and we have used her for all our weddings, family photos, etc.  She is very particular and does a terrific job!!  Her phone number is: (818) 362-2737.  I can't say enough good about her work.  
Roni Richardson

Piano Teacher
Arlene Keysor is an excellent piano teacher for children. She has some open times to take new students!  Lessons are in her home. (661) 252-5634
(Janie Ferling)
Piano Teacher
Long time Sand Canyon resident and musician, Arlene Keysor is teaching piano again. My three children love her.  She is professional, encouraging and doing a great job for us.  I highly recommend Arlene.  She can be reached at rakeysor@aol.com or 252-5364.
Referred by (Maureen Miller-Rosdorff)
Piano & Voice Teacher
A fabulous piano & vocal coach - Patrice Bulber! She has taught in SCV since 1983. Kids thru Adults, beginning to advanced all styles. She comes to your home! My children and friends have trained with her over the past 20 + years! I highly recommend her, she is highly accredited and a joy to work with! Patrice Bulber   (818) 506-2552.
(Mardi Rivetti)
Piano Tuner
Allan Slater is excellent! 661 943 4576.  
(Jan Sanborn)
Piano Tuner
Local piano tuner. I have used him for years. He is reputable and reliable.  Gary Kahn 661 269-8411 work (661 857-1585 cell)
(Julie Sturgeon)
Piano Tuner (in home)
Dennis Beck since 1976. (805) 583-5747 or (805) 578-9477.
(Norm Furr)

Plumber
Lee Buckner is the best plumber and we have used him for many years. His work is exceptional & his prices are most reasonable.  And he makes every effort to get to an emergency fast. His number is (661) 251 1507.
(Ruthann Levison)
Plumber
Plumbing by Kirk has done extensive work for us.  Emergency and irrigation repairs done quickly.  A custom re-pipe done to perfection.  Water heater and salt-free softener installed.  Excellent work, honest, reliable and will give a referral discount.  263-6519.
(Curt Neely 252-9400 for questions)
Plumber
I just used Matthew at Matthew’s Plumbing, for several projects.  He was great, on time, neat/clean, pleasant to work with and was able to do all the things I needed in a timely manner.  His prices seemed reasonable, too.
(Merrilee Glick)
Plumber
I highly recommend Chris Bryant when you need a plumber (he does residential and commercial work.)  He is honest and reliable and does great work.  You can reach him at 818-388-8097 or 661-424-1289.
(Betty McQueen)
Plumber
Clearwater Plumbing.  Doug Ingles has worked on several of my places and others in the canyon.  His office # is 661-263-2304, cell # 661-478-9119. Doug is good, fast and very reasonable.
(Norm Furr)
Plumber
Matthew’s Plumbing – 661-299-6707. Matthew Nemecek is fully licensed, bonded and insured.  He has lived in Sand Canyon since he was a toddler and has gone to all our local schools.  You might have seen him as a box boy at Von’s about 6-8 years back.    Matt's brother, Jason, owns MAJOR PLUMBING in the upper desert and they can team together on large jobs for time efficiency.    This young man is building his business and you will appreciate his honesty, good manners, cleanliness and reliability.   
(Diane Wilson, Marilyn Keehn, and Lucy Williams)
Plumber
I have an excellent plumber for our list. Doug Ingle Clearwater Plumbing Lic# 906298 Service & repair - Repipe Specialist Office (661) 263-2304, Cell (661) 478-9119 Doug is fair and fast, does EXCELLENT work.
(Norm Furr)

Plumbers
I got some very expensive estimates on some blocked drains when I contacted the plumbers on the referral list. So thru the Internet I contacted Bob's Rooter and Plumbing (owned by Bob Lavoie) in the SC valley.  I spoke with Bob who said he would visit for free and quote then. He gave us a 1 hour window this AM or his visit.........Showed up on time............was here two hours and the total was only $120. Just in case you or others are interested.
(Dave & Laura Christie)
Plumber
Plumbing by Kirk - Your Hometown Plumber - not only is an excellent plumbing service - but does gutters and drains as well.
(Gina Brockamp)
Plumber
John Murray plumbing (661-251-5646) has been great (unfortunately, I have had to call them a few times!)
(Liz and Bill Bush)
Plumber
My wonderful friend and neighbor on Gwenalda who is a Electrician, Curtis, HAIRELLS ELECTRIC 255-7300 was here hooking up my electric stove saw the leek and called two wonderful plumbers who do all their own work. D & R PLUMBING Rick and Don  818-216-0814 there from Castaic and Acton. They came right out and completely copper piped my home

(Gail Cook)
Plumber
Plumbing by Kirk - Santa Clarita's Home Town Plumber (also does spots on the local radio). The best plumber around!! Will come and help Marilyn Fey with her sprinkler problem. He has been my plumber and has been in my business networking group for 4 years. Please pass on his information to her. 661-263-6519.
(Gina Brockamp)
Plumber
Moran Plumbing (661) 297-1241. Rene at Moran Plumbing is a wonderful plumber.  We replumbed our house and Rene had the best price and crew.  He is quick to respond when called.  He superivsed the work and clean up very closely.  He is knowledgeable with all types of plumbing including copper and Kitec.  He has drywall services available so you can get your house back together quickly.  He was also able to help us match existing fixtures with new ones that needed replacing.  If you're considering replacing old pipes, I recommend you give Rene a call for an estimate.  
(Linda Hamilton, Live Oak Springs)
Plumber
We've used Lee Buckner as our Plumber for the last 15 years.  He was referred to us by a neighbor and is very reliable.  His number is (661) 251 1507.
(Rick & Elaine Chavez 

Plumbing & Hardware Supplies
661-254-2875. No longer do you have to travel into the SF Valley or worse West LA to find high-end plumbing replacement parts. Sometimes Home Depot or Lowe’s just don’t cut it for the better quality stuff. Roger Jurado helped us: roger@myhousehardware.com. These folks will order whatever you need.... just bring in the old part. They are located at 25910 McBean Pkwy in Valencia. Do you see the running theme here.... we needed quality parts for our shower repair.
(Mike Levison)
Pool Equipment Repair
For pool equipment repair issues, I recommend Fernando Avila, He is very good, honorable and reasonable.1-818-648-7673.
(Jeff Habberstad)
Pool Plastering
Alfredo Reyes (661) 948-4580 office or (661) 510-3469 cell.  Reyes Plastering was recommended to us by both Mac's Pool supply and by some custom home builders we know. Reyes does both replastering of existing pools and most of the original new plastering for many different local pool companies.  After interviewing Alfredo Reyes and a few other competitors, it was clear to see that Alfredo was the most professional, honest and best priced.  In dealing with him, he always returned my calls promptly and did show up on time when he said he would.  Actually he was usually thirty minutes early to all appointments or the starting of any task.  Not only was his price the best, he also did the work faster than anyone else could even promise to do such. (A neighbor had an eight month ordeal with their pool replastering compared to our fast ten days.) They are very well organized, did the work quickly and cleaned up thoroughly.  It actually only took them three days to do the job.  One day to totally strip all the tiles and plaster, one day for all the tile work and then one day to plaster.   A note to anyone redoing your pool - please do take deliver of the tiles and have then in your possession.  If you go to the local pool tile houses such as Coloramics (818) 886-3664, you may be told that your tile is in stock and that worst case it will take only one day to get.  We found out the hard way that what was supposedly in stock, wound up taking three weeks to get.
(Rick Waugh)
Pool Service
George at Swimin' Hole Pool Service is a great guy for maintenance and tile cleaning.  296-6666.  He referred us to Al Zindroski who installed a new variable speed pump and filter to save energy.  212-1398.
(Curt Neely)
Pools/Spas
All Concrete Pool & Spas. Includes BBQ's. Flexible & creative!
(Steve Sturgeon Call for contact info. 251-0848)

Pool Service
I would like to recommend to a fantastic pool service.  Tim Ames has been cleaning our pool for over 12 years and we have never once been disappointed with his service. He is reliable, loyal and does an outstanding job.  Albright Pool and Spa  -  661/252-0593.
(Bob and Deyna Clough)
Pool Service
After many months of trying to get our pool in balance we recently returned to our original service provider who had been sick for a few months and is now back healthier than ever. His name is Guy and he can be reached at 661 993 4193. He not only provides excellent pool cleaning service but he is very knowledgeable about equipment installation and maintenance. More than once he has saved us a lot of money by recognizing a problem and correcting it before it became a major issue.
(Clifford A Reinhold)

Pool Service
My pool service of many years is also terrific. His name is Mario of M & S Pools, phone no: 250-0626.
(Ruthann Levison)
Pool Service
Dale Foster @ Klearwater Pools has provided outstanding maintenance and repairs on our pool for the past year.  He's honest, reliable, and reasonable. (661)257-1299. dale@klearwaterpools.com.
(Morrilyn Robertson)

Preditor Web Site
(
Several residents sent this message suggesting an additional site regarding sexual predators.) Here is another site that I think is better.  It actually shows pictures of the offenders and gives their addresses.  http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/
Printer Supplies
Toner and ink...I have been ordering my toner and printer ink from Kacia Keegin with Superior office supplies. She lives in the canyon, and provides a great service at low prices. When I have needed she has the replacement ink here the next day. She is really efficient and friendly 251-5991.
(Louie Scheckwitz)

 Restaurant
Here is a referral for the list.  It is a new Bar and Grill that we found!!  The name is: Cammarano’s Bar and Grill at 28200 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.  Phone number: 296-8000.  It is on Bouquet just past Plum. It is an upscale (sports) Bar and Grill.  My husband had the Filet Mignon (it was huge and very tender) and I had the Caribbean Jerk Chicken and it was delicious and moist.  Anything we have had there is so delicious!!  That’s all I hear back from my friends who have gone to try any of the food there.  It is definitely worth trying and I am sure people will love his food.  The owner is Mark Cammarano and he is really nice and appreciated our coming to his restaurant.  So, give it a try and I am sure you won’t be disappointed!!  They also have take out and catering too.
(Roni Richardson)
Restaurant
For all of our neighbors...this is a no brainer.  “The Social” on Lyons Avenue is one of the best restaurants in the SCV area.  They are celebrating their 5th Anniversary and are having the most incredible deals. Please do everyone a favor and send this info out to our SCHOA, as it would be worth everyone's effort to support them and enjoy their food.
(Debbie Tos-Colombo)

Restaurant
We have a enthusiastic referral for a new Mexican restaurant in our area.  It is called La Tradición on Soledad across from the Fire Department. We tried it on Sunday and the food was great, the service was friendly and helpful, and the prices were good.  They even have bakery items and a salsa bar with several different kinds to choose from.  They also have items other than the traditional tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, even though those are included on the menu. Give it a try, we think you'll enjoy it.  We always try and support our good restaurants in Canyon Country!
(Bill & Cheryl Rex)
Restaurants
We would like to recommend two great new restaurants. They are both across town, but really worth it. Yum! 1) The best Chinese food ever...New Moon 661-257-4121, located at 28281 Newhall Ranch Road. Mike & I have eaten for many years at their original restaurant in downtown L A. 2) The second one is Thelma’s Morning Café 661-263-8283, located at 22876 Copperhill Dr. For now The owner was the executive chef at Chinois’s in west LA. We all know how fabulous the food is there. We’ve been there 3 times already. Fabulous food.
(Ruthann Levison)
Restaurant
Finally there is a very good, casual & reasonably priced restaurant in the location on Soledad across from the Fire Station in Canyon Country.  Mike & I have gone several times for breakfast. Several tries by others there over the years that have not been very good and have rightly failed. This newest place called LA TRADICION is an attractive, casual dining & bakery restaurant. (Mexican primarily, but more interesting than the usual Mexican fare, very nicely prepared, since the family is from Mexico City.  They serve great American breakfasts too. Give them a try...it would be nice to see them succeed. PS...ask for a regular coffee cup or they will give you a paper one. They are full service (will take your order at the table & serve you) they use regular plates & silverware (not plastic) which is why it is strange that they give you a paper coffee cup if you don’t ask for a regular one. Terrific salsa bar too.
(Ruthann Levison)
Restaurant
We have a hidden gem of a hangout right here in Sand Canyon across the parking lot from the Mobil gas station. Bergies has very good food...steaks, fish, homemade soups and one of the best burgers in town not to mention a congenial bar. Their prices are very reasonable, the décor is funky and you might run into any number of neighbors that have known about this place for years. We go at least twice a week and run into friends all the time. Their phone number is 251-3133.
(Highly recommended by the Levisons, the Higbys and all sorts of other folks)

Restaurant
Robinson Ranch Sycamore Bar & Grill. Thank you Ruthann, I went and really enjoyed myself.  Wouldn't have gone without your email.  
(Thank you,
Cheryl Lautman)
Rodent Problem
I just hired a man do get rid of rats in my house.  My traps just weren't making a difference. He is quick, knowledgeable, and effective.  He plugs holes, sets traps, comes back regularly to check them, and provides a 6 month guarantee.  Lovely man, too. Wayne's Rodent Proffing & Trapping 818-675-1183 Augdaug88@yahoo.com
(Brenda Ofiesh)

Roof Repair
Kelly Jones Roofing 661-252-1035 was referred to us by a friend in the canyon. Kelly did an excellent job repairing our leaky roof and his rates were very reasonable. We recommend him highly.
(Mike Levison)

Roofing (Installation & Repair)
If you need any roofing work, we use A. L. Follett Roofing here in Santa Clarita.  He is prompt, clean, courteous and reasonable.  His phone number is: 661-254-0940.
(Roni Richardson)
Roofer
I have an excellent and easy to get along with roofer. BC Roofing construction Ken Copp 661-297-7663. He was on time, concerned, and $ was in moderation.  We were really pleased with his dedication.
(Dennis & Jackie Gonzales)
Roofers
Dennis Deans Construction & Roofing Company. Dennis has done several jobs for us.  From adding a large dormer to our roof on Placerita Canyon home to new roofs on our garage and main house of our current home on Iron Canyon.  He has lived in the canyon for over 20 years, is extremely reliable, honest and provides excellent workmanship for a fair price.  His son Kenny handles much of the day to day over site of projects and goes the extra mile to make sure the customer is happy.Call 661-251-2194
(Kit Ehrlich)
Roofer
Rainbow Roofing Co. (661) 298-8200. Mark Thyden from Raibow Roofing did a wonderful re-roofing our home.  He replaced our wood-shake with light-weight tile that fits in well with the style of our home.  His price was fair and the work was completed as promised.  If you are considering the need for a new roof, I recommend you give Mark a call for an estimate.
Linda Hamilton, Live Oak Springs
Satellite Phones (Purchase & Rental)
While doing due diligence researching “satellite” phones for emergency use for our Fire Safe Council I found out some interesting facts for personal usage. A Satellite phone can be rented for $10/day for personal use.... such as camping, hiking, motorcycling, European travel, cruises...whatever. We all know that when we need to use our cell phone in an emergency, we are usually in a territory where our provider has no service, or there is no service at all. A satellite phone (especially the brand name “Iridium”) is guaranteed to always connect. Now it’s not for calling and chatting with your children or your best friend since it does cost $1.50/minute and that rate is set in stone, but for emergency use...at $10/day connected it’s a real bargain.... sort of trip insurance. For those of you with bucks to spare, you can own one of your own. The phones are expensive, new $1500 (used older models, but good ones can be found on EBay for around $900 and Matt will help you find one). Then it costs $40/mo to be connected 24/7. Or you can choose to activate it when you choose. It costs $40 to activate and is good for one month. However, if you activate/deactivate often (like only when you’re out of town)...your phone number changes each time. But remember this is strictly for emergencies...you wouldn’t give this number to your entire address list. Contact info: Matt Randall - Bird In The Sky Satellite Communications 661-406-2499. Email: matt@mattsbird.com Www.mattsbird.com. Www.birdintheskycommunications.com.
(Ruthann Levison)

Screened Enclosures
I recently had two additions made to my back yard, which were screened in by Screenmobile, David Warner owner (661) 250-1721, www.screenmobile.com <http://www.screenmobile.com> . One is for us humans to enjoy eating out without sharing with the flies and the other is now a completed enclosed and protected dog run.  With all the dangers to my small dogs in this neighborhood they are not allowed even into the fenced yard without my supervision but the new "room" of theirs has doggy door access where they are safe 24/7.  David did a great job to my custom specs and the peace of mind is wonderful.
(Paula Delaplane)
Secretarial Services
Lori’s Secretarial/Office Support Service. Provides office support at your place of business or home office 20+ years experience. Proficient with Word, Excel & QuickBooks. References available upon request.(661) 252-7725 – Lori Naoum -  Email: lorinaoum@prodigy.net.  I strongly recommend Lori 's  secretarial services as she is outstanding!!
(Eric Lindvall)
Lori has worked for me for over 8 years.  She is very reliable, conscientious
, honest, professional and caring.
(Laura Hauser)

Security
John Sires (Sand Canyon neighbor) has an amazing security company we use in our business and home. www.silicor.com and videosec.com.  I really think he has cutting edge technology and monitoring, He can unlock and lock your house remotely too..and more!!  Crime on the rise.
(Lyn Fairly)
Security Service
My company S.C. Security Inc. DBA Copper Eagle Patrol and Security, Stat Investigations can help with most types of security issues.  I hold not only a Private Patrol license but an Alarm Company license in addition to a Private Investigators license. All for over 18+ years I live in Sand Canyon and I have lived in Santa Clarita for over 25 years.  Just a thought as from time to time most people unfortunately need help with some type of security problem and going to the yellow pages may not be the answer to personal problems. Call me if you have any questions. 661 816-7904

William (Bill) Corbett 

 Sexual Preditor Web Site
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Several residents sent this message suggesting an additional site regarding sexual predators.) Here is another site that I think is better.  It actually shows pictures of the offenders and gives their addresses.  http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

Sheriff’s Website
This new site was designed by our City’s Technology staff and Sheriff’s deputies and provides up-to-date information regarding crime prevention, statistical information, vacation check requests, crime trends, events and so much more.  I encourage you to bookmark this site and use it to learn about how the City and local law enforcement are helping to keep our community safe.  The address is www.scvsheriff.com <http://www.scvsheriff.com/>
Skunk Odor Remedy
Spring is here and It seems when your dog gets sprayed by a skunk one never has “tomato juice”. Here is stuff that’s supposed to work and it’s always in the house. Mix 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup baking soda & 1 teaspoon liquid detergent. Bathe affected person or pet with mixture. Wait 5 minutes and rinse with plain water. Don’t get in eyes. Repeat if necessary. Caution: May cause bleaching of clothing or hair. Use immediately, Do not store.
(Ruthann Levison)
Spiritual Healing
I have had the great pleasure of working with Christina every time one of my children has broken a bone (3x).  She has "Run Energy" on their broken bones, and they have healed in virtually 1/2 of the time it should have taken.  I have also used her services for EFT and was amazed at the results in just one session. I also know other people who have used her for injuries and have seen big improvements with her energy work.  I highly recommend her! Rev. Christina Belardinelli Works of Light - Laying on of Hands Healing - Energy Medicine - EFT  (Emotional Freedom Technique) Personal Ceremonies - Weddings - Memorial Services - House Blessings Tarot Readings - Spiritual Consultation www.works-of-light.com <http://www.works-of-light.com>
(Lisa Kauppi)

Sprinkler Repair
I have known Jose Hernandez for maybe 4 years now and highly recommend him for sprinkler repair. Jose has lived and worked in the area for 15 years and is  responsible and responsive, nice, hard-working family man. He has installed new systems for me, and has repaired and improved existing sprinkler systems. Contact information: Jose Hernandez (661) 733-3031. Tell him that Joan sent you!
(Joan Waldman)
Stall/Corral Cleaning
Miguel Mendez has taken care of our horse stalls for the past 2 years, 6 days a week, twice a day (we have 7 horses).  He keeps the stalls and surrounding area in tip-top shape.  He also feeds in the evening. He is dependable, hard-working, and reliable.  He has overseen our ranch and animals when we go on vacation. Recommended highly for horse corral cleaning, yard, & garden maintenance. Miguel Mendez 661-309-8084 cell phone.
(Max Tennies)
Surveillance Lights
This was in response to the folks that had vandals come on their property and turn their horses loose! Not a bad idea. Anyone out there know any local companies that do these installations? “You might, as a public service, ask people to think about installing their own cameras.  Costco has started advertising affordable, multi camera, disc-recording surveillance systems. Almost all are day/night, many are wireless, too. Sadly, I heard that one proved handy recently when a neighbor was assaulted near Rolling Hills. I believe a partial license# was recorded by the camera network and that led to an arrest. Again sadly, ours has proved useful. The sheriffs like video evidence, it cuts through excuses and alibis and denials”.
(Ruthann Levison)
Swim Instructor
My daughter, Nicole, is a lifeguard and instructor, CPR certified, etc etc for the City of SCV and can provide swim lessons at individual homes, I believe.  She can be reached at 661-714-9786.
Regards,
(Steve Sturgeon)
Swim Instructor
Referral for kid's swim instructor: I highly recommend Nicki Miller who owns Santa Clarita Swim Club and does a great job providing both group and private lessons for babies and children of all ages. I believe the phone number for her Calgrove location is 255-1438 and she has a new facility near Valencia High School.
(Judy Belue)

 Swim Lessons
Conzuelo Phippen gives private swim lessons to everyone - from ages 6 months up.. Her oldest client was 84. She also does Parent and Me classes at your pool or hers. She lives in Canyon Country. Conzuelo also teaches children with special needs. Her phone numbers - 298-5669 and cell- 818-421-7114
(Eileen Daniels)

Tab Systems Overhaul
Cynthia Stearns - Qwik-Tab – this is a strange one to refer but would benefit all Attorneys. If you are interested in a tab solution that will reduce the size of your case files/books (and we have all seen what those look like) by half, call her and schedule an appointment. It is a tab system that will eliminate the divider pages. While I am not an attorney, I used her services to overhaul my filing tab system and it worked for me. 661-254-3909 or cynthisa@qwiktab.com.
(Gina Brockamp)            
Telephones (Electronic Systems)/Sound Systems
It's funny how things happen sometime! A couple of months ago I went to a new neighbor's home in Sand Canyon. They were on a local "garden tour". I got all their personal information so I could put them on our SCHOA list. Part of that info included the fact that Louis Scheckwitz installed business phone systems. My aging system of 25 years was okay still, but I had a feeling I might need his name in the future. By the way we have a commercial (small business type) system in our home...so think of him for your businesses as well as your homes. Sure enough, my system went out 2 months later (this month) and I called Louie. He came out the next day promptly at the time he said and we did business with him. He was very congenial, really knew his stuff and put in a great system at a very fair price. He even re-wired our gate phone so it would work with his new system. We recommend him highly. His company name is "Network Relief", phone number 250-2535. He also does Home Sound Systems. Didn’t use him for that but given his phone installation I would give him a try if I needed that.
(Mike & Ruthann Levison)
Tile
Ron of All Tile has done lots of work for me. He specializes in tile (marble, travertine), rebuilt a cinder block wall, pressure washed repaired and sealed the outdoor hard cape and knows plumbing. Shower pans are a specialty too. Call 661-309-2818. He was referred to me originally by one of our neighbors.
(Lyn Fairly)
Tile Contractor
I recommend Modern Oak Interior Design, Inc. and Seth Hovsepian.  They are located next to Bella Cocina at 18316 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. I had a single tile from my shower fall and break.  They gave me a free matching piece of tile and hooked me directly with their installer, All at no charge.  Their work was done fast (over the holidays), and professionally.  They even found another problem and fixed it at no charge.  Best of all, the fee for the repair was so reasonable, I gave a 20% tip for their excellence. Please add them to the Sand Canyon Homeowners Association Referral List.
(Kevin W. Yeam)

Tile Repair
We recently had the nightmare of repairing our master shower pan, which was leaking after 26 years. We couldn’t have gotten through it without the help of Southern California Tile & Home Center 661-255-2773, 22424 13th St., Newhall. They have the most extensive selection of tile in southern California. I had to match (impossible) or coordinate a similar tile since I couldn’t do my entire bathroom. Cheryl (the owner) was so helpful with her knowledge of tile and design experience. They have installers as well (although I had my own tile setter). In retrospect I would have used her’s since the referral I used from our list was not the most capable. Who knew! But I do highly recommend Cheryl at So.CA Tile.
(Ruthann Levison)
Tile & Stone Installation/Repair
I have used Ron Ivey a number of times and I have been very pleased with his work and his rates. He owns and operates All Tile Services Co. and he can be reached at 661 309 2818.
(Clifford Reinhold)
Tile Installation

I just had occasion to use two of the recommended businesses on our list.  I was very pleased with the services of Matt Walgren, Walgren Tile (263-1205). He did superb work, was on time and left the finished job area neat and tidy. Service was great with superb results. In both cases the price was also right!!!
(Trudy Nash)
Tile Setter
I have a tile setter who is a perfectionist! Speaks English and is gentle. His name is Armando Lazo.
(Lyn Fairly 818-601-0182)
Tile Setter:
I have a terrific tile installer that did a bedroom & 2 bathroom floors for me. Excellent work & prices. Walgren Tile  661-263-1205 (corrected number)
(Ruthann Levison)

 Tires
I would like to add Affordable Tire, 661-947-3640, 924 East Avenue Q-6 in Palmdale.  They are absolutely wonderful and you cannot beat their prices, and their service and product are excellent.  Also, you are in and out of there so quickly.  I just cannot say enough good things about them.  You can call them first and they will give you a price over the phone.
(Stephanie Waite)
Tractor Work & Weed Abatement
Please add Mike Theule for tractor work and weed abatement for Sand Canyon/Iron Canyon area, thanks. 661-251-5611.
(Ruthann Levison)
TRAFFIC SAFETY NUMBERS
Sheriffs Dept Main local number: 255-1121 CALL THIS NUMBER FIRST!
Sheriff responsible for Canyon Country Area: Sgt Ronald Olfert : 799-5163
Off Road Enforcement: Sgt Olfert & Sgt Roger Wallace: 799-5802
STTOP: number to report license numbers of speeding motorists: 877-310-7867
In unincorporated areas...CHP 294-5540
FOR EMERGENCIES STILL CALL: 911
Some of our residents have reported to me they were not given satisfactory answers when they  called the sheriffs dept. Remember, the sheriffs are covering serious crimes and may not always be available immediately...HOWEVER, DO GET THE OFFICERS NAME WHEN YOU CALL AND IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR verbal response to you...LET ME KNOW AND I'll pass the info on to get better results.

Trash Hauling
Adrian and Lucas. Lucas Hauling - 252-2545. Know her well - she and I board our horses together at Mike Garrity's place.
(Gina Brockamp)
Trash Haulers
Under Trash Haulers: Mov N' Spa - 818-895-8948 used him to move my spa to another location - check for hauling and trashing. Very, very nice personable man that will take care of you.
(Gina Brockamp)
Tree Pruning & Care
We highly recommend SIERRA TREE SERVICE (Rick) 661-724-0123. He really knows his stuff. Did great on my oaks & other smaller trees. And what’s more his rates are very reasonable. He also sells firewood.
(Mike & Ruthann Levison)

Tree Service

Raul at Heliotropics for tree care.  Kept our Ash trees and eucalyptus in check.  Nice work on the inside of the oaks.  904-1734.
(Curt Neely)

Tree Service
Roger at R & D Tree Service (got it from our list). 818-271-7182.  I was very happy with the work and the price.
(Jackie Gonzales)
Tree Service
I have a great referral for terrific tree service. It's R & D Tree Service.  Phone is 661-250-1232/ cell 818-271-7182. The owner's name is Roger Csulak and I he's done work for me for nearly 14 years at two residences in Sand Canyon. Reliable, very tidy and reasonable!
(Margie Rovarino)
Tree Trimmer
Felix at Commercial Tree Care.  296-3944. Licensed, and gets the city permits when required. Does a wonderful job of oak trimming, from trimming to light pruning, to pruning.
(Brenda Ofiesh)  

 Tutor
We have been using Valencia Tutors (Laura Lorenzo-owner) located at Soledad Plaza (behind Carls Jr one block west of Edwards Cinema Canyon Country) for a year. Both kids (girls 12 & 8) saw measurable improvements despite already performing above grade level when started.
(Kevin Yeam)

Tutor
Krista is super smart and responsible. I recommend her highly as a “tutor”. This is her flyer information: “I am 20 yrs old and have had 3 years experience. I teach 3rd grade to 5th grade math, reading & science. I also teach math up to algebra 2 and college algebra. I can teach from my home in Canyon Country or yours. Please call if you’re interested: 661-202-2833”.
(Lyn Fairly)
Tutor
I have two daughters that tutor. One teaches at Sierra Vista and the other is currently on leave - 251-5001.
(Linda Hoggatt)
TV Repair
Video Doctor - been around forever with the same owner. They are excellent and very knowledgeable. 27253 Camp Plenty Canyon Country 298-0272.
(Gina Brockamp)

Upholsterer
If you are in need of furniture re-upholstering, I have the most fabulous referral for you. I have used them many times in past years and have just recently used them again. They do superb work, their prices are wholesale since primarily they work “for the trade”. It is a family owned operation, they been in business for years and JoAnne is a doll and really knows her stuff. She has a whole roomful of the latest fabric books from all the major manufacturers and charges only 10-15% over wholesale for the fabric. They are always busy...they do huge hotel jobs and JoAnne flies all over the country doing that....so don’t be discouraged if she’s in the middle of a big job and doesn’t get back to you immediately. Be sure to tell her Ruthann Levison from Sand Canyon referred you...believe it or not she has another customer named Ruth Ann. Valley Upholstering JoAnne. 818-349-4336 (18165 Napa St, Unit #8, Northridge)
(Ruthann Levison)

Urgent Care
If anyone is in need of Urgent Care, there is an excellent new practice on Cinema Drive (across from Trader Joe's).They have an onsite lab AND pharmacy, so all of your needs are met in one place. They are open 7 days and your wait time is much better than other urgent care centers or the E.R.  SC Physicians Immediate Care    255 – 2880  23501 Cinema Drive #100
(Jeff and Kelly Schroeder)

 Vacation Rental
Two Ski In/Out condos in Mammoth Lakes available to Sand Canyon residents at 30% off commercial rental rates. These condos are great for summer as well as they are on the shoulder of the mountain and near lakes and trails for fishing, hiking & biking. One spacious condos sleeps up to 10 in 2 bedrooms, 2 lofts, 2 1/2 baths, Master has private bath.  Another similar condo sleeps up to 7. Both condos are fully renovated. VRBO listing numbers #158355 and  #221109 give more details and have photos 661-251-7784.
(Larry and Julianne Carlson)

Veterinarian (Small Animals)
I have a wonderful veterinarian for your list. It is Five Star Veterinary Center, 13725 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar (818)362-6599. The vet is Dr. Stern. He's wonderful, very patient, and great with my lab. He's also inexpensive compared with the vets in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today's office visit for a rash and a near infection was only $38.00. If your pet need just shots, you just pay for the shots. You don't need to schedule an exam. The office is closed Saturdays but open on Sundays.
(Sandy Garfinkel)
Vet for Small Animals (dogs, cats)
I have lived in Santa Clarita for 25 years and have used many small animal vets. Some have retired, most have been adequate...but I kept going back to my vet in the SF valley for most care of my dogs & cats. I am happy to report that I have now found a wonderful vet in this valley so I don’t have to travel to that other valley again. Her name is Joy Aaron. DVM. Santa Clarita Animal Hospital 259-7387. 24899 San Fernando Road (by that heavy equipment rental place!)
(Ruthann Levison)
Vet: Equine Dentist
I agree with all the referrals from Bob Fleck just below. We have also used Bob Ragsdale for over 25 years. He’s the best. That being said I was referred to Mark Williams when I needed an equine dentist for my mare. Mark specializes in “teeth” and “feet”. He was great and we recommend him highly for this specialty for sure. Mark Williams – Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic: 268-8128
(Mike Levison)
Vet Referrals
I’m concerned that my recommendation of Dr Roueche might somehow be taken as a judgment about the equally fine veterinarians with whom he shares a practice and the other large animal vets who offer their services to local residents.  After having enjoyed the prompt, professional, expert services of both George Dyck and Robert Ragsdale for almost 20 years, I feel grateful to have them available to our community. Dr Conn from Sweetwater has also treated our horses, ably and courteously. Mark Williams is a total pro, he treated our horses when we boarded at Summerhill, before we joined the canyon here. All of our area’s large animal vets deserve a huge vote of thanks for making their services available to us. A recent NY Times article revealed how few new vets are choosing to treat large animals. We are truly blessed to have such an array of professionals on call.
(Bob Fleck)
Veterinarian (Equine)
I use Dr. Ragsdale for my horse, 259-7745.  Luckily, I haven't had to call him too often but when Dakota was sick he came out right away.  
(Rhonda Dauglish)
Veterinarian (Equine)
Dr. John Roueche DVM, he shares a practice w/Ragsdale & Dyck Scheduler is Julie 259 7745. He’s the best.
(Bob Fleck)
Veterinarian (Equine)
Dr. Rouche is a very good equine vet. He has been treating my horse off and on (had her out of the canyon at one point) for almost 3 years now. He treats most of the horses at Phoenix Ranch (Mike Garrity) where I board. 661-259-7745.
(Gina Brockamp)
Veterinarian (Equine)
Having lived in this area for the last 20 years, I think I have used just about every equine vet around here.  I find it helpful to have a good working relationship with at least 2 vets because in case of emergency your first choice may not always be available.  For the last two years I have been calling Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic (661) 268-8128.  The doctors there (Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Caroline Conn and Dr. Christine Stuart) have all provided excellent care to my horses.  The office staff there is great too.  Also, these are the vets you want to know if you have an after hours emergency.  They are wonderful.  They return calls, talk you through your situation and get to you as soon as they can.
(Karyn)

Vet (Emergency After Hours...note new location & phone)
All Creatures Emergency Center (ACEC).
22722 Lyons #5 (Yellow Victorian Bldg.) Newhall
Weekdays: 6 PM - 8 AM
Weekends: 24 hours Friday 6 PM - Monday 8 AM
PHONE: 661-291-1121
Website:
www.all-creatures-emergency.com
Vet (Emergency small animal)
We had to use them the other night and we REALLY like them! All Creatures Emergency Center (ACEC). 
(Linda Lambourne)
Vet (Emergency)
I must tell you the new ACE emergency hospital in Saugus are good, good people! They helped us with a kind transition as we lost our male Dalmatian 2 nights ago. They are gentle, very clean, gracious.
(Lynn Fairly)

 Video Transfers
I am responding to the question of transferring VHS to DVD.  I got one of the combination VHS/DVD recorders at Costco.  I got the Panasonic model which cost approximately 270.00.  Other brands are made, but were not available in the store when I decided to forge ahead with the purchase.  The Panasonic is very easy (one button) to "dub" the VHS to the DVD recorder.  This machine also acts as a player for you, and you can record from a camera or the television also.  I have recorded several DVD's from my tapes, and I am very happy with the purchase.
(Barbara Werth)
Video Transfers
Re video to dvd.  There is a photo store, (name escapes me), located in the shopping center in Canyon Country on Soledad where Der Wienerschnitzel is. They do a great job.
(Bill Sloan)
Video Transfers
Bill Sloan is right.  I am so happy with their reproductions that I will by taking my mega amount of Vietnam 35mm slides to them to put on DVD’s. I have taken many projects to them and just can’t say enough things about the quality and honesty.  The name is “Feathers 1 Hour Photo” at 18916 Soledad Cyn Rd. Santa Clarita.  Phone 661 298-9442.
Thank you, Joseph Gomez
Water Purification/Softener System
My wife and I love this new water purification system. It is incredible. We noticed the difference the minute it was switched over. Contact AES Water: Email address: mhowlett@aeswater.com
(Carl Goldman KHTS AM-1220 Radio)

Window Cleaning
I just had Mike Delong clean my windows (2 story) and am very pleased.  He is reliable and did a great job at a reasonable price. He does other homes on Saddleback and I would definitely refer him.  Mike Delong Window Cleaning 661-297-0855
(Carolyn Champlin)
Window Cleaners
I have a wonderful window cleaner.  They are a father-son team who have been in the business for many years. They do a great job, bring all their own supplies and ladders, and clean up after themselves. And they are very reasonable. Call J.P. Window Cleaning at 661-263-0569 or 888-985-1999.  
(Sandi Parris)
Window Cleaning
I just had occasion to use two of the recommended businesses on our list. I used The Window Cleaner,(424-9055) Robin and Nadeen Stears. Service was great with superb results. In both cases the price was also right!!!
(Trudy Nash)

Window Cleaning

I have a great window cleaner recommendation-Robin Stears 424-9055
(Cindee Welch & Steve Sturgeon)

 Windows (New Installation)
Mike's Windows bought Great Outlook and uses the same installer, who did a superb job with the Weather Clad product.  222-9195
(Curt Neely)
Windows & Doors
Recently I had the pleasure of having Action Door and Window in Valencia replace all of the doors and windows at The Circle Z Ranch.  To say I have been pleased is a gross understatement.  Shaun Anderson and her dream team of professionals (at half the price of Home Depot!) were a joy to witness. They measured, ordered, removed, and installed argon filled, E-rated, good looking Empire Pacific doors and windows which qualify for the Federal Tax Credit and provide the Ranch with an elegant face lift. It took thirty years off the old girl. Action Door and Window: 24854 Avenue Rockefeller Valencia, CA 91355, 661-295-6905
(J.Zink)
Yard Maintenance and Brush Clearance, Horse Corral Cleaning, Feeding, Vacation Care of Horses

I am a 14 year resident of Sand Canyon.  If you are looking for an honest, hard working and reliable person for the care of your Horses; corral cleaning, feeding, taking care of your horses while you are on vacation, I would like to recommend MELVIN HERNANDEZ.  We were fortunate to meet Melvin about 10 years ago and he has been our right hand ever since with the maintenance of our ranch, horses, brush clearance and just about anything that we need to be done.  He has also been a resident of Canyon Country for the last 12 years, is an honest and hardworking family man with whom we have total trust and confidence.  There is nothing that he is not willing to do and we know with confidence that the job will be done right, completed and cleaned up when done.  Melvin can be reached on his Cell Phone: 661-600-8332   If you would like to speak to me for additional information, please feel free to call me at: 818-388-8461,
(Freda (aka "Fred") Santoro)

Yoga
Just Breathe Yoga Center, Owner Dani Ibarra, 284-2804, www.justbreatheyogacenter.com. Beginners to advanced classes 7 days/week.
(Dave Hauser)