Four years after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received funding to bolster the ranks of CHP officers throughout the state; the increased staffing appears to have shown a positive impact on traffic safety and a reduction in the economic impact of traffic collisions and fatalities statewide.
Abuse of over-the-counter drugs and marijuana are among the topics to be covered when the Wm. S. Hart High School District hosts a district-wide drug awareness seminar for parents and students from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 in the West Ranch High School theater. The seminar is part of a series of drug information seminars offered by the Hart District's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction Education (CADRE) program and is open to the local community.
Champions Science Adventures brings its award-winning science showcase to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia this weekend during park hours as part of its five-week Wiz Bang Boom Tour.
On Wednesday, May 5, "Mental Illness and the Education, Support, and Advocacy that NAMI Offers Families and Individuals," will be the subject of a presentation by Zee Dankworth of NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.
Hart High's Percussion Ensemble, with special guest artist Naoko Takada, will perform Sun., April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Hart Auditorium in Newhall.
Six Flags Magic Mountain invites kids to bring theirbest martial arts moves from the local dojo out to the park on Saturday, May 1 for the "Karate Kid Challenge."
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Last year's Grand Prix of Long Beach was a blur for Helio Castroneves.
The distinctive sound and appearance of the Condor Squadron aircraft flying overhead will mark the commencement of the 22nd Annual Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, starting at 10 a.m.
Columbia, Missouri (AP) -- Former Missouri defensive tackle Joe Andrew Maples doesn't plan to watch next week's NFL draft. The May graduate is too busy trying to find work as he prepares for life after sports.
Monticello Preparatory School is now offering an equestrian program for students, thanks to a partnership between Wildwood Equestrian Center and West Wind Training Stables.
Valencia High School is looking for community and business leaders who are free from 1-3 p.m. on May 13, to judge graduating seniors completing their Career Exploration Project with a formal presentation.
The Young Americans will host workshops and a show at Legacy Christian Academy from April 23-25.
After a brief chase that led sheriff's deputies into a wash, they caught an accused purse-snatcher on Thursday.
Now that the weather is improving and spring is on its way, it's time to break out the road map and travel to enjoy some wine tasting. One of our favorite things to do is to seek out small, out of the way, boutique wineries. These are usually family-owned and operated, and dedicated to producing high quality, handcrafted wines in limited quantity. Finding these little-known, hidden gems can be a lot of fun. It's like hunting for truffles - hard to find but delicious!
Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find "Kick-Ass" morally reprehensible, and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A motion picture camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man ...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
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.