"Informed choices." That is what Supervisor Mike Antonovich says he wants for the people of West Ranch, Castaic and Tesoro del Valle. That is not what they'll be making when they vote Nov. 3 unless a number of things change - and fast. At issue is nothing less than the future governance of the communities immediately west and north of Santa Clarita city limits. Do residents of those areas want to form their own city? ...
Placerita Junior High School and Golden Oak Adult School are working together to create a computer lab for students from both of the William S. Hart Union High School District schools to use.
Students work on their creations at COC's Culinary Institute.
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:
America has lost its moral compass. Adrift in the sea of Obamunism, and embracing moral relativism with the enthusiasm of a liberal attending his first ACLU meeting, we have become like Captain Jack Sparrow's compass - the needle, rather than pointing in the right direction, points to wherever you want it to go. With the people's deposing of Manuel Zelaya, the leftist Honduran dictator who tried to hijack his country's constitution by staying in office ...
On July 18, my wife and I were victims of a hate crime in the Vons parking lot on Lyons. We have a "Yes on 8" sticker on the back of our van which we were approaching with our groceries when I noticed three young men "hanging out" not far from our vehicle. I didn't pay any attention to them as we loaded our bags into the van. But when we began to get in ...
I have recently dealt with bladder cancer; fortunately I paid for private insurance and received good treatment.
Obtaining a loan in this economic climate may seem difficult. However, Santa Clarita Valley business owners should keep in mind that financial institutions are in business to provide loans. While each institution may vary in its loan offerings, requirements and terms, here are several general tips that may help you prepare for the small business loan process and help boost your appeal as a viable loan candidate. The first step in the loan process is ...
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 474 votes from late afternoon Friday, July 17 to late afternoon Friday, July 24, 2009. Question: "Should the state legalize and tax marijuana to reduce the budget deficit?" * Sure, why not? (293 votes) * No way! (156 votes) * Don't care (25 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current Reader Meter poll, in which the ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers on Friday approved a complex package of spending cuts, local government raids and accounting maneuvers to fill California's gigantic budget deficit, providing hope that the state might begin a slow climb out of a deep financial hole. The legislative package of about 30 bills, with final passage coming in the Assembly in the afternoon after an all-night session, was similar to the deal announced earlier this week by Gov. Arnold ...
Castaic Lake Water Agency along with the Madison at Town Center and Infinity MedSpa present Michael John and the Bottom Line for the next concert in the 11th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series on Friday, July 24 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex. Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in the gallery. One, a woman he "married" at age 8, wiped away a tear.
Santa Clarita Valley business owners Bob Ramirez and Chris Handley have combined talents and expertise in marketing and technology to offer a series of training seminars for local business people and entrepreneurs interested in learning how to market and advertise their businesses through social media outlets Facebook and Twitter, and using blogs and video.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- It pays to be a Del Taco Raving Fan! All summer long at Six Flags Magic Mountain in the Santa Clarita Valley, Del Taco is giving its raving fans an exclusive thrill -- the chance to become part of the X2 Late Night Crew, where they will ride the park's most extreme and thrilling ride, X2, after hours on Friday nights throughout the summer. Launched in 2007, Six Flags Magic Mountain's ...
The city of Santa Clarita's 2009 "Concerts in the Park" series continues this Saturday, July 25 with a performance by the Doo Wah Riders, who will bring their brand of energetic country music to the Central Park stage at 7 p.m.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
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