Dayna Smith of Valencia, California, is listed on the spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Smith is a junior and majoring in business. Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to make the dean's list.
Rachel O'Connor, of Santa Clarita, received a Bachelor's Degree during the 2009 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, held Sunday May 17.
Picture Perfect Window Coverings held its first annual Art Contest on May 12. Art students from Artworks Studio and Picasso's Playmates participated in the contest for a nominal entry fee. Picture Perfect donated half of the proceeds to the Circle of Hope, a nonprofit charity supporting women and men with breast cancer.
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:
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth used to tell a self-deprecating story concerning his first (unsuccessful) effort to run for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council.
The passing of Wayne King, known to many as Tiny, owner of the submarine shop on Camp Plenty in Canyon Country, is so saddening.
While spending $5.2 million to urge local residents to "Think Santa Clarita Valley" when shopping ("Council says 'Think SCV,'" April 29), I hope the City Council also urges local business to do their part in being competitive.
Last summer, we were immediately able to save more than $150 a month in air-conditioning bills instantly and affordably.
Michael Jackson's music eased my pain more than anything else on earth.
Jade Sekeres, a student at Valencia High School, has been selected to attend the 2009 Congressional Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Healthcare, sponsored by LeadAmerica. The CSLC is a college-accredited invitational leadership program for academically talented and promising young leaders from across the United States and internationally. Jade Sekeres will join other exceptional high school students with records of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement who are inverted to participate.
It is with great dismay that I open my Signal every day (except Sunday) to find that you continue to omit the latest episode of Doonesbury from your comics page.
Who can forget the October 2007 Buckweed fire that blackened tens of thousands of acres of brush, killed countless wild animals and decimated a Canyon Country neighborhood?
The outlook for public schools in California is definitely a gloomy one, teachers and others agreed last week during an update on education in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Picture this: An elegant Tuscan atmosphere (without driving any further than the Tournament Players Club in Westridge), delicious Northern Italian cuisine, fragrant wines and beautiful music. Add to the tempting milieu a very special ceremony recognizing three oncologists who battle cancer each day with the utmost expertise and compassion for their patients.
Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column, "Issues and answers: It's as simple as that" (The Signal, June 23):
Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.
SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.
Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.