The nest is officially empty. Both children are in college, enjoying more of our money than we are. It's too early to tell how wonderful this part of my life might become, because I still can't pass my youngest son's room without emotion. As with my first college-bound kid, I organized dorm stuff for our youngest for months, as a means to mentally prepare myself. And like déjà vu all over again, it was a ...
Two weeks ago I shared an analysis of how the various school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, when combining their mean STAR scores into a unified district, compared well in STAR-testing league tables to more comparable peer suburban communities in Southern California - rather than the common local school administration practice of comparing mean district results with rather low state and county averages.
Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.
Rosedell Elementary School in Saugus recently hosted a Back-to-School barbecue sponsored by the Rosedell PTA. The barbecue welcomed back Rosedell Elementary School students and students of the recently closed Bouquet Canyon Elementary School who will now attend Rosedell.
Carson J.B. Ferdman, son of Scott and Johnni Ferdman and grandson of Alan and Pamela Ferdman of Canyon Country recently celebrated his third birthday. He was born on Sept. 3, 2009.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
The term "vice" usually conjures up the idea of habits considered damaging to those who pursue them. Things like gambling, drinking, smoking and stuffing your face with chocolate come to mind.
While we've witnessed some recent friction between the city of Santa Clarita and our county librarians, there is at least one area where they see eye-to-eye.
Kudos to the hundreds of Santa Clarita residents who filled the City Council Chambers beyond capacity on Aug. 24, and to the scores of their supporters who spoke so eloquently as they requested that the City Council postpone a vote on the proposal to secede from the county library system.
Canyon kept its opponent alive all night with turnovers, but in the end, the Cowboys hung on for a season-opening win Saturday night.
The "stars" and ships align on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as the Port of San Diego Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival kicks off Fleet Week activities.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
University Foot and Ankle Institute will host a free seminar and open forum discussion in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local charter school Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences will host its grand opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.
SACRAMENTO-New amendments to pending legislation call for allowing far more students to participate in field testing of new computer-based assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards this school year and suspending the use of most STAR tests, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, State Board of Education President Michael Kirst, and Assemblymember Susan Bonilla jointly announced today.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday - a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.
This week in Zone-4 Saugus we again only had two reported Part-1 Crimes. There was a commercial burglary to a business in the 26200 block of Bouquet Canyon Road between Sunday, 08/23/13 and Wednesday, 08/26/13. Unknown suspect(s) cut the fence to the storage at the location and stole two solar blankets.
Nearly 5,400 firefighters continue to battle six major wildfires burning across California. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a girl!
NEW YORK (AP) - Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week, but the crowd here always likes to get a jump on things, so the stylists, editors, retailers, models and celebrities were drawn to a slew of early events, including the Style Awards at the Lincoln Center tents that serve as a hub for the next eight days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.
There are many ways that employers can go about looking for employees to fill their job openings. However, not all approaches are created equal. When looking for new employees, there are three best approaches, if you want a good return on your investment of time and money, and not all of them have a related cost. Here they are in no particular order:
Shield HealthCare in Santa Clarita announced its 13th annual story contest "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?"
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School students will walk to raise funds for their school's enrichment program Friday during a walk-a-thon on the Canyon Country campus.
Here we go again - "1,093 vehicles screened Friday night" (The Signal, Sept. 1).