The move to replace sand with wood chips in Santa Clarita Valley parks makes playground areas safer and more handicapped-friendly, a county parks official says.
When my oldest son was 2 years old, he went missing one day. We frantically looked for him, but he was not in our house. A search of the backyard and garage yielded nothing.
I just finished reading the article from Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in the Aug. 10 issue of The Signal. Excuse me, I'll be right back, don't go away because I'm going to be sick to my stomach.
Few towns can boast a history as diverse or interesting as Newhall. In the 1870s, it was a place where miners - be they Mexican, Indian or white - brought gold dust from nearby Placerita Canyon to George Campton's general store to buy their necessaries.
John and Tracey Sherman of Valencia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Danielle Dawn Sherman to Matthew William Davis of Stevenson Ranch.
May 12, 2011
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Barbara Houston of Palmdale is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Anne Houston to Kevin Anthony Vensko of Canyon Country.
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SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending August 14, 2011:
Five out of six Santa Clarita Valley residents were too busy to comment on National Relaxation Day, proposed for Monday, an informal survey found last week.
It's back-to-school time in the Santa Clarita Valley. Students from Castaic Union School District are already back in the classroom, Sulphur Springs goes back Aug. 18, Saugus schools begin on Aug. 17, most Newhall schools go back Aug. 17, and Hart District students begin on Aug. 18.
"If you build it, he will come" is the line made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams."
You know the term "jack of all trades?" My wife would say I'm a "jack of all jobs." She's still waiting for me to find a career that sticks. I've been a school bus driver, a retail employee, a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., a pharmacy school student and pharmacist intern, I've worked in call centers, and I had a job offer in Hawaii as a mortgage loan officer (I even passed all the licensing tests).
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The growing suspicions surrounding where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never previously tried - establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The scruffy rebels who normally wander about the headquarters of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic were mostly out of view on Friday, replaced by a disciplined new faction who showed up a day earlier with an armored personnel carrier and anti-aircraft gun.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River would see restored wildlife habitats, new wetlands and longer bike trails under a $1 billion proposal that has received a key boost.
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AMSTERDAM (AP) - As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions - acknowledging it has an image problem in Europe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.
You're familiar with the noise America has heard for a long time. It will continue, but it's easily unmasked.
The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.