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.
Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.
The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.
Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.
Shards of red, orange and yellow tile lined a 40-foot-long mural on the bike trail that parallels Creekside Road on Monday, forming a shining sun setting over green fields with blooming flowers - a community's hopeful reflection of itself.
The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.
A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.
Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.
Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.
The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.
Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.