Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
First days on the job excite me. During my 24 years of "real" work, I only enjoyed this excitement seven times (not including transfers or promotions in the same company).
Santa Monica City College tried to exert unbearable pressure on the College of the Canyons women's basketball team on Saturday night, but the Lady Cougars had none of it.
"The budget process for California defies a simple, concise definition." That's the introduction to the state Department of Finance's publication, "California's Budget Process," and that's no joke. Sacramento can't explain it because the politicians don't get it. They don't know how to budget. Most businesses, and even most individuals in California, know how to budget. They look at their guaranteed revenues and spend within their means. If they're smart, they sock away any unexpected income ...
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
Legacy Christian Academy in Valencia was able to fulfill wishes for holiday dinners by collecting $3,190 which was enough money to purchase hams or turkeys for the 200+ families serviced by the Hunger Defense Fund.
With both College of the Canyons and Santa Monica City College languishing near the cellar of the Western State Conference, something had to give at home on Saturday evening.
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Pink slips and going-out-of-business signs are becoming all too common in our communities. With Los Angeles County's unemployment rate at 9.5 percent in December, the severity of this economic downturn is becoming even more visible in our neighborhoods. Already, hundreds of vital infrastructure projects - everything from highway expansions, school construction and levee repairs - have been stopped, putting even more Californians out of work. The nation's economic picture is grim, and some proposals to ...
Don't ask, don't tell. The policy is pretty self-explanatory. Gays choosing to serve in the armed forces in this country are called upon to keep their sexuality a private matter, and their commanders are not to question them about it. To some who support the homosexual lifestyle, this policy appears discriminatory and unfair, and they believe that it should not be allowed. In actuality, this policy was developed to protect homosexuals, their fellow troops and ...
A few hundred fans cheered on actor, MTV host and skateboard star Jason "Wee Man" Acuna Saturday at Chronic Tacos' grand re-opening in Saugus, an event which doubled as a community celebration and fundraiser for an upcoming autism awareness concert.
Where in the world did I, and most Americans, acquire our overwhelming sense of entitlement to the Earth's natural resources?
Hot Wheels exhibit in Santa Paula The California Oil Museum will be showing "Hot Wheels: 40 years of Playing and Collecting" through Feb. 17. Exhibit available for viewing Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $1/youth and free for members. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Info: (805) 933-0076. Farmer's Market at COC parking lot The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A man accused of the 1988 beating of an 11-year-old boy at a Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in Saugus was arrested, authorities say.
The District Attorney filed one felony count of extortion on Jose Gregorio Friday, said Sgt. John Bomben, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Community Interaction Team.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial told the judge Wednesday they are unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her one-time boyfriend, prompting the judge to send them back to the deliberation room to work through their differences.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wendy Greuel is thanking supporters who tried to make her Los Angeles' first woman mayor.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials have identified a man found dead at the University of California, Los Angeles, campus after an apparent fall from a building.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Republican has won a hotly contested state Senate contest in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with his top Democratic rival conceding Wednesday that the race will not go to a runoff.
NORWALK - Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) began construction today on a $302 million project on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) that will ease traffic congestion for 230,000 motorists daily - and provide jobs for Southern California.
(Sacramento, CA) – More than 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking or texting during April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The citations written by CHP officers as well as over 250 local law enforcement agencies across the state match the number handed to drivers in last year's April campaign. The monthly number of cell phone tickets outside of ...
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities at his home early Wednesday while being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says two infants are among 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles voters have approved a proposition limiting the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a caustic campaign in which he depicted his fellow Democrat as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
Finally, an issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on:
Obama and his minions are mired up to their eyeballs in scandals, what with Benghazigate, the IRS targeting of conservative groups for harassment, and the Justice Departments secret grab of Associated Press phone records, not to mention the lingering Operation Fast & Furious debacle.