Former Valencia coach takes helm of Georgia team
Valencia boys varsity basketball coach Chad Phillips watches his team run drills at a December practice. Katharine Lotze/Signal

Former Valencia coach takes helm of Georgia team

By Adam Carrington For The Signal Former Valencia boys basketball coach Chad Phillips, who has more than 20 years of coaching experience in California, was introduced as the new boys…

2018 SCV Man, Woman of the Year announced
The two winning nominees of the 53rd annual Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year, Nick Lentini and Gloria Mercado-Fortine, go around each table to talk to the guests at the ceremony on Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

2018 SCV Man, Woman of the Year announced

The 53rd annual Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year ceremony honored the 2018 winners Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Nick Lentini and Gloria Mercado-Fortine were…

Woman, believed homeless, struck and killed by train
Los Angeles County Sheriffs and Los Angeles County Fire responds to a Train vs Pedestrian on the corner of Railroad and Drayton Friday evening. Cory Rubin/ The SIgnal

Woman, believed homeless, struck and killed by train

  A woman, believed homeless, was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Friday evening, sparking an investigation by local sheriff’s deputies trying to determine if the crash was accidental…

CalArts students graduate
Student trustee Abby Salling and president and chair of the Students' Union Malik Drawhorn-Pauldon prepared a special message for Friday's graduation ceremony.

CalArts students graduate

Future Academy, Tony and Grammy award-winners and a host of other artists from California Institute of the Arts achieved a dream Friday they sought to accomplish when they first auditioned…

COC discusses #MeToo, Sexual harassment and assault
Signal file photo Assistant Director of Student Wellness Larry Schallert discusses the effects sexual abuse and harassment have on one's mental health. The Institute of Ethics, Law and Public Policy held a panel on the topic Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at College of the Canyons. Eddy Martinez/The Signal.

COC discusses #MeToo, Sexual harassment and assault

With the #MeToo movement growing more prevalent in society by the day, the College of the Canyons’ Institute of Ethics, Law and Public Policy decided to host a panel discussion…

Barger abstains from vote on motion to oppose act tripling low income rent
File photo. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger in a Signal Editorial Board meeting. Dan Watson/The Signal

Barger abstains from vote on motion to oppose act tripling low income rent

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstained from voting on a letter to the Trump administration that expressed “strong opposition” toward housing cuts for the poor Tuesday. The motion from…

School holds celebration of life for family that perished in flooded river
Photos of Saachi and Sid displayed at the Celebration of Life Friday at Meadows Elementary School. Photo by Eddie Martinez, The Signal.

School holds celebration of life for family that perished in flooded river

  A tree was planted, a song was sung, a bench was unveiled and a special reading “nook” built inside the library at Meadows Elementary School, all in honor of…

Castaic Elementary names new principal
Allison West was unanimously approved to become the newest principal of Castaic Elementary School, according to district officials at last night’s meeting. Family and friends in attendance cheered with a vuvuzela, bells and large cutout pictures of West’s head. (Credit: Charmin Ortega)

Castaic Elementary names new principal

Castaic Elementary School named a new principal Thursday to replace outgoing Principal Stephanie Beach, who was appointed principal of Live Oak Elementary School earlier this year. Allison West was unanimously…

Teacher Appreciation Week continues in Sulphur Springs
Lynette Vermeulen of Canyon Springs, Terri Bosh of Golden Oak, Alison Bertola of Fair Oaks Ranch, Hayley Perez of Leona Cox Elementary, Jennifer Borges of Mint Canyon, Barbara Lewin of Mitchell Community, Donna Burkman of Pinetree, Beatriz Vargas of Sulphur Springs and Laura Hawkins of Valley View were recognized as the best educators in the Sulphur Springs district. (Credit to Wes Burcham)

Teacher Appreciation Week continues in Sulphur Springs

Students, parents and schools are continuing the efforts to recognize the valuable work of teachers during national Teacher Appreciation Week. Sulphur Springs Union School District honored the Teachers of the…

SCV Business Marketing Group honors local veterans, first responders
Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, presents a certificate of recognition to Pamela Ross during the SCV Business Marketing Group's fundraising event for Operation Gratitude on Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Steve Kiggins/The Signal

SCV Business Marketing Group honors local veterans, first responders

The second annual event raises funds to support Operation Gratitude.

UPDATE: Boy detained in connection with shooting at Palmdale high school
A Palmdale Sheriff's Station deputy turns away several vehicles as parents rush to Highland High School following a shooting on Friday, May 11, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

UPDATE: Boy detained in connection with shooting at Palmdale high school

A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody following a shooting at Highland High School in Palmdale Friday morning.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began receiving multiple 911 calls shortly…

Michael Cruz: Keeping in focus
The candidates Jess Phoenix, Bryan Caforio and Katie Hill on April 28. Photo by Bruce McFarland | Looking Good Photography

Michael Cruz: Keeping in focus

There’s an old saying “Keep your eye on the prize.” As we approach the June Primary Election, this phrase has more meaning to me than it has for a very…

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