Whether it's a wine store, hardware store, bookstore or lingerie store, they are all specialty stores - retailers who specialize in a particular type of merchandise - employing knowledgeable staff trained to answer questions and solve problems. Think of it this way: When you need a bra, do you go to the grocery store? Or a special wrench - would a bookstore have that item?
Next Saturday, 100 wineries will come together, with 500 wines, great food, entertainment and special guests, during Joel Fisher's first annual SCV Wine Fest. Guests will stroll the aisles sampling favorites from vineyards such as Dutcher Crossing, Sonoma; Briar Rose, Temecula; and Patel Winery, Napa.
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is extending an invitation all performing arts groups in the region: Come share the stage and join them for the summer.
County law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people during a prostitution sweep in Castaic on Thursday night.
Tuesday marked the beginning of this nation's annual observance of Black History Month.
Mountainview Elementary School sixth-graders, from left, Jocob Gandara, Dakota Bucks, Felipe Dorado and Ian Zunich strike a pose at the end of their routine during an assembly held in the Saugus school's multipurpose room on Wednesday. The assembly brought together 150 sixth-graders who have been taking hip-hop dance lessons for 15 weeks. The students were taught by instructors from the Music Center in Los Angeles who visited the school each week to teach an hourlong class on the hip-hop technique of locking. The program was sponsored by the school's Parent Teacher Association.
There are few openings left for local parents and community leaders interested in shadowing a Santa Clarita Valley administrator Feb. 11 as part the SCV Education Foundation's Principal for a Day benefit.
Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor will host its annual job fair at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 and 20. Interested applicants must be 14 years old or older and must apply online at sixflagsjobs.com before attending the job fair.
Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has proposed a state budget deficit reduction of $1.7 billion by eliminating redevelopment agencies funded by tax increment financing.
Seven William S. Hart Union High School District principals and administrators recently picked up awards from the Association of California School Administrators Region 15.
A Canyon Country man was in jail Thursday after he allegedly stole a computer, cellphone and camera from a home on the 27100 block of Hidaway Avenue, authorities said.
A Canyon Country man was arrested Wednesday night for carrying a concealed knife and drugs after deputies stopped him for crossing Soledad Canyon Road illegally, authorities said.
Since the installation of red light cameras in 2004 and 2006 at seven major Santa Clarita intersections, there have been no fatal traffic accidents at those intersections, city officials said Thursday.
When The Signal asked me to write this column, they also suggested that I paste a vision of my smiling countenance alongside it. So I knew that I had to give in to The Signal's suggestion.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.
The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Metrolink commuter trains will run to downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day, but not on their regular schedules, Metrolink officials announced this week.
Hundreds of runners and volunteers will take part in the inaugural Be the Light 5K run/walk sponsored by A Light of Hope Support Center Inc. in Santa Clarita this Saturday.
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A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.