David Gene Gibbs was Hollywood's helicopter pilot to the stars. But to friends who were mourning him Monday, he was more than the actor and pilot behind "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "The Jackal" with Bruce Willis. "He was an amazing man," said friend Glenda Burdett of Canyon Country. "He was always volunteering his time," she said. "He took part in charity tournaments." Gibbs had plans to marry soon, Burdett said. But early Sunday ...
Army Capt. Gabriel G. Surratt stood tall, straight and still as he was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon at the Newhall Veterans Historical Plaza in a special ceremony Monday.
One man suffered minor injuries, including lacerations, Monday when his big rig flipped over onto its side at Interstate 5 and Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, spilling about 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid and blocking freeway access ramps.
SANTA CLARITA - This semester, the College of the Canyons Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering (MSE) Division will host 2005 Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert H. Grubbs as part of the Division's annual Speakers Symposium Series.
SACRAMENTO–The California State Senate Rules Committee has named Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to the California State Parks and Recreation Commission.
LOS ANGELES – Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) will host a "Senior Scam Stopper" Seminar on March 8. This seminar will help consumers learn how to spot common scams and avoid falling prey to them.
The City of Santa Clarita is installing 34 new solar-powered, compacting bins at heavily used public areas and parks, offering residents a new way to keep the community clean while increasing efficiency. The units are for recycling bottles and cans with four of the units also providing for regular trash disposal.
"Do you hear that?" Frank Hoffman says, pointing through the trees into the clear sky.
It's the year of the snake. But, that's a good thing, according to the students and teachers at the Santa Clarita Valley Chinese School who welcomed in the Chinese New Year on Sunday. More than 200 people turned out for a buffet of arranged foods and scheduled musical performances at the school on Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia. "I feel safe and I feel lucky," said 11-year-old Cyrus Young who was born in the year ...
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A 42-year-old Canyon Country woman who tearfully pleaded for the return of her 8-year-old son's stolen wallet in early February came home to find it on her kitchen counter one day last week.
Three people are confirmed dead following a "horrific" helicopter crash of a reality TV crew filming in the hills west of Acton early Sunday, according to federal and local investigators.
At least one person was injured after being ejected from a vehicle in a crash on Highway 138 north of the Santa Clarita Valley on Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.
Black History Month celebration The 6th Annual Black History Month celebration will take place 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at William S. Hart Regional Park 24151 Newhall Ave. Celebration features an art show and historical exhibits, including panels of historical photography and commentary compiled from national archives. Info: 661-259-1750. Signal tip line Got a news tip? Call The Signal's tip line: 661-255-1234. Want your event listed? Email email@example.com ...
U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness was held as a prisoner of war for six years in North Vietnam and spent much of the first three years enduring torture sessions bracketed by extensive stints in solitary confinement.
Princess Cruises held an event Thursday to honor veterans and note the company's selection as a commemorative partner in the nationwide effort to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War this year.
The Santa Clarita and San Fernando charter of Habitat for Humanity will join in the 2013 Women Empowerment Build this Saturday, which will focus on female veterans and those who have experienced loss during wartime.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Thursday that a recent series of controversial topics, such as the inquiry into a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy in Libya and the investigation into why the Internal Revenue Service applied additional scrutiny to conservative groups, are dominating the discussion on Capitol Hill.
A roaming pit bull that ripped the leg off of a smaller dog in Canyon Country is expected to be humanely killed, a county official said Thursday.
Two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Hasley Canyon Road were closed for almost three hours Thursday afternoon after two big rigs collided, blocking traffic and scattering debris in the area, a California Highway Patrol official said.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board will appoint someone to replace former board member Paul Strickland, rather than holding a special election for the seat.
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a slight reprieve Thursday from a 3,500-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.
(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) today announced that Assembly Bills (AB) 588 and 631 were approved by the State Assembly with broad bipartisan support. The bills address protection of student athletes and enhance core education for children in juvenile court schools. Both measures passed by a margin of 70-0, and now advance to the Senate.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Police say a young mountain lion that was trapped in an aqueduct near downtown Santa Cruz has been tranquilized.
Investigators probing a homicide in Acton have released the identities of the man who was shot and killed and the name of his alleged killer.
Members of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District board will vote tonight on whether to approve two charter petitions that would allow the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Science to open two schools in the district next year.
Santa Clarita City Councilman TimBen Boydston called the whole issue of chloride cleanup a scam Wednesday night after local sanitation officials presented their plan for reducing how much of the salty compound the sanitation district discharges into the Santa Clara River.
A Newhall woman charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal 2011 crash near the Arizona state line that claimed the lives of two children goes on trial in Arizona this week, The Signal has learned.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the vandals who defaced HOA complex structures with racist slogans and anti-Semitic symbols at a Saugus HOA.
More than a dozen law enforcement units from three sheriff's stations, including the Santa Clarita Valley's, were sent to the Frazier Park fire late Wednesday afternoon to evacuate the area near the Los Angeles-Kern County line as a massive brush fire moved south toward Los Angeles County, a local sheriff's spokesman said.