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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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McMahan Scores 31 as Saugus Girls Hoops Beats Glendora
Friday, Dec 6, 2019

Libbie McMahan scored half the points for her team in Saugus High School girls basketball’s 56-51 tournament win over Glendora at Sierra Canyon on Thursday night. But with a team brimming with experience, McMahan found it difficult not to give credit to her teammates for her 31 points. “If I’m...

Volleyball Players from 3 SCV Schools Named ALL-CIF
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

Four Santa Clarita Valley volleyball players were named to an All-CIF team, as announced by the CIF-Southern Section on Monday. West Ranch’s Allison Jacobs, Santa Clarita Christian School’s Vanessa Gracia and Trinity Classical Academy’s Paige Kim and Nicole Amoroso each were honored in their respective...

Pro Basketball Players Compete in All-Star Game to Benefit Saugus
Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Former professional basketball player Chris Eversley really has no connection to Saugus High School or even the Santa Clarita Valley, but he had no hesitation when Taylor Statham, Golden Valley grad and current pro player, asked him to take part in Sunday’s Pro All-Star game to benefit Saugus at Golden...

COC Football Beats Saddleback College in First Round of Playoffs
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

The College of the Canyons football team had plenty of motivation leading up to its 53-51 win over Saddleback College on Saturday night at Cougar Stadium in the first round of the CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs. For one, the Cougars lost to the Gauchos 45-20 in their season opener. On top of that, Canyons...

Temecula Scores with Seconds Left, Beats West Ranch in Semifinals

Temecula Valley beat West Ranch, 31-28, on Friday night in the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 semifinals at Temecula Valley on Friday. The Golden Bears scored a touchdown with just 10 seconds left in the game to secure a spot in the Division 7 championship game. “We were the underdogs,” said running...

West Ranch Football set for First-Ever Semifinal Appearance
Friday, Nov 22, 2019

MaxPreps.com and CalPreps have released their score projections for the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 semifinal games, but West Ranch football coach Chris Varner probably won’t look at them. He’d given up on that a while ago. “They always have us losing,” Varner said. “What’s the difference?” The...

Prep Football: Wildcats Pull Through, Indians Hopeful
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

The West Ranch Wildcats football team’s comeback on Friday night was dramatic in more ways than one. It was dramatic in terms of the score, which Woodrow Wilson of Long Beach had the advantage in, 35-21, at halftime. On the other side of the break, the Wildcats held the Bruins to 21 points while...

Rob Waters Steps Down as Valencia Defensive Coordinator

Last week, former Valencia defensive coordinator Rob Waters cleaned out his football drawer. By the time he was done, 23 years of Vikings coaching knowledge took the form of a 4-foot stack of notes and mementos. “All the different things I’ve been able to do because of Valencia High School and with...

Valencia Grad, Dodgers Ball Girl Gloves 101 MPH Foul Ball Like a Pro
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Karlie Habitz goes to a lot of Dodgers games. She’s not a season-ticket holder, but she has arguably the best seat in the stadium, even though it’s a bucket turned upside-down. The Valencia softball alumna is a Dodgers ball girl and her usual duties include warming up outfielders between innings...

Uebelhardt Named Head Football Coach for Castaic High School
Friday, Mar 1, 2019

The soon-to-be-opened Castaic High School hired has its first full-time coach. Tony Uebelhardt was named the head football coach, as The Signal was informed via email on Thursday. “It’s always been a dream to be a head coach and to be able to start at a brand new school and start from scratch is...

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As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
California May Switch to Age-Based COVID-19 Vaccination System
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
Judge Rules Against Environmentalists Over Grapevine Development
In 2019, Valencia High School student, Pedro Roman, was diagnosed with Leukemia. After one long and hard-fought year, Roman is now in remission due to the success of his latest treatment.
Jan. 30: Community Blood Drive for Valencia High’s Pedro Roman
1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
Mel Powell
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Monday COVID-19 Roundup; 5 New Deaths at Henry Mayo as State Lifts Stay-at-Home Order
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
L.A. County to Align with State, Lift ‘Safer at Home’ Order by End of Week
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
California Stay At Home Order Lifted for All Regions Including SoCal
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
‘Operation Snowflake’: CHP, Caltrans Reopen Grapevine Amid Snowstorm
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
L.A. County Urges Caution for Beach Water Use Through Wednesday
A series of projects brought forth by Santa Clarita Valley-based organizations and agencies to aid the local homeless population could soon receive thousands of dollars from the city of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Could Grant $126K to 6 Projects to Aid SCV Homeless Population
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Barger Steps in to Deny Parole to Convicted Child Rapist
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
Benjamin Marquez of Castaic ID’d as Man Killed in Rollover Crash
1915 - Death of pre-Mentry oilman & San Francisquito vintner Ramon Perea [story]
Perea grave marker
1888 - Acton post office established; Richard E. Nickel, postmaster [story]
postal cover
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
HH Jackson
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Jan. 26: Board of Supervisors to Consider Restaurant Requirement Aimed at Curbing Waste
Despite signs that California’s latest and most damaging wave of the pandemic is subsiding, the state nonetheless sets a one-day record of 764 deaths on Friday.
COVID Death Rate Soars to New Daily Record in California
Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
Friday COVID-19 Roundup: 3 New Deaths at Henry Mayo; L.A. County Hospitalizations Decreased by 8%
When Dr. John Scaramella, a dental surgeon, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1978, there were only 18 others in his field.
SCV Dental Surgeon Sells Practice After More than 40 Years
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
L.A. County Library to Host Virtual Art Programs in Partnership with LACMA
The temporary residential green waste pick-up schedule will continue through Jan. 29 for customers in Santa Clarita after Waste Management requested an additional week for its modified schedule.
Waste Management Extends Modified Green Waste Pick-Up Schedule an Additional Week
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a virtual regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: City Council Virtual Regular Meeting
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board has approved the recommendation to name Julian Gomez as the assistant principal of Bowman High School.
Hart District Names Julian Gomez Assistant Principal