Since October, I've tagged myself with a new name, the Cranberry Queen.
As part of the Heritage Haunt festivities, Canyon High School's dance team performed "Alice in Scaryland," a short, contemporary ballet, at the Saugus Train Station.
Valencia High School drama students won first place in the musical category "American Experience," with their medley from Westside Story, in the annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Fall Festival held in October.
Peachland Preschool students got a surprise when College of the Canyons student Damion Rodriguez dressed up as the Jack in the Box restaurant character and visited the children on Oct. 29. Along with playing games with the kids and posing for photos, Rodriguez brought free tacos for the youngsters.
For the second year in a row, the West Ranch High School band won the Sweepstakes Award at the 27th annual Hart Rampage Marching Band Field Show Tournament in October.
Nancy Gauthier's "GOP must say 'no'" (Nov. 20) found it "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G" that some incoming congressional Republicans allegedly complained that their health insurance coverage would be subject to a 30-day waiting period.
I totally agree with Richard Bussell's recent letter, "A library critic responds" (Nov. 21), in which he noted that roughly 95 percent of items he checks out of a Santa Clarita library come from other county libraries. For me, it is probably about 4 out of 5.
Rick Caston stands near the front of Caston's TV and Appliances in Newhall, where he is hosting a toy drive.
Pie for a Pint blood drive
Saturday, Dec. 4
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Pursuant to a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
Following hundreds of hours of donated labor and materials, the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter is just about ready to open its doors at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
The ARTree Community Arts Center and Newhall businesses, in conjunction with Newhall's Art Walk, call for artists to create works of art using shoes.
A tanker hauling 8,600 gallons of propane overturned on Interstate 5 near the McBean Parkway onramp Monday morning.
Kevin Buck et al., have a common theme that they continue to preach: That down is up, white is black, and light is dark. Ronald Reagan said it best when he stated that "these people" simply believe things that are not so.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.
By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.