Graduation season has officially started in the Santa Clarita Valley, and more than 3,500 high school students will receive their diplomas this month.
The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and the city of Santa Clarita team up again for another Safe & Secure Community Collection event on Saturday, May 21.
The ladies of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat FC are excitedly waiting to play their first game of the 2011 W-League season.
Beginning Thursday, May 19, the city of Santa Clarita will begin a temporary and intermittent lane closure of the number two (outside lane), and the shoulder on the westbound side of Lyons Avenue between Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
Everything we do in life begins with an idea; a seed that blossoms into what we believe it can be. Cassie May Bensko, an 8-year-old from Valencia, planted a little seed that sprouted into a major success.
Economists tell us the Great Recession officially ended in the middle of 2009. That may be the case, but, if so, the recovery has been slow in starting. As we move into 2011, however, there are signs of a growing recovery and there is finally some optimism.
Canyon High School's dance team won two national open dance titles at the recent United Spirit Association National Competition held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Eighteen students in the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program came away from the annual ROP awards ceremony held in April with medals attesting to their excellent academic achievement and positive attitudes in the career-oriented ROP classes in which they are enrolled.
A friend emailed me a PowerPoint clip called "Philosophy for Old Age." It's one of those touchy-feely things about life and living that you're supposed to pass on to other friends, brightening his day. Normally, I'm pessimistic about email-chain things, but this was a fun, astute observation on growing older.
Mitchell Community School's teachers and staff recently rallied together to raise $190 in only 10 minutes to help Autism Services, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities. The activity was part of a weeklong team-building program that culminated with a staff meeting provided by Smart Team Building at no charge.
A new sign has gone up at the site of the shuttered Bella Cucina Restaurant on The Old Road, west of Interstate 5. It reads: "Capitol City TOPLESS."
A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-'em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California black ripe olives.
State of the County luncheon
More things that drive me crazy:
NEW YORK (AP) - There were stunners, snoozers and bummers at the Met Gala, the former led by Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova and Sarah Silverman in stunning princess ball gowns and the latter led by, well, many.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. Pistorius denied the allegation.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base.
SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.
I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.
Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.
With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.
Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.
You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.
It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.
Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.