Pure maple syrup has been a part of North American life since before the continent was settled by Europeans.
Academy of the Canyons rang in the 2009-10 school year in style with a brand new campus.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.
DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."
Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).
BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.