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.
Jasper Byrd, of Valencia, son of Brett and LeiAn Byrd, graduated from Level 1 of the Future Astronaut Training Program (FATP) July 15 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Jasper will be in grade 7 at Albert Einstein Academy this fall. His brother is Graham Byrd, of Valencia.
Dr. Lisa Burkhartsmeyer and Andrew Graham of Tucson, Arizona were wed in a double ring ceremony at The Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 11.
Force Airman Yannis D. Tsangarakis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
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Keith Richman has been described as both challenging to work for and a true statesman in Sacramento.
One of the great benefits of having young adult children in college includes the benefit of receiving their textbooks when they finish their classes (resale is a joke) and updating myself on the changes that occurred since my own college days.
Tim Myers' column, "The problem with districts" (Aug. 1) should have been titled "The problem without districts."
The Signal's recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries," (Aug. 3) was wholly inaccurate.
Last April, I read with great interest a column by Paul Strickland titled "Save our seniors" (April 16). Strickland referenced the then-newly passed health-care legislation - aka Obamacare - that cuts some $528 billion from Medicare, that includes $136 billion from Medical Care Advantage.
Contrary to state Sen. Tony Strickland's commentary of Aug. 2 ("Controller Chiang defies governor"), I am fighting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to slash state employees' pay to the federal minimum wage for one reason: to save taxpayer dollars.
There is, of course, considerable debate among Santa Clarita Valley residents about the rate increases proposed by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County.
If these freeway stoppages become any more frequent, I propose installing vending machines and an Andy Gump portable toilet on the freeway aprons every half-mile to ease our pain. Wi-Fi wouldn't be a bad idea, either.
Thank God for the so-called "activist judge" who had the courage and good sense to affirm the U.S. Constitution's most basic premise, that all citizens are subject to "equal protection under law." This idea is so important, it is written across the very entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.
Adding to the growing number of new pizza restaurants opening in Santa Clarita, Pieology on Newhall Ranch Road is introducing itself to the community by donating 25 percent of the day's sales to a good cause and giving away 50 free pizzas on July 29.
Star date: 55367 (I have no idea where they come up with that number), nearing the Galaxy LitigationRus, home to those much worse than the dreaded Romulans or the detestable Kardassians. This is the home of one of the most feared races in the Universe – the PlanNot-ians.
I am a new subscriber to The Signal. I missed your satirical editorial piece on July 13, which Michelle Boehm responded to in the July 20 issue of The Signal.
Katie sat anxiously in the salon chair this past Tuesday afternoon. We were in Seattle visiting Katie - it was our first visit to see her since she left Southern California after recuperating from a traumatic brain injury she suffered in India.
Another week, another opening of fine films.
There have been a great many suggestions about how this country should handle the crisis posed by the thousands of children invading our country.
In my humble opinion, the most straightforward, simplest answer to the William S. Hart Union High School District going to board member representation by areas/districts would be to add two board positions.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Miguel Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan Schoop homered and J.J. Hardy hit two RBI doubles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night in Acton after a vehicle slammed into a pole on the northbound Highway 14 at Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.
One person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-serious injuries after a vehicle crashed into a building in Newhall on Tuesday, according to an official.
Two elementary-school-aged entrepreneurs set up shop Tuesday on a Newhall street corner, enjoying an age-old summer custom: operating a lemonade stand.
U.S. and European airlines canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, but Santa Clarita Valley representatives of two faiths that consider Israel the holy land said they're not worried about pilgrims' safety.