Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
The annexation of the Hasley Hills/Commerce Center areas of Castaic to the city of Santa Clarita has been stalled by recent demands from the county of Los Angeles.
Overcoming obstacles is not something Riley Weinstein, 16, will walk through. Instead, she dances over them. Weinstein, a Junior at Canyon High School, suffered a traumatic, life-altering brain injury at the age of 2 1/2, when a large tumor was removed from the base of her brain, leaving her paralyzed.
When man's best friends are left friendless, Nancy Anderson of The Brittany Foundation knows how to come to the rescue. As owner and operator of the no-kill, all-breed dog sanctuary in Agua Dulce, Anderson has spent the last 20 years bringing new life and new friends to thousands of abandoned dogs.
A friend on Facebook recently wrote the following in a private message to me: "I agree that the mainstream news media is extremely left on all news reports and such, my question is why? What do they gain by reporting the news the way they do? Can you help me understand why it leans the way it does?"
My concern is medications that are so costly we have to get generics instead. (Drug manufacturers) advertise the new medications on TV, but they are so expensive we can't buy them.
Spirit Games needs volunteers
Response to April 23 "Environmentally Speaking" commentary in The Signal: "A perfect storm for water woes in the SCV."
Recently, the city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission met jointly with Castaic Lake Water Agency staff to help familiarize the city's land use decision makers with our current water-supply management and planning activities.
Grizzlies football supporters have a chance to enjoy some pizza, support the program and schmooze with Golden Valley High School's new head football coach tonight.
Friendly Valley Bible study
I read Bruce McFarland's column in the April 21 Signal with shock and awe.
If it wasn't so ridiculous, it would be laughable.
Your "Mexican consulate forces deal in ID theft case" article (March 20) inaccurately portrays the Los Angeles County District Attorney's handling of the 54 identity theft cases resulting from a search warrant at L&M Optical.
In these revenue-tight times, small-business entrepreneurs are cutting corners where ever they can.
A McDonald's restaurant opens May 4 in Santa Clarita at the Golden Valley Ranch Center shopping mall, 19401 Golden Valley Road.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."