West Ranch girls volleyball drops three straight sets to Sierra Canyon
West Ranch's Erin Eskoff (20) and Alicia Zimmerman (8) deflect a shot by Sierra Canyon at West Ranch on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal

West Ranch girls volleyball drops three straight sets to Sierra Canyon

By Bryanna Winner For the Signal The West Ranch Wildcats girls volleyball team dropped three straight sets to the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers Thursday night at home: 25-12, 25-15, and 25-20.…

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SCAG objects to state’s methodology that says 1.34M housing units needed by 2029
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SCAG objects to state’s methodology that says 1.34M housing units needed by 2029

The Southern California Association of Governments is looking to reach a more reasonable determination of regional housing needs by objecting to the state’s assertion that said 1.34 million units are…

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Luis Villegas — U.S. Army — Vietnam Veteran — Acton
Luis Villegas opens up about his experince returning to the United States after completing his service in Vietnam. August 30, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Luis Villegas — U.S. Army — Vietnam Veteran — Acton

The human brain can remember things due to a certain smell. It’s called “olfactory memory.” While more difficult to study than visual or auditory memory, memories you can “smell” differ…

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La Mesa launches no-phone policy
(Left to right) La Mesa teachers Heidi Cota, Michela James, Nicole Arteaga and Alex Suarez welcome students to school. Photo courtesy of Michele Krantz.

La Mesa launches no-phone policy

Students are no longer allowed to use cellphones at La Mesa Junior High School, according to La Mesa Principal Michelle Krantz, who described the school’s new “no phone” policy at…

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Three Smith education bills clear the Senate, head to governor’s desk
Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, speaks to the crowd after being sworn in at Oak Hills Elementary School in Valencia. Signal file photo Dan Watson/The Signal

Three Smith education bills clear the Senate, head to governor’s desk

Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, saw three of her education bills pass through the state Senate on Thursday. Assembly Bill 543, AB 1233 and AB 1729 all passed through the…

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Hope’s Haven: It’s time to Celebrate Wellness
Cancer patients and survivors are pampered at Hope's Haven Cancer Wellness Center's "Beauty Wellness Day" in May. Courtesy of Margo Berg

Hope’s Haven: It’s time to Celebrate Wellness

Hope’s Haven Cancer Wellness Center, a nonprofit organization that’s part of Circle of Hope and is dedicated to supporting those fighting cancer in Santa Clarita, is inviting local cancer patients…

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Weste recognized for work in Rim of the Valley Campaign
Councilwoman Laurene Weste is recognized for her work in progressing the Rim of the Valley Campaign by the National Parks Conservation Association. She is pictured at the centennial celebration for the association on Sept. 4, 2019. Courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita

Weste recognized for work in Rim of the Valley Campaign

After discussing all things open space in Santa Clarita with county Supervisor Kathryn Barger Wednesday, Councilwoman Laurene Weste was recognized for her work behind the effort to add more than…

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Patriot Day commemoration planned
Local artist John Stratton is set to perform his original song, "The Unsung Hero." Courtesy of Suzon Gerstel

Patriot Day commemoration planned

Prayer Angels for the Military, a nonprofit military support group, is hosting its annual Patriot Day commemoration at Dr. Richard Rioux Park on Sept. 11.  This free event is expected…

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Carousel Ranch receives truck donation
Carousel Ranch’s students and staff gather with Ann-Marie and Mike Bjorkman (far left) after the donation of the Bjorkman's box truck. Courtesy of Carousel Ranch

Carousel Ranch receives truck donation

Mike and Ann-Marie Bjorkman, of Team Bjorkman Real Estate, donated their box truck to Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit that offers equestrian therapy to children and young adults with special needs.…

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