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What I learned in 6 minutes

Today I was once again struck by how great this country is that we live in. There have been a few times in my life that I can distinctly remember having this feeling, and today was one of those days.

December 28, 2014 | By Josh Abramson Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Valencia man completes military training with honors

On Oct. 30, Lance Corporal Justin Jordan, a 2013 Valencia High School graduate, completed his USMC military occupational specialty training.

December 28, 2014 | By Daniel Jordan Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Pleasantview’s program participants

Pleasantview Industries recently honored its program participants at its 15th annual Recognition Banquet held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

December 28, 2014 | By Gerry Howard Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Bicycle vagabonds

When someone says boys have an appendage that girls don't, they usually aren't talking about what I, as a little kid, visualized: a bicycle.

December 28, 2014 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Oksana School of Music launches in Valencia

Russian-born pianist and composer Oksana Kolesnikova, owner/founder of Beverly Hills-based Oksana School of Music, announces her school will soon service Valencia and surrounding areas.

December 28, 2014 | Submitted by Oksana School of Music | COMMUNITY

Teen court celebrates 20th anniversary

Most residents reading this column successfully made it through their teenage years. My guess is that as you think back on those times, there are a few decisions you wish you could "do over." The idea of being able to learn from the mistakes made during adolescence and leave them in the past was the foundation for the Santa Clarita Community Court Diversion Program's Teen Court, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

December 28, 2014 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

How did the 1994 Northridge Earthquake affect you?

What are your memories of the '94 earthquake? How did it bring people together? How did you live in its wake of devastation? What was lost? Were you a first responder? Did you implement changes to make our city safer? What does it mean to you now?

December 28, 2014 | Kirsten Quinn | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | 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.

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Social Causes

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Best Christmas ever

The year was 1958. Christmas was just around the corner. I was 17, a senior in high school and vice president of my class.

December 21, 2014 | By William “Bill” Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

The very worst Christmas, ever

"Mom, look at this one!" my three young children insisted, as they held up yet another gift from under the Christmas tree. They couldn't understand my lack of interest.

December 21, 2014 | By Judy Pittman Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Happy holidays, Mom

In the dream I had for years and years, my children and my mom were drowning. I could only save one of them, and I chose to die, too. It was love without preference.

December 21, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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Articles by Section - COMMUNITY

Setting the stage for Santa Clarita’s arts master plan

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." – Albert Einstein

March 30, 2015 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

Never a day without ‘I love you, Mom’

When I became pregnant with my first child, I was married and working. I enjoyed going to work.

March 29, 2015 | By Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"A Bright Picture" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a calm rural landscape and beautiful tree. 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 29, 2015 | Photo by Zony Gordon Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Local photographer Jimmy Iniguez captures the glow of a rainy day over Six Flags Magic Mountain.

March 29, 2015 | Photo by Jimmy Iniguez | COMMUNITY

Organization inspires women to achieve dreams for Women’s History Month

James Brown gyrated his classic song to fame in 1966 with the lyrics: "This is a man's world, this is a man's world.

March 29, 2015 | By Robin Clough Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Community partnerships in style on Soroptimist stage

A spirit of camaraderie filled the room and defined the runway as local men and women, many hand-in-hand, shared the spotlight at the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley Fashion Show & Boutique last Sunday.

March 29, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY

Why I walk

Most people don't consider why they walk every day. It's second nature, taken for granted. But I walk because I was born with a neuromuscular disease, called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a progressive nerve disease that affects all muscles in the entire body and robs people of their physical strength.

March 27, 2015 | By Carrie Habert | COMMUNITY

Local boy is ‘shining prospect’ in basketball

On February 7 and 8, Santa Clarita seventh-grade Rio Norte student and Santa Clarita resident Noah Veluzat took his basketball talents to the West Coast Elite Jr. All American camp in Southern California.

March 22, 2015 | Submitted by Daniel Veluzat | COMMUNITY

What about desert cats!

We've seen articles about the plight of desert dogs, but what about desert cats? True, they aren't as visible as desert dogs - and for very good reason.

March 22, 2015 | By Pat Willett Newhall 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.

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

Forget Me Knot

Some seniors we know have the blues

March 22, 2015 | By Richard Myers Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

The Slaters: A family that shows up and steps in – every day

Editor's note: This is the first in a weekly series of family stories, legacies and love. Look for a different family highlighted each week, and we look forward to hearing your own family story.

March 22, 2015 | By Mark Slater Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

PayForward donates to elementary science program in need, the Valencia-based social financial platform, announced today its commitment to Mountainview Elementary School's Science Camp program. Armando Rand, president of PayForward and a parent at Mountainview, was delighted to make the announcement.

March 22, 2015 | Submitted by Amy Gruberg | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Students and faculty at Sulphur Springs School sure do know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! All gathered to participate in the Leprechaun Leap physical education event on March 17.

March 22, 2015 | By Cassandra Farley | COMMUNITY

My ‘Heart Song’

It was six years ago when I wrote my first song. Called Heart Song, it's about a child who is longing to be adopted and have someone to love them, and I wrote it because of my own adoption at a young age.

March 20, 2015 | By J'Rose Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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