The hills of Canyon Country stood in for Afghanistan as Army training cadets from four Southern California universities practiced their skills on a paintball course Saturday.
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. April 10, 2008
Albert White, son of richard and Irma White, is a 2006 graduate of Bowman High School in Santa Clarita. He enlisted in the Marines in 2007 and is being deployed to Iraq. He is 20 years old and loves the Lakers basketball team. His family reports he is a great son and a friend to many in the Santa Clarita Valley.
As the economy slumps and unemployment rises in California, much of the Santa Clarita Valley's economic strength stems from its schools and colleges.
Coast Guard Seaman Alan J. Gadaire, son of Georgia J. and stepson of Kenneth D. Nelson of Castaic, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.
One thing's for sure: Rio Norte Junior High School student Paige Vasseur knows how to spell "perseverance."
Michele Buttelman's opinion piece about the demise of local and regional newspapers (The Signal, Sunday, March 22) was a good wake-up call to the importance of supporting The Signal. I would give up my subscription to the L.A. Times long before giving up
Students who are also single parents may purchase a refurbished laptop computer at a deep discount through a partnership between Single Mothers Outreach and TechSoup. Since January 2008, 30 percent of the single parents who have joined the nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley-based Single Mothers Outreach support organization have also enrolled in college or trade school.
For those who'd like to get a jump on celebrating Earth Day later this month, Earth Hour tonight provides an early opportunity.
The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station is teaming up with the Domestic Violence Center of SCV to knock down domestic violence at Valencia Lanes on Sunday.
The city of Santa Clarita unveiled its new $1.5 million, 40-000-square-foot skate park Friday, drawing hundreds of anxious kids who couldn't wait to put wheels to concrete.
Hasley Canyon Dental Group will host a free barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its office at 29655
Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift today and Sunday. Guests can have their pictures taken for free with Iron Man at Picture People, located in the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Picture sizes are available in 8 x 10 or 10 x 13. Guests can take their free pictures and present them at Puzzle Zoo, just two doors down from Picture People, for 15-percent off their entire purchase.
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Mountasia Family Fun Center on Golden Triangle Road in Santa Clarita received two major awards at the annual convention of the International Association of the Leisure and Entertainment Industry held last week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Sometimes it turns out that famous clichés are just plain wrong, or at least wrong in enough important situations to make them suspect. One with which I particularly disagree is "Familiarity breeds contempt." I know what it is supposed to identify, and I flatly disagree. Familiarity, with the right people, in the right way, and for the right reasons, actually breeds contentment.
LAKE ELSINORE (AP) - A former councilman for the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore has been found slain in his home.
ROME (AP) - An influential Italian Catholic magazine is asking its readers if disgraced former Los Angeles archbishop Roger Mahony should participate in the upcoming election for a new pope.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates that higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the '80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Adults who've begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Police chiefs in New Hampshire wanted more money for their youth training program. A youth hockey team in North Dakota needed more ice time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In mathematical terms, divide the circumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In Hollywood terms, add a United Nations mix of ingredients and you have the blockbuster "Life of Pi."
Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News Channel, is a very smart man. And he knows how to count, a skill that has apparently eluded many of his fellow conservatives.
Those who have said goodbye to the work-a-day grind now have many hours to settle down and relax. People who have continually put off vacations in lieu of work responsibilities may now have all the time they need to explore the world.
Presidents' Day is a time set aside to celebrate the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and also remember all of the Presidents of the United States (POTUS) that have made our nation great.
The city of Santa Clarita went 3-D to teach students how to prevent pollution at the Newhall Library one day last week.
A friend of mine recently sent me one of those political emails that screams for fact-checking. You know the ones I mean - "Obama is really a space alien and we have proof!" or "Hilary Clinton Smokes Pot with Harry Reid."
SCV Mindful Meditation Group