This is the first time in two years I'll be spending the Fourth of July back in the Santa Clarita Valley. Two years ago, I was in Clearwater, Fla., and last year I was on Whidbey Island, Wash.
As a parent of a Valencia High School student, I am extremely concerned about the possibility of further delays in construction of the new high school in Castaic. Even though my child would not attend there, the lack of a high school to serve the Castaic community affects those who attend other schools - and these impacts will become more significant as time passes and our valley's student population experiences inevitable growth.
Before becoming a pastor, I worked as a training officer for a large bank in the Northwest. One of my projects was to develop a program for training branch employees in different states in the area of internal controls.
To dogs, cats and other animals, the Fourth of July might seem more like World War III than a summertime celebration.
I take great exception to Tim Myers' comments ("What do high school rankings really mean?" June 27) regarding The Signal's article and my comments about Hart and Valencia high schools making Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools.
On the eve of America's 234th birthday, President Barack Obama met with the Hispanic Caucus then addressed the American people on the subject of illegal immigration.
Today, some 25,000 people will line the streets of Newhall for our community's 78th Independence Day parade - a red, white and blue cavalcade of about 3,000 participants that has been held since 1932.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
An open letter to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita:
This column originally appeared in July 2004
Like fine wines, the eight members on the board of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Guild each have their own unique qualities.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Santa Clarita Valley Troop 6562: Katie Tamura, Lexie Brown, Nicole Stephani, Brooke Axton and Jacqueline Watson. The Girl Scouts of Troop 6562 recently volunteered to help break down the weekly Arlington West memorial during sunset.
Air Force Airman Roberto E. Flores graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Airman Joseph T. Real graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
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.