Several weeks ago I attended a particularly sad funeral. Yes, I know, all funerals are heartrending. But this one was for a very special young woman, someone who should have had at least 50 more years on earth - and probably would have if breast cancer hadn't intervened. During her memorial service, I looked around at the 200-plus mourners. Whether blotting tears, sighing or shaking their heads, all were visibly shaken over Brandi Newquist's passing. ...
Sheriff's deputies broke up a street brawl in Canyon Country early Saturday and arrested three juveniles, including one armed with a rifle, officials reported.
Through Oct.26 Lombardi Ranch Pumpkin Festival brings the fall harvest to life each weekend in October at Lombardi Ranch, a local family owned and operated farm. Lombardi Ranch offers fresh produce and pumpkins in numerous shapes and sizes. Band performances, train rides, a petting zoo, wagon rides, a scarecrow contest and more. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays and holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking and entry to the ranch is free. ...
REP presents 'Of Mice and Men' The Repertory East Playhouse continues its Main Stage Series with John Steinbeck's classic, "Of Mice and Men" through Saturday. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17/adults, $15/children. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. (661) 288-0000, www.repeastplayhouse.org. Theatre project begins classes The SCV Theatre Project has launched "The Studio" in Santa Clarita and North Hollywood with a professional training program in acting, voice, movement and musical ...
A brush fire broke out at 3:37 p.m. Saturday in Leona Valley off Bouquet Canyon Road. By 4:45 p.m., Angeles Forest and Los Angeles County firefighters had knocked the fire down after it blackened five acres. Winds blew at 10 to 15 miles per hour but no structures were threatened, according to a Los Angeles Country Fire captain.
More than 100 exhibitors handed out goody bags, networked with each other and greeted potential customers as the 24th annual Home and Business Expo opened its tent flaps Saturday on a windy College of the Canyons parking lot.
Terry "Coach" Tull of Santa Clarita will be deeply missed by many in this valley. Friends and family celebrated the dedication of an oak tree on Saturday at William S. Hart Baseball Complex in honor of Tull's devotion to baseball, the complex, and most of all, the many kids that played there.
After 6-year-old Hannah Vera of Valencia drops off her baby sister for daycare, her mind is trained on school. Thoughts of friends, recess, math and her teacher swirl in her mind as she prepares for another day of first grade at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall.
Signal staffers hold toys for the annual SCV Junior Chamber of Commerce Santa's Helpers program. The Signal is a top sponsor for the event. More than four toy bins in the lobby of The Signal's offices have been filled with toys and games for underprivileged children.
For many years, the city of Santa Clarita ranked within the top-five safest cities in the country for its size.
First Word "You get to cut your own tree, which is kind of rare now." ­-- Nancy Roatcap, owner of Nancy's Ranch (click here for story) Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2008. There are 18 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1862, Union forces suffered a major defeat to the Confederates in the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg (Va.). Five years ...
My wife, 5-year-old son and I passed a water fountain, and sure enough my boy wanted a coin so he could make a wish. This wasn't your typical fountain for wishing. It was a drinking fountain.
Mr. Lamoureux: My son was telling me about a new saw that can sense when your hand is in the way and will automatically stop. Do you know what this is? Ronnie P. Hello, Ronnie: It is called SawStop. Basically, there is small electric charge in the blade that is monitored by a digital signal processor. If you were to touch the blade, some of the current would flow into your body which would cause ...
With California state government spending reportedly jumping some $20 billion in the past four years, Democrats in the Legislature are reportedly seeking to triple automobile registration fees that could cost $1,000 per family.
Evening of Christmas music Who: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints What: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" An evening of Christmas music. Everyone is invited, admission is free. When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Santa Clarita Stake Center at 19513 Drycliff St. in Canyon Country Contact: Keith Woodhouse at (661) 251-8624 Children's choir performance Who: Newhall Church of the Nazarene What: Children's choir, "Grace Notes," presents their Christmas program, "A Lamb's Tale." Nursery and ...
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
NEW YORK (AP) - Monday's powerful tornado in suburban Oklahoma City loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region in May 1999.
Imagine for a moment a President of the United States who ignored warnings about an imminent terrorist threat that resulted in an attack that killed American citizens, then argued that we didn't need an investigation to figure out what went wrong.
KEN "Beer It Forward" is just one of the unique ideas presented at a sneak preview and tour of Wolf Creek Brewery on Thursday, May 16, 2013. You can buy a friend a beer (even if they are not present) and they will have up to sixty days to redeem. Wolf Creek Brewery is owned by the same owners of Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewery, however, in this facility the focus is on producing and ...
ill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of teaching, Clinton began to tutor his new student.
FRAZIER PARK (AP) - A fire that broke last week near Frazier Park has closed a state park and already has cost more than $6 million to fight.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - With speculation that Don Mattingly could be fired sometime this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager needed Clayton Kershaw to pitch well in the worst way.
When Trinity was founded, it only had Kindergarten through second grade and planning a prom was many years down the road.
May is Building Safety Month and the ideal time to tackle all of those home-improvement projects on your "to do" list before summer is in full swing.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Castaic is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a child molestation charge, according to an LAPD spokesman and court documents.
A child was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital following an incident at a community pool today, officials said.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Antonio Banderas will play the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario," who in 2010 became the public face of 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 69 days.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A van carrying church members returning from a California gathering careened off of a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times Monday, killing five people and sending six others to hospitals, authorities said.