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Archive By Section - COMMUNITY


Valencia High School film students win awards

Valencia High Film Students recently traveled to New York City to attend the world's largest All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) founded by filmmaker Andrew Jenks two years ago.

February 22, 2015 | By Antonia Lee Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Artist

"Last Rays at Griffith Observatory" by local artist Norma Warden depicts the beginnings of dusk as the sun sets in Los Angeles.

February 22, 2015 | Photo by Norma Warden | COMMUNITY


Let us reel you in!

St. Clare's annual Lenten Fish Fries are once again underway, continuing a 37-year tradition of serving up delicious fish dinners that benefit many organizations in the community. The crowds start lining up early, eager to be among the first in line.

February 22, 2015 | By Sue Peak Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What’s your family story?

No two families are the same. It's truer than ever, and I think it's beautiful. The rewards and challenges of raising a family can be inspiring, fun or serve as a real-life lesson for other readers.

February 22, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

Local photographer Jimmy Iniguez snapped this shot of a brilliant red sunset in Val Verde.

February 22, 2015 | Photo by Jimmy Iniguez | COMMUNITY


Carousel Wishes and Valentine Kisses

February is a rather odd month in the calendar line up. Sandwiched between the hectic pace of holiday festivities and stressful tax deadlines, lies the shortest and perhaps quietest month of the year.

February 22, 2015 | By Marianne Cederlind | COMMUNITY


Two young women compete for Miss Teen Pasadena title

Sade Easterling

February 22, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


There’s No Tomorrow

8/13/14

February 22, 2015 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


The gift of flocking

Today, upon arriving home, we were greeted with a flock of flamingos gracefully lining our grass. We were quite shocked and were wondering how and why these flamingos were here.

February 22, 2015 | By Julie Sweet Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Santa Clarita Public Library introduces new strategic plan

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life." –Sidney Sheldon

February 22, 2015 | By Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


Three kids, two battles with brain cancer

For most of us at the start of a new year, it's a start down a new road, time to try something new. For Nick, Carrie and Aiden Farinella, it's a turn down a bumpy road filled with potholes. A road they have been down before.

February 15, 2015 | By Jenn Farinella- Horwitz Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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This watercolor by local artist Cheri Marcovitch is an impressionistic floral study. Marcovitch likes painting out onto the mat because it's like "painting outside of the box."

February 15, 2015 | Photo by Cheri Marcovitch | COMMUNITY


What’s your family story?

No two families are the same. It's truer than ever, and I think it's beautiful. The rewards and challenges of raising a family can be inspiring, fun or serve as a real-life lesson for other readers.

February 15, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY


William Hall, V.C. (Victoria Cross)

As the black community is honored this month in the United States, I would like to tell you of the accomplishments of a black man, a descendant of an American. William Hall was the son of an escaped slave who had found sanctuary in Canada – in Nova Scotia to be exact.

February 15, 2015 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

After a long career patrolling the waters of Castaic Lake, John Ragsdale is hanging up his hat.

February 15, 2015 | Photo by John Ragsdale | COMMUNITY


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Deep Digging Dan

He's Deep Digging Dan

May 24, 2015 | By Richard Myers Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Home Tour Fashion Show

Henry Mayo Hospital Home Tour League members dressed to the nines for this year's Home Tour Fashion Show.

May 24, 2015 | Photos by Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | COMMUNITY


Fairy Berry Breakfast helps shelter victims of domestic violence

Dressed in fairy wings and ribbon crowns, kids and community members were reminded "domestic violence is not a fairy tale" at the third-annual Fairy Berry Breakfast and Auction benefitting the Domestic Violence Center of SCV.

May 24, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY


Dick’s shop

In many ways, it is sad to think of Dave's father. He seemed to spend a large part of his life in misery and even as a kid, I knew of his agony. I recall my parents speaking of it and nodding knowingly.

May 24, 2015 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

Kenneth Lenora, Kevin Lenora, Isabeau Stroh, Stephanie Villalobos and Morgaine Runions lettered in Academics at Canyon High School on Thursday, May 7. Students have to have a 3.5 GPA or higher to receive these awards.

May 24, 2015 | Photo by Deborah Runions | COMMUNITY


New children’s safety education program comes to SCV

The Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation will sponsor "Safety Town – Santa Clarita," a five-day, 3 ½ hour per day, safety education and awareness program for preschool-age children in the Santa Clarita Valley. Two camps will be held at North Park Elementary School –– July 13 to 17 and July 20 to 24.

May 24, 2015 | Submitted by Susan Russell | COMMUNITY


Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles honors local volunteers

Adult Girl Scout volunteers make a difference! On Saturday, April 18 Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles honored seven Santa Clarita volunteers for their dedication and time devoted to leading, guiding and inspiring girls at the council's annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in Industry Hills. Each of these volunteers freely contributed hours of their time and talent to enhance the Girl Scout program and empower young women.

May 24, 2015 | Submitted by Joan Hasler | COMMUNITY


Gentlemen For A Cause

More than 100 bidders whipped out their wallets and forked out some cash - for a cause - at the 4th annual "Gentlemen for a Cause" event in Valencia hosted by the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley. Nineteen men from across the Santa Clarita Valley strutted on the stage for guests to bid on their different professional services they offered to the successful bidder.

May 24, 2015 | Photos by Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | COMMUNITY


Stephen Schwartz to appear with Santa Clarita Master Chorale

The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will feature the music, and a special appearance, by composer Stephen Schwartz in "Defying Gravity," the last concert of the Chorale's 2014-15 season.

May 24, 2015 | By Michele Buttelman Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Artist

"Time Trials" by local artist Norma Warden depicts a bicycle rider competing in the Time Trials segment of the Amgen Tour of California, taken Friday, May 15. Warden, a Castaic resident, has been an avid photographer for more than 20 years. She is the current president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, a nonprofit organization that has been making visual art visible in Santa Clarita for 25 years.

May 24, 2015 | Photo by Norma Warden | COMMUNITY


Sports

BJMUTA Youth Wrestling is off and running wild! Congratulations to the Hicks brothers for their success in representing California in the Nationals at Las Vegas on March 28. Slater Hicks placed 1st and Diesel Hicks placed 4th. In Arvin, Lucas Mendoza, Nikko Filippelli and Zander Ramos all placed 1st.

May 24, 2015 | By Archie Mendoza | COMMUNITY


Youth orchestra previews concert

Patrons at Barnes & Noble Booksellers were treated to a musical interlude on the afternoon of May 16, as all three groups from the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra (SCVYO) entertained guests with excerpts from their upcoming concert.

May 24, 2015 | By Michael Peterson Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Gracie: Part Four

Editor's note: This is the last story in a four-part series.

May 24, 2015 | By Bill Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Experts encourage families to bring back the Sunday dinner

Joel Green and Charlene Perrone of Santa Clarita are on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.*

May 24, 2015 | Submitted by Rebecca Muehling | COMMUNITY


A great year for DFYIT

Did you know that hundreds of local teens participate in a special on-campus club that supports drug-free living? Drug Free Youth in Town or DFYIT, is a voluntary drug prevention and education program operating on local junior high and high school campuses. The club seeks to educate, empower, recognize and celebrate drug-free students.

May 24, 2015 | By Mayor Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


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