SCV restaurants in ‘survival mode’ amid everchanging COVID-19 restrictions
Server Tasha Popejoy, center, brings drinks to customers Rosemary Cook, left, and Doug Odom of Valencia as they dine outside Crazy Otto's in Valencia on Thursday, July 02, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

SCV restaurants in ‘survival mode’ amid everchanging COVID-19 restrictions

By Emily Alvarenga and Tammy Murga When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if restaurants would…

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City introduces Eat Local program
24/7 Events is offering ClearSpan Structures that can be customized to fit any space, allowing restaurants to expand services outdoors. Courtesy

City introduces Eat Local program

Some Santa Clarita restaurants can now expand their outdoor service with the city’s Eat Local program, which hopes to encourage more residents to dine locally. This comes after monthslong closures…

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Newhall restaurants join for drive-thru event
FILE PHOTO: Cars park along Main Street in Newhall on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Newhall restaurants join for drive-thru event

In an effort to find creative ways to supply their customers with products amid the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, several Newhall businesses have come together to share their…

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Circle of Hope’s annual Vine2Wine goes virtual
Guests sitting in attendance had the chance to try all-you-can-eat-and-drink samplings while listening to Los Angeles-based guitarist Lance Allyn. Ryan Mancini/The Signal

Circle of Hope’s annual Vine2Wine goes virtual

Circle of Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those fighting cancer in Santa Clarita, is hosting its annual Vine2Wine virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.  While COVID-19 has halted many…

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Local business plans free In-N-Out meal event for those in need

After having been labeled an essential business and being allowed to stay open, Fitucci Custom Cabinets in Valencia has said they want to give back to the community through a…

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#QuarantineCooking inspired by YouTubers
Talking to a few of the virtual chefs who regularly produce videos, a few trends started to appear: All of these cooks enjoy a very particular niche, networking and even friendly competitions and, of course, making good food.

#QuarantineCooking inspired by YouTubers

By Perry Smith Sunday Signal Editor  The Guinness World Record Book once estimated that every minute,  YouTube users upload about three days’ worth of video. With more than 1.3 billion…

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Taking a walk on the wild side
While picking berries in nature can be a fun activity with family and friends, it’s important to make sure you only eat the berries you can identify. Bobby Block/Signal

Taking a walk on the wild side

As lines at Santa Clarita Valley grocery stores grow longer, naturalist Pascal Baudar is spending his time in the fresh air of the Angeles National Forest, foraging for wild plants.…

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Castaic Food Pantry receives donation from Universal
Universal Studios Hollywood donated over 10,000 pounds of fresh food to a variety of organizations, which include the local Help the Children Food Pantry off Castaic Road. Courtesy of Diane Davis.

Castaic Food Pantry receives donation from Universal

Universal Studios Hollywood donated over 10,000 pounds of fresh food to a variety of organizations, which include the local Help the Children Food Pantry off Castaic Road.  Through the organization…

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School Day Cafe serves thousands of free lunches to students
Peter Martinez hands out boxed lunches as part of School Day Cafe's program to give families access to free meals this week. March 18, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

School Day Cafe serves thousands of free lunches to students

Over the past few days, School Day Cafe has fed thousands of students in the Santa Clarita Valley with its free pickup food service, which is currently based at its…

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Castaic Lake Dam Run and Gnome Festival canceled
Gnome seen at "Gnome Island" in Castaic. Signal photo by Ryan Mancini.

Castaic Lake Dam Run and Gnome Festival canceled

Castaic Area Town Council officials announced the cancellation of its Castaic Lake Dam Run and Gnome Festival Wednesday, which was slated for May 2, due to COVID-19 concerns.  “(The Castaic…

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