A small brush fire broke out on a hillside near Castaic Lake Road and Lake Hughes Road at about 5 p.m Saturday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
Teaching Tolerance has named the Hart district a Model School District for its annual Mix It Up Day, a program designed to break students out of their normal groups of friends through games and peer activities.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a hate crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a press release from Antonovich's office.
"I gently rise and softly call, 'Good night and joy be with you all.'"
Change is afoot in Santa Clarita, and change can be a scary thing. We know what we've got now; what will things look like if we change them?
Keep everything simple.
Thanks to The Signal and Jim Holt for a fine series of articles on the subject of salt in the Santa Clara River. One especially important topic that was not mentioned, however, is disposal of the waste product - called brine - associated with reverse osmosis.
Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $250 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.
The Tuesday meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council confirmed what I have suspected for quite some time. Four of the five council members are completely out of step with their constituency.
A rite of fall passed recently that all now-suffering real-estate agents and brokers look forward to for inclusion in their sales and marketing folders.
I was saddened to learn of the death of Santa Clarita's former Assemblyman Keith Richman. I wanted to make sure The Signal, as one of the keepers of Santa Clarita's history, had in its archives the detail of some very important work Dr. Richman did on a critical public-health issue in Santa Clarita
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.
A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.
The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.