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Santa Clarita ranks as third safest city in US released its 2014 Top 10 Safest Cities in America list this week, naming Santa Clarita as the third safest in the nation. looked at various FBI crime statistics for cities with populations over 100,000, including the violent crime rate. They also looked at the number of sex offenders per capita, and the Institute for Economic and Peace's Index, -which examines the absence of violence across the United States, including factors such as availability of small arms and the presence of police.

November 30, 2014 | By City Manager Ken Striplin City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

How do I celebrate my Thanksgiving?

It is my favorite holiday, not just because I love to eat, but because I get to thank God for another year of guidance and support.

November 30, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Two Kids in Love

it was a glorious summer romance

November 30, 2014 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Circle of life

There is a plan, I believe. This plan is carried out alongside what is called the "Circle of Life," as each one accomplishes its role. When new parents welcome their child into the world, they are filled with joy and anticipation of a fruitful life full of dreams, goals and accomplishments.

November 30, 2014 | By Christine Hermann Golden Pen Writer’s Guild | COMMUNITY

Newhall school faculty reunites

More than 30 former, and a few current, teachers and administrators from Newhall Elementary School gathered at the home of Denise and Denny Fuerst in Santa Clarita for an enjoyable afternoon reunion in early September.

November 30, 2014 | By Denny Fuerst Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

USC alumni group awards scholarships

The USC Alumni Chapter of Santa Clarita Valley recently held its USC Send Off and awarded two current USC students a scholarship.

November 30, 2014 | By Suesie Toole Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Our Community Submissions

Publication: Sundays

November 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Ready to Rupture

She felt her frustration building...

November 30, 2014 | By Barbara Gassner Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Worldwide vigil to remember children

The death of a child is devastating, and it's important to the family that the child always be remembered. That's why members of the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will participate and are inviting the community to this worldwide event.

November 30, 2014 | By Alice Renolds Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Each week, Our Community will feature a new visual SCV moment. Post to Instagram using #scvlife and tag @signalscv for a chance to appear in the section.

November 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

What’s your holiday miracle?

Holiday season is busy season in features. Around this time, changes in the air and little lights on roofs start reminding people of the sentiment of the season. And they reach out to share their stories.

November 30, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY

Undefeated: OLPH Indians win flag football playoffs

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School's 7th-8th grade flag football coach had his work cut out for him heading into this year's season: Participation was so low last year that no team could be fielded.

November 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | COMMUNITY

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School’s 7th-8th grade flag football coach had his work cut out

On December 10, 2013, Scott Nussbaum became the 30th Boy Scout from Troop 316 to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Court of Honor was held on Saturday, June 29 in Valencia and attended by his troop, friends and family.

November 30, 2014 | By Diane Nussbaum Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

This photo by Val Verde resident Jimmy Iniguez shows the American flag flying along State Route 126.

November 30, 2014 | Photo by Jimmy Iniguez Val Verde Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Hands of Time" by local artist Norma Warden depicts a great grandmother tenderly holding the hands of her great grandbaby.

November 30, 2014 | Photo by Norma Warden Castaic Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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Articles by Section - COMMUNITY

Finding hope in kinship

On January 1st of last year, my 3-year-old daughter Evelyn Macie showed one simple symptom I wanted checked out. By the 3rd of January, she was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and we were inpatient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where we would remain for 11 days.

March 01, 2015 | By Megan Vandecar Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Cities worldwide gather for Celebrity Waiter Dinner

Local "celebrities" gathered from around the world to support the SCV Senior Center during the 2015 Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 01, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Studio Santa Clarita Host Alesia Humphries stands with the boys of pack 499, Den 1, local Bear Cub Scouts, after a tour of The Signal newsroom.

March 01, 2015 | Submitted by Holly Bianco | COMMUNITY


"Placid Morning" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a calm rural landscape and beautiful natural scenery. Gordon is a contemporary impressionist artist who uses watercolor and mixed media to represent beautiful natural scenes. She is also a board member and past president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association.

March 01, 2015 | Photo by Zony Gordon | COMMUNITY

Hudson William Waters

Parents Liam Michael Waters and Tiffanie Ann Richardson lovingly welcome baby Hudson William Waters.

March 01, 2015 | By Liam Michael Waters and Tiffanie Ann Richardson Castaic Community Contributors | COMMUNITY

Signal readers support donation to nonprofit

Thank you for your voices and your stories during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Because of your support of The Signal's special edition "Pink Paper," published in October 2014, Signal Multimedia was able to donate more than $650 to local nonprofit Circle of Hope, as a result of print sales.

March 01, 2015 | BY Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

On the Road

What better way to celebrate your 90th birthday than to go on a Carnival cruise with 29 of your closest friends and family? Alice Summer had the time of her life on this memorable trip to Catalina and Baja Mexico.

March 01, 2015 | By Christina Masoner Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Someday there will be...

March 01, 2015 | By Arnold Mann Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Broken clock, broken heart

The sound of breaking glass interrupted Father's thoughts as he walked toward his classroom. Afternoon sessions were just getting under way.

March 01, 2015 | By Judith Bunten Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Raising children responsibly

On Dec. 23, 2014, my son and his friends went out to a holiday party. My eldest son, Justin was the designated driver.

March 01, 2015 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Thursdays@Newhall returns on March 5

The city of Santa Clarita's most popular nightlife event series, Thursdays@Newhall, returns this week to Old Town Newhall. Thursdays@Newhall, presented by Galpin Subaru, will bring a fun variety of weekly events to Main Street every Thursday evening from March through October.

March 01, 2015 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | 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


"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

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