Just before midnight Friday, Wil Maxham lay awake, terrified that his phone would ring. The 70-year-old Saugus man spent the evening rushing his dog, Ebony, to animal hospitals seeking treatment for the animal after a rattlesnake in his back yard sunk its fangs into the little black terrier mix's nose. None of the veterinarians he visited had the expensive antivenin that could have counteracted the snake's powerful toxins. So he left Ebony at an emergency ...
The College of the Canyons Fine and Performing Arts division will host its 2009 "ARTstART Festival" on Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17 at the Valencia campus. The festival will celebrate the aesthetic achievements of its students and COC's artistic offerings and facilities.
Musician Tom Rush and the trio The Lovell Sisters will play at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 2 p.m. on May 16.
Canyon Country resident Pamela Dilworth never collected comic books - that was until Barack Obama became president.
Local families will soon be able to take part in Project Lifesaver, a program designed to keep children with special needs and patients with dementia from wandering and becoming lost. "Project Lifesaver is a nation-wide program and it really was a program that started to help families find their children or loved ones if they were to wander off," said Kevin Tonoian, the city's technology services manager.
Several children left Gavin Espinosa's ATA Martial Arts studio on Saturday feeling more empowered to flee an unknown stranger should one ever approach them. "I learned all about how to become really safe and to know the difference between good and bad strangers," said 10-year-old Haley Lohrli, of Valencia. "I learned how to get away from people in a bad situation."
High-school students who are job-hunting this summer are finding the hunt isn't an easy one. One Valencia High School student who has been out looking said he's applied to "a million places" for a summer job. While that was an exaggeration, Peter Stenquist wasn't embellishing when he expressed his disappointment over the matter.
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Santa Barbara's disastrous Jesusita Fire has sparked concerns in the Santa Clarita Valley about the return of fire season and the need to be prepared, a County fire spokesman said. The Jesusita Fire destroyed or damaged 75 homes and burned 3,500 acres, forcing more than 20,000 people to be evacuated as of Friday. The newest wildfire to ravage California reignited the push for fire preparedness by Los Angeles County fire officials.
To all the hard working moms in the Santa Clarita Valley I hope you received breakfast in bed and a gift certificate to a wonderful spa. That's what I'm holding out for!
From left to right, Paul De La Cerda, The Signal's operations and marketing director, Judie Pieper, Jerry Caston and son Richard Caston. Pieper won the March Madness contest sponsored by The Signal. She won a new dryer provided by Caston's TV's & Appliances in Newhall.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested Edgar Zuniga, of Sylmar, early Saturday morning for carrying a concealed weapon and possessing drugs, Lt. Mark Hershey said. Zuniga, 29, was standing on a center divider on Bouquet Canyon Road around 3:30 a.m. while his Chevrolet car was stopped in the number two lane on Bouquet Canyon. Road. near Camargo Drive. When the deputy approached Zuniga, he noticed a white sock hanging from the suspect's pant pocket.
Valencia Car Wash is giving free car washes today to mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers in recognition of Mother's Day today. Those who want the free wash must bring one of their kids or show a photo of them. The car wash is valued at $11.99. Valencia Car Wash is located at 24233 Creekside Road in Valencia. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
With just 13 days to go, the countdown is on for the sixth annual "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert" Saturday, May 23 at the Golden Valley High School outdoor amphitheater in Newhall.
In addition to picking new city council members next April, local voters may decide whether to add "In God We Trust" to the Santa Clarita logo.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) would like to remind L.A. County residents of the National Weather Service's (NWS) current weather advisory for the Los Angeles area. Freezing temperatures are predicted by NWS for the Antelope Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. The freeze warning remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening. Minimum temperatures of 12 to 22 degrees are expected Thursday morning and Friday morning ...
Eight of the declared candidates for Santa Clarita's next City Council election in April gathered Wednesday morning in Canyon Country for a review forum sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley branch of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
Even the most basic questions were difficult to comprehend.
SANTA CLARITA - Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie, a longtime volunteer at the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, died in his sleep Sunday. He was 80.
Widespread hard freezes are expected tonight and Thursday night as frigid weather hits the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, including coastal plains that are usually immune to frosty conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by both crash trauma and fire when the Porsche in which he was a passenger slammed into a light standard and at least one tree Saturday, then exploded into flames.
A memorial is planned Sunday for those who wish to pay their respects to Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, both of whom died in a car accident in Valencia last weekend.
SANTA CLARITA - Residents will have a chance to view artwork from local artists at the "Joy of Art" holiday reception and open house hosted by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association on Friday inside the gallery in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Santa Clarita is considering a proposal from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to take down many of the billboards within city limits over the next several years, officials said Wednesday.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
They came with their parents Tuesday and stood by the makeshift memorial for actor Paul Walker: some babes in arms, some solemn-looking teenagers, few children of ages between.
SANTA CLARITA - One of the lawyers involved in a series of California Voting Rights Act lawsuits against agencies in the Santa Clarita Valley told The Signal Tuesday an injunction to stop Santa Clarita from holding its scheduled City Council election in April is a possibility.
Children who died this year will be remembered and honored during a mass candle-lighting event hosted by the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends on Sunday in Canyon Country Park.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday it has completed autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash of a Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend, local business owner Roger Rodas, were last seen in last weekend.
The City of Santa Clarita's Director of Public Works, Robert Newman, was recently recognized as the 2013 Leader of the Year in the public sector category by the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).