Sunday Signal

SCV RESIDENT PROFILES

Business
Emily Alvarenga

Big dreams in Sand Canyon

With the formation of successful startup companies, foundations and leadership centers throughout his career, Steve Kim is no stranger to business ventures.

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Making a name for themselves in SCV

Hollywood is just a stone’s throw (and a good hour in moderate traffic) away from Santa Clarita, and the town has often made appearances on the big screen. Actors are often spotted around town, but some of Awesome’s own young residents are making names for themselves in Tinseltown.

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Community
Emily Alvarenga

Caring for our caregivers

Whether taking care of a parent, spouse, child, friend or neighbor, being a caregiver can take a toll. Carletta Cole knows this from experience as

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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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Profile
Michele Buttelman

Merry Graham, SCV’s winning chef

After years of competitive cooking, Merry Graham of Newhall may just be ready to hang up her apron. The Santa Clarita Valley’s most accomplished amateur chef estimates she has won more than $150,000 in cash and prizes during the past decade.

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Profile
Michele Buttelman

Profile: Jason Crawford

Jason Crawford, City of Santa Clarita planning, marketing and economic development manager, is living proof that best-laid plans can often go strangely, yet perfectly, awry.

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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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Profile
Michele Buttelman

Carrie and Manuel Lujan

Santa Clarita Public Information Officer Carrie Lujan recently had an interesting day at work. Lujan was called to the scene of a wayward bear in

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Profile
Perry Smith

A voice for the innocent

Advocate. Father. Husband. Veteran. Survivor. A number of titles apply to Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami, who lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and

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Profile
Michele Buttelman

Scott and Vanessa Wilk

Scott and Vanessa Wilk were born on opposite sides of the country, unlikely to ever meet — but foreshadowing of their future selves, it was

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Featured News - Website
Michele Buttelman

Earth Girls Are Easy

From Texas to the SCV Poore, a native of Texarkana, Texas, moved to Los Angeles in 1978. He started his music career playing piano bar

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