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New drought restrictions in the Santa Clarita Valley discourage this type of inefficient and wasteful watering. Plants prefer being watered at root level. Avoid getting leaves wet as it can cause sunscald.

Water Wise Summer Gardening

By Michele E. Buttelman   The drought is back and new water restrictions threaten to put the “heat” on your summer garden. How can you help

The Local Group Astronomy Club arrives early to set up telescopes for night viewing at Chuchupate in Lockwood Valley.

School’s Out Family Fun

By Michele E. Buttelman  It seems like only yesterday that children were at home taking classes on a computer at the kitchen table and the

Photo courtesy of Aprill Benthamian.

The Number one Summer Diet

Cinch your waistline with this eating plan that incorporates all of your favorite healthy eats—plus wine!  By Aprill Benthamian  Contributing Writer, Not This, But That 

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History of Memorial Day: Red Poppies

By Leon Worster  In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:  We cherish too, the Poppy red

Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

California Surfing Road Trip

By Michele E. Buttelman  Nothing speaks to the soul of a true Californian than the beach and the surfing culture it has spawned. From La

Organic gardens can provide healthy, safe produce without chemicals or pesticides.

Join the Organic Gardening Movement

By Michele E. Buttelman  Is veggie gardening in the Santa Clarita Valley challenging? It can be, but it’s also rewarding. Despite droughts and blazing temperatures

A watermelon costume contest is one of the fun events at the annual California Watermelon Festival.

California Fun in the Sun

By Michele E. Buttelman  The sun is shining and events, festivals and fairs in California are back on the calendar. It’s time to plan for

Photo courtesy City of Santa Clarita.

Biking Santa Clarita

Miles and miles of routes for every level of rider  By Jim Walker  Santa Clarita is most definitely a bike-friendly city, and this was by

The dragon roll at O Sushi in Santa Clarita.

SoCal California Sushi Tour

By Michele E. Buttelman  California has long been the leader of innovation in entertainment, popular culture and other areas of American life. Sushi is no

Photo courtesy Jim Walker.

Ventura Harbor Village

Escape the heat and catch the fun  By Jim Walker  When your thoughts turn toward a cool seaside escape, and they will, soon enough, you

Regional Festivals & Fun

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Despite the cancellation of the 2022 California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, a favorite destination of many Santa Clarita