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.
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.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.