Who can forget the October 2007 Buckweed fire that blackened tens of thousands of acres of brush, killed countless wild animals and decimated a Canyon Country neighborhood?
The outlook for public schools in California is definitely a gloomy one, teachers and others agreed last week during an update on education in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Picture this: An elegant Tuscan atmosphere (without driving any further than the Tournament Players Club in Westridge), delicious Northern Italian cuisine, fragrant wines and beautiful music. Add to the tempting milieu a very special ceremony recognizing three oncologists who battle cancer each day with the utmost expertise and compassion for their patients.
Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column, "Issues and answers: It's as simple as that" (The Signal, June 23):
Our president, Barack Obama, is trying to help the U.S. come out of an economical downturn. The president is also trying to get our troops home from Iraq and end this war. Maybe one day he will stop global warming and start us on using renewable resources like solar, water and wind power. I am glad that the people of America voted for him.
Save your local economy, three stores at a time. The 3/$50 project is a noble cause many people are not aware of. As owner of Capelli Salon in Old Town Newhall, I have chosen to participate in this program. It is sad to notice people still giving the large chain salons like Supercuts or the department store salons their hard-earned dollars in an effort to save money. All this is doing is hurting our local ...
Dear Councilman Kellar: I want to thank you and all of the Santa Clarita City Council members for your bold and courageous move to include "In God We Trust" in our city logo. On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation establishing a National Fast Day in which he expressed our nation's need for God's help. He eloquently appealed to the American people to "recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures ...
In this challenging economic environment, consider taking inventory of your finances by first determining your net worth - the difference between your total assets and total liabilities.
Rodolfo Saavedra, mechanic at SoCal Truck and Fleet Repair, fixes a leak under a tow truck Friday afternoon. The shop, which celebrated its grand opening Thursday, is part of United Road Towing, the nation's largest towing company.
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After 13 months of increases, the Santa Clarita Valley saw a slowdown in home sales last month, according to an area Realtors association.
The more I look at rose books and roses in the landscape, the more I see floribundas as the best all-around class of roses in so many styles and disciplines. Floribundas, which means "bloom freely," come in all sizes, shapes, bloom types and colors.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 320 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 19 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 26, 2009. Question: "What should westside Santa Clarita Valley communities do?" * Stay unincorporated (49 votes) * Annex to city of Santa Clarita (183 votes) * Incorporate as separate city (31 votes) * Secede from L.A. County (57 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current ...
Earlier today, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on the Fox Business network to discuss the costs associated with the president's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
Students interested in jumpstarting their college careers and entering the workforce can enroll in the College of the Canyons LAUNCH program beginning July 6.
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.
The president of a local advocacy group said this week's decision by the Boy Scouts of America to reverse a long-standing policy barring gay children from joining is a step in the right direction, but more must be done for the scouts to be completely inclusive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox reality chief Mike Darnell says he's leaving the network after an 18-year stay.