Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2009. There are 113 days left in the year.
Sept.3 was the beginning of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) football season.
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It's a welcome sense of urgency for a state waking up to a water supply nightmare: Legislators in Sacramento are aggressively tackling a raft of bills aimed at solving the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Sacramento - On Sept. 4, Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) was appointed to the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Renewable Energy. The eight member panel has been directed to study policy and implementation issues affecting renewable energy, sustainable energy production and use, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.
'High Noon' legend Gary Cooper will be commemorated on a U.S. Postal stamp with a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Autry National Center of the American West, Heritage Court, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 90065.
Experience the Old West's Hart at the William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall 91321.
The SCV Senior Center is teaming up again with Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Kiwanis Club of the Santa Clarita Valley for the 18th Annual "Magic Mountain 5K Run" through the amusement park on Oct. 4 starting at 8 a.m.
Sacramento, CA - On Sept. 2, Senate Bill 37 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which requires state agencies to provide electronic pay stubs to employees who participate in the direct deposit program, passed the Senate unanimously.
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Sept. 3 in federal court in Los Angeles charging Ventura County, Calif., with discrimination in its employment practices by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is deaf.
Panorama City, Calif. - International salsa star Liz Lira and flamenco guitarist Jose Garcia will join the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce for its 13th Annual "Latino Expo" on Saturday, Sept. 12.
On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The U.S. EPA manages more than $7 billion in projects and programs that will invest in environmental protection and provide long-term economic benefits to aide recovery efforts across the nation.
The Democratic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley will be "Celebrating an Environmental Hero" and hosting a "Meet and Greet" for Assemblyman Pedro Nava on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the restaurant area adjacent to the lobby at the Valencia Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355.
The city of Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host its first monthly "Job Fair" on Tuesday, September 8 at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center. Registration for the event begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot.
A classroom assignment at La Mesa Junior High School turned into a boon for firefighters camping out in Santa Clarita's Central Park while fighting the nearby Station Fire.
An alleged local gang member is set to go before a judge Sept. 17, arrested after he reportedly ignored a deputy's orders and tried to hide a stolen, loaded handgun before surrendering.
The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.
Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...
The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.
#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.