Gary Horton's opinion column "Don't fall for fabricated horn stories" (July 28) claims that ignorance and bigotry persist in America; he is certainly correct. However, he missed some important facts when he used Shirley Sherrod's video speech to the NAACP.
I assume I receive a different version of The Signal than Carole Lutness ("Public libraries should stay public," July 26). I re-read my version regarding the city of Santa Clarita's setting up a committee to look into taking over the local libraries, which are a cash cow for the county (using our tax dollars to support libraries in other areas in Los Angeles County where revenues are less).
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Three people were injured and Interstate 5 traffic was snarled Friday following a collision involving two semi-trailer trucks and a car.
The Crown Fire scorched more than 13,000 acres in the Antelope Valley as it continued to move north toward Palmdale. The blaze also destroyed several structures by Friday night.
Lawrence Stoffel, a Santa Clarita Valley resident and Director of Bands at California State University Northridge (CSUN), was presented the 2010 John Swain College/University Educator Award by the California Music Educators Association.
Firefighters are tackling a three-acre blaze in Canyon Country that reportedly began at 12:20 p.m., according to Matt Levesque, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector.
Three people have been injured, at least one critically, three lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are blocked and the Valencia Boulevard exit is closed because of a collision involving two semi-trailer trucks and a car.
Memphis, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney said three armed men looking for Lorenzen Wright showed up at the home of the former NBA player's ex-wife about six weeks before he was found shot to death.
Dogs and cats, living together ... mass hysteria? Maybe not so much.
Travis Preston this week was named the new dean of the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.
This column is about "reactionary laws" - not laws that are a part of some right-wing conspiracy, but laws that are enacted as a reaction to shocking news stories. The message to those whose common response to outrageous behavior is "there should be a law" is - be careful what you wish for.
Bank of Santa Clarita has continued to show increased earnings, according to second-quarter results released Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).
Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.
A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.
A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.
A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.