Our weekly narrative shifts back to the Granary Square Starbucks where now famous mayor of Starbucks, Sam Danny continues holding court over the "coffee klatch" crowd of retirees, wannabe retirees and middle-aged working stiffs.
SCV Senior Center has offered classes with medical Qigong therapist Carol Benitez since last September to teach techniques that promote healthy living, vitality, and speedy recovery from illness.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- "The state's rising deficit continues to impact every city, county and school district in California," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a statement.
Santa Clarita's sister city Tena has recently suffered serious damage from rainfall. The city in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, five hours by bus from Quito, has endured destroyed and damaged homes from flooding and mudslides. To make a donation to help, send a check marked "Tena Relief" to the Santa Clarita Valley International Program (at City Hall), 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355. All funds received will be administered by SCVIP board members traveling ...
Thursday, April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and one of the best ways people can be environmentally responsible is by donating and shopping at Goodwill Southern California, one of the original recyclers since 1916.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits ($21.9 million CALWORKS plus $29.4 million food stamps) for the month of February.
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, April 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
Santa Clarita-based rock band The McGrath Project is set to showcase for Matchless Amplifiers' 20th Anniversary Concert at Kulaks Woodshed in North Hollywood at 8 p.m. on April 22.
A truck overturned on San Francisquito Canyon Road about a mile north of Copperhill around noon, blocking lanes.
L.A.-based improv comedy group HOLLER! will host a silent auction and comedy show benefiting the I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation on Friday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The SCV Space.
Los Angeles -- May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, the perfect time to take the first step toward better health by making physical activity part of your daily routine, the Arthritis Foundation said today.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Herculez Gomez grew up in Las Vegas, so he understands the odds are against him representing the United States at the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament, which starts in South Africa June 11. But he may be worth a bet.
This past month, millions of our county's residents participated in the Census. This crucial form provides equitable federal funds to local government supporting a variety of programs from public safety to education to transportation. These monies are locked into local government, committing them to projects they can or cannot fund until the next Census in 2020.
I'm tired of these crybabies moaning because their kids can't have a graduation ceremony from eighth grade.
"I never hear from educational leaders: Let's change all this," Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, stated in a quote printed in The Signal ("Two days in the capitol," April 1).
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
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