OAKLAND -- Banks and credit unions collected nearly $24 billion in overdraft fees last year, an increase of 35 percent from just two years earlier, a new study by the Center for Responsible lending shows. Since Californians make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population, Californians shoulder an estimated $3 billion of the national total, assuming they are charged a proportionate share of these fees.
The College of the Canyons Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering Technologies (MSET) division will host a special physics presentation designed to shed scientific light on natural phenomena including rainbows, thunder and lightning.
From an evening movie on the lake to a vintage car show, Castaic Days Outdoor Festival offers residents several family-friendly activities Friday and Saturday.
Rob Kerchner's Letter to the Editor, "Bring back free market" (The Signal, Oct. 5), was absolutely ridiculous.
Thanks for the article ("Town hall meeting draws ire," Sept. 27), but in my humble opinion, the article is so skewed, I was wondering what meeting the reporter was writing about. My sister was unable to come on Sept. 26 and she was under the impression from this article that it was rowdy and kind of out of control.
Here is a review of the town hall meeting from a registered Independent: n The crowd seemed more like 500-700. The majority of those attending (about 75 percent) were obviously McKeon supporters. n As we were filing in, the woman in line behind me noticed the people dressed up as "Billionaires for health care" and said, "I don't think they are on our side." n The Signal report ("Town hall meeting ...
As teams take the field in a battle for victory, fans head into "Tailgateville," firing up the grill and cooking a pre-game feast.
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More than 250 runners race off the starting line in the Kiwanis 18th annual 5K run on Sunday morning. Saugus Olympian Allyson Felix, center right in black pants, was the Honorary Chair of the event, which was a collaboration between the Kiwanis and the SCV Senior Center.
Patrick Morrison's "Garden and Nightlife" paintings will be on display at COC until Oct, 31.
Saugus High School's student government held its first blood drive of the year recently, with more than 150 donors participating, and collected enough blood to save 400 lives.
Students at Saugus High School are invited to learn more about the unseen war in northern Uganda and its effect on the children of that country during a screening of "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" on Oct. 12.
Last week I wrote that I'd be sending my upcoming columns from the University of Pennsylvania.
A common perception in the rest of the business community is that "everyone who works at a bank is a vice president."
The West Ranch Wildcat Marching Band and Color Guard have been competing for only four years. In that time, it has grown from parade exhibitions to a Division 2A contender and into the Division 3A Champions and High Auxiliary for the last two years. This year, the band will move into the 5A Division making the West Ranch team the largest competitive high school marching band in the Santa Clarita Valley. The West Ranch High ...
SANTA CLARITA - Dr. Patrick Robert Robbie, a longtime volunteer at the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, died in his sleep Sunday. He was 80.
Widespread hard freezes are expected tonight and Thursday night as frigid weather hits the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, including coastal plains that are usually immune to frosty conditions, National Weather Service forecasters said.
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"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by both crash trauma and fire when the Porsche in which he was a passenger slammed into a light standard and at least one tree Saturday, then exploded into flames.
A memorial is planned Sunday for those who wish to pay their respects to Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, both of whom died in a car accident in Valencia last weekend.
SANTA CLARITA - Residents will have a chance to view artwork from local artists at the "Joy of Art" holiday reception and open house hosted by the Santa Clarita Artists' Association on Friday inside the gallery in the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family's gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.