The County of Los Angeles Boundary Review Committee today announced the launch of a new website to involve residents in the supervisorial redistricting process taking place during 2011. The website, redistricting.lacounty.gov, features a variety of information and tools to help the public learn about and participate in the supervisorial redistricting process.
U.S. Census figures showing Santa Clarita grew by a whopping 9,613 new homes between 2001 and 2010, as reported in Monday's Signal, were a bit jarring.
Have you ever seen someone lose weight but still look like a smaller, flabby version of themselves? Or someone who has never had to worry about their weight and always looked great in clothes, but if you grab their triceps, you'd feel mush and not a toned arm?
Maru Sushi will host a fundraiser benefiting a disaster relief fund for Japan on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.
Even as President Barack Obama and members of Congress celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I doubt they will dwell on the worst chapter in the history of the Emerald Isle - the Irish Famine of 1846 to 1850.
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This is the first of what will be a biweekly column on issues important to Santa Clarita homeowners and prospective homebuyers. We thank The Signal for this opportunity and welcome comments and suggestions on topics of interest to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Master's College baseball team lost 11-5 to Concordia at Reese Field on Wednesday to bring its losing streak to six games.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, The Signal is releasing its annual Philanthropy Guide issue.
Firefighters, below, deploy a net as they rescue an 8-year-old boy, indicated with a white arrow, from a tree in Valencia Meadows Park on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighter Jason Leslie holds onto the boy while waiting for a ladder. The Fire Department was called when the boy refused to come down from the tree after he had climbed as high as 40 feet, officials said. The child was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
Next Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Castaic Lake Water Agency will hold its first public hearing on the long-awaited 2010 urban water-management plan.
Tessa Dubay-Jurado, 10, left, and Dominic Zimmerman, 11, take to the air riding the new "Superman: Escape From Krypton" ride backward at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Wednesday. Six Flags Magic Mountain's "Superman: Escape from Krypton" ride reopened with fanfare Wednesday, including a backwards speaking emcee and Boys & Girls Club chief professional officer Jim Ventress. Read more in Escape in Friday's Signal.
I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.
I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.
A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.
By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.
When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.