Commuters travelling on Arroyo Park Drive in Valencia had a difficult time trying to access McBean Parkway Wednesday afternoon, after high winds forced a 60-foot eucalyptus tree to be uprooted from the ground and blocked the road shortly after 2 p.m.
When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday. "The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to ...
With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations. On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney ...
The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing. As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics ...
If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer. Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.
Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.
An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.
This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program. Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.
Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison. The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.
A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment. Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in ...
Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon. Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.
A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus. "Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers ...
Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."
For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Four Southern California water agencies have sued a neighboring water company for allegedly extracting groundwater beyond its rights, and without paying for it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver's license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - He could be getting a license plate, Charlie Brown.
SCV residents got the opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross at a blood drive Thursday in Newhall.
SANTA CLARITA - The most recent Hart district board member to vacate his seat may still have a claim to it - depending on whether he wants it or not.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies reopened Soledad Canyon Road this evening after a car knocked a power pole down and sent live wires into the lanes.
SANTA CLARITA - A convicted murderer facing four felony counts of rape in the alleged attack last June on an unconscious woman was charged with an additional felony count Thursday, the prosecutor said.
Supervisors voted earlier this week to strengthen regulations and expand the definition of potentially dangerous or vicious dogs in Los Angeles County, a decision that comes on the heels of a fatal dog attack in the Antelope Valley earlier this year.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man has been sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading no contest to lewd conduct on a child earlier this week, according to officials.
SANTA CLARITA - Ever mindful of the positive role that a developed level of environmental literacy can have on a community, this fall College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) will host the first annual environmental leadership conference 'Green Up: Community Action and Education.'
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are investigating two armed robberies in Newhall in the past week, trying to determine if the two are connected, an official said today.
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SANTA CLARITA - Teachers, PTA leaders and others affiliated with Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools are invited to send their school Patriot Day event pictures to The Signal to be considered for publication on the SCV Schools page.