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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.
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We lost an old friend the other day. Someone we'd hooked up with way back in our first days in Santa Clarita.
There have been various editorials and columns about the census and how many people have or haven't sent their census in.
After reading the horrific front-page story of the girl who committed suicide in Massachusetts ("'Bullies' charged in suicide," March 30), I am shocked at this quote from the article: "(Jeremiah) Lasater's family was unreachable for comment."
On March 2, West Ranch TV drove to Anaheim to compete in the 2010 Student Television Network Convention. For five nights and six days, the TV production students worked to create a 15-minute broadcast, film and several individual productions. This year's competition was more successful than ever before, and the students were proud to come home with six awards, including first place in the Blue division Sweet 16 broadcast and second place in the film category.
On March 5, Sen. Harry Reid took to the airwaves and actually smiled announcing that there were only 36,000 jobs lost across the nation in February.
Katelin Farenbaugh, 16, knows what it means to be avid about making top grades.
LOS ANGELES - Following a prestigious festival run, "When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors" opens in select markets on Friday, April 9.
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a senior member on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement regarding Monday's tragic explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Whitesville, W. Va., where 25 miners were killed and four others still remain missing:
Santa Clarita-based aftermarket auto audio installer SoundMan Car Audio has produced a video detailing how to install the Apple's new iPad in a car, two days after the touchscreen device's release.
The 2010 Solar Company Scorecard (solarscorecard.com) released by the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) in March underscores the need for greener production methods in the manufacture of solar modules, says Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, Inc., a Valencia, Calif.-based developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules.
The city of Santa Clarita invites local job seekers to attend a Job Fair Prep Workshop on Friday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.
This May, the College of the Canyons Library Associates will present its inaugural "SuperTasting" Wine Dinner, providing guests with answers to many of their wine-related questions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA running back and Valencia High graduate Steven Manfro left the practice field on a cart Tuesday after apparently injuring his knee.
The last month for the California Senate and Assembly to pass or kill bills this year has begun. At the end of August, Gov. Jerry Brown will have one month to sign or veto bills that make it through the Legislature. Many of the bills that have had been on the Valley Industry & Commerce Association's (VICA) radar in 2014 are still in circulation, for better or for worse.
In the best seller "Good to Great," author Jim Collins states that any organization that wants to improve should start by getting the right people, as he says, "on the bus and the wrong people off it."
CalArts School of Film/Video by the numbers:
Ken Cornett stood a couple of hundred feet away from the performance stage at the August Thursday night Art Slam.
TV crews from the series "NCIS" built a fake safety deposit room inside the break room of the Bank of Santa Clarita's main branch in which the cameramen shot a few hours of film. By the time the editing was completed, the scene probably only made it into three or four minutes of the TV show.
I'm a little over 6 months away from turning the big 3-0, and I've taken a lot of time to ponder on these last 10 years and what lessons I've learned, trials I've overcome and how I have changed overall as a person. A lot of big things happened in these past ten years, getting married, having three children, graduating college, starting a career, becoming a stay-at-home mom, leaving it all to pursue our dreams, moving cross country and shifting our focus. Through all of this I've learned a little about life and a lot ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies investigating summertime robberies on Canyon Country bike paths have arrested an additional juvenile, bringing to seven the number apprehended in the crackdown, officials said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (AP) - Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.
We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.