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Easter in the 1940s

I always awoke during the night before Easter and crept to check the living room for evidence. Yes! In the dim light, I could see four cellophane wrapped Easter baskets lined up on the ironing board.

April 03, 2015 | By Judy Pittman Canyon Country Community Contributor | 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

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Articles by Section - COMMUNITY

Independence and the automobile

As we prepare to celebrate our nation's most important holiday, it is appropriate to reflect on our precious right of independence.

July 04, 2015 | By Bill Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Raspberry summer

It was mid-June in the summer of 1958, and school was out until fall. My sister, Ruth, would turn 12 in July, and I would be 10 in August.

June 28, 2015 | By Norma Warden Castaic Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Let There Be Light" by local artist Naomi Young depicts the wonder of The Big Bang. A Saugus resident, Young has lived in Santa Clarita for 32 years. She is a local teacher, artists and writer.

June 28, 2015 | Photo by Naomi Young | COMMUNITY

Residents capture brilliance and destruction of the Calgrove fire

A rapidly moving brush fire in the Newhall Pass burned at least 200 acres and prompted the evacuation of 1,000 residents on Wednesday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Deputy Chief John Tripp.

June 28, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Local impacted by death of James Horner

A small plane owned and piloted by famed movie composer James Horner crashed near the small community of Ventucopa, north of Santa Barbara. There were no survivors. Horner was awarded an Oscar for his original dramatic score for the 1997 best picture "Titanic."

June 28, 2015 | By Bill Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Local Cadet graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Jacob Anthony Adler, son of Anthony and Rebecca Adler of Thousand Oaks and Stevenson Ranch, graduated from the United States Military Academy on Saturday, May 23.

June 28, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Exciting lineup of 4th of July celebrations in Santa Clarita

The time of year is near to breakout your red, white and blue in patriotic celebration of American Independence Day. As residents of Santa Clarita, we understand that the 4th of July is more than just a day to don the stars and stripes by a barbeque; we're celebrating our wonderful nation's birth and honoring those who continually and bravely fight for our many freedoms.

June 28, 2015 | By Councilwoman Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

Wrestling team is Greco State Finalist

The BJMUTA youth wrestling team traveled to Fresno on April 25 for the 2015 Greco State Championships with lots of success.

June 28, 2015 | By Archie Mendoza Sports | COMMUNITY

The evolution of friendship

Seven years ago, The Signal published a photo of Jack and Audrey Field on their very first day of elementary school at Mountainview as kindergarteners. June 12 was their last day of sixth grade, so they recreated the photo that printed in the newspaper all those years ago.

June 28, 2015 | By Roxanne Field Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Local graduates from UCLA

Jennifer Lauren Owen of Sand Canyon graduated in June from UCLA with a major in political science and international relations, as well as a minor in environmental systems and societies.

June 28, 2015 | By Lourdes and Jeff Owen Sand Canyon Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around the SCV

Local photographer Jimmy Iniguez captures the setting of a bright and beautiful sunset over SCV Hart Little League fields.

June 28, 2015 | Photo by Jimmy Iniguez | COMMUNITY

Placerita student sews 40 blankets for NICU infants

Local Girl Scout 13-year-old Kiara Necessary spent part of her eighth grade year sewing 40 blankets for infants in Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's NICU ward.

June 27, 2015 | By Susan Necessary Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Touch-A-Truck visitors can post photos to win prizes

Visitors to the SCV Senior Center's annual Touch-A-Truck event each year have been posting photos of their families enjoying the event, and inviting friends to join them. This year, those who post photos of designated areas of the event will have an opportunity to win prizes in the Posts for Prizes social media contest.

June 21, 2015 | By Pat Willett Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

U9 Wildcats join in regional Lacrosse Jamboree Day

Eight teams from around Southern California joined the Santa Clarita Wildcats in a round-robin event at West Ranch High School.

June 21, 2015 | Submitted by John A. Torres | COMMUNITY

Summer concert series plays at Central Park

The city of Santa Clarita's annual Concerts in the Park series has created memories for residents in our community for more than two-and-a-half decades. As we head into the 26th year of the popular series, the city has put together an eclectic lineup of all-new acts, including award-winning tribute bands highlighting some of the greats.

June 21, 2015 | By Councilmember Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

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