It was the perfect summer evening for dining al fresco adjacent to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia. As guests waited the arrival of pop star Michael Bolton at a special fundraising VIP "meet and greet" to benefit the PAC K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program, guests enjoyed liquid mojitos as well as food from Mojito Caribbean Cuisine restaurant in Valencia.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights college students competing, high school students cheering and young children climbing.
In a game full of penalties and turnovers, College of the Canyons used its defense to beat Antelope Valley College on Saturday night at Brent Carder Marauder Stadium.
In the midst of discussion - or argument or mudslinging, depending whom you ask - about the issue of chloride levels in the Santa Clara River and the water we send downstream to neighboring farmers, an important point may be lost.
With school starting and the traveling days of summer just about ended, we've entered that time when conversations about vacations are frequent: "Where did you go this year, and how was it?" My wife and I took three weeks and learned the hard way that the Central Coast in the summer is more like the Pacific Northwest in the winter. Enough said.
Next week is 9/11, nine years since four jetliners were hijacked by fanatical Muslim extremists. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. How will you acknowledge what has now become National Patriot's Day, arguably a somber and solemn event in America's history?
I cannot afford to act in the capacity of academic snob. I attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, ranked third by the "everyone gets a prize" U.S. News and World Report as a midwestern regional university.
Thank you for your coverage of the Aug. 24 City Council meeting regarding the proposal to take over the operation of three local libraries ("Last words on libraries").
Once again, I'm glad to say "Bravo Bob Kellar!" You have a backbone and are not a sheeple.
Here are my questions regarding the city's plan to take over the running of our libraries.
In response to "Library row confounds dogmatics," (Sept. 1): Interesting how local columnist/conservative naysayer Gary Horton plays on his misinformed understanding of partisan issues surrounding local versus county control of our treasured public libraries.
In response to the open letter to me concerning the proposed annexation of Tesoro del Valle by the city of Santa Clarita ("Annex Tesoro," Aug. 31), it is my understanding that representatives of the Tesoro del Valle Homeowners Association board of directors - the elected representatives for the 1,100 families currently living there - have testified and submitted letters to the city asking that they wait until the county completes its processing of a pending application for entitlements of the undeveloped property in Tesoro.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 7
Le Chêne French Cuisine is a popular "destination" restaurant on Sierra Highway near Agua Dulce. The restaurant has been delighting customers with fine food and wine for 30 years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.
Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.
The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.