Red Cross testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies
Lynn Evans of Canyon Country raises her arm as she finishes donating blood during the Red Cross Blood Drive held the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Red Cross testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies

The American Red Cross announced Monday it would be testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time, allowing donors insight into whether they have…

UCLA to host blood drive at St. Stephen’s
Bundles blood samples and viles are taken to storage during a blood drive. Signal File Photo

UCLA to host blood drive at St. Stephen’s

As severe blood shortages continue due to an unprecedented number of blood-drive cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak, the University of California, Los Angeles, is hosting another blood drive in Valencia.…

Beating COVID-19 with help from Henry Mayo family
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital nurse Charisse Hammer wheels her father, 79-year-old Jose Miranda Jr., out of the hospital as he is released after undergoing intensive treatment for COVID-19 for more than two months. June 01, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Beating COVID-19 with help from Henry Mayo family

Like most nurses, Santa Clarita resident Charisse Hammer has always felt empathy towards her patients. “My habit, I don't like how I do this, but no matter who I take…

Valencia kid launches podcast during quarantine
Valencia resident Jude Levy, 12, working on his podcast, "School's Out with Jude Levy." Courtesy

Valencia kid launches podcast during quarantine

Like most kids his age, 12-year-old Jude Levy found himself extremely bored when faced with the stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus. It didn’t take the Valencia resident long to…

Family enjoys DIY project for HGTV
HGTV’s “One of a Kind” designer Grace Mitchell, left, meets with the Rossello family, right, for HGTV's new show, “Design At Your Door." Courtesy

Family enjoys DIY project for HGTV

When Angie and Nick Rossello purchased their first home in Saugus, the couple and their three children never expected to be stuck in quarantine only a few months later.  “Nick…

SCV libraries begin offering curbside services, continue virtual programs
DeAnna Watters of the Los Angeles County Library in Stevenson Ranch, right, hands a library book to a patron picking up a title that she placed a hold on. June 08, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal

SCV libraries begin offering curbside services, continue virtual programs

Libraries across the Santa Clarita Valley have begun to reopen, offering limited services to their cardholders for the first time in months. On Monday, some L.A. County libraries, including the…

Girl Scouts sew masks for those in need
Bridge to Home Shelter Manager Niki Feast-Williams, left, accepts 150 masks and cleaning detergent from members of Girl Scouts USA, Troop 2352. From Left, Kaitlyn Berg, Sophia Joerg, Charlize Beato, Sean Sherman and Sophia Pennington at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Girl Scouts sew masks for those in need

Each year, Girl Scout Troop 2352 finds themselves among the top cookie-sellers among the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and each year, they strive to use those funds to…

Making sacrifices for our seniors’ care
Staff at Oakmont of Valencia Senior Living have made personal sacrifices to take care of the community’s seniors during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy

Making sacrifices for our seniors’ care

When residents at Oakmont of Valencia Senior Living went into lockdown in mid-March amid rising fears of the coronavirus, their lives changed drastically, but it was the staff who took…

Bowman seniors’ ‘drive-thru’ graduation
Bowman High School 2020 graduates walks the school's drive-thru graduation ceremony Monday morning in Central Park. June 01, 2020. Courtesy

Bowman seniors’ ‘drive-thru’ graduation

Though a Bowman High School senior would typically walk across the stage at their high school, accepting their diploma while family and friends cheered, this year’s graduation ceremony was a…

Sequoia celebrates graduates with virtual, drive-thru graduation
Seniors at Sequoia School walk at a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Central Park in Saugus Monday morning as cheering staff members look on. June 01, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal

Sequoia celebrates graduates with virtual, drive-thru graduation

While it was an unconventional ceremony, Sequoia School celebrated its largest-ever graduating class Monday with a drive-thru graduation ceremony. As cars drove through Central Park with streamers, balloons and window…

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