In the unusual parlance of the Hunger Runs 5K, runners are “dedications,” teams are “organizations,” spectators are “assemblies,” and the race is known simply as “the hunt.” The race’s creators, the “huntmakers,” devise a series of obstacles specifically designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, and they set up “challenge centers” demanding expert bow-and-arrow skills, simian climbing abilities, and courage in the face of flaming objects. Organizations that finish fastest or with the most points in their designated wave earn bragging rights, awards, and cheek pinches from their proud grandmothers. Dedications are strongly encouraged to wear fun costumes and comfortable sneakers and to come bearing team spirit and the will to win.
At Fitness Edge Boot Camp, owner David Eastham and his team of instructors schedule boot camp classes at one of three locations: Santa Clarita Soccer Center, Santa Clarita Central Park, or Heritage Park. The response to the supportive workouts, unlike the response to selling the face of the moon for ad space, has been positive. In addition to what boot campers say, Fitness Edge was voted Best Fitness Center/Gym by readers of The Santa Clarita Valley Signal in 2011 with Eastham winning the title of Best Personal Trainer by the same publication in 2012.
If you ask the dentists at Comfort Dental Group what makes them smile, it's pretty simple: repairing and restoring the smiles of their clients. They keep mouths healthy with general, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry, treating virtually all mouth maladies under one roof. In a warm and friendly environment, dentists and staffers offer everything from checkups and teeth whitening to extractions, crowns, and dentures. For patient convenience, Comfort Dental Group keeps early-morning office hours on Fridays, and patients can even schedule Saturday appointments.
At Smiles Dental Group, Dr. Irina Shahinyan and her team of dental specialists work to improve the health and appearance of teeth. They perform restorative services that range from implants, deep cleaning to root canals and cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign, veneers, lumineers, and Sapphire teeth whitening, which gently lifts stains. Matilda, the practice's smiling, dancing molar mascot, travels to area elementary schools to educate students about dental health.
Patients who have dental-office anxiety might feel a little more comfortable at Vista Village Dental Group, where Dr. Sean Hakimi and Dr. Marjan Mohammadi practice sedation dentistry. Whether they opt for sedation or not, patients can turn to Vista Village for a slew of treatments. The office's services include sealants, root canals, crowns, dental implants, whitening, and Invisalign teeth-straightening treatments.
The dentists and skilled technicians at Dr. Zak Family Dentistry look closely at teeth with help from intra-oral cameras, magnified digital x-rays, and other advanced technology. At each location, they diligently perform preventive and cosmetic treatments to keep teeth sparkling and orderly.