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 ...
Thousands of visitors experienced the cowboy lifestyle on Saturday during the 15th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Newhall.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2008 Walk of Western Stars will honor three legends of the silver screen on Friday, April 25, starting at 3 p.m. with the unveiling of their stars on the sidewalks of Old Town Newhall and culminating with a western gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Valencia Hyatt Hotel starting 7 p.m.
The results of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) were released Wednesday, with all five Santa Clarita Valley school districts showing improvement in the test scores of their English language learners. The number of SCV students taking the CELDT also increased, and the number of English learners who took the test this school year increased by nearly 24,000 - 2 percent - over last year statewide.
The Santa Clarita City Council this week voted to release to the public a city attorney report outlining the income disclosure requirements for City Council members on the state-required disclosure forms. City Attorney Carl Newton compiled the report after a local activist pointed out that Mayor Bob Kellar had not disclosed some of his income information on his State of Economic Interests forms since he began on the council in 2000. The report had been ...
An agreement that would put a halt to the long-proposed Cemex mine in Canyon Country was announced today by Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. The deal, which was introduced to Congress as HR Bill 5877 Thursday, would in effect swap the proposed Soledad Canyon mine site for land in Victorville.
Money paid to engineering consultants trying to reduce the amount of chloride entering the water system has increased by more than two-thirds at the Castaic Lake Water Agency. In June, the agency's Board of Directors authorized $150,000 to be paid to Kennedy/Jenks Consultants for general engineering services which includes the agency's handling of chloride that ends up in the Santa Clara River.
Hundreds of family and friends gathered Thursday afternoon at a memorial for James "Jimmy" Neill, the 23-year-old Castaic resident who died on April 16 when his vehicle flipped over and collided with a tree on Hasley Canyon Road near his home. More than 400 people packed Grace Baptist Church in Saugus to pay their last respects to Neil, a former Hart High School football player who nurtured a post-grad passion for golf.
For the eighth year in a row, the Southern California chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hitting the pavement. The Great Strides walk starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, aiming to raise money for research.
The driver walked away, but two pedestrians were sent to the hospital Thursday after an out-of-control car jumped the curb and slammed into the pair. Alfonso Garcia of Saugus, and Anna Martinez of Valencia, both 19, were walking on the sidewalk along Bouquet Canyon Road near Espuella Drive on Thursday morning, when they were hit by a 1989 Honda CRX driven by 19-year-old Preston Barton of Palmdale, according to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
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).
SACRAMENTO-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that two academically accomplished and civically active high school students will represent California in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
No one was injured when a train struck a vehicle on the Metrolink tracks south of the Newhall station, according to an official with the transit agency.
SANTA CLARITA - Actor and Paul Walker co-star Vin Diesel greeted fans of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise late Monday following a private memorial on the Valencia road where Walker died Saturday.
SANTA CLARITA - Officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office are performing autopsies on two people - believed to be actor Paul Walker and Santa Clarita Valley business owner Roger Rodas - who were killed in a car crash in Valencia Saturday.
Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, elected to represent portions of the Santa Clarita Valley in the state Senate in 2012, told The Signal this week he plans to launch a congressional campaign and seek the seat of Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, if the congressman retires.
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.