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:Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2009. There are 14 days left in the year.
How funny that Gary Horton's column ("Don't mess with Texas," Nov. 25) is the first one I've read that caused me to want to write.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed." The proposal's demise came as Senate Democratic leaders and the White House sought agreement with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., to become the 60th supporter of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - the ...
Frolick in mounds of real snow as Power Chevrolet hosts a free winter wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to dusk.
BURBANK, Calif., and WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the holiday spirit of giving, Disney, together with Youth Service America (YSA), today announced Disney's Friends for Change Grants to help kids that are making environmentally friendly changes in their communities. Disney's Friends for Change is a program that encourages kids everywhere to take steps together with their friends to help the planet. The Friends for Change Grants will fund kids' projects that help the environment and will look ...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Tuesday released the following opening statement for the markup of H. Res. 924-a Resolution of Inquiry which would force the Department of Defense to provide all information that refers or relates to the trial or detention of the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon:
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) kicked off their 2009-10 "What a Difference a Book Makes" literacy campaign and book drive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose powerful behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. led to the departure of former chief Michael Eisner, has died. He was 79. The company announced that Disney died Wednesday in Newport Beach, Calif., after a yearlong bout with stomach cancer.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has awarded football equipment grants to youth leagues and high school programs throughout California, including Golden Valley High School and the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Association.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tuesday's edition of Roll Call included an op-ed written by U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, which outlines some of the challenging national security issues facing the second session of the 111th Congress.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Sheriff Lee Baca, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and police chiefs from more than 20 cities to launch a new public-private partnership that will offer rewards to anonymous tipsters who provide information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals.
A Canyon Country woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after she forged the signature of senior citizen on insurance documents for a commission, authorities announced Wednesday.
Frontier Toyota/Scion in the Valencia Auto Center, located in the city of Santa Clarita, is sponsoring a Christmas food drive for the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. Starting Dec. 14 and ending Dec. 20, Frontier Toyota/Scion invites the public to drop off non-perishable food items in turn for raffle tickets. On Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., the dealership will draw winning tickets for some great prizes.
College of the Canyons will hold a training exercise from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Valencia campus. The drill serves as a way to train COC's staff in case of a real emergency.
Power Chevrolet will host a free Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday. Guests are invited to play in mounds of real snow, enjoy a cup of soothing hot cocoa and snack on holiday treats. Power Chevrolet is located at 23820 Creekside Road, Valencia 91355, in the Valencia Auto Center. For more information, call (888) 550-5689.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.
DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.
California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.