School is out and summer is in full swing for students eager to enjoy the fun and sun of summer activities. While most teens and preteens have mapped out the daily routine of their entire summer break, the preschool set and their parents need a bit of assistance and in planning the schedules. The city of Santa Clarita offers countless activities for the little ones all summer long.
Dr. Edward Pechter, a noted Santa Clarita Valley plastic surgeon and philanthropist, died this week in his home, just days before he was scheduled to travel abroad with his longtime companion and friend.
By now, if you were going to receive a tax refund, you probably already have the check in your hands. Hopefully, you have not spent all of it just yet.
For The Signal
I just came back from France, and as usual, I have enjoyed reading The Signal this morning.
Acting with bold, decisive leadership, relatively amazing swiftness and unquestionable integrity, President Obama has been able to secure an agreement with BP that will make more than $20 billion available to those American citizens being directly victimized by the corporate negligence of BP in and around the Gulf of Mexico.
Thanks to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and The Signal for the publication ("Sneaky symptoms of stroke," April 2) of the signs and symptoms of stroke. The front-page banner with the symptoms pictured may save one from a serious stroke.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone breakfast workshop on Wednesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility.
Sue Reynolds, a senior partner with NewMarket Careers, will host a free workshop on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room at Valencia Library.
Dance the night away with SMO!
Friends and family of Deputy Timothy White will host a memorial softball game Sunday in honor of the deceased husband and father.
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from 1988's June 14 through June 16 issues of The Signal.
What are you stressed out about today?
This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.
We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.
MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.
Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."
ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.
Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.
BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.
In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.