U Mya Win steps into the sunshine at his home in Canyon Country, 12,000 miles from Burma and from what the world officially calls Myanmar.
He stands by a row of healthy low-hanging plants, arms behind his back.
If choir competitors could be judged the same as their peers in sports, then the Valencia High School Women's Choir just scored a touchdown, a home run and the last-second winning basket at a meet last weekend near San Francisco.
This is an expanded version of a "Faces" feature first published on Page A-1 of The Signal April 25, 2005. Williams, who rode off into the sunset on April 10, 2007, will be honored with a video tribute during the Walk of Western Stars gala Friday, April 25, 2008.
Lobbyists hired by the Castaic Lake Water Agency foresee a tough time getting funds to clean up perchlorate in Santa Clarita groundwater as long as the Democratic nomination race dominates the political scene in Washington.
For about four months, a handful of high school-aged youths - identified as "at-risk" - participate in a rigorous program designed to assist them in redirecting negative behavior into positive alternatives.
Whoever vandalized Saugus High School junior David Gandara's truck left behind a signature - a whole lot of handprints.
During a special meeting of the Castaic Area Town Council, Hart District Superintendent Jaime Castellanos informed a room full of frustrated Castaic residents that there is no timeline to build a high school in Castaic.
In addition to a graphic memorializing a dead friend, Joseph Milhoan's motorcycle helmet was also emblazoned with a sticker reading: "Capable of evading high speed pursuit."
Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley, hosting its seventh annual Spirit Games on Saturday, is seeking 100 volunteers to assist with the event.
The Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday night approved an ordinance to send an application to annex 1,400 acres of Castaic into the city of Santa Clarita.
The Frontier Toyota and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's "Drive Safe" Golf Classic is set for Saturday at the Valencia Country Club.
Just minutes after nearly 30 senior citizens and senior advocates marched in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening to protest the closure of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial's transitional care unit, Councilwoman Laurene Weste announced that in the coming years, seniors will have another option.
While Newhall Memorial plans to close its TCU by June 5, G and Healthcare Services is now in escrow in purchasing what was formerly the Hillside Community Hospital building in Saugus.
New houses could pop up for sale on the 996-acre Whittaker-Bermite property in as little as five years.
SunCal Cos. submitted plans to the city Tuesday to eventually build nearly 3,500 homes, shops and office buildings on the site of the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site in the center of the city.
The Santa Clarita Valley is adding to its stable of fire stations.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a recommendation that would allow financing to build six new stations at a cost of $78.6 million.
Parents and students joined teachers from six local school districts and College of the Canyons outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in response to a recent proposal by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to slash $4.8 billion in education funding statewide.
The approximately 500 people who attended the after-school rally were concerned about the impact of the proposed cuts on local schools.
Citing local implications of the worsening statewide drought, county supervisors this week OK'd a plan to capture storm water that is currently wasted by literally running down the drain.
A 52-year-old truck driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel of his big rig crashed into a metal guard rail and into a concrete support directly under the Lower Cross overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Clarita City Council members voted 3-1 Tuesday night to take up the issue of billboards at their March 25 meeting after county transit officials did an about-face on the question of legal responsibility.
The Santa Clarita City Council announced tonight it has reached a settlement agreement in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit aimed at addressing the suit's claims without creating districts in the city.
A hiker missing since Monday afternoon was found safe and apparently sound Tuesday morning after searchers spotted him waving a piece of clothing in the hills of Towsley Canyon.
A Valencia man charged with threatening to kill a local sheriff's deputy by blowing him up in a propane explosion was found guilty of that offense, trespassing and robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Low humidity and high winds forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley have prompted a red flag warning in effect until Thursday evening, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Five county parks, including the Castaic Sports Complex, are expected to get a little more shade by 2015 after county supervisors approved funding for shade structures on Tuesday.
Two Santa Clarita Valley college men are cycling across America in support of people with disabilities - each inspired locally by those who demonstrated they can rise above their handicaps.
Some good-hearted roasting was dished out, and thousand of dollars were brought in during the 16th Annual Elks Charity Roast at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 on Saturday.
A Signal reader's complaint about apparent Santa Clarita City Council campaign signs placed in the Newhall roundabout produced a bit of a mystery Monday: the candidate whose name is on the offending placards says he knows nothing about them.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
Two Palmdale men arrested four months ago in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery have been ordered to stand trial, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.