Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
On December 25, 2008 - Jett's last birthday - Jett trotted into the bustling Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Jett instantly spotted a sick and scared looking 3-year-old sitting on his dad's lap in the waiting room. The child's eyes lit up at the sight of Jett. The dog went straight to the boy and put his big head on the 3-year-old's lap. In that moment all fear was forgotten.
Academy of the Canyons will hold several meetings for current eighth-graders interested in joining AOC's freshman class in August.
A male driver fell asleep at the wheel, hit and broke an electrical pole on Soledad Canyon Road leading to a street closure for more than an hour late Saturday afternoon, according to a report from Lt. Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department.
As Santa Clarita was only a starting point in this year's 2009 Amgen Tour of California - not a crowd-and-revenue-drawing ending point - the city's economic guru didn't expect it to top last year's take of $2 million for local businesses.
Canyon Country Little League kicked off its 2009 spring season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies and a dedication of the newly named "Wigdor Field."
Guillermo Galarza propped his young daughter, Natalia, up on his shoulders as she clutched a camera Saturday, waiting to get a quick shot of Lance Armstrong the moment he stepped off his Team Astana bus.
The official countdown at noon today signaled the beginning of the 88.9-mile Stage 7 of the eight-stage 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race, as cheering spectators undeterred by overcast skies and a cool temperature lined Town Center Drive three to five people deep from the mall entrance west to McBean Parkway.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.
The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.
Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.
Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.
The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.
A man who escaped custody Wednesday by kicking out a window of a sheriff's cruiser and bolting across Interstate 5 has been found and arrested following a late-night search Thursday, according to a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
In addition to funding for capital improvements and services, the proposed Santa Clarita city budget includes funding for a number of new positions, city officials said this week.
The thunderous noise of fighter jets "buzzing" some Santa Clarita Valley homes Wednesday night turns out to be the byproduct of presidential protection during Barack Obama's visit to Los Angeles.
Detectives are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim. Once the victim is identified this case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration and prosecution. The unknown female left the location without making a purchase, and probably does not even know she was a victim.
The release Wednesday of a video surveillance image depicting a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of ammunition from a local gun club has produced tips from the public that are now being pursued by detectives, a deputy said.
Of the eight people arrested during 10 days of signature-gathering at local stores only one has been prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to three days in jail, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Santa Clarita Valley residents will receive mailed notices within the next few weeks about proposed rate hikes in their sewage fees following a vote by the local Sanitation District board Wednesday night.
Investigators with the county coroner's office have closed their case on 8-year-old Cole Hartman - the Santa Clarita Valley youngster found face-down and submerged in a water-filled washing machine last summer - without declaring the autistic boy's death an accident, suicide or homicide.
Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center have accepted the retirement of the center's CEO, Darrell Paulk, effective Sept. 1.
A man arrested on Interstate 5 Wednesday on suspicion of transporting drugs kicked out the rear window of the cruiser he was placed in and ran across the entire freeway to escape sheriff's deputies, officials said.
NOTE: The Signal news story about the theft can be seen at http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/119064/
An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An analysis finds the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has slipped far behind its schedule to replace aging power poles.