In the second semester of seventh grade, I learned how to swim. To that point in my life, I did not have the confidence nor did I believe I had the ability to fulfill the requirements for the required swimming merit badge. Learning to swim - and reasonably well - was an obstacle I needed to overcome if I was to achieve earn the badge.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will return Down Under to defend his title at the Australian Masters.
When Steve Lunetta ("The election widget," May 31) and I agree, you know it's a bad proposition. Proposition 14 is the kiss of death.
I am encouraging Santa Clarita Valley voters to definitely vote "no" on Proposition 14.
Tonight's the "Night of My Life" because I received a letter today from Barbra Streisand supporting Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act.
The following essays were written and submitted by fifth-grade students at Live Oak Elementary school. This is the last batch of favorite-book essays.
This is the first batch of essays that The Signal has received for the summer vacation question.
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.
West Ranch's Valley Invitational Baseball League opener against Royal of Simi Valley sounded different than usual.
Sheriff's deputies arrested three people over the weekend who were allegedly doing drugs on a Canyon Country street near two cars they had stolen, one of which they had stripped, sheriff's deputies said Monday.
College of the Canyons began its summer session on Monday.
A phone call to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station from a concerned resident Saturday morning led to the arrest of three people, resulted in the recovery of drugs and stolen property, and brought closure to two recent car theft victims.
DETROIT (AP) - Armando Galarraga knows he will always be remembered as the pitcher whose perfect game was ruined by an umpire's blown call.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from the spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC said Monday that it plans next month to replace the cap collecting the crude with a slightly bigger device.
A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Santa Clarita as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Sunday, June 20.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.
On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.
SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.
LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mia Prickett's ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.