George Velarde, head of the Physical Education Department at Sierra Vista Junior High School, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness in a Sports Spotlight Award ceremony in Sacramento this week.
The city of Santa Clarita Sheriff's Business Alliance Program will host a free lunch and learn workshop on retail fraud and theft prevention on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita invites local non-profit organizations to apply for the City's Community Services Grant Program, designed to assist community-based, non-profit organizations with providing services to, or directly benefitting, Santa Clarita residents.
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of both College of the Canyons and the legendary Woodstock music festival held in 1969, the college's theatre and music departments will proudly present "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," beginning October 16, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).
Oak Ridge Drive will be closed at the Metrolink Railroad crossing from 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 for railroad grade crossing improvement work. The construction is part of ongoing maintenance scheduled for the Metrolink Railroad and is not expected to affect travel on their line.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will host an in-person town hall meeting on health care reform at College of the Canyons on Sept. 26.
Hollywood may be a short drive from the Santa Clarita Valley, but there is one individual who has brought Hollywood into this valley.
The Repertory East Playhouse will return to its Main Stage Season tonight, Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m., with "Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles," adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Perhaps the most famous and popular of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, this gripping tale deals with the curse of the Baskerville family - and the fiendish killer-hound that stalks its members.
Jennifer Huhn, a special education teacher at Golden Valley High School, has been named the William S. Hart Union High School District's Teacher of The Year.
Let me search my memory. I think - no, I'm positive - this is the first movie I've seen where the hero dangles above a chasm lined with razor-sharp peanut brittle, while holding onto a red licorice rope held by his girlfriend, who has a peanut allergy, so that when she gets cut by some brittle and goes into anaphylactic shock and her body swells up, she refuses to let go, and so the hero bites through the licorice to save her. You don't see that every day.
Just what we were waiting for, "Twilight" for boys, with Megan Fox in the Robert Pattinson role, except
Mark Twain once said: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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The California Supreme Court has determined a dependent elder's close friends who provided health care for her at the end of her life are presumed to have used undue influence if the elder includes them in a will or trust.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Sept. 11-18, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.