Tuesday will mark the international celebration of Earth Day, which gives local residents the chance to promote environmental awareness and maintain a green lifestyle.
Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, leader of the Community Hiking Club, sees educational opportunities for not only youngsters, but entire families.
They may be a blues band, but no one was singing the blues on Sunday afternoon at The Londoner Pub in Canyon Country. Quite the contrary, the Alan Wright Blues Band cast a spell on its audience - all in the name of Jay Spell, who survived a bout with esophageal cancer.
The 62-year-old blind keyboardist, originally from Myrtle Beach, S.C., calls the stage at the Canyon Country pub 'home.' As Alan Wright performed vocals and a trio of instruments created harmonic melodies behind him, Spell, who now lives in Canyon Country, razzled and dazzled on stage.
The nearly 2,000 visitors to the 2008 Emergency Expo wanted to learn one thing: How to prepare their home, family and pets for just about any type of disaster.
The 16th annual expo, sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita, brought in nearly 80 exhibitors to showcase their products, emergency kits and expertise.
Downtown Newhall is in the midst of a major change that could ultimately lead to a complete transformation of the entire area.
By establishing an arts and entertainment district filled up eclectic shops and fun destinations, the city hopes to establish an "Old Town Newhall" that will one day set its own trend.
The Education Resources Institute, the oldest and largest nonprofit guarantor of private education loans in the country has filed for bankruptcy protection in Boston while it reorganizes, listing debt of as much as $1 billion and assets of more than $1 billion in its Chapter 11 petition.
This action was necessary as the nation's ongoing credit woes continue to cause unprecedented volatility in the student loan market and immense hardships on loan-related companies. Difficulties in financing the securitization of private education loans, along with a rise in borrower defaults and delinquencies brought on by a slow economy, have adversely ...
The jury in the trial of Esperanza Castro had not reached verdict by late Friday afternoon and deliberations were set to continue Monday, a court official said.
Attorneys for both sides remain on call.
From street name changes to a switch in businesses, downtown Newhall is beginning to see the product of the city's plans to transform the aging area into a visitor-friendly, historic old town.
Two years from now, downtown Newhall will likely see Main Street lined with trees and old-fashioned street lamps, a traffic circle at the south end of the street, new retail centers and a new library under construction.
The workers union representing 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians announced this week it will be moving up its planned strike date from May 2 to April 28 after some of the American Medical Response employees reported encountering negativity on the part of their management staff.
The reports led the union to file an unfair labor practice complaint against AMR, according to Matthew Levy, national director of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics. Levy said the reports originated in the Lancaster office.
Just four and a half years after opening its doors, Northlake Hills Elementary School has joined the ranks of other outstanding schools in the state by being named a 2008 California Distinguished School.
Bob Brauneisen, principal of the Castaic school, said the success of the school can be attributed to several components, and praised the school's great families, PTA support and well-trained staff.
A registered sex offender listed on the Attorney General's Megan's Law Web site, which alerts the public about sex offenders, lives less than a tenth of a mile from a Canyon Country school, The Signal has learned.
John Joseph Gambill, 48, is a registered sex offender who was convicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, according to the Megan's Law sex offender locator Web site.
College of the Canyons will celebrate Earth Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at its Valencia campus with vendor booths, student presentations and various environmentally-themed panel discussions. The event is sponsored by the COC Sustained Development Committee.
The purpose of the event is "to open up a community-wide discussion about the environment and our responsibilities in caring for it," Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, chair of the college's Sustained Development Committee, said in a statement.
Local cancer support group Circle of Hope is hosting its fourth annual Walk for Hope 5K walk this Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Castaic Lake.
Jury in Castro trial continues to deliberate
Security is being tightened around Santa Clarita water plants despite the Castaic Lake Water Agency reporting no direct threats targeting its facilities.
When it comes to the agency's buildings and grounds, topping the list of the agency's goals for the 2008/2009 fiscal year is installation of a video surveillance system put in place at each of its two water treatment plants and its two pumping stations.
An oak tree dangling over Placerita Canyon Road and a utility line could be just one windy gust or rainstorm away from crashing to the ground.
The city of Santa Clarita is scheduled to remove the tree by Monday, according to Byron Moline, general services manager for the city. The tree sits atop a roadside hill and years of water erosion have eaten away at the hillside, exposing the tree's roots. A resident became concerned that the tree could fall at any time.
An 18-year-old Saugus man was killed early Saturday morning in Sun Valley when he jumped from a car after it was involved in a traffic collision on Interstate 5, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.
Environmental groups have again sued over the proposed Newhall Ranch development, alleging this week the federal agencies that approved permits for the planned community did so in violation of federal environmental protective legislation.
Moutainview Elementary School sixth-graders of the group named Creeptastic Monsters performed their original hip hop dance on stage for their fellow sixth-graders as the culmination of the F.A.M.E. (Fabulous Arts at Mountainview Elementary) class on Friday.
Two candidates - a political novice and local pharmacy owner, along with a water district board member - pulled in more than $10,000 in campaign contributions over January and February, pacing the field of those vying for a seat in April's Santa Clarita City Council election, according to recent campaign disclosures.
Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
A controversial plan to replace 118 billboards in Santa Clarita with three electronic boards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways may be sidelined by a disagreement between the city and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The new season of ArtSlam kicked off in downtown Newhall Thursday night with a celebration of women artists.
Central Park in Saugus has been identified as one of the recipients of the "Heart Your Park" fundraising program, a partnership between Macy's and the National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for parks across the country.
There will be less economic uncertainty and stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year, said experts at the 2014 Economic and Real Estate Outlook Conference in Santa Clarita on Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for thieves who stole two rare and expensive bicycles valued together at $18,000, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station incident log.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that also netted a marijuana "grow house."
A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.