Up close and personal with wildlife in the SCV

By Emily Alvarenga Signal Senior Staff Writer The Santa Clarita Valley is surrounded by open space, meaning its residents are often catching glimpses of some of the natural wildlife that calls its hills and valleys home. However, SCV residents also have the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife through a number of

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Women’s guide to menopause

Menopause is a natural occurrence in a woman’s life. Menopause occurs 12 months after a woman’s last period. It marks the end of the reproductive

Using resistance to reach goals

By Brennon Dixson Signal Staff Writer Science has prompted many changes in the ways people exercise over the years, but residents of the Santa Clarita


A perfect pairing for summer supper

Few moments make summers quite as special as family meals, whether you’re soaking up the sun’s rays on the patio or beating the heat at

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Kids & Family

Help with the journey back to the classroom

Children who have headed back to the classroom this fall are facing unusual challenges as they return to full-time in-person learning this school year. “This

Common questions about assistance dogs

Assistance dogs help people overcome myriad challenges en route to living more independently. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines service animals as dogs that are

Obesity is an issue for many cats and dogs

By Michelle Sathe Signal Contributing Writer Just like with people, American pets are struggling with a preventable epidemic: About 60 percent of cats and 56

Protect pets in hot weather

Warm weather brings many changes. Warm weather can make travel more enjoyable and affords people more time to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors. It’s best


Spotting the Signs: Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 14

Finding the right skilled nursing facility

Humans’ desire to live independently begins in adolescence and continues into older adulthood. Though many seniors can handle the tasks of daily life on their


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

Celebrate Mom With an Afternoon Tea

By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Staff Writer Treat your mother to an exceptional Mother’s Day, by hand crafting a special occasion afternoon tea in her