Tomorrow will find me getting my game face on to announce the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade, the biggest piece of (wonderful) cheese outside of Wisconsin, hoping against hope for another in a string of unseasonably cool parades for the protection of myself and the folks who actually must walk that entire parade route on hot concrete.
Are you getting ready for a big Fourth of July event with friends and family?
A few years ago, I was reading an article that presented four important elements in the transition from childhood to adulthood as they related to the chances of ending up in poverty. The elements were: education, career, marriage and children.
Democrat and Republican governors across the country are working to cut costs and lower taxes, but Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to level California's $26 billion deficit - the result of several years of out-of-control government spending - is a "realignment" proposal that not only extends the previous administration's ineffective tax hikes, but also irresponsibly shrugs the state's financial burden onto the shoulders of cash-strapped county and municipal governments, creating a real threat to California's economic recovery and public safety.
Santa Clarita has an opportunity to be a part of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution," which is essentially a show to teach folks how to eat properly and to ensure our children are receiving good nutrition at our schools.
Regarding "City Beach Bus drives again for summer," June 26:
I read "Letters to the Signal" regularly and am familiar with most of the regulars' right-wing (and left-wing) rants.
I have spent all of my senior citizen years right here in Santa Clarita, and I've recently noticed an alarming situation: The ground here is sinking!
Every day, a business owner has the opportunity to create hope within and for the company they lead. Zig Ziglar is famous for saying: "Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs."
Consumers Furniture is holding a "retirement sale" this holiday weekend in honor of owner Greg Moser's father. Clem Moser started in the retail furniture business in 1977. Greg is now taking over complete operational control of the business.
Bird walk, animal presentation
South Valley Church in Newhall is months away from finishing a more than two-year-long building renovation that church members say has helped expand the church and bring it closer together.
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More than 80 golfers joined celebrities Bailey Chase, Danny Masterson, Gary Valentine, Jim Parrack, Kevin Farley and Michael Pena at The Gentle Barn's second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.
Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.
This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, and a counter-protest of progressives sympathetic to the plight of these poor kids gathered on the other side of the overpass.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.
AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.
STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.
WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.