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.
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.
A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.
Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.
Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.
California United Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank announced that they are planning to merge, according to CU Bancorp, the parent company of California United Bank.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.