Thank you so much, California Federation of Women, for bringing to my attention the efforts of the hard-working members of the California Assembly (80 members) and the California Senate (40 members).
It is interesting to watch the maneuverings in Sacramento as legislators attempt to deal with a massive budget deficit, which most would agree was caused by irresponsible spending and a declining economy.
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.
This week's spotlight in the Santa Clarita Valley highlights schools, athletics and fundraising efforts.
The fourth annual magic show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita will take place July 24 at the West Ranch High School theater.
The nonprofit Soldiers' Angels organization is now using text messaging to accept donations.
This summer, the College of the Canyons Allied Health Division will host a series of information meetings designed to introduce students and the public to the college's recently approved Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program and the various employment opportunities available in the high-demand medical and biotechnical lab industries.
Johannesburg (AP) - Defending champion Italy was eliminated Thursday from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia.
Fancisco Ceron, 35, has been arrested and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed one felony count of lewd acts with a child and one felony count of false imprisonment against him, according to a news release from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Two men were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night while trying to make a deal for about $1,800 in jewelry, according to sheriff's department reports.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested a Sylmar man after discovering he had pieces of paper in his car containing more than 10 people's personal information, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
California voters this November will determine the fate of a law that requires cities and counties to make drastic cuts to green house gas emissions.
The California Secretary of State announced Wednesday that a measure to prevent Sacramento lawmakers from taking local government money made the Nov. 2 ballot. To fix its $19-billion budget shortfall, the state has been taking money from local governments, including the city of Santa Clarita.
Home sales in the Santa Clarita Valley were down in May, with Realtors pointing to limited inventory and the expiration of federal tax credits.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the undistinguished career of Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, that he is a member of a group of Republicans who call a "shakedown" the $20 billion escrow fund established at the urging of President Barack Obama by international petroleum giant BP to compensate Americans for the financial devastation they are experiencing as a result of BP's negligent operation of an oil drilling rig ...
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by both crash trauma and fire when the Porsche in which he was a passenger slammed into a light standard and at least one tree Saturday, then exploded into flames.
A memorial is planned Sunday for those who wish to pay their respects to Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, both of whom died in a car accident in Valencia last weekend.
SANTA CLARITA - Residents will have a chance to view artwork from local artists at the "Joy of Art" holiday reception and open house hosted by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association on Friday inside the gallery in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family's gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
Last August Santa Clarita Valley entrepreneurs, Alex and Benjamin Haslam, ages 11 and 9, decided to parlay a favorite activity into their own business distributing flyers door to door for local businesses.
From the Nov. 25 SCV Signal:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.