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Arts & Culture
Emily Alvarenga

The sounds of Cilience

Though local alternative rock band Cilience came up with their name from a made-up word, they’ve been able to adapt it to encompass the essence

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Art
Emily Alvarenga

Jacket inspires unique artwork, documentary

As Valencia artist Suzanne DeCuir sat with her husband in a stuffy, little hotel room in the Hunan province of China, they began removing layer upon layer of clothing from their newly adopted, 14-month-old daughter Anna.

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News Features
Brennon Dixson

An evening with the stars in the SCV

It may seem like the millions of stars and constellations that light up the night sky are undetectable without the proper equipment, but local astronomy experts say the colorful nebulas and glowing galaxies that span hundreds of miles are detectable with nothing but your eyes and a dark night.

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News Features
Tammy Murga

SCV sees rise in nontraditional pastimes

With 11,000 acres of preserved open space and more than 30 parks across the Santa Clarita Valley, it’s no rarity to find cyclists down bikeways or little leagues running bases at Central Park.

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News Features
Emily Alvarenga

Why some choose pets over parenthood

While some choose to raise pets to see if they can handle bringing up another human life, others view their pets as their children and are going above and beyond to ensure they live their best lives.

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News Features
Dan Watson

Sharing a longtime love

William Lyons III, 80, has been in a love affair for 55 years. His mistress has sensuous lines, a long nose and an ample boot. Lyons’ sweetheart is an award-winning 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Fixed Head Coupe.

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News Features
Brennon Dixson

New generation of SCV authors emerging

Publishing a book is a dream for many adults across the nation, and in the Santa Clarita Valley, two authors are part of a growing generation of younger writers sharing their stories.

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News Features
Matt Fernandez

Tabletop gaming on the rise in the SCV

For those looking for an alternative to their routine of movies, video games and streaming shows, a growing number of Santa Clarita Valley residents are having fun with a more interactive way to bring adventure into their lives: tabletop gaming.

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Food
Emily Alvarenga

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Though temperatures remain high, it’s Sept. 1, which means it’s officially time for the pumpkin-flavored cravings to come out of hibernation — pumpkin spice to begin appearing on menus everywhere.

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News Features
Jim Holt

SCV crime plunges by nearly 24% since last year

Crime in the Santa Clarita Valley — both violent crime, such as assaults, and property crimes, such as burglaries — are down by an unprecedented 24% compared to last year, and the SCV’s top cop points to dedicated deputies and a vigilant community as the reasons for the change.

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News Features
Brennon Dixson

Scientists hope dreams lead to discovery

There might be a lot be a lot we can learn about ourselves from the way we dream — but not in the way we traditionally think of, according to Dr. Alon Avidan, director of UCLA’s Sleep Disorder Center and professor of neurology at UCLA.

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News Features
Matt Fernandez

The magic of making people feel better

Life is full of challenges, and while some might grow bitter after being dealt an especially bad hand, Dovid Rabotnick uses the magic of optimism and actual magic to keep his spirits up and give back to others.

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News Features
Caleb Lunetta

Meet the SCV’s ‘Hotshots’ from Bear Divide

They’re the Bear Divide Hotshots, and a description of their work feels akin to discussing an elite paramilitary unit, due as much to their specialized training as it is to the dangerous and unique nature of their assignments.

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Kids & Family
Emily Alvarenga

Finding loving homes in the SCV

Eleven-year-old Mary traveled to Valencia from Colombia for five weeks this summer. She, like many other 11-year-olds, loves to play outside, write and dance, yet

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News Features
Tammy Murga

Santa Clarita-based Tombot creates robot service dog

“Jennie” is the first prototype for Tombot, a robotic puppy with the hyper-realistic appearance and feel, created by a Santa Clarita-based company that goes by the same name, for individuals facing health adversities such as dementia and autism.

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News Features
Caleb Lunetta

The SCV preps for the next ‘Big One’

Are you ready if the next “big one?” The recent Ridgecrest earthquakes that also shook the Santa Clarita Valley offered painful reminders for some residents of the deadly 1994 Northridge Earthquake, pictured above, which was much closer and devastated the SCV.

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News Features
Caleb Lunetta

Off the SCV’s beaten paths

The true motorbike and off-road riders understand why most bikes and gear shops tend to be closed on Sundays on Mondays. “Our industry has always

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News Features
Signal Contributor

Voicing his full potential

By Nathanael Rodriguez, Sunday Signal Contributor Brian Hull stood behind the recording microphone. His mouth stretched wide, his lips and teeth forming a thin line.

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News Features
Jim Holt

Checking up on your child’s care

espite recent controversy in the news involving daycare locations in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond, there are numerous safe local options. Parents searching for

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