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Student group returns from exchange visit to India

A group of Santa Clarita Valley students recently returned from a hosted exchange visit to northern India.

February 01, 2015 | By Carl Boyer Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Local resident Carol Quan captures this colorful shot of a sunrise near Vista Valencia Golf Course.

February 01, 2015 | Photo by Carol Quan Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

We shall overcome

Lanier Phillips became the first African American Sonar Technician in the United States Navy. Born in Georgia in 1923, the Ku Klux Klan dominated his hometown and even burned down the only school for black children in 1929.

February 01, 2015 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Cheerleaders perform in London parade

Valencia High School Varsity Cheerleaders Kieley Hicks and Audrey Hixon have been sitting next to each other or standing in line with each other in class or other school events since the 6th grade by virtue of the alphabet and their last names.

February 01, 2015 | By Derik Hixon Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

My Valentine 2015

The day was cool the wind blew strong

February 01, 2015 | By Carroll “Cal” Greenfield Newhall (Friendly Valley) Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Rhythm of the Waterfall" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a serene waterfall landscape. 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.

February 01, 2015 | Photo by Zony Gordon Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Local author releases second book

"My Redcoat Ancestor and other stories" is a true story of a Revolutionary War British Soldier. Charles Mawhood was Colonel of his Regiment coming face-to-face with George Washington at the Battle of Princeton, which victory incidentally turned the tide of war for the Americans. Colonel Charles Mawhood was cited for his bravery and valor by General Washington in Congress – quotes that live on in the Library of Congress.

February 01, 2015 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Become a principal for a day!

Business leaders, community members and parents are invited to spend the morning shadowing a local public school principal or district administrator by registering for the upcoming Principal for a Day event, sponsored annually by the SCV Education Foundation.

February 01, 2015 | By Ann Unger SCV Education Foundation | 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.

February 01, 2015 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

A new agenda for City Council meetings

Open government has remained a cornerstone of the Santa Clarita City Council since our city's 1987 inception. Our regular City Council meetings are one of the most vital ways we maintain this commitment to transparency.

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

Youth orchestra opens auditions

The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for the spring semester on Monday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. at College of the Canyons.

February 01, 2015 | By Bess Knight Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Foundation | COMMUNITY

Crowds come out for Rampage band tournament

As many as 7,000 spectators and performers filled the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium on Nov. 1 for the 31st annual Hart High Rampage Marching and Colorguard Field Show Tournament.

February 01, 2015 | By Debbie Ficarra Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Hart Park hosts date night

Giving adults the opportunity to enjoy a romantic night out for Valentine's Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has planned a fun-filled evening exclusively for kids on Feb. 14 at William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall.

February 01, 2015 | By Albert Ewing Community Contributor | 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

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

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Pam Ingram named Zonta’s Carmen Sarro Award Winner

Pam Ingram, the current president of Soroptimist International of SCV, has received the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley. Ingram was selected from a slate of 13 local women nominated by Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organizations for the honor at Zonta's annual Women in Service brunch on April 11 at Robinson Ranch.

May 03, 2015 | Signal | COMMUNITY

Finding camaraderie at the ‘Crossroads of Life’

Whenever I think about the words "I am a writer," a load of emotions begin to stir inside me.

May 03, 2015 | By Joanne Bidwell Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"True Love" by local artist Jane Mick demonstrates a wonderful use of color. Mick was born in London, England, but has lived most of her life in California. She started her career as a fashion designer and then worked as a graphic artist. Art is such an important part of her life that she has always had art projects to keep the creativity going.

May 03, 2015 | Photo by Jane Mick | COMMUNITY

Rocket Man

Sooner or later all young boys develop a fascination for things that go bang. Being mal-adjusted, I was determined to set fire to the neighborhood and developed an interest in rockets. Actually, it was more than interest: It became an obsession.

May 03, 2015 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Art teachers and college-level students wanted for community arts program

In a recent statement, the California Arts Council called for programs to "ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential by broadening California's educational vision to promote innovation, economic development, and creativity."

May 03, 2015 | Submitted by California Institute of the Arts | COMMUNITY

Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center offers discounted service

With a dedication to fighting breast cancer through early detection and timely treatments, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center is offering a special price for digital 3D mammograms during the month of May.

May 03, 2015 | Submitted by Maria Orem | COMMUNITY

‘Shrek’ took stage at GVHS

Golden Valley High School proudly presented "Shrek the Musical" on April 29, 30 and May 1 at the Golden Valley Theatre at 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway. This hilarious musical was fun for the whole family!

May 03, 2015 | Submitted by Janie Prucha | COMMUNITY

Engineering day puts focus on STEM academics

On March 13, Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences students became engineers for the day by competing in the first engineering day in the school's history. Students from both the Valencia and Agua Dulce campuses joined together on the Agua Dulce campus for a day of team building and learning.

May 03, 2015 | By Tracy Blazer Agua Dulce Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Santa Clarita area Jaycees gathered at Wolf Creek Brewery's Tasting Room, in the Rye Canyon Loop, to fundraise for the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's Fight It! 5k, coming up May 9 at Central Park in Saugus.

May 03, 2015 | Photos by Heather Stewart | COMMUNITY

It’s time to hit the trail

Now that the sun is shining and summer is just around the corner, it is time to dust off those bicycles that have been hanging out in the garage and get outdoors. Residents can start their cycling season by taking advantage of exciting events supporting the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, beginning with a free community bike ride and rally at the city of Santa Clarita's annual Hit the Trail event, presented by PayForward.

May 03, 2015 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

Optimists donate more than $39,000 to local students and programs

The Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation sponsored the 5th annual Canyon Country Optimist Club's Quarter Auction held Feb. 28 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

May 03, 2015 | Submitted by Norbert Moniz | COMMUNITY

Happy 100th Birthday!

Local resident John Whitman turned 100 years old and celebrated at Valencia Lanes.

May 03, 2015 | Submitted by Robert Pantoja | COMMUNITY


When I think back upon all the things my Mother did for me,

May 03, 2015 | By Jeanne Wray Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Viking wrestling team smashes competition

Congratulations to the Valencia High School Wrestling team for winning the Nordhoff 5-Way Duel Match in Ojai at Nordhoff High School.

May 03, 2015 | By Archie Mendoza | COMMUNITY

Gracie: My wonderful whacky mother

My mother was nicknamed "Gracie" because her crazy antics and her somewhat unusual reasoning resembled that of Gracie Allen of the famous comedy team Burns and Allen.

May 01, 2015 | By William Blowers Newhall Community Contributor Golden Pen Writer’s Guild | COMMUNITY

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