This week's spotlight in the SCV
In an agreement finalized on Oct. 13, CVS Pharmacy, Inc., the biggest operator of retail pharmacies in the United States, has admitted that it unlawfully sold pseudoephedrine to criminals who made methamphetamine.
Terri Wahrman, a housewife and mother of two who resides in the Mira Monte area of Saugus in the Santa Clarita Valley, has won a free Apple iPad in a random drawing that climaxed a contest designed to boost The Signal's print circulation.
The city will host the Old Town Newhall Heritage Haunt starting this weekend.
A Season of Diversity, a free program designed to promote cultural understanding in Santa Clarita, kicks off Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a presentation of multicultural performers at Canyon High School. The event will take place at the high school, located 19300 W. Nadal St. As part of the Season of Diversity program, which runs from October through February, the city has an essay and poster contest open to students in first through 12th grade in the Santa Clarita Valley. The deadline is Dec. 3. Contact community services administrator Janine Prado at (661) 250-3716 or visit www.santa-clarita.com ...
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will present Linda Hafizi with a Healthcare Leadership Award tonight at 5 p.m. Hafizi has been a part of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation Board of Directors for seven years and publishes The Magazine of Santa Clarita. McKeon will present the award to Hafizi at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road.
The city of Santa Clarita will be participating in the Drop, Cover and Hold On drill to promote disaster awareness today at 10:21 a.m. Mayor Laurene Weste will conduct the drill over the radio broadcast KHTS AM 1220.
Brad Berens, former senior center executive director, was given an honorary Key to the City during Tuesday night's Santa Clarita City Council meeting.
Dale Donohoe, president of Valencia based Intertex General Contractor's Inc., will be inducted into the Claremont McKenna College Hall of Fame on Oct. 23. Donohoe will be the eighth men's basketball player to be inducted in the 52-year history of Claremont.
Westfield Valencia Town Center announced a host of new retailers and restaurants opening within the next few months at the Shops at the Patios.
The city of Santa Clarita's "Think Santa Clarita" regional campaign to attract businesses to the SCV is featured in the October issue of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.
To many voters, the Castaic Lake Water Agency is a somewhat obscure water board. It doesn't serve water directly to customers, except in the region that used to be served by the Santa Clarita Water Co.
On the California ballot next month is Proposition 19, which would legalize the cultivation, possession, sale and use of marijuana, as well as impose taxation on its sale.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.