SCV’s comic book convention later this month
Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty poses as The Rocekteer at the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention. Bob Ranken

SCV’s comic book convention later this month

San Diego Comic Con may be months away, but Santa Clarita geeks and pop culture fans can scratch that itch early as the Santa Clarita Valley Comic Book Convention comes to town for the second time.

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UPDATE: local events canceled in light of coronavirus
Six Flags Magic Mountain halted operations due to inclement weather Monday as a wet storm moved into the Santa Clarita Valley. Austin Dave/The Signal

UPDATE: local events canceled in light of coronavirus

To slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, some local events that were slated to take place in the coming weeks have been canceled.  At this time, it is…

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Locals produce musical remembering St. Francis Dam disaster
Producers Jerry Danielsen, left, and Braddon Mendelson work on their musical, "The Water Way" in their Canyon Country studio on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Locals produce musical remembering St. Francis Dam disaster

As local residents commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the St. Francis Dam disaster, two Santa Clarita residents are finding their own way to remember the historical moment with their musical,…

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Santa Clarita’s 2019 film numbers reach record high
The city of Santa Clarita enjoys facilitating commercials, TV and feature films, an addition to streaming shows. Long-running shows such as “NCIS,” which has been filming in Santa Clarita for more than a decade, have the largest impact. Courtesy Santa Clarita Film Office.

Santa Clarita’s 2019 film numbers reach record high

With an estimated economic impact of $36 million to the local community, the city of Santa Clarita celebrated 2019 as its best year of location filming ever.  Last year, the…

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Valencia High Alum helps Cirque du Soleil acrobats take flight
Valencia High School alum Sean Groves is the head of automation for Cirque du Soleil's "Volta" show.

Valencia High Alum helps Cirque du Soleil acrobats take flight

Acrobats bounce on trampolines. A man dangles from a lamp and a woman swings by her hair. BMX riders dazzle an audience. All of this is thanks to some behind-the-scenes magic from Sean Groves.

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Healing through drums
Expressive Arts Practitioner, Maria Fenelon, left, leads the group of 13 attendees as they tap on their drums during the restorative drum circle held at Remo Inc. in Valencia on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Healing through drums

Expressive Arts Practitioner, Maria Fenelon, leads the group of 13 attendees, the youngest being twelve years old, during the restorative drum circle held at Remo Inc. in Valencia on Thursday,…

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Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens
Lyra Chaddick, toddler plays the keys on a electronic keyboard assisted by Marna Onnen, grandmother at the Green Eggs and Jam session hosted by the Newhall Public Library, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens

Gone are the days when you would be shushed for making noise in the library. As librarian Liza Purdy puts it, that’s an antiquated stereotype and the Newhall Library is a “full throttle library.” On Monday, the Old Town Newhall Library was full of music as the library hosted a “musical instrument petting zoo” for children and teens as part of the monthly “Green Eggs and Jam” music program.

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Santa Clarita prosecutor shares story ahead of Netflix series
Jon Hatami, prosecutor for the Complex Victims Unit. Dan Watson/The Signal

Santa Clarita prosecutor shares story ahead of Netflix series

When Antelope Valley Assistant District Attorney Jon Hatami thinks back to the Gabriel Fernandez trial of which he was the assistant district attorney for the prosecution, he remembers that it…

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Lessons from lives filled with lots of laughs
Clockwise, from top left, standup comedians Paul Moomjean, Easton Gage, John Wynn, Jeff Johnson and Julia Loken all had different experiences and routes into comedy, but for all of them, they began with just a love of jokes. Courtesy photos

Lessons from lives filled with lots of laughs

There’s only one way to know for sure if you have what it takes to do standup: Can you get up in front of a room full of strangers and…

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Seniors celebrate Mardi Gras
ottie Healy, left, dances with Jose Jimenez , right, at the SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida's Mardi Gras celebration Wednesday afternoon. February 19, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Seniors celebrate Mardi Gras

Bella Vida brought a piece of Louisiana to more than 350 seniors Wednesday at the senior center to celebrate the holiday Mardi Gras, with traditional Louisiana cuisine, music and festivities. …

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