Happy birthday to us The Signal is 90 years old. Amazing, isn't it? In today's world of 500 cable channels, the Internet and information beamed to your cell phone there's still nothing that can compare to your hometown community newspaper. It's a treat to see photos of your child's school play, read about your neighbor's favorite charity or keep tabs on your city's politicians - all delivered to your doorstep. Only your community newspaper will ...
Mary Gregory, of Mary's Schoolhouse, was recently installed as the new president of the Family Day Care Association of the Santa Clarita Valley, at the organization's annual installation and awards ceremony.
Cheers for the SCV Chamber Welcome to February. If you thought January was short, we're now officially in the shortest month of the year. However, Skip Newhall pointed out something interesting to our newsroom. Look at your February calendar. This is one of those rare times when February actually has four full weeks, Sunday through Saturday. Chamber installs new leadership The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce held their anuual installation event on Friday night ...
The star of "Phantom of the Opera" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood is not the cast of the national touring production parked in the venerable theater for a limited run through Feb. 21, but the theater itself.
Whenever "Phantom of the Opera" comes to Los Angeles it can be considered a major theatrical event.
Veteran photojournalist and former Signal chief photographer Dan Watson has returned to the Santa Clarita Valley's only local newspaper to head up the photo department.
It's the last Sunday of January. As much as I hate to admit it, I must be getting up there, because the months seem to rush by quicker and quicker. Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses
After two years as president of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association Sandy Fisher of Saugus recently passed the gavel of leadership to Laurie Morgan.
Vino 100 Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5-7 p.m. Black Bag Wine Club Tasting Night; no cost for members; $15/person all others. Thursday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m. Blind Tasting; $15/person. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m. Meet the Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon; $15/person Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m. Women on Wine; $20/person Thursday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb 13, exclusive screening of "Bottle Shock," the movie; call store for details. Vino 100 located at 28112 Newhall Ranch ...
I love "Hell's Kitchen." I shouldn't - but I do. I have enough "guilty pleasures" tucked away in my closet that it's getting very crowded in there. But when it comes to television my guiltiest pleasure is "Hell's Kitchen."
There's no better way to celebrate life than with a glass of wine - and I'm not alone in my enjoyment of the fruit of the vine. The Santa Clarita Valley boasts nearly half a dozen wine bars and wine tasting locations.
It is winter ... and the vines are sleeping in DiMaggio Washington's Acton vineyard. The 550 vines in his one-acre vineyard need their rest because spring will soon arrive and the plants will be expected to begin the hard work of growing the grapes for Washington's private label Rancho Santiago Estates wine.
January is already halfway in the history books, but before we leave the holidays of 2008 behind completely, I would like to share a message I received from Ivan Price, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation.
The fine line of writing a book review is to entice the reader into wanting to read the book without giving away too much of the book's storyline.
It was an ideal fundraiser for families with small children, an evening out at Scooter's Jungle in Valencia where kids could be kids and parents could visit - or play along.
The Newhall Library was the inspired choice of location for an inaugural wine tasting benefit for the William S. Hart Education Foundation.
I've just returned from my retreat on Whidbey Island, Wash. It was a lovely week which I spent visiting with friends, drinking salted caramel hot coco at the Local Grown coffee shop and taking in a great community theater production of "The Full Monty." I also had a fantastic seafood dinner of salmon, fresh Dungeness crab and fresh crab cakes. It really doesn't get any better than that!
It's the simple things that we take for granted that Maureen Wright, R.N. thinks about in relation to her visits to Africa.
It seems that spring has sprung! I've enjoyed watching the trees and flowers bloom throughout the Santa Clarita Valley in recent weeks. The hills are even green. I know it won't last, but it is lovely for the moment. I am looking forward to the yuccas that bloom in May, my favorite time of year.
Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School recently honored two women during its annual fundraising benefit dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
I hope all the Easter eggs have been found and the Easter ham or lamb is cooking in the oven. Did you already bite the ears off your chocolate Easter bunny? My favorite has always been the marshmallow eggs.
It was a lovely brunch yesterday morning at the Robinson Ranch Clubhouse in Sand Canyon to celebrate the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Women in Service event.
The 32 kindergartners in Marrilee Bingham's class at Peachland Elementary School in Newhall can now add "author" to their list of accomplishments.
Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita recently hosted a "Day of Service", on behalf of Mending Kids International, was a lot of fun and very rewarding.
It was a St. Patrick's Day full of "Mischief and Malarkey" at the annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley fashion show.
The "Hearts for Heroes" Builder's Ball was an emotional evening that honored veterans of the United States military and supporters of the Habitat for Heroes campaign.