"State of Play" is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike The Washington Post. It's also a political movie, its villain a shadowy corporation that contracts with the government for security duties and mercenaries in Iraq. The name is PointCorp. Think Blackwater. If an outfit like that would kill for hire, the plot wonders, would it also kill to protect its profits?
Those same in-house stock analysts were irreplaceable, because they could get at the fraud right where they left it. An outsider could have ruined it, setting us temporarily free.
At President Obama's recent press conference in Turkey, he asserted that "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.
Gary Horton, in his article "Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free" (April 15), made some sweeping assumptions and off-base comparisons that had only one purpose - to label anyone who questions gross taxation an ignorant, calloused Republican.
As Americans we owe it to future generations to preserve as much land as possible while we are here.
Regular Hispanic Business Committee meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Office at 8 a.m.
Four-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode ejects a shell as she warms up for her exhibition of trick shooting at Carousel Ranch's How The West Was Won Trap Shoot fundraiser at Oaktree Gun Club on Friday. See Thursday's About Town for coverage of the event.
Earth Day is officially Wednesday, but Santa Clarita gets a jump on it with today's Earth Day Festival and 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park in Saugus.
Here is a list of addresses and telephone numbers for elected officials representing the Santa Clarita Valley:
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 385 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 10 to late afternoon, Friday,
Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available for the fourth annual Zonta Golf Tournament teeing off Monday, May 18 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Sponsorships range from a $5,000 title sponsor to $2,000 eagle sponsors, $850 birdie sponsors and a $150 tee sign sponsor. Individual golfers can register for $175 each, which includes golf cart, lunch on the course, a buffet awards ceremony at the end of the day and a gift bag. Play is on ...
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more. To meet with a low-vision consultant, call John Taylor at the Senior Center, (661) 259-9444 ext. 125.
Jews across the world will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 21. Known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, the annual observance commemorates the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In Israel, it is a national memorial day, and is observed by Jews the world over. To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day locally, College of the Canyons, in conjunction with Congregation Beth Shalom ...
Come join us on Sunday, May 3 for the 13th annual Castaic 1K/5K walk/run at Lake Castaic! Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and 1K race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP! Mail in registration forms: www.CastaicAreaTownCouncil.org. Online registration: www.Active.com.
For the third time within four weeks, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will hold a drivers' checkpoint within the city limits to catch drivers who may be unlicensed or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Local swimming pool jumped right into the fun Monday as worldwide participants sought to set a record for "the world's largest swimming lesson."
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, the chop of an overhead news helicopter and the bustle of reporters and onlookers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance banning stores from providing customers single-use plastic bags.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - An unattended campfire near a main route into Yosemite National Park has grown into a blaze that has led to the evacuations of 800 homes and 1,500 people, officials said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant posture and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can catch fire in a rear-end collision.
Santa Clarita, CA – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station/Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on June 20, 2013, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abortion law with legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
DETROIT (AP) - In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles may be joining the battle against the bag.