In the second semester of seventh grade, I learned how to swim. To that point in my life, I did not have the confidence nor did I believe I had the ability to fulfill the requirements for the required swimming merit badge. Learning to swim - and reasonably well - was an obstacle I needed to overcome if I was to achieve earn the badge.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will return Down Under to defend his title at the Australian Masters.
When Steve Lunetta ("The election widget," May 31) and I agree, you know it's a bad proposition. Proposition 14 is the kiss of death.
I am encouraging Santa Clarita Valley voters to definitely vote "no" on Proposition 14.
Tonight's the "Night of My Life" because I received a letter today from Barbra Streisand supporting Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act.
The following essays were written and submitted by fifth-grade students at Live Oak Elementary school. This is the last batch of favorite-book essays.
This is the first batch of essays that The Signal has received for the summer vacation question.
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.
West Ranch's Valley Invitational Baseball League opener against Royal of Simi Valley sounded different than usual.
Sheriff's deputies arrested three people over the weekend who were allegedly doing drugs on a Canyon Country street near two cars they had stolen, one of which they had stripped, sheriff's deputies said Monday.
College of the Canyons began its summer session on Monday.
A phone call to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station from a concerned resident Saturday morning led to the arrest of three people, resulted in the recovery of drugs and stolen property, and brought closure to two recent car theft victims.
DETROIT (AP) - Armando Galarraga knows he will always be remembered as the pitcher whose perfect game was ruined by an umpire's blown call.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from the spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC said Monday that it plans next month to replace the cap collecting the crude with a slightly bigger device.
A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Santa Clarita as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Sunday, June 20.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Tuesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.
When I left work as a full-time journalist almost three years ago, I was determined to move into my new career without looking back.
August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.