Did you ever want to take a three-day bus trip sitting next to Julia Child? Just asking. In 30-minute programs on TV, she was priceless. But to live with her, I suspect, must have taken the patience of a saint. Her husband, Paul, in "Julie & Julia" is portrayed as a saint, so that explains her marriage.
Man, am I glad I knew nothing about "A Perfect Getaway" going in. There are two things Hollywood can't resist in making a trailer: showing the best jokes in a comedy, and revealing the secrets of thrillers.
The 21st-century medicine show that has replaced the 20th century environmental movement would like you to buy carbon offsets.
In his recent column, Roger Gitlin (Opinion, July 6, "Hate crimes on the rise? Much ado about nothing") wrote that recent news reports about hate crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley are much ado about nothing.
In his reference to political statements about Honduras, William Creitz uses some interesting comparisons ("Obama's Marxism," The Signal, July 25).
For the second week in a row, I have wondered if any of the editors at the Mighty Signal actually read the comics that are printed and delivered with the Sunday paper.
Warm weather is expected to dominate the forecast during the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover between 84 and 90 degrees during the day, with lows dipping just below 60 degrees at night. The winds won't break 15 miles per hour during the forecast period, according to the National Weather Service.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of July 31 - Aug. 7, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Raising awareness about the importance of breastfeeding is a priority for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Lactation Services team. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2009, activities scheduled by the lactation team will draw attention to the theme "Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response-Are You Ready?"
Recently when I got home, we were experiencing a brownout in my neighborhood. If you've never had one, it is a weird experience.
The start of another school year means parents will be looking for ways to set their children up for success in the classroom, including making sure kids are getting healthy fuel for their bodies and minds. With approximately 84 percent of kids trading lunch items with their friends at school, it's important parents fill their children's lunchboxes with items that are both nutritious and enticing.
Victory Tabernacle will host a drawing and present one boy and girl with a backpack filled with school supplies during their 2:45 p.m. Sunday service.
NorthPark Community Church is hosting the Willow Creek Leadership Summit Conference for business, church or any other leaders from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. The theme is "Lead Where You Are." Leaders will join together via satellite in over 140 locations across North America. It's an opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers such as Bill Hybels, Tony Blair, David Gergen, Carly Fiorina, Henry Cloud, Bono and more either in person or via ...
Want an IRA that has the following characteristics? Withdrawals are tax free.No required minimum distributions after turning 70. You can pull out funds when it is most advantageous for you, or not at all.Your heirs don't have to pay income tax on the withdrawals from their inherited IRAs. The kind of IRA that I am describing is called a Roth IRA. Now most of us have steadily contributed to tax deductible "traditional" IRAs and 401Ks. ...
Soon ratepayers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will experience a rise in water rates. This is due mainly to an increase in water rates from Castaic Lake Water Agency, the agency that imports state water from Northern California.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, Mike Trout scored the only run on a wild pitch by Joe Saunders and the Los Angeles Angels edged the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks kept taking the lead until there were no more chances for Boston to come back and tie it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yasiel Puig kicked back in his chair, his well-worn uniform streaked in red clay, and calmly answered questions in Spanish. Then, suddenly, he threw his hands in the air and shouted, "Pow!"
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego man faces three felony charges in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.
Santa Clarita's "Summer Blast" kicked off this week, offering SCV youth up to eight weeks of afternoon activities to stay busy while school's out.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested a former University of Southern California professor who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in the resort city of Playa del Carmen.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Legislature's Democratic leaders are pledging to address a budget bill that threatens public access to information held by local governments, but to do so in different ways.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The commission that sets the pay for California lawmakers and statewide elected officials such as the governor and attorney general voted Wednesday to restore a 5 percent pay cut it made to salaries last year as state employees faced furloughs.
A Canyon Country man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony counts in Tuesday's wrong-way crash on Highway 14 that injured 13 people, four of them seriously.
Santa Clarita Detective Bureau investigated a report of a male following a young girl and videotaping her while she was walking around inside "Target" located on Magic Mountain Blvd., Valencia. Through proactive work by Target's loss prevention, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Yale Yurman. Suspect Yurman is a registered sex offender.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A legislative committee has recommended that the Senate confirm Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to lead California's prison system.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The public is being asked to keep eyes to the skies for an exotic stork that flew the coop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody longer without investigating whether they're in the country illegally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - As the whir of the subway echoed throughout Union Station and crowds of passengers trickled in for their morning commute, Los Angeles' transit officials unveiled a new development to deter riders from evading fares: locked turnstiles that can only be accessed using a TAP card.