Guillermo Galarza propped his young daughter, Natalia, up on his shoulders as she clutched a camera Saturday, waiting to get a quick shot of Lance Armstrong the moment he stepped off his Team Astana bus.
The official countdown at noon today signaled the beginning of the 88.9-mile Stage 7 of the eight-stage 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race, as cheering spectators undeterred by overcast skies and a cool temperature lined Town Center Drive three to five people deep from the mall entrance west to McBean Parkway.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film ...
The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.
Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" ...
Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city. Beginning with the city's incorporation in 1987, the city has worked with the community to implement environmentally sustainable policies and practices, including the holiday-tree collection and recycling program, free recycling for city-based businesses and the annual Household Hazardous Waste collection program. City facilities have also been refurbished, saving 439,000 kilowatt hours of energy and 350,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Currently, Santa Clarita's irrigation controllers are ...
The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as ...
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating two bottle bombs set off at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, sheriff's officials said Friday.
Alan Mootnick grew up with a dream to become Tarzan's son. About the age of 9, Mootnick took a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo where he saw gibbons for the first time and heard the soothing howls they use to mark their territory. "I fell in love with them," Mootnick, 58, said. He pursued his love of the small, furry apes in 1976 with the establishment of the Gibbons Conservation Center in Chatsworth and ...
Beverly Axen, 52, is a College of the Canyons student who depends on financial aid to earn her college education.
The key witness in L&M Optical West's identity-theft case exercised her Fifth Amendment rights 12 times Friday during an edgy preliminary hearing in Santa Clarita Superior Court.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Appleseed Shoots are scheduled at WES Thompson's Piru Rifle Range Saturday and Sunday and March 7-8, April 18-19, May 23-24, June 20-21, July 18-19, Aug. 22-23, Sept. 19-20, Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15, Dec. 12-13.
The Master's College will host the annual Creation Science Symposium titled "The Heavens Declare His Majesty" on Saturday featuring speaker Dr. Jason Lisle from Answers in Genesis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have dismantled a large Los Angeles County homeless encampment, citing public safety threats.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Four Southern California water agencies have sued a neighboring water company for allegedly extracting groundwater beyond its rights, and without paying for it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver's license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - He could be getting a license plate, Charlie Brown.
SCV residents got the opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross at a blood drive Thursday in Newhall.
SANTA CLARITA - The most recent Hart district board member to vacate his seat may still have a claim to it - depending on whether he wants it or not.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies reopened Soledad Canyon Road this evening after a car knocked a power pole down and sent live wires into the lanes.
SANTA CLARITA - A convicted murderer facing four felony counts of rape in the alleged attack last June on an unconscious woman was charged with an additional felony count Thursday, the prosecutor said.
Supervisors voted earlier this week to strengthen regulations and expand the definition of potentially dangerous or vicious dogs in Los Angeles County, a decision that comes on the heels of a fatal dog attack in the Antelope Valley earlier this year.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man has been sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading no contest to lewd conduct on a child earlier this week, according to officials.
SANTA CLARITA - Ever mindful of the positive role that a developed level of environmental literacy can have on a community, this fall College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) will host the first annual environmental leadership conference 'Green Up: Community Action and Education.'
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are investigating two armed robberies in Newhall in the past week, trying to determine if the two are connected, an official said today.
SPECIAL CLOSURE NOTES
SANTA CLARITA - Teachers, PTA leaders and others affiliated with Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools are invited to send their school Patriot Day event pictures to The Signal to be considered for publication on the SCV Schools page.