"I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree." Too bad our society seems to have lost its appreciation of trees. They're great for the environment. When I moved here in 1972 there was a marvelous oak tree in the middle of Lyons Avenue, said to be 400 years old. Then one day it was gone, removed, it was said, by Newhall Land and Farming Co. That was just the ...
"New private school upsets neighbors," The Signal, August 22. Zoning laws dictate that multiple families cannot live in a single-family home, yet during the day neighbors in that Castaic neighborhood must endure 100 kids. Imagine what Back to School Night will look like.
Hey Robert, I live in a rural area. One of my neighbors had a small kitchen fire this weekend. We put it out very quickly and there was not a lot of damage done. I started looking and realized there are no fire hydrants located anywhere on our street. Would this be something that we would be charged for, or how much would it cost if we hired someone to install one? Brian C. Hello ...
So, you still aren't ready to buy those spiral fluorescent light bulbs everyone is pushing? Saving natural resources, doing your part to fight global warming and even saving money aren't enough motivation? Fine. Here's one more reason to change your mind and go with "green" light.
Jessica Lynn Posner and Scot Lawrence Peeples were wed Aug. 23 at a private estate in Newhall, Calif.
As you all know by now, I had a pretty good week last week. I don't think that I could have asked for things to turn out better. The last time I left you all I was preparing for my competition at the Olympics to begin. While I was in Beijing I had an opportunity to get some good treatment from the USA team doctors on my Achilles. I was feeling good enough to get ...
As your supermarket receipts sadly show, the price of many food items keeps escalating. Dairy products have jumped nearly 11 percent over the past year, coffee costs almost 9 percent more, and a dozen eggs are up 43 cents.
A flag football league for special needs athletes has been a big hit for local youth players.
Presentation planned for rose soil secrets The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will meet 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Topic: Gisele Schoniger on "Soil Secrets for Growing Fabulous Roses." Gisele represents the Dr. Earth company and will discuss the many products they have available for roses, such as potting soils, fertilizers, and soil amendments. She will discuss trends in the industry, how to build the microbial life ...
There are many activities that enhance a child's total learning experience outside of school. Fortunately, the Santa Clarita Valley has many opportunities to choose among many high-quality programs, practically one for every interest or talent.
Girls basketball coaches can look at West Ranch High School for a possible job. The West Ranch High School girls basketball program has two openings. One is for a junior varsity head coaching opening, the other is for a freshman opening. Candidates should exhibit effective communication skills, display professional demeanor in representing an education institution, demonstrate outstanding organizational skills and is highly qualified to teach basketball to high school students. Those interested can call assistant ...
"It's a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today, and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut tax rates now."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will host its annual "Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off" Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic, giving chili lovers a chance to sample dozens of different chili recipes and raise money for two local charities.
The Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Thursday that sales of existing single-family homes increased 22.2 percent throughout the Santa Clarita Valley during July.
A new Newhall Library in Old Town Newhall sounds a bit oxymoronic, but it sure is the best idea I've heard in years.
Please let Meghan Blair know how much I applaud and support her for discussing the stigma of depression and Bipolar conditions in Our Community on Dec. 1, 2013.
Bullying is an increasing problem that affects the lives of students every day. This can happen anywhere from school to the online growing social media. When a person is bullied it affects their everyday life.
Cal Poly went big - 32 students strong - at the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The world's largest gathering of women in technology, the conference challenged attendees to "Think Big, Drive Forward."
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers coach Mike Brown delivered a simple message for Kyrie Irving after the All-Star point guard had the first scoreless game of his career Friday night: forget about it.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - UCLA appeared on its way toward another victory before the Bruins' prolific offense dried up.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
The premise of this democracy is based on electing those representatives who will make decisions in the interests of all of the people, not just the rich, corporations, or special interests.
Mayor Kellar seems to believe that anyone who originally opposed the roundabout should have no voice on what sort of art display will be chosen or whether to "do nothing."
Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.