Saturday was SCV Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium, as the team played an afternoon game, the third in a series of four games with the visiting Chicago Cubs.
A group of eighth graders at Rio Norte Junior High just completed a two-year experiment involving an educational concept called "looping." Simply put, looping is the practice of allowing a classroom teacher to "promote" with his or her class of students to the next grade, so that a team of students stays with the same teacher for both seventh and eighth grades.
The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Community Center recently received a donation of more that $4,000 worth of top brand name soccer shoes on behalf of Planet Soccer. Planet Soccer is a retail establishment in downtown Newhall owned by Carlos Marroquin. "Planet Soccer is providing the community center's low-income youth with this prestigious opportunity that would be otherwise unaffordable for them and is also contributing to and creating a positive alternative for the high-risk youth ...
With oil hitting yet another record price Friday, we asked men (and women) around the SCV how they are coping with the higher price of gas and goods. "My husband is getting a second job just to get us through."
To hear Kim Jaserie's aunt tell it, Suzy Hamblen was "like a stone being thrown into a quiet pool that left a ripple of love." To hear other family members tell it, the widow of the late gospel singer Stuart Hamblen ruled the house with tenderness and strength.
City officials are set to break ground next week to add a larger skatepark and gymnasium to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country. The sports complex will get a $25 million spruce-up that also includes a multi-use playing field, more parking and landscaping.
The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26. "There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."
The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E. That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.
Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator. The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.
The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia. The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give ...
The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer. This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best. The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Emily's answers. Q: ...
More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening. The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.
A Valencia man was found guilty of nine felony counts for using an advertiser-driven, cartoonish map to swindle money from local businesses and consumers, officials announced Thursday.
Since 1946, children around the world have fantasized about embarking on a journey through the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends. On Thursday, some of those fantasies were realized in Valencia when Six Flags Magic Mountain opened Thomas Town, a new train ride and play area based upon Thomas the Tank Engine children's books and TV program.
Mandatory water rationing is not "in the cards" for Santa Clarita Valley residents, local water officials said in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Wednesday of a statewide drought. "We're in a good position and we don't have to draw on any backup water supplies," said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
An armed robber held up a Newhall bank this morning leading local sheriff's deputies on a chase to Sand Canyon where they arrested a suspect, a sheriff's official said.
A total of 694 Valencia High School graduates walked Friday at College of the Canyons in Valencia. Student James Edwards represented his class-of which 125 students graduated with honors-as the speaker. Photos by Dan Watson.
A trial date has been set for a Saugus man accused of strangling his girlfriend to death in 2011, an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said this week.
It all began with a package.
The Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences finally gained approval for its long-sought elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley last week.
The president of a local advocacy group said this week's decision by the Boy Scouts of America to reverse a long-standing policy barring gay children from joining is a step in the right direction, but more must be done for the scouts to be completely inclusive.
Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes listed below as part of a $72 million project that is constructing a truck lane on southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). Ramp closures will be staggered. Detours will be signed. No unusual levels of dust, noise or vibration are expected. Closures are subject to change.
A portion of Newhall Avenue remains closed after a contractor doing work in the area of William S. Hart Park in Newhall struck an underground natural gas pipeline Thursday afternoon, according to a representative from the Southern California Gas Company.
Thursday marked the second time in as many weeks that a brush fire broke out and temporarily burned in the direction of homes in Castaic.
College of the Canyons administrator Ryan Theule has agreed to continue on as dean at the college's Canyon Country campus, the school announced Thursday.
Valencia indoor trampoline park Jump 5150 is helping to raise money for Brain Cancer Awareness Month by holding a fundraiser Friday.
Earlier this month, the Southern California Association of Governments recognized the city of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County with a sustainability award for the joint general plan known as "One Valley, One Vision."
A 19-year-old man is in custody charged with attempted murder for the Tuesday night stabbing of another man in Canyon Country in what appears to be a gang-related incident, a local sheriff's spokesman said.
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are asking for help in locating victims who may have been misled by an accused burglar who allegedly claimed to be a member of the Disney family, according to a news release.
Karla Brada, whose boyfriend stands accused of killing her, was the victim of murder and died of asphyxiation, according to a medical examiner with the county coroner's office.