Just one year ago, California legislators expanded enterprise zones across the state, qualifying the majority of Santa Clarita Valley businesses for performance-based tax credits and other incentives.
"Kids, this is just pretend," said Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Savage over a speakerphone.
I have had the pleasure of spending time with Rick McPartlin, the CEO of The Revenue Game. Rick gets companies focused on revenue growth and helps to get rid of what stands in the way of profitable sales.
This morning I read The Top 12 American Boomtowns by Bloomberg about the most economically and culturally thriving cities in America.
Every new home built creates three jobs, as well as expands and increases the tax base that supports schools and our community.
About 90 contestants raced, roped and rode in the Antelope Valley Youth Rodeo Association Junoir Rodeo on Sunday at JPK Arena in Agua Dulce.
We have much to be thankful for here in the Santa Clarita Valley where, like elsewhere in California, rising resale prices benefit the one out of five homeowners statewide who owe more than the current resale value of their home.
Off of politics for awhile, let's deal with a very important matter - the UCLA vs. USC football game on last Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
As American-Muslims, Thanksgiving holds a special meaning for us. The Holy Prophet of Islam laid strong emphasis on the practice of offering thanks and the quality of gratefulness, not just to God but also to fellow human beings.
BRUSSELS (AP) - EU officials have failed to reach a deal on giving Greece more aid, prolonging uncertainty over the future of the euro.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The heirs of late author J.R.R. Tolkien are suing the producers of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movie trilogies over alleged exploitative merchandizing.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists Tuesday by narrowly approving a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression.
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials said Tuesday they don't expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. That's the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo on Tuesday, home to more than 1 million people as well as an international airport in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war, officials and witnesses said.
DALLAS (AP) - The city of Dallas will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy next year with a ceremony featuring the tolling of church bells, a moment of silence and readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough from the president's speeches.
The Signal congratulates local students who have made major accomplishments, garnered top honors, completed degrees or earned scholarships through colleges and universities across the country.
Two years ago, nine students sued the state of California for violating their constitutional right to equality of education with unfair teacher tenure laws.
At the end of June, the company held a retreat.
It is not just the downturn in the American economy that has fried much of the restaurant industry it is myriad forces coming home to roost. The closing of the Elephant Bar in Santa Clarita was surprising but in many ways predictable and there are lessons to be learned:
My son and I were the first riders of Colossus on opening day, 36 years ago.
The Saugus High School Class of 2004 will celebrate its 10th reunion on Saturday, August 23 at Robinson Ranch Golf Clubhouse, 27734 Sand Canyon Rd. Spend the evening visiting with old classmates from high school.
Local artist Sandy Fischer painted "Grow, Survive and Blossom" with acrylics after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Rebekah Thomson, a 2013 graduate of Saugus High School, won the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship in the Intermediate Western Horsemanship competition.
I paid $8 for a very large, ripe, juicy watermelon to be shared among the neighbors at our annual Crab Fest block party.
Way back in 1949, a number of interesting events took place including:
I have a theory. Clichés become so over-used because for years, for so many people, it's the most accurate way to describe a pivotal life experience that most people struggle through, grasping for the right words and always falling back on a few familiar ones.
Castaic Lake lights up with amber hues as local wildlife enjoys the day.
Artwork by (top) Antony, 6th grade, and (above) Daniel, 4th grade, at Sulphur Springs Elementary School in teacher Tarah Davis's art classes.