Cheesecake fans have ancient Greeks to thank for this beloved dessert.

Mother’s Day Desserts

MACKENZIE FILSON  We love our moms and we don’t know about you, our moms really love dessert. And when you really think about it, dessert

One of the most picturesque spots for Mother’s Day brunch is Le Chene French Cuisine on Sierra Highway. Photo Le Chene.

Make it a Memorable Mother’s Day 

By Michele E. Buttelman  In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This year’s celebration

The city of Santa Clarita will host the annual Neighborhood Cleanup on April 29. Register at to participate. Photo city of Santa Clarita.

Celebrate Earth Day April 22 

By Michele E. Buttelman  Every year it seems Earth Day events become larger and more important. Once a fringe, “tree-hugger” celebration, Earth Day has become

Raise your voice and your spirit in this annual holiday tradition at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles that offers fun, cheer and a whole lot of music for the entire family.

Ring in the New Year 2023

By Michele E. Buttelman  The New Year is almost here. Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in SoCal style. This year New Year’s

SCV Holiday Lights

Tours, extravaganzas and super-homes By Jim Walker For many of us, a trip out to view the holiday light displays is a must-do this time

Give Something Different this Year

An experience they’ll always remember  By Jim Walker  Recent psychological research indicates that experiences bring more happiness than possessions do. And so, following that thinking,

Julefest in Solvang features thousands of lights illuminating the Dutch village and hundreds of small Christmas trees outside of local businesses.

California Christmas Towns

By Michele E. Buttelman One moment you’re basking in the sun, frolicking at pool parties and gasping at the cost of your summer air conditioning

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer flyer asking for donations for holiday gift baskets.

Holiday Giving in the SCV

By Michele E. Buttelman  It’s the time of year to count our blessings. For many it’s also the time of year where many people seek

Tiffany Dumas takes a photo of her family during the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Barnyard Lights Your at William S. Hart Regional Park on Saturday, 121821.

Holiday Fun!

By Michele E. Buttelman  It seems as if there aren’t enough days left in the rest of the year to enjoy all the holiday fun

The Thanksgiving Table

By Michele E. Buttelman   Your Thanksgiving table might look slightly different this year. The cost of a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner has increased significantly from

Make Family Birthdays Fun Again

By Michele E. Buttelman  Now that social gatherings have returned to family calendars there are  many opportunities to make family birthday celebrations fun and unique

Michele Makes Easter Brunch

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer I love Easter brunch. It’s a great time to exercise a variety of baking and cooking skill while

The Celebration of Freedom and Hope

By Rabbi Mark Blazer Signal Contributing Writer Spring is in the air, and the celebration of Passover (Pesach), which begins the evening of April 15,

Traditional Irish Favorites

We get it, Ireland — Guinness and potatoes right? Well, not quite. The Irish do love a good helping of potatoes added to any dish,

Ten Thanksgiving fun facts

1. The First Thanksgiving Took Place in 1621 Although there are several accounts as to where the first Thanksgiving celebration took place, the most well-known