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Cruising with the Soroptimists

You all know him as Captain Merrill Stubing from the "Love Boat" television show, which aired from 1977 to 1986. And though you'd say "Oh yeah" and "That's right" when someone lists all the other TV shows and movies he's famous for (remember Murray on the Mary Tyler Moore Show?), the "Love Boat" will forever be Gavin MacLeod's biggest claim to fame. And these days he doesn't mind a bit. In fact, that role launched a side career for him as the "ambassador" for Princess Cruises.

May 12, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Mending hearts through Mending Kids

Cris Embleton is passionate about making sure children receive adequate medical care, regardless of where they live or their financial situation.

May 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle

Your community: Dates to watch

As a service to our readers, Lifestyle publishes "Your Community" for events. Include a street address with your listing. Changes, updates or new listings must be submitted in writing, e-mailed or faxed no later than two weeks prior to the event to: The Signal, P.O. Box 801870, Santa Clarita, Calif., 91380-1870, e-mail lifestyle@the-

May 10, 2008 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle

The Pysanky are Coming

A traditional Ukrainian custom at Easter is exchanging highly ornamental Easter eggs, called "pysanky" (from the Ukrainian word "pysaty," which means to write). The Ukrainians bring their pysanky and other traditional food delicacies in baskets to church for blessing and thanksgiving prayers. Then these baskets are exchanged with family and friends during festive banquets - with the customary greeting "Christ is risen."

May 05, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Smile and Say It!

Smiling has a lot of power. It's always good to smile when you're having your picture taken. It's easy to smile when you are having fun, and it's also good to smile when you have something sensitive or difficult to say to another person. Smiling sends a good message. It sets a tone of ease. It helps open up a conversation. There are times when you may have wanted to discuss something with another person, but you felt it was too difficult to talk about, so you didn't bring it up. You may have removed ...

May 04, 2008 | By Louise Elerding, AICI, CIP Pass The Manners, Please! | Signal Lifestyle

Celebrity Waiter Dinner

It was Viva Las Vegas, baby, at the Hyatt Valencia Saturday night, as the annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner gave a number of our local notables the opportunity to serve, and the rest of the lively crowd the opportunity to party and exercise their alter-egos. The variety of takes on the Las Vegas theme ranged from a table full of Elvis-es to female-impersonation to the Renaissance. Anything worked as it was all for fun and a good cause - raising money for the Respite Adult Day Care at the SCV Senior Center.

April 28, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Teresa James, Fresh off the (Blues) Boat

When it comes to the blues, Teresa James isn't fresh off the boat. But then, again, she actually is. With nearly her whole life spent in music, including the blues and country, Teresa James and her band, The Rhythm Tramps, have just returned from another successful tour on Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise.

April 26, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Soroptimist Award Winners

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.

April 26, 2008 | Courtesy Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita | Signal Lifestyle

Fund for the Whole Family

There is a peculiar ritual in the Santa Clarita Valley. It involves the continuous circulation of carbon-copies of multi-colored paper. It is called "Fundraising."

April 21, 2008 | By Denise Koek Local Commentary | Signal Lifestyle

'General-ly' a Great Time

On Sunday, there weren't enough seats to go around at the SCV Senior Center when the classic Buster Keaton silent film "The General" was shown. But that had more to do with the music than the movie, as Bob Mitchell, 95, the last living organist/pianist from the silent movie era, offered the accompaniment to an enthusiastic crowd of seniors and others.

April 21, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

A Double Feature of COC Theater Programs

The opportunities for theater students at College of the Canyons are growing. The Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater have given students ways to showcase their talents while offering the Santa Clarita Valley a means to appreciate the arts.

April 19, 2008 | Tammy Marashlian | Signal Lifestyle

What the Theater Students are Saying

With the spring semester underway at College of the Canyons, students are looking forward to the opportunities that the newest general theater and performance theater degree programs will create for their growing careers.

April 19, 2008 | Tammy Marashlian | Signal Lifestyle

A 'Web' of Hope Around the World

"I first started tracing my genealogy. I was intrigued about what my family was doing in Germany. I found it was a heartbreaking story - that no one is telling - about the millions of people of other nationalities, besides the Jews," said Olga Kaczmar.

April 13, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle

It Won't Be a Rat Race to Beijing

China will be the center of all the grace and glory in the sporting world in August as Beijing plays host to the 29th Summer Olympiad. Six months before that, the Chinese will welcome in the Rat.

April 07, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle

A Drive to be Different

Looking through tabloid magazines and watching the nightly entertainment reports, it seems that today's pop stars and female role models are slipping up. Many have been arrested for drug and alcohol-related offenses while others are seeking refuge at rehabilitation clinics to clean up.

April 06, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle

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Santa Clarita man produces one solution to mental health stigmas

Through the lens of a camera, Pete Van watched pounds of trash pile up on the floor, as Coke bottles layered upon crumpled family records in a Santa Clarita residence.

April 20, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Santa Clarita musicians find the strings that bind

The Signal newsroom in Santa Clarita was quiet but for the patter of keyboards and the grit of scanner feedback.

April 13, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Send us your 'On the Road' photos

Did you bring a copy of The Signal or a Signal product on your most recent exotic vacation?

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle

Coming up in the SCV

Watch out for these local events coming up in April.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle

Wearing her heart on her canvas

Impressionist artist and Canyon Country resident Nancy Eckels will showcase her emotionally charged paintings at Southern California's largest fine arts festival, Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego on April 26 and 27.

April 07, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Local blogger finds meaningful makeover in ‘Mommy Movement’

Before she became a wife and mother, Santa Clarita resident Carolyn West owned an interior design business – so she understood the importance of a good makeover.

March 30, 2014 | By Frank Groff For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle

Sizzling styles, daring locals sweep the runway

Rich violet light flooded the stage. Music pulsed in cadence with the models' steps as they sauntered, strutted and stomped down the runway.

March 30, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Sending out charity on the airwaves

Canyon Country resident Ethan Dettenmaier is known for his crazy ideas, live radio candor and comical good luck.

March 22, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Free health fair scheduled Saturday

Santa Clarita and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will team up Saturday for a free community health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the Canyon Country Community Center.

March 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle

Two CalArts grads vie for same Oscar

Two California Institute of the Arts graduates will wait in anticipation tonight for the most-sought-after envelope in show business.

March 02, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

Blazing the education trail

Vicki Cespedes sat in a leather chair in her family's living room in Canyon Country, her four daughters perched in a circle around her.

February 01, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Signal Lifestyle

For the certain uncertainty

Smooth winds blew across the highest hilltop garden in Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on a clear Tuesday morning.

January 26, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


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