They gathered in a loose cluster, waiting with nervous smiles. Some seemed preoccupied with their equipment, some with their children.
Seventeen dancers put their dreams, their hearts, their sweat and their souls on the line to earn a spot "in the line."
Academy Awards season has unfolded with alarming speed this year. The nominees were announced Jan. 22 and here comes the Oscarcast on Sunday. One month, start to finish.
The Santa Clarita Valley might not have the lounge at the Mark IV restaurant in Moscow, Idaho where I was engaged on a long ago Valentine's Day night, but there are many romantic places in the SCV where the question can be "popped."
The most apt comparison might be "like a kid in a candy store" - but it hardly does justice to the experience I shared with two of the world's most avid roller-coaster fans last Saturday.
Whenever "Phantom of the Opera" comes to Los Angeles it can be considered a major theatrical event.
While nothing says "skiing" like stepping out your front door into an 80-degree Santa Ana wind, it actually is winter. And, on the hopeful side, there is, maybe, a chance of snow this week in the local mountains.
Happy New Year, and yeah, gas prices are inching up again. What's the solution? Stay close to home for your entertainment. Quality theater, music, art and other frostings-on-the-cake-of-life are right at your doorstep. Most of these offerings are cheaper than "over the hill" and many are free.
The 15th annual Signal Holiday Light Tour judges came without trolley and without limo, yet they found the Christmas spirit in cookies and cocoa. They exclaimed in awe at all the pretty lights, and soon realized the judging should have taken two nights.
1. The Tisdells
Here is the route followed by the judges of The Signal's 15th annual Holiday Light Tour.
1. The Tisdells, Todd, Sara, Emma, Spencer, 30523 Deed Ave, Castaic, CA 91384. Directions: From I-5, Hasley Canyon to Romero Canyon to Anvik to Aparri to Deed, at the end of the street to the left (look for the lights).
For the Richards family in Canyon Country, one goal is to brighten the lives of visitors who drive or walk by their Christmas light display.
There's no question that Wakefield Court is the 800-pound gorilla of street light-decorating in the Santa Clarita Valley.
If you let your mind wander freely, you can imagine the dirt path is the Yellow-Brick Road, and that you're traveling in Oz.
As the future of the big three domestic auto makers - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - remains in doubt, the Los Angeles Auto Show opens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The show may lack the glitz and glamour of past years, but it still serves the purpose of introducing real cars to consumers as well as seeing what auto makers think the future will bring.
Tonight is the climax of the summer-long "SCV Rock Star" contest, as organizers The-Signal.com and Higher Level Productions present "SCV Rock Star Night," a showcase of live performances by the six contest finalists plus three special guests at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex starting at 6 p.m.