According to the 2000 U.S. Census, blended families now outnumber traditional families in the United States. This trend is expected to continue as divorce rates rise and mortality improves. A blended family includes your spouse with children or assets from your present and former marriages.
Andrea Nelson Pohlot, co-founder of SCV-Family, the parent company of SCVMomsBlog.com, is leaving the company to pursue an exciting new opportunity and launch her own consulting business.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will host a "Safe and Secure Collection Event" at College of the Canyons' main campus in Valencia on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita will increase the frequency of street sweeping throughout all areas of the city beginning Oct. 25.
The Fil-Am Association of SCV, Inc. hosts its annual Academic Program workshop Oct. 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the organization's mission to engage, promote, preserve and maintain Filipino heritage.
As usual, Uncle Earl wants to share his opinions on the ballot propositions for our upcoming election. So, pencil in hand, I furiously scribbled down his comments:
Canyon Country library users must be furious. The county and city are playing power games, resulting in the Canyon Country library staying closed and with taxpayers' money in limbo.
Well, the Santa Clarita City Council has opened Pandora's box. Now that the city has decided to go with a for-profit library system, which will not take over until next year, the county has logically decided - and rightly so - that it will not spend any more money finishing the re-remodeling of the Canyon Country library. It was supposed to reopen this fall.
For many years, I have listened to and read about various murder trials, sentencing and death-row fights to save the defendants who have been put on death row to await their fate.
Four years can change a lot. At least that's what state Sen. Tony Strickland is banking on in his race to be elected California's top money manager.
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.
HOLLYWOOD -- On the day when rock icon John Lennon would have become a septuagenarian, thousands of fans from around the world gathered to remember the floppy-haired lad from Liverpool who just wanted to give peace a chance.
"Now, this needs to be kept secret until I file the lawsuit and the city is served," said the gravelly voice of Don Ricketts through the telephone, with a conspiratorial tone that I knew revealed a twinkle in his eye.
In The Signal's article on Save Our Library's suit to block privatization of the libraries ("City sued over libraries," Oct. 5), the city attorney assured the public that the proposed contract with Library Systems & Services LLC (LSSI) will fully protect library patrons' privacy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.
As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.