Santa Clarita should not go after stimulus money. With all due respect to my friend Ken Pulskamp, I must forcefully disagree with the decision that the city has made to pursue money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
In your Signal Daybreak column on Feb. 28, you mentioned the fact that apparently Bush said about a year ago that we were not "recession bound" and that Obama said we were "on the brink of a recession."
The pork-laden federal budgets include such things as taxpayers spending millions of dollars on such things as quelling pig manure and odor in Iowa.
On Wednesday, March 4, on my trip to the doctor from Valencia to Burbank, I observed 67 cars that had either no headlights on or the driver was talking on a hand-held cell phone.
Embryonic stem-cell research has not cured anything and has no current human trials, simply because the method so far has only produced tumors in animals. Yet, President Barack Obama has, by executive order, fulfilled his campaign promise to lift the ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.
I hope you politicians that approved the tax hike never receive another vote from an honest member of the Society of California Voters.
I read in Tuesday's paper (March 10) that "everything is right on track" (on the Cemex legislation front), according to Lindsey Mask, spokeswoman for Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon.
First place If I were a scientist, I would invent one thing and one thing only. I would invent a fast cloning device that could clone anything, and it would have the same everything as the first one. Say it was a person - once you cloned it, it would have the same personality, the same brain, and everything else. I would invent it so I could be at more than one place at a ...
I am currently an eighth-grade student at Rio Norte Junior High School. Last September, I heard on the morning announcements during homeroom that the Resourceful River Hawks Community Service Club was having their first meeting of the year at lunch time. I decided since I was not in the club last year that maybe I could be in it this year.
"I love to read," said Luis Sebastion, a third-grader at Canyon Springs Elementary School.
How does one create a menu of balanced meals on a budget? What are some simple steps to incorporate exercise into your life? Managing stress with some simple, effective techniques. Getting out of the "overwhelmed" move by calming mind and body?
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison control centers across the country. In California, the California Poison Control System (CPCS) is dedicated to providing residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour assistance relating to poisoning.
Famous women in history from Cleopatra to Sally Ride will tell their stories "in person" when the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brings its "Women in History" program to Saugus High School.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Consumer advocates said that federal law enforcement agencies should create a special investigative unit dedicated to unearthing any fraud or misconduct attributable to AIG employees paid bonuses since taxpayers bailed out the company.
What a time to be part of the federal work force! Thanks to President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Congress, government workers will play a central role in helping America through the most turbulent economic times since the Great Depression. Employees at the U.S. General Services Administration have seized on this amazing challenge and opportunity. GSA is the central management arm of the government, responsible since 1949 for providing goods, services and workspace ...
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A California man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $21 million for medical tests at New Orleans area clinics.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday.
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.