Blues Society pro jam
SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending August 14, 2011:
Five out of six Santa Clarita Valley residents were too busy to comment on National Relaxation Day, proposed for Monday, an informal survey found last week.
It's back-to-school time in the Santa Clarita Valley. Students from Castaic Union School District are already back in the classroom, Sulphur Springs goes back Aug. 18, Saugus schools begin on Aug. 17, most Newhall schools go back Aug. 17, and Hart District students begin on Aug. 18.
"If you build it, he will come" is the line made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams."
Just a bit over a year ago, police and emergency workers in the upscale Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas, found Mayor Jayne Peters (an acquaintance of my Nebraska bride when we lived in that city in the mid-90s) and her 19-year-old daughter Corinne shot to death in their suburban home.
During the past 15 years, my family and I have been self-employed - providing our own health insurance - and also employed by local businesses, through which we have gotten health insurance and paid our premium through payroll.
For the most part, the cartoons that appear in the Opinion section of The Signal are mildly entertaining in their use of hyperbole to make a point about current issues.
An open letter to Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita:
Service at the Canyon Country library:
Dan K. Thomasson was correct in his Aug. 9 editorial: Standard & Poor's credit ratings did reflect politics.
Electricity: We all use it, and we all pay for it. And we're likely to start paying a lot more for it in the next couple of years. But you can speak up and have an impact on just how high the new rates will climb.
A Saugus boy was airlifted to an area hospital after nearly drowning in the pool at his home on Saturday night, according to officials.
Firefighters were able to put out a quarter-acre brush fire off the southbound right shoulder of Highway 14 between Placerita Canyon and Golden Valley roads in about 15 minutes Saturday night, officials said.
Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.
The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Metrolink commuter trains will run to downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day, but not on their regular schedules, Metrolink officials announced this week.
Hundreds of runners and volunteers will take part in the inaugural Be the Light 5K run/walk sponsored by A Light of Hope Support Center Inc. in Santa Clarita this Saturday.
Drive Sober & Choose Your Ride Home
A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. A suspect was being detained by loss prevention for shoplifting. Once outside the suspect tried to get away and attacked the victim. The suspect, bite the victim in an attempt to escape. Responding deputies arrested the suspect without incident.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.