Editor's note: This is an expanded online-exclusive version of the story appearing in Sunday's Signal newspaper.
Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar was named Newsmaker of the Year, City Councilman TimBen Boydston picked up the Roberta Gillis Most Controversial Newsmaker award, and the non-profit Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named Organization of the Year during the 12th annual SCV Press Club Newsmaker Awards Friday night at the Hyatt Valencia.
Last Sunday, Bill Westenhofer was sitting at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood wondering if he was going to take home an Oscar for his visual effects work in "The Golden Compass."
Santa Clarita Planning Commissioners will look at taking the first step in processing a request to annex the Hasley Hills portion of Castaic at their Tuesday meeting.
The College of the Canyons Distance Learning Department has secured more than $6,300 in live-caption grant funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office Captioning of Live Distance Education Program.
Three men and one teenager from Palmdale are in custody after leading sheriff's deputies on a chase up Highway 14 into the Palmdale area.
Santa Clarita appears poised to meet the state-mandated recycling requirements for the first time since the law went into effect in 2000, according to figures released by the city on Friday.
In the fight to snatch up one of the two open City Council seats in April, incumbent Bob Kellar leaped ahead in fundraising during the latest reporting period, according to campaign disclosure reports released Friday.
In a moving tribute to their fallen friend, more than a dozen friends and relatives of Taylor LaKamp gathered in California City on Feb. 23 to ride their dirtbikes.
City Attorney Carl Newton said Friday that his report on the state's disclosure laws for public officials will be given to the City Council and is not intended for public review.
Sentencing for Michael Lugo and Cynthia Brandon, the mother-son duo who were convicted of burglary last year, was postponed until April 24.
Top county planners assigned to look into the ownership of Las Lomas property are going back to the drawing board after The Signal called asking about a key parcel of Las Lomas property left out of their review.
The Sheriff's Department has released two Canyon Country men who were arrested this week after a sheriff's deputy opened fire on a man reportedly seen spray-painting graffiti on a wall.
Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar was named Newsmaker of the Year, City Councilman TimBen Boydston was named most controversial, and the nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named Organization of the Year during the 12th annual SCV Press Club Newsmaker Awards Friday night at the Hyatt Valencia.
As the Santa Clarita Valley continues to grow and expand, there is a concern and movement to sustain growth without exhausting natural resources. Finding ways to balance growth with the environment has come to a crossroads. That crossroads can be found in Saugus, where a proposed renewable energy project may threaten the nesting grounds of federally-protected Red-tailed hawks.
Acts motivated by prejudice against another student because of race, religion or sexual orientation have decreased more than 50 percent in the Hart district compared to this time last year, according to a report presented by Hart District Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee.
A proposed expansion for the landfill that handles the bulk of the Santa Clarita Valley's garbage failed the pass the smell test with most speakers during a public hearing Thursday night.
A Valencia registered sex offender, accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, has accepted a deal offered by prosecutors calling for a 12-year prison term, court officials said Thursday.
It's official: The dog days of summer are here.
The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.
While changes to its board elections are on the horizon, the Hart district's superintendent said Thursday that community members do not need to worry about the direction of the district as a whole.
With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.
The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.
#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.
Thanks to California's open primary system, a forum scheduled Friday by a Democratic club in the Antelope Valley will feature a pair of Republican congressional candidates.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.
One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.