When I found out that I had been selected to be the North American delegate presenting the Red Hand Campaign to the Secretary General of the United Nations, I was overwhelmed with excitement. It didn't all really sink in until I was about to board a Continental flight to New York.
Some of the most talented student musicians in the William S. Hart Union High School District will be in the spotlight during the annual Hart District Honor Band Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hart Auditorium.
On Monday, Feb. 23, Saugus High was fortunate to receive 180 gift bags from CVS Pharmacy to recognize everything the teaching staff has done for Saugus' students.
Well, Hollywood once again celebrated itself at the Academy Awards the other night.
Journalism, investigative or otherwise, is near-dead.
I've read several kooky assertions in the Opinion section of The Signal lately. Here are three:
County supervisors took aim at "puppy mills" Tuesday, agreeing to review regulations on dog kennels and breeding facilities in Los Angeles County.
The Arthritis Foundation will hold an Arthritis Walk Kick-Off Dinner and Program starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Valencia High School sophomore Lars Morgan practices with the school's lacrosse team at Valencia Heritage Park Tuesday afternoon.
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Graduating seniors in the Santa Clarita Valley who have spent at least seven years in local schools have until March 30 to apply for scholarships offered by the SCV chapter of the Association of California School Administrators.
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Both houses of the state Legislature passed resolutions Monday endorsing the legal effort to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban, just days before the issue goes to the state Supreme Court.
The resolutions passed along party lines, 18-14 in the Senate and 45-27 in the Assembly, with several members absent in both chambers.
Do you believe in miracles?
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- To reduce animal cruelty and high taxpayer costs associated with the over-breeding of pets at facilities commonly referred to as "puppy mills," the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to investigate the need for more comprehensive laws to prevent irresponsible breeding in Los Angeles County.
"Many of these kennels endanger the health and welfare of these animals by housing them in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food and water," Antonovich said. "Nearly 30,000 dogs and cats are euthanized every year in Los Angeles County."
The next Valley Industrial Association luncheon previews the proposed Vista Canyon development in Canyon Country, an example of the kind of work-live balance the VIA seeks for employees and employers in the Santa Clarita Valley.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.
I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.
Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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.