The Story Village
It's that time of the year again when we assess our year's accomplishments and look forward to what we should and can do this year.
"I thought we'd heard the end of this right-wing nonsense," my friend Libby declared. "I mean, this whole debate is so yesterday."
Fueled in part by federal grants and state bonds, and unfazed by the economy, Santa Clarita charged through 2010 at full speed, closing out the year with several milestones reached.
The Signal's occassional series on the events and happenings of 2010 began Dec. 21.
I have a confession. When I was first assigned the Senior Living beat at The Signal, I was not thrilled.
Seven female students, ages 11-14, from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in an all-day robotics competition this November at La Cañada High School. They walked away with the Research Quality Award, enhanced confidence and memories of an amazing experience.
In December, the 30-plus associates of Valencia's Petersen International Underwriters again collected food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in an effort to help make the holidays better for some of the community's less fortunate residents. This is the second year, Peterson made an organized effort to collect food and it was able to triple last year's donation. According to the staff at the SCV Food Pantry, this year's donation will provide food for approximately 250–300 people.
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Thirty years ago, I went to work for a company that no longer exists, but the brand names that were created more than 100 years ago still survive.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deserve praise for confronting this community's growing drug problem head-on and creating the Juvenile Intervention Team, also known as the J-Team, to help deal with it.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Metrolink commuter trains will run to downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day, but not on their regular schedules, Metrolink officials announced this week.
Hundreds of runners and volunteers will take part in the inaugural Be the Light 5K run/walk sponsored by A Light of Hope Support Center Inc. in Santa Clarita this Saturday.
Drive Sober & Choose Your Ride Home
A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. A suspect was being detained by loss prevention for shoplifting. Once outside the suspect tried to get away and attacked the victim. The suspect, bite the victim in an attempt to escape. Responding deputies arrested the suspect without incident.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.
GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.