There's one thing you can safely say about the Santa Clarita Valley: When tragedy strikes, we are quick to come to the aid of our fellow residents.
A few weeks back at a meeting of the William S. Hart Union School District board, I overheard this observation about the Castaic high school site selection process: "Gee, those people in Castaic really, really want a high school for their kids." There was a pause for effect. "They just don't want it in Castaic." It's sad but true, I'm afraid. And even sadder, the joke is us.
The Valencia boys volleyball team saw its season ended by a determined Claremont team 25-22, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs on Saturday night at Valencia High School.
It is the second straight year that the Vikings suffered a playoff loss at home.
Los Angeles, CA - The Arthritis Foundation's Pacific Region office has announced that the Let's Move Together Arthritis Walk for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will take place on Sunday, May 16 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
TEMECULA, Calif. -- July 9, 10 and 11, 2010, the 7th annual Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival, located in the Southern California Wine Country City of Temecula, has announced a change of venue from Main St. in Old Town, to the new Home of the Chuck Niles Memorial Jazz Library and the Temecula Valley Cultural Arts & Music Center at 27455 Tierra Alta Way.
Bright and early this morning, hundreds of runners and walkers took to the cross-country course along the hills and tree-lined trails of Central Park in what turned out to be the most successful Fight It! 5k to date. A total of 378 runners, walkers, children, and canine companions participated in the 5k and 1k, all in benefit of the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF).
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 1489 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 30 to afternoon Friday, May 15, 2010.
Santa Clarita Valley-based rock group The McGrath Project will appear live in concert at the Courtyard Marriott in Valencia Saturday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The chutzpah of the governor proposing to release state felons to serve their sentence of three years or less in county jails threatens public safety and adds additional costs to local taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich today.
The Classified School Employees Association, based in San Jose, will be sponsoring a "Statewide Day of Action" on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., to protest cuts to the education budget in California.
The city of Santa Clarita is offering local high school students a unique opportunity to gain work experience and learn about local government firsthand.
Going into Friday's game at West Ranch High, the Saugus baseball team knew that it could get into the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs the easy way or the hard way.
Looks like it will have to be the hard way.
Aniela Perry plays the cello during the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra's performance at the California Institute of the Arts on Thursday. Students studying music technology and technical direction combined music, visual arts and technology at the show.
It's safe to say the Valencia baseball team is beginning to find its playoff form.
After the Vikings stranded runners in scoring position early, Trey Williams' 10th home run of the season sparked a five-run third inning to break the game open in Valencia's 9-1 win over Canyon on Friday at Canyon High School.
With the warmer weather these days, you are probably venturing outside a bit more - and maybe even considering taking a dip in the pool. But if a winter's neglect has your pool appearing more comfortable for "Swamp Thing" than swimming, it's time for a little maintenance.
The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.
FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.
ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.
LANCASTER (AP) - One person is dead and five more are injured, including three children, after a two-car wreck in Southern California.
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.
So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?
It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.
My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.