West Ranch baseball’s Josten is a control freak
West Ranch's Timmy Josten is the reigning Foothill League Pitcher of the Year. Photo by Dan Watson/The Signal

West Ranch baseball’s Josten is a control freak

West Ranch coach Casey Burrill was a two-time All-CIF catcher at Hart High. He was an All-American at USC. He played minor league baseball. Still, Wildcats lefty Timmy Josten masters…

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2017 Foothill League baseball preview
Valencia's Ben Fariss throws a pitch during a baseball game against Saugus last March. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

2017 Foothill League baseball preview

Every Foothill League baseball contender has arms. Valencia High has two high-level Division 1 pitchers. West Ranch has Cal State Fullerton signee Timmy Josten and other promising arms. Hart High…

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Valencia High still enjoying ride as it enters regional semi Tuesday
Valencia's Kenadee Honaker (10) reaches for a rebound during a CIF state playoff basketball game against Bakersfield at Valencia last week. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Valencia High still enjoying ride as it enters regional semi Tuesday

Valencia High’s Kayla Konrad made two free throws with under 10 seconds remaining Saturday night, and Chaminade of West Hills missed two shots on its final possession before the Vikings…

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Sally White: Trump has no mandate
Protestors hold up signs on the corner of McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia in November at a demonstration in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and other such demonstrations. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Sally White: Trump has no mandate

Every day I read, in one newspaper or another, and also hear Trump supporters saying: “The American people elected Trump, he is doing what the people want; if you don’t…

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Ronald Schwatz, M.D.: Think of diseases when expanding landfills
A compactor rolls over the exposed trash at a 200X200 foot "working face" site at the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Castaic Nov. 2, 2016. As soon as the the trash is spread and compacted it is immediately covered with dirt and the working face site moves forward. This view looks south-west towards the new proposed expansion site, and In the distance is the tall ridge which blocks the land fill from view of surrounding communities. Dan Watson/Signal

Ronald Schwatz, M.D.: Think of diseases when expanding landfills

Recently I attended a Chiquita Canyon Landfill meeting. The proposed expansion did not take into account the future changes that may occur in the environment. Recently, we have seen wide…

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Chad Kampbell: Diversity pledge matters
Santa Clarita City Council members listen to members of the community voice their support for various candidates during a special session held at City Hall on Jan. 17 to appoint a fifth member of the City Council following the departure of Dante Acosta in Dec. 2016. Valencia resident William Miranda was selected to fill the seat. Dan Watson/ The Signal

Chad Kampbell: Diversity pledge matters

The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution affirming Santa Clarita’s commitment to diversity at its Feb. 14 meeting. The vote came after the resolution was first…

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Gordon Katz: Contradiction?
Castaic Lake - part of the water system upon which the Santa Clarita Valley relies - was near record lows in February 2015 Dan Watson/Signal

Gordon Katz: Contradiction?

The A2 fixture “Most talked about” in Thursday’s Signal offers reader comments on the story “Drought not over in SCV,” along with the A5 story “Skyline Ranch project construction to…

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Lawn watering returns to SCV – but will rate hikes follow?
FILE PHOTO. Lawn watering two years ago in March 2015. KATHARINE LOTZE/Signal. 03302015

Lawn watering returns to SCV – but will rate hikes follow?

With the rains behind us, a week of high temps, sunshine and Daylight Savings Time upon us, lawn watering in the Santa Clarita Valley has resumed. But, at what cost?…

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