Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Editor's note: Through the vagaries of e-mail, Hart district school board candidate Bob Jensen's responses to columnist Jonathan Kraut's questions did not make it into Tuesday's Democratic Voices column. Here are Jensen's responses, along with the questions that prompted them.
A 13-year-old boy died today in a collision on northbound Interstate 5 just south of Calgrove, California Highway Patrol officials said.
UPDATED Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. (see Related Content for links to previous and subsequent Station Fire updates and coverage):
'NStyle salon is hosting several events between Saturday and Oct. 17, raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The city is hosting workshops about the Newhall redevelopment small business loan program and the Old Town Newhall building improvement program, Oct. 15.
The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is hosting a car show to benefit The Painted Turtle, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.
City officials will dedicate 140 acres of open space in Placerita Canyon at 4 p.m. today. The so-called East Walker Ranch property, formerly home to Special Devices, Inc., was purchased last summer with funds from Santa Clarita's Open Space Preservation District.
Busy families looking to stretch their food dollars are discovering they can save time and money by starting or joining a cooking club. Three or four families team up, pool resources and spend part of one day cook­ing a week's worth of meals together. It's a fun way to put nutritious food on the table without spending a fortune.
A note to Michael Kulka regarding his "Dierderich a 'fear-mongerer'" letter to the editor in The Signal, Sept. 19): Although I am not familiar with the letter you were responding to by Matt Diederich ("Sulpizio a 'rabid Democrat,'" The Signal, Sept. 13) I am going to jump in with my opinion on two issues.
As a candidate for the Castaic Unified School District governing board, it is my observation that the district's most valuable asset is its teachers.
For the next five weeks, I will be posting "Full Speed to Port" all the way from U Penn.
Right on cue, Canyon High students trickled through the school's front gates, hurrying to beat the tardy bell to their first period classes. Mornings on campus usually mean drowsy adolescents dashing to class.
The West Ranch High School Wildcat Marching Band and Color Guard have been competing for four years, but in that time have grown from parade exhibitions to a Division 2A contender and into the Division 3A Champions and High Auxiliary for the past two years.
Friday Canyon Theatre Guild's "A Taste of Adventure" pirate-themed fundraiser, 6 p.m., $40. Entertainment, refreshments, and fun. Info: (661) 799-2702. Saturday All Corked Up hosts the International Wine Festival at College of the Canyons on Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy wine tasting, regional foods and a raffle, tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Performing Art Center's K-12 Arts Education Outreach program. Info: (661)799-7979 or www.allcorkedup.com. Oct. 4 The Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita ...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.