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:
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2009. There are 120 days left in the year.
Central Park in Saugus - known for cover-band concerts, dog-walking and soccer games - has been transformed into a military-style camp for crews to rest and recover between shifts on the fire line.
William S. Hart Union High School District officials said Tuesday they had identified two sites for a high school in Castaic.
In an effort to relieve overcrowding at local junior high and high schools, Hart district board members tonight will decide whether to shift attendance boundaries in three Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods for the 2010-11 school year.
As part of the five-year temporary-use permit granted Tuesday night to George Thomas for the motorcycle nights at his Route 66 Classic Grill, he must pay the city $6,500 per year in case sheriff's deputies need to respond to trouble.
With the battle against the Station Fire tipping in favor of firefighters on Tuesday, L.A. County fire officials opened up parts of Acton to residents locked out by mandatory evacuations.
The Station Fire has burned 127,513 acres and was 22 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to county fire officials.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A giant amphibious air tanker has made a huge water drop on flames on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.
The flying boat bombarded the peak Tuesday to extinguish flames from a sprawling wildfire that could endanger the historic Mount Wilson Observatory and adjacent TV, radio and cell phone towers serving the region.
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission may OK a permit allowing the owner of Route 66 Classic Grill to keep having his weekly motorcycle nights but requiring him to pay for on-duty sheriff's deputies and private security guards.
A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.
Every Saturday morning brings the same routine for dozens of local residents who trek up a hill overlooking Castaic Lake to a remote field.
It was 3 a.m. Sunday when firefighters showed up at the Soledad Canyon KOA campground to give the order: Evacuate.
James Whitmer, who lives and works at the park, packed everything he could fit into two suitcases, grabbed his dog and plenty of dog food, and hauled it all to a Red Cross disaster center set up at Golden Valley High School.
The swath of destruction caused by the Station Fire widened to more than 164 square miles Monday, destroying two Acton homes before moving north toward the Antelope Valley.
"We watched a wall of flames about 3 miles wide burn through three canyons in 10 minutes," said David Stewart, 53, of Acton, who had a front-row seat for Sunday night's havoc. "All I could hear was this big roar of the fire and things exploding."
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian was killed in the line of duty eight years ago on Aug. 31, 2001.
The Santa Clarita Public Library's periodic Bag Sale is on this week, meaning members of the community can fill up specific bags with used books at a cost of just $7 - including the bag.
MannKind Corp. of Santa Clarita announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended by three months the review period of its ultra-rapid-acting diabetes treatment.
A man being beaten up during a street fight in Canyon Country attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and ran into a crowd of people, injuring a woman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.
With new, technologically demanding standardized tests on the horizon, Santa Clarita Valley school districts have worked for months, or even years, to prepare their technology infrastructures, teachers and students for the shift, officials said last week.
A Newhall woman was injured and rushed to the hospital with lacerations to her head and neck, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.
School bullies are suspected in the "egging" of a house and a car in Valencia last week, according to a report filed by a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputy who responded to the incident.
Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.
When Gabriel Magdaleno was a kid, he enjoyed accompanying his grandfather to the Van Nuys General Motors plant, where Camaros and Firebirds were then built.
Working to restore public trust was among the top priorities stated Saturday by a selection of the candidates running to be the new sheriff of Los Angeles County.
In what has become a monthly occurrence this year, vandals illegally entered Castaic Union School District classrooms recently, damaged property and, in the most recent case, rifled through the desks of at least two teachers, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.
With longtime Santa Clarita Valley Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, set to depart this year from the seat he has held for more than two decades, three men made their cases to succeed him during a candidate forum Saturday.
Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's most dedicated volunteers were recognized for their service Saturday during an international-themed party at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
A temporary quick fix to the Bouquet Canyon water impasse is under way, but a more permanent solution that would allow the creek to flow freely appears stymied for now, officials from various agencies said.
Dozens of youngsters donned their chef hats Friday for an up-close look on how to prepare a healthy meal.
Some candidates for Santa Clarita City Council may have improperly used the city seal on campaign mailers that were sent out to members of the public.