Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church parishioner Mercedes Cruz, center, serves a traditional Mexican meal to Jose Perez, left, and his wife, Irma, second from left. More than 35 volunteers arrived at the church's Parish Hall at 7 a.m. to prepare for hundreds of guests who came to Newhall to help the Garnica family, after mother Matilde Garnica died in a fatal crash on the Fourth of July.
The first electronic message came via text message at 10:06 p.m. on July 4: "Hey, r u guys safe and sound at hm?"
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.
Regarding safety for the Fourth of July fireworks at Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall: A large church in Chatsworth funded a grand Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m. close to the large residential Porter Ranch area and many nearby large businesses in the Chatsworth-Northridge area of San Fernando Valley.
Until 1989, my husband and I were residents of Santa Clarita. We have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren who still live in your city.
However infused with Americana the Fourth of July Parade, however savory the barbecue, however spectacular the fireworks - it was all irrevocably marred by what happened as Independence Day drew to a close. In an instant, a day of celebration was thrown into tragedy.
I don't know The Signal's financial trend, but if it's like most smaller newspapers, I suspect it's dire.
The Obama regime has come out of the closet and taken on the state of Arizona. The Attorney General has filed suit challenging the Grand Canyon State's new immigration law.
There are a few variations of an old lawyer's adage, but the following is my favorite: "If you have facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have law, argue the law. If you have neither, pound the table and change the subject."
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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
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.