Italy! On our trip to Rome and Tuscany last summer, we were reminded how much we love Italian wines. After spending a few days in Rome visiting the usual sights, we looked forward to our train ride to Tuscany and our journey through the hill towns and wine regions.
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival takes place inside Hart Park and at Heritage Junction this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No style of music has taken more of a beating over the years than heavy metal. Critics don't respect it, kids are more likely to spend their allowances on hip-hop, and parents stopped worrying long ago about whether Black Sabbath was going to turn their teens into devil worshippers.
On Friday, Oct. 30, Stonefeather will headline the first ever Halloween Show presented by FTM Entertainment at the Vu Ultra Bar in Newhall, Calif. The lineup will include other local bands Maxwell Smart, Odaal, A Sounding Sea, The Victor Ship, and Fentruck. Fans are encouraged to wear their best costume and come ready to start Halloween early.
"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" includes good Vampires, evil Vampaneze, a Wolf-Man, a Bearded Lady, a Monkey Girl with a long tail, a Snake Boy, a dwarf with a four-foot forehead and a spider the size of your shoe, and they're all boring as hell. The movie has good special effects and suitably gruesome characters, but it's bloodless.
"Astro Boy" is yet another animated comedy in which the hero, who is about the same age as his target audience, is smarter, braver and stronger than the adults in his world. Toby is also a quick learner; after he dies in an accident, he's reborn inside a robot that looks just like him and retains all of his memories. His father, in fact, treats him just like the original Toby. But "Toby is dead!" my inner logician insisted. Here's a good question: Does Astro Boy with Toby's memory wonder why he is a robot and can ...
I am drawn to every news story about the attempts, which still continue, to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937. It's pretty clear she ditched at sea, but you just never know. Those clues found on a Pacific atoll are tantalizing. It is not her disappearance but her life that fascinates me.
Finally someone in Congress is telling it like it is. The party of "No!" has not one relevant idea regarding health care fixes.
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."
Flu shots are an important preventative measure toward providing vital and potentially life-saving protection against illness. In light of current events, including a rise in the number of flu virus cases, this fall is perhaps one of the most important times to take advantage of the protection flu shots can provide.
President Barack Obama recognizes the responsibility ensuing to the Office of the President of the United States. As he continues to do what is right for all, he undoubtedly will make some people angry. I have exorbitant respect for anyone who will step up and do what is right, even in the wake of adversity.
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:
In his letter to the editor ("Symptoms of failed health care," Oct. 3) Dr. Gene Dorio decries insurance companies for "standing between doctors and patients."
For a fellow that many considered quite strange, Michael Jackson really got some things right when it came to planning for his estate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction Monday of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones made a habit of winning big games at the Saddledome during his Western Hockey League career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 22 of his 37 points in the first quarter and made 14 of 16 shots before fouling out, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
A Signal reader's complaint about apparent Santa Clarita City Council campaign signs placed in the Newhall roundabout produced a bit of a mystery Monday: the candidate whose name is on the offending placards says he knows nothing about them.
It's so easy to love a lovable child. When she or he comes to you with open arms and says "I love you, Daddy", your heart melts. When this child does his chores without repeated urging, you can't help but love him. When she does her homework without you holding a metaphorical stick over her head, you can't help but love her. It's so easy to have loving, tender feelings toward a child who simply seems to do what obedient children do.
A recent study found women consume more social media than men, and this usage is occurring primarily on mobile devices.
For many of us, this time of year represents a little extra in our bank accounts from tax returns. It is a perfect time of year for identity thieves to strike. If you want to make he bad guy's job easier, here are some bad habits to keep up.
The College Board is once again redesigning the format and scoring of the SAT college-entrance exam.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.