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 and crew members assisted in dousing the blaze.
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 in the community," Efren Galindo, sports coordinator for the center, said in a statement.
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.
The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26.
"There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."
The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E.
That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.
Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator.
The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.
The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia.
The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give aid and comfort to other people in need in the SCV.
The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer.
This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best.
More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening.
The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.
Two homes were evacuated in the Powerhouse Fire burn area and mountain roads were shut down around the Santa Clarita Valley as a major storm blasted into Southern California on Friday.
Childhood pictures of Bryce Laspisa, the teen who went missing six months ago, greeted guests to the multipurpose room of Real Life Church on Friday for a small vigil of hope that the young man would be found.
Nearly 1,000 students crammed into Bridgeport Elementary School's multi-purpose room early Friday to celebrate reading with a lavish assembly that featured costumes, student performers and even a dog jumping through hoops.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2014 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ordered investor-owned water companies to comply with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s call for a 20 percent water use reduction statewide, as well as any future conservation directives from the Governor, as the state works together to support drought mitigation and relief efforts.
Tonight's Hart boys basketball CIF playoff game has been relocated to Foothill High School because of a gym leak at Tustin High School.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Fire Department swiftwater crews have rescued a man and two dogs from a tree in the surging Los Angeles River.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.
Two Signal Multimedia executives will assume new roles immediately, according to Charles H. Morris, CEO of Morris Multimedia, the Signal's parent company.
Vigils for missing teen Bryce Laspisa are scheduled to unfold simultaneously at three points across the country Friday denoting where he grew up, where he went to school and where he disappeared, which was in the Santa Clarita Valley.
A cyclist was hit by an SUV Thursday on McBean Parkway and taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Three potential new candidates, two of them local to the Santa Clarita Valley, have emerged in the race to replace Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, who announced earlier this year he will not run for re-election to the seat he has held for more than two decades.
The California Public Utilities Commission sidelined itself Thursday in the dispute over Castaic Lake Water Agency's takeover of Valencia Water Company, making civil court the venue for further action.
Emergency crews responded to at least three traffic collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning. But despite rain and slick roads, they reported no injuries.
In a move officials say will beautify Santa Clarita and some local businesses say will take away a valuable advertising resource, members of the Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-1 this week to move forward with a controversial proposal to remove many billboards in the city in exchange for construction of three digital billboards off Highway 14 and Interstate 5.
Three Republican state senators, including one who represents portions of the Santa Clarita Valley, have introduced a resolution calling for the expulsion of another senator who was recently convicted of perjury and voter fraud.