Photos of the Week: Dec. 31, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017

A runner runs by an oak tree along the bike path near Duane R. Harte Park at River Village on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signal

Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy is held by his father, Michael Abbas, at Henry Mayo Newhall Memoria Hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signalmore
Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy rests in his mother's arms at Henry Mayo Newhall memorial hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signalmore
Michael Abbas, right, look up from his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signalmore
Michael Abbas, right, looks at his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signalmore
A person pulls a sled along in the snow over New Year's weekend. Jeff Zimmerman/For the Signalmore
Swimmers tread through an unheated pool at the 11th annual Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ Signalmore
Swimmers run into the 50-degree water during the 11th annual Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ Signalmore
Participants of the annual Arctic Chill Polar Bear Swim warm up with hot cocoa and coffee at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ Signalmore
Cricket, a 12 year-old American kestrel watches the members of the audience during the weekly Native Live Animal Presentation at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Smaller version of the gopher snake seen here being handled by volunteer Roger McClure as he describes shape of the head of gopher snake, Sylvester, at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Barn owl Catori flaps his wings as volunteer Roger McClure leads the weekly Native Live Animal Presentation at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Adrian Tester, left, looks on as Christian Tester,7, opens his mouth as he can to mimic a snake preparing to eat a mouse during the weekly Native Live Animal Presentation at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Volunteer Roger McClure describes how the air passes through the feathers of the flapping wings of Catori, a barn owl, makes them nearly silent during the weekly Native Live Animal Presentation at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Zoey Hollander, 4, left, of Canyon Country gets a close-up look as volunteer Roger McClure holds up a 12 year-old American kestrel named Cricket during the weekly Native Live Animal Presentation at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
A vehicle overturned near Soledad Canyon Road and River Circle Saturday evening. Austin Dave/The Signalmore
Carly and Bob Cookson of Newhall toast and kiss as they ring in the new year at the Rose and Crown British Restaurant in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Sean and Susan O'Connell toast as they wait for the new year at the Rose and Crown British Restaurant in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Greg Sutton, owner of the Rose and Crown British Restaurant takes a photo of the crowd as they count down to the new year, London England time - 4PM Santa Clarita time, at the Rose and Crown British Restaurant in Newhall on Saturday afternoon. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Walt Gorey plays Auld Lang Syne on his bagpipes for the crowd as they welcome in the new year, London England time - 4PM Santa Clarita time, at the Rose and Crown British Restaurant in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Dozens of attendees toast the new year at at the Rose and Crown British Restaurant in Newhall on Saturday afternoon. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
A runner runs by an oak tree along the bike path near Duane R. Harte Park at River Village on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
A fox head decoration is displayed on the Indian stage handle of the custom bowie knife. Dan Watsonmore
Bill Herndon displays two of his high art knives which would command more than $2,000 dollars each. The Persian style dagger on the left, has his name engraved in the blade and five ounces of silver, the knife on the right has silver inlay and mother of pearl handles. Dan Watsonmore
Bill Herndon uses a hammer on a hot steel blank to shape it into a blade. Dan Watsonmore
Bill Herndon places a steel billet into his 30 ton press (yes 30 tons) after removing it from his three-thousand degree furnace. Dan Watsonmore
Sparks fly as Bill Herndon shapes a blade using one of six grades of sandpaper on a grinding wheel. Dan Watsonmore
A billet of steel for blade is heated in the three-thousand degree furnace. Dan Watsonmore
A group gathers to play soccer on a basketball court near the Boys and Girls Club in Newhall on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
CHP began receiving calls about the single vehicle crash about 8:02 a.m. reporting a traffic collision on southbound I-5 truck route, at the I-5 and Highway 14 connector. Austin Dave/The Signalmore
Two of three turkeys cross Wildwood Canyon Road in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Film producer Collier Landry gets out of his car as he waits for three turkeys to cross the road in front of his car on Wildwood Canyon Road in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Film producer Collier Landry waits for three turkeys to cross the road in front of his car on Wildwood Canyon Road in Newhall on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
A dummy body hangs from a telephone pole inside a Southern California Edison facility off of Rye Canyon Road in Valencia. Local business owners reported its presence to the Signal on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
A dummy body hangs from a telephone pole inside a Southern California Edison facility off of Rye Canyon Road in Valencia. Local business owners reported its presence to the Signal on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signalmore
Volunteers Clare Storey, left, and Judi Bruner with a group of senior Chihuahuas at the Castaic Animal Care Center in Castaic. Dan Watson/The Signalmore
Volunteer Judi Bruner holds senior Chihuahuas Dinky, left, and Sammy at the Castaic Animal Care Center. Dan Watson/The Signalmore

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