The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Community Center recently received a donation of more that $4,000 worth of top brand name soccer shoes on behalf of Planet Soccer. Planet Soccer is a retail establishment in downtown Newhall owned by Carlos Marroquin.
"Planet Soccer is providing the community center's low-income youth with this prestigious opportunity that would be otherwise unaffordable for them and is also contributing to and creating a positive alternative for the high-risk youth in the community," Efren Galindo, sports coordinator for the center, said in a statement.
With oil hitting yet another record price Friday, we asked men (and women) around the SCV how they are coping with the higher price of gas and goods.
"My husband is getting a second job just to get us through."
To hear Kim Jaserie's aunt tell it, Suzy Hamblen was "like a stone being thrown into a quiet pool that left a ripple of love."
To hear other family members tell it, the widow of the late gospel singer Stuart Hamblen ruled the house with tenderness and strength.
City officials are set to break ground next week to add a larger skatepark and gymnasium to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.
The sports complex will get a $25 million spruce-up that also includes a multi-use playing field, more parking and landscaping.
The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26.
"There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."
The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E.
That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.
Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator.
The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.
The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia.
The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give aid and comfort to other people in need in the SCV.
The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer.
This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best.
More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening.
The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.
A Valencia man was found guilty of nine felony counts for using an advertiser-driven, cartoonish map to swindle money from local businesses and consumers, officials announced Thursday.
Since 1946, children around the world have fantasized about embarking on a journey through the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends.
On Thursday, some of those fantasies were realized in Valencia when Six Flags Magic Mountain opened Thomas Town, a new train ride and play area based upon Thomas the Tank Engine children's books and TV program.
Mandatory water rationing is not "in the cards" for Santa Clarita Valley residents, local water officials said in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Wednesday of a statewide drought.
"We're in a good position and we don't have to draw on any backup water supplies," said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
A Superior Court judge postponed a hearing Thursday for a Castaic woman and her boyfriend accused in the torture and slaying of the woman's 5-year-old daughter.
A 492-unit Canyon Country housing development was approved by county supervisors Wednesday, clearing the way for grading of more than 500 acres of land.
Dubbed "Park Place," the development would be located in Tick Canyon at the very eastern edge of Canyon Country at the end of Shadow Pines Boulevard.
The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.
Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.
A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.
The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.
Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.
Higher Vision Church will celebrate Easter the same day as everyone else, but it's joining with another Castaic-area church in throwing a party the day before.
Santa Clarita is inviting residents to a "meet and greet' for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station captain Wednesday at City Hall.
Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.
As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.
ORLAND, Calif. - A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig.
City officials will hold a ceremony Thursday to induct film legends Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall.
The Santa Clarita Public Library Bag Sale carries into the weekend, with plenty of selections for book lovers to peruse on Saturday.
Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).