There's one thing you can safely say about the Santa Clarita Valley: When tragedy strikes, we are quick to come to the aid of our fellow residents.
A few weeks back at a meeting of the William S. Hart Union School District board, I overheard this observation about the Castaic high school site selection process: "Gee, those people in Castaic really, really want a high school for their kids." There was a pause for effect. "They just don't want it in Castaic." It's sad but true, I'm afraid. And even sadder, the joke is us.
The Valencia boys volleyball team saw its season ended by a determined Claremont team 25-22, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs on Saturday night at Valencia High School.
It is the second straight year that the Vikings suffered a playoff loss at home.
Los Angeles, CA - The Arthritis Foundation's Pacific Region office has announced that the Let's Move Together Arthritis Walk for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys will take place on Sunday, May 16 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
TEMECULA, Calif. -- July 9, 10 and 11, 2010, the 7th annual Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival, located in the Southern California Wine Country City of Temecula, has announced a change of venue from Main St. in Old Town, to the new Home of the Chuck Niles Memorial Jazz Library and the Temecula Valley Cultural Arts & Music Center at 27455 Tierra Alta Way.
Bright and early this morning, hundreds of runners and walkers took to the cross-country course along the hills and tree-lined trails of Central Park in what turned out to be the most successful Fight It! 5k to date. A total of 378 runners, walkers, children, and canine companions participated in the 5k and 1k, all in benefit of the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF).
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 1489 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 30 to afternoon Friday, May 15, 2010.
Santa Clarita Valley-based rock group The McGrath Project will appear live in concert at the Courtyard Marriott in Valencia Saturday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The chutzpah of the governor proposing to release state felons to serve their sentence of three years or less in county jails threatens public safety and adds additional costs to local taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich today.
The Classified School Employees Association, based in San Jose, will be sponsoring a "Statewide Day of Action" on Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., to protest cuts to the education budget in California.
The city of Santa Clarita is offering local high school students a unique opportunity to gain work experience and learn about local government firsthand.
Going into Friday's game at West Ranch High, the Saugus baseball team knew that it could get into the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs the easy way or the hard way.
Looks like it will have to be the hard way.
Aniela Perry plays the cello during the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra's performance at the California Institute of the Arts on Thursday. Students studying music technology and technical direction combined music, visual arts and technology at the show.
It's safe to say the Valencia baseball team is beginning to find its playoff form.
After the Vikings stranded runners in scoring position early, Trey Williams' 10th home run of the season sparked a five-run third inning to break the game open in Valencia's 9-1 win over Canyon on Friday at Canyon High School.
With the warmer weather these days, you are probably venturing outside a bit more - and maybe even considering taking a dip in the pool. But if a winter's neglect has your pool appearing more comfortable for "Swamp Thing" than swimming, it's time for a little maintenance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
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.