The following is a collection of essays from the 5th grade class at Live Oak Elementary School, sharing their thoughts on their favorite subject in school.
As a father of two children in grammar school, I must comment on the uproar on the cancellation of eighth-grade "graduation."
I have to respond to Gary Horton's column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), in which he says that those who take umbrage at City Councilman Bob Kellar's "proud racist" comment are justified in their huffy umbrage.
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the side of a dirt road in Gorman, a sheriff's official said.
LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo on Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - If only every day could be opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinch-hitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates started the new season the way they wound down 2009 by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Monday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) - Aftershocks rattled the southwest Mexico-U.S. border Monday morning in the aftermath of a major earthquake that killed two people, blacked out cities and forced the evacuation of hospitals and nursing homes.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake, centered just south of the U.S. border near Mexicali and felt by many in the Santa Clarita Valley, was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in decades, shaking at least 20 million people.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts headed for a rendezvous with the International Space Station after a pre-dawn liftoff Monday on one of the last missions for NASA's shuttle program.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke is going for its fourth national title. Butler has never been here before. Duke could field an entire NBA team with its lottery picks. Butler is still waiting for its first. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski writes books about coaching. Butler's Brad Stevens reads them.
Yes, the teams playing for the national title Monday night would seem to be polar opposites.
Trying to become a part of Santa Clarita has taken years for residents from the Hasley Hills neighborhood in Castaic.
Stephanie Correnti is on a mission.
Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):
As the mother of an eighth grader in the William S. Hart Union High School District, and as a veteran elementary schoolteacher in the Santa Clarita Valley, I was appalled by the board members' decision to cancel all of the eighth-grade promotion ceremonies.
Sitting in the stands at Camelback Ranch, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz., Uncle Earl and I got to eat a hot dog, catch some rays and combine our two favorite hobbies - baseball and politics.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.
I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.
Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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.