Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of July 10-17, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Saugus Union School District incumbents Doug Bryce, Paul De La Cerda and Judy Egan Umeck announced their campaigns for re-election Friday.
A much-delayed report commissioned by the city of Santa Clarita to help westside unincorporated communities decide their future form of government has been released in draft form to a select group of Santa Clarita Valley residents, but it's only half completed.
Congress took two steps toward health care reform Friday as two House committees passed the Affordable Health Choices Act.
An Agua Dulce motorist who allegedly slammed into a local bicyclist - leaving the biker paralyzed from the waist down - has been booked on a felony hit-and-run charge and released on bail.
A pair of brush fires sparked by burning vehicles charred more than 65 acres in and around Castaic on Friday afternoon, prompting firefighters to shut down two lanes on Interstate 5 and issue voluntary evacuations for residents of the canyon neighborhoods threatened by the flames.
For Krista Sloniowski, space is the new frontier - open space. The Westchester resident is the executive director of SCV Green, a nonprofit group formed to focus on open space acquisition and management in Santa Clarita Valley. "There's still something to preserve here," she said Friday, standing in the shade of oak trees in Placerita Canyon. "The opportunities are still here." Sloniowski, 34, was hired at the beginning of the year to head up an ...
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Santa Clarita's unemployment rate stood at 7 percent in June, neither increasing nor decreasing from May's figures, according to numbers released Friday by California's Employment Development Department.
Locals enjoy some miniature golf under lights.
As a fast-moving, 50-acre blaze in Castaic threatens homes, firefighters have asked some Castaic residents to evacuate. Voluntary evacuations are in effect for residents south of Sloan Canyon Road and west of Parker Road, including Applewood, said Los Angeles County fire spokeswoman Stephanie English.
A man was shot near a Newhall apartment complex early Friday, a sheriff's sergeant said. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a man walked up and shot him just after midnight in the 23000 block of Valle del Oro, said Sgt. Gary Parker of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Sheriff's deputies were still looking for the shooter, he said. It wasn't clear what prompted the attack. Check back here later for updates.
A memorial service for longtime Boys & Girls Club supporter Sheldon Allen is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the organization's Sierra Vista Junior High club in Canyon Country.
Before her suicide, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Susan Clemmer had aced a job interview with Gangs and Narcotics Captain Kevin McCarthy, leaving him deeply impressed with her education, passion and talent.
The Santa Clarita City Council and community leaders will host a luncheon and presentation about the city of Santa Clarita, "Setting a Course for Stability," on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia.
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.
SPECIAL CLOSURE NOTES
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.