In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Law Day on Thursday, College of the Canyons will hold student debates and a presentation on the issue of appointed versus elected judges, all with a theme of "Can You Buy Your Own Judge?" A recent article by the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on interest groups and the court system inspired a COC student planning committee to find out more about the issue and then ...
An employee at a Hart district high school is being investigated for allegedly having an "inappropriate" relationship with a 16-year-old student, it was reported Monday.
Communication strategist Pamela Cox-Otto will give a series of presentations on marketing to and teaching a multi-generational audience, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on May 12.
A joint sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in two DUI arrests, Sgt. Matthew Hill of the California Highway Patrol reported on Sunday.
With springtime in the Santa Clarita Valley in full swing, many residents take it upon themselves to enjoy a beautiful warm morning at one of the areas many canyons, trails, paths and nature walks. However, enjoying a nature walk is not risk-free. The threat of injury or entrapment along any of these trails or canyons can be life-threatening, and it is incumbent upon the county Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team to seek out individuals in distress and assist them to safety.
Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals. Of the 15 schools in the Saugus Union Elementary School District, two have been named for former superintendents who left legacies of fostering excellence in education for all students in the communities of Canyon Country, Saugus, and Valencia.
Over the last 16 months, TimBen Boydston made each of the Santa Clarita City Council meetings a lot longer than they already were - and he's not apologizing for it. During his brief time serving on the City Council, the Newhall resident was known for his many probing questions and criticism aimed at not only local developers and their massive projects, but fellow council members and city staff as well.
Picture in your mind the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph of the Second World War. One of the proudest moments in American history - five brave U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy serviceman working together to erect the Stars & Stripes atop a strategic island in the West Pacific Ocean.
Every few seconds, volunteers walked onto the sidewalk carrying a shovelful of debris. Wearing white masks on their faces, they tossed the remains into a large dumpster, sending dust and ash into the air.
Known for congested intersections and jam-packed, gridlocked freeways, busy roads are as much a part of life in Southern California as food and air. Santa Clarita is no different. While many roads in the Los Angeles area rank among the busiest in the world, several roads in the Santa Clarita Valley are busy enough to raise the blood-pressure of just about any motorist traveling in the area.
A driver escaped injury late Saturday afternoon when her late-model Honda Accord sedan jumped a curb in a Canyon Country parking lot and landed on a retaining wall with one wheel hanging in mid-air. The mishap took place in the Rainbow Market lot at the corner of Rainbow Glen and Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country.
In recognition of its outstanding creativity, outreach and parent involvement, the Rio Norte Junior High School PTSA has been named the best in the state. The school's Parent Teacher Student Association, which boasts 1,450 members, has several programs that set it apart from other organizations, according to President Dee Dee Jacobson. For instance, the WINGS - Welcoming In Newcomers and Giving Support - program is designed to ease the transition into junior high school.
Five schools in the Saugus Union School District have been named 2008 California Distinguished Schools by the state Board of Education. Bridgeport, Charles Helmers and North Park elementary schools in Valencia, and Emblem and Mountainview elementary schools in Saugus will receive the honor at a special ceremony hosted by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell on May 16.
The price for a gallon of mid-grade gasoline hit the $4 mark this week in the Santa Clarita Valley while regular unleaded moved yet closer to the mark, according to a weekly gas survey. Seven local stations are charging at least $4 for a gallon of mid-grade and all but four of the 34 locations surveyed have begun charging at least $4 for a gallon of premium grade gas, according to a survey conducted Thursday by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.
An agreement announced Friday by U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon could halt a nearly decade-long battle between the city of Santa Clarita and global mining company Cemex, Inc. over a planned large-scale mine in Soledad Canyon. McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, on Thursday introduced what he called "win-win" legislation that would cancel Cemex's two, ten-year mining contracts with the federal Bureau of Land Management, effectively ending any chance that the company could mine at the Soledad Canyon ...
The Santa Clarita City Council officially opened the new six-acre McBean Park and Ride facility last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
SANTA CLARITA - Those wno knew him say Valencia business owner Roger Rodas was the kind of person you wanted to be friends with.
SANTA CLARITA - Speed contributed to the death of "Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, local businessman Roger Rodas, investigators have said, but those who work in the area of the crash said Monday speeding cars are commonplace there.
Republican and former state Sen. Tony Strickland has filed paperwork to run in the 25th Congressional District, which encompasses the Santa Clarita Valley and is currently represented by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon.
The Castaic Lake Water Agency is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on its Board of Directors following the resignation of former Director Peter Kavounas.
Roads in a mostly industrial area of Santa Clarita were closed shortly after 7 p.m. today so a private memorial could be held at the location where "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, local businessman Roger Rodas, were killed Saturday.
It's not Christmas yet, but a Santa Clarita woman is scheduled to receive a life-saving gift from her sister this week: a kidney.
SANTA CLARITA - The Porsche in which actor Paul Walker and his friends were killed Saturday was traveling alone at a high rate of speed Saturday when it crashed in a fiery collision with two trees and a lamp post that left the car as little more than rubble, sheriff's officials said today.
Local artists will display their artwork for the second time this year during "Art in the Alley" Saturday in downtown Newhall.
Colorful spinning dreidels, freshly cooked latkes and the sounds of Hanukkah songs filled the courtyard at the Valencia Town Center Mall Sunday evening for the community menorah lighting.
Ken Newton has heard it all during his 16 years as an elementary school teacher.
Official identification of the bodies believed to be actor Paul Walker and Valencia business owner Roger Rodas could take days, an investigator from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Sunday.
SANTA CLARITA - Tributes have been coming in from colleagues of actor Paul Walker who was killed Saturday in Valencia in a fiery crash of a sports car.
At midnight Sunday morning, hours after the death of actor Paul Walker made worldwide news, people came to the accident site on Hercules Street in Valencia where the "Fast and the Furious" star and another man died in a fiery one-car accident.
Owls, snakes, turtles and other critters awed dozens of visitors at Placerita Canyon Nature Center's "Native Live Animal Presentation" on Saturday in Newhall.