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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

The next chapter of the Santa Clarita Public Library

The city of Santa Clarita is home to three thriving Santa Clarita Public Library branches: the Valencia Library, Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library and the Old Town Newhall Library. Now, the city is calling on residents to help write the next chapter of the Santa Clarita Public Library, The Saugus Library Center.

April 26, 2015 | By Mayor Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

But Not For Me

I see blue skies and stately trees

April 26, 2015 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Children’s arts festival to raise money for pediatric brain cancer

Jack's Angels Foundation presents its third annual "Art for Jack" Music and Art Festival for Children on Sunday May 3 at the Sulphur Springs Elementary School multipurpose room in Canyon Country from 1-5 p.m.

April 26, 2015 | Submitted by Janet Demeter | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Getting a little more love than usual, John Ragsdale captured this heart in the sky after his morning swim.

April 26, 2015 | Photo by John Ragsdale | COMMUNITY


"So These Are Poppies" by local artist Norma Warden depicts two young girls discovering a beautiful native flower. Warden, a Castaic resident, has been an avid photographer for more than 20 years. She is the current president of the Santa Clarita Artists Association, a nonprofit organization that has been making visual art visible in Santa Clarita for 25 years.

April 26, 2015 | Photo by Norma Warden Castaic Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Special needs educators bring lessons from India to Trinity

Jean Kingery, co-founder of proVISION ASIA in Bangalore, India, asked her former colleague and award-winning author, radio host and international advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada: "What is the best school for students with special needs?" She replied, "The Imago Dei School at Trinity Classical Academy, without question."

April 26, 2015 | By Chrissey Slay Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Chasing dreams in the big city

Living in the Santa Clarita Valley allows my husband and me to do what we love – but we didn't always know if we would get here.

April 26, 2015 | By Julie Sanches Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Disco Fever comes to Hyatt Valencia

At a time when bell bottom pants and flowered mini-skirts are coming back as strong fashion trends, disco music can't be far behind!

April 19, 2015 | Submitted by Zony Gordon | COMMUNITY

Are you prepared for emergencies?

No one ever wants to believe that a major emergency will happen to them or their loved ones. Emergencies can be terrifying to even think about, but the truth is, being prepared before an emergency strikes can be the difference between life and death. It also greatly impacts how quickly an entire community can recover.

April 19, 2015 | By Councilwoman Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY

My favorite song

"What's your favorite song?" is a common question, one that seems to command a firm response. Everyone always has a favorite song. Eventually, so did I.

April 19, 2015 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Seen Around SCV

Local photographer Jimmy Iniquez captures this sunset shot of the junction at Highway 126 and Interstate 5, making even freeways look pretty.

April 19, 2015 | Photo by Jimmy Iniquez | COMMUNITY

A family reunited

When I turned five and entered the big, wide world of kindergarten in a small public school, I suddenly realized I was "different" than everyone else. My introduction to the new school in upstate New York where my parents had moved to from the San Fernando Valley was a loud "Oh look! A 'Chinee' girl!"

April 19, 2015 | By McKada Lee Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Love of Roses" by local artist Zony Gordon depicts a watercolor renditionof teh beautiful rose. 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.

April 19, 2015 | Photo by Zony Gordon | COMMUNITY

An overnight success

A short and skinny girl stands in front of a class of third graders. She reads before them as her teacher asked her to do. That ambitious 7-year-old girl had just learned to read and is already a prodigy, setting an example for other pupils. As a reward for being an excellent reader, Naomi's teacher gives her a choice between a color pencil and an oil crayon. She chooses the crayon, a yellow crayon.

April 19, 2015 | By Naomi Young Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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Laura my friend is sitting at home,

August 01, 2015 | By Naomi Young Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


She was pretty but she was with some other guy

August 01, 2015 | By Robert McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Santa Clarita Senior Writers Celebrate 15th Anniversary and Publish Fourth Book

A decade and a half ago a creative writing class formed at the Senior Center in Newhall. Six senior writers made up that group and ...

August 01, 2015 | By Judith Cassis Golden Pen Writer’s Guild | COMMUNITY


Over the Memorial Day weekend we awoke to some seriously anxious clucking outside our living room. When we looked out through the glass door, we ...

August 01, 2015 | By Victor and Madeline Lindenheim | COMMUNITY


WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Spencer Petzold, son of Steve and Thane Petzold of Saugus graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May ...

August 01, 2015 | By Steve Petzold Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Titanic disaster—accident or sabotage?

Titanic expert and author Bill Blowers announces the publication of his novel "Dangerous Betrayal, The Vendetta That Sank Titanic."

August 01, 2015 | By Bill Blowers Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Father, son & holy coach

Once upon a time I was asked to write a monologue in preparation for a very important network meeting in New York. At the time ...

August 01, 2015 | By John Posey Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

Girl Scout MacGyver’s Recipe book for a good cause

Seventeen year old Girl Scout Abigail Norris is helping to spice up the dinner table for underprivileged families receiving aid from the "Help the Children ...

August 01, 2015 | By Aaron Lanuza Signal Staff Writer | COMMUNITY


August 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

How are you enjoying your summer?

Are you taking a vacation this summer? Or are you perhaps staying home and doing local things? Write to us and share your stories. What ...

August 01, 2015 | Eva Piccolo Special Sections Editor | COMMUNITY

Putting Our Youth First with At-Risk Youth Programs

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future," – Franklin D. Roosevelt.

August 01, 2015 | By Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar | COMMUNITY

Olsen – Smith Wedding

Megan Olsen and Kenneth Smith were married on 6/20/2015 at Surfer Knoll Beach in Ventura. The weather was absolutely perfect with plenty of ...

August 01, 2015 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

The Sunshine Boys Come to the Canyon Theatre Guild!

"Fifty-seven years in this business, you learn a few things. You know what words are funny and which words are not funny. Alka Seltzer is ...

August 01, 2015 | By Rosemary Moffat Director Youth Theater, Canyon Theater Guild | COMMUNITY

Meet Eva

As the original editor of Our Community, I'd like to introduce you to the new section Editor Eva Piccolo.

July 25, 2015 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY

Saying Goodbye

I had a brother who lived in Sarasota, Fl. For the past four years he was battling breast cancer. He was 50 when he passed.

July 25, 2015 | By Libby Schilling Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY

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