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: The House Committee on Education and Labor voted 26-22 Friday in favor of the Democratic-sponsored America's Affordable Health Choices Act. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, who serves on the committee, voted against the act. The legislation must clear the House Committee on Energy and Commerce before being voted on by the full House of Representatives.
In all the debate over what should be done to resolve the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, it's important the end result is an ecosystem solution that protects a variety of species - including people.
Lisa and Gregg Bleifer of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lee Bleifer, to Jason Michael Apperson, son of Doris and Michael Apperson, also of Santa Clarita.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Dr. Amy Wagner, Canyon Country pediatrician, won it all at the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley's first annual Fiesta Poker Texas Hold'em tournament Saturday night, June 6 at the Westridge Horizon Clubhouse.
Sophie Johnson, a junior in American University's Kogod School of Business majoring in business, language, and culture studies, was named to the spring 2009 Dean's List.
Air Force Airman Tommy G. Callaway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Miss Emily Van Houdt, daughter of Robert and Christina Van Houdt of Valencia, has been selected the twenty-ninth annual California's homecoming queen.
Ron Ippolito, of Canyon Country, still remembers where he was the day men first landed on the moon.
So you say you want a Castaic high school?
Barry Golob and Theresa Kolb of Saugus are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Golob, to Jeffrey Nickolas Gallegly of North Carolina.
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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
The Master's College baseball team looks to a strong regular season finish as it faces its final series before entering the postseason, while the women's track team posted quality marks over the weekend at the Soka Peace Invitational in Aliso Viejo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.
TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.
In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.