The Santa Clarita City Council gave city staff the go-ahead to begin Phase III of the Intelligent Transportation System at its Feb. 23 regular city council meeting.
Beginning March 1, the Castaic Animal Shelter, along with five other county animal shelters, will be open Sundays so adopters have an additional day to find a new pet. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control realigned staff schedules so the shelters can be open on Sundays. The decision does not incur any additional operating cost.
The William S. Hart Union High School District's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are now available at www.HartDistrict.org.
Six Flags Magic Mountain and I Heart Haiti Kids will host a book drive and benefit concert Saturday at the Valencia theme park.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's officials arrested 17 people in a Thursday morning warrant sweep, Sheriff's Lt. Steve Low said.
A powerful storm system is expected to bring rain and potential thunderstorms today and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Society improv group will return to the Repertory East Playhouse tonight, Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. The show will include family-friendly improvised music, comedy, scenes - the works. If you've seen "Whose Line is it Anyway" you have an idea of what kind of hilarious, energetic comedy that team improv can be.
Jimmy and Paul are cops hunkered down across the street from a stakeout when they see a mysterious figure run across rooftops and break into a house. Seconds later, he can clearly be seen in an upper window, sitting on a toilet and reading a magazine.
If ever there was a work of great literature tailor-made for adaptation into a video game, it would be Dante Alighieri's "Inferno" from "The Divine Comedy," a three-part poem. It has hell's signature foreboding and a litany of monstrous entities that any game developer needs for a good head start.
Does it matter what glass I use when drinking wine? Can I purchase one type of glass to serve both red and white wine? These are couple of the questions we receive on a regular basis regarding wine glasses.
"The Crazies" is a perfectly competent genre film in a genre that has exhausted its interest for me, the zombie film. It provides such a convenient storytelling device: Large numbers of mindless zombies lurch toward the camera and the hero, wreaking savage destruction, and can be quickly blown away, although not without risk and occasional loss of life. When sufficient zombies have been run through, it's time for a new dawn.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Feb. 12-18, 2010, featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Noam Chomsky While observing all the talking, shouting and letters to the editor in recent days on the topic of free speech, I was reminded of the many chats I had with my dad in our family garage while I was growing up.
I'm sorry to hear that Bristol Farms in the Valencia Bridgeport Marketplace is closing, but my first and utmost concern is the roughly 100 employees who are going to lose their jobs.
As a third-generation Hispanic man, I applaud Bob Kellar for his stand on illegal immigrants and stating that if being an American and standing up for his fellow Americans makes him a racist then he is a "proud racist."
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.