Beware the Dark Realm opening night
Beware the Dark Realm, an award-winning haunted house, transforms a Santa Clarita home into a terrifying medieval castle Saturday night while raising funds for the Child & Family Center. October 12, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Beware the Dark Realm opening night

Visitors lined up outside the award-winning Beware the Dark Realm attraction, a house haunt riddled with eerie scenery and jump scares, Saturday night for a scary and exhilarating experience. Beware…

Author treats kids to reading of book
Scarlett and Samuel read "Meet Miss Patootie" with Mary-Baxter Jordan and her daughter Lauren Jordan who is dressed as the titular character in Baxter's book at Old Town Newhall Library. Michele Lutes/The Signal

Author treats kids to reading of book

An adorable, brave, scared and confident character brought smiles to children’s faces this Halloween season. “Meet Miss Patootie,” a children’s Halloween picture book written and illustrated by Santa Clarita resident Mary Baxter-Jordan, brought a fun tradition to many families and schools during the month of October.

29th Annual Haunted Jailhouse Serves Up Family Fun and New Dollhouse Maze
Young Trick or Treaters interact with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad at the SCV Sheriff's Station Haunted Jailhouse Sunday afternoon. Cory Rubin/The Signal

29th Annual Haunted Jailhouse Serves Up Family Fun and New Dollhouse Maze

Dressed as superheroes, animals, a claw machine and everything in between, people gathered at the Haunted Jailhouse, hosted by the sheriff’s station and the Santa Clarita Boys & Girls Club, to celebrate the Halloween season with trick-or-treating, games, photo booths, food, costume contests, a petting zoo and a dollhouse-themed haunted maze.

Canyon Country resident spearheads petition to move Halloween to last weekend in October
Even the T-Rex found love at the Halloween extravaganza on the streets in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Canyon Country resident spearheads petition to move Halloween to last weekend in October

A Canyon Country resident is leading a campaign to move Halloween from whichever day of the week to land on Oct. 31 and turn it into a weekend holiday.

Scott Sivley’s Saugus haunt draws frightened visitors from around the world
Scott Sivley with severed heads and characters that will be on display inside the Beware the Dark Realm, haunted house in Saugus on Saturday, Septembers 29, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson)

Scott Sivley’s Saugus haunt draws frightened visitors from around the world

Most children love Halloween. It’s a time to hang out with friends in fun costumes, get free candy and stay up late. Scott Sivley, of Saugus, was no exception. Born…

Sheriff’s Station shares tips for fun, safe trick-or-treating trips
Local magician Brian Hoffman performs onstage before a large crowd at the Haunted Jailhouse on Sunday. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Sheriff’s Station shares tips for fun, safe trick-or-treating trips

This Halloween season, children in the Santa Clarita Valley will focus their attention towards costumes and candy, and according to Sheriff's Department officials, parents should, as well. On Halloween, it's…

Churches host Halloween outreach: Friendly-family focus for annual holiday events
Fairy Princes Samantha Jackson hands out candy to The Mad Hatter, Braden Worsley, 5, and his friends at the 3rd annual Trunk or Treat held at NorthPark Community Church in Valencia in 2016 Dan Watson/The Signal

Churches host Halloween outreach: Friendly-family focus for annual holiday events

Local churches are celebrating the Halloween season with festivals, “trunk or treats” and other events throughout the month of October.

Meeting ‘Miss Patootie’ : Santa Clarita resident writes, illustrates children’s Halloween book
Author and Santa Clarita resident Mary Baxter-Jordan wrote and illustrated the children's Halloween picture book "Meet Miss Patootie." Courtesy photo.

Meeting ‘Miss Patootie’ : Santa Clarita resident writes, illustrates children’s Halloween book

“Under her hat she’ll leave a trick or a treat for 31 days until her task is complete,” reads “Meet Miss Patootie,” a children’s Halloween picture book, written and illustrated by Santa Clarita resident Mary Baxter-Jordan.

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