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American Restaurant

Barbecue

Newhall Refinery

Rattler’s Bar B Que

Banquet Facility

Breakfast

TPC Valencia

Egg Plantation

Bar

Brewery

Newhall Refinery

Wolf Creek

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Brunch

Italian Restaurant

Egg Plantation

Piccola Trattoria

Burger

Live Theatre

In-N-Out Burger

Canyon Theatre Guild

Cake & Desserts

Mediterranean Restaurant

Nothing Bundt Cake

Persia Restaurant

Catering

Mexican Restaurant

StoneFire Grill

La Cocina

Chef

Pizza

Dustin Boole

Toppers Pizza

Chinese Restaurant

Romantic Restaurant

Grand Panda

Le Chene

Deli

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Maria’s Italian Deli

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Family Entertainment

Seafood Restaurant

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Bonefish Grill

Family Restaurant

Social / Country Club

Toppers Pizza

The Paseo Club of Valencia

Fast Food

Sports Bar

In-N-Out Burger

Schooners Patio Grille

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Larsen’s Steakhouse

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Eat Real Cafe

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hy is it so hard to find delicious healthy food? Why is it that the majority of foods offered are doused in grease and being cooked with so many things that are bad for us? Is it possible to cook amazing food and not have to be afraid of consuming 3000 calories a seating? Is it just too much to ask for? In November of 2013, Eat Real Café opened its doors and set out to provide a quick-service stop for healthy food and drinks. Our focus is to be transparent about every item that makes up the range of foods we offer. Everything from the type of flour we use to the origins of how our fruits and vegetables are being harvested. We don’t use Hydrogenated oils, we don’t offer anything with corn syrup, and our produce comes from reputable farmers that have been certified USDA organic. We are making sure that Eat Real Café offers food that will propel the human body without ever compromising taste. We feel that you should just “EAT REAL.”

Thank you SCV for voting us Best Brewery Once Again

Eat Real has two SCV locations.

Eat Real Cafe Newhall 23414 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 (661) 254-2237

Eat Real Cafe Valencia 27530 Newhall Ranch Rd. Valencia, CA 91355 (661) 888-1329

Wolf Creek Brewery 25108 Rye Canyon Loop Valencia, CA 91355

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Wolf Creek Restaurant 27746 N. Mc Bean Pkwy. (McBean and Decoro)

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xperience exquisite cuisine coupled with panoramic views of the Santa Clarita Valley at The Oaks Grille. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that rival the finest restaurants, The Oaks Grille provides the perfect atmosphere for dining casually with family, friends and entertaining clients while providing the highest levels of service excellence. Guests at The Oaks Grille enjoy a variety of special events throughout the year including holiday brunches, live entertainment, wine tasting and pairing events, and much more. Dine on a gourmet menu featuring a balance of traditional Club favorites with more adventurous offerings prepared with the freshest ingredients to ensure a delicious and exciting experience for our guests with each visit. Our Award-Winning Executive Chef, Peyton Poulsen, introduces new menus every few months to highlight the season’s best offerings in addition to the gourmet creations that are featured year round. In addition to the dining experience, The Oaks Grille is available for hosting holiday celebrations, corporate and private parties, weddings, receptions and meetings. Event guests experience the same high level of service excellence and fully customized gourmet cuisine amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the TPC Valencia. Our event services staff has been recognized as the best in the Santa Clarita Valley by The Signal “Best of Banquet Facilities” and The Knot “Best of Weddings” award for the fourth consecutive year. The Oaks Grille is located at 26550 Heritage View Lane in the Clubhouse of the TPC Valencia. For more information please visit oaksgrilletpc.com or call 661.288.1995. A publication of The Signal · 2016


A sincere thank you to all our amazing guests for voting us BEST Breakfast & Brunch in the SCV. See you soon. ~ Simon, Shannon & The EP Crew

OPEN DAILY – 6 AM - 2 PM

24415 Walnut Street, Newhall www.eggplantation.com • (661) 255-8222

Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for voting us Best American Restaurant and Best Bar in SCV. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! – Simon, Shannon & Newhall Refinery Crew

24258 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321

661.388.4477 • www.newhallrefinery.com HOURS: Tues-Thurs 11am - 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 9pm

Now booking holiday parties

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Santa Clarita Voted “Best Banquet Facility”

You are invited to experience what makes The Oaks Grille the “Best of” winner for banquets in the Santa Clarita Valley. Whether enjoying the gourmet fare for a quiet family dinner or a special celebration, The Oaks Grille culinary team will highlight the freshest, most seasonal ingredients to ensure a delicious and exciting experience for our guests with each visit.

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT THIS AWARD-WINNING VENUE For More Information Please Visit oaksgrilletpc.com or Call 661.288.1995

26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia, CA 91381 Located off Valencia Blvd West of I-5

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT STONEFIRE Grill

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ince 2000, STONEFIRE has been committed to the highest quality food, exceptional service with a smile and an overall sense of family that brings the entire community together. Our lives are busy, but a good meal should never be sacrificed. Save time in the kitchen and spend it with those closest to you; let us take care of the rest! Our expansive menu is highlighted by a variety of mesquite-grilled entrées, 16 market-fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and pizza, pasta and more! At STONEFIRE, there’s something for everyone, whether you share familystyle or order a quick meal for yourself. We make real, simple and delicious food every day in a big kitchen because it’s what we LOVE to do. The warmth of good food and shared conversation is here for you when you’re ready.

23710 Valencia Blvd. (Corner of Magic Mtn Pkwy) 18417 Soledad Canyon Rd. (Near Sierra Highway)

We are proud that you voted Toppers as:

• BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT • BEST PIZZA Our sincere THANKS!

Join us for lunch!

Dine In. Takeout. Catering. 855-SFG-TOGO As a family of 11, our dinner table was always filled with large plates, simply and lovingly prepared with both taste and budget in mind. Our restaurants come from our own family to yours; they are a tribute to our mother for the meals and memories alike. Let the fire spread from our kitchen to your heart. Sincerely, Mary Harrigan and The STONEFIRE Family

Toppers Quick Lunch

Lunch-size Pizza with 2 toppings & one trip to our fresh Salad Bar Served daily 11:00am - 3:00pm

Call (661)222•7888

Or Order Online:www.ToppersPizzaPlace.com Fast delivery! • Limited delivery area & menu

We’re honored. Since 1948, we’ve been committed to making great-tasting, made-to-order burgers, fries, and shakes for our guests. It’s all part of our dedication to quality, freshness, and service.

Dine•In

Take•Out

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Award Winning Pizza

Your Choice of Sauces & Many Fresh Toppings!

Thanks for thinking so highly of us. We look forward to serving you again. For location information, call toll-free at 1-800-786-1000 or visit us online at In-N-Out.com

©2016 In-N-Out Burgers

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Recent Awards:

• “Best Pizza” SCV Signal Best Of SCV 2014, 2015 & 2016 • Winner: “Best Pizza” Ventura County Star Readers’ Poll 17 years in a row! 2000 thru 2016 • “Best Salad” 2015 • 1st Place: “Best Pizza” Ventura Co Reporter Best of Ventura County 9 years in a row! 2008 thru 2016

Toppers is locally owned & is not a franchise. We are proud to be a part of the community we serve.

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(661) 297-4546

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La Cocina Bar & Grill

28076 Bouquet Canyon Rd.

(661) 513-0142

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Topper’s Pizza

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oppers Pizza Place is family owned and operated and we promise to work diligently to provide you with high quality food and excellent service in a clean, family-friendly atmosphere. Our menu is simple and fresh. We feature a salad bar, sandwiches, ovenbaked pasta, many craft beers on tap, house made Pizza Cookies, and of course, pizza. We make our dough, grate our California cheese, make our sauces, slice our meats and chop our vegetables every day to ensure that the freshest and highest quality ingredients go into every order. Looking for a change of pace for lunch? Come to Toppers for a “Quick Lunch” which includes a lunch-sized pizza with 2 toppings and a small salad bar for a very reasonable price, served quickly so you can be on your way. We offer dine-in, take-out, and delivery service. Our dining rooms can accommodate anything from cozy seating for 2, to larger groups or teams, or visit our outdoor pet-friendly patios. We have 90” televisions for sports fans. We are proud to be part of the community. We would love to help your school or non-profit organization raise money by hosting a “Toppers Pizza Night” fundraiser at our restaurant. Thank you for the honoring us with the title “Best Pizza” for the third year in a row, and “Best Family Restaurant.”

Jersey Mike’s

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t Jersey Mike’s, we carefully consider every aspect of what we do – every slice, every sandwich, every store – we provide our customers with sustenance and substance too. Here’s how we do it: Red wine vinegar and an olive oil blend. It’s how a Jersey Mike’s sub gets its exquisite zing. It’s how bites get boosted, and a great sub becomes an even better one. The Juice adds that certain something extra. An exclamation. The kind of exclamation... you can eat. Our produce is grown, packed and shipped locally (where available), and then handled with the utmost care at our stores. When you eat one of our subs Mike’s Way, you can be certain that your veggies were prepped by hand earlier that day for the highest level of freshness and flavor. When it comes to quality, refusing to compromise has been an important part of our heritage. It’s why we choose only the leanest, tastiest cuts of meats and fine, aged cheeses. Slicing meats and cheeses right in front of you is not only the tastiest way to make a sub sandwich – it’s the only authentic way. Same goes with fresh grilling cheese steaks. At Jersey Mike’s, we would have it no other way. Authentic Jersey bread is the foundation of a sub above. We bake our bread fresh in our stores every day. Traditional white and whole wheat. It’s the only way to have a truly authentic Jersey Mike’s sub. Jersey Mikes has 5 locations in the SCV to serve you. For the nearest location go to www.jerseymikes.com/locations.

Join Us

Thank you for voting us Best Health Food in SCV!

For Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm

Newhall

23414 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321

Valencia

27530 Newhall Ranch Rd Valencia, CA 91355

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Love Sushi

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ove Sushi features all the items you crave from great sushi restaurants. Our menu includes a huge selection of sushi, sashimi and hand rolls. Combo plates are also available including Chicken, Beef, Salmon and more. If sushi isn’t what you are looking for Love Sushi also has a wonderful selection of Dinner combos. From Chicken and Beef Teriyaki to Spicy Pork and Shrimp with tempura…Love Sushi has it all. We also have delicious Japanese Ramen and a great selection of soups and noodle dishes.

Here’s what some of our customers have said about Love Sushi: “Have loved this place and has been my favorite since 1st visit in 2006. Price, freshness, flavor and portion size have been unbeatable”. “The only sushi place I love!! Food is amazing!!” “We love Love Sushi!!! Everything is always fresh and the staff is very friendly!” Love Sushi is located at 24130 Lyons Ave, Newhall, CA 91321 Phone: (661) 255-6823 Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Love SUSHI on Lyons Thank you for voting us Best Sushi Restaurant in SCV!

Happy Hours Mon-Fri 3-6PM

(661) 255-6823 “This place has the best spicy tuna on crispy rice.” - Eric Z. 2016 · A publication of The Signal

24130 Lyons Ave Newhall, CA 91321

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT La Cocina

Maria’s Italian

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a Cocina Bar and Grill has again been voted Santa Clarita’s best Mexican restaurant. La Cocina Bar and Grill started in 1994 with our Seco Canyon location. Our second restaurant opened in 2006 on Bouquet Canyon Road. We are also proud to announce our newest location at 19915 Golden Valley Road. All three of our locations are family owned and operated. In addition to our incredible selection of food, we are well known for our Cadillac Margaritas. Our menu includes classic fare such as Tacos, Burritos, Chile Rellenos, Tamales, Tostadas and Fajitas. We also have a great selection of fish specialties including Arroz con Camarones which is jumbo shrimp cooked in a zesty sauce and topped with rice and vegetables. So delicious. All of our locations are open seven days a week. Our hours are: Monday thru Thursday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

28022 Seco Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (661) 297-4546

28076 Bouquet Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA 91350 (661) 513-0142

Our newest location: 19915 Golden Valley Road Santa Clarita, CA 91321 661-250-7141

Since 1973

Deli • Market • Pizza 661-259-6261 www.MariasDeliServiceSCV.com 22620 Lyons Ave. Newhall (Old Town Newhall)

Let us cater your party or event!

Voted Best Italian Deli (Imported Foods Daily News & The Signal)

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Thank you for voting us the Best Romantic Restaurant!

36+ years, serving locals.

No need to travel to France to dine in a country inn by the side of the road.

12625 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 (661) 251-4315 | lechene.com

2016

Let us cook for your family tonight! • Poke’ Bowls • Fish & Chips • Teriyaki Chicken • Salmon Bowl

• Chilean Sea Bass Salad • Fish Tacos • Sushi (without the roll)

Open 11am to 9pm, Friday’s until 10pm 28104 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355 295 3474 | fishtailgrill.com | Large take-out menu 18 · Best Of

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HOME & GARDEN Appliance Store Pacific Sales

Electrical Contractor Saufley Electric

Pool & Spa Supplies Mac’s Pool & Spa Supply

Carpet / Flooring Store Carpet Clearance Custom Flooring

Furniture Store Consumers Furniture

Pool Services Dr. H2O Village West

Glass & Mirror Preferred Glass & Windows

Roofing Contractor Green Convergence

Landscaping NV Landscape

Solar Installer Sunpower by Green Convergence

Mattress Store A Royal Suite

Synthetic Lawns / Putting Greens Mike’s Affordable Turf

Pest Control DEADicated Pest

Window Cleaning See Spot Go! Window Cleaning

Plumber Hey’s Plumbing

Window Company Preferred Glass & Windows

Carpet Cleaning Truly Dry Cleaning Company (Residential) CBC Cleaning & Restoration Contractor/ Remodeler Century West Construction Air & Heating Service Nicholas Aire Systems

Door Company Preferred Glass & Windows

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Thank you for voting us Best Solar Installer and Roofing Contractor in the SCV 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016!

(661) 294-9999 28490 Westinghouse Pl Ste 160 Valencia, CA 91355 greenconvergence.com

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“Why use the rest…? When you can use the best!”

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hank you to our fellow Santa Clarita Valley residents for voting us “Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company” for the fifth year in a row! Your support and votes only solidify our commitment in providing the best product, as well as maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction – our number one goal. We are very honored and proud to receive this award again. CEO Nicholas Frank has been working in the HVAC field for over 35 years with an active license since 1982. Our technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified. This certificate holds a high level of standard. These certified technicians are skilled professionals who have proven their knowledge in the HVAC/R (refrigeration) industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests in installation and service. The tests represent real working knowledge of HVAC/R systems and are designed to demonstrate competency in specific areas of knowledge. With a background this solid, you can be sure we will do the job right! As a family owned and operated business we strive to give the best possible customer service. We understand that customer service is the most crucial part of any successful business, and we

are unwavering in our efforts to exceed your expectations. We want you to feel that you are part of our family and not just another number. After we install an HVAC system, we leave your home in the condition it was before we arrived. It may be a construction zone, but it will not look that way when we leave. When it’s unbearably hot or bone chilling cold, we want you to feel comfortable, and be comfortable too. We will even go out on emergency calls when the temperatures are extreme, so you don’t have to suffer. In addition to comfort, we also educate our customers about HVAC, so they make the best decisions to fit their needs. We offer custom solutions to help keep you relaxed while maintaining affordability year round. It’s as simple as that – we care! Referrals from satisfied customers make up a large part of our business, and we are grateful for each of them. We are proud to have served our community for the last 23 years, and look forward to many more. Thank you Santa Clarita! “Why use the rest…? When you can use the best!” For more information, please contact us, 661-297-8058

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bill. Not only is the panel you choose important, but who installs your solar is just as important. Because of our decades in roofing and electrical contracting and licensing, we provide a low-profile racking system, a 50-year warranty on your roof under the solar array, and no ugly conduit running alongside your home. This means that your roof will last just as long as the life of your solar system – and will be an installation you will boast about. We not only have been trusted locally by Santa Clarita, but we have also been trusted globally. In 2013, Green Convergence was recognized as SunPower’s first Master Dealer, selected out of hundreds of dealers world-wide. At SunPower by Green Convergence, we are proud to bring world-class to your home.

Call us today at 661-294-9999, go to our website at greenconvergence.com, or visit us at one of our Solar Design Centers in Valencia, CA

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eys Plumbing would like to thank everyone whom voted us Santa Clarita’s number one plumbing company. Heys Plumbing is family owned and operated and we live right here in Santa Clarita. We take great pride in serving the Santa Clarita Valley with all their residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing needs. Our reputation is based on over 30 years of quality service you can always depend on. We offer 2417 emergency service 365 days a year. Every member of our team is dedicated to giving you the best service and the highest quality of work. Our experienced technicians and state of the art equipment ensure that all of your plumbing needs will be met. Heys Plumbing is the solution to your problems. We know that your home is your most valuable possession, so when it comes to a plumbing repair, replacement, remodel, or re-pipe, Heys Plumbing uses only the best equipment on your home. Heys Plumbing has an expert team specializing in residential re-piping. Our Skilled and highly trained technicians are able to pinpoint the problem without giving you the run around; including electronic leak detection, line location, and video camera inspection. Contact our professional and competent office staff for an

appointment for service or a free estimate on your re-pipe or remodel projects. We are available to handle all your plumbing needs from a kitchen sink stoppage to a main water line break. When it comes to commercial properties, Heys Plumbing is especially experienced in the special needs of apartment complexes, restaurants, and other commercial buildings as well as the sensitive needs of management companies. Whether your problem is a slab leak, main line stoppage, boiler problem or simply a leaking faucet our team of professionals can do it all. We use the most advanced leak detection equipment, line location equipment and video camera equipment. We even do back flow testing and repair, as well as trailer mounted high-pressure hydro jetting of drain lines. We know that your business, your employees, and your clients are your biggest concern, and our service reflects that. We are long standing members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Industrial Association and are actively involved in many community events. We take great pride in our reputation with these organizations. We give back to the community through various non-profit organizations and groups that provide services back to our city.

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onsumers Furniture Gallery is a family owned business located in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley. For the past 38 years, we pride

ourselves on offering quality name brand furniture at unbeatable prices. We carry a huge selection of dining and bedroom furniture in the latest styles and designs. We also have the largest collection of sofas and sectionals in the Santa Clarita Valley. You can choose your style, fabrics, and colors or have one of our experts design it for you. Our 100% top grain leather gallery offers hundreds of styles and colors, all made in the USA (made in Chino not China). One benefit of leather furniture is that it grows softer and more beautiful over time and will not show the wear that upholstery does.

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50 beds to help you find the one to give you the perfect night’s sleep. Consumers Furniture Gallery will help your family design your dream home.

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hanks again Signal readers and viewers for voting us Best Carpet Cleaning Company in the Santa Clarita Valley 3 years in a row! We truly appreciate our Customers and look forward to meeting those considering becoming our Customers. TRULY DRY Carpet Cleaning specializes in VLM (Very Low Moisture) carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning. We use the HOST® system that cleans both residential and commercial carpet more thoroughly and safely than hot water or steam methods. Because Truly Dry uses no water in their process, it is a great way to help conserve. And, since HOST® is a dry cleaning system using sponges made from a natural organic fiber, you can walk on the carpet immediately after cleaning – meaning zero downtime! Our goal is your complete satisfaction. You value where you spend your money; we

value that you are choosing to spend it with us. Our rates are very competitive with no hidden fees or unexpected costs. Since the process is dry, you really don’t need to move your furniture. Truly Dry offers a maintenance program that can be customized to your needs. Planned maintenance helps prevent major build up, extends carpet/floor life, is cost effective, and adds value to your home. Random cleaning can be reactive, costly, and leads to premature ware. We strive to provide you with the most thorough cleaning you’ve ever had, using safe non-toxic products leaving your carpets clean, pile restored, freshly scented, dry and ready to use immediately! Call 661-476-7775 to schedule an appointment or visit trulydry.com.

Thanks for voting Truly DRY Best carpet cleaner 3 years in a row! • No drying time – Walk on carpet immediately • Recommended by stain resistant carpet manufacturers worldwide • Cleans carpet deep down, removing soiled spots, oils, mold, dander and allergens • Lifts and fluffs matted traffic areas • Local family owned

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entury West Construction, Inc. would like to thank the people of Santa Clarita Valley for

voting us Best Contractor of 2016. This is an amazing honor and we appreciate each and every one of our loyal customers and clients. Century West Construction was founded in 2005 and does business not only in the Santa Clarita Valley, but also the San Fernando Valley and the Westside offering complete home remodel. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and all kinds of flooring. We listen to our customers’ wants and needs and turn their vision into reality within their budget. Feel free to contact us for more information and pricing. At Century West Construction, we know what makes a business great…and that’s customers like you. We take tremendous pride in turning your home into a dream home since 2005.

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just take a minute. Each day, we try to instill in our associates, how important it is to be excellent. We voluntarily put ourselves on display each day we move our sign to “Open”, when we interact in our community, support our local endeavors, even when we deal with challenging issues that inevitably arise. Can I just say that our team is the best I have had the pleasure to work with, in my entire 39 year flooring career? Their commitment to excellence is what makes our work so rewarding, so while I sincerely thank you for your vote, I would also like to thank them for their role in our success. Thank you Lisa, Sonya, Brian, Bill, and Bradley on the sales/Admin side of the business. Thank you Elmer, for all of your hard work in warehousing; and to our field crews led by Dave, Rod, Ryan, Lenny and Carlos, thank you for your excellent work. We would not be the best of anything, without you. Thank you, again, for voting Carpet Clearance, Santa Clarita’s Best Flooring Store! Regards Ed Cox

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BC Cleaning and Restoration has been in business since 1978 providing excellent cleaning and restoration services. We are a certified restorer and hold our General Contractors license (#695425) in general building, flooring and floor covering, and home improvement. All of our technicians are IICRC trained and certified. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured and focus on the following services: Cleaning: We offer carpet, upholstery, tile and grout and specialty area rug cleaning using the most modern and effective cleaning methods available. CBC’s technicians are fully trained and certified in all aspects of cleaning including spot cleaning, pet stain removal and pet odor deodorization. Damage: When a water loss occurs, time is of the essence and we are here to help. Offering 24/7 emergency response with a 60 minute promised arrival time, our on-call, certified and experienced crew is always at the ready. We also offer mold, fire and smoke, and storm damage services. Flooring Repair and Installation: we offer residential and commercial flooring repairs and installation. With our menu of carpet and tile/grout repairs it is possible for your flooring to last longer than you thought. All repair and installation work comes with a 2 year workmanship warranty. Contact us at (661) 294-2221 or visit our website at www.cbcfirst.com

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HEALTH & FITNESS Family Practice The Doctors’ Office Fitness Center / Gym Mind Body and Soul Fitness Golf Course Valencia Country Club Gymnastics Center Hugo’s Gym Fitness Hospital Henry Mayo Hospital Hypnotherapist Abi Caruthers CHt Imaging Services Sheila R. Veloz, Breast Imaging Center Internal Medicine Lakhbinder Dhanda Lasik Surgery Helm Vision Group

Acupuncture Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac

Chiropractor Unruh Spine Center

Audiologist Audiology Associates

Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Marc Lussier

Cardiologist Douglas R. Gadowski M.D.

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Orthodontist Gilbertson and LeCornu Orthodontics Orthopedist Kantor Orthopedics Outpatient Surgery Henry Mayo Outpatient Surgery Center Pediatrics Santa Clarita Pediatrics Periodontist Dr. Michael Abelson Personal Trainer Jason Mazy, Mind Body and Soul Fitness Physical Therapy Unruh Spine Center Pilates / Yoga Studio Complete Pilates and Fitness

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Hugo’s Gymfitness: Benefits of Early Exposure to Gymnastics

The Legacy of Good Work and Gentle Hands

he American Academy of Pediatrics states that kids who gain interest in exercise at a young age create a habit that is likely to last for many decades. Hugo’s Gymfitness helps kids develop core strength through a wide variety of activities, piquing the interest of even the most reluctant kids while helping them to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination-all cornerstones to sound physical fitness and athletic performance in all sports. Beyond the physical benefit, a young child who participates in a gymnastics class will reap social and emotional benefit’s and be prepared for more complex thinking once school begins. In a typical preschool gymnastics class at Hugo’s Gymfitness, children learn to move from station to station in a sequence, listen to their coach explain the skill, watch a peer demonstrate the skill, and ultimately have the opportunity to try the skill on their own or with assistance. The process is repetitious and teaches perseverance in learning to master new skills, while building your child’s self-confidence so that they have the courage to push themselves in all areas. Furthermore, movement can be the architect of a child’s brain. Bilateral movements commonly found in basic gymnastics activities help in the communication between the left and right hemisphere of the brain. Reading is a balanced coordination of the left and right hemisphere. The left hemisphere sees the letter and the right side comprehends what it sees. Gymnastics requires a similar coordination of building simple movements into a complex skill or routine. Hugo Cherre, owner of Hugo’s Gymfitness, has dedicated his life to the sport of gymnastics. From his tenure as a member and as a coach of the National Team of Peru to serving as a delegate for the 1984 Olympics to coaching kids throughout Southern California over the past 31-years, Hugo’s passion for gymnastics has only grown stronger. He places a high priority on creating a positive coaching environment in all of the programs offered at Hugo’s Gymfitness and recognizes the importance of promoting physical fitness and overall wellness to the families that he serves. Visit hugosgymfitness.com to learn more about the classes and fitness programs offered and to sign up for a free trial class. Hugo’s is located at 21107 Centre Pointe Parkway and can be reached via email at info@hugosgymfitness.com or via phone at 661-255-2700.

anta Clarita Advanced Dentistry is founded by Drs. Allen and Kelly Smudde, whose families have been in dentistry for nearly 100 years. Dr. Kelly is a fourth generation dentist whose grandfather was one of the first oral surgeons in Indiana. Dr. Allen spent his childhood working in his father’s lab, hand-sculpting teeth out of wax. What makes their family legacy even more valuable is that success wasn’t just handed to them on a silver platter. Both were taught the value of hard work and integrity from a young age – what it meant to live with purpose so you can make an impact instead of simply making a living. Dr. Kelly says the best part of her work is making people feel more confident about their smile. She has seen it happen many times: “Transforming people’s smiles can have such a powerful impact on their personal and professional lives.” Dr. Allen, for his part, remembers traveling cross-country to build grandstands and sleeping in the back of his truck for years so he could save enough money to put himself through college and dental school. It wasn’t easy; in fact, it took him 10 years to save enough to begin his higher education. “I told myself I was going to be a dentist,” he says. “I wanted to follow up on my word.” When the two opened up their own practice in Valencia, California, they made sure that it reflected the core values they’ve learned. And the results are evident—they have been voted “Best Dentist” in Santa Clarita Valley, year in and year out. “When you make people feel good, when you think about doing right by others, success will come,” says Drs. Smudde. “First, you have to get your priorities straight.”

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HEALTH & FITNESS Mind, Body and Soul Fitness Working Hard For You

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ind Body and Soul Fitness would like to thank the people within the community of Santa Clarita Valley for not only voting us Best Gym in 2016 but also for Best Trainer 2016. This year we have been working extra hard to keep people receiving results with their fitness goals. Whether losing weight, getting lean, building muscle, improving your core or teaching you how to have proper form and technique, we continue to pride this company in truly changing your lifestyle and getting you there without the injuries. At Mind Body and Soul Fitness we not only offer private training but also HIIT, TRX, Kids Fitness Classes, and boxing classes, which has been an ongoing success. This year our CleanEats2Go program has been booming with business and our clients have seen a tremendous change in their weight loss journey. Our CleanEats2Go is a meal prep delivery service in which we provide you with healthy home cooked meals to last you throughout the week. All of our services and information are available online at www. mindbodyandsoulfitness.com. Contact us for results that will last a lifetime at 818-272-9176 or at mbandsfitness@gmail.com and once again thank you for you continued support and we look forward to another fit and fun year!

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octors Express, part of a national franchise founded in 2006 by Dr. Scott Burger, an emergency room physician, opened a center in June 2012 looking to fill a gap in medical services in Canyon Country. The medical center offers a broad range of treatment and services, and offers on-site XRays, laboratory services and prescription services. Former business executives Curtis Hafner and Lupe Hafner opened and operate the medical center, with Gian P. Hernandez as acting Medical Director.

Why is Doctors Express changing its name? For the past two years, Doctors Express has been part of the American Family Care (AFC) network of more than 140 urgent care clinics across the U.S. To take full advantage of the benefits that being part of everything this world-class network offers, all of the Doctors Express locations in the U.S. will be renamed AFC Urgent Care. So, did AFC purchase Doctors Express? Each and every AFC Doctors Express location is locally owned and operated. Our owners, doctors, and staff are your neighbors. By being part of the AFC network, our clinic adheres to established standards of practice that ensure the highest quality of care possible for our patients. With the name changing, what can I expect during my next visit? Despite the fact that you will see new AFC Urgent Care signage at our clinic, very little will change. For example: • Our affordable co-pays and other pay• Same local ownership ments won’t change • Same great staff • As always, you will receive the same qual• Exact same experienced providers ity healthcare and convenient services • Same insurance plans will be accepted

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dults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease. For children, eye exams can play an important role in normal development. Over the years, the medical profession has discovered that the part of the eye called the “retina” plays a critical role in discovering eye health issues, but general health issues as well. The retina is the part of the eye that contains cells that detect light. A retina scan is a complement to — not a substitute for — a traditional eye exam. During a traditional eye exam, we dilate your eyes with special eye drops and then check your retinas for abnormalities using tools such as an ophthalmoscope — a lighted magnifying instrument. When a retina scan is conducted, a laser scans your eyes and then produces digital images of your retinas. Retinal scanning can help diagnose many of these maladies early. Corben Optometry is one of the few offices in Southern California that provides the retina scan. Michael Corben has been practicing Optometry in Santa Clarita for over 40 years. He has received many distinguished awards for Optometry and for community service. Joshua Corben has been in practice with his father since 2002. Joshua is fluent in Spanish and allocates time to provide free eye exams for the homeless and was a past president of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society. Thanks again to the Signal readers, and our Patients for voting the Staff at Corben Optometry “Best of” Santa Clarita again! A publication of The Signal · 2016


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HEALTH & FITNESS Audiology Associates Voted No. 1 – Again!

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e are pleased to announce our 15 year anniversary in Santa Clarita and the 6th anniversary at this location. At Audiology Associates, our motto is that patient care comes first. Apparently, Santa Clarita Valley agrees! And while we could sing our accolades at the top of a mountain (Best of Signal and Daily News Readers Choice Award several years running, Chamber’s Minority/Women Owned Business of the year, etc.), we wish to point out that we have the best patients around. First and foremost, our thanks go out to you, our valued and important patients. We will always strive to provide better hearing in a supportive and nurturing environment. “Here at Audiology Associates,” says owner and Doctor of Audiology, Patrice Rifkind, “we take things one patient at a time. Every single person receives individual and personal care. Everyone wants to feel special when they go to the doctor – that’s what we provide: care and better hearing. That’s why so many physicians refer their family members here – they trust us to do a great job and take care of their loved ones.” Hearing technology is constantly evolving, and so is the face of a typical hearing aid user. Gone are the days of hearing aids for “old people” – today’s users are younger and more sophisticated than ever, and enjoy new options such as Bluetooth devices, invisible hearing aids and iPhone compatible hearing aids. Things have sure changed! Audiology Associates has almost 40 years of combined experience, and every single person here is trained to troubleshoot, clean and repair devices – even if you didn’t purchase them here! And don’t forget – we provide hearing protection as well! Custom ear plugs, musician earmolds and shooting earmolds – we’ve got you covered. We are the only audiology office owned and operated by a Doctor of Audiology. Patrice Rifkind, Au.D, and colleague Kevin Bolder, Au.D. make it their mission to help everyone hear to the best of their ability.

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octor, I’ve had this pain between my shoulder blades for two months now. It just gradually came on and I can’t seem to get rid of it. I put heat on it, tried to stretch it out, but nothing helps.” This is the typical story of many patients who come to us complaining of pain between the shoulder blades. The bones in the Thoracic spine (midback) are not as vulnerable to injury as those of the neck or low back. This is because they are supported by the rib cage. Despite the added protection, however, pain between the shoulder blades is a common ailment and requires expert treatment to prevent a chronic disorder from developing. Sometimes pain is caused from old chronic injuries such as sports injuries. Twisting the torso beyond its normal range of motion can wear muscles that connect the vertebrae together, leaving a weakness in that area of the spine. Many people have congenital scoliosis (curvature of the spine) in varying degrees. When they are under stress the body loses its ability to compensate for the curvature. Pain that gradually develops without apparent cause is usually the result of chronic postural stress of the spine. It may be from long distance driving or even hours of sitting in an awkward position. Sometimes even a rib will become dislocated. This usually causes more intense pain and will be aggravated on taking a deep breath, coughing or sneezing. Whatever the cause, pain between the shoulder blades can be one of the most annoying and aggravating of symptoms. It may even keep you up at night. You never seem to find a comfortable position. Every time you move in the wrong position the pain causes muscle spasm which causes more pain. It’s a vicious cycle. When the pain is caused by nerve pressure from the spine or rib cage it requires expert care to correct. Chiropractors are the only specialists trained in the precise manipulative procedures needed to remove the cause of the problem. Many patients feel relief immediately after the adjustment. If you have pain between the shoulder blades get your spine checked today. For more information or for a FREE chiropractic consultation contact the Unruh Spine Center at: 661-288-0022, www.unruhspinecenter.com.

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s we grow older, it becomes increasingly important to both strengthen the core muscles that support our spine and to strengthen our smaller muscle groups to take some of the strain away from their larger counterparts. At Complete Pilates & Fitness, we offer a low impact, safe and effective, way to strengthen your muscles, reduce your pain, recover from injury, and improve your balance. Our instructors have the specialized Pilates training needed to deal with many of the most common conditions faced by those over 60. This training enables them to design an exercise program for you that takes into account how your own body works. This allows you to safely get the most out of your exercises each time you do them…resulting in the best possible results! Our goal is to make sure you are able to do the things in life that you want to do!

We specialize in Kyphosis, Lordosis, Lower Back issues, and Frozen Shoulder. We strengthen your muscles, and increase your flexibility in the areas affected by these conditions, helping to reduce your pain. Balance issues We help you improve your balance by keeping joints supple and increasing strength in your legs and core. Osteoporosis We minimize the effects of your Osteoporosis by helping you to maintain bone density. Exercise after Joint Replacement We re-build and strengthen your muscles and reduce stiffness around your repaired joint. Come try a FREE WEEK and see how Pilates will improve your life! For more information, please contact Suzi Smith at Complete Pilates & Fitness at 661-208-8900 A publication of The Signal · 2016


Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center Offers Excellence

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oted The Signal’s Best Imaging Center by the Santa Clarita Valley community, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center is accredited for mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasoundguided breast biopsy, and breast MRI. The Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center, a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, was created in 2002 through the experience of breast cancer survivors and designed with a woman’s physical and emotional needs in mind. The best available tool for breast cancer detection continues to be the mammogram. The Breast Center uses state-of-the-art Genius 3D digital mammography, an FDA-approved system that detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancer and reduces false positives by up to 40 percent, which translates to early detection. Designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center is defined by quality standards and has undergone a thorough accreditation process. “Since day one when we opened our doors, we have been an ACR-accredited facility and have maintained these high standards,” said Terry Bucknall, Director of the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center. “This designation proves that our facility has gone through a rigorous accreditation process and has met the highest standards in providing excellent services to our patients.” Located at 23929 McBean Parkway, Suite 101, on Henry Mayo’s campus, the Breast Center is staffed by highly qualified medical and technical professionals with input and consultations provided from the region’s leading oncologists. Our team of specially-trained registration staff; highly-skilled technologists; board-certified radiologist; clinical navigator; and mammography-trained healthcare providers, work in conjunction with radiation oncologists, surgeons and pathologists. “Our goal is to improve access to breast imaging services in the Santa Clarita Valley by making every visit as easy and convenient as possible,” Bucknall said. “We aim to alleviate the anxiety a woman feels when she receives a diagnostic mammogram and to answer all questions by providing complete information about our findings and the patient’s options.” For more information or to make an appointment, please call 661-200-1099.

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r. Michael Abelson thanks all of his loyal patients in the SCV for voting him the best in Periodontics in 2016. It is an honor that reflects well on him, his staff, and his referring doctors. Dr. Abelson offers a full range of periodontal treatments. He works closely with referring doctors and hygienists to make sure his patients are treated promptly, safely, and with respect. Dr. Abelson’s private practice in Valencia has been a resource for patients for nearly 25 years. He treats periodontal disease using the latest technology in bone repair and pocket reduction. The hallmark of his success in controlling periodontal disease non-surgically is early intervention combined with excellent hygiene maintenance. It is estimated that 60 percent of Americans will experience some form of periodontal disease in their adult lifetime. This can effect anything from your medical health to your intimacy. Teeth and gums are usually one of the first things noticed when meeting someone. The symptoms of gum disease such as red, swollen gums or bad breath may be a sign of a person’s health beyond the mouth. So get it checked out! Another important part of Dr. Abelson’s practice is the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth. This growing part of dentistry requires the surgical and treatment planning skills periodontists are well known for. Success with dental implants is shared responsibility. That is why Dr. Abelson works with the very best restorative doctors in the SCV. Ask your dentist and hygienist about Dr. Abelson’s practice to see if you need a periodontal or implant evaluation. Or call him directly for a consultation. You’ll be one of the many happy patients who benefits from a specialists care.

hildren are not small adults! Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both preventive and therapeutic dental care for infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. After completing dental school, we are further trained for the unique dental health needs of children. Our specialized education of two years consists of child psychology, growth and development, management of oral-facial trauma, sedation and general anesthesia. Pediatric dentists help children feel at home and comfortable, and we look for experienced dental staff who are trained to respond to the special concerns and needs of our patients. Our facilities and equipment are child-sized and decorated in a way that makes children feel comfortable. Children are offered the opportunity to see, touch and operate all of the dental equipment. Children grow and change. Pediatric dentists provide an ongoing assessment of the changes in your child’s oral health. As experts in dental development, we monitor your child’s needs and provide advice and treatment to ensure a healthy smile. From teething infants to appearance-conscious teenagers, pediatric dentists provide dental care based on comprehensive dental research and extensive clinical experience. Maintaining disease-free teeth and gums is a major goal of the pediatric dentist. To help prevent tooth decay, we make sure our patients receive optimum fluoride exposure, apply pit and fissure sealants when appropriate, demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques and assist patients and their families in identifying foods that promote tooth decay. The total care your child receives from pediatric dentists will serve as a motivating force, promoting good oral health habits that can be maintained for a lifetime.

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Born and raised in Southern California. Dr. Klein began the first dermatology practice in Santa Clarita in 1972, upon completion of his specialty training at UCLA Medical School. Dr. Klein is the only dermatologist in Santa Clarita board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology.

Dermatology Surgical Medical Clinic sees patients of all ages for both medical-surgical and cosmetic procedures related to diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Klein sees every patient.

Trisha has worked as a practicing R.N. for the last 12+ years. Trisha’s experience will help each patient achieve their own specific aesthetic goal with the use of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and more. Trisha offers free consultations and is available in our office every Monday morning, every other Wednesday morning, all day Thursday and one Saturday a month, for your injectable needs.

Victoria E. Hansen, R.E. Victoria Hansen is a Registered Electrologist with 25 years of experience. She was trained and certified at The California Institute of Electrology. The technique Victoria uses is called the blend. She has practiced in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1986. Visit her website to find out more at www.victoriaehansen.com Call today for a free consult 661-259-6181.

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HEALTH & FITNESS Look and Feel the Way You Want

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r. Justin B. Heller is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, achieving the highest honors with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ranked in the 97th percentile amongst his peers. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Medicine and completed his plastic surgery training at what is considered by most to be the premier aesthetic surgery program in the country, UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Heller uses the safest, most advanced technology, techniques, procedures, and products for breast enhancement, breast enlargement, face lifts, tummy tucks, all body reconstruction including “Mommy makeovers”. He strives for “natural looking” results, while utilizing the most minimally invasive approach and most rapid recovery possible. From your first consultation, you’ll feel comfortable with Dr. Justin B. Heller and his staff at Heller Plastic Surgery. His patients describe him as a “skilled artist” who is warm, understanding, and always available for guidance. Dr. Heller will personally consult with you to learn your cosmetic or reconstructive goals. He is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal best. Patients are encouraged to ask questions at any time, before or after the procedure. For more information, please contact Dr. Heller by calling (661) 2334949 or by email at info@hellerplasticsurgery.com

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orn and raised in Southern California. Dr. Klein began his dermatology practice in Santa Clarita in 1972, upon completion of his specialty training at UCLA Medical School. At the UCLA dermatology

department’s invitation he attended in the training of residents as a clinical professor from 1974-1999. Dr. Klein is the only dermatologist in Santa Clarita board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology. Dermatology Surgical Medical Clinic sees patients of all ages for both medical-surgical and cosmetic procedures related to diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Having done so at the same location next to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for the past 41 years. Dr. Klein employs no Physician assistants (PAs) or Nurse Practitioners (NP).He alone sees every patient. The office personally answers every phone call.

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HEALTH & FITNESS Get the look you want

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nhance your beauty with Dr. Marc Lussier. Located in the heart of Valencia on Town Center Drive, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Lussier and his staff are dedicated to meeting all of your needs and providing you with excellent patient care and beautiful plastic surgery results for both men and women. Dr. Marc Lussier is committed to making you look and feel your best. After opening in 2001, Founder and Medical Director of Town Center Surgery, Dr. Lussier is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in Plastic Surgery, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and educated in aesthetic hand and general reconstructive surgeries, Dr. Lussier’s extensive credentials and knowledge will help you get the look and confidence you’ve always wanted. Staying current with the latest technology and procedures, he and his staff will provide you with high quality service, guaranteed! Some of the excellent services offered by Dr. Marc Lussier and staff include beautiful breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, liposuction, breast reduction, nose reshaping, fat grafting and hernia repairs. Town Center Surgery is AAAHC and Medicare certified and is based on an outpatient setting and allows privacy for all patients. Injectables such as Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse are also offered to help give your face that youthful refreshing look. Dr. Lussier and his staff devote themselves to providing you with exceptional cosmetic care in a warm and friendly environment. Among the caring and knowledgeable staff are two injectable specialists, a medical aesthetician and a laser specialist to meet your every need. A private label anti-aging exclusive skin care line by Dr. Marc Lussier is also available for purchase. Get the look you’ve always dreamed of with Dr. Lussier! Conveniently located at 24510 Town Center Drive Suite 180, the office of Dr. Marc Lussier is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For a private consultation, book your appointment today and call 661-260-3021.

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PROFESSIONAL Criminal Attorney Jonathan LaFrance Family Law Attorney The Reape-Rickett Law Firm Health Care Insurance CIS Insurance Services Insurance Agent Robb Nelson Insurance Company David Ponek Insurance Agency Interior Designer Pat McPherson Interiors Investment Company Pathway Financial Group Mortgage Lender Augusta Financial Networking Group Santa Clarita Valley Business Group Personal Injury Attorney Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser Real Estate Agent Johnathon Frank, Cat

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CV Commercial Real Estate Services was started by broker Dennis Verner in 2006. Dennis has been a resident of Santa Clarita since 1989. Dennis Verner supports local businesses and has been active in

community activities and decision making during his tenure in the Santa Clarita Valley. He is a member of the Santa Clarita Valley-Chamber of Commerce, a member of Valley Industry Association (VIA), served as the Chair-

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s Santa Clarita Valley’s largest and only family law firm to earn the distinction of Best Family Law Firm, we are honored to earn your vote for the fourth consecutive year. We are truly fortu-

nate to be a member of this community. Our clients, as well as the Santa

man of the Board of the Old Town Newhall Association (OTNA), and was

Clarita Valley, have been integral to our success over the past twenty

board member of Newhall Redevelopment Committee (NRC).

years. Another component is the dedication to our mission statement

Dennis’ goal for the future is to continue to work in and around the com-

of providing our clients with quality services and empowerment through

munity to assist in promoting a better Santa Clarita Valley for all residents

education and support. At The Reape-Rickett Law Firm, we are dedicat-

and visitors. Dennis also prides himself in offering trustworthy service when

ed to applying this mission statement to Santa Clarita Valley by serving

working with client’s who are buying a local business, need property man-

this community, not only for families in need of legal assistance, but for

agement or purchasing a parcel of land. You are likely to see Dennis at any one of the local events that take place in our community weekly.

those in need of support, shelter or safety. Over the past year, we have supported multiple community events and organizations including Domestic Violence Center, Michael Hoefflin Foundation, and our valley’s sheriffs and firefighters. In October, we

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e would like to thank the signal readers, the Santa Clarita commu-

Tots and other organizations that uplift members of the Santa Clarita Valley. Through these efforts and partnerships, we are reminded of the unique sense of community spirit of this Valley. That spirit is what makes Santa Clarita Valley great and makes distinctions such as Best Of possible. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Santa Clarita Valley for allowing us to serve you and your support in electing The Reape-Rickett Law Firm the Best Family Law Firm.

nity and our valued employees for helping Augusta Financial to be named the best local lender for the 10th time. We have been

honored to serve our community by providing mortgage services since 1995. We love helping our customers achieve the American Dream by becoming home owners and by helping our customers with their financing needs. To us it is not just a mortgage, but an instrument in creating long term wealth and security.

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PROFESSIONAL The Werner Law Firm: Santa Clarita’s Full Service Law Firm

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e are honored to receive our eighth consecutive Best Of SCV award by members of the community! We appreciate all of the support we have received over the years! Since our inception as The Law Offices of L. Rob Werner in 1975, we have served Santa Clarita residents with the goal of providing our clients comprehensive legal representation in many areas of the law. We have successfully assisted thousands of clients over the years to navigate through their legal issues! If you, friends, or loved ones have legal questions, contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and one of our attorneys would be happy to assist you. We have recovered millions for our clients over the years and have successfully handled countless matters to the satisfaction of our clients. We have been honored to continually receive referrals from past clients for over 40 years, and plan to continue to provide excellent service to the community well into the future. Thank you, Santa Clarita, for trusting us with your legal needs. We are here to help! Call 661-252-9022 for a free telephone consultation or visit us at www.wernerlawca.com for more information. Troy Alexander Werner, Esq. The Werner Law Firm www.1800rlawyer.com troywerner@1800rlawyer.com 1-(800)R-LAWYER / 1-(800)752-9937

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PROFESSIONAL Donahoe & Young

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onahoe & Young LLP is honored to receive the “Best of SCV” award from the Santa Clarita community! The team at Donahoe & Young LLP is focused on helping individuals and businesses with a wide variety of financial, personal, and business-related plans and legal issues. Whether you are facing bankruptcy, need estate planning or probate assistance, have been sued for professional malpractice, or want an advocate in a business law case, our team can help. At Donahoe & Young LLP, we want to provide you with affordable service of the highest quality. We start by offering each prospective client a free case evaluation upon completing the appropriate questionnaire. If you are planning to go through a bankruptcy, handle a business law matter, work on an estate plan, or address a real estate law issue, allow us to help. To learn how we can help you with your legal matter, give us a call at 661-259-9000 or visit us at www.donahoeyoung.com for more information.

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obb Nelson Insurance Agency (RNI Agency) is a family owned business with 27 years of experience in the insurance industry and having serviced over 3,200 families over the years. Robb grew up spending countless hours in the SCV where his father, now retired, was a physician at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Robb fell in love with SCV and decided to raise his family and conduct business here. Robb Nelson Insurance Agency specializes in providing insurance for your Auto, Home, Business, Life or Recreational Vehicles. We are dedicated to finding our clients the right insurance solutions with the strong backing of the most respected insurance companies in the country that we have chosen to represent. When the unexpected occurs, we will do everything in our power to get you back to your quality of life. At Robb Nelson Insurance Agency, we are passionate about providing every client with the best possible service. We strive to provide you, your family, and your business with the premier insurance experience available. For more information and a competitive quote to help save money and better protect your family, call or email us at 661-296-5123 or service@robbdnelsoninsurance.com. Also visit us at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Robb-D-Nelson-Insurance-RNI-Agency-167131599970662/

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Werner Law Firm Attorneys at law

Thank you, Santa Clarita, for voting us Best Of SCV Eight Years in a Row! We are Santa Clarita’s Award Winning Full Service Law Firm.

If you have legal questions, call us today for a Free Telephone Consultation with one of our attorneys! Let one of our experienced attorneys help you in the following areas:

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Randy D. Gruen

erving Santa Clarita since 1975 under the leadership of L. Rob Werner, we have constantly upheld our positive reputation by caring for our clients and ensuring that they receive the quality legal assistance they deserve. With nearly 40 years in business, we have the trustworthy character you can rely upon when you need legal help.

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• Bankruptcy

• Estate Planning

• Probate

• Personal Injury

• Living Trusts/Wills

• Civil Litigation

Call us today for a free telephone consultation! We can give you advice and discuss your legal options moving forward! 661-252-9022 • www.wernerlawca.com 27257 1/2 Camp Plenty Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91351

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Thank You Santa Clarita For Voting Us #1 Personal Injury Attorney

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elping accident victims maximize their recovery is what we do best. Nobody plans on being injured in an

accident. But when it happens, victims will find themselves in a system that is not operating to look out for their best interests. Insurance companies are not known for being generous with their money when it comes to compensating victims who have been injured by their insured’s negligence. Victims will find themselves up against well trained professional claims representatives whose job it is to minimize the amount paid on the injury claims. They do not have the victim’s best interest at heart. As an accident victim, the best way to get the insurance companies’ attention is to let them know you will take your case to court if they do not present you with a reasonable settlement offer.

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That is why the first step any injured party should take after being injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence is to consult with an attorney familiar with handling personal injury claims. At the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser we offer FREE CONSULTATIONS for accident victims, and work on a NO RECOVERY NO FEE basis on cases we accept. This allows victims access to the courts when they might not otherwise be able to afford hiring an attorney. We even advance the costs incurred to pursue cases on behalf of our clients. There is no out of pocket expense to hire attorney Robert J. Kaiser to represent you in a personal injury case. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call us at (661) 253-3293 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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PROFESSIONAL SCV Business Group

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he SCV Business Group was founded by eleven Santa Clarita Business people in 2002. This core group met for several weeks, striving to design a networking group that would be productive and rewarding while placing personal relationships high on the list of priorities. By the end of their first meeting on February 8, 2002, membership had increased from eleven to thirty eight. This networking group, known as The SCVBG, over 75 members strong, boasts representation of many Santa Clarita’s finest businesses. Criteria which sets this group apart from many is in part, a high level of commitment to cross-referring business. The determination to continue perfecting the group under the leadership of a strong board of directors is another boasted quality. The SCVBG requires strict adherence to attendance and referral codes, which ensures that those businesses desiring membership maintain all the same level of commitment brought forward by the groups founding members. Deemed as a “category protected” association of business professionals, the purpose is to actively seek sales referrals for our fellow members and expand our group with other like-minded professionals. Our members will always provide high quality products and services and conduct their businesses with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. The residents of Santa Clarita can trust our members for the best services and products in town. For more information call (661) 904-2092.

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Thank you, Santa Clarita, for voting us

Experienced and Aggressive! 14 0 2

Best Criminal Attorney

A Legal Team with Over 30 Years Experience

Family Law/Divorce • Complex Financial & Property Division • High Conflict Custody Resolution • Paternity Suits • Child & Spousal Support

• Custody & Visitation • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • All Related Financial Matters • Personal Injury • Real Estate Law

• Wills, Trust, & Estate Planning • Investigation & Surveillance Services Available

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Stern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan a full-service accountancy firm

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tern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan is a full-service accountancy firm serving individuals and businesses in diverse industries. We bring a depth of training and years of experience in financial, administrative and operational management to your accounting needs. Our firm was founded in 1977 and many of our staff members have been with us for more than ten years. This longevity allows clients to access the same experienced professionals year after year. We pride ourselves on having trained staff members who provide specialized services, such as business valuations, pension audits and not for profit audits. Our mission is to develop and maintain long-term client relationships by providing high-quality, indepth and personalized consulting, accounting, auditing and tax services. We believe that communication,

competency and confidentially are the cornerstones of solid client relationships. We learn about your business so we speak your language, and earn your trust by uncompromising commitment to your success through dependable, responsive action on your behalf. You can rely on the strategies we suggest to take advantage of the latest tax laws and legislation to help you safely minimize exposure and maximize gain. As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SKSM participates in the AICPA Quality Review Program, where the quality in the performance of accounting and auditing procedures is audited on site by another AICPA member firm. Our firm also offers retirement planning services to suit your needs. Throughout the year, you will see us providing local public seminars educating

the community and professionals alike. We are actively involved in and support numerous community organizations volunteering our time and expertise whenever we can. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss any of your financial needs. Thank you for voting us as SCV’s Best again

for 2015! Stern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan, AAC, 24961 The Old Rd., 2nd Floor, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381. 661-286-1040

We would like to thank the community of Santa Clarita for voting us Best Networking Group of SCV! The Santa Clarita Valley Business Group is a “category protected” association of business professionals whose purpose is to actively seek sales referrals for our fellow members and expand our group with other like-minded professionals. Our members will always provide high quality products and/or services and conduct their businesses with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. The group, known as the SCVBG, over 77 members strong, boasts representation of many of Santa Clarita’s finest businesses. Criteria which sets this group apart from many is in part, a high level of commitment to cross-referring business, and also the determination to continue perfecting the group under the direction of a strong board of directors. The Residents of Santa Clarita can trust our members for the best services and products in town.

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SERVICES Beauty Salon

High School

Private School

N Style Salon

Saugus High School

Legacy Christian Academy

Bicycle Store Performance Cyclery Cell Phone Repair SCV iRepair Charity Event Taste of the Town Child Care Center College of the Canyons Appliance Repair Don Moody Appliance Service Art School California Institute of the Arts Assisted Living / Retirement Comm

Christian School Legacy Christian Academy Cleaning Company (Commercial) CBC Cleaning & Restoration

Mortuary Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary Moving Company Affordable Quality Moving

Real Estate Company Realty Executives School District William S. Hart Union

& Storage Company

High School District

Party Rentals

Security Company

AV Party Rentals

ADT

Performing Arts School

Security Services

Vibe Performing Arts

Golden West Security, INC

Pet Groomer

Senior Care

Dog, etc Pet Hospital Saugus Animal Hospital

College Pet Trainer

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care Summer Camp Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon

College of the Canyons

Auto Repair

Commercial Real Estate Company

AAMCO Total Car

Realty Executives

Awards / Trophies

Computer Repair

R&R Awards

Priority Technology Solutions

Bail Bond Company

Credit Union

SCV Bail Bonds

Logix

Bank

Escrow Company

Logix

Valleywide Escrow

Barber Shop

Executive Suites & Office

Private Investigator

Wedding Coordinator

Apollos

Barrister Executive Suites

Shannon Tulloss Investigations

Gerry Owens, Galas by Gerry

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AngelDogs Training Photographer

Temp Agency Sage Staffing

Brooke Ritter Photography Transportation Service Place to volunteer Assistance League Santa Clarita Preschool Christ Lutheran Preschool Printing & Graphics Company Breanne DeMack Designs

Limousine Connection Tutoring Center The Tutoring Club Web Design Company Small Dog Creative

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Thank You For Voting Us BEST Bicycle Store! Largest full service bike shop in the SCV. Largest selection of clothing, bikes, accessories. Open 7 days a week: M-F 10-7 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-4

23360 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita, CA. 91355 (661) 254-4008 • PerformanceCyclery.com

DON MOODY’S A P P L I A N C E S E RV I C E Personal • Expert • Professional Over 30 years in the Santa Clarita Valley servicing your appliance needs!

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24002 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 661-286-8700

(661) 255-7464

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SERVICES AAMCO

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t AAMCO Santa Clarita, we are best known for being the expert on transmissions…and we are. But, we are so much more. AAMCO is the faster, better and less expensive alternative to dealerships. We also offer a free courtesy shuttle to anywhere in the SCV. Over 50 percent of our work is non-transmission issues. At AAMCO we know all vehicle makes and models and have the latest in diagnostic tools and technology. We are your one-stop total Auto car care specialists. Our expert technicians work on: • Automatic transmission or manual transmission problems Clutch service/ replacement, transmission rebuilds and more. Our advanced computer diagnostics will identify and repair all drivability problems, including 4X4s. • Check Engine Light on or flashing? Our experts will do a thorough check to determine any issues with your vehicle. • Complete brake services including inspection and maintenance, brake pads, rotors, fluid, etc. for all vehicle makes and models. • A/C check and complete auto air conditioning services including recharging, compressor repair & replacement, A/C belt inspection and everything else to ensure proper operation. • Tune-ups and factory scheduled maintenance. Keep your vehicle in warranty and help improve your gas mileage, all for less than you would pay at the dealer. • Total car care Including oil, lube & filter changes, transmission flushes, exhaust radiator/heating/cooling system services, engine performance, shocks, struts and much more. We’re located at 25845 Railroad Ave., #13, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 or call us at 661-259-3013

SCV Bail Bonds - Standing by the Santa Clarita Community One Person at a Time

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he owners of SCV Bail Bonds couldn’t be any further from the Hollywood stereotype of bail bondsmen. Robin Sandoval-March and Nuri March are a down to earth family team who work and live in the Santa Clarita Valley. Bail bonds is the service they provide; their clients’ well-being is their priority.

Snacks and a Comfy Couch “People come in our office and are so relieved to sit down on a comfy couch to rest, have a snack or Chamomile tea to calm their nerves.” Robin, Nuri and their staff pride themselves on being the most efficient, trusted and ethical bail bondsmen in the Santa Clarita Valley. Their 24-hour office located just across the street from the Santa Clarita Sheriff Station jail. They’re well-versed in the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system and experienced in bailing defendants out of the Santa Clarita jail as well as all jails in L.A. County. A Personal Mission Upon completion of the bail process, they make it their personal mission to assist their clients in finding further help, support and guidance if needed. Getting people out of jail fast and professionally helps makes them successful, but helping people get out and stay out for good is what makes them a cherished element of the community. Another reason why they’ve been voted the best bail bond agency of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal for the third year in a row.

Positive Reinforcement Trainer

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Best Dog Trainer!

Offering private in-home training, group

classes, affordable boarding, board and train. Any problem behaviors, I have solutions for!

SPECIALTY IN DEAF DOG TRAINING Visit us at www.angeldogstraining.com

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661-803-8461 CPDT-KA • Animal Behavior College Certified Trainer • Raise with Praise Certified Trainer

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CALARTS ART CRITICAL STUDIES DANCE FILM/VIDEO MUSIC THEATER CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS calarts.edu

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SERVICES “The staff, the function, the team” N’ Style Salon

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lay & Tiffany Friedman and the Team of Stylist at N’Style Salon believe that true beauty is only revealed when a person’s appearance, personality, and life style merge and become one. “Ev-

ery client is an individual and unique, not only in regards to their looks, but also with the sparkle that surfaces as you begin to bond. Changing your hair and hair cut design is a journey when great results are truly realized and the process is comfortable from start to finish. A stylist recommendation should suit the client’s budget, lifestyle and the goals for their personalized look. “Sometimes less is more and more is sometimes more.” Our stylists experience, technical training and artistic visions provide the confidence for clients to relax and have trust. A standard of principles recognized by the industry leaders such as; “ Modern Salon Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Top 200 in America”, Best Salons in America,” and “ Best Salon SCV,” N Style Salon is committed to making a true difference with our clients and with our community. Located at: 26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd. A-# Saugus, Ca. 91350 – 661254-4841 www.nstylesalon.com

(661) 297-8373 Open 7 Days 27737 Bouquet Canyon Road Saugus, CA 91350

Thank you Santa Clarita for voting Saugus Animal Hospital the #1 Pet Hospital

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care

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HANK YOU Santa Clarita for voting Comfort Keepers In-Home Care best senior care for the 8th year in a row! Thank you for your trust! And mostly, thank you to our Caregivers! This honor belongs to them, as the heart, compassion and dedication of our amazing Comfort Keepers are second to none! Caring for members of our community and their families for the last 15+ years has truly been a privilege! Comfort Keepers is the premier provider of in-home care with almost 700 offices across the nation, but locally owned and operated by Myles McNamara. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain safely in the comfort and privacy of their own homes for as long as possible. Often, all that is needed is a helping hand with daily tasks, including but not limited to, meal preparation, medication monitoring, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation (beauty salon, doctors, etc.), grocery shopping, companionship, assistance with bathing/showering, grooming guidance, and recreational activities. We are also instrumental in lowering the stress for family members who are juggling their own busy lives and work schedules around attending to a loved one’s needs. Our service provides peace of mind knowing these needs and daily activities are being taken care of. It will allow quality time to be spent with loved ones, rather than attending to chores. If falling is a concern, just knowing someone is with them can make all the difference. Our Comfort Keepers are specially trained for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Comfort Keepers prides itself in the quality of our compassionate, bonded and insured caregivers, and our mission to treat our clients like a member of our own family. Although our clients are primarily seniors, our services are available for anyone over the age of 18 experiencing difficulties with daily tasks due to illness or injury. Believing in giving back to the community we serve, McNamara has served Past President of the SCV Senior Foundation, which was the fundraising division of our Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, leadership roles on various Boards and Committees, as well as sponsoring special events throughout the year for our local non-profit organizations. Comfort Keepers has also made available to the community and the family caregiver, free of charge, our Caregiver Skills Lab that is used to train their own Comfort Keepers. Family members are many times thrust into the role of a family caregiver, but have not had the opportunity to have hands-on training that can help ensure the safety of not only the person being cared for, but themselves as well. Please call for more information or for a tour. Also, tune in to KHTS AM 1220 on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. as McNamara hosts “Aging with Power,” a show that addresses issues that will empower us to make informed decisions on this journey we call aging. Podcasts of prior shows can be found at www.hometownstation. com. Myles McNamara, owner of Comfort Keepers In-Home Care located at 23900 Lyons Avenue in Newhall, is a Certified Senior Advisor and works professionally with seniors and their families on issues relating to senior independence. He can be reached at (661) 287-4200.

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Eternal Valley: Serving the needs of families in the SCV for generations

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ternal Valley would like to thank you for your continued trust in our ability to help your family with the difficult decisions in life and allowing us to continue to serve the Santa Clarita Valley with pride. We are committed to exceeding expectations and delivering exceptional service during your family’s time of need. As a Dignity Memorial provider we provide personal service to families of all denominations while offering exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. We understand that dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult and handling arrangements in the time of need can be trying. Making your funeral arrangements in advance can lessen the burden and make sure that your wishes are followed. With the help of our trained staff, our counselors can sit down with your family personally and present different options to you. You will be given a personal planning guide where you will be able to record your preferences for your funeral and cemetery arrangements, list the pallbearers, readings, musical selections and other personal details. Contact us to request a Personal Planning Guide, or schedule to meet with one of our caring planning consultants. Preplanning allows you to focus on what is really important at the time of need, grieving. Let us help you through the process. No matter what your wishes are for your funeral plans, recording them and sharing them with your loved ones will help ensure that your final arrangements will be what you want, while easing the burden on your family and friends.

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All Students Can Be Successful

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utoring Club of Valencia is proud to have been voted the “Best Of” three years in a row! We specialize in reading, math (from basics through calculus) writing, study skills, SAT/ACT and more. When children struggle in school, the frustration can seem overwhelming. Getting back on track to academic success can seem like an impossible task. Frequently parents come to the Tutoring Club after receiving a poor report card, but bad grades are a symptom of a larger problem. Grades help to gauge a child’s progress, but do nothing to assess individual skills. Identifying skill gaps and correcting academic deficiencies is the only way to help children who are behind get back on track. Our goal is to bring each student to the desired academic level as quickly as possible. We work to reduce stress and build confidence by creating an individualized program for each student starting at a level that he or she can handle, and then progressing through the grade levels as rapidly as the student’s learning pace will allow. We deem the result successful only when we have created a student with the skills to be a self-sufficient, successful student. Tutoring Club knows that all students have the potential to succeed, and we guarantee we can make it happen! For more information call Tutoring Club @ 661-702-9956 or visit us at tutoringclub.com.

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SERVICES Golden West Security

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olden West Security was established in 1969 to provide professional, quality security officers for commercial and residential customers. We have grown to be one of the largest security companies in the Santa Clarita Valley and San Fernando Valley. Golden West Security excels in providing uniformed Patrol and Onsite Security Officers. Golden West Security continues to deploy the latest technologies to improve service and increase safety for customers as well as the entire community. Our growth radiates from customer continued satisfaction coupled with our earned reputation. After 48 years in the industry, Golden West Security remains unsurpassed. Fastest Response Time in the Business Industry standard takes up to one, two, or even three hours to respond to a call. Golden West Security response time is a cut above the rest with an average response time of 15 minutes. Although other companies typical don’t measure their response times, we consistently track and post our response times on our website. Check us out at www.goldenwestsecurityinc.com Golden West Security provides the highest level of Armed/Unarmed Security in Onsite Security Guards, Patrol Service, Alarm Response, and On-Call Response. We are constantly leveraging new technologies to improve our service and reduce costs, such as Video Surveillance, customized electronic computerized field Officer reporting system (Destiny) and a GPS tracking system on all Patrol Vehicles for efficient dispatching. We employ only the best security officers in the business. They receive extensive training and undergo thorough background checks. Furthermore, Patrol and Onsite Officers are managed by our team of 24/7 Field Supervisors who are an important feature that sets Golden West Security above the rest. Our Field Supervisors have extensive knowledge, experience and overall tenure is one of the best in the industry. For more information, call (661) 294-8160.

Valleywide Escrow

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alleywide Escrow has been serving the real estate community of the SCV for many years. Our Staff are experts in handling all types of escrow services including: Residential, Mobile Homes, Land, Commercial, Refinancing, 1031 Exchanges, Bank Short-Sales, Bulk Sale/Business Opportunity, Liquor License Transfers, Foreclosures and Relocations. Here’s what a couple of our customers have to say about Valleywide Escrow: “This entire office is absolutely AMAZING!! I’m not sure how many transactions we have done but it is a bunch and every one of them is just amazing. They all understand the urgencies on both refinances and purchases. When you have a client that hasn’t returned their package back yet on purchase, instead of just waiting they actually call the client and work on getting the items in so we the lender can meet our contingency time periods.” “I have purchased quite a few houses in my days and I am always pleased when I get to work with Valleywide Escrow. They are always pleasant, they ask the important questions and they are always ready to go.” Valleywide Escrow has two SCV offices to serve you.

VALLEYWIDE Escrow Soledad Canyon Office 19322 Soledad Canyon Road Canyon Country, CA 91351

Contact Our Staff 661-250-8616 661-251-3308 Fax

VALLEYWIDE Escrow Lyons Ave. Office 24002 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 Contact Our Staff 661-286-8700 661-254-8371 Fax

Thank you for voting us Best Automotive Repair Shop for 2016

We are your one-stop total auto car care specialists.

(661) 259-3013

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ounded in 1978, locally owned and operated Limousine Connection has become the premiere transportation provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, offering a wide range of company owned luxury vehicles driven by professional chauffeurs who are employees of our company. Luxury Vehicles For over three decades, Limousine Connection has provided luxury transportation services for some of the world’s most illustrious clients – from notables in the entertainment industry to international dignitaries. Whether it is a single guest or a large party, we offer the type of service that guarantees comfort, reliability, and security. Named one of the top limousine services in the industry, we consistently offer our clients first-class chauffeured transportation services. Our line of vehicles includes: Lincoln Sedans, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedans, Chrysler Stretch Limousines, Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Suburbans, BMW 750is, Executive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Ford and Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vans, Coach Busses. And many more! Our diverse fleet of luxury vehicles are all late-model and meticulously maintained, featuring the best in GPS tracking technology. We ensure all of our vehicles arrive at their destinations on time with our sophisticated mapping and monitoring strategies, so your guests will arrive to their destination on time. First Class Chauffeurs Limousine Connection exclusively utilizes highly trained, meticulously attired, professional chauffeurs, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality service for VIP clientele. Always ready to go the extra mile to deliver a luxury experience, our chauffeurs consistently make sure their passengers enjoy a thoroughly relaxing, sumptuous ride to their destinations. Smooth, hassle-free transportation, and impeccable accommodations – guaranteed!

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alifornia Institute of the Arts—CalArts—was envisioned, by co-founders Walt and Roy Disney, to unite different branches of the arts together under one roof and allow them to cross-pollinate, inform and inspire each other. Since then, CalArts has reinvented the education of artists in profound and enduring ways. A landmark of the Santa Clarita Valley since 1970, CalArts houses six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/ Video, Music and Theater. CalArts was the source of many of the artistic breakthroughs that we take for granted today—think computer music, video art, the resurgence of character-based animation, and new integrations of technology and live performance. The Institute’s faculty and alumni are at the forefront of creative practice and have shaped the landscape for the visual and performing arts over the past decades. They include animation icons John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Brenda Chapman and Stephen Hillenburg; directors Tim Burton and James Mangold; artists Mike Kelley, Catherine Opie and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Mark Bradford; designer Geoff McFetridge; actors Ed Harris, Don Cheadle, Alison Brie and Cecily Strong; composers Carl Stone an John Luther Adams; saxophonist Ravi Coltrane; and singer-songwriter Julia Holter. CalArts’ opens pathways for students—not just as independent, self-empowered artists but also as social innovators with the knowledge and skills to effect transformation in the arts and beyond.

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SERVICES AngelDogs Helping you Have Better Communication with your Pet

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have been a professional dog trainer since 2009 from Animal Behavior College, Paul Owen Raise with Praise Teacher Training Program, and Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers CPDT-KA knowledge assessed. I’m also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and do a prison program. I’ve been rescuing dogs since 2001, specializing in rescuing deaf dogs since 2009. Every dog is unique and different. At AngelDogs Training we develop a program to fit your dog’s needs. We teach you how to communicate with each other, and help you form a bond with your dog that is built on trust, love, and care. I offer private in home training. Group classes in two locations Valencia, and Acton. Beginner’s classes at both locations and intermediate class at the Acton location only. Affordable boarding, and board and train in Acton. Problem behaviors I have solutions for. Specializing in deaf dog training. www.angeldogstraining.com mark@angeldogstraining.com 661-803-8461

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here used to be a time when just having an amazing website was enough. Times have changed, according to Retailing Today (July 12, 2013), 81 percent of consumers research online before they make a big purchase. Having current information ready when people research, communicating with prospects and maintaining a strong web presence is valuable to staying relevant. People buy differently than they used to. Building your website is just the first step in growing your business. Communicating a strong clear message about your products and services online and offline, along with tracking your success is key to growing a business in today’s competitive environment. Small Dog Creative works with you to see the complete picture, we put the pieces together by marketing to your customers throughout your entire buyer’s journey. Don’t let your marketing fall to pieces, give Small Dog Creative a call today at 661702-1310, or email us at theteam@smalldogcreative.com for a FREE one hour Marketing Evaluation to learn more about how we can build a program that works for you.

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SERVICES About Logix

College of the Canyons: A Gateway to Opportunity

uring the last three years, Logix Federal Credit Union has distributed more than $15 million in the form of an extraordinary dividend to its member-owners. The credit union’s focus on superior member value and service has resulted in a whopping 96 percent of members who say they would refer a friend or family member. Logix has been voted “Best Credit Union” in Santa Clarita by The Signal readers for eleven years. That’s also due in part to the credit union’s commitment to the community and to delivering valuable products and services. Chartered in 1937, the credit union offers preferred rates on savings and loan accounts, such as checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, as well as credit cards. Members also have access to 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and to a nationwide network of branches. The credit union is rated “superior” for financial strength and has more than $4 billion in assets and 160,000 members, of those, more than 32,000 members are residents of Santa Clarita Valley, where the credit union operates four branches: Golden Valley, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia Bouquet Canyon and Valencia Promenade. Branch hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. As part of its commitment to Santa Clarita, the credit union has partnered with Circle of Hope. From October 1-31, breast cancer awareness lapel pins will be available for a $5 donation in the branches. Southern California residents are eligible to open an account. Savings are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency. Logix is an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.lfcu.com or call 800-328-5328.

ollege of the Canyons has served as a gateway to higher education, professional training and the opportunities they create for 47 years. With an established reputation for high-quality academic programs, cuttingedge training and championship athletics, the college is consistently one of the fastest-growing colleges in the state and nation. More than 200,000 people have attended College of the Canyons since it opened in 1969. Many thousands have graduated and transferred to fouryear universities, while others have sought out the college to further pursue their academic and professional goals. During that time a significant amount of change and progress have occurred throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, but it has been this community’s consistent, unwavering support that has continued to propel the college forward. Guided by the innovative, results-oriented leadership of Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, the college has cultivated the enviable position as a leader in student achievement. It does so by providing access to higher education and unparalleled student services. It is also a responsive community partner and economic catalyst that helps stimulate the continued growth of local business and industry. With campuses in Valencia and Canyon Country, and advanced degrees available through the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, College of the Canyons has created a foundation of excellence that will be further built upon to continue serving a vibrant, thriving community for generations to come. Respected by colleagues, appreciated by partners, supported by students and community members, and energized by dedicated faculty and staff, College of the Canyons has embraced an unwavering vision to create the best community college ever.

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SERVICES Christ Lutheran: The Perfect Place For Your Child

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hrist Lutheran Preschool in Valencia, is the perfect place for your child to experience early childhood education. For over 40 years, Christ Lutheran Preschool has developed its well-deserved reputation as the best place to send your child for preschool. We offer full day care, or halfday preschool classes for children ages 2-5. We engage our children in exciting, age-appropriate learning activities designed to help them develop socially, physically, and academically. Our staff is dedicated to nurturing your child in a clean, safe, fun environment. We include many different programs, designed with a well-rounded, complete education as the core. Our play-based curriculum allows children to learn to focus, gather information, sort, organize, analyze, imagine, express, and remember, all integrated into the activities and playtime that are a part of every day. As a part of our children’s experience, weekly lessons include time spent in our outdoor science classroom, music classes, academic enrichment groups, chapel time, and our art gallery. We have an award-winning playground with many areas designed to develop gross- and fine- motor skills. Throughout the day, students are surrounded by an extension of the values our families teach at home. We help our children develop kind and caring relationships, social skills, joy in learning, exploration, self-expression, creativity, cooperation, and problem-solving. Please call Christ Lutheran Preschool to schedule a tour today!

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Thank you for selecting Sage Staffing as the BEST TEMP/STAFFING SERVICE in the SCV for the 6th year!

Support for Business, Career Opportunities for People.

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hank you for making Realty Executives Santa Clarita both the No. 1 Real Estate Company and Commercial Real Estate Company in the Santa Clarita Valley! We appreciate everyone who has helped to contribute to our success, and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Realty Executives Santa Clarita has over 25 years of experience in Listing and Selling Real Estate in the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys and surrounding areas. We are a full service Real Estate Company offering exceptional brokerage services with a legacy of excellence, integrity and results, and have been the top selling California franchise for Realty Executives in sales volume since our inception in 1990. With an unparalleled local market presence and a commitment to providing the highest level of client service in the industry, Realty Executives Santa Clarita has achieved the distinguished honor of being No. 1 in Santa Clarita Valley Real Estate Sales for the last decade. Comprised of five office locations and a powerful network of over 300 Executives, we represent more Buyers and Sellers than any other company in the Santa Clarita Valley. We have also been consistently named in the list of top Real Estate firms in the Country by Real Trends, the LA Business Journal and the RISMedia Power Broker Report. Our Sales Executives strive to provide superior service through the utilization of innovative marketing strategies, cutting edge technology and indepth market knowledge. Communication is key, and our goal is to make every real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible. Realty Executives Santa Clarita is proud to be a part of the SCV community. Our company and many individual Executives take pride in our ongoing commitment of giving back to many local and national charities. We offer our Caravan for a Cause program in which we make a collective contribution

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at our bi-monthly caravan of selected homes listed with Realty Executives. We feel fortunate to work and live in Santa Clarita, and share the dream with our families, friends, clients and neighbors. We look forward to the opportunity to provide exceptional real estate service to you. For more information, please visit our website at www.RealtyExecutives-SCV.com or call 661-964-1600. For those interested in a real estate career, please visit www.RexCareers. com for information on joining the team or obtaining your real estate license.

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ou love your child and want them to be happy, healthy and successful at whatever they choose to do. As a caring parent, you also want them to thrive, enriched by positive relationships, fueled by well-earned achievements and engaged with a joy of learning. Since 1995, thousands of SCV families have felt the same way – and have chosen Legacy Christian Academy as their partner in their child’s purposeful education. Legacy Christian Academy offers an accelerated college-preparatory education to their over-400 Kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The primary goal of Legacy’s administration and staff is clearly defined: “We are committed to providing a comprehensive, rigorous, well-rounded college preparatory education within a Christian, family oriented and loving environment,” explains Co-founder and Superintendent Tim Borruel. “We recognize that instilling a deep intellectual curiosity; excellent study habits; strong Christian character; a heart for service; remarkable criticalthinking abilities; a passion for art and music; foreign language fluency in both Mandarin and Spanish; teamwork through competitive sports; public speaking competence and essential technological skills proves to be most beneficial when a child is young,” says Borruel.

It’s a well-timed investment. “Parents are often forced to choose when and how to budget for their child’s education. Legacy families consistently report that they invest in building a successful skillset for their child through middle school, then utilize the public high school system because of its ability to offer AP and Honors courses. During this time, most families direct what they would have spent on tuition to saving for college,” explains Legacy Principal Dr. Matthew Northrop. “Our alumni are accepted to incredibly-prestigious universities like Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth and Princeton.” When potential Legacy parents visit the campus, they note several distinct differences from other schools. Most obvious is the sense of warmth and welcome. “We want every Legacy child to feel at home on our campus. Our students are taught how to respect each other, their teachers and – importantly – themselves. Our teachers are so deeply engaged with our students. They don’t underestimate their importance in the lives of their pupils; they are loving, encouraging, always dedicated to the child’s success and truly give their heart to their class! Visitors often comment about the sheer number of smiles they see at Legacy. Everyone’s just really happy to be a part of this community, and it shows,” says Co-founder and Director of Educational Oversight Donna Borruel.

You’ll also quickly pick up on the academy’s highly-relevant curriculum, including a lauded emphasis on STEM. “Legacy prides itself on providing an educational experience that puts children on a trajectory for success that matters. Our relevant curriculum is very hands on and engaging, preparing our students to be innovative 21st-century leaders. That’s one reason why Legacy is the only private school in Santa Clarita - and Los Angeles County - named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence,” says Donna Borruel. “Here, you’ll see children as young as Kindergarten learning foreign languages; kids safely engaging with technology, creating PowerPoint demos and building computers and networks from the ground up; children having fun ‘playing’ with Gigi, the mascot of MIND Math, a spatial-temporal math program that has been proven to raise test scores in studies out of Johns Hopkins; kids ‘learning how to learn’ in small collaborative groups led by passionate teachers who have experience preparing students for success in the academically-competitive realm of high-school honors and AP courses; advanced-math students taking 10th-grade Geometry in eighth grade and much more – all in a safe and loving environment that exalts Jesus Christ,” says Dr. Northrop. Tours are available year-round.

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SHOPPING Dealership Service Department Frontier Toyota

Pawn Shop Abe’s Pawn Shop

Dry Cleaners SCV Cleaners

Pet Store Pet Supply Santa Clarita

Floral Arrangements Bloomies Florist

Pharmacy Saugus Drugs

Golf Equipment & Supply Roger Dunn Golf Shop of Santa Clarita

Place for kids to have fun Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center

Hotel Hyatt Regency Valencia

Place to throw a party Shin’s Family Martial Arts Center

Jewelry Store Classic Designs Jewelry Luxury Car Dealership Lexus of Valencia Massage Ivy Day Spa Men’s Clothing Store J. David’s Custom Clothiers Motorcycle Dealership Factory MX

Retail Wine Shop BevMo! RV Dealership Camping World Self Storage Facility Storage Center of Valencia Shoe Store Runners Lane

Music Store Lowe’s Music

Tanning Salon Gina Flanagan Renovation Wellness

Balloon Design A-1 Party

Car Wash Valencia Car Wash

Nail Salon Finailly the Right Salon

Tire Store America’s Tire

Boat Dealership Menace Marine & Motorsports

Children’s Clothing Store Children’s Orchard

New Car Dealership Valencia Acura

Tuxedo Rental The Tuxedo Revue

Boutique Cobblestone Cottage

Custom Framing Fast Frame

Nursery Green Thumb Garden Center

Used Car Dealership Frontier Toyota

Bridal Shop Cruz’s Bridal

Day Spa The Ivy Day Spa

Off Road Dealership Factory MX

Women’s Clothing Store HER. Boutique

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hank you to our Classic Designs family and those who support us by their kind words and deeds. We appreciate the preeminent award granted by readers of The Signal, voting Classic Designs the Best Jewelry Store in Santa Clarita for seven years in a row! Our desire is to create an atmosphere conducive to perpetuating the idea of a family jeweler. We strive to serve generations by creating and providing heirloom-quality jewelry and customer service second to none. We delight in joining with our jewelry family to celebrate births, marriages, graduations, accolades, anniversaries – all those life-changing, life-enhancing moments that we recognize with a special gift of fine jewelry to commemorate that moment in time. Classic Designs staff boasts 100 years’ experience in the jewelry industry among its employees. They are proactive in their resolve to stay abreast of new gem finds, innovative technologies in manufacturing, and constantly evolving jewelry trends. The holiday season will reveal the rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets created with those “Antwerp finds” to the delight of many happy recipients. So it is, with another year winding down and a busy holiday approaching, we invite our jewelry family and those who wish to join us, to visit us, view our new inventory and enjoy the Classic Designs experience. Again, with gratitude, we thank you for this prestigious honor!

Thank you for voting us Best Dry Cleaners in the SCV!

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Pet Supply Santa Clarita We are proud to be serving the Santa Clarita Valley and thank those of you who voted for us. We feel very fortunate to have been in this area 19 years next month, and for our outstanding staff which has been an integral part of our success. It couldn’t have happened without the great customers that we are so pleased to know. Thank you from all of us, with sincere appreciation. – Chris, Kathi, Zach, Stacey, Max, Sam, Michael, Robert, Alaric and Noah... and Dino, Teddy, Sophia, Micky, Uma, Carlos, Ozzy and Marta!

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SHOPPING Lowe’s Music Voted Best Music Store in the SCV!

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This year Lowe’s Music is celebrating 14 years in SCV and we feel you have voted us the best because you know we care about you like part of our extended family. We want you to have a great product that works well at the Lowe’s low price. We are a family owned and operated business with personalized service. And with the family name on the sign, we make sure you receive our full honesty, integrity, and reliability with pride. Our fantastic teachers are fun, patient, and friendly accredited musicians. The experience they have will motivate and inspire you or your child to be positive and have a great educational music experience. Stop by today and experience the hospitality Lowe’s music has to offer. We are located at 22932 ½ Lyons Ave. in Newhall or call us today at 661-259-5502.

Family Owned Business Providing • Quick turnaround • Same day service available • All work fully guaranteed • Free design consultation • Free pickup and delivery • Installation available • Special corporate pricing and terms • No job too big or too small • Voted Best Custom Framing in SCV multiple years running • Voted Best Small Business by the SCV Chamber

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and continued satisfaction. Pet Supply has a huge selection of pet food, supplies, toys and just about anything else your family’s pets will need. Pet Supply also proudly features a complete line of pet food from Evo and California Natural dog and cat foods. These are historically extremely high Quality foods that feature only the best cuts of meat and they have no by-products, corn, wheat or soy. And with our guaranteed low prices, Evo and California Natural foods are a fantastic value. Stop in and ask us about this quality line of food. Pet Supply is located at 26831 Bouquet Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91350 Call us at 661-296-2654

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Modern Wellness Guide 1. Wellness and BEAUTY are one. Spa completes the modern wellness routine. Regular spa treatments like massage and facials help manage stress and reduce toxins, and enhance proper diet and exercise. 2. CLINICAL FACIALS are the hottest skin care treatment right now. These powerful treatments for acne, hyperpigmentation, and anti-aging offer visible results. 3. MEN are loving Spa. The Ivy Day Spa has created the perfect environment for the male spa experience. With luxurious amenities for both men and women, plus coed lounge areas and treatments, has men enjoying more time at the spa. 4. Get more with MEMBERSHIP. Membership can help make wellness a priority, as well as reward your commitment! Sign up today and start enjoying monthly treatments for less than menu price, plus exclusive member savings, perks and events. 5. You can have your SPA and your BOTOX too. The worlds of traditional spa and medical treatments have begun to cross over, and The Ivy Day Spa is the ideal place to enjoy both! To learn more about treatments, spa packages, and membership, please contact the Ivy Day Spa at 661-260-1244. The Ivy Day Spa is located at 24320 Town Center Dr #100, Valencia, at the Westfield Town Center Mall. For more information visit www.TheIvyDaySpa.com.

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SHOPPING Exceptional Service at Saugus Drugs

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t Storage Center of Valencia, conveniently located in the Lowe’s Shopping Center, we would like to thank our wonderful community for once again voting us Best Storage Facility. The landscaping and architectural features of the Storage Center of Vaaugus Drugs and Hallmark would once again like to thank the readers lencia are your first clue that this is not your typical storage facility. of The Signal for voting Saugus Drugs the best pharmacy in the Santa As you enter our reception area, you are greeted by our pleasant staff Clarita Valley. We are honored to have been recognized by so many whose goal is to do everything possible to make your moving and storage of our loyal customers. experience the best it can possibly be. Having been part of the Santa Clarita healthcare community for over 30 Security screens run along the wall of our lobby and monitor activity years, we have seen our city grow and we have grown with it. Our store ofthroughout our facility 24/7. fers high quality service from an experienced pharmacy staff, a Wellness Our 1,800-square-foot showroom features typical unit sizes and an endCenter featuring natural and homeopathic remedies and a wide variety of less assortment of moving and packing supplies. “Wow” is a typical reaction medical equipment. We even have a Post Office! Don’t forget the gifts! We by many first-time visitors entering our facility. have one of the most diverse selections of gifts in the valley and we are In addition to the hundreds of regular storage units, there are several things that separate this company from other storage facilities. always searching for fresh ideas to entice our shoppers. Complete your Our facility boasts 557 regular units, ranging from 5x5s to 12x30s, parking purchase with cards and giftwrapping from our extensive Hallmark departspaces, mailboxes and 144 wine cellar units. ment. This is truly the destination to find something unique for that “special Among these are our climate controlled units for pharmaceuticals and someone” of any age. other items that must remain at a specific temperature. This is the only storHave you received your flu shot yet this year? Not only do we have flu age facility in this valley that offers climate- and humidity-controlled wine shots, we have the shingles vaccine along with many different travel vacci® generator in the event of a power interruption. storage with a backup nations. Be sure to ask our pharmacist which of these may be right for you. Ninety-five percent of our units are indoors, and the building is a conNo matter what brings you in, we promise exceptional service with a crete structure with a “cool deck” roofing system, which keeps the temperasmile. We look forward to your visit. tures much cooler than outdoor units. Our facility is professionally cleaned twice a week. Most people don’t realize how heat, dust and the outdoor elements effect and damage their valuables. We invite you to come in and compare. ® Together, with the state-of-the-art construction, security and professional staff, the Storage Center of Valencia offers you value beyond the norm. ® This value is recognized by our Santa Clarita community, as they have voted us the Best Storage Facility once again. Trade in your outgrown children’s goods for cash today -- we’ll take your gently For more information, call 661-263-1999 or visit storagecenterofvaused children’s clothing, and equipment and give you top dollar. Take store lencia.com. 26570 Bouquet Cyn. Rd. • Santa Clarita credit, and get even more. Call COLOR AD PRODUCED BY THE SIGNAL ® now for an appointment. (661) 263-1484

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SHOPPING A Car Wash That’s Giving Back to the Community

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alencia Car Wash is celebrating its 28th anniversary serving the Santa Clarita Valley. The company’s services include: full service car washes; express exterior washes, auto detailing and polishing; oil changes; and a fantastic gift store. We are a member of Water Savers which promotes efficient water usage. WE use about 30 percent less water than home car washing. Big John’s Tire Performance, Wha’Sub, Jamison Computers, Smog Pros and Russo Insurance are all located in the car wash complex. We support many local charities. A portion of car wash revenue is donated to each customer’s charity of choice. We also annually support City of Hope. Donating a portion of revenue is an excellent way for us to show our commitment to the Santa Clarita Valley community. We feel good about what we are doing and hope the residents will continue to support us in these efforts. Valencia Car Wash has received the Excalibur Award and has been named Business Partner of the Year by the American Cancer Society. The car was is located at 24233 Creekside Road, behind Target. For information, call 661-255-3448 or visit valenciacarwash.com.

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Santa Clarita’s Friendship Dealership: More Than Selling Cars

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he moment you step into Valencia Acura, you can’t help but notice that it’s different from other dealerships. One of their small white dogs, Speed Bump or Test Drive, will likely greet you, followed by members of their warm staff who consider one another family. The Valencia Acura “family” considers its customers genuine friends, going well beyond selling cars. Rightfully known as Santa Clarita’s “Friendship Dealership,” Valencia Acura was recently named Best New Car Dealership for the 12th consecutive year. “We’re humbled and very proud to be named Best New Car Dealership in the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Don. “It feels like we’re truly taking care of our customers in the fashion we always strive for.” The entrepreneurial couple became hooked on the car business in 1985 then acquired Valencia Acura in 1997. Ever since, they’ve been creating unique, quality shopping and driving

experiences for their clients—offering a nonintimidating, welcoming atmosphere, luxury cars at more affordable prices and customer appreciation events. In fact, if you stop by the last week of any given month, you can enjoy a free manicure, mini-facial and back massage! “Don & Cheri Fleming are amazing,” said customer Carol L. “Everything they do for the community, the Valencia Acura employees and the dealership make me one of many proud owners of an Acura. I could not imagine having any other car.” Carol’s response is not unique, and her take on the Flemings is spot on. Well-known for giving back to the community, Cheri and Don actively support local businesses and charitable organizations. Cheri is a long time member and past president of Soroptimist International of the Americas—a global organization that strives to improve the lives of girls and women, spurring economic and social empowerment. Traveling the world as a leader and advocate,

Cheri positively influenced the lives of girls and women so that they can fulfill their dreams. “We’re honored to serve on the boards we do and with the causes we support,” said Cheri. “It strengthens us. We’re so proud of our community, and it means so much to give back to the community we love so much.” They apply this principal of kindness to every customer, cultivating friendships that don’t end when customers leave the lot. The experience includes ongoing access to their awardwinning service department, which caters to all makes and models—not merely Acuras. Their highly skilled staff gleans high marks throughout the industry, helping to ensure safe, quality driving experiences and longer lasting cars. As for what lies ahead, the couple plans to uphold its mission to earn customer satisfaction to the best of their abilities. “When we do, good things happen,” said Don. “Our whole mission is to treat every customer as we would want to be treated.”

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Cool Season Vegetables!

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s summer draws to an end and the nights become cooler, residents of Santa Clarita can begin to plan and plant a winter vegetable garden. Thoughts of home-grown lettuce and peas offer encouragement to get out and prepare the vegetable garden. If your yard does not have an area designated for a vegetable garden, consider creating one from a section of lawn or an unused side yard. All that is needed is soil and a sunny area. Even large containers set on a sunny patio will serve to grow many vegetables. October is an ideal time to set out vegetable seedlings. Seeds can also be sown directly in the garden. Green Thumb Garden Center will be well stocked with a great variety of vegetable starts as soon as summer heat has passed. Homemade compost, or bagged amendments purchased at Green Thumb should be added to the soil at the rate of six cubic feet per one hundred square feet of garden area. An organic fertilizer may also be applied at this time. The soil may be turned, amendments added, and plants planted all in the same day. Most vegetables do fine with a deep watering several times a week. A soakertype hose or drip system also works very well. Cool season vegetables are relatively easy to grow. Lettuce, celery, cilantro, broccoli, cabbage, and peas are a few varieties that most home gardeners have success with. Root crops such as radishes, onions, garlic, and carrots also flourish with very little care. Fertilizer and insect control are probably the only additional expenditures needed after purchasing the plants. So enjoy the fall weather, treat yourself with a trip to Green Thumb Garden Center, plant your vegetable garden, and reward yourself with fresh produce all winter long. For additional information, consult the garden pros at Green Thumb Garden Center, 23734 Newhall Ave., Old Town Newhall.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN SANTA CLARITA!

We are most grateful for your votes and for being awarded “Best Of” once again. Our goal is to always provide the highest quality of personal service for all of our guests in Santa Clarita. Remember, at Frontier Toyota, “We don’t make deals, we open relationships.”

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