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.
Renowned artists from the United States and Kazakhstan create a groundbreaking large-scale musical project, The Silent Steppe Cantata, scheduled for a world premiere in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the newly restored Kazakh State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall.
Fellow Signal columnist Steve Lunetta tells a fun story this past Monday about how he and some close church buddies go off on a guy trip each year to Arizona to watch spring-training baseball games. For the duration of the trip, they get to be kids again, and life is all about baseball. Surely, fun times.
High school art exhibit
More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March to benefit the American Heart Association.
Sharon Butow, middle, and John Butow, right, look at a ceramic sculpture created by their grandson Valencia High School senior Joey Hill, 17, left, in the art gallery at College of the Canyons on Tuesday.
As part of Read Across America Day, students and family at Legacy Christian Academy organized Family Reading Night on March 1, which featured 16 hands-on literary activities and raffles to celebrate reading. "The Cat in the Hat" also made a special appearance to take photos with the students. Students at Legacy Christian Academy also honored Dr. Seuss' birthday with daily Dr. Seuss trivia questions, classroom door decorations, and a "Design a Bookmark" activity.
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.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.