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Olesea Makarets holds up a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

A life-changing shoebox 

Woman who grew up in a small Moldova village shares her experience with Operation Christmas Child  Olesea Makarets, who grew up in a small village in Moldova in the 1990s, received a shoebox that changed her life when she was 5 years old in 1997.  “I received a shoebox in 1997 when I was 5 years old, and receiving that

The Taylor Trail. Photo courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita.

City launches 2023 Hiking Challenge

News release   It’s fall, which means the city of Santa Clarita’s Hiking Challenge is back.   Going into its second year, the city of

Press release

Church to host mental health presentations

News release  First Presbyterian Church of Newhall is holding a series of monthly educational presentations on mental health issues facing the Santa Clarita community.