SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Member Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare to serve in an important leadership role as one of the assistant Republican leaders for the 2010-12 legislative session.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky directing the Department of Regional Planning to prepare an ordinance adopting standards to preserve the natural darkness of night skies for the residents of the county's rural areas.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Theresa L. Kingery as the organization's new president/CEO effective Jan. 4, 2011.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance services for Santa Clarita Valley residents, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the expansion of the Department of Children and Family Services Santa Clarita Valley office located at 28490 Avenue Stanford in Valencia, according to county Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.
Marsha McLean will be sworn in at a special City Council meeting tonight at 5 p.m. as part of a live, televised meeting at Santa Clarita City Hall, in City Council Chambers.
Single Mothers Outreach of Santa Clarita (SMO) will celebrate the grand opening of its headquarters office tonight, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 26881 Ruether Ave., Newhall.
Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here's a production that is currently shooting in town:
California United Bank and California Oaks State Bank announced last week that the shareholders of both banks have approved a plan to merge.
I am Laura Tapia, part of Tapia Brothers Farms and the local farmers markets.
Lynne Plambeck's Thursday column, "Time to bring your own bag to the grocery," applauding the enactment of a ban on plastic shopping bags in the unincorporated (only, thank God!) county areas is a perfect illustration of the liberal mentality at work.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, the city and SCV Education Foundation hosted the annual Literacy & Arts Festival at Newhall Park. As part of the event, The Signal hosted the Reporter for a Day program where local kids took on assignments at the festival, interviewed authors and educators and wrote news stories about the festival. The following are the news stories written by The Signal's Reporters for a Day at the festival. –Tammy Marashlian, Signal Assistant City Editor and Reporter for a Day coordinator.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president.
Board of Supervisors meeting
Since today is my birthday and December marks 47 years of representing others in their insurance needs and retirement planning, I felt I should touch on three areas of the security needs and future planning for most Americans.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.
VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.
Smoke slinks across pavement in the darkness, cries from gassed citizens fill the air, people break into a McDonald's to provide milk-based relief to a person hit with tear gas, sound weapons pass levels that cause permanent damage, police shoot pellets at journalists.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians can thank their starting pitching for keeping them in playoff contention.
It's been an eventful couple of weeks at The Master's College. During the first week of August, official practices for the fall sports season began. Since then, Mustangs volleyball has competed in five matches, while the men's and women's soccer teams have been out of state playing against some of the nation's best teams.
A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.