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Animals with names, not numbers 

Blue, a Yorkshire pig, enjoyed a warm sunny Thursday morning by taking a long nap and receiving belly scratches from Farm Sanctuary tour guide Rafaella Epalas.   Named after his bright blue eyes, the now fully grown hoofed mammal won over the heart of a child participating in a Future Farms of America program designed to teach children about animal agriculture.

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Dixon center’s diabetes program receives CDC recognition

News release   Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Inc. announced that its diabetes prevention program has received Full Plus Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control for its National Diabetes Prevention lifestyle

Portrait of Kelly Seidenkranz. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

A glistening example of hope 

Wearing a Lakers jersey on Sunday that was given to her by her cardiologist, Dr. James Lee, and kidney transplant doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Veale, medical marvel and Laker of the

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Clinkunbroomer Memorial Blood Drive set for Jan. 29

News release   The family of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, in partnership with the American Red Cross, presents the Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer Memorial Blood Drive on Jan. 29.

Valencia Hills hosts Anxiety Summit 

Issues related to social anxiety and panic, specific phobias and post-traumatic stress disorders affect about 40 million Americans, according to data from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  And

Participants of the vision board activity quietly focused to intently create their vision board for 2024 at the Valencia Library on Saturday afternoon. Katherine Quezada/ The Signal

Visualizing Success 

Library’s ‘wellness vision board’ session helps participants to look ahead at 2024  The Valencia Library hosted a wellness vision board activity and participants creatively used magazines and other crafting tools

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Church offers 8-week grief recovery program

News release  The First Presbyterian Church of Newhall is offering community members a grief recovery program, scheduled to run for eight consecutive Sundays beginning Feb. 18.  The program’s sessions are

The most popular exercise classes in the US

By Gilbert March  New research has discovered the top 10 most popular exercise classes in the US, with dance taking the top spot.  The research, pulled together by fitness experts