Pure maple syrup has been a part of North American life since before the continent was settled by Europeans.
Academy of the Canyons rang in the 2009-10 school year in style with a brand new campus.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2009. There are 113 days left in the year.
Sept.3 was the beginning of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) football season.
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It's a welcome sense of urgency for a state waking up to a water supply nightmare: Legislators in Sacramento are aggressively tackling a raft of bills aimed at solving the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Sacramento - On Sept. 4, Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) was appointed to the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Renewable Energy. The eight member panel has been directed to study policy and implementation issues affecting renewable energy, sustainable energy production and use, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.
'High Noon' legend Gary Cooper will be commemorated on a U.S. Postal stamp with a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Autry National Center of the American West, Heritage Court, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 90065.
Experience the Old West's Hart at the William S. Hart Regional Park and Museum, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall 91321.
The SCV Senior Center is teaming up again with Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Kiwanis Club of the Santa Clarita Valley for the 18th Annual "Magic Mountain 5K Run" through the amusement park on Oct. 4 starting at 8 a.m.
Sacramento, CA - On Sept. 2, Senate Bill 37 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which requires state agencies to provide electronic pay stubs to employees who participate in the direct deposit program, passed the Senate unanimously.
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Sept. 3 in federal court in Los Angeles charging Ventura County, Calif., with discrimination in its employment practices by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is deaf.
Panorama City, Calif. - International salsa star Liz Lira and flamenco guitarist Jose Garcia will join the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce for its 13th Annual "Latino Expo" on Saturday, Sept. 12.
On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The U.S. EPA manages more than $7 billion in projects and programs that will invest in environmental protection and provide long-term economic benefits to aide recovery efforts across the nation.
The Democratic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley will be "Celebrating an Environmental Hero" and hosting a "Meet and Greet" for Assemblyman Pedro Nava on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the restaurant area adjacent to the lobby at the Valencia Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible "Gangnam Style."
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials reported a relatively quiet Saturday night, with no major incidents. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives, meanwhile were assisting Hawthorne Police Department investigate the death of woman in the 12700 block of Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.
HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.
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College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.
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.