Gary Horton: Seeing through my father’s eyes
Donald Horton, left, columnist Gary Horton’s father, and Donald Horton’s brother Robert, right, seen in earlier, better days. The brothers were great friends until Donald Horton’s drinking and disease progressed; he died completely estranged from his brother. Courtesy photo

Gary Horton: Seeing through my father’s eyes

As my soul slides down to die. How could I lose him? What did I try? Bit by bit, I´ve realized That he was here with me. “My Father’s Eyes”…

Cooling centers for heat relief
File Photo: A workman is silhouetted against cloudy skies as he carries a piece of plywood to the peak of a roof as construction continues on two-story homes on the 22500 block of Breakwater Way in Santa Clarita in 2011.

Cooling centers for heat relief

As the heat begins to pummel residents, Los Angeles County issued a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley. Temperatures are expected to keep…

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Seen here is the Whole Foods store on Valencia Blvd. in Santa Clarita. Courtesy photo.

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

In a convergence of online and traditional retailing, Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market, Inc., for $13.7 billion in cash. Amazon announced Friday that it will pay $42 a share…

Construction is underway at Castaic High School site
Project manager Randy Wrage points to where buildings and athletic fields will be completed by August 2019 at the site of the future Castaic High School during a media tour on Friday, June 16, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Construction is underway at Castaic High School site

The site of the future Castaic High School is beginning to transform as crews and contractors finish building foundations, organize steel structures and fine-tune architectural plans. Situated at the west…

DA drops case against family living in the wash
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy brings of four children found in wash to sheriff's station. photo taken March 16 by SCV Sheriff's Station deputy.

DA drops case against family living in the wash

  After finding insufficient evidence to proceed with prosecution, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office tossed out the child endangerment case against a husband a wife found in the…

Beverly’s Fabrics in Canyon Country closing
Beverly's Home Decor in Canyon Country with "going out of business" sale signs on June 13, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Beverly’s Fabrics in Canyon Country closing

Beverly’s Fabrics & Crafts store at 19150 Soledad Canyon Rd. in Canyon Country is closing. The store’s seven employees were told Monday of the decision to close the store, said…

More Than an Athlete: Hart girls basketball’s Nicole Benz
Hart basketball's Nicole Benz was also the editor of the Smoke Signal and a Girl Scout. She's attending Notre Dame in the fall. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

More Than an Athlete: Hart girls basketball’s Nicole Benz

There are arcs in stories and there are arcs in basketball. Hart basketball’s Nicole Benz is able to see the parabola in both the literary and athletic sense. Benz has…

Unemployment dips 0.1 percent in city, county, state and nation
A representative from People's Care talks with an attendee at the America's Job Center of California Hiring Fest on April 28, 2017.

Unemployment dips 0.1 percent in city, county, state and nation

Unemployment continues to steadily decline in Santa Clarita and nationwide as summer approaches. The jobless rate in the city for May was 3.7 percent, a 0.1 percent decrease from April,…

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