"I used to get paid to move rocks for the Highway Department and hated it, and now I come here every month and do it for free," laughed Caltrans retiree Dave Omieczynski. Omieczynski is a member of the Ridge Route Preservation Organization (RRPO), a group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Ridge Route, the first major automotive link between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Joaquin Valley.
Previously held on third Thursdays of the month, Art Walks will now be held on the first Thursday of the month along the Western Walk of Stars on Main Street in Newhall. The next Art Walk will be next Thursday, April 1. Experience the "new charm" of Old Town Newhall, meet and mingle with artists, enjoy live music and stroll a farmer's market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This week's spotlight in the SCV features the Jump Rope for Heart event at Mint Canyon Community School, a picture from The Signal's Foothill League tennis preview, a 12-week dance class at Cedarcreek Elementary and a tour of Golden Valley Road Bridge.
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.
I sincerely accept that Mary Reza is "A realist, not a racist" (The Signal, March 9).
Today, March 11, the Treasury Department announced that the budget deficit for the month of February alone was $221 billion, up 14 percent over last February.
Water is bad and should be outlawed!
A popular Valencia restaurant is going to the wolves this weekend. Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. is partnering with the Wolf Connection, a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue organization, to raise money and awareness for the animals.
Family celebrations, special-occasion parties and get-togethers ... do they create mayhem or magic in your house?
Canyon Springs Community School student Jose Quevedo, 10, left, gets a hand from fifth-grader Emma Urosevic, as they paint a section of a metal panel on Wednesday that will decorate the underpass at Golden Valley Road Bridge.
Los Angeles County firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians from AMR Ambulance treat the driver of a Ford Focus.
A wind advisory is in effect for the Santa Clarita Valley, especially the north-south Interstate 5 corridor, according to the National Weather Service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Capping an epic struggle, congressional Democrats put the final touches Thursday to historic legislation enshrining health care as the right of every citizen. Republicans vowed to campaign for repeal in the fall election season, drawing a quick retort from President Barack Obama: "I welcome that fight."
The president spoke in Iowa as the Senate voted 56-43 for legislation making changes, including better benefits for seniors and low-income and middle-class families, to the bill he signed into law with a flourish at the White House on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO -- WonderCon, one of the country's most popular and well-attended comic book conventions, boasts an impressive guest list for the annual event being held in San Francisco on Friday through Sunday, April 2-4, 2010. WonderCon is produced by the same organization that produces the world-renowned Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste's presentations from the Canyon Country Advisory Committee's March "Meet the Council Candidate" session are now available for viewing on YouTube.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.