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Archive By Section - COMMUNITY


Single Mothers Outreach calls for Empowering Hearts nominations

Do you know a woman who has inspired you by her ability to persevere in life?

April 05, 2015 | Submitted by DaAnne Smith | COMMUNITY


Celebrating mothers

Usually, to young girls with good fathers, dads are superheroes. But growing up, my mom was one, too.

April 05, 2015 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Features Editor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

Newcomers and Friends members were treated to a cowgirl fashion show at their March luncheon celebrating the upcoming SCV Cowboy Festival. Members Nalini Amin, Jodie Baker, Wynn Weber, Nancy Andrews and Pat Oguss modeled their "boots and bling." Celebrating 30 years, Newcomers and Friends is a social club open to all women in the SCV, with 180 members enjoying activities, trips and luncheons for "friendships for life."

April 05, 2015 | By Gwen Halstead | COMMUNITY


Raising the Perry Household

My wife is the founder and CEO of the Perry Household. She has done a remarkable job!

April 05, 2015 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Discount Dodger tickets support SCV schools and nonprofits

It's time for Dodger baseball, and the city of Santa Clarita invites residents to cheer on the boys in blue as they take on the Colorado Rockies at the 38th annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day on Saturday, April 18. Proceeds from the event will benefit local schools and nonprofit organizations.

April 05, 2015 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


Pleasantview’s annual fundraiser another success

Valencia Lanes recently hosted a fundraiser for Pleasantview Industries, a 46-year-old nonprofit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities. The No-Tap Bowling Tournament and Fundraiser was the 16th year the event has been held at the local bowling center.

April 05, 2015 | By Gerry Howard Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Celebrate Earth Arbor Day in ‘Tree City USA!’

Our city has always been committed to protecting the environment and creating a more "green" community. Since incorporation, the city has removed 396,000 pounds of trash from the Santa Clara River and recycled more than 65,000 tons of construction and demolition debris. In addition, this year, Santa Clarita has been named "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 25th consecutive year!

April 05, 2015 | By Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


Artist

"Road from Randsburg" by local artist Norma Warden depicts the trek to the Kern County town in Southern California. 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.

April 05, 2015 | Photo by Norma Warden Castaic Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

Newcomers and Friends members were treated to a cowgirl fashion show at their March luncheon celebrating the upcoming SCV Cowboy Festival. Members Nalini Amin, Jodie Baker, Wynn Weber, Nancy Andrews and Pat Oguss modeled their "boots and bling." Celebrating 30 years, Newcomers and Friends is a social club open to all women in the SCV, with 180 members enjoying activities, trips and luncheons for "friendships for life."

April 05, 2015 | By Gwen Halstead | COMMUNITY


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


Artist

"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


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Mint Canyon’s Student Voices for Healthy Choices

For the past six school years, students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades at Mint Canyon Elementary School have applied to become members of the school's Nutrition Advisory Council (NAC).

July 05, 2015 | By Sue Peak, RDN Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency | COMMUNITY


Artist

"Field of Dreams" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts the brilliant glory of trees in autumn. 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.

July 05, 2015 | By Zony Gordon | COMMUNITY


Nonprofit and business come together for greater good

The devastation of dealing day-to-day with a child's cancer is a sentence we wish no one had to bear. Entire families are traumatized and a darkness appears from which it is hard to escape.

July 05, 2015 | By Ifsha Buttitta Michael Hoefflin Foundation | COMMUNITY


High school Girl Scouts devote hours to community projects

Girl Scouts don't just think big. They do big.

July 05, 2015 | Submitted by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles | COMMUNITY


Seen Around the SCV

Golden Oak Adult School celebrated its 67th graduating class this year. A total of 17 students earned their diplomas or GEDs in the 2014-2015 academic year.

July 05, 2015 | By Ron Rudzinski Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Student invited to prestigious ballet summer program

Valencia resident Ivey Herren, child of Jennifer and Keith Herren, is among more than 200 young dancers from 21 states who will spend up to five weeks in Columbus this summer for the BalletMet Dance Academy 2015 Summer Intensive. The BalletMet Academy, among the nation's largest studios associated with a professional company, conducted a nationwide audition tour earlier this year and selected talented dance students from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and beyond.

July 05, 2015 | Submitted by Ann Mulvany | COMMUNITY


A 4th of July Mystery

T'was in July, a lovely day,

July 05, 2015 | By Carroll “Cal” Greenfield Newhall (Friendly Valley) Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Stay cool with Santa clarita aquatics

The city of Santa Clarita's eight pools have officially opened and just in time as the summer temperatures have already heated up! The city has a variety of water-oriented programs and classes to keep you and your family cool this summer, including swim lessons, recreational swim, water polo and more.

July 05, 2015 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


Tamil academy celebrates with inaugural event

Santa Clarita Tamil Academy in affiliation with International Tamil Academy I T A was conceived with the primary objective of teaching Tamil language and culture from Southern India to the children and youth residing in awesome city of Santa Clarita and neighborhood.

July 05, 2015 | By Shanmugapriya Karunakaran Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Local girls take Strawberry Cup

The Saugus AYSO 10U Girls All Star team traveled to Camarillo in May for the 21st Annual Strawberry Cup.

July 05, 2015 | By Tony Moore Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


National Day of Respect

It is time to put a stop to the mean-spirited bickering and cheap shots that are driving an ever-deepening wedge between those of differing beliefs and practices. If one listens to the rhetoric from Washington, gun-toting conservatives are at the root of every problem in America. If one listens to conservative talk radio, the left is populated with effete snobbish liberals attempting to convert America to a socialist state.

July 05, 2015 | By Bill Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | 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


Artist

June 28, 2015 | Photo by Scott Parker | 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


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