Valencia boys tennis defeats Redondo Union to advance to second round of CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs
Gabriel Chavez of Valencia tennis competes on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Valencia boys tennis defeats Redondo Union to advance to second round of CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs

Valencia boys tennis singles player Gabriel Chavez had to make some adjustments to his playing style on Wednesday. Before taking the court against Redondo Union in the first round of…

West Ranch boys tennis falls in first round of CIF-SS playoffs
West Ranch's Alec Robertson returns a shot by Valencia at the net at West Ranch High School earlier this season. Dan Watson/The Signal

West Ranch boys tennis falls in first round of CIF-SS playoffs

Traveling south for their opening round CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoff match, the West Ranch boys tennis team faced off against Valencia of Placentia on Wednesday. Beginning the match…

SCV Education Foundation hosts 35th Annual Teacher Tribute
Fellow Newhall School District honorees applaud Floretta Ann Patterson, right, for her forty years of teaching during the 35th Annual Teacher Tribute Held at The Canyon Club in Valencia on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

SCV Education Foundation hosts 35th Annual Teacher Tribute

In a night filled with tributes to educators and the emcee making a grand entrance dressed as the Queen of England, the SCV Education Foundation hosted the 35th annual Teacher…

Saugus drama department ramps up to first-ever Forum performance
Jessie Nilsen, Sophia Zavala and Elizabeth Baca rehearse a scene from Mama Mia at the Forum at Saugus High School. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Saugus drama department ramps up to first-ever Forum performance

As they gathered in their drama classroom Wednesday morning, the students of the Saugus High School drama department said they could feel the anticipation leading up to the night’s debut…

Barger hones in on homelessness, mental health
Supervisor Kathryn Barger speaks during the State of the County address held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Barger hones in on homelessness, mental health

Homelessness was once again a central topic in this year’s State of the County address, this time with a heavy focus on mental health. In her third State of the…

State of the County paints SCV as boom town — new senior center, new sheriff station and lots of new homes
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, left, has a discussion with Amy Bodek, center, Director of L.A. County Regional Planning and Mark Pestrella, Directoryr of L.A. County Public Works speaks during the State of the County address held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

State of the County paints SCV as boom town — new senior center, new sheriff station and lots of new homes

The 11th annual State of the County address was delivered in TV talk show fashion Wednesday to hundreds of municipal movers and shakers over a chicken lunch, with Supervisor Kathryn…

More than 375 motorists issued citations in April for distracted driving
A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputy takes part in efforts to monitor distracted driving. photo courtesy SCV Sheriff Station.

More than 375 motorists issued citations in April for distracted driving

Local sheriff’s deputies issued more than 375 citations last month for distracted driving, a behavior that, according to the National Safety Council, killed 3,154 people nationwide in 2013. April was…

Break-in victim: Valencia plaza is a dark, deserted place after hours
A boarded up door greets would-be customers at Nealie's Skillet in Valencia following an early-morning break in on Tuesday, April 30. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Break-in victim: Valencia plaza is a dark, deserted place after hours

When businesses close at the plaza between Tournament Road and Singing Hills Drive, the place becomes a dark and isolated place, says Neal Scott, owner of Nealie’s Skillet, which was…

College of the Canyons inducts former students into Alumni Hall of Fame
College of the Canyons inducted eight new students into its Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony hosted by the College of the Canyons Foundation and Alumni Network on Thursday, April 25 at the school's University Center.

College of the Canyons inducts former students into Alumni Hall of Fame

College of the Canyons inducted eight new students into its Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony hosted by the College of the Canyons Foundation and Alumni Network on Thursday,…

World’s largest plane completes historic first flight
The Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, successfully took its first flight on Saturday, April 13. Courtesy of Scaled Composites LLC

World’s largest plane completes historic first flight

The massive Stratolaunch aircraft took to the skies for its first-ever test flight on April 13, and flying with it were several Santa Clarita Valley connections, from a familiar face…

Castaic celebrates teacher and staff with special events
La Momia Tacos chef Juan Cedillo, left, serves teachers at Northlake Elementary School for Day of the Teacher in Castaic on Tuesday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Castaic celebrates teacher and staff with special events

As part of the Castaic Union School District’s month-long sing of appreciation, the faculty and classified staff members of Northlake Hills Elementary received a special visit from La Momia Tacos…

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