The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the Democratic Alliance for Action will host a joint candidates forum for the William S. Hart Union High School District school board race at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, 625 zombies terrorized Main Street in Newhall, all in the support of the local Newhall Food Pantry.
William S. Hart Union High School District board candidate Joe Messina has been endorsed by College of the Canyons board members Scott Wilk, Michele Jenkins and Joan MacGregor.
College of the Canyons board challenger for Seat No. 3 Randy Moberg has been endorsed by Connie Worden-Roberts, and Jenny and Tim Ketchepaw.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people. The declaration that Obama signed late Friday authorized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.
Robert Gapper, the Hart district's chief operations officer, is leaving his position to replace Rochelle Neal, assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, who is retiring in January.
MENLO PARK, Calif. - After falling over the summer then ticking upward in September, key tracking measures of public support for health care reform held steady in October with more Americans backing an overhaul of the U.S. health system than opposing it, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.
The inaugural Old Town Newhall Halloween Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and will begin at 8th and Main streets, and end at 6th Street.
The power of the entrepreneurial spirit will take the Santa Clarita Valley by storm Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour lands at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*
Responding to requests from readers who follow The Signal on Twitter, the Santa Clarita Valley's top news source has added new accounts so readers can choose to receive tweets just from specific content categories, or continue to receive all Signal tweets.
When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music. The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.
In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15): The Constitution grants to Congress the authority to issue money, a power that has now devolved to the Federal Reserve, an "autonomous" entity that's virtually unaccountable to anyone, as it's "non-partisan." This raises several problems. When the Fed adjusts interest rates and takes other actions to increase or decrease the flow of money into the economy - essentially turning the government printing presses ...
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Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A California man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $21 million for medical tests at New Orleans area clinics.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday.
The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The last of the brothers accused of creating an infamous Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Friday to helping send hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds from the United States, marking one of the final milestones in an investigation that began two decades ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was always been a special connection between space shuttle Endeavour and California, where it was built.
One thinks about milestones in life, but few can actually point to a day when their life really changed, for good or ill.
I just read Betty Arensons' May 24 column, "Where is the outrage?" wherein she describes all the recent and many of the past scandals attributed to this administration and wonders why there is not more public outrage.
In recognition of the increased presence of our two-wheeled counterparts on the street enjoying spring weather, May has been declared National Bike Month. During this time of year, it is especially important to have a heightened sense of awareness on the road and be on the lookout for those traveling by bicycle.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games.
MIAMI (AP) - David West's right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of columns by The Master's College baseball player Mason Nesbitt, who will be filing stories from Lewiston, Idaho - the site of the NAIA World Series. Nesbitt, who played baseball until his sophomore year for TMC, was asked to return to the Mustangs out of need. At the time, he was a contributing baseball writer with The Signal.
LONDON (AP) - Both of the suspects accused of butchering a British soldier during broad daylight on a London street had long been on the radar of Britain's domestic spy agency, though investigators say it would have been nearly impossible to predict that the men were on the verge of a brutal killing.