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Lace up for the Santa Clarita Marathon

On Sunday, November 2, runners from far and wide will flock to Santa Clarita for the 19th Annual Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars. For nearly two decades, the Santa Clarita Marathon has welcomed local and visiting runners to race along Santa Clarita's beautiful trails and paseos toward the finish line. This year is shaping up to be one of our best yet, with approximately 3,000 people already signed up to participate in various race day events.

October 26, 2014 | By Councilman Bob Kellar City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

Our Community Submissions

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October 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Local networking group donates to Circle of Hope

Local TEAM Networking group raised $1,000 for cancer services nonprofit Circle of Hope, Inc.

October 26, 2014 | Submitted by Michael Madigan | COMMUNITY

The Neighbor

Have you ever seen the soul who lives in the old Victorian house halfway down the road? I never have, but there are tales told about him that would make your hair stand up on the back of your neck.

October 26, 2014 | By Jeanne Wray Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

This photo by local resident Doug Meek captures the beauty of a Golden Star Lily in Pico Canyon.

October 26, 2014 | Photo by Doug Meek | COMMUNITY

Colorful Circle of Hope tea sells out

Oct. 11 marked the 11th annual Circle of Hope Afternoon Tea. Held for the second consecutive year at Robinson Ranch Golf Club, the event sold out of 200 seats and was attended by both ladies and gentlemen seeking to help the organization with its mission of providing emotional, educational and financial assistance to those fighting breast cancer who live, work or are treated in the Santa Clarita Valley.

October 26, 2014 | By Pam Ripling Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Each week, Our Community will feature a new visual SCV moment. Post to Instagram using #scvlife and tag

October 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

I’m a survivor

As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I began by participating in Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley's Bras for a Cause fundraiser. Being a 31-year member of the club, this event is now even dearer to my heart than ever.

October 26, 2014 | By Karen Illich Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Send us your announcements

Part of the joy of being a community paper is sharing in the meaningful moments of our readers that don't make the national news – but those moments are newsworthy to you.

October 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Really? Breast cancer again?!

In my life, I've faced many challenges, but never did I expect to battle breast cancer – twice!

October 26, 2014 | By Bonnie Stauch Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Breast cancer reinvented my life

Oct. 8, 2014

October 26, 2014 | By Dianne Crawford Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center ‘saved my life’

Kate Brinegar-Cowan knew that along with being a DES daughter, having taken estrogen for several years and her family history, she was at an increased risk of breast cancer. So she had always been proactive.

October 26, 2014 | By Maria Orem Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | COMMUNITY

What am I supposed to take away from this?

I don't think it is about cancer. Why I got it, I have no idea.

October 26, 2014 | By Jennifer Harnsberger Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Harnessing hope: Beauty in the battle against breast cancer

"Oh yes I am wise, but it's the wisdom born of pain

October 26, 2014 | By Colleen Shaffer Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Cancer gave me a second chance at life

I buried my breast cancer story for 11 years. I treated my cancer experience like an enemy who invaded my life, instilled fear in me and stole from me physically and emotionally.

October 26, 2014 | By Terri Allen Castaic Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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Articles by Section - COMMUNITY

Kicking off a faithful adventure

Editor's Note: When Newhall resident Erika Christopher first wrote in to Our Community in July 2014, she was gearing up for a nine-month mission trip, traveling the U.S. by van with 135 other young adults – but she hadn't yet reached her fundraising goal. Well, the community responded, and within a month, she was on the road, hosting youth retreats and for roughly 160,000 teenagers. Here's an update from her travels.

January 25, 2015 | By Erika Christopher Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

John Ragsdale captured this astonishing pink sunset on the water at Castaic Lake, which was 121 feet below full capacity by dusk on Jan. 20.

January 25, 2015 | Photos by John Ragsdale | COMMUNITY

‘Sweethearts for Education Wine Tasting’ comes to SCV

Wine and food lovers in the Santa Clarita Valley are invited to a wonderful event that supports the Castaic Education Foundation's efforts to maintain high quality programs for students at the Sweethearts for Education Wine Tasting Event at Salt Creek Grille on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

January 25, 2015 | By Diane Fiero Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Open" by local artist Norma Warden depicts an idyllic open field. A Castaic resident, Warden is an avid fine art photographer with more than 20 years of experience in creating photographic images. Norma is the October 2014 first place winner for photography in the Santa Clarita Artist's Association's juried show, The Art Classic.

January 25, 2015 | Photo by Norma Warden | COMMUNITY


Zerbo began as one of those idle summer day larks when Dave and I had exhausted all the usual play alternatives such as big army or mining camp.

January 25, 2015 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

A model of teamwork in the face of disaster

At the time of the Northridge Earthquake, I was working at the Red Cross in Valencia – the office was in the Kmart center – in administration. Weekends, evenings or whenever needed, my husband and I were members of the Disaster Team.

January 25, 2015 | By Dave and Diane Hill Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Saugus Union School District recognized for superior student writing achievement

(Yardley, PA – December 10, 2014) Vantage Learning, creator of the instructional writing tool My Access, is pleased to announce that students within the Saugus Union School District performed higher than the 19.5% national average for student writing improvement in the 2013–14 school year.

January 25, 2015 | Submitted by Vantage Learning | COMMUNITY

Calling all amateur chili chefs!

Last year some of Santa Clarita's community members and business professionals came together to spice things up for a select group of local charities. No one, especially the amateur chefs, expected such rave reviews for their crock pot cookery.

January 25, 2015 | By Nicole Stinson Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

I Started To Cry

she doesn't love me anymore

January 25, 2015 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

A mother like her

In my journey, I have been blessed with a lot of people who have helped me out. My life has been a true blessing from A to Z.

January 25, 2015 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

City of Santa Clarita welcomes its 30th park

One of the most appreciated amenities in our community is our many beautiful park sites. Sports fields, play structures and courts of all kinds are regularly filled with the smiling faces of families.

January 25, 2015 | By Councilman Bob Kellar City of Santa Clarita | 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.

January 25, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Nominate your favorite nonprofit

Local nonprofit organizations play a major role in our community: They feed, clothe, help people overcome addictions, provide scholarships and, in countless other ways, make Santa Clarita a better place.

January 25, 2015 | Submitted by CBC Cleaning and Restoration | COMMUNITY

Colorita run returns

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Santa Colorita Run on Feb. 14 at Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For more information, visit

January 25, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Our journey to the Czech Republic

"If someone would have told me three years ago that I would be a full-time missionary in Eastern Europe, I would have been baffled, needless to say," said Newhall native Alex Becerra. "Growing up, neither of us would have ever imagined this for our lives: being full-time missionaries in the Czech Republic. However, it was the tangible experiences with serving alongside Josiah Venture (a Christian nonprofit organization committed to see a move of God among the young people in Central and Eastern Europe) that really gave us a heart for this generation in the Czech Republic."

January 18, 2015 | By Alex and Lorena Becerra Newhall Community Contributors | COMMUNITY

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