Ten Healthy Aging Tips for Older Americans

By Sandy Silverstein As part of Older Americans Month this Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering 10 steps for healthy aging so that older adults can be proactive about their brain health.  “As we honor and celebrate the older adults who are a vital, vibrant part of our communities during National Older

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Exercise is essential to your physical and mental health. Just can’t get to the gym? No problem: start off by going for a family walk, taking the stairs at work or parking a little farther away from store entrances.

Ten Doctor-Recommended Healthcare Tips 

We’re five months into the new year and you may still be thinking about those health and wellness resolutions. That’s okay. It is never too late to start!  Have you

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Ten Healthy Aging Tips for Older Americans

By Sandy Silverstein As part of Older Americans Month this Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering 10 steps for healthy aging so that older adults can be

The Pantone 2024 color of the year is Peach Fizz. Pantone says “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and soul.” Photo courtesy of Adobe.

2024 Trends in Home Decorating

With inflation raging and uncertainty ahead, the trends for home decorating in 2024 emphasize comfort and warmth, as well as recycle, renew, reuse.   The post-pandemic euphoria of being able to

Looking Forward to Summer Film, Streaming, TV

Lingering effects from the Writer’s Guild and Screen Actors Guild strikes still stalk movie theaters, as well as television and streaming production.  However, there are a few bright spots on

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Enjoy One Story One City Throughout March

By Ken Striplin Santa Clarita City Manager March 1 kicked off the Santa Clarita Public Library’s much-anticipated One Story One City Program. The 2022 program invites residents to read and

Health & Fitness

Ten Healthy Aging Tips for Older Americans

By Sandy Silverstein As part of Older Americans Month this Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering 10 steps for healthy aging so that older adults can be

Entertainment

Looking Forward to Summer Film, Streaming, TV

Lingering effects from the Writer’s Guild and Screen Actors Guild strikes still stalk movie theaters, as well as television and streaming production.  However, there are a few bright spots on

There will be lots of fun at the Los Angeles County Fair.

May the fun be with YOU! 

May is nearly here and so are many of our favorite May celebrations including Stars Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo.  Stars Wars Day is celebrated on May 4. The

Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in Griffith Park served as his workshop where he built miniatures and model trains. Disney’s tools and handcrafted work benches are on display as well as trains of all scales. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn.

Unusual Museums You May Have Never Visited

You’ve probably visited The Getty, The Broad and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, but have you seen Walt’s Barn?  Los Angeles has hundreds of museums, but you

Make reservations now at the most popular spots for Mother’s Day dining, including brunch, lunch or dinner, in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Mother’s Day in the Santa Clarita Valley

If you are a server in a local restaurant, you know the most dreaded day in the restaurant business is fast approaching, Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.   A National Restaurant

There will be lots of fun at the Los Angeles County Fair.

May the fun be with YOU! 

May is nearly here and so are many of our favorite May celebrations including Stars Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo.  Stars Wars Day is celebrated on May 4. The

Home & Garden

The Pantone 2024 color of the year is Peach Fizz. Pantone says “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and soul.” Photo courtesy of Adobe.

2024 Trends in Home Decorating

With inflation raging and uncertainty ahead, the trends for home decorating in 2024 emphasize comfort and warmth, as well as recycle, renew, reuse.   The post-pandemic euphoria of being able to

Years of unceasing drought brought many a perennial flower garden to its knees in the Santa Clarita Valley. But the past few years of bountiful rain makes one’s gardening heart flutter with possibilities.

Now is the time to plant those summer flowers

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. Years of unceasing drought brought many a perennial flower garden to its knees in the Santa Clarita Valley. But the

Widespread superblooms do not occur annually, they are a rare phenomenon that usually happen only once every 10 to 15 years.

California’s Wonderful Wildflower Trails

A combination of several atmospheric rivers and Hurricane Hilary made 2023 one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history receiving 141% of its average annual rainfall. With the rain

Kids & Family

Historical reenactors from left, Ralph Castor, Joe Riddle, Dave Kanawah and Dan Cervantes dressed in Texas style Cowboy regalia sit around a period correct camp site at The 2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival held at William S. Hart Park in Newhall on Saturday. Dan Watson/The Signal

The Cowboy Festival is Back!

The grounds of William S. Hart Regional Park in Old Town Newhall will again embrace the yee haws! and yahoos! of the annual Cowboy Festival on Saturday, April 20 and

Attendees drive around and record the decorations at Wakefield Winter Wonderland on Wednsday, Dec. 6. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

Lighting up Santa Clarita

A look at some of the most popular holiday lights displays in the SCV  By Selvin Ramirez For The Signal  The days after Thanksgiving, or even the day after Halloween, families

Howl-o-ween 

Get Your Pet Ready  Dressing up for Halloween is one of the more enjoyable ways to celebrate the spooky season. It’s not uncommon for people to be planning their costumes

What to Look for When Considering a New Dog 

Dogs have been faithful companions to humans for hundreds of years. Dog owners know their canine companions can be friendly, affectionate and entertaining. Dogs also are quite intelligent and can

Seniors

Linda Crawford dances during a hoedown hosted at the SCV Senior Center in Newhall. Signal file photo.

Your SCV Senior Center

The “new” Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Bella Vida will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April.  The center, which serves more than 15,000 SCV seniors annually offers a range of

Holiday

Whether you’re seeking serenity on sun-kissed beaches or cultural immersion and adventures in exotic locales, planning a stay full of memories is an integral part of the overall experience.

Planning the perfect summer vacation in 2024

Research reveals a fascinating truth: The anticipation of a vacation can boost your happiness, perhaps even as much as the vacation itself.  Whether you’re seeking serenity on sun-kissed beaches or

Moms who need a break during or after a long day (like Mother’s Day), may find such breaks restful and reenergizing. Photo courtesy of Adobe.

Sometimes, moms need a time-out

Are you still looking for a way to spice up Mother’s Day? How about a time-out? “What?” you say.  Time-outs may be torturous for young children eager to get up

Make reservations now at the most popular spots for Mother’s Day dining, including brunch, lunch or dinner, in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Mother’s Day in the Santa Clarita Valley

If you are a server in a local restaurant, you know the most dreaded day in the restaurant business is fast approaching, Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.   A National Restaurant