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 ...
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.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complimented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a central California homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion.
A Canyon Country man accused of killing his father Thursday was to be arraigned in court Monday morning on the felony charge of murder, court papers show.
A motorcyclist was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Monday morning following a traffic collision in Valencia, an emergency response official said.
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.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - When Lindsay Carter heard on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, she gathered her belongings and fled. When she returned, there was little left.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
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ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
Rebates are available to Santa Clarita Valley residents this spring on high-efficiency washing machines and electric-powered lawnmowers under deals offered through government agencies.
Santa Clarita City Council members have heartily endorsed the Boxer-Feinstein bill to block the proposed open-pit sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country but turned thumbs-down to a bill that would open up public spaces to use by the homeless at any time.