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.
Bernice (A4027716) is such a beauty, with her beautiful ebony and red coat. She is just a fun-loving pup, only 1 year old. Bernice loves to play and get lots of attention from the volunteers; she sure knows how to turn on the charm. Bernice is a large breed, with plenty of smarts from the German shepherd in her, so she will need an active family who can give her the training, exercise and attention she will need to be the perfect companion.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.
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A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.