Our Story

Founded in 1919 as a community newspaper serving the Santa Clarita Valley in northern Los Angeles County, The Signal is a thriving multimedia corporation offering some 280,000 residents a daily local newspaper, monthly and periodic topical magazines and the go-to website for local news and information.

The Santa Clarita Valley is an upscale suburban, mostly planned community ranked among the six wealthiest cities in the state of California, according to a census-based survey conducted by a national business journal. With more than 80 percent of its residential population made up of families, the Santa Clarita Valley is among the fastest-growing regions in Southern California and among the safest communities in the United States.

The Signal’s award-winning newspaper covers local news, sports and community activities throughout the Santa Clarita Valley including Newhall, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Val Verde and Agua Dulce.

In 2011 The Signal won first-place honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for newspapers throughout California in its circulation category for local news coverage, special sections, investigative news reporting, feature writing, environmental/agricultural reporting and writing.

Its sports section is regularly singled out for distinction. In 2009 and 2010, The Signal has won individual and section awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for writing and special sections.

The Signal’s website, which received a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association in 2010, is the most-visited website in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The Signal’s acclaimed special sections include the weekly ConnectSCV arts, entertainment and dining guide, the monthly Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal and Santa Clarita Valley Parent Times; bimonthly Health & Wellness and numerous yearly publications including Welcome, Progress, “How to” and the “Best of the Santa Clarita Valley.”

We at The Signal look ahead to another 100-plus years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley as the community continues growing to a projected 2025 population of 350,000.