More than 1,500 women from around the world recently gathered in San Antonio, Texas to celebrate the installation of Dianne Curtis of Santa Clarita as the 2010-12 President of Zonta International.
This column originally ran in The Signal in February 2007. The urgency of a recent development prompts its republication today.
Ricardo "Rich" Soto and Jane E. Bettencourt-Soto, of Santa Clarita, celebrated their 25-year wedding anniversary on June 13, by renewing their vows.
Santa Clarita resident Kevin R. Rodgers was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held on June 26 at Masters College. Eagle Scout is the highest and most coveted award from Boy Scouts of America.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted.
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SAN FRANCISCO- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today said that three years into the state's 10-year solar program, California is already 42 percent of the way towards its general market program goal in the territories of the investor-owned utilities. This figure includes both projects already installed and those currently holding reservations for incentives and in the process of being installed.
Come join Riley Weinstein, who teaches the "Together We Stand" dance classes for special needs and Mr. Benny on Monday, July 12 in front of Central Park to join in the "Walk for Special Needs" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as they walk 2 miles for what they believe in.
A public memorial service is scheduled Thursday for Dr. Edward A. Pechter, a noted Santa Clarita Valley plastic surgeon and philanthropist who died suddenly last month.
Executive Director Jeffrey Shapiro, who has been with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation since February 2009, is leaving that organization to pursue other interests, it was announced Friday.
The Latin fusion band "Incendio" will kick off this year's free "Concerts in the Park" series in Central Park tonight at 7 p.m.
The Last Appeal
How many cans, cartons and plastic containers does it take to fill a 45-gallon garbage barrel?
Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree.
A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is valid reason for grave concern.
By Jon Stein
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.
TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.
SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.
Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.
The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.