John Dow, of Newhall, is chairman of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission. He is a founding appointee, named by Mayor Bob Kellar to the commission in 2009.
It's been a difficult week in the Santa Clarita Valley. Among our losses:
Michael May, of Canyon Country, has an impressive collection of San Francisco 49ers memorabilia.
Living with Children
In today's busy, on-the-go world, having a haven to come home to is a must. And for many people, that sanctuary is the bedroom.
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a themed party 7-11 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, on Main Street in Newhall. Free. Enjoy live music and entertainment, art displays, food trucks and more. Info: 661-250-3787 or
Actor Allan Trautman, of Saugus, has a cult following.
I was sad to see the first Sierra Pelona Wine Festival postponed this past weekend. It was the right call due to all the rain we had in the days leading up to Saturday. I just wish they had picked another day, instead of April 20 with conflicts with the Cowboy Festival! I hate having to chose between two things I love, especially when it is Cowboy Festival versus wine!
While the owners are away, the dogs will play.
Have you found yourself singing "Blowin' in the Wind" recently? I don't remember a time in the Santa Clarita Valley where the wind has blown so incessently like it has the past week. I've lived here since 1978 and I think this wind is one for the record books!
Robert Reyes is finding that the busiest time of his life might be "retirement."
More than 60 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers recently attended a celebratory commemorative breakfast at the hospital.
Eric Merrell, plein air oil artist, will demonstrate oil painting at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association.
Two California Institute of the Arts graduates will wait in anticipation tonight for the most-sought-after envelope in show business.
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.
Smooth winds blew across the highest hilltop garden in Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on a clear Tuesday morning.
Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, holding your child for the first time can make a believer out of anyone.
Part molecular biologist and part stand-up comedian, Mark Phillips might seem like a funny choice to lead teens to discover philosophical truths in theological discussion.
As Violet, 5, and Ian, 3, sit on the floor of the Smiths' Saugus home, dragging their hands across tubs of toys, they seem like any other brother-and-sister tandem.
Every Sunday, The Signal publishes community announcements sent in by readers.
Glass artist Jack Storms stood hunched over his work, applying a roughly 15-pound block of crystal to a grinding pad.
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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