In the last several weeks, there have been five cases reported on our pages of some sort of sexually inappropriate contact between a student and a coach, counselor or teacher. That's right ... five, and this number could grow as investigations continue.
Every year on this Sunday, as well as on most every other day, I say a quiet thank you to the extraordinary man who was my father.
Four couples dance to the lively beats of timba, or Cuban salsa music, under the shade of a tree at Newhall Park on a Sunday afternoon.
This year, my Father's Day came early. Sunday, June 8 was a beautiful, almost-summer day. Our family - my wife, Kate, sons Peter, 10, Will, 8, and daughter Kathryn, 6 - and I decided to spend the day at the beach with our friends, the Simpson family. We met at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach. The surf was running a nice 2-4 feet, the water was a warm 64 degrees and the beach ...
'Who do you serve?' topic of UM service On Sunday, the Rev. Rachel Allen, associate pastor of Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, will bring the message "Who do you serve?" during the church's 9:30 a.m. worship celebration. The Chancel Voices will also sing. Pastor Stan Fix will continue his series on "Confronting current news with Scripture" at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Noelle Flinn will lead the singing at 8 a.m. and with the Fellowship ...
With an empty agenda, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission has canceled its meeting Tuesday. The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 1 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Blvd.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Valencia will join other Tropical Smoothies to welcome the start of the summer with the second annual National Flip Flop Day celebration.
In last week's column, we talked about beating the recession by creating your own business from home.
Has another driver ever suddenly cut in front of you on the freeway and you felt a surge of retaliation?
Robert, What do you think of this new procedure of "re-bath?" What would be the pros and cons? Curt W. Curt, The re-bath system is just an economical method of resurfacing your tub and shower. The concept is very similar to having your kitchen cabinets re-faced as opposed to replaced. They use the existing substructure and give it a new exterior. The pros are that this procedure is much less expensive and faster than the ...
The city of Santa Clarita is partnering with local businesses to offer students a month-long Summer Bus Passport.
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to The Signal and to Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar. I would like to add my concerns to the growing list of homeowners who are greatly concerned with the drastic spike in criminal activity in the neighborhoods surrounding Highlands Elementary School.
Why do we not hear about all of those who were speculators who purchased homes with the purpose of turning them around in two years to make a huge profit?
As a long time resident of Santa Clarita, I was pleased to see that 13,700 acres of our local Magic Mountain and seven miles of wild and scenic Piru Creek were included in Congressman Buck McKeon's and Senator Barbara Boxer's wonderful bipartisan wilderness bill for the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains ("McKeon bill protects 42,000 acres," May 30, 2008). Not that I wasn't also excited that this bill will protect more than 430,000 ...
Well, our friends the Democrats are at it again. On the same day that the Dow Jones industrials dropped almost 400 points, the jobless rate rose to 5.5 percent, and gasoline prices in California jumped to $4.50 per gallon, U.S. Senate Democrats were busy gathering votes to increase taxes so they could save us from the effects of global warming. In case you haven't heard, legislation known as the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act was pulled ...
SANTA CLARITA - Ever mindful of the positive role that a developed level of environmental literacy can have on a community, this fall College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) will host the first annual environmental leadership conference 'Green Up: Community Action and Education.'
REDDING (AP) - Crews assessing the damage from a wildfire in Northern California have now determined that 68 homes were destroyed, up from the earlier tally of 37, a fire official said on Thursday.
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LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself.
LONDON (AP) - There will be no more perilous military helicopter missions for Prince William in the rugged mountainous terrain of northern Wales.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California will continue to outpace the nation in job growth over the next few years, narrowing an unemployment rate gap in a slow but uneven economic recovery that will leave unskilled workers behind, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.
GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping to emerge with the outlines of a plan for the complex task of safely securing and destroying vast stockpiles of Syrian chemical weapons in the midst of a brutal and unpredictable conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under President Barack Obama's overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
SANTA CLARITA - Teachers, PTA leaders and others affiliated with Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools are invited to send their school Patriot Day event pictures to The Signal to be considered for publication on the SCV Schools page.
There is a danger in being as glib as Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of several national debating awards in college.
I cannot believe that some people actually think that same-sex marriages ought not to exist. That is just plain brutal.
I became upset when I got word.
The student government at UCLA recently resolved to ban the term "illegal immigrant" because they consider it "racially derogatory language" which has led to "racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence."