A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley in the first week of the new year.
Motorists who are daily struggling through the mess created by widening Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass might not stand up and cheer - even if they could stand up in their gridlocked cars - at the news that another I-5 widening project is on the horizon.
For the last couple of weeks, various publications, including The Signal, treated us all to top "lists" of 2010, including the top news stories in the Santa Clarita Valley. For Myers Musings, I prefer to look forward, so I bring to readers on this second Sunday, but first in the fullness of 2011, my predictions for the top local stories of 2011!
How 2011 will play out in a business is up to the owner. Many owners choose to be the victim of the economy and other circumstances; others opt to buckle down and move forward. Some choose the status quo.
Recently, I walked my daughter down a grassy aisle and gave her into the capable hands of a wonderful man.
Jordan Deo Sharma, 7 lbs., 13 oz., and 20 1/2 inches long, son of Denny and Sandra Sharma, of Saugus. He was born at 10:02 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. Grandparents are Raul and Ortie Rodarte, of Diamond Bar, and Roshni Sharma, of Rohnert Park.
Ashton William Scott, son of Mark and Nicole Scott, of Valencia, was born at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia. He weighed 6 lbs, 12 oz and was 19 1/2 inches in length. He is the brother of Camryn Scott, 17 months. His grandparents are John and Nancy Stantzos, of Canoga Park, and Victoria Scott, of Chatsworth.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- "The Day Elvis Met Nixon," a first-hand account of Elvis Presley's historic meeting with President Nixon, was published by the Richard Nixon Foundation and is now available online at store.nixonfoundation.org.
In late 2010, the Greene family of Stevenson Ranch learned that their 5-year-old daughter Libriti, an inquisitive kindergartener with an illuminating spirit, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoma Leukemia (ALL).
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday, an aide was killed, and an unknown number of others were wounded when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store as the Democratic lawmaker met with constituents, officials said.
Monday, Jan. 10
Valencia Car Wash is a member of WaterSavers, a recognition program sponsored by the International Carwash Association. The association's program is focused on educating the community about the environmental benefits and responsible business practices of professional car washing.
Chris Jackson and Todd Lorber of NAI Capital's Santa Clarita office represented Canyon Plastics, of Valencia, in the purchase of a 109,950-square-foot industrial building situated on 230,535 square feet of land.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.
The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.
I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.
I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.
Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.
Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.
When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.