Protesters rally against migrant detention centers
Protesters gather outside City Hall to criticize the alleged conditions of the migrant detention centers at the southern border. Ryan Mancini/The Signal

Protesters rally against migrant detention centers

As part of a nationwide orchestrated demonstration, a few dozen Santa Clarita Valley residents rallied outside City Hall on Friday to protest against housing conditions for migrants in detention centers…

UUSCV set to welcome new minister in August
Incoming Rev. Megan Dowdell will begin her tenure at the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley on Aug. 1. Courtesy photo: Rich Jaffke

UUSCV set to welcome new minister in August

The Rev. Megan Dowdell will be joining the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley as their new minister on Aug. 1, but she’ll have the chance to visit her congregation…

Smith’s charter schools bill narrowly passes Senate Education Committee
Sierra Vista Junior high School Principal Carolyn Hoffman, right, discusses the features of one of 21 new classrooms made for steel shipping containers with Assemblywoman Christy Smith, left, and State Senator Scott Wilk at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Smith’s charter schools bill narrowly passes Senate Education Committee

Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith’s bill looking to prevent school districts from authorizing charter schools outside of their jurisdictional boundaries narrowly passed the Senate Education Committee this week, with Sen. Scott…

Gribbons set to become president of Los Angeles Valley College
After nearly two decades serving College of the Canyons and its students, Barry Gribbons has agreed to become president of Los Angeles Valley College.

Gribbons set to become president of Los Angeles Valley College

After nearly two decades serving College of the Canyons and its students, Barry Gribbons has agreed to become president of Los Angeles Valley College. Gribbons is the 10th person to…

Castaic musician earns encore at Juilliard
Kenneth Joshua “KJ” McDonald, a student at The Juilliard School of Music, plays his violin. Lorena Mejia/The Signal

Castaic musician earns encore at Juilliard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhe-SjUEOzA&feature=youtu.be Kenneth Joshua “K.J.” McDonald is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School — not once, but twice. At 6 years old, the Castaic resident began…

Santa Clarita’s Hanger Clinic on ‘empowering human potential’
Hanger Clinic Manger Robert Salone, Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist, right, looks on as the microprocessors in the knees of the prosthetic legs assist bilateral amputee Cameron Lutges,17, as he walks up the stairs at the Hanger Clinic in Newhall in Newhall on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Santa Clarita’s Hanger Clinic on ‘empowering human potential’

Two hours. That’s how long Saugus High School student Cameron Lutges would travel for his prosthetics and care.  The 17-year-old bilateral amputee, whose legs were amputated just above the knee…

Whittaker-Bermite soil cleanup complete, officials report
Signal file photo Empty dump trucks pull into a soil treatment area to pick up clean dirt as viewed on tour of the cleanup efforts of the Whittaker-Bermite site in Valencia in October 2016. Dan Watson/The Signal

Whittaker-Bermite soil cleanup complete, officials report

After more than a decade, the Whittaker-Bermite cleanup reached a significant milestone this month as soil remediation efforts in contaminated areas are now complete, according to officials close to the…

Oakmont of Valencia hosts ribbon cutting ceremony
Oakmont Executive Director Margie Veis, center, and resident Roz Allen hold the scissors as they prepare to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Oakmont of Valencia in Valencia on Thursday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Oakmont of Valencia hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

After deciding to expand their services to create a new senior living community, Oakmont of Valencia has opened its doors to residents this week and hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony on…

Dogs involved in high-speed RV pursuit find a home
Starlett and Onyx, the dogs involved in an RV pursuit in May that started in Santa Clarita, were adopted last week. Courtesy of Terri Fox

Dogs involved in high-speed RV pursuit find a home

The two dogs involved in an RV pursuit in May that started in Santa Clarita now have a new home.  Starlett and Onyx, two female mastiffs, were rescued by Foxy…

City opens T-shirt design contest to students for 25th annual River Rally Clean-Up
Canyon High School students Esau Bojorquez, left, and Nathan Sanchez remove a piece of metal from the river bed as they join hundreds of volunteers for the 24th City of Santa Clarita River Rally to clean up the Santa Clara River in Santa Clarita on Saturday, September 22, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson)

City opens T-shirt design contest to students for 25th annual River Rally Clean-Up

To celebrate the upcoming River Rally Clean-Up, the city of Santa Clarita is encouraging local students to design original artwork for a chance to have it featured on the 2019…

Newhall resident searching for kidney donor
Valerie Day undergoes life-saving dialysis treatments several times a day, and now uses her experience at the treatment center to comfort those who are new to dialysis.

Newhall resident searching for kidney donor

A car accident is almost never thought of as a “good thing,” and it wasn’t for Newhall resident Valerie Day, either — at first. In 2009, Day was in a…

Canyon Country Ferrari thief accepts plea deal
Deputies recover a Ferrari on June 29 and arrest Cristian Trabanino following reports of the stolen vehicle from an SCV home. Courtesy of the SCV Sheriff's Station

Canyon Country Ferrari thief accepts plea deal

A man accused of stealing a Ferrari from a Canyon Country residence and then smuggling meth into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station accepted a plea deal Thursday. Cristian Trabanino,…

Beach Boys tribute band to perform at Concerts in the Park
Surf City Allstars is a Beach Boys tribute band set to perform on Saturday, July 13 at Concerts in the Park. Courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita

Beach Boys tribute band to perform at Concerts in the Park

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy an evening of classic rock during this year’s Concerts in the Park series?  Santa Claritans will have a chance to so on Saturday, July…

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