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1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
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Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – December 2019
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

2019 – A Year in Review The city of Santa Clarita continues to be a forward-thinking city, providing residents with the resources and amenities that make Santa Clarita a great place to raise our families. 2019 was a year that did not disappoint in achieving that goal. From new pedestrian bridges...

Mayor Marsha McLean: Santa Clarita Community is Saugus Strong
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean’s “Saugus Strong” editorial was first published in The Signal on November 20, 2019. The events of Thursday, Nov. 14, are indescribable. Immeasurable pain and devastation fill the hearts of everyone in our community as we continue to mourn lives lost...

Mayor’s Monthly Message: Light Up Main in November 2019
Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The city of Santa Clarita is known for hosting some pretty spectacular events. The Cowboy Festival, Concerts in the Park and the Santa Clarita Marathon have been community favorites for decades. However, our unofficial kick-off to the holiday season event has only been around for six years and already...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – October 2019
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

Lights, Camera, Santa Clarita! October is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather is turning colder, we are moving toward the holiday season and here in Santa Clarita – it is State of the City time! If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of the State of the City Luncheons, I encourage...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – September 2019
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Read to Succeed this School Year Did you know that children who read for enjoyment perform better in school, develop a broader vocabulary, have a larger base of general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures? Researchers from Pearson have found that reading for pleasure is more likely...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – August 2019
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Try a Summer Transit Adventure Summertime in Southern California means high temps, high gas prices and an increase in travelers heading off for vacation. What if I told you there was an easy way to beat the heat…at a fraction of the cost…without the stress and hassle of dealing with traffic? There...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s July 2019 Message: Patriotism
Monday, Jul 1, 2019

Patriotism and love for our country run deep in our city. These sentiments are proudly displayed in the many Fourth of July celebrations that take place throughout the day. The Fourth of July kicks off with the Independence Day Classic run, starting in Newhall and winding its way through town. This run...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s June 2019 Message: Summer Reading
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Summer means hot temperatures, splashing in the pool and hopefully a vacation, and at our Santa Clarita Public Library, it also means the popular Summer Reading Program is back. You may be interested to learn that summer reading programs originally began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children,...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – May 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Excitement is building as we roll toward the Amgen Tour of California. Advocating for our bicycling community is important to me and our city is committed to continuing to provide a wonderful cycling experience. Santa Clarita is fortunate to have miles of mixed-use trails and paseos just perfect for...

Santa Clarita Mayor’s Monthly Message – April 2019
Monday, Apr 1, 2019

Get ready to chow down and cowboy up! Picture this…you are relaxing in the shade in a lovely picnic grove as the branches of a majestic oak tree sway in the gentle breeze. On that breeze, you catch a whiff of the sweet, tangy, smoky deliciousness wafting through the air from grills cooking up barbecue...

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Cruise Critic, the world's leading cruise review site, has announced the winners of its 12th Annual Editors' Picks Awards and Princess Cruises won Best Shore Excursions.
Princess Cruises Named Best Shore Excursions by Cruise Critic
Returning key players from last year’s squad and adding some more talent, the Saugus girls soccer team is still trying to figure out what combinations work well with each other.
Centurions Net Second-Half Goal for 1-0 Win Against Thousand Oaks
The William S. Hart Union HIgh School District board of trustees has named Linda Storli as its next board president.
Linda Storli New Hart Board President
With the new year just around the corner, the Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors each approved their 2020 state legislative agenda, highlighting priorities ranging from supporting infrastructure legislation to homeless services efforts.
Infrastructure, Homeless Service Efforts Top City, County 2020 Legislative Agenda
1891 - Actor Buck Jones, a Placerita and Vasquez "regular," born in Indiana [story]
Buck Jones
Seven prep volleyball players, one of whom was the league’s most valuable player, were named All-Heritage League selections at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Seven SCV Volleyball Players Named All-Heritage League
The All-Foothill football league roster for 2019 has been released, with senior Johnathan Kaelin of Golden Valley the "Player of the Year."
All-Foothill League Football Team Released
Tickets are now on sale for Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour of some of the city’s most festively decorated neighborhoods from Thursday, December 19 through Saturday, December 21.
Dec. 19-21: Santa Clarita Transit’s Holiday Light Tour
Los Angeles County will only buy cars from automakers that comply with California’s clean air laws, joining the state’s boycott of companies like General Motors and Toyota that have sided with the Trump administration in the high-profile bout over emissions standards.
Emissions Fight: LA County Joins Boycott of Automakers That Sided With Trump
The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will present a free concert by SCVYO's Guitar Orchestra in the Choir Room at Pico Canyon Hall, located on the College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7 p.m.
Dec. 14: SCVYO Guitar Orchestra to Tune Up at COC
The Los Angeles County CEO’s office unveiled an interactive GIS mapping tool on Tuesday created to show the locations of the county's homeless population juxtaposed with the availability of existing and projected homeless housing resources.
New Mapping Tool Illustrates County’s Homeless-Housing Needs
The nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking donations of supplies, toys, gift cards and more to be given to low-income and/or homeless families during a Holiday Shopping event at Valencia United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dec. 14: Shopping Event for SCV Low-Income, Homeless Families
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved College of the Canyons’ $31 million general obligation bond refund Tuesday, saving taxpayers $8.3 million over the next 23 years, according to COC.
County OK’s COC General Obligation Bond Refund
The Rancho Camulos Museum invites local history fans and aficionados to experience a faithful reenactment of the January 23, 1882 visit by best-selling author Helen Hunt Jackson on Saturday, January 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jan. 25: ‘Helen Hunt Jackson Returns’ to Rancho Camulos
Citing the uncertainty about the company ever mining in Soledad Canyon, state water officials have put the Cemex request for water on hold, according to a letter sent by state officials to State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, who had inquired about the company’s water application.
State Water Officials Put Cemex Request for Water on Hold
Recent California voter registration figures show that Republican congressional candidates vying to take back their seats from Democrats, including in the 25th Congressional District, might not be facing an easy feat.
Democrats Gain Registration in 25th Congressional District
At the start of every school year, teens from the SCV YMCA’s Youth and Government chapter gather to discuss current issues and this year’s top issue is ghost guns.
YMCA-Hosted Student Debate Discusses ‘Ghost’ Guns
Handed a bill to pay more than $25 million in missed annual payments over the last two decades, Cemex now has three options, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which issued the bill Friday.
Cemex Has Options to Simply Paying $25M Bill
1922 - Piru bank robbed, banker and daughter kidnapped [story]
Jenks Harris
The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Cameron Smyth as its 2020 mayor and Bill Miranda as mayor pro tem on Tuesday.
Smyth Mayor, Miranda Pro-Tem
The Cougars shot better than 50 percent from the field and had four starters score in double figures to defeat visiting West Hills Coalinga College 93-71 on Saturday night at the MacArthur Center.
Cougars Cruise Past West Hills Coalinga 93-71
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman who was allegedly recognized by loss-prevention staff on suspicion of possible prior thefts at the Walmart on The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, officials said Tuesday.
Woman Arrested for Alleged Walmart Thefts
California State University, Northridge chemistry professor Gagik Melikyan has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow – a recognition given to AAAS members who contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
CSUN Chemistry Professor Recognized for Advancement of Science & Technology
Red Rock Canyon State Park’s visitor center is currently open Fridays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
State Parks’ Winter Events, Volunteer Opportunities Announced