One does not need to fly East to please the palate with the taste an Italian feast. For those living in the Santa Clarita Valley, one only has to travel to Westfield's Valencia Town Center, where the sights and sounds of Italy came to life Saturday with an entire day of food, music and play. For the second straight year, Frankie Competelli - owner of Hollywood's Frankie's on Melrose - brought the Italian-American experience to ...
The video program at West Ranch High School continued its award-winning work this spring, bringing home honors from state and national competitions. At the 42nd annual California Media Festival, the WRTV daily broadcast was named the Best Student Produced Television Show in the state of California. "The Coffin," a short film by Tyler Sellars and Josh Chocooj, was named Most Creative Video and "Cruel Melody," a music video by Aaron LaRue and Jordan Paterson, won ...
Some 30 young children and teenagers swimming in a community pool at Soledad Canyon's Thousand Trails in Acton were surprised Saturday when a cannon was fired. Thankfully, the cannon was not real. Instead, the fake piece of artillery was used to take about 300 onlookers back in time to the 1860s, when America was engulfed in the Civil War.
A lot of people complain about the skyrocketing price of gasoline, but a West Ranch High School chemistry teacher, with the help of his students, decided to do something about it. After gathering used vegetable oil from a local Burger King, teacher Benjamin Scott taught his students how to turn the leftover french fry grease into biodiesel fuel.
As the week rounded out with average gas prices reaching $4.40 per gallon, city bus ridership is now at an all-time high, according to a Santa Clarita Transit official. "People need public transportation now more than ever," said Transit Manager Jeff O'Keefe. "Clearly the rising fuel prices have had an effect on ridership."
A Saugus man was arrested Saturday morning after a neighbor saw him beating his Pit Bull Terrier repeatedly with a shovel, officials said. According to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Matthew Lantzy, 30, was taken into custody after his neighbor called the station to report that Lantzy used a shovel to beat the head of his dog.
A local teacher has also been awarded a $10,000 A+ for Energy grant from BP America. Wendy Shaner, a special education teacher at Canyon Springs Elementary School, received a grant for a project she developed called Nature's Energy at Work. The project will give students the opportunity to learn about solar, thermal and biomass energy through the creation and maintenance of a solar greenhouse, outdoor solar garden, solar water farm and biomass compost station. ...
A 3-acre grass fire erupted Saturday morning just off the right hillside shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 at the 2,000-foot level. Fire crews fought the Turn Incident, which burned along the rugged, mountainous gap between northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 approximately 2 miles north of Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, for nearly one hour. According to Batallion 6 Fire Chief Michael Flocks, the fire started just before 11 a.m. Saturday. About 80 county firefighters ...
LandSource Communities Development, LLC, owner of Newhall Land, Sunday filed a voluntary petition for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington. As a LandSource subsidiary, Valencia-based Newhall Land is included in the filing.
Saturday was SCV Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium, as the team played an afternoon game, the third in a series of four games with the visiting Chicago Cubs.
A group of eighth graders at Rio Norte Junior High just completed a two-year experiment involving an educational concept called "looping." Simply put, looping is the practice of allowing a classroom teacher to "promote" with his or her class of students to the next grade, so that a team of students stays with the same teacher for both seventh and eighth grades.
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 ...
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.
SANTA CLARITA - Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie, a longtime volunteer at the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, died in his sleep Sunday. He was 80.
Widespread hard freezes are expected tonight and Thursday night as frigid weather hits the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, including coastal plains that are usually immune to frosty conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by both crash trauma and fire when the Porsche in which he was a passenger slammed into a light standard and at least one tree Saturday, then exploded into flames.
A memorial is planned Sunday for those who wish to pay their respects to Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, both of whom died in a car accident in Valencia last weekend.
SANTA CLARITA - Residents will have a chance to view artwork from local artists at the "Joy of Art" holiday reception and open house hosted by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association on Friday inside the gallery in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Santa Clarita is considering a proposal from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to take down many of the billboards within city limits over the next several years, officials said Wednesday.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
They came with their parents Tuesday and stood by the makeshift memorial for actor Paul Walker: some babes in arms, some solemn-looking teenagers, few children of ages between.
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.