Spending time in our vehicles is a way of life in Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. All too often, spending time on the road means we will occasionally be involved in a traffic collision. Regardless of how many vehicles may be involved, under California's vehicular laws, there is generally a presumption of guilt whenever there is a traffic collision. While not an absolute presumption, one driver is usually at fault.
Around 100 concerned Newhall residents gathered at a neighborhood meeting to voice their opposition to The Avenue at Santa Clarita, a 37-acre proposed residential and commercial center at the old Smiser Ranch mule farm, near Interstate 5, Wiley Canyon Road and Calgrove Boulevard. Plans for The Avenue at Santa Clarita were submitted by Monteverde Companies in November. Currently, the project would include 800 residencies, retail space and a 300-room hotel with conference center.
A 17-year-old from Canyon Country was arrested Friday night after deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station found what they believed were two stolen laptop computers in the juvenile's bedroom. Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said Friday around 9:45 p.m., local deputies visited the home of a juvenile on probation. Bryski said while the 17-year-old was not home, the parents invited the deputies into the house. After visiting the juvenile's room, ...
Jonathan Feenny of Reseda was arrested Saturday in connection with the theft of metal pieces from a Newhall metal yard, according to a sheriff's official. Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feenny, 45, allegedly stole metal pieces from a business near The Old Road and Weldon Canyon Road in Newhall. After loading his truck with the goods, the man drove to a San Fernando Valley recycling shop to collect money for the pieces.
The application package for the 12th Annual Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment Scholarship is now available to graduating local high school seniors and students at College of the Canyons. The Santa Clarita Valley Press Club will award the Wicks scholarship to a local graduating high school student who has chosen a First Amendment-related college major.
A retired CHP sergeant who was convicted of attacking a Valencia jogger in 2007 had the restraining order against him dissolved this week, while the jogger was slapped with a restraining order, an attorney said Friday. After an all-day hearing in a San Fernando courtroom Thursday, Steven Gilbert was issued a restraining order to stay away from Dwight McDonald, according to McDonald's attorney, Ross Stucker of Santa Clarita. In January McDonald was found guilty of ...
Some local junior high students got a taste of college life Friday when they visited College of the Canyons. The visit was part of COC's "College, Making It Happen" program, which is designed to get seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about college and lifetime careers.
Proud parents, friends and family members, most bundled up for the unseasonably chilly Southern California weather, gathered in the COC stadium Friday evening for The Master's College's 81st annual commencement service. Holding cameras, gift bags and congratulatory bouquets, they watched as around 300 students, including some from across the nation and around the world, received diplomas from the Christian liberal arts college located in Newhall.
A Hart district staff member accused of inappropriate contact with a student has resigned from the district, according to a statement released Friday. The resignation takes effect in June, and the counselor will be paid through the end of the school year, district officials said.
It's that time again. Postal rates are going up. On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is bumping up the price of a first-class by
As transportation and housing concerns continue to be major issues in the Santa Clarita Valley, local leaders gathered to brainstorm ways to incorporate affordable housing to the local area during the Valley Industrial Association's symposium.
Despite pleas from resource teachers, their students and some of the resource instructional assistants themselves, the Hart district governing board voted Wednesday night to authorize the layoffs off 44 classified personnel, including 30 instructional assistants from the district's resource program.
The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.
The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.
If you get married or you become a proud new parent you won't have drive out of Santa Clairta to file the necessary paperwork. At least that's the plan for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who called for a study to be done for a new registrar's office in the North County.
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.
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.