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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.
SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:
Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.
It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.
DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.