Visit the natural wonders of California

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Why does anyone travel? To learn about our world? To experience places and people different from our usual

California’s Beautiful Beaches

By Michele E. Buttelman  Signal Staff Writer Some beaches are for lying on the sand, some beaches are for walking barefoot as the waves softly

Rafting on California’s Rivers

Some of my favorite summer memories involve water. Floating on an inner tube in a lake, or a shallow river, is among life’s most blissful

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer grilling season. Time to fill up those propane tanks for your gas barbecue and gather

Great Escapes: Memorial Day Weekend

Road trips should be spontaneous and are best taken in a convertible with plenty of junk food stowed aboard and no schedules to keep. While

Celebrate Mom With an Afternoon Tea

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Treat your mother to an exceptional Mother’s Day, by hand crafting a special occasion afternoon tea in her

Family holiday traditions around the globe

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Every family has special, and varied, holiday traditions. Some families open gifts on Christmas Eve. Other families have

Michele makes … Hanukkah desserts

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Oil played a significant role in the Hanukkah story, the small jug of oil that miraculously provided fuel

Christmas Cookie Cravings

As a child I remember sitting impatiently at the kitchen table waiting for my tray of cutout sugar cookies to decorate. My favorite cookie cutters

Farm to table brings summer produce

The farm-to-table movement sweeping across the country is nothing new to residents of California and the Santa Clarita Valley. We’ve been enjoying the “fruits of

The benefits of a veggie garden

Spring has sprung, and with the danger of frost long past it is time to get your summer veggies into the ground. Gardens, of all

Fashion week in Southern California

Southern California is emerging as a serious contender in the world of fashion. No longer does New York Fashion Week, or the runways of London,