The auditorium at Newhall Elementary School, built in the 1940s and once used by William S. Hart to screen western movies, has been long underused because it is far from being a viable performance space.
Jeremiah Lasater sent a poignant message in the time it took to pull a trigger. Jeremiah's dad heard the message and vows to spread it the rest of his life. "He was saying, 'Dad, I'm tired of this. This needs to stop,'" said Jeff Lasater, Jeremiah's father. Jeremiah didn't utter those words. His actions spoke for him, Jeff said. Jeremiah, a 14-year-old freshman, shot himself in a bathroom at Vasquez High School Oct. 20. The ...
UPDATED 2:40 p.m. Wednesday: With 99.5 percent of 25,423 California precints reporting, Proposition 8, the measure to ban gay marriage in California, was leading with nearly 52 percent of the vote early Wednesday afternoon. The vote stands at 5,358,816 yes votes (52.5 percent) and 4,866,840 no votes (47.5 percent). The measure drew attention in Santa Clarita like no other statewide proposition, spilling onto the streets as protesters pro and con staged rallies almost nightly. The campaigns ...
California Highway Patrol officers nabbed 32 drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend, officer John Lutz said. There were no fatalities on local roads, he said.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Dean Efstathiou to the local water agency board Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives will soon be moving into some new digs since the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a request for 9,500 square-feet in additional office space Tuesday.
A local Republican committee tabled motions to support - and not to support - the Hart district's $300-million bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
It rolls on three wheels, seats two people and peers through the night with three headlights. The bed of the white "Xebra" electric truck doesn't contain any security equipment, just the 12 lead-acid batteries that keep the vehicle moving. It runs solely on electricity and it's Maxwell Security's way of saving money on gasoline and helping the environment. For the past two months, the private security company hummed through the blacktop jungles of the Santa ...
Lee Jennings is healing her community and honoring soldiers one brick at a time. The Military Commemorative Mound was designed to honor United States soldiers, Jennings said. The effort to build the mound went well beyond just honoring troops and pulled people from all parts of the community together, she said "I wanted to see some kind of dedication or tribute to servicemen," she said. The Agua Dulce Civic Association put togther the plan for ...
Veterans Day breakfast Thursday Canyon Springs Community School hosts its second annual Veterans Day celebration at 7:50 a.m. Thursday. The school is located at 19059 Vicci Street in Canyon Country. The Student Affairs Organization will award medals of citizenship to Mayor Bob Kellar and 13 other veterans. Breakfast will be served in the library from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. Parent Academy night at Valencia High School Valencia High School hosts "Parent Academy" from 7 to ...
Planting trees was a "golden activity" for Emily Elam, a local Girl Scout and senior at Valencia High School.
Vino 100 is working with the Hunger Defense Fund on a monthlong food drive to feed the hungry.
Henry Gomez had an important job to do Tuesday. He manned the polls at Skyblue Mesa Elementary School in Canyon Country.
UPDATED 4:55 a.m. Wednesday: Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson edged her opponent by 108 votes in the state Senate election, garnering 50.1 percent of the total vote with all 744 precincts reporting. Jackson picked up 153,106 votes while the tally for Tony Strickland was 152,998. Jackson challenged Strickland for the state Senate 19th District, a race without an incumbent. Strickland is a conservative Republican with experience in the state Assembly. Local Strickland supporters remained optimistic late Tuesday at Republican headquarters in ...
UPDATED 1:45 a.m. Wednesday: A Hart district school bond measure too close to call late Tuesday night appears to have won as of early Wednesday morning. With 71.96 percent of precincts reporting as of 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, more than 59 percent of the voters had approved Measure SA for the William S. Hart Union High School District. A 55 percent majority was required for passage. +++++++ "We are thrilled and we are very, very hopeful that it is ...
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.
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.