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Can there be bliss after babies?

Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, holding your child for the first time can make a believer out of anyone.

January 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Signal Lifestyle


Searching for God in science

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.

January 11, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Two reasons to give

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.

January 05, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Submit your announcements to Signal Lifestyle

Every Sunday, The Signal publishes community announcements sent in by readers.

December 16, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Sculpting a life from art

Glass artist Jack Storms stood hunched over his work, applying a roughly 15-pound block of crystal to a grinding pad.

December 15, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Avoid the holiday pet mischief

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.

December 13, 2013 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Newhall film producer nominated for Spirit Award

Next spring, Newhall resident Frederick Thornton will be sitting anxiously in a beachfront tent in Santa Monica, surrounded by stars and big-time industry leaders no less famous than Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.

December 07, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Developing a taste for the win

The first time Merry Graham won a $10,000 check, she almost threw it out and kept on cooking.

November 17, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Slam dunk for Duncan Hines

This year, Newhall resident Merry Graham won the Duncan Hines Sweet Stars dessert contest with her Chocolate Crusted Tart with Orange Yogurt Crème and Fresh Raspberries.

November 17, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Biking the road less traveled

When he first started riding, Saugus resident Nabeel Atique swore he would never do this. But two weeks ago, he stood poised on his bike, staring down the start of a 350-mile-plus race.

October 20, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Tuning in to Jerry’s Vintage Radio

Jerry Simpson's antique radio repair shop is located in Canyon Country in a Sierra Highway strip mall, its most distinguishing feature an unnecessarily large parking lot where a tumbleweed is more likely to roll through than a customer.

September 29, 2013 | By Craig Leener For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Film shorts make the silver screen

"Are we gonna do this?" teenage Zakariah O'Mara-Mezzano asked, glancing sidelong at has his two friends, with a moment's apprehension.

September 24, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn | Signal Lifestyle


Wherever her good feet take her

With her hair pulled back into a low, blond bun, Season Winquest De Angelis spun on a pointed toe, laced to the ankle in powder pink ballet shoes.

September 15, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


SCV welcomes new nonprofit

A new nonprofit is in town.

September 15, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | Signal Lifestyle


Sharing a chance to cheer

Staggered in lines, wearing purple-and-gold uniforms and holding position with hands at their sides, the special education cheer club Valencia Vikings Star Cheer held its collective breath.

September 08, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn 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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