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Local church group aims to lift the impoverished

News release   Poverty still lives well in the 21st century.  “We want to help poor families, one family at a time, get their own home to live in and raise their family,” said Jana Thatch, co-elder on the Missions Committee for First Presbyterian Church of Newhall. “We want to uplift families out of poverty. Their own home is the first step.”  First Pres

Community invited to menorah lighting

Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to join the Hanukkah celebration at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Sunday. The annual tradition brings the community together

Reader poem: ‘Giving over to Him’

By Michael Finch Valencia resident  I drift in the slowness of a dying day  my face turns to the winds,  carrying through the maples and mulberries,  of the sweet

SCV celebrates another COVID-19 Easter

Sunday marked the second Easter of the pandemic, and though many churches have resumed services, most of the typical weekend celebrations were canceled. Even so,

Seniors receive Passover meal

In celebration of Passover, 90 seniors in the Santa Clarita Valley were delivered meals Friday. Sheila and Scott Petri and their kids Sam, 13, and

SCV Jewish community plans for Passover

Leaders of the Santa Clarita Valley Jewish community have said their congregants are always excited to celebrate Passover, but also noted this year’s March 27 celebration will have particularly

SCV celebrates Purim in Newhall Park

Socially distanced families gathered in Newhall Park on Friday to celebrate Purim, the Jewish holiday that marks the liberation of the Israelites from Persian rule.