There are many issues to be addressed in our nation today, including energy, economy and health care. And with each one, there is a broad spectrum of ideologies suggested to resolve the issue. To say that these ideological differences cause plenty of controversy would be a gross understatement.
Not long ago, two interesting studies showed the power of beauty to influence human experience. Two researchers in Japan (Kurosu and Kashimura) did a study to test the correlation between aesthetics - how pretty or nice something looks - and how people rate the usability of the object.
Last year, almost 50,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to colon cancer; but despite medical experts' recommendations, many people choose to avoid a quick, relatively painless lifesaving test for the dreaded disease.
I read last Sunday's editorial ("All things considered, we recommend...," March 14) with amazement. It's not that The Signal editorial board recommended no changes for all three seats on the City Council, it's that the editorial board doesn't seem to understand how our City Hall actually works.
Obsessed with what the scale says? Discouraged that it hasn't budged? More and more we are learning that the scale is not telling the whole story when it comes to what your body is made up of and whether you are carrying an unhealthy amount of body fat putting you at risk for obesity-related diseases. Recent media coverage on "Good Morning America" and The Wall Street Journal discuss what has been called "normal weight obese." ...
If I purchase a "gift" for myself with funds from my spouse's separate bank account, and later the marriage sours, does my spouse have a right to be reimbursed for his or her generosity?
On March 13, with heavy heart I had the privilege and honor of attending the funeral of my stepchildren's longtime friend and local hero, Sgt. Ian Gelig.
Saturday afternoon (March 13), a community came to together to say goodbye to a fallen soldier.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9): This morning, as protests in Iran heat up, it was revealed the Iranian police shot the protesters with paintballs. Why? So that they can easily be identified when the crowds break up and then "dealt with." I feel that The Signal did the same thing to me when I, as an informed citizen, voiced my visceral reaction to the "members of the Full ...
Local residents who have survived cancer are invited to attend the fourth annual "Relay For Life" Survivor Breakfast, scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the TPC Golf Clubhouse in Westridge Valencia. Cancer survivors are invited to attend free of charge and can bring one guest for $10.
Valencia Veterinary Center has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.
Captain Paul Becker was recently named as the new Chief of Police for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and officially took over command at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning. Captain Becker brings nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to his new post.
Friday, March 19, will mark 32 years since Deputy Arthur E. Pelino made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
WASHINGTON, D.C - In light of the tragic loss of three people connected with the U.S. Consulate in Mexico last weekend, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today pressed the Department of Defense on Mexican drug trafficking violence. The following exchange took place at a House Armed Services Committee hearing with the U.S. Southern and Northern Commands:
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.
Local residents in the north Valencia housing communities near the Paul Walker crash site are bracing for heavy traffic today as a memorial for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas gets underway from noon- 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A magnitude-4.5 earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state, and was followed by two smaller temblors later in the day.
Please let Meghan Blair know how much I applaud and support her for discussing the stigma of depression and Bipolar conditions in Our Community on Dec. 1, 2013.
Bullying is an increasing problem that affects the lives of students every day. This can happen anywhere from school to the online growing social media. When a person is bullied it affects their everyday life.
Cal Poly went big - 32 students strong - at the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The world's largest gathering of women in technology, the conference challenged attendees to "Think Big, Drive Forward."
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.